2000 Konica V8 Lites Series

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2000 Konica V8 Lites Series
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The 2000 Konica V8 Lites Series was an Australian motor racing competition for V8 Supercars. It was the inaugrual stand alone series for the second tier of V8 Supercar racing.[1] The series began on 26 March 2000 at the Eastern Creek Raceway and finished on 27 August at Mallala Motor Sport Park and was contested over five rounds across four different states.

The series was won by Dean Canto who placed first in five of the fifteen races of the series and finished 31 points ahead of Matthew White. Wayne Wakefield placed third.

Vehicle eligibility[edit]

All cars were required to comply with the Technical Regulations applicable to V8 Supercars as defined within CAMS Group 3A.[2] Eligible models were Ford and Holden vehicles up to, but not including, the Ford AU Falcon and the Holden VT Commodore.[2]

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2000 Konica V8 Lites Series.[3]

Team Car No Driver Round
Eastern Creek Karts Ford EL Falcon 20 Australia Garry Holt All
Harris Racing Ford EL Falcon 30 Australia Craig Harris All
88 Australia Craig Bastian 4
Gearbox Motorsport Holden VS Commodore 36 Australia Gary Quartly 2
Holden VS Commodore
Ford EL Falcon
Australia Neil Schembri 1, 3-5
Scotty Taylor Racing Holden VS Commodore 37 Australia Bill Attard
Australia Roger Hurd
1-3
4-5
South Pacific Motor Racing Holden VS Commodore 38 Australia Peter Field
Australia Shane Howison
1-2, 5
3-4
Sieders Racing Team Ford EL Falcon 42 Australia Bill Sieders All
Ford EB Falcon
Ford EL Falcon
56 Australia John Falk 1-3
Ford EL Falcon Australia Luke Sieders 4-5
Mal Rose Racing Holden VS Commodore 44 Australia Mal Rose 3-4
Dean Canto Racing Ford EL Falcon 45 Australia Dean Canto All
Daily Planet Racing Holden VS Commodore 47 Australia John Trimbole 2
Trevor Crittenden Motorsport Holden VS Commodore 57 Australia Daniel Natoli
Australia Tim Toth
1,3 & 4
5
Halliday Motor Sport Ford EL Falcon 61 Australia Ross Halliday All
Robert Smith Racing Holden VS Commodore 72 Australia Robert Smith 1-3, 5
Terry Wyhoon Racing Holden VS Commodore 76 Australia Matthew White All
125 Australia Terry Wyhoon All
V8 Racing Holden VS Commodore 77 Australia Craig Bastian
Australia Richard Mork
2
1, 3-5
Rowse Motorsport Holden VP Commodore 81 Australia Tim Rowse All
Miller Racing Holden VS Commodore 84 Australia Daniel Miller All
The Race Centre Ford EL Falcon 87 Australia Rod Salmon All
Stone Brothers Racing Ford EL Falcon 89 Australia David Besnard 4-5
Geoff Kendrick Holden VS Commodore 92 Australia Geoff Kendrick 1
John Faulkner Racing Holden VS Commodore 96 Australia Ryan McLeod All
Graphic Skills Racing Holden VS Commodore 97 Australia Wayne Wakefield All
Riverlea Motorsport Holden VS Commodore 127 Australia Chris Butler 1-3, 5
Power Racing Ford EL Falcon 500 Australia Alan Heath 5
Peter Hansen Ford EL Falcon 550 Australia Peter Hansen 3

Race calendar[edit]

The series was contested over five rounds. Each round comprised three races.

Round [4] Circuit [4] Location Date [4] Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Round Winner
1 Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 25–26 March Australia Ryan McLeod Australia Ryan McLeod Australia Wayne Wakefield Graphic Skills Racing Australia Dean Canto
Australia Matthew White Australia Ryan McLeod John Faulkner Racing
Australia Ryan McLeod Australia Dean Canto Dean Canto Racing
2 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 6–7 May Australia Ryan McLeod [5] Australia Ryan McLeod [6] Australia Wayne Wakefield Graphic Skills Racing Australia Ryan McLeod
Australia Matthew White [7] Australia Wayne Wakefield Graphic Skills Racing
Australia Ryan McLeod [8] Australia Ryan McLeod John Faulkner Racing
3 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 17–18 June Australia Craig Harris Australia Dean Canto Australia Dean Canto Dean Canto Racing Australia Dean Canto
Australia Matthew White Australia Matthew White Terry Wyhoon Racing
Australia Dean Canto Australia Dean Canto Dean Canto Racing
4 Lakeside International Raceway Brisbane, Queensland 5–6 August Australia David Besnard Australia David Besnard Australia David Besnard Stone Brothers Racing Australia David Besnard
Australia David Besnard Australia Dean Canto Dean Canto Racing
Australia David Besnard Australia David Besnard Stone Brothers Racing
5 Mallala Motor Sport Park Mallala, South Australia 26–27 August Australia David Besnard Australia David Besnard Australia David Besnard Stone Brothers Racing Australia David Besnard
Australia David Besnard Australia Dean Canto Dean Canto Racing
Australia David Besnard Australia David Besnard Stone Brothers Racing

Points system[edit]

Points were awarded for the top ten positions in each race on the following basis:

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Points 20 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Series standings[edit]

