2003 Konica V8 Supercar Series

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2003 Konica V8 Supercar Series season
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The 2003 Konica V8 Supercar Series was an Australian motor racing competition held for V8 Supercars. It was the fourth V8 Supercar Development Series. The series began on 23 February 2003 at Wakefield Park and finished on 31 August at Mallala Motor Sport Park after sixteen races at six rounds held across three different states.

Series winner Mark Winterbottom won eight of the 16 races and four of the six rounds. The new points system placed an increased emphasis on finishing races and series runner up Matthew White scored just 58 points less than Winterbottom, despite taking only two race wins and six top three race finishes.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2003 Konica V8 Supercar Series.

Team No Driver Car
Brad Jones Racing 12 Australia Andrew Jones Ford AU Falcon
Imrie Motor Sport 14 Australia Geoff Full
Australia Steve Owen
Holden VX Commodore
Paul Cruickshank Racing 22 Australia Todd Wanless Ford AU Falcon
Terry Wyhoon Racing 25 Australia Terry Wyhoon Ford AU Falcon
M3 Motorsport 26 Australia Peter Doulman
Australia Bob McDonald
Holden VT Commodore
Holden VX Commodore
Howard Racing 27 Australia Marcus Marshall Ford AU Falcon
49 Australia Tim Gordon
94 Australia Mark Howard
Matthew White Racing 28 Australia Matthew White Holden VX Commodore
Ford AU Falcon
Steven Ellery Racing 30 Australia Luke Youlden Ford AU Falcon
Clyde Lawrence Racing 35 Australia Clyde Lawrence Holden VS Commodore
Holden VX Commodore
South Pacific Motor Sport 38 Australia Mathew Hunt Holden VS Commodore
Peter Motorsport 40 Australia Brett Peters Ford AU Falcon
Stone Brothers Racing 41 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford AU Falcon
Holden Young Lions 46 Australia Dale Brede Holden VX Commodore
96 Australia Tony D'Alberto
Craig Bastian 47 Australia Craig Bastian Ford AU Falcon
Fernandez Racing 55 Australia José Fernández Ford AU Falcon
Kevin Mundy Racing 56 Australia Kevin Mundy Ford AU Falcon
Motorsport Engineering Services 58 Australia Derek van Zelm Holden VT Commodore
Phoenix Motorsport 59 Australia Jamie Miller Holden VX Commodore
Independent Race Cars Australia 64 New Zealand Mark Porter Holden VX Commodore
Shane Beikoff Racing 68 Australia Shane Beikoff Holden VS Commodore
Ford EL Falcon
Spiess Heckler Racing 69 Australia Robert Jones Holden VX Commodore
Dick Johnson Racing 71 Australia Tony Ricciardello
Australia Warren Luff
Ford AU Falcon
Robert Smith Racing 72 Australia Owen Kelly Holden VX Commodore
V8 Racing 77 Australia Richard Mork
Australia Michael Simpson
Australia Tim Rowse
Holden VS Commodore
Graham Crawford 87 Australia Graham Crawford Ford EL Falcon
Halliday Motor Sport 88 Australia Peter Gazzard Ford AU Falcon
Sydney Star Racing 89 Australia Adam Wallis Ford AU Falcon
98 Australia Grant Elliott Holden VS Commodore
Peter Best 90 Australia Peter Best Holden VS Commodore
Thexton Motor Racing 100 Australia David Thexton Ford AU Falcon
Chance Of A Lifetime 110 Australia David Russell Ford AU Falcon
A.N.T. Racing 300 Australia Tony Evangelou Holden VS Commodore
Nichols Motorsport 666 Australia Phillip Nichols Ford EL Falcon

Race calendar[edit]

Round Date Circuit Location Winning driver
1 22–23 February New South Wales Wakefield Park Goulburn, New South Wales Australia Mark Winterbottom
2 20–21 March South Australia Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia Australia Mark Winterbottom
3 3–4 May New South Wales Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Australia Mark Winterbottom
4 5–6 July Victoria (Australia) Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria Australia Matthew White
5 2–3 August Victoria (Australia) Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria Australia Andrew Jones
6 30–31 August South Australia Mallala Motor Sport Park Mallala, South Australia Australia Mark Winterbottom

