1999 Shell Championship Series

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1999 V8 Supercar season
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The 1999 Shell Championship Series was a motor racing series for V8 Supercars which began on 28 March 1999 at Eastern Creek Raceway and ended on 14 November at the Mount Panorama Circuit after 13 rounds. Australia’s national title series for V8 Supercar drivers, the Australian Touring Car Championship, was renamed for 1999 in what was essentially a marketing decision, however the winner of the newly named series was also awarded the 1999 Australian Touring Car Championship title by CAMS.[1] 1999 was the first season since 1977 in which the longer distance, endurance race events were included in the championship.

This series was won by Holden Racing Team driver Craig Lowndes.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following drivers and teams competed in the 1999 V8 Supercar Championship Series. The series consisted of 11 rounds of sprint racing and two rounds (the Queensland 500 and the Bathurst 1000) of endurance racing with each car shared by two drivers.

Team Car Car # Drivers Endurance Event Drivers
Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore 1 Australia Craig Lowndes Australia Paul Morris
2 Australia Mark Skaife
Holden VS Commodore 15 Australia Cameron McConville
Lansvale Racing Team Holden VS Commodore 3 Australia Trevor Ashby
Australia Steve Reed
28 Australia Rodney Forbes Australia Geoff Full
Stone Brothers Racing Ford AU Falcon 4 Australia Jason Bright New Zealand Craig Baird
Glenn Seton Racing Ford AU Falcon 5 Australia Glenn Seton Australia Geoff Brabham
Australia Neal Bates
Ford EL Falcon
Ford AU Falcon
6 Australia Neil Crompton
Gibson Motorsport Holden VT Commodore 7 New Zealand Steven Richards
12 New Zealand Greg Murphy
73 Australia David Parsons
Australia David Parsons
Perkins Engineering Holden VT Commodore 8 Australia Russell Ingall
11 Australia Larry Perkins
Larkham Motor Sport Ford AU Falcon 10 Australia Mark Larkham Australia Brad Jones
Imrie Motor Sport Holden VS Commodore 14 Australia Mike Imrie Australia Rodney Crick
Holden Young Lions Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
15 Australia Todd Kelly
Holden VS Commodore 99 Australia Mark Noske
McDougall Motorsport Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
16 Australia Dugal McDougall Australia Andrew Miedecke
Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon 17 Australia Dick Johnson
Australia Steven Johnson
Australia Steven Ellery
18 New Zealand Paul Radisich
Wayne Gardner Racing Holden VT Commodore 19 Australia Wayne Gardner Australia David Brabham
Colourscan Motorsport Ford EL Falcon
Ford AU Falcon
22 Australia Danny Osborne
Australia Brett Peters
Ford EL Falcon 42 Australia Mark Williams**
Australia Scott Fleming**
Romano Racing Holden VS Commodore 24 Australia Paul Romano Australia Tomas Mezera*
Australia Darren Hossack**
Longhurst Racing Ford AU Falcon 25 Australia Tony Longhurst Australia Adam Macrow
M3 Motorsport Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
26 Australia Peter Doulman
Australia John Cotter
Terry Finnigan Holden VS Commodore 27 Australia Terry Finnigan
Australia Darren Pate
Greg Crick Motorsport Ford EL Falcon 30 Australia Greg Crick
Harris Racing Ford EL Falcon 30 Australia Craig Harris Australia Tim Shaw
Steven Ellery Racing Ford EL Falcon 31 Australia Steven Ellery
Tomas Mezera Motorsport Holden VT Commodore 32 Australia Tomas Mezera Australia Tony Ricciardello
Pro-Duct Motorsport Holden VS Commodore 33 Australia Allan McCarthy
Australia Phil Ward
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
