2011 Commodore Cup National Series

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The 2011 Commodore Cup National Series is an Australian motor racing series. It is the 18th running of the Commodore Cup and runs on the Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships calendar. The series began on 3 April 2011, at Wakefield Park and will end on 6 November 2011, at Phillip Island. For the first time, two two-driver endurance rounds will be held during the season; the traditional Ashley Cooper Memorial round at Winton and a new endurance round at the Bathurst Motor Festival.

Tony Bates won the opening round of the season despite nearly failing to make it to the race one starting grid. Ross McGregor and Fujitsu V8 Supercar driver Drew Russell won the first of the two-driver rounds at Bathurst after the pole-sitting car of five-time champion Geoff Emery and V8 Supercar driver Steve Owen encountered mehanical dramas in the first race. Reigning Ashley Cooper Memorial winners Adam Beechey and Dean Crosswell successfully defended their title at Winton, with reigning Commodore Cup champion Beechey taking the championship lead. Beechey won again at Eastern Creek before finishing off the podium for the first time in Commodore Cup at Sandown, where Matt Hayes took the round win and closed Beechey's series lead to just one point with one round remaining. Hayes took pole position at the final round to be level with Beechey on points but he was forced wide at turn two in race one which allowed Beechey ahead. Beechey went on to win the round, securing his second Commodore Cup title in as many years.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following drivers and teams competed in the 2011 Commodore Cup National Series.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Team Car model No Driver Enduro co-drivers
Donut King VS Commodore 1 Tasmania Adam Beechey Tasmania Dean Crosswell
San Marco Italian Restaurant VS Commodore 6 Victoria (Australia) Matthew Hayes Queensland Christian D'Agostin
Renaissance Homes VS Commodore 7 Victoria (Australia) Matthew Chick Australia Scott Andrews
On Track Motorsport VS Commodore 8 New South Wales Garry Mennell
New South Wales Steve Briffa
Castle Concreting VH Commodore 10 Northern Territory Geoff Cowie
Northern Territory Bruce Panting
Octane Alley Race Engines VS Commodore 12 Victoria (Australia) Josh Hughes Victoria (Australia) Tim Blanchard
Aussie NASCAR Tours VH Commodore 14 Northern Territory David Ling
Northern Territory Steven Ling
Sentinel Fire Services VS Commodore 16 Victoria (Australia) Andrew Parker
Aquacity Pool and Spa VH Commodore 21 Victoria (Australia) Graeme Meer Victoria (Australia) Neil Crowe
Sports Alive VS Commodore 24 Victoria (Australia) Tony Bates Queensland David Russell
Australian Motive Power Systems VS Commodore 34 Victoria (Australia) Stephen Yates
Top Shelf Fruits VS Commodore 40 Victoria (Australia) Michael Tancredi
Anthony Tancredi VS Commodore 41 Victoria (Australia) Anthony Tancredi Victoria (Australia) Duane Preece
National Directory Distribution VS Commodore 48 Victoria (Australia) Geoff Emery Victoria (Australia) Steve Owen
Beeps Auto Parts VS Commodore 58 Victoria (Australia) Jordan Symes Victoria (Australia) Steve Courtis
Western General Bodyworks VS Commodore 66 Victoria (Australia) Danny Buzadzic Victoria (Australia) Nick Parker
Victoria (Australia) Shane Price
Action Racing VS Commodore 71 Victoria (Australia) Marcus Zukanovic Victoria (Australia) Gerrard McLeod
Adams Auto Electrics VS Commodore 77 New South Wales Adam Lloyd Queensland Ryan McLeod
Aerial Motors Racing VH Commodore 80 Victoria (Australia) David Stevenson
Queensland Glen Holdsworth
VS Commodore 88 Victoria (Australia) Chris Stevenson Victoria (Australia) Neil Crowe
Victoria (Australia) Kane Millier*
Victoria (Australia) Brett Holdsworth
Jason Domaschenz VS Commodore 85 Victoria (Australia) Jason Domaschenz
Victoria (Australia) Craig Domaschenz
Automobility VS Commodore 96 Victoria (Australia) Jeff Watters Victoria (Australia) Simon Evans
Powercorp VH Commodore 98 Northern Territory Alan Langworthy
Northern Territory Chris Langworthy
Southern Star Windows VS Commodore 99 Victoria (Australia) Ross McGregor New South Wales Drew Russell

* practiced only

Calendar[edit]

The 2011 Commodore Cup National Series will consist of six rounds.[7] Two-driver endurance rounds will be held at Bathurst and Winton.

