2000 Konica V8 Lites Series

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The 2000 Konica V8 Lites Series was an Australian touring car series held for V8 Supercars. It was the first time a second tier series was held for V8 Supercar. The season began on 26 March 2000 at the Eastern Creek Raceway and finished on 27 August at Mallala Motor Sport Park. The season consisted of five rounds across four different states.

The series was won by Dean Canto who won five of the fifteen races of the series and finished 31 points ahead of Matthew White. Wayne Wakefield was third in the championship.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers have competed during the 2000 Konica V8 Lites Series season.[1]

Team No Driver Car
Eastern Creek Karts 20 Garry Holt Ford EL Falcon
Harris Racing 30 Craig Harris Ford EL Falcon
88 Craig Bastian
Gearbox Motorsport 36 Gary Quartly Holden VS Commodore
Neil Schembri Holden VS Commodore
Ford EL Falcon
Scotty Taylor Racing 37 Bill Attard
Roger Hurd
Holden VS Commodore
South Pacific Motor Racing 38 Peter Field
Shane Howison
Holden VS Commodore
Sieders Racing Team 42 Bill Sieders Ford EL Falcon
56 John Falk Ford EB Falcon
Ford EL Falcon
Luke Sieders Ford EL Falcon
Mal Rose Racing 44 Mal Rose Holden VS Commodore
Dean Canto Racing 45 Dean Canto Ford EL Falcon
Daily Planet Racing 47 John Trimbole Holden VS Commodore
Trevor Crittenden Motorsport 57 Daniel Natoli
Tim Toth
Holden VS Commodore
Halliday Motor Sport 61 Ross Halliday Ford EL Falcon
Robert Smith Racing 72 Robert Smith Holden VS Commodore
Terry Wyhoon Racing 76 Matthew White Holden VS Commodore
125 Terry Wyhoon
V8 Racing 77 Craig Bastian
Richard Mork
Holden VS Commodore
Rowse Motorsport 81 Tim Rowse Holden VP Commodore
Miller Racing 84 Daniel Miller Holden VS Commodore
The Race Centre 87 Rod Salmon Ford EL Falcon
Stone Brothers Racing 89 David Besnard Ford EL Falcon
Geoff Kendrick 92 Geoff Kendrick Holden VS Commodore
John Faulkner Racing 96 Ryan McLeod Holden VS Commodore
Graphic Skills Racing 97 Wayne Wakefield Holden VS Commodore
Riverlea Motorsport 127 Chris Butler Holden VS Commodore
Power Racing 500 Alan Heath Ford EL Falcon
Peter Hansen 550 Peter Hansen Ford EL Falcon

Race calendar[edit]

Round Date Circuit Location Winning driver
1 25–26 March Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney Dean Canto
2 6–7 May Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria Ryan McLeod
3 17–18 June Oran Park Raceway Sydney Dean Canto
4 5–6 August Lakeside International Raceway Brisbane, Queensland David Besnard
5 26–27 August Mallala Motor Sport Park Mallala, South Australia David Besnard

Results and standings[edit]

The season consisted of five rounds across four different states. Each round consisted of three races. Points were awarded for the top ten race positions in each race.

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Points 20 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Drivers championship[edit]

Pos Driver EAS[2] PHI ORA[3] LAK[4] MAL[5] Pts
1 Dean Canto 3 2 1 5 4 2 1 3 1 3 1 10 2 1 2 229
2 Matthew White 2 3 3 3 3 3 5 1 Ret 5 4 2 3 2 3 198
3 Wayne Wakefield 1 Ret Ret 1 1 5 3 Ret 8 2 2 4 5 5 4 164
4 Ryan McLeod 4 1 2 2 2 1 7 6 Ret 4 Ret 5 4 10 6 157
5 David Besnard 1 3 1 1 3 1 108
6 Craig Harris Ret DNS DNS 4 DNS 4 2 4 10 Ret 8 Ret 6 4 5 87
7 Daniel Miller 7 9 8 7 7 13 6 Ret 3 8 6 6 Ret DNS 7 72
8 Garry Holt 5 5 4 Ret DNS DNS 8 5 7 7 7 8 Ret 9 12 70
9 Mal Rose 4 2 Ret 9 5 3 54
10 Neil Schembri 6 4 5 11 9 5 10 12 DNS Ret DNS DNS 43
Terry Wyhoon 8 7 9 12 Ret 6 10 11 6 DNS 9 7 7 11 DNS 43
12 Richard Mork 12 8 6 17 8 2 Ret 10 Ret 12 13 16 33
13 Rod Salmon Ret DNS DNS 8 5 Ret 9 13 11 6 16 9 13 Ret 13 26
14 Chris Butler Ret DNS DNS 6 Ret Ret 13 Ret 4 Ret Ret 8 24
15 Geoff Kendrick 9 6 7 16
16 Alan Heath 9 6 10 11
17 Craig Bastian 9 6 Ret 11 Ret 11 10
Tim Rowse 11 10 DNS 10 11 11 Ret 7 9 Ret DNS DNS Ret DNS DNS 10
19 Peter Field 13 DNS 13 15 DNS 10 11 7 11 7
Ross Halliday 15 11 12 13 10 7 16 Ret Ret 12 15 12 15 12 Ret 7
21 Bill Attard Ret DNS DNS 14 9 8 15 12 12 6
Roger Hurd 14 14 14 14 8 9 6
23 Luke Sieders 11 Ret 11 8 DNS DNS 4
Robert Smith 14 12 11 11 8 12 DNS Ret Ret 16 Ret 14 4
25 Bill Sieders 10 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 18 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret 10 DNS 15 3
26 John Falk 16 13 14 Ret Ret 9 14 Ret DNS 2
27 Shane Howison 12 10 Ret Ret DNS DNS 1
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2000 Konica V8 Lites Series Round 4 Lakeside International Raceway. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing Group. 5–6 August 2000. 
  2. ^ "ARDC Eastern Creek International Raceway 26/03/2000 Konica V8 Lites Series – Round 1". National Software. 26 March 2000. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Oran Park – Sydney 18/06/2000 2000 Konica V8 Lites Series – Round 3". National Software. 18 June 2000. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Lakeside International Raceway 06/08/2000 2000 Konica V8 Lites Series – Round 4". National Software. 6 August 2000. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Mallala Motorsport Park 27/08/2000 2000 Konica V8 Lites Series – Round 5". National Software. 27 August 2000. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 

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