34 Australia Garth Tander Australia Greg Ritter
Australia Matthew Coleman*
Australia Steve Owen**
Holden VT Commodore 35 Australia Jason Bargwanna
Schembri Motorsport Holden VS Commodore 36 Australia Neil Schembri
Australia Gary Quartly
Scotty Taylor Racing Holden VS Commodore 37 Australia Bill Attard Australia Alan Taylor
South Pacific Motor Sport Holden VS Commodore 38 Australia Peter Field**
Australia Shane Howison**
Challenge Motorsport Holden VS Commodore 39 Australia Chris Smerdon Australia Mal Rose*
Australia Charlie Cox**
Greenfield Mowers Racing Ford EL Falcon 40 Australia Cameron McLean Australia Wayne Park*
United Kingdom John Cleland**
Simon Emerzidis Holden VS Commodore
Ford EL Falcon
41 Australia Garry Willmington
Ford EL Falcon 54 Australia Simon Emerzidis
Paul Weel Racing Ford AU Falcon 43 Australia Paul Weel Australia Greg Crick
John Faulkner Racing Holden VT Commodore 46 New Zealand John Faulkner New Zealand Simon Wills
Holden VS Commodore 96 Australia Cameron McConville
Australia Paul Dumbrell
Australia Matthew White
Daily Planet Racing Holden VS Commodore 47 Australia John Trimbole Australia Kevin Heffernan
Rod Smith Racing Holden VS Commodore 48 Australia D'arcy Russell Australia Grant Johnson
Layton Crambrook Holden VS Commodore 49 Australia Layton Crambrook Australia Dean Crosswell
Clive Wiseman Racing Holden VS Commodore 50 Australia Michael Donaher Australia Dean Lindstrom
Australia Melinda Price
Charles Ryman Ford EL Falcon 51 Australia Wayne Wakefield
Barry Morcom Holden VS Commodore 52 Australia Barry Morcom
Rod Nash Racing Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
55 Australia Rod Nash Australia Dean Wanless
Pretty Motorsport Holden VS Commodore 60 Australia Nathan Pretty
Australia Nicole Pretty
New Zealand Andrew Fawcett
James Rosenberg Racing Holden VT Commodore 66 Australia Mark Poole Australia Tony Scott
Briggs Motor Sport Ford AU Falcon 70 Australia John Briggs Australia Tim Leahey
Ford EL Falcon 80 Australia Bob Thorn Australia Todd Wanless
Robert Smith Racing Holden VS Commodore 72 Australia David Parsons
Challenge Recruitment Holden VS Commodore 73 Australia David Parsons
98 Australia David Parsons
Paul Little Racing Ford AU Falcon 75 Australia Anthony Tratt Australia Alan Jones
V8 Racing Holden VS Commodore 77 Australia Richard Mork Australia Christian D'Agostin
Cadillac Productions Ford EL Falcon 79 Australia Mike Conway
Australia Bob Jones
Australia Ric Shaw
Rowse Motorsport Holden VP Commodore 81 Australia Tim Rowse**
Australia Ron Barnacle**
Miller Racing Holden VS Commodore 84 Australia Daniel Miller Australia Tony Ricciardello*
Australia Geoff Kendrick**
Rod Salmon Holden VS Commodore 87 Australia Damien White Australia Rod Salmon
Geoff Kendrick Holden VS Commodore 92 Australia Geoff Kendrick
Graphic Skills Racing Holden VS Commodore 97 Australia Wayne Wakefield
Australia Dean Canto
Owen Parkinson Racing Holden VS Commodore 98 Australia Gary Baxter
Australia Kerryn Brewer
Australia Wayne Wakefield
Australia Kim Jane
Australia Dean Canto
Power Racing Ford EL Falcon 134 Australia Alan Heath Australia Warren Luff*
Australia Michael Donaher**
PAE Motorsport Ford EL Falcon
Ford AU Falcon
600 Australia John Bowe New Zealand Jim Richards

* = Drove in Queensland 500 only

** = Drove in Bathurst 1000 only

Season review[edit]

Results and Standings[edit]

Race Calendar[edit]

The 1999 Shell Championship Series consisted of 13 rounds which included eleven sprint rounds of two or three races and two endurance races (Queensland 500 and FAI 1000). It was the first time since 1977 that endurance races had been included in the championship.

