2012 V8 Utes season

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2012 V8 Utes season
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The 2012 V8 Ute Racing Series was a motor racing series for Ford Falcon and Holden utilities (or "utes") built and conforming to V8 Utes series regulations and those holding valid licences to compete as issued by series organisers Spherix and Australian V8 Ute Racing Pty. Ltd. It was the twelfth running of a national series for V8 Utes in Australia. The series began on 1 March 2012 at the Adelaide Street Circuit and ended on 4 December at the Homebush Street Circuit after 8 rounds.[1] It was won by Ryal Harris, driving a Ford FG Falcon XR8 Ute.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following drivers comntested the 2012 V8 Utes series.[2]

Team Car No Driver
Ice Break Racing Holden VE SS Ute 1 Chris Pither
42 Jesse Dixon
Tom Williamson
Andrew Waite
SEW-Eurodrive Racing Ford BF Falcon XR8 2 Noel Edge
Sage Racing Holden VE SS Ute 3 Gary Baxter
Big Gun Racing Ford BF Falcon XR8 4 Peter Burnitt
7 Adam Beechey
14 Brad Patton
Big Gun Racing Ford FG Falcon XR8 [3] 58 Ryal Harris
Truckline Racing Ford FG Falcon XR8 6 Ryan Hansford[4]
68 Kris Walton[4]
Tinkler Motorsport Ford FG Falcon XR8 7 Jeremy Gray
Sieders Racing Team Ford FG Falcon XR8 8 David Sieders[4]
Jesus Racing Team Ford FG Falcon XR8 9 Andrew Fisher[5]
All-Trans Truck & Spares Ford BF Falcon XR8 10 Joshua Burdon
Samios Plumbing Supplies Glenn McNally
Hi-Tech Motorsport Ford FG Falcon XR8 11 Jack Elsegood
Wilson Brothers Racing Benn Wilson
Workhorse Truck Collision Repairs Ford FG Falcon XR8 11 Daniel Kennedy
23 Ben Kavich
Go Karting Gold Coast Ford BF Falcon XR8 14 Sam Walter
GM Motorsport Holden VE SS Ute 20 Phonsy Mullan
Craig Dontas Racing Holden VE SS Ute 22 Craig Dontas
Onsite Rental Group Ford FG Falcon XR8 25 Paul Williams
Stratco Racing Holden VE SS Ute 26 Rhys McNally
Bob Jane T-Marts Holden VE SS Ute 27 Kim Jane[4]
TZ Motorsport Holden VE SS Ute 28 Todd Zani
Williams Race Tech Holden VE SS Ute 29 Colin Bradley
43 Hayley Swanson
96 Charlie Kovacs, Jr.
iSeek Racing Ford BF Falcon XR8 37 Grant Bromley
Wanda Paints Holden VE SS Ute 41 Travis Sharpe
Stellar Homes Ford BF Falcon XR8 44 Troy Dontas
Rick Gill Motorcycles Rick Gill
Giddyup Horsey Production Racing Holden VE SS Ute 48 Tim Boyle[4]
Macmahon Racing Holden VE SS Ute 50 Gerard McLeod[6]
Monster Energy Holden VE SS Ute 56 Nathan Pretty[4]
Walkinshaw Racing Holden VE SS Ute 61 Cameron McConville[7]
Western General Body Works Holden VE SS Ute 72 Danny Buzadic[4]
West Coast Racing Holden VE SS Ute 92 Jake McNally
Dunn Motorsport Ford BF Falcon XR8 99 Ben Dunn
Auto One Wildcard[4] Holden VE SS Ute 100 Warren Luff
Greg Crick
Adam Marijoram

Race Calendar[edit]

The 2012 V8 Utes Series was contested over eight rounds, all of which were held on the support programmes of V8 Supercars Championship events.

Rd. Race Title Circuit City / State Date Winner
1 South Australia Clipsal 500 Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 1–4 March Kris Walton
2 Tasmania Falken Tasmania Challenge Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania 30 Mar – 1 Apr Nathan Pretty
3 Western Australia Trading Post Perth Challenge Barbagallo Raceway Wanneroo, Western Australia 4–6 May Kim Jane
4 Northern Territory Skycity Triple Crown Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory 15–17 June Ryal Harris
5 New South Wales Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 4–7 October Ryal Harris
6 Queensland Armor All Gold Coast 600 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Queensland 19–21 October David Sieders
7 Victoria (Australia) Winton Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 16–18 Nov Cameron McConville
8 New South Wales Sydney Telstra 500 Homebush Street Circuit Sydney, New South Wales 30 Nov – 2 Dec Cameron McConville

Series results[edit]