Rd. Race title Circuit City / State Date Winner
1 New South Wales Wakefield Park Wakefield Park Goulburn, New South Wales 2–3 April Tony Bates
2 New South Wales Bathurst Mount Panorama Bathurst, New South Wales 22–24 April Ross McGregor
Drew Russell
3 Victoria (Australia) Ashley Cooper Memorial Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 25–26 June Adam Beechey
Dean Crosswell
4 New South Wales Eastern Creek Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 16–17 July Adam Beechey
5 Victoria (Australia) Sandown Sandown International Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 10–11 September Matthew Hayes
6 Victoria (Australia) Phillip Island Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 5–6 November Adam Beechey

Series standings[edit]

Pos Driver Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Pts
1 Adam Beechey 115 119 143 143 109 140 769
2 Matthew Hayes 101 119 124 143 141 134 762
3 Marcus Zukanovic 131 121 111 114 108 111 696
4 Ross McGregor 105 137 122 105 91 102 662
5 Chris Stevenson 99 101 90 103 122 108 623
6 Matthew Chick 99 78 104 110 100 113 604
7 Danny Buzadzic 84 105 83 85 112 104 573
8 Tony Bates 135 86 99 116 106 542
9 Geoff Emery 103 108 93 92 87 483
10 Graeme Meer 81 98 40 91 47 357
11 Jeff Watters 66 83 94 99 342
12 Jordan Symes 34 38 101 101 274
13 Dean Crosswell 119 143 262
14 Drew Russell 137 122 259
15 Christian D'Agostin 119 124 243
16 Gerrard McLeod 121 111 232
17 Steve Owen 108 93 201
18 Adam Lloyd 114 85 DNS 199
Neil Crowe 101 98 199
20 David Russell 86 99 185
21 Scott Andrews 78 104 182
22 Michael Tancredi 91 79 170
23 Simon Evans 66 83 149
24 Anthony Tancredi 98 50 148
25 Nick Parker 105 105
26 David Ling 98 98
Steven Ling 98 98
Duane Preece 98 98
29 Garry Mennell 94 94
Steve Briffa 94 94
31 Glen Holdsworth 92 92
David Stevenson 92 92
33 Brett Holdsworth 90 90
34 Geoff Cowie 89 89
Bruce Panting 89 89
36 Ryan McLeod 85 DNS 85
Josh Hughes 85 EX 85
38 Shane Price 83 83
39 Alan Langworthy 76 76
Chris Langworthy 76 76
41 Stephen Yates 65 65
42 Steve Courtis 34 34
43 Jason Domaschenz 29 29
Craig Domaschenz 29 29
45 Andrew Parker 17 17
Tim Blanchard EX 0
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (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 1 bonus point for pole.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beechey back to defend title". Shannons Nationals. 10 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 
  2. ^ "Lloyd to race for local honour at Wakedield Park". V8 Commodore Cup. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 
  3. ^ "2011 Commodore Cup – Practice 1". National Software. 2 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  4. ^ "2011 Australian Commodore Cup Series - Practice". National Software. 22 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  5. ^ "Winton Motor Raceway 26/06/2011 - 2011 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championship - Round 3". National Software. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
  6. ^ "2011 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championship - Round 7 - Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit - Commodore Cup National Series - Race 1". National Software. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  7. ^ "2011 V8 Commodore Cup National Series Calendar". V8 Commodore Cup. 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-29.