2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series

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2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series season
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The 2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series was an Australian touring car series held for V8 Supercars. It was the seventh series held for second tier V8 Supercar teams. The season began on 24 March 2006 at Adelaide Street Circuit and finished on 10 December at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. The season consisted of seven rounds held across four different states.

The series was again dominated by a single driver, with Howard racing Ford driver Adam Macrow winning eight of the series 18 races, winning the five rounds of the series. The remaining two rounds of the series was won by Dick Johnson Racing Ford driver Andrew Thompson won the remaining two rounds, including three race wins but an inconsistent start to the series saw him only eighth in the pointscore which placed a heavy emphasis on finishing over winning. Young Perkins Motorsport Holden drivers Shane Price and Jack Perkins finished second and third in the season pointscore, with Price taking two wins during the season. The only other multiple race winner was Kayne Scott who won a pair of reverse grid races.

The series was dealt a tragic blow at the Mount Panorama Circuit round where David Clark crashed broadside on into the stationary car of Mark Porter. Clark was seriously injured in the collision while Porter lost his life in the days following the accident.

Race calendar[edit]

Round Date Circuit Location Winning driver
1 24–25 March South Australia Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia Adam Macrow
2 27–28 May New South Wales Wakefield Park Goulburn, New South Wales Adam Macrow
3 21–23 July Queensland Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland Adam Macrow
4 11–13 August New South Wales Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Adam Macrow
5 16–17 September South Australia Mallala Motor Sport Park Mallala, South Australia Adam Macrow
6 5–7 October New South Wales Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales Andrew Thompson
7 8–10 December Victoria (Australia) Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria Andrew Thompson

Teams and drivers[edit]

A record number of competitors took part in the 2006 season with the Queensland Raceway round over-subscribed, forcing the slowest qualifiers to sit out the racing. The following teams and drivers have competed during the 2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series.

Team No Driver Car
Sieders Racing Team 13 Australia Colin Sieders Ford AU Falcon
Stones Motor Sport 24 Australia Nigel Stones Holden VX Commodore
Howard Racing 27 Australia Adam Macrow Ford BA Falcon
37 Australia Mark Howard
Project Mu 28 Australia Alan Gurr Holden VY Commodore
Matthew White Racing 28 Australia Matthew White
Australia Wayne Wakefield
Ford AU Falcon
Ford BA Falcon
29 Australia Dean Wanless
A.N.T. Racing 30 Australia Tony Evangelou Ford BA Falcon
McGill Motorsport 32 Australia Aaron McGill Holden VX Commodore
Ford AU Falcon
Gravity Motorsport 35 Australia Mark Papendall Holden VX Commodore
Optima Sport 36 Australia David Clark Ford BA Falcon
Eggleston Motorsport 38 Australia Ben Eggleston Holden VX Commodore
Peters Motorsport 40 Australia Wayne Wakefield
Australia Luke Youlden
United Kingdom Ben Clucas
Ford AU Falcon
80 Australia Barry Tanton
91 Australia Gary Deane Ford BA Falcon
Brad Jones Racing 41 New Zealand Chris Pither Ford AU Falcon
Jay Motorsport 42 Australia Jay Verdnik Holden VY Commodore
Jack Hillerman Racing 43 Australia Chris Alajajian Holden VZ Commodore
Adam Sharpe Motorsport 44 United Kingdom Adam Sharpe Ford AU Falcon
O'Brien Motorsport 45 Australia Shannon O'Brien Ford BA Falcon
Image Racing 48 Australia Dean Neville Ford AU Falcon
49 Australia Terry Wyhoon
Australia Paul Kelly
56 Australia John Henderson Ford AU Falcon
JPS Automotive 57 Australia Dean Savage Holden VX Commodore
Jim Beam Racing 57 Australia Ryan McLeod
Australia Bruce Williams
Holden VY Commodore
Speed FX Racing 60 Australia Michael Caruso Ford BA Falcon
Dick Johnson Racing 61 Australia Marcus La Delle Ford AU Falcon
71 Australia Andrew Thompson Ford BA Falcon
81 Australia Grant Denyer
Australia Luke Youlden
Scott Loadsman Racing 62 Australia Scott Loadsman Holden VY Commodore
Shane Beikoff Racing 68 Australia Shane Beikoff
Australia Jonathan Beikoff
Ford AU Falcon
Spiess Heckler Racing 69 Australia Robert Jones Holden VX Commodore
Smiths Trucks Racing 70 Australia Geoff Emery Holden VY Commodore
72 Australia Nathan Pretty
Tony D'Alberto Racing 74 Australia Mark McNally Holden VY Commodore
99 Australia Tony D'Alberto Holden VZ Commodore
Perkins Motorsport 77 Australia Shane Price Holden VZ Commodore
78 Australia Jack Perkins
Greg Smith Racing 86 Australia Greg Smith Ford AU Falcon
87 Australia Benjamin Falk
Australia John Falk
Ford AU Falcon
Clayton Pyne Racing 90 Australia Clayton Pyne Holden VX Commodore
Sydney Star Racing 95 Australia Matthew Hunt Holden VY Commodore
98 Australia Tim Monte
Australia Stephen Voight
Australia Derek Hocking
United Oil 96 Australia Brett Hobson Ford BA Falcon
Wollongong Performance Racing 100 New Zealand Kayne Scott
Australia Damien White
Holden VZ Commodore
MSport 111 New Zealand Mark Porter Holden VZ Commodore
333 Australia Matthew Hunt Ford AU Falcon

