2012 Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Series

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The 2012 Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Series is an Australian motor racing series for V8 Touring Cars, which are de-registered and superseded former V8 Supercars.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 is not an official V8 Supercar series.

It is the fifth 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 Eastern Creek Raceway on 9 March and finished at Sandown Raceway on 23 November after six meetings held in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.

Calendar[edit]

Rd. Circuit Location Date Winner
1 Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 9–11 March Joshua Hunter
2 Mallala Motor Sport Park Mallala, South Australia 13–15 April Chris Smerdon
3 Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 22–24 June Joshua Hunter
4 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 10–12 August Morgan Haber
5 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 21–23 September Joshua Hunter
6 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 23–25 November Joshua Hunter


Points System[edit]

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
Qualifying 3
Races 1 & 2 40 35 31 27 23 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Races 3 60 53 47 41 35 30 26 23 20 17 15 14 12 11 9 8 6 5 3 2

In a change from the 2011 season, the points available for the third race at each event was increased by approximately 50%, while the top ten "Time Attack" single lap points session was abandoned.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2012 Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Series.

Team No Driver Car
Fernandez Motorsport 3 Joshua Hunter Ford BA Falcon
10 Maurice Pickering
Forpark Australia 5 Matthew Hansen Holden VZ Commodore
Garioch Racing 6 Nathan Garioch Holden VZ Commodore
23 Justin Garioch Ford BA Falcon
Poll Performance 7 Jim Pollicina Holden VZ Commodore
Vendetta Tyres/Vengeance Wheels 13 Robert Jane Ford BA Falcon
Bowden Homes 15 Shawn Jamieson Holden VZ Commodore
Kustom Workz 17 Shane Hunt Ford AU Falcon
SA Tractor 22 Dean Kovacevich Holden VZ Commodore
Image Racing 25 Michael Hector Ford BA Falcon
39 Chris Smerdon
50 Mark Shepherd
MW Motorsport 28 Morgan Haber Ford BA Falcon
Premium Showers and Robes 46 Paul Pennisi Holden VY Commodore
IR Yeing Transport 51 Ian Yeing Holden VZ Commodore
Loadsman Racing Team 62 Scott Loadsman Holden VZ Commodore
Cavalier Homes Barossa 81 Michael Bartsch Ford BA Falcon
MacArthur Truckserve 98 Aaron Tebb Holden VY Commodore

See also[edit]

2012 V8 Supercar season

External links[edit]

Official series website

References[edit]