2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series
|2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series|
The 2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series was an Australian touring car series held for V8 Supercars. It was the seventh series held for second tier V8 Supercar teams. The season began on 24 March 2006 at Adelaide Street Circuit and finished on 10 December at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. The season consisted of seven rounds held across four different states.
The series was again dominated by a single driver, with Howard racing Ford driver Adam Macrow winning eight of the series 18 races, winning the five rounds of the series. The remaining two rounds of the series was won by Dick Johnson Racing Ford driver Andrew Thompson won the remaining two rounds, including three race wins but an inconsistent start to the series saw him only eighth in the pointscore which placed a heavy emphasis on finishing over winning. Young Perkins Motorsport Holden drivers Shane Price and Jack Perkins finished second and third in the season pointscore, with Price taking two wins during the season. The only other multiple race winner was Kayne Scott who won a pair of reverse grid races.
The series was dealt a tragic blow at the Mount Panorama Circuit round where David Clark crashed broadside on into the stationary car of Mark Porter. Clark was seriously injured in the collision while Porter lost his life in the days following the accident.
|1||24–25 March||Adelaide Street Circuit||Adelaide, South Australia||Adam Macrow|
|2||27–28 May||Wakefield Park||Goulburn, New South Wales||Adam Macrow|
|3||21–23 July||Queensland Raceway||Ipswich, Queensland||Adam Macrow|
|4||11–13 August||Oran Park Raceway||Sydney, New South Wales||Adam Macrow|
|5||16–17 September||Mallala Motor Sport Park||Mallala, South Australia||Adam Macrow|
|6||5–7 October||Mount Panorama Circuit||Bathurst, New South Wales||Andrew Thompson|
|7||8–10 December||Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit||Phillip Island, Victoria||Andrew Thompson|
Teams and drivers
A record number of competitors took part in the 2006 season with the Queensland Raceway round over-subscribed with 41 cars entering, forcing the slowest qualifiers to sit out the racing. The following teams and drivers have competed during the 2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series.
Results and standings
The season consisted of seven rounds across four different states. Rounds 2-5 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. Point allocated for the reverse grid race were worth half as much as the first and third races of these rounds. Rounds 1, 6 and 7 consisted of a pair of races. Round 2's pair of races carried 50% more points than a single race elsewhere in the season.
Points were awarded for cars who finished in the top 32 race positions in each race according to finishing order. With cars finishing races as low as 37th, there were numerous occasions during the season were cars did not receive points for finishing races.
|Rounds 1, 6 & 7
Points table referenced, in part, as follows:
- "Championship Points Table". Official website of the V8 Supercar Championship Series. 10 December 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
- "Adelaide Parklands Circuit 26/03/2006 2006 Clipsal 500 Adelaide". National Software. 26 March 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
- "Wakefield Park Raceway 28/05/2006 2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series - Round 2". National Software. 28 May 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
- "Queensland Raceway Ipswich 23/07/2006 BigPond 400, 2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series - Round 6". National Software. 23 July 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
- "Oran Park Motorsport Circuit 13/08/2006 2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series - Round 7". National Software. 13 August 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
- "Mallala Motorsport Park 17/09/2006 2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series - Round 5". National Software. 17 September 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
- "Mount Panorama - Bathurst 08/10/2006 Super Cheap Auto 1000 - Rd 9 2006 V8 Supercar Series". National Software. 8 October 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
- "Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 10/12/2006 Caterpillar Grand Finale - 2006 VCS, Round 13". National Software. 10 December 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2009.