Results and standings[edit]

The season consisted of seven rounds across four different states. Rounds 2-5 consisted of three races. The second race of each weekend saw the finishing order of race 1 reversed to form the grid, a 'reverse grid' race. Point allocated for the reverse grid race were worth half as much as the first and third races of these rounds. Rounds 1, 6 and 7 consisted of a pair of races. Round 2's pair of races carried 50% more points than a single race elsewhere in the season.

Points were awarded for cars who finished in the top 32 race positions in each race according to finishing order. With cars finishing races as low as 37th, there were numerous occasions during the season were cars did not receive points for finishing races.

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31st 32nd
Rounds 2-5
Points
128 124 120 116 112 108 104 100 96 92 88 84 80 76 72 68 64 60 56 52 48 44 40 36 32 28 24 20 16 12 8 4
Reverse Grid
Points
64 62 60 58 56 54 52 50 48 46 44 42 40 38 36 34 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2
Rounds 1, 6 & 7
Points
160 155 150 145 140 135 130 125 120 115 110 105 100 95 90 85 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5

Drivers championship[edit]

Points table referenced, in part, as follows:[1]

Pos Driver ADE[2] WAK[3] QLD[4] ORA[5] MAL[6] BAT[7] PHI[8] Pts
1 Australia Adam Macrow 1 1 1 9 1 2 11 1 1 15 3 1 11 1 5 4 9 10 2024
2 Australia Shane Price 10 6 3 13 5 5 14 2 8 10 1 2 10 2 3 2 1 2 1984
3 Australia Jack Perkins 27 10 4 22 8 6 8 5 6 17 4 3 9 Ret 10 3 6 9 1597
4 Australia Michael Caruso 2 2 19 25 Ret 3 29 7 2 18 13 11 23 4 8 10 7 8 1567
5 Australia Nathan Pretty 6 4 8 7 3 Ret 13 10 3 27 2 6 13 5 Ret DNS 8 7 1455
6 Australia Tony D'Alberto 5 25 33 29 9 13 5 8 4 12 33 7 17 22 2 5 3 5 1443
7 New Zealand Mark Porter 9 3 14 2 2 1 Ret 3 9 19 8 5 7 3 6 DNS 1423
8 Australia Andrew Thompson 12 Ret 10 Ret DNS 7 22 9 33 2 26 16 5 6 1 1 2 1 1376
9 Australia Grant Denyer 3 12 4 18 4 7 14 Ret 8 14 19 12 8 14 6 1313
10 Australia Matthew White 26 24 9 17 12 5 16 5 15 24 15 7 6 4 3 1272
11 New Zealand Chris Pither 13 9 7 Ret DNS 11 4 26 21 Ret DNS 21 3 10 14 12 16 13 1131
12 Australia Wayne Wakefield 4 5 5 14 7 12 35 11 4 7 10 Ret 1101
13 New Zealand Kayne Scott 8 8 6 19 Ret 18 1 12 12 13 10 19 1 8 1030
14 Australia Tony Evangelou 7 7 17 3 Ret 15 7 28 28 3 14 12 15 14 32 9 1005
15 Australia Aaron McGill 15 16 23 4 10 21 26 15 18 9 12 DNS DNS DNS 25 23 30 20 861
16 Australia Mark Howard 14 15 22 16 13 36 33 20 26 Ret 29 13 18 12 22 DSQ 17 16 853
17 Australia Jay Verdnik 22 11 Ret DNS DNS 38 30 14 29 26 Ret 20 4 7 17 13 15 15 851
18 Australia Marcus La Delle Ret DNS 8 12 Ret 19 5 9 10 8 17 33 14 12 23 806
19 Australia David Clark 21 19 11 8 6 30 Ret 27 34 1 21 9 6 Ret 11 DNS 784
20 Australia Brett Hobson 16 15 13 23 6 6 16 11 18 12 761
21 Australia Matthew Hunt 18 Ret DNS 20 16 17 32 7 11 17 21 13 15 Ret 20 25 717
22 Australia Luke Youlden 2 5 4 10 Ret 17 27 2 Ret 9 24 703
23 Australia Mark McNally 22 3 22 20 8 32 14 12 9 Ret DNS 13 11 678
24 Australia Geoff Emery Ret 14 12 21 21 19 Ret 18 Ret 23 23 18 26 Ret 27 Ret 11 27 671
25 Australia Chris Alajajian 28 2 Ret 11 24 7 4 19 11 30 Ret Ret 14 634
26 Australia Shannon O'Brien 20 Ret 24 12 27 9 9 21 DNS 31 16 DNS DNS DNS 13 Ret 27 19 631
