Steve Owen (racing driver)

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Steve Owen
Steve Owen
Steve Owen in 2012
Nationality Australian
Born (1974-12-18) 18 December 1974 (age 39)
Melbourne, Victoria
2014 International V8 Supercars Championship
Debut season 1999
Current team Ford Performance Racing
Car no. 6
Former teams Garry Rogers Motorsport
Imrie Motor Sport
Briggs Motor Sport
Robert Smith Racing
K-Mart Racing
Britek Motorsport
Rod Nash Racing
Walkinshaw Racing
Triple Eight Race Engineering
Ford Performance Racing
Best finish 1st in 2010
Previous series
1998-99,2004
2000
2002-04, 2008,2010
2009
Australian Formula Ford
Australian Drivers' Champ.
Development V8 Supercar

V8 Touring Car National Series
Championship titles
2008
2010
Development V8 Supercar
Development V8 Supercar

Steve Owen is an Australian racing driver. Owen has an extensive driving CV, from Karts, to Formula Ford, Formula Holden, Sprintcars, V8 Supercar and is a dual champion of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series. Owen was introduced to Karting when he commenced working at the Carroll & Richardson International Go-Kart Entertainment Centre on a casual basis in Nunawading, Victoria, in the early 1990s. Owen worked initially as a Track Marshal and then as a Mechanic.

Owen is a two-time winner of the V8 Supercar Development series, having won it in 2008 for Scott Loadsman Racing and 2010 for Greg Murphy Racing. Owen also has years experience racing in Australia's leading motor racing series, the International V8 Supercars Championship. Owen's most significant achievements in the International V8 Supercars Championship was a race win at the 2010 Armor All Gold Coast 600 as a co-driver for Jamie Whincup, and has appeared on the podium in second and third place several times, most notably second at the Bathurst 1000 endurance race in 2010, and third at the Sandown 500 endurance race in 2013.

Career results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
1998 Australian Formula Ford Championship 9th Spectrum 06B - Ford Team Arrow
1999 Australian Formula Ford Championship 2nd Spectrum 07 - Ford Garry Rogers Valvoline / Cummins
1999 Shell Championship Series 41st Holden VT Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport
2000 Australian Drivers' Championship 10th Reynard 97D Holden Hocking Motorsport
2000 Formula Holden Tasman Cup 5th [1] Reynard 97D Holden Hocking Motorsport
2001 Shell Championship Series 70th Holden VT Commodore Imrie Motor Sport
2002 Konica V8Supercar Series 4th Holden VT Commodore Imrie Motor Sport
2002 V8Supercar Championship Series 48th Ford AU Falcon Briggs Motor Sport
2003 Konica V8Supercar Series 26th Holden VX Commodore Imrie Motor Sport
2003 V8Supercar Championship Series 60th Holden VX Commodore Robert Smith Racing
2004 Australian Formula Ford Championship 3rd Spectrum 010 - Ford Bosch Batteries
2004 Konica Minolta V8Supercar Series 38th Holden VX Commodore John Faulkner Racing
2004 V8Supercar Championship Series 49th Holden VY Commodore K-Mart Racing
2005 V8Supercar Championship Series 32nd Ford BA Falcon Britek Motorsport
2006 V8Supercar Championship Series 22nd Holden VZ Commodore Autobarn Racing
2007 V8Supercar Championship Series 19th Holden VZ Commodore Autobarn Racing
2008 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 1st Holden VZ Commodore Scott Loadsman Racing
2008 V8Supercar Championship Series 32nd Ford BF Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
Team Kiwi Racing
2009 V8 Touring Car National Series 7th Holden VX Commodore Power Plus 98
2009 V8Supercar Championship Series 39th Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing
2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 1st Holden VE Commodore Greg Murphy Racing
2010 V8Supercar Championship Series 31st Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering
2011 International V8 Supercars Championship 17th Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport
2012 V8SuperTourer Championship 34th Holden VE Commodore MPC Motorsport
2012 International V8 Supercars Championship 20th Ford FG Falcon Paul Morris Motorsport
2013 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series 5th Ford FG Falcon MW Motorsport
2013 International V8 Supercars Championship 32nd Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing

Bathurst 1000 Results[edit]

The Ford FG Falcon of Steve Owen at the 2012 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
Year Number Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
1999 35 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VT Commodore Greg Ritter 9th 160
2000 76 Matthew White Racing Holden VS Commodore Matthew White 24th 143
2001 14 Imrie Motorsport Holden VX Commodore James Brock DNF 12
2002 600 Briggs Motor Sport Ford AU Falcon Dale Brede 17th 158
2003 13 Robert Smith Racing Holden VX Commodore Phillip Scifleet 21st 141
2004 51 K-mart Racing Team Holden VY Commodore Tim Leahey 8th 160
2005 25 Britek Motorsport Ford BA Falcon Matthew White DNF 136
2006 55 Autobarn Racing Holden VZ Commodore Tony Longhurst 7th 161
2007 55 Autobarn Racing Holden VZ Commodore Tony D'Alberto 6th 161
2008 17 Jim Beam Racing Ford BF Falcon Warren Luff 11th 161
2009 10 Team Autobarn Holden VE Commodore Shane Price 16th 160
2010 1 Team Vodafone Holden VE Commodore Jamie Whincup 2nd 161
2011 49 VIP Petfoods Racing Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris 11th 161
2012 49 VIP Petfoods Racing Ford FG Falcon Paul Morris DNF 53
2013 6 Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon Will Davison 7th 161
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tony D'Alberto
Winner of the V8 Supercar Development Series
2008
Succeeded by
Jonathon Webb
Preceded by
Jonathon Webb
Winner of the V8 Supercar Development Series
2010
Succeeded by
Andrew Thompson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Formula Holden: Tasman Cup Retrieved on 6 April 2012
  • VESRIX [1]
  • V8 Supercar profile [2]

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