Cody Crocker

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Cody Crocker
Nationality Australia Australian
Born (1971-10-18) 18 October 1971 (age 43)
Victoria, Australia
Asia-Pacific Rally Championship
Years active 2006-2009
Teams Les Walkden Rallying
Motor Image Rally Team
Wins 24
Best finish 1st in 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009
Previous series
1997-2005 Australian Rally Championship
Championship titles
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Australian Rally Championship
Australian Rally Championship
Australian Rally Championship
A-Pac Rally Championship
A-Pac Rally Championship
A-Pac Rally Championship
A-Pac Rally Championship

Cody Crocker (born 18 October 1971) is an Australian rally and racing car driver. Crocker won seven titles between 2003 and 2009 and with 24 wins and four consecutive championships is the most successful driver in the history of the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship.[1]

Crocker was discovered in the mid-1990s, winning a junior development title in the Australian Rally Championship in 1995 coupled with runner up in the Victorian Rally Championship. For the 1997 season Crocker acquired a second-hand Subaru Legacy and finished eighth in the Australian Rally Championship.

In 1998 Crocker joined Possum Bourne's team, Subaru Rally Team Australia as the team's Number 2 driver and driver of the team's Group N Impreza while Bourne drove the team's World Rally Car. The following year Crocker broke through to his first ARC victory at the Rally of Melbourne.[2] Crocker continued as Bourne's backup until Bourne's death in a traffic accident in early 2003. The team rallied around Crocker who won the Forest Rally and Rally of Queensland on his way to winning his first Australian Rally Championship.[2] Two more titles followed, making ten consecutive for the team. Subaru withdrew from rallying at the end of the 2005 season.

Crocker linked up up with long-time ARC rivals Les Walkden Rallying with support from Subaru to take on the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship which he won in his debut season despite competing on many of the rallies for the first time. Since then Crocker has remained undefeated in the APRC even while changing teams.

Career results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
1995 Victorian Rally Championship 2nd
1997 Australian Rally Championship 8th Subaru Legacy RS
1998 Australian Rally Championship 4th Subaru Impreza WRX Possum Bourne Motorsport
1999 Australian Rally Championship 3rd Subaru Impreza WRX Possum Bourne Motorsport
2000 Australian Rally Championship 3rd Subaru Impreza WRX Possum Bourne Motorsport
2001 Australian Rally Championship 3rd Subaru Impreza WRX Possum Bourne Motorsport
2002 Australian Rally Championship 2nd Subaru Impreza WRX Possum Bourne Motorsport
2003 Australian Rally Championship 1st Subaru Impreza WRX Possum Bourne Motorsport
2004 Australian Rally Championship 1st Subaru Impreza WRX Possum Bourne Motorsport
2005 Australian Rally Championship 1st Subaru Impreza WRX Possum Bourne Motorsport
2006 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship 1st Subaru Impreza WRX Les Walkden Rallying
2007 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship 1st Subaru Impreza WRX Motor Image Rally Team
2008 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship 1st Subaru Impreza WRX Motor Image Rally Team
2009 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship 1st Subaru Impreza WRX Motor Image Racing Team
2012 Australian Side x Side Rally Challenge 1st Polaris RZR 900 XP Polaris Racing

Complete WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1995 Cody Crocker Subaru Legacy RS MON SWE POR FRA NZL AUS
Ret
ESP GBR NC 0
1998 Subaru Rally Team Australia Subaru Impreza WRX MON SWE KEN POR ESP FRA ARG GRE NZL FIN ITA AUS
25
GBR NC 0
1999 Subaru Rally Team Australia Subaru Impreza WRX MON SWE KEN POR ESP FRA ARG GRE NZL
15
FIN CHN ITA AUS
Ret
GBR NC 0
2000 Subaru Rally Team Australia Subaru Impreza WRX MON SWE KEN POR ESP ARG GRE NZL
EX
FIN CYP FRA ITA AUS
Ret
GBR NC 0
2001 Subaru Rally Team Australia Subaru Impreza WRX MON SWE POR ESP ARG CYP GRE KEN FIN NZL
Ret
ITA FRA AUS
21
GBR NC 0
2002 Subaru Rally Team Australia Subaru Impreza WRX STi MON SWE FRA ESP CYP ARG GRE KEN FIN GER ITA NZL
Ret
AUS
25
GBR NC 0
2003 Subaru Rally Team Australia Subaru Impreza WRX STi MON SWE TUR NZL
15
ARG GRE CYP GER FIN AUS
Ret
ITA FRA ESP GBR NC 0
2004 Subaru Rally Team Australia Subaru Impreza WRX STi MON SWE MEX NZL
11
CYP GRE TUR ARG FIN GER GBR ITA FRA ESP AUS
7
28th 2
Subaru Rally Team Japan JPN
14
2005 Subaru Rally Team Australia Subaru Impreza WRX STi MON SWE MEX NZL
12
ITA CYP TUR GRE ARG FIN GER GBR FRA ESP AUS
20
NC 0
Subaru Rally Team Japan JPN
13
2009 Cody Croker Subaru Impreza STi R4 IRE NOR CYP POR ARG ITA GRE POL FIN AUS
12
ESP GBR NC 0
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Possum Bourne
Australian Rally Champion
2003, 2004 & 2005
Succeeded by
Simon Evans
Preceded by
Jussi Välimäki
Asia-Pacific Rally Champion
2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009
Succeeded by
Katsuhiko Taguchi

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b [2]

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