2011 Kumho V8 Touring Car Series

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The 2011 Kumho V8 Touring Car Series was an Australian motor racing series for V8 Touring Cars, which are de-registered and superseded former V8 Supercars. Although the series utilised cars built for V8 Supercar racing, it was not an official V8 Supercar series.

It was the fourth running of the V8 Touring Car National Series. The series took place on the program of Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships events. It began at Wakefield Park on 1 April and finished at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on 6 November after five meetings held in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

Terry Wyhoon, driving a Ford Falcon, won the series[1] by 72 points, having won ten of the fifteen races and two of the five rounds. Scott Loadsman finished second, 117 points ahead of Chris Smerdon who led the series after four rounds but was disqualified from Sandown for eligibility problems. Justin Garioch finished fourth despite missing a round, 31 points behind Smerdon and 13 points ahead of Jim Pollicina in fifth.

Calendar[edit]

Terry Wyhoon (Ford BA Falcon) was the winner of the 2011 Kumho V8 Touring Car Series

The 2011 Kumho V8 Touring Car Series was contested over five rounds held across three states.[2]

Rd. Circuit Location Date Winner
1 Wakefield Park Goulburn, New South Wales 1–3 April Scott Loadsman
2 Mallala Motor Sport Park Mallala, South Australia 13–15 May Chris Smerdon
3 Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 15–17 July Terry Wyhoon
4 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 9–11 September Scott Loadsman
5 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 4–6 November Terry Wyhoon


Points System[edit]

Steven Voight (Holden VY Commodore) placed 8th in the series

The following points system was used for 2011:[3]

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
Qualifying 3
Time Attack 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Races 40 35 31 27 23 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

The only change from 2010 was that "Time Attack" was formalised for the ten fastest qualifying cars only, with the pointscore beginning at ten points for fastest.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Nathan Garioch (Ford BA Falcon) placed 10th in the Series

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2011 Kumho V8 Touring Car Series.

Team No Driver Car
ANT Racing 1 Tony Evangelou Ford BA Falcon
Heinrich Performance 2 Bruce Heinrich Ford AU Falcon
Australian Custom Moulders 5 Matthew Hansen Holden VY Commodore
Valley Longwall International 6 Nathan Garioch Ford BA Falcon
23 Justin Garioch
Poll Performance 7 Jim Pollicina Holden VY Commodore
Steve Ingwersen Painting 8 Steve Ingwersen Holden VX Commodore
MrHDT Race Cars/Engines 11 Sean Fardell Holden VX Commodore
Image Racing 12 Stuart Inwood Ford AU Falcon
25 Michael Hector Ford BA Falcon
49 Terry Wyhoon
50 Mark Shepherd
Morphett Vale Garage 15 Shawn Jamieson Holden VY Commodore
Century 21 Hazelbrook 21 Chris Delfsma Ford AU Falcon
SA Tractor 22 Isi Ambrosio Holden VY Commodore
JCV Automotive 26 John Vergotis Ford AU Falcon
Graham Body Works 27 Shaun Fennell Holden VX Commodore
Derrick Hocking 31
34
Derrick Hocking Ford BA Falcon
Holden VY Commodore
Voight Contracting 33 Steven Voight
Aaron Tebb
Holden VY Commodore
Smerdon Racing 39 Chris Smerdon Ford BA Falcon
Premium Showers and Robes 46 Paul Pennisi Holden VY Commodore
Loadsman Racing Team 62 Scott Loadsman Holden VY Commodore
Cavalier Homes Barossa 81 Michael Bartsch Ford AU Falcon
Ford BA Falcon
MacArthur Truckserve 98 Aaron Tebb Holden VY Commodore

Driver standings[edit]

