John Faulkner (racing driver)

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John Faulkner
Nationality New Zealand
Born (1952-08-24) 24 August 1952 (age 62)
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Related to Alyson (wife) and Kaitlyn (daughter)
ATCC / V8 Supercar
Years active 1977-80, 1987 & 1996-2005
Teams John Faulkner Racing
Toyota Team Australia
Paul Morris Motorsport
Team Kiwi Racing
Starts 112
Best finish 10th in 1997 Australian Touring Car Championship
Previous series
1992-96
1995-96
AUSCAR
NASCAR Australia

John Murray Faulkner (born 24 August 1952 in Palmerston North, New Zealand) is a retired racing driver. Faulkner spent the majority in sedan based classes, initial small touring cars, Ford Escorts and Capris initially before joining Toyota Team Australia's team of factory supported Toyota Corolla touring cars. After engine capacity classes disappeared from the Australian Touring Car Championship Faulkner moved into Superspeedway racing, establishing John Faulkner Racing to compete in the AUSCAR and Australian NASCAR series held almost entirely at the Calder Park Thunderdome. As NASCAR died in Australia, Faulkner returned to the Touring Car Championship partway through the 1996 Australian Touring Car Championship, and was a surprise starter in the 1996 Bathurst 1000, initially with an ex-Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore, before later constructing his own Holdens. Faulkner's team gradually wound down and left the main series after the 2002 V8 Supercar season. The team continued running Commodores in the second tier Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series until the end of the 2004 season, including briefly running the Holden Young Lions identity.

He has competed in the Bathurst 1000 on 18 occasions between 1980[1] and 2005 with a best finish of fifth in 1997.[2]

Career results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
1977 Australian Touring Car Championship 37th Ford Capri
1978 Australian Touring Car Championship 30th Ford Capri
1979 Australian Touring Car Championship 12th Ford Capri
1980 Australian Touring Car Championship 20th Ford Escort Mk.II RS2000
1987 Australian Touring Car Championship 20th Toyota Corolla Toyota Team Australia
1987 Australian 2.0 Litre Touring Car Championship 3rd Toyota Corolla Toyota Team Australia
1993 Australian AUSCAR Championship 3rd Holden VP Commodore John Faulkner Racing
1995 Australian AUSCAR Championship 3rd Holden VP Commodore John Faulkner Racing
1996 Australian NASCAR Championship 3rd Chevrolet Monte Carlo John Faulkner Racing
1996 Australian Touring Car Championship 17th Holden VR Commodore John Faulkner Racing
1997 Australian Touring Car Championship 10th Holden VS Commodore John Faulkner Racing
1998 Australian Touring Car Championship 13th Holden VS Commodore John Faulkner Racing
1999 Shell Championship Series 15th Holden VT Commodore John Faulkner Racing
2000 Shell Championship Series 18th Holden VT Commodore John Faulkner Racing
2001 Shell Championship Series 30th Holden VX Commodore John Faulkner Racing
2002 V8 Supercar Championship Series 29th Holden VX Commodore John Faulkner Racing
2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series 49th Holden VY Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport
2005 V8 Supercar Championship Series 45th Holden VZ Commodore Team Kiwi Racing
2013 Australian Production Car Championship 27th FPV FG GT Lovton Coal

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1980 Bathurst results
  2. ^ Pearce, Bob (13 August 2005). "Pitstop: Halliday expects fierce competition". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 

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