2008 V8 Supercar season

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2008 V8 Supercar season
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The 2008 V8 Supercar season is the twelfth series in which V8Supercars contested the senior Australian touring car series. It is the 49th year of touring car racing in Australia since the first runnings of the Australian Touring Car Championship, known today as the V8 Supercar Championship Series, and the fore-runner of the present day Bathurst 1000, the Armstrong 500.

The season began on 21 February at the Clipsal 500 on the streets of Adelaide and will finish on 7 December at Oran Park Raceway. 2008 features the tenth V8 Supercar Championship Series, consisting of 14 rounds covering all states and the Northern Territory of Australia as well as rounds in New Zealand and Bahrain. It also features a non-championship round supporting the 2008 Australian Grand Prix. It also features the ninth second tier Development Series, this year referred to as the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series, all bar one of the seven rounds were held as a support category for the V8 Supercar Championship Series. For the first time a third tier series was run, known as the Shannons V8 Touring Car National Series. Its four rounds were held at rounds of the Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships.

Race calendar[edit]

Race Title Circuit City / State Date Series Winner Team Report
Victoria (Australia) Victorian Official Test Day Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 12 Feb Test Garth Tander* Holden Racing Team [1]
Queensland Queensland Official Test Day Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 14 Feb Test James Courtney* Stone Brothers Racing [2]
South Australia Clipsal 500 Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 21 - 24 Feb VSC 1 Jamie Whincup TeamVodafone report
FVS 1 Steve Owen Loadsman Racing Team
New South Wales Eastern Creek Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 7 - 9 Mar VSC 2 Will Davison Jim Beam Racing report
Victoria (Australia) Sprint Gas V8 Supercars Manufacturers Challenge Albert Park Melbourne, Victoria 13 - 16 Mar NC Garth Tander Holden Racing Team report
New South Wales Goulburn Wakefield Park Goulburn, New South Wales 4 - 6 Apr FVS 2 Tim Slade Slade Speed
New Zealand Hamilton 400 Hamilton Street Circuit Hamilton, New Zealand 18 - 20 Apr VSC 3 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team report
Western Australia BigPond 400 Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia 9–11 May VSC 4 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing report
South Australia Mallala Mallala Motor Sport Park Adelaide, South Australia 17–18 May STCS 1 Adam Wallis Warrin Mining
Victoria (Australia) Midas 400 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 7 - 9 Jun VSC 5 Jamie Whincup TeamVodafone report
FVS 3 Steve Owen Loadsman Racing Team
Northern Territory Skycity Triple Crown Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory 4 - 6 Jul VSC 6 Steven Richards Ford Performance Racing report
New South Wales Eastern Creek Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 12 - 13 Jul STCS 2 Chris Smerdon Challenge Motorsport
Queensland City of Ipswich 400 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 18 - 20 Jul VSC 7 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing report
FVS 4 Dean Canto Howard Racing
Victoria (Australia) Winton Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 1 - 3 Aug VSC 8 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team report
FVS 5 Steve Owen Loadsman Racing Team
Victoria (Australia) Phillip Island Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 9 - 10 Aug STCS 3 Chris Smerdon Challenge Motorsport
Victoria (Australia) L&H 500 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 12 - 14 Sep VSC 9 Garth Tander
Mark Skaife
Holden Racing Team report
New South Wales Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 9 - 12 Oct VSC 10 Jamie Whincup
Craig Lowndes
TeamVodafone report
FVS 6 Dean Canto Howard Racing
Queensland The Coffee Club V8 Supercar Challenge Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Queensland 23 - 26 Oct VSC 11 Jamie Whincup TeamVodafone report
Bahrain Gulf Air Desert 400 Bahrain International Circuit Manama, Bahrain 6 - 8 Nov VSC 12 Jamie Whincup TeamVodafone report
Tasmania Falken Tasmania Challenge Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania 21 - 23 Nov VSC 13 Jamie Whincup TeamVodafone report
Victoria (Australia) Sandown Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 29 - 30 Nov STCS 4 Chris Smerdon Challenge Motorsport
New South Wales NRMA Motoring & Services Grand Finale Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 4 - 7 Dec VSC 14 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team report
FVS 7 Jack Perkins Independent Race Cars Australia

* - fastest lap of official pre-season test days

  • VSC - V8 Supercar Championship Series
  • FVS - Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series
  • STCS - Shannons V8 Touring Car National Series
  • NC - Non-championship event

V8 Supercar Championship Series[edit]

Sprint Gas V8 Supercars Manufacturers Challenge[edit]

Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series[edit]

Shannons V8 Touring Car National Series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ V8 Supercar Official Test Day Winton Motor Raceway V8 Supercars National Software retrieved on 13 February 2008
  2. ^ V8 Supercar Test Day Queensland Raceway Ipswich V8 Supercars Practice National Software retrieved on 15 February 2008

Linked articles contain additional references.

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