Points system[edit]

The series consisted of six rounds across three different states. Rounds 1 and 3-6 consisted of three races. The second race of each weekend saw the finishing order of race 1 reversed to form the grid, a 'reverse grid' race. Round 2 consisted of a single race. Points were awarded for all cars who finished each race in finishing order. Points may have been offered beyond the 29th position but at no point during the series did more than 29 cars finish a race. Round 2's single race carried three times the points of a single race elsewhere in the series. The pointscore also saw the worst round result deducted, although the worst result had to be a round the competitor had entered.

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th
Rounds 1 & 3-6
Points
64 62 60 58 56 54 52 50 48 46 44 42 40 38 36 34 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8
Round 2
Points
192 186 180 174 168 162 156 150 144 138 132 126 120 114 108 102 96 90 84 78 72 66 60 54 48 42 36 30 24

Series standings[edit]

Points table referenced, in part, as follows:[1]

Pos Driver Car [2] Pen. WAK[3] ADE[4] EAS[5] PHI[6] WIN[7] MAL[8] Pts
1 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford AU Falcon 1 6 1 1 3 1 2 1 6 7 13 3 2 1 1 1 922 (1084)
2 Australia Matthew White Holden Commodore VX
Ford AU Falcon
4 8 6 4 6 7 1 6 3 1 2 9 4 2 8 2 864 (1026)
3 New Zealand Mark Porter Holden Commodore VX 8 12 4 3 13 2 Ret 4 9 9 24 2 Ret 4 7 3 780 (876)
4 Australia Brett Peters Ford AU Falcon 14 1 7 8 8 Ret 11 7 11 3 11 22 8 9 12 7 718 (812)
5 Australia Luke Youlden Ford AU Falcon 50 7 3 5 20 2 4 7 23 1 2 4 13 6 19 Ret 10 688 (766)
6 Australia Dale Brede Holden Commodore VX Ret 4 16 2 5 13 4 3 Ret DNS 3 Ret 7 7 Ret 6 680 (740)
7 Australia Owen Kelly Holden Commodore VT 2 9 2 11 1 15 3 26 2 Ret 25 1 3 Ret DNS DNS 680 (702)
8 Australia Peter Gazzard Ford AU Falcon Ret 13 8 5 7 9 5 21 5 6 6 12 Ret 6 Ret DNS 658 (712)
9 Australia Craig Bastian Ford AU Falcon 17 7 11 Ret 9 5 10 9 23 10 14 7 10 18 13 19 626
10 Australia Kevin Mundy Ford AU Falcon 9 14 10 7 15 6 6 20 24 14 8 Ret 9 11 Ret DNS 612 (684)
11 Australia Andrew Jones Ford AU Falcon 6 2 9 24 2 4 Ret 1 5 1 3 Ret 4 604 (658)
12 Australia David Russell Ford AU Falcon Ret DNS DNS 13 12 11 9 13 7 11 10 18 11 Ret 17 Ret 542 (560)
13 Australia Jamie Miller Holden Commodore VX 19 19 17 16 14 12 14 16 18 13 19 15 22 15 11 11 536 (622)
14 Australia Terry Wyhoon Ford AU Falcon Ret DNS DNS 12 17 Ret 12 12 Ret DNS 12 4 15 12 4 17 510
15 Australia José Fernández Ford AU Falcon 10 10 DNS 9 16 3 8 14 10 17 Ret DNS 13 496 (536)
16 Australia Todd Wanless Ford AU Falcon 5 15 14 14 10 8 Ret 5 Ret 20 16 3 15 470 (552)
17 Australia Tony Ricciardello Ford AU Falcon 3 5 3 21 4 10 Ret Ret 17 18 Ret 8 Ret 440 (490)
18 Australia Robert Jones Holden Commodore VX 15 Ret 17 13 8 Ret DNS 18 11 14 10 9 9 434 (484)
19 Australia Mark Howard Ford AU Falcon 11 17 15 Ret Ret 16 16 18 19 16 22 14 16 17 Ret 16 432
