2008 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series

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2008 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series
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The 2008 Fujitsu V8 Supercars season was the ninth running of the Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series, the second-tier V8 Supercar series. It began on 21 February at the Clipsal 500 and ended on 7 December at Oran Park Raceway after seven rounds.

Race calendar[edit]

The series consisted of six events in support to the 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series and one stand-alone event.[1]

Rd. Event Circuit Location Date Winner
1 Australia Clipsal 500 Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 21-24 Feb Steve Owen
2 Australia Wakefield Park Wakefield Park Goulburn, New South Wales 4-6 Apr Tim Slade
3 Australia Midas 400 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 7-9 Jun Steve Owen
4 Australia City of Ipswich 300 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 18-20 Jul Dean Canto
5 Australia Winton Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 1-3 Aug Steve Owen
6 Australia Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 9-12 Oct Dean Canto
7 Australia Oran Park Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 4-7 Dec Jack Perkins

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers have competed during the 2008 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series. This was the last season the Ford AU Falcon was eligible.

Team Vehicle No Driver Rounds
Sieders Racing Team Ford AU Falcon 13 Australia Colin Sieders 1-3
Ford BA Falcon 6-7
19 Australia David Sieders All
Slade Speed Holden VZ Commodore 23 Australia Tim Slade All
Howard Racing Ford BA Falcon 27 Australia Karl Reindler All
32 Australia Luke Youlden 6-7
37 Australia Dean Canto All
MW Motorsport Ford BA Falcon 28 Australia Matthew White 1, 6
New Zealand Andy Knight 4
Australia Nandi Kiss 5
Australia Brad Lowe 7
29 Australia Grant Denyer 1-5
Australia Damian Assaillit 6-7
Racer Industries Ford BA Falcon 30 New Zealand Craig Baird 4
A.N.T. Racing Ford BA Falcon 30 Australia Tony Evangelou 3, 6
TAG Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 35 Australia Tony Bates 2-7
36 Australia Geoff Emery All
Eggleston Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 38 Australia Ben Eggleston All
54 Australia Taz Douglas 4-5
New Zealand Simon Wills 6
Jay Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 42 Australia Jay Verdnik 1-6
Australia Shane Price 7
Greg Murphy Racing Holden VZ Commodore 44 Australia James Bergmuller All
46 Australia Dale Wood All
47 Australia Sam Walter All
O’Brien Motorsport Ford BA Falcon 45 Australia Shannon O'Brien 4-6
Image Racing Ford BA Falcon 48 Australia Dean Neville 6
Ford AU Falcon 49 Australia Taz Douglas 1-3
Ford BA Falcon Australia Terry Wyhoon 5-6
Loadsman Racing Team Holden VZ Commodore 54 Australia Steve Owen 2
62 1, 3-7
Novocastrian Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 58 Australia Drew Russell All
Race Image Motorsports Ford BA Falcon 60 Australia Damian Assaillit 1-5
Australia Jose Fernandez 6
New Zealand Gene Rollinson 7
Prodigy Motorsport Ford BA Falcon 61 New Zealand Gene Rollinson 1, 4-5
Australia Clayton Pyne 2
Australia Ryan Brown 6
Independent Race Cars Australia Holden VZ Commodore 64 Australia Michael Trimble All
500 Australia Jack Perkins All
Shane Beikoff Racing Ford AU Falcon 68 Australia Shane Beikoff 2, 6-7
Australia Jonathan Beikoff 3-4
Capital Finance Holden VZ Commodore 70 Australia Ashley Cooper 1
Action Racing Holden VZ Commodore 73 Australia Marcus Zukanovic All
Tony D'Alberto Racing Holden VZ Commodore 74 Australia Mark McNally All
99 Australia David Reynolds All
McGill Motorsport Ford AU Falcon 75 Australia Aaron McGill 1-3
Holden VY Commodore 4-5
Ford BA Falcon 6-7
Wollongong Performance Racing Holden VZ Commodore 85 Australia Andrew Fisher 6-7
Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon 94 Australia Jonathon Webb All
Mid Coast Ford Racing Ford BA Falcon 96 Australia Joel Spychala 1-5
Sydney Star Racing Holden VZ Commodore 95 Australia Brett Holdsworth All
98 Australia Brett Hobson 1-3, 6-7

Points system[edit]

Points are awarded to any driver that completes 75% of race distance and is running on the completion of the final lap. These are the points awarded for each race.

Pos 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, 6 & 7 150 138 129 120 111 102 96 90 84 78 72 69 66 63 60 57 54 51 48 45 42 39 36 33 30 27 24 21 18
Rounds 2 - 5 100 92 86 80 74 68 64 60 56 52 48 46 44 42 40 38 36 34 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12

Driver standings[edit]

[2]

