2008 Australian Mini Challenge

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The 2008 Australian Mini Challenge was the inaugural running of the Australian Mini Challenge. It began on 7 March at Eastern Creek Raceway and ended on 7 December at Oran Park Raceway.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers contested the 2008 Australian Mini Challenge.[1][2][3][4]

Team No Drivers
Decorug Racing 5 Australia Nathan Geier
27 Australia Paul Stokell
95 Australia Grant Denyer
Australia Nathan Geier
Bib Stillwell Mini Garage 6 Australia Michael Stillwell
60 Australia Nicholas Stillwell
Australia David Stillwell
66 Australia Gary Young
Racer Industries 7 Australia Ryan McLeod
Doulman Automotive 8 Australia Neil McFadyen
Glory Team Racing 10 Australia David Turner
Mini 13 Australia Ben Tune
18 Australia Damien White
Kingsway Mini Garage 16 Australia Tim Leahey
Australia Robert Graham
Motorline Mini Garage 21 Australia Darren Berry
22 Australia Todd Wanless
Australia Paul Morris
43 United Kingdom Matt Neal
Australia Brendan Cook
80 Australia Jason Akermanis
Brisbane Mini Garage 23 Australia Todd Fiore
30 Australia Paul Fiore
BMW Uber Star 25 Australia Jason Bargwanna
Australia Shaun Cleary
Australia Leanne Tander
Australia Paul Mercurio
Australia Bob Holden
United States Boris Said
Australia Stuart Appleby
Australia Justin Hemmes
Iron House Brewery 32 Australia Jason White
PDL Electrical Solutions 44 New Zealand Brent Collins
Trivett Classic Race Team 79 Australia Scott Bargwanna
97 Australia Jason Bargwanna
Bruce Lynton Mini Garage 80
99
Australia Beric Lynton
Darren Harris 93 Australia Chris Wootton

Calendar[edit]

The 2008 Australian Mini Challenge will be contested over eight rounds, starting at Eastern Creek in March and finishing at Oran Park in December.[5]

Rd. Supporting Circuit City / State Date Winner
1 V8SCS 2 Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 7-9 Mar Neil McFadyen
2 FV8SCS 2 Wakefield Park Goulburn, New South Wales 4-6 Apr Nathan Geier
3 V8SCS 4 Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia 9–11 May Damien White
4 V8SCS 5 Sandown International Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 7-9 Jun Jason Bargwanna
5 V8SCS 9 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 12-14 Sep Jason Bargwanna
6 V8SCS 10 Mount Panorama Bathurst, New South Wales 9-12 Oct Jason Bargwanna
7 V8SCS 13 Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania 21-23 Nov Paul Stokell
8 V8SCS 14 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 4-7 Dec Jason Bargwanna
  • V8SCS - V8 Supercar Championship Series
  • FV8SCS - Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series

Driver standings[edit]

After round 8:[6]

Pos Driver Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Pts
1 Neil McFadyen 168  ? 138 132 78 65 126 117 930
2 Paul Stokell 156  ? 75 84 69 90 180 138 906
3 Paul Fiore 102  ? 78 84 135 51 102 132 834
4 Jason Bargwanna 126 180 180 120 150 168 798
5 Nathan Geier  ?  ? 48 90 165 48 57 27 717
6 Grant Denyer*  ?  ? 138 150 54 648
7 Gary Young  ?  ? 114 63 60 27 105 42 585
8 Todd Fiore  ?  ? 93 84 120 15 54 87 558
9 Scott Bargwanna 69  ?  ? 78 111 432
10 David Turner  ?  ? 36 36 57 12 24 48 357
11 Nathan Callaghan 138 105 243
12 Todd Wanless  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 237
13 Nicholas Stillwell  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 171
14 Damien White 156 156
15 Darren Berry  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 153
Pos Driver Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Pts
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)

The other results were 16th: Michael Stillwell – 132 17th: Iain Sherrin – 117 18th: Robert Graham – 111 19th: David Stillwell – 108 20th: Brent Collins – 96 21st: Jason White – 96 22nd: Paul Morris – 84 23rd: Barry Sternbeck – 78 24th: Matt Neal – 78 25th: Beric Lynton – 75 26th: Mike Sherrin – 69 27th: Damien Flack – 60 28th: Tim Leahey – 54 29th: Christopher Oxley – 54 30th: Ricky Occhipinti – 54 31st: Brendan Cook – 51 32nd: Jim Sweeney – 42 33rd: Callum Ballinger – 39 34th: Tim Poulton – 30 35th: Edward Singleton – 27 36th: Kevin Miller – 18 37th: Jason Akermanis – 18 38th: Ryan Mcleod – 15 39th: Chris Wootton – 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Symmons Plains Raceway, Mini Challenge Race 3". National Software. 23 November 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Mount Panorama, Mini Challenge Race 3". National Software. 11 October 2008. Archived from the original on 15 October 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "Sandown Raceway, Mini Challenge Race 3". National Software. 9 June 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "Barbagallo Raceway, Mini Challenge Race 3". National Software. 11 May 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008. 
  5. ^ MINI Challenge - MINI Australia - Official MINI website
  6. ^ "2008 Mini Challenge - Round 8 Wrap Up". AUSmotive.com. 7 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.