2000 Australian Touring Car season

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2000 Australian Touring Car season
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The 2000 Australian Touring Car season was the 41st year of touring car racing in Australia since the first runnings of the Australian Touring Car Championship and the fore-runner of the present day Bathurst 1000, the Armstrong 500.

Two major touring car categories raced in Australia during 2000, V8 Supercar and Super Touring. Between them there were 25 touring car race meetings held during 2000; a thirteen-round series for V8 Supercars, the 2000 Shell Championship Series (SCS), two of them endurance races; a five-round second tier V8 Supercar series 2000 Konica V8 Lites Series (KLS), an eight-round series for Super Touring, the 2000/2001 Australian Super Touring Championship (ASTC), which spilled several weeks into 2001; and V8 Supercar support programme events at the 2000 Australian Grand Prix and 2000 Honda Indy 300.

Results and standings[edit]

Race calendar[edit]

The 2000 Australian touring car season consisted of 28 events.

Date Series Circuit City / State Winner Team Car Report
12 Feb SCS Round 1 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria Garth Tander Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VT Commodore
9 - 11 Mar Hot Wheels V8 Supercar Showdown Albert Park street circuit Melbourne, Victoria Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore report
18 - 19 Mar SCS Round 2 Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia Craig Lowndes Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore
26 Mar KLS Round 1 Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Dean Canto Dean Canto Racing Ford EL Falcon
8 - 9 Apr SCS Round 3 Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia Garth Tander Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VT Commodore report
30 Apr SCS Round 4 Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore
7 May KLS Round 2 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria Ryan McLeod John Faulkner Racing Holden VS Commodore
21 May SCS Round 5 Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore
28 May ASTC Round 1 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport BMW 320i
10–11 June GMC 400 SCS Round 6 Canberra Street Circuit Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Steven Richards Gibson Motorsport Holden VT Commodore
18 Jun KLS Round 3 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Dean Canto Dean Canto Racing Ford EL Falcon
ASTC Round 2 Lakeside International Raceway Brisbane, Queensland Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport BMW 320i
2 Jul SCS Round 7 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland Craig Lowndes Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore
9 Jul ASTC Round 3 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport BMW 320i
16 Jul SCS Round 8 Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria Jason Bargwanna Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VT Commodore
30 Jul SCS Round 9 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore
6 Aug KLS Round 4 Lakeside International Raceway Brisbane, Queensland David Besnard Stone Brothers Racing Ford EL Falcon
20 Aug SCS Round 10 Calder Park Raceway Melbourne, Victoria Steven Richards Gibson Motorsport Holden VT Commodore
27 Aug KLS Round 5 Mallala Motor Sport Park Adelaide, South Australia David Besnard Stone Brothers Racing Ford EL Falcon
10 Sep Queensland 500 SCS Round 11 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland Craig Lowndes
Mark Skaife
Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore report
8 Oct SCS Round 12 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria Paul Radisich Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon
14 - 15 Oct FAI V8 Supercar Challenge Surfers Paradise street circuit Surfers Paradise, Queensland Paul Radisich Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon report
29 Oct ASTC Round 4 Wakefield Park Goulburn, New South Wales Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport BMW 320i
12 Nov ASTC Round 5 Mallala Motor Sport Park Adelaide, South Australia Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport BMW 320i
19 Nov FAI Bathurst 1000 SCS Round 13 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales Garth Tander
Jason Bargwanna
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VT Commodore report
3 Dec ASTC Round 6 Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport BMW 320i
28 Jan ASTC Round 7 Wakefield Park Goulburn, New South Wales Owen Kelly Paul Morris Motorsport BMW 320i
11 Feb ASTC Round 8 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Paul Morris Paul Morris Motorsport BMW 320i

Shell Championship Series[edit]

Hot Wheels V8 Supercar Showdown[edit]

This meeting was a support event of the 2000 Australian Grand Prix.