Pos Driver Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Pts
1 Steve Owen 1st 1st 1st 2nd 14th 1st 10th 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 4th 3rd 5th 17th 1762
2 Dean Canto Ret 10th 2nd 27th 1st 2nd 11th 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 4th 7th 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 1621
3 Jonathon Webb 9th 19th 3rd 5th 7th 6th 3rd 4th 3rd 13th 4th 6th 8th 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 6th 1527
4 David Reynolds 17th 9th 5th 3rd 4th 5th 4th 3rd 4th 6th 6th 5th 3rd 3rd 5th 4th 11th 5th 1494
5 Jack Perkins 2nd 2nd 4th 14th 5th 26th Ret 11th 6th Ret Ret 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 6th 2nd 1st 1399
6 Dale Wood 4th 3rd Ret 10th Ret 3rd 5th 19th 5th 8th 3rd Ret 5th 9th 6th 5th 13th Ret 1122
7 Tim Slade 3rd Ret 7th 1st 2nd 11th 20th 14th 24th 24th 20th 7th 6th 6th 27th Ret 4th 2nd 1061
8 Karl Reindler 8th 7th 8th 20th 11th 4th 7th 5th 19th 7th 9th 9th 5th 9th 28th 12th 9th Ret 1056
9 Michael Trimble 7th 4th 13th 6th 3rd 7th 2nd 11th 17th 11th 10th 4th Ret Ret 8th 9th Ret 20th 1053
10 Mark McNally 15th 11th 6th 4th Ret 14th 8th 8th Ret 16th 16th 13th 14th 8th 11th 22nd 6th 7th 973
11 Marcus Zukanovic 13th 8th 17th 7th 17th 8th 6th 7th 9th 5th 12th 19th Ret 16th Ret 14th 24th 4th 946
12 Damian Assaillit 18th 12th 14th 15th 16th 16th 12th 9th 18th Ret 18th 12th 16th 12th 9th 7th 12th 12th 896
13 Sam Walter 11th 21st 10th 9th 12th 12th 13th 12th 7th 9th 7th 10th 20th Ret Ret DNS 8th 8th 850
14 Jay Verdnik 12th 14th 9th 16th 6th 9th 9th 6th Ret 12th 28th 11th 12th 14th 10th 8th 838
15 Grant Denyer 5th 5th Ret 11th 9th 10th 1st 25th 10th 1st 5th Ret 13th 11th 816
16 Drew Russell 26th 23rd 12th 8th 8th 15th Ret 17th 15th Ret 22nd 17th 10th 15th 20th 15th 16th 10th 739
17 Geoff Emery 19th 13th 20th 18th Ret 19th 17th 18th 11th 14th 13th 8th 7th 20th 15th Ret 20th 18th 724
18 David Seiders 25th 22nd 18th 13th 10th 25th 19th 20th 13th 15th 17th 14th Ret 21st Ret 19th 7th 9th 699
19 Brett Holdsworth 23rd 16th 15th 17th 13th 17th 25th 22nd 20th 23rd 21st 16th 11th 10th 30th 23rd 14th 23rd 665
20 James Bergmuller 24th 18th 23rd 26th Ret 20th 23rd 23rd 21st 22nd 24th 20th 15th 18th 23rd 20th 18th 16th 573
21 Brett Hobson 10th 6th 11th Ret Ret 13th 14th 13th DNS 18th 10th Ret 487
22 Tony Bates 24th 23rd 19th 21st 15th 16th 25th 20th 19th 23rd Ret 22nd 17th 24th 25th Ret 433
23 Aaron McGill 22nd 24th 26th 25th Ret 24th Ret 27th 22nd Ret 27th 24th 19th 19th 21st 16th Ret 21st 417
24 Ben Eggleston DNS DNS 16th 21st 15th 18th 18th Ret Ret Ret 26th 21st 18th Ret 18th Ret 17th 22nd 398
25 Gene Rollinson 14th Ret 12th 10th 11th 15th Ret 13th 21st 19th 383
26 Joel Spychala 20th 15th 25th 20th Ret 23rd 16th 15th Ret 19th 29th 22nd 21st Ret 355
27 Matthew White 6th 25th 7th 10th 306
28 Colin Sieders 21st 20th 21st 12th Ret 22nd Ret 26th 29th Ret Ret 15th 283
29 Luke Youlden 19th 11th 15th 13th 246
30 Shannon O'Brien 14th 21st 15th 18th 22nd 17th 22nd Ret 245
31 Craig Baird 8th 4th 8th 200
32 Taz Douglas Ret 17th Ret DNS DNS Ret 22nd Ret Ret 18th 23rd 26th 17th Ret 192
33 Tony Evangelou Ret 21st 21st 12th 13th 191
34 Shane Price 19th 11th 120
35 Andy Knight 16th 17th 14th 116
36 Shane Beikoff 22nd 24th Ret Ret 26th 22nd Ret 114
37 Terry Wyhoon 25th Ret Ret 26th 17th 101
38 Brad Lowe 23rd 14th 99
39 Clayton Pyne 19th 22nd 18th 92
40 Andrew Fisher 16th Ret 26th Ret 84
41 Dean Neville 24th 21st 75
42 José Fernández 13th Ret 66
43 Jonathan Beikoff 27th 24th 24th 23rd 25th 25th 64
44 Simon Wills 14th Ret 63
45 Ryan Brown 25th 25th 60
46 Ashley Cooper 16th Ret 57
47 Nandi Kiss 27th Ret Ret 16
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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 V8 Supercars calendar". Official website of the V8 Supercar Championship Series. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "2008 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series points". Official website of the V8 Supercar Championship Series. 7 December 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2008.