|Born||3 December 1986 (age 27)
Palmerston North, New Zealand
|V8 Supercar Record|
|Current team||Brad Jones Racing|
|2008 Championship position||50th (130 points)|
Chris Pither (born 3 December 1986 in Palmerston North) is a New Zealand racing driver. Pither started racing in his home country, coming up through the open wheeler ranks first through the evolved Formula Vee class Formula First, then Formula Ford. After a couple of seasons racing in the one-make HQ Holden series, an impressive top five championship result in the inaugural Toyota Racing Series lead to a move to Australia and two seasons in the popular V8 Utes series. 2006 saw Pither join Brad Jones Racings second tier Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series backed by his V8 Utes sponsor, Kanga Loaders. A sporadic 2007 campaign, switching teams mid season did not bring positive results but still managed to join tail-marking main-game V8 Supercars outfit Team Kiwi Racing for four rounds during the 14 event season. After subbing for regular driver Kayne Scott at the Eastern Creek Raceway round, led to a second round at Winton Motor Raceway although the results were not spectacular. The endurance races were particularly disappointing after an engine failure in practice saw TKR withdraw from the L&H 500. Pither was involved in a major accident during practice for the Supercheap Auto 1000. Pither struck the stationary Paul Weel in a heavy impact at Reid Park corner, causing heavy damage to both cars and hospitalising Weel. The Falcon was repaired to unexpectedly start the race, but was the race's first retirement. Pither has since parted from the team and he took a hiatus from racing in 2009.
Chris Pither's return to V8 Supercars would come in 2012, Chris signs to drive the endurance cars with David Wall in the #21 Brad Jones Racing Commodore. A signing that would lead Pither to a full-time drive in the Dunlop V8 Supercar Series. Pither's campaign will be sponsored by IceBreak Iced Coffee.
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