2010 Commodore Cup National Series

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The 2010 Commodore Cup National Series was the 17th running of the Commodore Cup. It began on 7 March 2010, at Wakefield Park and ended on 24 October 2010, at Sandown Raceway. The series was won by Adam Beechey, winning two rounds during the season, sharing one with Dean Crosswell in the Winton round. No other driver won more than one round, as the other four rounds were split between championship runner-up Tony Bates, third-placed Nick Parker, Brett Holdsworth and Marcus Zukanovic.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following drivers and teams competed in the 2010 Commodore Cup National Series.[1][2][3]

Team Car model No Driver Winton Co-driver[4][5][6]
TTM Group VS Commodore 1 Australia Brett Holdsworth Australia Lee Holdsworth
www.bertiest.com VS Commodore 6 Australia Phil Brock Australia Neil Crowe
San Marco Restaurant VS Commodore 6 Australia Matthew Hayes
Renaissance Homes VS Commodore 7 Australia Matt Chick Australia Shane Price
Aerial Motors Racing VH Commodore 8 Australia David Stevenson
Australia Glen Holdsworth
VS Commodore 88 Australia Chris Stevenson Australia Kane Millier
Axent Racing VS Commodore 9 Australia Geoff Fontaine
90 Australia Garth Duffy
Greenbird Technologies VS Commodore
VH Commodore
10 Australia Geoff Cowie Australia Alan Langworthy
Octane Alley Race Engines VS Commodore 12 Australia Josh Hughes Australia Paul Morris*
Australia Tim Blanchard**
Aussie NASCAR Tours VH Commodore 14 Australia David Ling Australia Michael Fitzgerald
32 Australia Steven Ling Australia Richard Whyte
LBC Motorsport VS Commodore 23 Australia Brian Bancroft
Alternative Freight Services VS Commodore 24 Australia Tony Bates Australia Geoff Emery
Worksense Workwear VS Commodore 25 Australia Allan Hill
Nichiyu Forklifts VH Commodore 34 Australia Mathew Hayes Australia Ryan Millier
Steve Yates VS Commodore 34 Australia Glenn Mackenzie
Kilpa Motors VS Commodore 39 Australia Nick Parker Australia Darren Hossack
Tancredi Concreting VH Commodore 41 Australia Anthony Tancredi Australia Mark Grima
Luna Fringe VS Commodore 44 Australia Scott Andrews Australia Tim Shaw
National Directory Distribution VS Commodore 48 Australia Geoff Emery
Western General Bodyworks VS Commodore 66 Australia Danny Buzadzic Australia Sam Walter
Action Racing VS Commodore 71 Australia Gerrard McLeod Australia Marcus Zukanovic
Adams Auto Electrics VS Commodore 77 Australia Adam Lloyd Australia Ryan McLeod
Alan Wilson Insurance Brokers VS Commodore 78 Australia Daniel Orr Australia Dean Orr
Donut King VS Commodore 81 Australia Adam Beechey Australia Dean Crosswell
Hurricane Automotive Products VS Commodore 85 Australia Jason Domaschenz
Southern Star Windows P/L VS Commodore 99 Australia Ross McGregor Australia Steve Owen

* - driver competed in practice only.
** - driver competed in qualifying and race only.

Calendar[edit]

The 2010 Commodore Cup National Series consisted of six rounds.[7]

Rd. Race title Circuit City / State Date Winner
1 New South Wales Wakefield Park Wakefield Park Goulburn, New South Wales 6–7 March Adam Beechey
2 Victoria (Australia) Phillip Island Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 1–2 May Nick Parker
3 South Australia Mallala Mallala Motor Sport Park Mallala, South Australia 29–30 May Tony Bates
4 Victoria (Australia) Winton Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 26–27 June Adam Beechey
Dean Crosswell
5 New South Wales Eastern Creek Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 11–12 September Brett Holdsworth
6 Victoria (Australia) Sandown Sandown International Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 23–24 October Marcus Zukanovic

Points system[edit]

Pos 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 33rd 34th 35th 36th 37th 38th 39th 40th
3 race weekend 50 45 41 38 36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
2 race weekend 75 68 62 57 54 53 51 50 48 47 45 44 42 41 39 38 36 35 33 32 30 29 27 26 24 23 21 20 18 17 15 14 12 11 9 8 6 5 3 2
  • 1 bonus point is awarded for qualifying on pole position.
  • Each non-finisher will be awarded a points total that is 10 less than the points they would have been awarded if they had finished the race in the same position.[8]

Series standings[edit]

Pos. Driver Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Pts
1 Adam Beechey 127 118 136 137 117 135 770
2 Tony Bates 119 87 150 93 133 94 676
3 Nick Parker 106 141 88 99 100 108 642
4 Scott Andrews 125 137 120 87 70 93 632
5 Ross McGregor 101 101 85 113 101 118 619
6 Matt Chick 116 98 99 47 99 115 574
7 Josh Hughes 92 108 116 74 113 52 555
8 Mathew Hayes 92 104 115 72 88 471
9 Adam Lloyd 88 112 119 112 431
10 Chris Stevenson 82 80 88 69 319
11 Brett Holdsworth 126 140 266
12 Daniel Orr 48 45 82 75 250
13 Marcus Zukanovic 107 138 245
14 Jason Domaschenz 109 92 34 235
15 Gerrard McLeod 101 107 208
16 Anthony Tancredi 63 53 87 203
17 Garth Duffy 96 81 177
18 Steven Ling 92 82 174
19 David Ling 94 70 164
20 Geoff Fontaine 68 95 163
Geoff Emery 93 70 163
Brian Bancroft 77 86 163
23 Danny Buzadzic 75 87 162
24 Geoff Cowie 77 79 156
25 Dean Crosswell 137 137
26 Lee Holdsworth 126 126
27 Ryan McLeod 119 119
28 Allan Hill 64 54 118
29 Ryan Millier 115 115
30 Steve Owen 113 113
31 Darren Hossack 99 99
32 Tim Shaw 87 87
Mark Grima 87 87
34 Glenn Mackenzie 86 86
35 David Stevenson 83 83
Glen Holdsworth 83 83
37 Richard Whyte 82 82
Dean Orr 82 82
39 Alan Langworthy 79 79
40 Sam Walter 75 75
41 Tim Blanchard 74 74
42 Michael Fitzgerald 70 70
43 Kane Millier 69 69
44 Shane Price 47 47
Pos Driver Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Pts
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)
  • Bold indicates that the driver scored one bonus point for qualifying on pole.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Australian Commodore Cup Series – Qualifying 1". National Software. 6 March 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Southern Star Windows Commodore Cup National Series Qual. 1". National Software. 2 May 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Commodore Cup National Series - Qualifying 2". National Software. 23 October 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "V8 Stars Set for Commodoe Cup Enduro". SpeedCafe. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Winton Entry List". V8 Commodore Cup. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Winton Entry List". Shannons Nationals. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "2010 V8 Commodore Cup National Championship Calendar". V8 Commodore Cup. 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "2010 Australian Commodore Cup Series Sporting Regulations – S12.2 Series Pointscore". Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd. 23 February 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010. [dead link]