2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series

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2004 V8 Supercar season
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The 2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series featured the sixth running of the V8 Supercar Championship Series. It began on 21 March 2004 in Adelaide and ended on 5 December at Eastern Creek Raceway after 13 rounds. The series winner was awarded the 2004 Australian Touring Car Championship title by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following drivers and teams competed in the 2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series. The series consisted of eleven rounds of sprint racing and two rounds (the Sandown 500 and the Bathurst 1000) of endurance racing with each car piloted by two drivers.

Team Vehicle Car # Drivers Endurance Event Drivers
Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon 1 Australia Marcos Ambrose Australia Greg Ritter
9 Australia Russell Ingall Australia Cameron McLean
98
Holden Racing Team Holden VY Commodore 2 Australia Mark Skaife
05 Australia Peter Brock
United Kingdom Jason Plato
22 Australia Todd Kelly
Tasman Motorsport Holden VX Commodore
Holden VY Commodore
3 New Zealand Jason Richards
Holden VX Commodore 43 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Ford Performance Racing Ford BA Falcon 5 Australia Glenn Seton Switzerland Alain Menu
Australia Adam Macrow
6 Australia Craig Lowndes
Castrol Perkins Racing Holden VX Commodore
Holden VY Commodore
7 Australia Tony Longhurst
Australia Alex Davison
Australia Jamie Whincup
Holden VY Commodore 8 Australia Paul Dumbrell
11 New Zealand Steven Richards New Zealand Jim Richards
Larkham Motor Sport Ford BA Falcon 10 Australia Jason Bargwanna Australia Mark Larkham
New Zealand Matt Halliday
20 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Brad Jones Racing Ford BA Falcon 12 Australia John Bowe United Kingdom John Cleland
Australia Andrew Jones
21 Australia Brad Jones
Imrie Motor Sport Holden VX Commodore 14 Australia Terry Wyhoon
24 Australia Phillip Scifleet
MSport Holden VX Commodore 14 New Zealand Mark Porter
Robert Smith Racing Holden VY Commodore 14 Australia Lee Holdsworth Australia Phillip Scifleet*
Australia Mark Noske**
Team Dynamik Holden VY Commodore 14 Australia Neil McFadyen
Australia Will Davison
44 New Zealand Simon Wills Australia Paul Stokell
45 Australia Dale Brede
K-mart Racing Team Holden VY Commodore 15 Australia Rick Kelly Australia Tim Leahey
Australia Steve Owen
51 New Zealand Greg Murphy
Paul Weel Racing Holden VY Commodore 16 Australia Paul Weel Australia Matthew White
Australia Marcus Marshall
50 Australia Jason Bright
Dick Johnson Racing Ford BA Falcon 17 Australia Steven Johnson Australia Owen Kelly
Australia David Brabham
18 Australia Warren Luff
Team Kiwi Racing Holden VY Commodore 021 New Zealand Craig Baird New Zealand Mark Porter
WPS Racing Ford BA Falcon 23 Australia David Besnard
New Zealand John McIntyre
Australia Charlie O'Brien*
Australia Neil McFadyen**
48 Australia Owen Kelly
Australia Mark Noske
Malaysia Alex Yoong
Walden Motorsport Ford AU Falcon 24 Australia Garth Walden Australia Grant Elliott
Paul Morris Motorsport Holden VY Commodore 29 Australia Paul Morris Australia Alan Gurr
Supercheap Auto Racing Ford BA Falcon 31 Australia Steven Ellery Australia Luke Youlden
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VY Commodore 33 Australia Cameron McConville Australia Nathan Pretty*
Denmark Allan Simonsen
34 Australia Garth Tander
John Faulkner Racing Holden VX Commodore 43 Australia Christian D'Agostin Australia Kurt Wimmer
David Krause Racing Holden VX Commodore 43 Australia David Krause
Paul Little Racing Holden VY Commodore 75 Australia Anthony Tratt Australia Tomas Mezera
Triple Eight Race Engineering Ford BA Falcon 88 New Zealand Paul Radisich France Yvan Muller
Australia Dean Canto
888 Brazil Max Wilson
Thexton Motor Racing Ford BA Falcon 99 New Zealand David Thexton

* = Drove in Sandown 500 only

** = Drove in Bathurst 1000 only

Season review[edit]

Results and Standings[edit]

Race Calendar[edit]

The 2004 V8 Supercar season consisted of 13 rounds which included 11 sprint rounds of two or three races and two endurance races.