20 Australia Grant Elliott Holden Commodore VS 16 Ret DNS 10 11 Ret DNS 28 Ret Ret 9 19 Ret 13 Ret 14 370 (380)
21 Australia Tony D'Alberto Holden Commodore VX Ret 14 15 10 21 8 Ret DNS DNS 14 5 8 338
22 Australia Tim Gordon Ford AU Falcon 22 20 Ret 23 22 Ret 17 29 Ret 21 23 20 18 Ret 14 Ret 322 (354)
23 Australia Clyde Lawrence Holden Commodore VS
Holden Commodore VX
13 16 19 17 20 Ret DNS Ret DNS DNS 20 16 20 310
24 Australia Tony Evangelou Holden Commodore VS 21 11 13 18 24 13 Ret 20 16 23 278 (336)
25 Australia Shane Beikoff Holden Commodore VS
Ford EL Falcon
18 21 12 19 21 18 18 21 Ret DNS 264 (288)
26 Australia Steve Owen Holden Commodore VX 27 8 5 Ret 6 5 8 10 Ret 238 (348)
27 Australia Adam Wallis Ford AU Falcon 17 14 22 15 10 21 21 2 12 234 (326)
28 Australia David Thexton Ford AU Falcon 19 16 15 17 23 17 Ret 15 18 182 (248)
29 Australia Graham Crawford Ford EL Falcon 15 Ret 18 22 22 20 20 160 (226)
30 Australia Marcus Marshall Ford AU Falcon 5 25 4 7 17 Ret 130 (232)
31 Australia Tim Rowse Holden Commodore VS 15 15 12 16 Ret 13 114 (188)
32 Australia Peter Doulman Holden Commodore VX 11 12 19 26 Ret 12 114 (170)
33 Australia Richard Mork Holden Commodore VS 20 18 Ret 18 Ret Ret 56 (86)
34 Australia Derek van Zelm Holden Commodore VT Ret Ret DNS Ret 21 19 52
35 Australia Peter Best Holden Commodore VS Ret Ret 19 25 22 DNS 48 (86)
36 Australia Geoff Full Holden Commodore VX Ret Ret 19 25 22 DNS 48
Australia Warren Luff Ford AU Falcon 5 6 5 0 (166)
Australia Michael Simpson Holden Commodore VS 6 0 (162)
Australia Mathew Hunt Holden Commodore VS 19 19 Ret 0 (78)
Australia Bob McDonald Holden Commodore VT Ret 22 Ret 0 (66)
Australia Phillip Nichols Ford EL Falcon DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS Ret DNS DNS 0
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2003 Konica V8 Supercar Series Points, www.v8supercars.com.au, via web.archive.org
  2. ^ Natsoft Race Results, racing.natsoft.com.au Retrieved 14 May 2015
  3. ^ "Wakefield Park Raceway 23/02/2003 2003 Konica V8 Supercar Series - Round 1". National Software. 23 February 2003. Retrieved 20 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Adelaide Parklands Circuit 23/03/2003 2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series - Round 1". National Software. 23 March 2003. Retrieved 20 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "Eastern Creek International Raceway 04/05/2003 2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series - Round 3". National Software. 4 May 2003. Retrieved 20 January 2009. 
  6. ^ "Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 06/07/2003 2003 Konica V8 Supercar Series - Round 4". National Software. 6 July 2003. Retrieved 20 January 2009. 
  7. ^ "Winton Motor Raceway 03/08/2003 2003 Konica V8 Supercar Series - Round 5". National Software. 3 August 2003. Retrieved 20 January 2009. 
  8. ^ "Mallala Motorsport Park 31/08/2003 2003 Konica V8 Supercar Series - Round 6". National Software. 31 August 2003. Retrieved 20 January 2009. 

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