Rd. Race Title
Circuit
City / State Date Winner Team Report
1 Eastern Creek Raceway Eastern Creek, New South Wales 26–28 March Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team
2 Sensational Adelaide 500
Adelaide Street Circuit
Adelaide, South Australia 8–11 April Craig Lowndes Holden Racing Team report
3 Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia 30 April – 2 May Craig Lowndes Holden Racing Team
4 Phillip Island Phillip Island, Victoria 14–16 May Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team
5 Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory 4–6 June Jason Bright Stone Brothers Racing
6 Sandown International Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 25–27 June Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team
7 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 9–11 July Garth Tander Garry Rogers Motorsport
8 Calder Park Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 23–25 July Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team
9 Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania 6–8 August Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team
10 Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 20–22 August Jason Bargwanna Garry Rogers Motorsport
11 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 3–5 September Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team
12 Queensland 500
Queensland Raceway
Ipswich, Queensland 17–19 September Russell Ingall
Larry Perkins
Perkins Engineering report
13 FAI 1000
Mount Panorama Circuit
Bathurst, New South Wales 11–14 November Steven Richards
Greg Murphy
Gibson Motorsport report

Drivers Championship[edit]

Pos Driver Penalty Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Rd 12 Rd 13 Pts
1 Craig Lowndes 0 140 300 150 142 88 142 134 50 94 138 264 276 1918
2 Russell Ingall 0 106 248 72 122 122 80 96 88 122 132 100 300 216 1804
3 Mark Skaife 0 146 60 96 146 112 146 112 142 146 100 150 36 264 1656
4 Glenn Seton 0 118 220 136 130 96 114 48 114 110 Ret 78 252 240 1656
5 Garth Tander 0 128 96 66 66 124 122 136 132 76 124 124 276 Ret 1470
6 Greg Murphy 0 94 268 24 48 62 90 86 44 116 44 24 228 300 1428
7 Steven Richards 0 38 196 104 112 16 46 48 34 62 74 52 228 300 1310
8 Jason Bright 0 84 244 124 78 138 118 118 44 62 134 132 Ret Ret 1276
9 Larry Perkins 0 82 144 82 DNS 90 84 Ret 76 88 0 70 300 216 1232
10 Dick Johnson 0 42 124 54 88 80 92 22 50 88 52 216 252 1160
11 Jason Bargwanna 0 94 136 52 Ret 110 46 70 50 132 150 32 276 Ret 1148
12 Neil Crompton 0 18 98 80 8 40 32 112 38 88 55 46 252 240 1107
13 John Bowe 0 26 152 56 108 114 62 114 124 90 60 88 84 Ret 1078
14 Tony Longhurst 0 102 64 72 84 84 76 74 90 70 62 52 Ret Ret 830
15 John Faulkner 0 54 8 62 82 36 62 74 92 38 100 24 192 Ret 824
16 Paul Radisich 0 36 Ret 110 64 60 128 118 62 Ret 124 110 Ret Ret 812
17 Cameron McConville 0 54 Ret 102 74 264 276 770
18 Cameron McLean 0 46 180 78 24 14 70 21 68 56 54 110 Ret Ret 721
19 Mark Noske 0 82 196 38 54 68 22 Ret Ret 228 688
20 David Parsons 0 5 88 26 28 7 20 24 58 Ret 6 240 168 670
21 Mark Larkham 0 46 72 62 20 54 62 84 44 44 13 8 108 Ret 617
22 Steve Reed 0 52 56 68 37 28 42 204 108 595
23 Steven Johnson 0 108 216 252 576
24 Paul Weel 0 42 32 20 Ret 18 56 12 20 132 204 536
25 Trevor Ashby 0 30 72 20 16 64 204 108 514
