Matt Forbes record John Storm Memorial points haul

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Newly crowned Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Modified Champion Matt Forbes (Ballarat, Victoria) has capped a stunning season with a record points haul in the calculations for the John Storm Memorial Trophy.

The prestigious award is presented to the Sportsman racer who amasses the most total points accrued over the entire Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series.

Forbes stellar season included two double victories winning Modified and Super Gas in the same event at Portland and Calder Park becoming the first Sportsman racer to achieve the feat before repeating to become the first Sportsman racer to do it twice in one season.

Racing across three brackets at selected events, Forbes accrued 1000 points in Top Sportsman, Modified and Super Gas.

Craig Geddes who previously won the award in 2014 finished second on 630 points following a dominant season in Competition Eliminator.

Third place went to John Kapiris on 510 points in a year he secured his fourth Super Sedan Championship in a row.

“One of our proudest accomplishments was scoring over 1000 ANDRA Championship points for the season,” said Forbes.

“To achieve this meant winning lots of rounds of racing in all cars!

“To race in three brackets requires excellent preparation and mental strength. Full tree, pro tree, fixed index, DYO, door car, dragster and roadster. We have a lot of fun and have some more changes and challenges – as if we need more (laughs) – coming for the new season!

“My team of marketing partners are incredible… we cannot keep the big wheels rolling without their dedication to our program. They really do love it as much as we love having them as part of our team.

“Lucas Oil Products, Sunset Performance Engines, Paul Rogers PerformanceTransmissions, APD carbs and Todd Barton Design. Thank you for Championship number #3 in four years.”

The 2015/2016 Professional Racers Cup, awarded to the most successful ANDRA Division Group One categories contested at the Australian Nationals, was once again swept up by the South Queensland Division followed closely by Victoria/Tasmania in the runner up spot.

The ANDRA Shield, recognising the most successful ANDRA Division in Groups Two, Three and Four at the Australian Nationals, was won by the Victoria/Tasmania Division followed by South Australia in a distant second placing.

For all 2015/2016 Division Champions, please see below.

2015/2016 Division Champions
Western Australia
Competition David Dequen
Super Stock Kim Fardella
Competition Bike Brett Ghedina
Super Compact
Supercharged Outlaws Darren White
Top Sportsman
Modified Simon Lekias
Super Sedan
Modified Bike Gordon Crawford
Super Street Paul Garbellini
Junior Dragster Michael Naylor
Super Gas

South Australia
Competition Michael Davies
Super Stock Jim Ioannidis
Competition Bike
Super Compact David Clark
Supercharged Outlaws David Thornton
Top Sportsman Paul Russo
Modified Simon Barlow
Super Sedan John Kapiris
Modified Bike Bryan Finn
Super Street Kylie Tanner
Junior Dragster Kelly Donnelly
Super Gas Jeff Romeo

Victoria/ Tasmania
Competition Craig Geddes
Super Stock Les Heintz
Competition Bike Robert Cassar
Super Compact Andrew Dyson
Supercharged Outlaws Doina Day
Top Sportsman Stuart McBain
Modified Matt Forbes
Super Sedan Enio Marrocco
Modified Bike Gavin Dohnt
Super Street Garth O’Hehir
Junior Dragster Daniel Carranza
Super Gas Matt Forbes

New South Wales
Competition Kit Hunter
Super Stock John Kuiper
Competition Bike Niki Zakrzewski
Super Compact Matt Lisle
Supercharged Outlaws Peter Byrne
Top Sportsman Jason Stares
Modified Travis Liefting
Super Sedan Marco Tolomeo
Modified Bike Wally Hosta
Super Street John Kerr
Junior Dragster Natalie Bishop
Super Gas Darrell Stephen

South Queensland
Super Stock Jodanna Pullen
Competition Bike Paul Pires
Super Compact
Supercharged Outlaws Christine Steffens
Top Sportsman Brendan Edyvane
Modified Paul Doeblien
Super Sedan David Foreman
Modified Bike Phil White
Super Street Robert Winterburn
Junior Dragster Eden Ward
Super Gas Dale O’Dwyer

Northern Australia
Super Stock
Competition Bike
Super Compact
Supercharged Outlaws Adam Murrihy
Top Sportsman
Modified Katie Cunningham
Super Sedan
Modified Bike Ace Edwards
Super Street
Junior Dragster Andrew Tinney
Super Gas


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