2002 V8 Supercar season

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2002 V8 Supercar season
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The 2002 V8 Supercar season was the 43rd year of touring car racing in Australia since the first runnings of the Australian Touring Car Championship and the fore-runner of the present day Bathurst 1000, the Armstrong 500.

There were 20 touring car race meetings held during 2002; a thirteen round series for V8 Supercars, the 2002 V8 Supercar Championship Series (VCS), two of them endurance races; a five round second tier V8 Supercar series 2002 Konica V8 Supercar Series (KVS) along with a non-point scoring race supporting the Bathurst 1000 and V8 Supercar support programme event at the 2002 Australian Grand Prix.

Season review[edit]

Results and standings[edit]

Race calendar[edit]

The 2002 Australian touring car season consisted of 20 events.

Date Series Circuit City / State Winner Team Car Report
1 - 3 Mar Netspace V8 Supercar Challenge Albert Park street circuit Melbourne, Victoria Craig Lowndes 00 Motorsport Ford AU Falcon report
16 - 17 Mar Clipsal 500 VCS Round 1 Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore report
31 Mar KVS Round 1 Wakefield Park Goulburn, New South Wales Dale Brede Harris Racing Ford AU Falcon
14 Apr VCS Round 2 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore
27 - 28 Apr VCS Round 3 Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore
5 May KVS Round 2 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria Paul Dumbrell Independent Race Cars Australia Holden VX Commodore
18–19 May VCS Round 4 Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore
8 - 9 Jun Stegbar 400 VCS Round 5 Canberra Street Circuit Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore
16 Jun KVS Round 3 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Paul Dumbrell Independent Race Cars Australia Holden VX Commodore
29 - 30 Jun VB 400 VCS Round 6 Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia Jason Bright Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore
7 Jul KVS Round 4 Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria Paul Dumbrell Independent Race Cars Australia Holden VX Commodore
28 Jul VCS Round 7 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore
4 Aug KVS Round 5 Mallala Motor Sport Park Adelaide, South Australia Paul Dumbrell Independent Race Cars Australia Holden VX Commodore
18 Aug VCS Round 8 Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria Jason Bright Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore
15 Sep VIP Pet Foods Queensland 500 VCS Round 9 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland David Besnard
Simon Wills
Stone Brothers Racing Ford AU Falcon report
6 - 7 Oct Konica V8 Supercar Challenge Race Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales Luke Youlden Steven Ellery Racing Ford AU Falcon report
Bob Jane T-Marts 1000 VCS Round 10 Mark Skaife
Jim Richards
Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore report
27 - 28 Oct FAI V8 Supercar Challenge VCS Round 11 Surfers Paradise street circuit Surfers Paradise, Queensland Jason Bargwanna Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VX Commodore
10 - 11 Nov Boost Mobile V8 International VCS Round 12 Pukekohe Park Raceway Pukekohe, New Zealand Greg Murphy K-Mart Racing Team Holden VX Commodore
30 Nov - 1 Dec Betta Electrical V8 Ultimate VCS Round 13 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria Marcos Ambrose Stone Brothers Racing Ford AU Falcon

Netspace V8 Supercar Challenge[edit]

This meeting was a support event of the 2002 Australian Grand Prix.

