2004 V8 Supercar season

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2004 V8 Supercar season
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The 2004 V8 Supercar season was the 45th 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 21 touring car race meetings held during 2004; a thirteen round series for V8 Supercars, the 2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series (VCS), two of them endurance races; a six round second tier V8 Supercar series 2004 Konica Minolta V8 Supercar Series (KVS) along with a non-point scoring race supporting the Bathurst 1000 and V8 Supercar support programme event at the 2004 Australian Grand Prix.

Season review[edit]

Results and standings[edit]

Race calendar[edit]

The 2004 Australian touring car season consisted of 21 events.

Date Series Circuit City / State Winner Team Car Report
22 Feb KVS Round 1 Wakefield Park Goulburn, New South Wales Alan Gurr Robert Smith Racing Holden VX Commodore
4 - 6 Mar Netspace V8Supercars Albert Park street circuit Melbourne, Victoria Jason Bright Paul Weel Racing Holden VY Commodore report
19 - 20 Mar KVS Round 2 Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia Owen Kelly Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon
Clipsal 500 VCS Round 1 Marcos Ambrose Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon
3 - 4 Apr VCS Round 2 Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Rick Kelly K-Mart Racing Team Holden VY Commodore
18 Apr KVS Round 3 Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria Andrew Jones Brad Jones Racing Ford AU Falcon
1–2 May Placemakers V8 International VCS Round 3 Pukekohe Park Raceway Pukekohe, New Zealand Jason Bright Paul Weel Racing Holden VY Commodore
22–23 May VCS Round 4 Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory Todd Kelly Holden Racing Team Holden VY Commodore
30 May KVS Round 4 Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Andrew Jones Brad Jones Racing Ford AU Falcon
12 - 13 Jun VB 400 VCS Round 5 Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia Jason Bright Paul Weel Racing Holden VY Commodore
3 - 4 Jul KVS Round 5 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland Owen Kelly Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon
VCS Round 6 Marcos Ambrose Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon
24 - 25 Jul VCS Round 7 Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria Cameron McConville Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VY Commodore
14 - 15 Aug VCS Round 8 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Marcos Ambrose Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon
22 Aug KVS Round 6 Mallala Motor Sport Park Adelaide, South Australia Greg Ritter Speed FX Racing Ford AU Falcon
11 - 12 Sep Betta Electrical 500 VCS Round 9 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria Marcos Ambrose
Greg Ritter
Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon report
9 - 10 Oct Konica Minolta V8Supercar Challenge Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales Matthew White Matthew White Racing Ford AU Falcon report
Bob Jane T-Marts 1000 VCS Round 10 Greg Murphy
Rick Kelly
K-Mart Racing Team Holden VY Commodore report
23 - 24 Oct Gilette V8 Supercar Challenge VCS Round 11 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Queensland Greg Murphy K-Mart Racing Team Holden VY Commodore
12 - 14 Nov Falken Tasmania Challenge VCS Round 12 Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania Russell Ingall Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon
4 - 5 Dec BigPond Grand Finale VCS Round 13 Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Marcos Ambrose Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon

Konica Minolta V8 Supercar Series[edit]

Netspace V8Supercars GP 100[edit]

This meeting was a support event of the 2004 Australian Grand Prix.