Rd. Race Title Circuit City / State Date Winner Team Report
1 Australia Clipsal 500 Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 18 - 21 Mar Marcos Ambrose Stone Brothers Racing Report
2 Australia Eastern Creek Eastern Creek Raceway Eastern Creek, New South Wales 2 - 4 Apr Rick Kelly Kmart Racing Team
3 New Zealand PlaceMakers V8 International[1] Pukekohe Park Raceway Pukekohe, New Zealand 30 Apr - 2 May Jason Bright Paul Weel Racing
4 Australia Darwin Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory 21–23 May Todd Kelly Holden Racing Team
5 Australia Perth Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia 11 - 13 Jun Jason Bright Paul Weel Racing
6 Australia Ipswich Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 2 - 4 Jul Marcos Ambrose Stone Brothers Racing
7 Australia Winton Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 23 - 25 Jul Cameron McConville Garry Rogers Motorsport
8 Australia Oran Park Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 13 - 15 Aug Marcos Ambrose Stone Brothers Racing
9 Australia Betta Electrical 500[2] Sandown International Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 10 - 12 Sept Marcos Ambrose
Greg Ritter
Stone Brothers Racing Report
10 Australia Bob Jane T-Marts 1000[3] Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 7 - 10 Oct Greg Murphy
Rick Kelly
HSV Dealer Team Report
11 Australia Gillette V8 Supercar Challenge[4] Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Queensland 21 - 24 Oct Greg Murphy HSV Dealer Team
12 Australia Launceston Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania 12 - 14 Nov Russell Ingall Stone Brothers Racing
13 Australia BigPond Grand Finale[5] Eastern Creek Raceway Eastern Creek, New South Wales 3 - 5 Dec Marcos Ambrose Stone Brothers Racing

Drivers championship[edit]