Driver No. Team Car Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
Australia Craig Lowndes 00 00 Motorsport Ford AU Falcon 12 5 1
Australia Russell Ingall 8 Castrol Perkins Racing Holden VX Commodore 3 4 2
Australia Garth Tander 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VX Commodore 8 9 3
Australia Jason Bright 2 Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore 1 1 4
New Zealand Steven Richards 16 Castrol Perkins Racing Holden VX Commodore 6 8 5
New Zealand Simon Wills 60 Briggs Motor Sport Ford AU Falcon 17 22 6
New Zealand Greg Murphy 51 K-Mart Racing Team Holden VX Commodore 7 6 7
Australia Jason Bargwanna 35 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VX Commodore 20 20 8
Australia Todd Kelly 15 K-Mart Racing Team Holden VX Commodore 14 7 9
Australia Marcos Ambrose 4 Stone Brothers Racing Ford AU Falcon 13 10 10
Australia Steven Johnson 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon 2 13 11
Australia Mark Skaife 1 Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore 5 2 12
Australia Brad Jones 21 Brad Jones Racing Ford AU Falcon 25 27 13
New Zealand John Faulkner 46 John Faulkner Racing Holden VX Commodore 22 15 14
Australia Tony Longhurst 66 Briggs Motor Sport Ford AU Falcon 17 22 15
New Zealand Craig Baird 54 Rod Nash Racing Holden VX Commodore 18 19 16
Australia Paul Weel 43 Paul Weel Racing Ford AU Falcon 11 11 17
New Zealand Jason Richards 69 Team Kiwi Racing Holden VX Commodore 19 16 18
Australia Larry Perkins 11 Castrol Perkins Racing Holden VX Commodore 26 26 19
Australia Anthony Tratt 75 Paul Little Racing Ford AU Falcon 29 24 20
Australia David Besnard 9 Stone Brothers Racing Ford AU Falcon 9 DNF 21
Australia Rodney Forbes 7 00 Motorsport Ford AU Falcon 28 DNF 22
Australia Steve Ellery 31 Supercheap Auto Racing Ford AU Falcon 10 DNF 24
Australia Neil Crompton 27 00 Motorsport Ford AU Falcon 23 25 25
Australia Cameron McConville 3 Lansvale Racing Team Holden VX Commodore 31 14 26
Australia Cameron McLean 40 Paragon Motorsport Ford AU Falcon 16 29 27
Australia Mark Larkham 10 Larkham Motor Sport Ford AU Falcon DNF 28 28
Australia Rick Kelly 02 Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore 30 12 29
New Zealand Paul Radisich 18 Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon 4 3 DNF
Australia Glenn Seton 5 Ford Tickford Racing Ford AU Falcon 15 17 DNF
Australia John Bowe 88 Brad Jones Racing Ford AU Falcon DNF 18 DNF
Australia Paul Romano 24 Romano Racing Holden VX Commodore 24 23 DNF
Australia Paul Morris 29 Paul Morris Motorsport Holden VX Commodore 21 DNF DNF

V8 Supercar Championship Series[edit]

Konica V8 Supercar Series[edit]

Konica V8 Supercar Challenge Race[edit]

This race was a support event of the 2002 Bob Jane T-Marts 1000.[1]

Driver No. Team Car Grid Race
Australia Luke Youlden 30 Supercheap Auto Racing Ford AU Falcon 1 1
Australia Wayne Wakefield 67 Paul Morris Motorsport Holden VX Commodore 2 2
Australia Matthew White 76 Matthew White Racing Holden VX Commodore 4 3
Australia Terry Wyhoon 25 Terry Wyhoon Racing Ford EL Falcon 9 4
Australia Andrew Jones 20 Brad Jones Racing Ford AU Falcon 3 5
Australia Craig Bastian 47 Ford EL Falcon 7 6
Australia Grant Elliott 98 Sydney Star Racing Holden VS Commodore 16 7
Australia Tony Evangelou 300 ANT Racing Holden VS Commodore 15 8
Australia Dean Crosswell 72 Robert Smith Racing Holden VT Commodore 5 9
Australia Peter Doulman 24 M3 Motorsport Holden VT Commodore 23 10
Australia Ron Searle 95 Phoenix Motorsport Holden VS Commodore 22 11
Australia Phonsy Mullan 89 GM Motorsport Holden VS Commodore 14 12
Australia Mathew Hunt 38 South Pacific Motor Sport Holden VS Commodore 10 DNF
Australia Todd Wanless 90 Holden VS Commodore 12 DNF
Australia Paul Freestone 79 Spiess Heckler Racing Holden VS Commodore 21 DNF
Australia Richard Mork 77 V8 Racing Holden VS Commodore 20 DNF
Australia Clyde Lawrence 140 Clyde Lawrence Racing Holden VS Commodore 18 DNF
Australia Michael Simpson 93 Michael Simpson Racing Ford EL Falcon 6 DNF
Australia Robert Jones 69 Spiess Heckler Racing Holden VX Commodore 8 DNF
Australia Kevin Mundy 89 Harris Racing Ford AU Falcon 11 DNF
Australia Phill Foster 68 Beikoff Racing Holden VS Commodore 17 DNF
Australia Mark Howard 94 Michael Simpson Racing Ford EL Falcon 19 DNF
Australia Derek van Zelm 58 Motorsport Engineering Services Holden VT Commodore 13 DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bob Jane T-Marts 1000 Mount Panorama - Bathurst Konica V8 Supercar Challenge Race". National Software. 12 October 2002. Retrieved 2009-01-01. 

Additional references can be found in linked event/series reports.

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