Driver No. Team Car Shootout Race 1 GP 100 Race 3 Points
Australia Jason Bright 50 Paul Weel Racing Holden VY Commodore 3 2 1 1 190
New Zealand Steven Richards 11 Castrol Perkins Racing Holden VY Commodore 5 4 2 2 182
Australia Garth Tander 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VY Commodore 6 3 4 3 182
New Zealand Greg Murphy 51 K-Mart Racing Team Holden VY Commodore 1 1 3 4 178
Australia Jason Bargwanna 10 Larkham Motor Sport Ford BA Falcon 7 5 5 164
Australia Todd Kelly 2 Holden Racing Team Holden VY Commodore 9 9 6 12 144
Australia Steven Johnson 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford BA Falcon 13 9 7 140
Australia Steve Ellery 31 Supercheap Auto Racing Ford BA Falcon 12 10 9 136
Australia Paul Morris 29 Paul Morris Motorsport Holden VY Commodore 15 11 13 120
Australia Marcos Ambrose 4 Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon 4 6 DNF 6 108
Australia Paul Dumbrell 8 Castrol Perkins Racing Holden VX Commodore 17 15 15 104
New Zealand Simon Wills 44 Team Dynamik Holden VY Commodore 10 8 7 DNF 102
New Zealand Jason Richards 3 Tasman Motorsports Holden VX Commodore 20 18 14 94
Australia Cameron McConville 33 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VY Commodore 11 8 DNF 94
Australia Paul Weel 16 Paul Weel Racing Holden VY Commodore DNF 12 8 92
Australia Russell Ingall 9 Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon DNF 13 10 86
New Zealand Paul Radisich 88 Triple Eight Race Engineering Ford BA Falcon 8 5 DNF 19 84
Australia John Bowe 12 Brad Jones Racing Ford BA Falcon 10 DNF 16 80
Australia Warren Luff 18 Dick Johnson Racing Ford BA Falcon 23 19 18 78
Australia Craig Lowndes 6 Ford Performance Racing Ford BA Falcon 19 DNF 11 72
Australia Glenn Seton 5 Ford Performance Racing Ford BA Falcon 18 21 24 72
Australia Mark Skaife 2 Holden Racing Team Holden VY Commodore 2 16 14 DNF 72
Australia Anthony Tratt 75 Paul Little Racing Holden VY Commodore 14 20 DNF 64
Australia Brad Jones 21 Brad Jones Racing Ford BA Falcon DNF 17 20 58
Australia Tony Longhurst 7 Castrol Perkins Racing Holden VY Commodore 21 16 DNF 58
Australia Mark Winterbottom 20 Larkham Motor Sport Ford BA Falcon 24 DNF 21 42
Brazil Max Wilson 77 Triple Eight Race Engineering Ford BA Falcon 22 DNF 23 42
Australia Mark Noske 23 WPS Racing Ford BA Falcon 26 DNF 22 36
New Zealand Craig Baird 14 Team Kiwi Racing Holden VY Commodore DNF DNF 17 32
Australia Dale Brede 45 Team Dynamik Holden VY Commodore 25 DNF DNS 16
Australia Rick Kelly 15 K-Mart Racing Team Holden VY Commodore 7 DNF DNS DNS

V8 Supercar Championship Series[edit]

Konica Minolta V8Supercar Challenge[edit]

This race was a support event of the 2004 Bob Jane T-Marts 1000.[1]

Driver No. Team Car Grid Race
Australia Matthew White 28 Matthew White Racing Ford AU Falcon 3 1
Australia Alan Gurr 72 Robert Smith Racing Holden VX Commodore 5 2
Australia Tony D'Alberto 83 Howard Racing Ford AU Falcon 8 3
Australia José Fernández 81 Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon 7 4
Australia Tony Evangelou 300 ANT Racing Ford AU Falcon 9 5
Australia Adam Wallis 66 Rod Lynch Motorsport Ford AU Falcon 12 6
Australia Neil McFadyen 76 WPS Racing Ford AU Falcon 14 7
Australia Jay Verdnik 32 Jay Motorsport Holden VX Commodore 15 8
Australia Aaron McGill 27 Howard Racing Ford AU Falcon 19 9
Australia Mark Howard 37 Howard Racing Ford AU Falcon 18 10
Australia Robert Jones 69 Spiess Heckler Racing Holden VX Commodore 13 11
Australia Marcus Zukanovic 65 Paul Cruikshank Racing Ford AU Falcon 11 12
Australia Ben Eggleston 38 Eggleston Motorsport Holden VX Commodore 16 13
Australia Greg Ritter 60 Speed FX Racing Ford AU Falcon 2 DNF
Australia Gary MacDonald 41 Steven Ellery Racing Ford AU Falcon 6 DNF
Australia Andrew Jones 19 Brad Jones Racing Ford AU Falcon 1 DNF
Australia Gary Deane 91 Peters Motorsport Ford AU Falcon 20 DNF
Australia David Brabham 71 Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon 4 DNF
Australia Wayne Wakefield 40 Peters Motorsport Ford AU Falcon DNQ DNF
Australia Kevin Mundy 56 Paul Cruickshank Racing Ford AU Falcon 10 DNF
Australia Shane Price 96 Holden Young Lions Holden VX Commodore 23 DNF
Australia Shane Beikoff 68 Beikoff Racing Ford AU Falcon 21 DNF
Australia Mark Papendall 55 Rupprecht Motorsport Holden VX Commodore 22 DNF
Australia Stephen Voight 80 Peters Motorsport Ford AU Falcon 17 DNF
Australia Peter Doulman 26 M3 Motorsport Holden VX Commodore 24 DNS
Australia Ray Ayton 89 Rupprecht Motorsport Ford AU Falcon DNQ DNS
Australia Grant Elliott 98 Sydney Star Racing Holden VX Commodore DNQ DNS

References[edit]

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

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