27 United Kingdom Adam Sharpe 19 Ret 13 32 26 17 10 Ret 17 11 22 20 16 26 Ret 627
28 Australia Dean Wanless 11 13 15 15 11 14 20 16 576
29 Australia Scott Loadsman 29 11 Ret 26 34 30 22 22 Ret 22 22 18 26 20 25 22 487
30 Australia Colin Sieders 21 20 18 23 19 29 14 20 28 19 Ret 28 26 470
31 Australia Gary Deane 16 26 Ret 31 22 Ret 28 19 25 28 27 23 Ret DNS 29 21 32 29 445
32 Australia Greg Smith 25 21 26 28 24 35 17 24 27 4 18 Ret 22 439
33 Australia Dean Neville 30 6 15 31 23 25 28 19 22 18 423
34 Australia Ben Eggleston Ret DNS 20 18 14 32 24 Ret 16 21 19 21 Ret 388
35 Australia Shane Beikoff 17 17 24 20 20 24 24 364
36 Australia Jonathan Beikoff 16 23 16 25 25 23 15 Ret 24 DNS DNS 352
37 Australia Clayton Pyne 13 Ret 15 Ret 18 23 21 337
38 Australia John Henderson Ret 24 19 DNQ DNQ DNQ 24 Ret 20 18 17 317
39 Australia Terry Wyhoon 31 1 25 24 15 19 Ret 314
40 Australia Damien White 5 4 285
41 Australia Nigel Stones 18 20 27 30 20 37 32 32 31 25 25 280
42 Australia Robert Jones 26 16 16 Ret Ret 21 17 270
43 Australia Alan Gurr 10 6 6 254
44 Australia Tim Monte Ret 18 25 10 17 Ret Ret Ret 31 DSQ 227
45 Australia Mark Papendall Ret DNS 28 Ret DNS 24 21 Ret 25 Ret 21 23 Ret 29 Ret 225
46 Australia Barry Tanton 24 22 DNQ 27 Ret 34 Ret Ret 30 29 31 Ret Ret 30 31 165
47 Australia Dean Savage 23 23 100
48 Australia Derek Hocking 28 25 23 76
49 Australia Benjamin Falk 32 26 23 Ret 30 30 DNS DNS DNS 76
50 Australia John Falk 29 27 31 Ret DNS 36
51 Australia Bruce Williams Ret 28 25
52 Australia Stephen Voight 27 36 Ret 24
53 Australia Paul Kelly 33 31 Ret 4
Australia Ryan McLeod DNS DNS
United Kingdom Ben Clucas DNS DNS
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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Championship Points Table". Official website of the V8 Supercar Championship Series. 10 December 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Adelaide Parklands Circuit 26/03/2006 2006 Clipsal 500 Adelaide". National Software. 26 March 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Wakefield Park Raceway 28/05/2006 2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series - Round 2". National Software. 28 May 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Queensland Raceway Ipswich 23/07/2006 BigPond 400, 2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series - Round 6". National Software. 23 July 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "Oran Park Motorsport Circuit 13/08/2006 2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series - Round 7". National Software. 13 August 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2009. 
  6. ^ "Mallala Motorsport Park 17/09/2006 2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series - Round 5". National Software. 17 September 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2009. 
  7. ^ "Mount Panorama - Bathurst 08/10/2006 Super Cheap Auto 1000 - Rd 9 2006 V8 Supercar Series". National Software. 8 October 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2009. 
  8. ^ "Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 10/12/2006 Caterpillar Grand Finale - 2006 VCS, Round 13". National Software. 10 December 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2009. 

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