26 Paul Romano 0 20 Ret 76 82 Ret 20 46 76 34 Ret 144 498
27 Dugal McDougall 0 34 48 28 18 28 Ret 16 4 7 40 168 60 451
28 David 'Skippy' Parsons 0 30 8 240 168 446
29 Rodney Forbes 0 26 72 26 28 9 24 11 24 46 0 1 Ret 156 423
30 Greg Crick 0 37 132 204 373
31 Geoff Brabham 0 180 180 360
Neal Bates 0 180 180
33 Mick Donaher 0 24 132 26 36 46 1 14 54 22 Ret 355
34 Greg Ritter 0 156 192 348
35 Steve Ellery 0 70 32 52 44 28 116 Ret Ret 342
36 Todd Kelly 0 Ret 12 64 Ret 228 304
37 Paul Morris 0 36 264 300
38 Layton Crambrook 0 42 40 20 DNQ 144 Ret 246
39 Andrew Miedecke 0 168 60 228
40 Wayne Gardner 0 88 132 220
41 Rod Nash 0 Ret Ret 26 10 16 DNS Ret Ret 20 15 120 Ret 207
42 Simon Wills 0 192 Ret 192
Steve Owen 0 192
44 Peter Doulman 0 1 76 18 11 DNQ 3 72 Ret 181
45 Tomas Mezera 0 36 64 Ret 48 26 Ret Ret 174
46 Anthony Tratt 0 4 12 10 1 9 31 0 96 Ret 163
47 Mark Poole 0 40 2 Ret Ret 120 162
48 Matthew Coleman 0 156 156
Dean Lindstrom 0 60 96
Melinda Price 0 60 96
Geoff Full 0 Ret 156
52 Dean Crosswell 0 144 Ret 144
Darren Hossack 0 144
54 David Brabham 0 132 132
55 D'arcy Russell 0 40 6 3 2 DNQ Ret 72 123
56 John Briggs 0 DNS 28 Ret 0 62 20 10 Ret Ret 120
Dean Wanless 0 120 Ret
Tony Scott 0 Ret 120
59 Nathan Pretty 0 30 40 48 118
60 Brad Jones 0 108 Ret 108
61 Chris Smerdon 0 2 64 0 4 4 8 18 Ret Ret 100
62 Darren Pate 0 36 42 18 Ret 96
Alan Jones 0 96 Ret
64 Simon Emerzidis 0 0 32 28 8 10 12 Ret 90
65 Jim Richards 0 84 Ret 84
Neil Schembri 0 84
Gary Quartly 0 84
68 John Cotter 0 0 6 72 Ret 78
69 Grant Johnson 0 Ret 72 72
70 Mike Conway 0 2 20 0 Ret DNQ DNQ 48 Ret 70
71 Craig Harris 0 1 24 42 Ret 67
72 Wayne Wakefield 0 30 0 22 6 Ret 58
73 Ric Shaw 0 48 Ret 48
Andrew Fawcett 0 48
75 Danny Osborne 0 Ret Ret Ret 16 0 24 Ret 40
76 Terry Finnigan 0 36 Ret 36
Peter Field 0 36
Shane Howison 0 36
79 Mike Imrie 0 12 1 10 0 4 1 DNQ Ret Ret 28
80 Brett Peters 0 Ret 24 Ret 24
81 Phil Ward 0 20 DNS 20
82 Geoff Kendrick 0 8 9 Ret 17
83 Alan Heath 0 4 8 DNS 4 DNQ Ret Ret 16
84 Bob Thorn 0 Ret 6 Ret DNS 4 2 DNQ Ret Ret 12
Garry Willmington 0 0 12 Ret
86 Gary Baxter 0 9 9
87 Dean Canto 0 DNQ 6 Ret 6
88 Daniel Miller 0 DNS 4 DNS Ret Ret 4
Pos Driver Penalty Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Rd 12 Rd 13 Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Note:[2]

All rounds except Rounds 2, 12 & 13 were contested over three races.
Points were awarded on a 50–46–44–42–40–38–36–34–32–30–28–26–24–22–20–18–16–14–12–10–8–6–4–2–1 basis to the first 25 finishers in each race.
Round 2 was contested over two races.
Points were awarded on a 150–138–132–126–120–114–108–102–96–90–84–78–72–66–60–54–48–42–36–30–24–18–12–6–3 basis to the first 25 finishers in each race.
Rounds 12 & 13 were contested over a single race with two drivers per car.
Points were awarded on a 300–276–264–252–240–228–216–204–192–180–168–156–144–132–120–108–96–84–72–60–48–36–24–12–6 basis to the first 25 finishers in each race with both drivers scoring the full points for the position filled by their car.

See also[edit]

1999 Australian Touring Car season

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Titles Retrieved from www.camsmanual.com.au on 3 December 2008. Archived 14 May 2009.
  2. ^ V8 Supercars 1999 Review magazine, pages 102–105

External links[edit]