Pos. Driver Pen. ADE
South Australia
EAS1
New South Wales
PUK
New Zealand
HID
Northern Territory
BAR
Western Australia
QLD
Queensland
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
ORA
New South Wales
SAN
Victoria (Australia)
BAT
New South Wales
SUR
Queensland
SYM
Tasmania
EAS2
New South Wales
Pts.
1 Marcos Ambrose 0 1 1 7 1 3 3 3 13 2 3 4 3 1 26 2 1 1 4 1 2 2 1 Ret 1 1 1 2174
2 Russell Ingall 0 3 Ret 14 12 7 7 1 11 5 9 17 13 4 4 3 4 2 6 25 10 7 5 5 7 9 3 1936
3 Jason Bright 0 14 3 13 2 1 1 4 17 10 2 1 1 5 3 4 3 10 12 7 Ret 10 24 2 3 21 23 1920
4 Greg Murphy 0 4 9 5 4 2 2 13 4 4 7 3 16 Ret 5 11 12 5 1 2 1 11 4 4 13 24 18 1913
5 Steven Richards 0 2 2 4 6 5 4 5 3 3 Ret 6 2 2 13 10 11 15 21 Ret Ret 4 13 6 8 4 8 1819
6 Rick Kelly 50 12 6 1 7 4 5 6 1 21 4 2 4 15 2 30 9 5 1 21 25 1 2 Ret 5 Ret 15 1793
7 Todd Kelly 0 Ret 10 19 17 10 14 2 2 1 11 8 10 9 7 5 7 23 14 3 DSQ 3 3 Ret 27 12 5 1623
8 Jason Bargwanna 0 21 5 8 27 Ret 21 7 7 19 18 Ret 19 25 15 6 14 6 5 5 3 22 11 21 10 11 16 1526
9 John Bowe 0 9 15 18 10 22 12 8 6 6 8 7 7 Ret 18 12 18 7 3 14 16 17 14 16 21 15 12 1502
10 Steven Johnson 0 20 Ret 6 13 8 8 Ret 19 11 13 10 11 24 Ret 32 17 3 7 11 9 13 10 8 9 6 13 1416
11 Garth Tander 0 19 DNS 3 28 11 10 15 20 8 5 5 6 3 9 21 28 4 Ret 22 11 5 28 Ret Ret 18 10 1396
12 Mark Skaife 0 7 17 22 16 Ret 19 14 9 7 1 15 9 Ret 28 1 2 23 14 24 13 Ret Ret 3 18 7 2 1294
13 Cameron McConville 72 17 Ret 25 19 18 26 23 18 27 6 Ret 18 10 1 8 22 4 Ret 10 6 15 7 7 12 10 6 1292
14 Jason Richards 0 Ret 8 Ret 14 9 9 25 27 Ret 20 12 14 Ret 11 7 8 9 20 9 8 25 25 20 17 5 9 1245
15 Glenn Seton 0 10 Ret 15 29 21 22 18 12 14 Ret 21 Ret 13 10 DNS 21 18 2 15 19 28 19 17 14 13 22 1237
16 Brad Jones 0 13 Ret 23 20 20 18 Ret 15 16 12 13 12 12 24 20 31 7 3 13 Ret 12 9 24 19 19 14 1235
17 Paul Weel 0 5 4 29 11 6 6 17 8 Ret 10 14 5 Ret Ret 9 5 10 12 26 15 18 27 Ret DNS 17 26 1192
18 Mark Winterbottom 0 15 Ret 12 25 14 Ret 11 10 23 19 16 15 21 25 23 Ret 6 5 16 12 19 17 11 28 22 33 1190
19 Paul Radisich 0 Ret 7 20 3 16 11 9 16 25 Ret Ret 29 6 19 14 13 Ret Ret 12 7 9 21 14 6 2 4 1188
20 Craig Lowndes 0 Ret Ret 2 8 29 Ret 12 5 9 21 Ret DNS Ret 27 19 26 18 2 4 Ret 6 6 13 2 3 Ret 1182
21 Warren Luff 0 11 Ret 21 24 27 23 22 22 24 15 Ret 23 16 20 24 20 3 7 Ret 26 16 12 9 15 14 20 1149
22 Paul Morris 50 6 16 11 21 15 Ret 29 24 15 Ret 11 26 23 8 13 10 17 Ret 20 14 Ret 30 19 29 23 7 1071
23 Anthony Tratt 0 Ret 13 26 22 19 16 24 30 Ret 25 22 24 11 14 22 24 12 18 17 20 21 26 22 20 26 25 1047
24 Paul Dumbrell 0 8 11 30 30 24 27 20 14 17 24 20 27 7 16 18 23 8 Ret Ret 17 24 23 23 16 25 24 1018
25 Steve Ellery 0 Ret Ret Ret 18 26 24 21 26 18 17 9 8 Ret 6 17 29 22 16 18 21 14 8 10 11 33 28 991
26 Simon Wills 0 Ret Ret 16 15 12 15 30 25 12 Ret Ret 21 Ret 23 15 6 Ret 13 6 4 Ret 16 12 26 Ret 19 929
27 Craig Baird 0 16 12 9 9 17 20 16 31 20 23 Ret DNS 17 22 31 15 13 Ret Ret 22 27 Ret DNS Ret 16 17 925
28 Max Wilson 0 Ret Ret 10 5 28 17 10 Ret 22 16 23 17 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 5 26 15 15 22 8 11 865
29 Tony Longhurst 0 DNS DNS 24 26 13 13 26 23 13 14 19 20 8 17 16 16 8 Ret 23 Ret 856