Position[8] Driver[8] No.[8] Team [8] Points[8]
1 Ryal Harris 58 Rexel Electrical Supplies 948
2 David Sieders 8 Sieders Racing 936
3 Nathan Pretty 56 Monster Energy 916
4 Andrew Fisher 9 Jesus Racing 866
5 Cameron McConville 61 Bundaberg Racing 817
6 Rhys McNally 26 Stratco Racing 782
7 Kris Walton 68 Rentco 781
8 Ryan Hansford 6 Truckline Racing 758
9 Craig Dontas 22 Thirsty Camel Racing 757
10 Kim Jane 27 Bob Jane T-Marts 724
11 Gary Baxter 3 Sage Automation / Roof Seal 628
12 Ben Dunn 99 Redass Mexican Food / BP Katoomba 574
13 Jake McNally 92 West Coast Racing 474
14 Ben Kavich 23 Workhorse Truck Collision Repairs 441
15 Danny Buzadzic 72 Western General Body Works 377
16 Gerard McLeod 50 Macmahon Mining & Construction 365
17 Jack Elsegood 11 Trend Micro 341
18 Warren Millett 88 Wake-Up Backpackers Racing 327
19 Phonsy Mullan 20 Ramjet Cold Air Inducition/ Ripshift/ GM Motorsport 303
20 Sean Carter 82 Williams Race Tech 299
21 Jeremy Gray 7 Teng Tools/ JMG Maintenance 270
22 Peter Burnitt 4 Rexel Electrical Supplies 231
23 Noel Edge 2 SEW – Eurodrive Racing 191
24 Jesse Dixon 1 Ice Break Racing 189
25 Hayley Swanson 43 Williams Race Tech 179
26 Travis Sharpe 41 Wanda Paints 175
27 Chris Pither 1 Ice Break Racing 174
28 Grant Johnson 47 Hi Tech Motorsport 171
29 Todd Zani 28 Ezeatm Racing Team 166
30 Benn Wilson 51 Southcott Hydraulics / Gates 165
31 Jason Gomersall 77 iseek Racing 163
32 Tom Williamson 1 Ice Break Racing 161
33 Rick Gill 51 Rick Gill Motorcycles 141
34 Andrew Waite 1 Ice Break Racing 127
35 Jason Bargwanna 100 Auto One Wildcard 120
36 George Miedecke 100 Auto One Wildcard 114
37 Gary MacDonald 10 Interior Logistics 109
38 Daniel Kennedy 11 Workhorse Truck Collision Repairs 107
39 Joshua Burdon 10 All -Trans Truck & Spares 103
40 Adam Beechey 7 Big Gun Racing 101
41 Warren Luff 100 Auto One Wildcard 100
42 Yanis Derums 10 Mango Media 93
43 Glenn McNally 10 Samios Plumbing Supplies 89
44 Wayne Wakefield 51 Big Gun Racing 78
45 Allan Letcher 21 Revolution Roofing 76
46 Cameron Wilson 4 Big Gun Racing 75
47 Tony Longhurst 100 Auto One Wildcard 72
48 Tim Blanchard 100 Auto One Wildcard 71
49 Charlie O\’Brien 10 Sieders Racing 67
50 Greg Crick 100 Auto One Wildcard 66
51 Steve Charman 77 Pizza Hut Racing 61
52 Jack Le Brocq 1 Ice Break Racing 59
53 Matthew Chahda 29 PGC Security / MRP Smash Repairs 57
54 Chris Atkinson 100 Auto One Wildcard 57
55 Paul Williams 25 Onsite Rental Company 55
56 Brad Patton 14 Mammoth / WIcked Energy/ Teng Tools 54
57 Sam Walter 14 Go Karting Gold Coast 54
58 Rohan Barry 10 Sieders Racing 46
59 Grant Bromley 37 iseek Racing 41
60 Adam Marjoram 100 Auto One Wildcard 31
61 Colin Bradley 29 Williams Race Tech 31
62 Michael Hector 29 Williams Race Tech 31
63 Josh Hunt 14 V8 Nights Racing 26
64 Amber Anderson 14 V8 Nights Racing 26
65 Layton Barker 29 Williams Race Tech 21
66 Troy Dontas 44 Stellar Homes 18
67 Charlie Kovacs Junior 96 Action Line Marking / City Holden 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Speedcafe.com 24 November 2011
  2. ^ "Auto One V8 Ute Racing Series". V8utes.com.au. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  3. ^ Race 3 results from Sydney Olympic Park Street Circuit, racing.natsoft.com.au (Lists the Ryall Harris vehicle as a Ford FG) Retrieved on 11 September 2013
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "New Drivers confirmed for V8 Utes series". SpeedCafe. 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  5. ^ "New Racing Car for Jesus Racing Team". V8 Utes. 2011-12-22. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  6. ^ "New competitors confirmed for V8 Utes series". SpeedCafe. 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  7. ^ "Bundaberg Rum to Focus on V8 Ute Series". V8 Utes. 2011-12-07. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  8. ^ a b c d e Final V8 Utes Series results, www.speedcafe.com Retrieved on 11 September 2013

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