Pos [9] Driver [9] Car Eas [10] Phi Ora [11] Lak [12] Mal [13] Points [9]
1 Australia Dean Canto Ford EL Falcon 3 2 1 5 4 2 1 3 1 3 1 10 2 1 2 229
2 Australia Matthew White Holden VS Commodore 2 3 3 3 3 3 5 1 Ret 5 4 2 3 2 3 198
3 Australia Wayne Wakefield Holden VS Commodore 1 Ret Ret 1 1 5 3 Ret 8 2 2 4 5 5 4 164
4 Australia Ryan McLeod Holden VS Commodore 4 1 2 2 2 1 7 6 Ret 4 Ret 5 4 10 6 157
5 Australia David Besnard Ford EL Falcon 1 3 1 1 3 1 108
6 Australia Craig Harris Ford EL Falcon Ret DNS DNS 4 DNS 4 2 4 10 Ret 8 Ret 6 4 5 87
7 Australia Daniel Miller Holden VS Commodore 7 9 8 7 7 13 6 Ret 3 8 6 6 Ret DNS 7 72
8 Australia Garry Holt Ford EL Falcon 5 5 4 Ret DNS DNS 8 5 7 7 7 8 Ret 9 12 70
9 Australia Mal Rose Holden VS Commodore 4 2 Ret 9 5 3 54
10 Australia Neil Schembri Holden VS Commodore
Ford EL Falcon
6 4 5 11 9 5 10 12 DNS Ret DNS DNS 43
11 Australia Terry Wyhoon Holden VS Commodore 8 7 9 12 Ret 6 10 11 6 DNS 9 7 7 11 DNS 43
12 Australia Richard Mork Holden VR Commodore 12 8 6 17 8 2 Ret 10 Ret 12 13 16 33
13 Australia Rod Salmon Ford EL Falcon Ret DNS DNS 8 5 Ret 9 13 11 6 16 9 13 Ret 13 26
14 Australia Chris Butler Holden VS Commodore Ret DNS DNS 6 Ret Ret 13 Ret 4 Ret Ret 8 24
15 Australia Geoff Kendrick Holden VS Commodore 9 6 7 16
16 Australia Alan Heath Ford EL Falcon 9 6 10 11
17 Australia Craig Bastian Holden VS Commodore 9 6 Ret 11 Ret 11 10
18 Australia Tim Rowse Holden VP Commodore 11 10 DNS 10 11 11 Ret 7 9 Ret DNS DNS Ret DNS DNS 10
19 Australia Peter Field Holden VS Commodore 13 DNS 13 15 DNS 10 11 7 11 7
20 Australia Ross Halliday Ford EL Falcon 15 11 12 13 10 7 16 Ret Ret 12 15 12 15 12 Ret 7
21 Australia Bill Attard Holden VS Commodore Ret DNS DNS 14 9 8 15 12 12 6
22 Australia Roger Hurd Holden VS Commodore 14 14 14 14 8 9 6
23 Australia Luke Sieders Ford EL Falcon 11 Ret 11 8 DNS DNS 4
24 Australia Robert Smith Holden VS Commodore 14 12 11 11 8 12 DNS Ret Ret 16 Ret 14 4
25 Australia Bill Sieders Ford EL Falcon 10 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 18 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret 10 DNS 15 3
26 Australia John Falk Ford EB Falcon
Ford EL Falcon
16 13 14 Ret Ret 9 14 Ret DNS 2
27 Australia Shane Howison Holden VS Commodore 12 10 Ret Ret DNS DNS 1
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bruce Moxon, Konica Kids, Motor Racing Australia No. 55, December 2000 / January 2001, pages 46-47
  2. ^ a b The V8 Lites Series 2000 Policies, www.v8supercar.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  3. ^ 2000 Konica V8 Lites Series Round 4 Lakeside International Raceway. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing Group. 5–6 August 2000. 
  4. ^ a b c Konica V8 Lites Series - 2000 Racing Calendar, www.v8supercar.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  5. ^ Round 2 - Konica V8 Lites Series, Phillip Island, Cowes, 6-7 May 2000, Konica V8 Lites Qualifying - All Cars, www.v8supercar.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  6. ^ Round 2 - Konica V8 Lites Series, Phillip Island, Cowes, 6-7 May 2000, Race 1, www.v8supercar.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  7. ^ Round 2 - Konica V8 Lites Series, Phillip Island, Cowes, 6-7 May 2000, Race 2, www.v8supercar.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  8. ^ Round 2 - Konica V8 Lites Series, Phillip Island, Cowes, 6-7 May 2000, Race 3, www.v8supercar.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  9. ^ a b c Konica V8 Lites Series 2000, www.v8supercar.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  10. ^ "ARDC Eastern Creek International Raceway 26/03/2000 Konica V8 Lites Series – Round 1". National Software. 26 March 2000. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  11. ^ "Oran Park – Sydney 18/06/2000 2000 Konica V8 Lites Series – Round 3". National Software. 18 June 2000. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  12. ^ "Lakeside International Raceway 06/08/2000 2000 Konica V8 Lites Series – Round 4". National Software. 6 August 2000. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  13. ^ "Mallala Motorsport Park 27/08/2000 2000 Konica V8 Lites Series – Round 5". National Software. 27 August 2000. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 

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