Paul Stokell

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Paul Stokell
Nationality Australia Australian
Born (1968-03-08) 8 March 1968 (age 46)
Tasmania, Australia
Australian Mini Challenge
Years active 2008-2010
Best finish 1st in 2009 Australian Mini Challenge
Previous series
Pre 1990
1990
1992-96, 2001
1994
1995
1998
2000-04
2000-04
2004
2007-08
2007
Formula Vee
Aust. Formula Ford
Australian Drivers' Championship
EFDA Nations Cup
Malaysian Grand Prix
Australian GT Production
Nations Cup
V8 Supercar
Australian GT Performance
Australian Carrera Cup
Australian GT Championship
Championship titles
1994, 1995, 1996
1995
2003, 2004
2009
Australian Drivers' Championship

Malaysian Grand Prix
Australian Nations Cup
Australian Mini Challenge

Paul Stokell (born 8 March 1968 in Tasmania) is an Australian racing driver. Despite never making a significant impact in touring car racing, Stokell has been a race and championship winning driver in open wheel and sportscar racing consistently since the early 1990s and remains so today have won the Australian Mini Challenge in 2009.

While Tasmanian born, today Stokell is Queensland based where he has operated a performance driving school and has been involved indirectly with Tony Quinn's VIP Petfoods Racing sports car team and Sherrin Motor Sport team.

Open wheelers[edit]

Stokell first emerged into the national spotlight racing in the national Australian Formula Ford series, taking a Reynard to runner up in the 1990 title behind Russell Ingall.[1] Stokell tried to push his career in England in the next couple of years to no real success and returned to Australian racing in 1993 driving for Malcolm Ramsay's South Australian Birrana Racing team in Formula Brabham (which reverted to its original name of Formula Holden in 1996). With Stokell leading, Birrana came to dominate the category and Stokell took a trifecta of Australian Drivers' Championships in the mid-90s. In 1994 he represented Australia in the EFDA Nations Cup but the highlight of the era was his first international victory, winning the 1995 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Sports cars[edit]

In 1998 Stokell led an importer supported team driving Lotus Elise in the Australian GT Production Car Championship and against larger and more powerful cars Stokell became a giant-killer in the Lotus, finishing sixth in the championship. Out of this effort came an invitation to join the newly formed Team Lamborghini Australia, to race Lamborghini Diablos in the Australian Nations Cup Championship. Starting in 2000, Stokell was a constant front runner in the black Diablo and again became a championship winner in 2003 and 2004. In 2005 he drove in one round of the FIA GT Championship[2] in a Lotus placing 2nd in the G2 class.

Since then Stokell has made sporadic appearances in a variety of categories and became a competitor and entrant in the new Mini Challenge series in 2008 and became series champion in 2009.[3] He followed that by representing Australia for the second time in the Spanish Mini Challenge in 2010 [4] as well as finishing second in the Australian Mini Challenge in 2010.[5]

Career results[edit]

Some results sources from:[6]

Season Series Position Car Team
1990 Motorcraft Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series 2nd Reynard FF88 Ford
Swift FB90 Ford
Phoenix Motorsport
Swift Australia
1992 Australian Drivers' Championship 15th Shrike NB89H Holden
1993 Australian Drivers' Championship 3rd Reynard 90D Holden Birrana Racing
1994 Australian Drivers' Championship 1st Reynard 91D Holden Birrana Racing
1995 Australian Drivers' Championship 1st Reynard 91D Holden Birrana Racing
1995 Pan-Pacific Formula Brabham Championship 1st Reynard 91D Holden Birrana Racing
1996 Australian Drivers' Championship 1st Reynard 91D Holden Birrana Racing
1998 Australian GT Production Car Championship 6th Lotus Elise Sport 19
2000 Australian Nations Cup Championship 4th Lamborghini Diablo SVR Team Lamborghini Australia
2000 Shell Championship Series 50th Ford AU Falcon Steven Ellery Racing
2001 Australian Drivers' Championship 11th Reynard Holden Birrana Racing
2001 Australian Nations Cup Championship 2nd Lamborghini Diablo SVR Team Lamborghini Australia
2001 Shell Championship Series 74th Ford AU Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2002 Australian Nations Cup Championship 4th Lamborghini Diablo GTR Team Lamborghini Australia
2002 V8Supercar Championship Series 47th Ford AU Falcon Paul Little Racing
2003 Australian Nations Cup Championship 1st Lamborghini Diablo GTR Team Lamborghini Australia
2003 V8Supercar Championship Series 69th Ford BA Falcon Paul Little Racing
2004 Australian Nations Cup Championship 1st Lamborghini Diablo GTR Team Lamborghini Australia
2004 Australian GT Performance Championship 2nd Volkswagen Golf R32
2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series 57th Holden VY Commodore Team Dynamik
2007 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 14th Porsche 997 GT3 Cup
2007 Australian GT Championship 24th Lamborghini Gallardo Team Palmer
2008 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 19th Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Sherrin Motor Sport
2008 Australian Mini Challenge 2nd Mini John Cooper Works Challenge
2009 Australian Mini Challenge 1st Mini John Cooper Works Challenge
2010 Australian Mini Challenge 2nd Mini John Cooper Works Challenge

Complete V8 Supercar results[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final Pos Points
2000 Steven Ellery Racing PHI PTH ADL ECK HDV CAN QLD WIN OPK CDR QLD
13
SAN BAT
Ret
50 56
2001 Dick Johnson Racing PHI ADL ECK HDV CAN PTH CDR OPK QLD
Ret
WIN BAT
PUK SAN 74th 72
2002 Toll Racing ADL
PHI
ECK
HDV
CAN
PTH
ORP
WIN
QLD
21
BAT
12
SUR
PUK
SAN 1
24
SAN 2
Ret
47th 81
2003 Toll Racing ADL
PHI
ECK
WIN
PTH
HDV
QLD
ORP
SAN
30
BAT
11
SUR
PUK
ECK
69th 80
2004 Team Dynamik ADL
ECK
PUK
HDV
PTH
QLD
WIN
ORP
SAN
Ret
BAT
13
SUR
SYM
ECK
57th 144

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mark Skaife
Winner of the Australian Drivers' Championship
1994, 1995 and 1996
Succeeded by
Jason Bright