30 David Besnard 0 18 14 17 23 23 25 19 28 Ret Ret Ret 22 19 Ret 26 30 16 Ret 8 29 1 4 20 21 790
31 Dale Brede 0 Ret DNS 27 31 Ret 29 28 29 28 26 24 28 Ret 12 25 25 Ret Ret Ret 24 Ret 18 25 25 30 30 393
32 Greg Ritter 0 1 4 372
33 Cameron McLean 0 2 6 360
34 Fabian Coulthard 0 29 19 9 20 330
35 Mark Noske 0 27 21 26 22 18 25 20 21 27 27 Ret 304
36 Alex Yoong 0 21 15 Ret 23 278
37 Tomas Mezera 0 12 18 272
38 Alex Davison 0 Ret 9 20 20 Ret 23 27 27 256
39 Jim Richards 0 15 21 248
40 Christian D'Agostin 0 20 19 Ret 31 Ret 240
40 Luke Youlden 0 22 16 240
42 Kurt Wimmer 0 20 19 236
43 Neil McFadyen 0 18 15 226
44 Owen Kelly 0 Ret 17 23 22 18 Ret 28 31 214
45 Mark Porter 0 28 32 25 28 13 Ret 202
46 John McIntyre 0 21 Ret 19 18 199
47 Garth Walden 0 22 DNQ 28 Ret 24 Ret Ret 32 32 185
48 Tim Leahey 0 Ret 8 164
48 Steve Owen 0 Ret 8 164
50 Jamie Whincup 0 Ret 9 160
51 Nathan Pretty 0 Ret 10 156
51 Allan Simonsen 0 Ret 10 156
53 Matt Halliday 0 Ret 11 152
53 Mark Larkham 0 Ret 11 152
53 Marcus Marshall 0 11 DNS 152
53 Matthew White 0 11 DNS 152
57 Paul Stokell 0 Ret 13 144
58 Peter Brock 0 14 Ret 140
58 Jason Plato 0 14 Ret 140
60 Charlie O'Brien 0 16 132
61 David Brabham 0 Ret 17 128
61 Alan Gurr 0 17 Ret 128
63 Adam Macrow 0 19 Ret 120
63 Alain Menu 0 19 Ret 120
65 Grant Elliott 0 24 Ret 100
66 Lee Holdsworth 0 Ret Ret 24 29 29 34
David Krause 0 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Phillip Scifleet 0 Ret DNS DNQ Ret 0
David Thexton 0 DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
Terry Wyhoon 0 DNQ DNQ 0
Dean Canto 0 Ret Ret 0
John Cleland 0 Ret Ret 0
Will Davison 0 Ret DNS DSQ Ret Ret 0
Andrew Jones 0 Ret Ret 0
Yvan Muller 0 Ret Ret 0
Pos. Driver Pen. ADE
South Australia
EAS1
New South Wales
PUK
New Zealand
HID
Northern Territory
BAR
Western Australia
QLD
Queensland
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
ORA
New South Wales
SAN
Victoria (Australia)
BAT
New South Wales
SUR
Queensland
SYM
Tasmania
EAS2
New South Wales
Pts.
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)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

See also[edit]

2004 V8 Supercar season

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pukekohe Park Raceway 02/05/2004 PlaceMakers V8 International - V8 Supercar Series Round 3". National Software. 2 May 2004. Retrieved 30 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Sandown International Motor Raceway 12/09/2004 Betta Electrical Sandown 500 - Rd 9 2004 V8 Supercar Series". National Software. 12 September 2004. Retrieved 30 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "Mount Panorama - Bathurst 10/10/2004 Bob Jane T-Marts 1000 - Rd 10 2004 V8 Supercar Series". National Software. 10 October 2004. Retrieved 30 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "Surfers Paradise Street Circuit 24/10/2004 Gillette V8 Supercar Challenge - Round 11 V8 Supercar Series". National Software. 24 October 2004. Retrieved 30 November 2008. 
  5. ^ "Eastern Creek International Raceway 05/12/2004 BigPond Grand Finale - Round 13 V8 Supercar Championship". National Software. 5 December 2004. Retrieved 30 November 2008. 

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