Driver No. Team Car Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
Australia Mark Skaife 2 Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore 2 1 1
New Zealand Paul Radisich 18 Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon 3 2 2
Australia Garth Tander 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VT Commodore 1 3 3
Australia Craig Lowndes 1 Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore 4 5 4
Australia Jason Bargwanna 35 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VT Commodore DNF 10 5
Australia Larry Perkins 11 Castrol Perkins Racing Holden VT Commodore 6 4 6
Australia John Bowe 60 PAE Motorsport Ford AU Falcon 7 7 7
New Zealand John Faulkner 46 John Faulkner Racing Holden VT Commodore 14 11 8
Australia Paul Morris 29 Paul Morris Motorsport Holden VS Commodore 15 13 9
Australia Tony Longhurst 9 Stone Brothers Racing Ford AU Falcon 9 8 10
Australia Steve Ellery 31 Supercheap Auto Racing Ford AU Falcon 12 18 11
Australia Steven Johnson 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon 8 DNF 12
Australia Rodney Forbes 28 Gibson Motorsport Holden VT Commodore DNF 17 13
Australia Russell Ingall 8 Castrol Perkins Racing Holden VT Commodore 5 26 14
Australia Cameron McLean 40 Greenfield Mowers Racing Ford AU Falcon 22 16 15
Australia Glenn Seton 5 Ford Tickford Racing Ford AU Falcon 11 23 16
Australia Mark Larkham 10 Larkham Motor Sport Ford AU Falcon 10 6 17
Australia Dugal McDougall 16 Perkins Engineering Holden VT Commodore 21 19 18
Australia Paul Weel 43 Paul Weel Racing Ford AU Falcon 16 27 19
New Zealand Greg Murphy 12 Gibson Motorsport Holden VT Commodore DNF 25 20
Australia Steve Reed 23 Lansvale Racing Team Holden VS Commodore 23 20 21
New Zealand Craig Baird 4 Stone Brothers Racing Ford AU Falcon DNF DNF 22
Australia Sam Newman 99 Gibson Motorsport Holden VS Commodore 25 24 23
Australia Trevor Ashby 3 Lansvale Racing Team Holden VS Commodore 20 22 24
Australia Paul Romano 24 Romano Racing Holden VS Commodore 19 21 DNF
Australia Brad Jones 21 Brad Jones Racing Ford AU Falcon DNF 28 DNF
Australia Cameron McConville 54 Rod Nash Racing Holden VT Commodore 18 14 DNF
Australia Neil Crompton 6 Ford Tickford Racing Ford AU Falcon 17 12 DNF
Australia Todd Kelly 15 Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore 24 15 DNF
New Zealand Steven Richards 7 Gibson Motorsport Holden VT Commodore 13 9 DNF

Konica V8 Lites Series[edit]

Australian Super Touring Championship[edit]

FAI V8 Supercar Challenge[edit]

This meeting was a support event of the 2000 Honda Indy 300.[1]

Driver No. Team Car Top Ten Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Points
New Zealand Paul Radisich 18 Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon 2 1 1 2 56
Australia Russell Ingall 8 Castrol Perkins Racing Holden VT Commodore 1 2 2 1 52
Australia Craig Lowndes 1 Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore 4 4 3 3 40
Australia Jason Bargwanna 35 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VT Commodore 5 5 4 32
Australia Mark Larkham 10 Larkham Motor Sport Ford AU Falcon 5 6 6 5 26
Australia Mark Skaife 2 Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore 3 3 4 DNF 26
Australia Tony Longhurst 9 Stone Brothers Racing Ford AU Falcon 9 7 8 6 18
Australia Neil Crompton 6 Glenn Seton Racing Ford AU Falcon 16 12 7 6
New Zealand Craig Baird 4 Stone Brothers Racing Ford AU Falcon 11 9 8 6
Australia Steven Johnson 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon 7 14 7 DNF 6
Australia Brad Jones 21 Brad Jones Racing Ford AU Falcon 8 22 16 4
Australia Paul Morris 29 Paul Morris Motorsport Holden VS Commodore 15 13 9 2
Australia Rodney Forbes 28 Gibson Motorsport Holden VT Commodore 10 11 10 2
Australia Paul Weel 43 Paul Weel Racing Ford AU Falcon 9 DNF DNS 2
Australia Steve Reed 23 Lansvale Racing Team Holden VS Commodore 13 10 12 1
New Zealand John Faulkner 46 John Faulkner Racing Holden VT Commodore 26 14 11
Australia Tyler Mecklem 50 Clive Wiseman Racing Holden VT Commodore 20 15 13
Australia Anthony Tratt 75 Paul Little Racing Ford AU Falcon 19 16 14
Australia John Bowe 600 PAE Motorsport Ford AU Falcon 25 DNS 15
Australia Trevor Ashby 3 Lansvale Racing Team Holden VS Commodore 21 20 17
Australia Paul Romano 24 Romano Racing Holden VS Commodore 18 18 18
Australia Rodney Crick 14 Imrie Motor Sport Holden VT Commodore 23 21 19
Australia Dugal McDougall 16 Perkins Engineering Holden VT Commodore 12 19 20
Australia Larry Perkins 11 Castrol Perkins Racing Holden VS Commodore 17 DNF DNF
Australia Cameron McConville 54 Rod Nash Racing Holden VT Commodore 24 17 DNF
Australia Christian D'Agostin 99 Motorsport Engineering Services Holden VT Commodore 22 DNF DNS
Australia Steve Ellery 31 Supercheap Auto Racing Ford AU Falcon 6 DNF DNS DNS
New Zealand Greg Murphy 12 Gibson Motorsport Holden VT Commodore 8 DNF DNS DNS
New Zealand Steven Richards 7 Gibson Motorsport Holden VT Commodore 10 DNF DNS DNS
Australia Garth Tander 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VT Commodore DNS DNS DNS

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold Coast 15 October 2000 2000 Honda Indy 300 Support Categories". National Software. 15 October 2000. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 

Additional references can be found in linked event/series reports.

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