Pos Driver Round 1[4] Round 2[5] Round 3[6] Round 4[7] Round 5[8] Pts
Q TA 1 2 3 Q TA 1 2 3 Q TA 1 2 3 Q TA 1 2 3 Q TA 1 2 3
1 Terry Wyhoon 2nd 1st 1st 5th 8th DNS 3rd 1st 6th 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 5th 5th 6th 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 544
2 Scott Loadsman 1st 7th 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 4th 2nd 2nd 4th 1st 14th 6th 4th 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd Ret 472
3 Chris Smerdon 6th 6th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 4th 1st 5th 4th 3rd 3rd 6th DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ 10th 7th Ret 7th 4th 355
4 Justin Garioch 3rd 4th 3rd 4th 11th 4th 10th 5th 10th Ret 1st 5th 4th 2nd 2nd 6th 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 324
5 Jim Pollicina 4th 2nd 5th 9th 17th 6th 4th 6th 7th 5th 3rd 6th 2nd 13th 9th 8th 8th 4th 7th 3rd 12th 9th 5th 6th 311
6 Michael Bartsch 14th 11th 11th 7th 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 9th 7th 9th 9th 8th 3rd 3rd 4th 6th 10th 253
7 Matthew Hansen 11th 9th 13th 5th 7th 3rd 5th 5th 3rd 6th 4th 7th 6th 5th 8th 9th 6th 4th Ret 246
8 Stephen Voight 9th 5th 6th 7th 4th 7th 6th 9th 9th 8th 9th 7th 8th 2nd Ret 170
Mark Shepherd 7th 8th 10th 12th 15th 5th 7th 7th 5th 4th 6th 10th Ret EX 7th 10th 5th 12th 6th 170
10 Aaron Tebb 10th DNS 19th 8th Ret 9th 9th 10th 8th 7th 12th 8th 12th Ret 7th DNS 11th 5th 4th 14th 8th† DNS DNS 161
John Vergotis 8th 9th 7th 6th Ret 11th 7th 7th 10th DNS 9th 10th 8th 15th 11th 9th 8th 161
12 Nathan Garioch 13th 8th 14th 6th 8th 5th 8th 6th Ret 8th 9th 6th 4th 5th 5th 6th Ret DNS DNS 160
13 Michael Hector 17th 18th 17th 16th DNS 14th 12th 11th DNS 10th 10th 12th 11th 10th 11th 10th 11th 14th 8th 3rd 155
14 Bruce Heinrich 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 7th 7th 8th 5th 12th 5th 145
15 Shaun Fennell DNS DNS DNS DNS 11th 11th 11th 12th 3rd 3rd 1st 9th Ret 9th 10th 15th 10th 7th 125
16 Chris Delfsma 12th 13th 15th 9th 10th 8th 13th 14th 9th 10th 8th 13th 8th Ret 13th 7th Ret DNS 101
17 Tony Evangelou 5th 3rd 17th 2nd 1st 87
18 Steve Ingwersen 16th 14th 16th 13th 13th 12th 11th 11th 16th 12th 11th 9th 81
19 Paul Pennisi 14th 11th Ret Ret 4th 6th Ret 8th 9th 18th 10th DNS DNS 54
20 Stuart Inwood 19th 12th 10th 10th 31
21 Isi Ambrosio DNS 12th 13th 10th 28
22 Derrick Hocking 18th 15th 19th 12th 15th DNS DNS DNS 17th Ret DNS DNS 17
23 Sean Fardell 15th 16th 18th 14th 15
24 Shawn Jamieson 4th 5th 13th Ret DNS 14
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)

Q – Qualifying
TA – Time Attack

Notes:

† – During Race 1 of Round 5 at Phillip Island, Aaron Tebb's Holden Commodore made heavy contact with the wall with two laps to go, leading to the race being red flagged and the results backdated.[9]

See also[edit]

2011 V8 Supercar season

External links[edit]

Official series website

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wyhoon confirms Kumho V8 title with victory". SpeedCafe. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  2. ^ "2011 Schedule". V8 Touring Cars National Series. 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  3. ^ "2011 V8 Touring Car Series Sporting and Technical Regulations – S10.2 Series Pointscore". V8 Touring Cars National Series. 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  4. ^ "Wakefield Park Raceway 03/04/2011 Shannon's Nationals Motor Racing Championship – Round 1". National Software. 3 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
  5. ^ "Mallala Motorsport Park 15/05/2011 Shannon's Nationals Motor Racing Championship – Round 2". National Software. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  6. ^ "Eastern Creek International Raceway 17/07/2011 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championship 2011 – Round 4". National Software. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  7. ^ "Sandown International Motor Raceway 11/09/2011 – 2011 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championship – Round 6". National Software. 11 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  8. ^ "Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 06/11/2011 – 2011 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championship – Round 7". National Software. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  9. ^ "Major crash stops Kumho V8 Touring Car Race 1". SpeedCafe. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-05.