2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series

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2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series
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The 2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series was the twelfth running of the V8 Supercar Development series, an Australian touring car racing series for V8 Supercars. It acted as the principal support category at seven 2011 International V8 Supercars Championship events. The series began on 17 March at the Adelaide Street Circuit and ended on 3 December at the Homebush Street Circuit after 17 races held at seven rounds.

Andrew Thompson, driving a Triple Eight Race Engineering prepared Holden VE Commodore, dominated the series, winning eleven of the 17 races. Thompson won by 306 points over Jack Perkins who drove a Sonic Motor Racing Services Ford BF Falcon. Perkins defeated third placed David Russell (MW Motorsport Ford BF Falcon) by seven points, after winning the final race of the year at the Homebush Street Circuit.

The six races not won by Thompson included Race 2 at the Adelaide Street Circuit which was won in emotional circumstances by Jason Richards driving a Greg Murphy Racing Holden VE Commodore, the Brad Jones Racing driver from the V8 Supercars Championship taking a guest drive during a break in his treatment for a serious illness. Other race wins were attained by Tim Blanchard who won the reverse grid race at the Townsville Street Circuit in a Ford BF Falcon, Scott McLaughlin, who won Race 1 at Queensland Raceway in a Stone Brothers Racing Ford BF Falcon, former series winner Andrew Jones who won the reverse grid race at Queensland Raceway in a Brad Jones Racing prepared Holden VE Commodore and Jack Perkins, who won two late season races at Sandown Raceway and the Homebush Street Circuit.

Calendar[edit]

The Ford BF Falcon of Tom Tweedie at the Adelaide round

The 2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series was contested over seven rounds:[1]

Rd. Event Circuit Location Date Winner
1 South Australia Clipsal 500 Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 17–20 March Nick Percat
2 Western Australia Trading Post Perth Challenge Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia 29 April–1 May Andrew Thompson
3 Queensland Sucrogen Townsville 400 Townsville Street Circuit Townsville, Queensland 8–10 July Andrew Thompson
4 Queensland Coates Hire Ipswich 300 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 19–21 August Andrew Thompson
5 New South Wales Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 6–9 October Andrew Thompson
6 Victoria (Australia) Norton 360 Sandown Challenge Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 18–20 November Andrew Thompson
7 New South Wales Sydney Telstra 500 Homebush Street Circuit Sydney, New South Wales 3–5 December Andrew Thompson

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers contested the 2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series.[2] This was the last season in which the Holden VZ Commodore was eligible to compete.

Team No Driver Car
Miles Racing 10 Australia Chaz Mostert[3][4] Ford BF Falcon
Australia Luke Youlden[5]
90 Australia Ashley Walsh[3][4]
Sieders Racing Team 13 Australia Colin Sieders[2] Ford BF Falcon
Brad Jones Racing 20 Australia Andrew Jones[6][7] Holden VE Commodore
Triple F Racing 23 Australia Todd Fiore[8] Ford BF Falcon
Greg Murphy Racing 24 Australia Tony Bates[9] Holden VE Commodore
Australia Matt Hansen[10]
45 New Zealand Jason Richards[11][12]
Australia James Brock[13][14]
New Zealand Nick Cassidy[15]
48 Australia Geoff Emery[9]
51 New Zealand Daniel Jilesen[9]
Paul Freestone Racing 25 Australia Paul Freestone[16] Ford BF Falcon
MW Motorsport 26 Australia Tom Tweedie[17] Ford BF Falcon
27 Australia Tim Blanchard[18]
28 Australia David Russell[19][20]
Eggleston Motorsport 38 Australia Cameron McConville[21][22] Holden VE Commodore
Australia Gavin Bullas[23]
54 Australia Lindsay Yelland[24] Holden VZ Commodore
Jay Motorsport 43 Australia Jay Verdnik[20] Holden VZ Commodore
Matt Stone Racing 50 Australia Stephen Voight[25] Holden VE Commodore
86 Republic of Ireland Robert Cregan[26] Ford BF Falcon
Ford Performance Racing 56 Australia Chaz Mostert[27] Ford FG Falcon
100
Novocastrian Motorsport 58 Australia Drew Russell[2] Ford BF Falcon
59 Australia Aaren Russell[2]
Warrin Mining 62 Australia Adam Wallis [28] Holden VZ Commodore
Holden VE Commodore
Paul Morris Motorsport 67 Australia Paul Morris[29] Holden VE Commodore
Action Racing 71 Australia Marcus Zukanovic[30] Holden VE Commodore
Brett Stewart Racing 73 Australia Brett Stewart[31] Holden VE Commodore
McGill Motorsport 75 Australia Aaron McGill[2] Ford BF Falcon
Kelly Racing 77 Australia Grant Denyer[32] Holden VE Commodore
Australia Cameron Waters[33]
Triple Eight Race Engineering 80 Australia Andrew Thompson[34] Holden VE Commodore
Tony D'Alberto Racing 83 Australia David Wall[35] Holden VE Commodore
Australia Dale Wood[36]
Fastaz Motorsport 92 Australia Taz Douglas[37] Holden VZ Commodore
Stone Brothers Racing 93 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin[38] Ford BF Falcon
Ford FG Falcon
Batavia Coast Motorsport 95 Australia Nathan Vince[2] Ford BF Falcon
Walkinshaw Racing 222 Australia Nick Percat[39] Holden VE Commodore
Sonic Motor Racing Services 777 Australia Rodney Jane[40] Ford FG Falcon
999 Australia Jack Perkins[41] Ford BF Falcon

Series standings[edit]

Pos. [42] Driver Car [43] Penalty Ade [44] Bar [45] Tow Que Mou San Hom Pts
1 Andrew Thompson Holden VE Commodore 1st 16th 1st 1st 1st 5th 1st 2nd 9th 1st 1st 1st 6th 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1907
2 Jack Perkins Ford BF Falcon 25 3rd 21st 2nd 4th 6th 2nd 2nd 10th 7th 7th 3rd 3rd 1st 11th 3rd 5th 1st 1601
3 David Russell Ford BF Falcon 25 8th 13th 4th 2nd 2nd 4th 3rd 5th 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th 16th 5th 4th 8th 1594
4 Scott McLaughlin Ford BF Falcon
Ford FG Falcon
7th 2nd 3rd 3rd 16th 13th 8th 1st 5th 5th 10th 5th 5th Ret 4th 10th 4th 1461
5 Tim Blanchard Ford BF Falcon 4th 4th 11th 9th 9th 1st 11th 11th 14th 6th 6th 6th 7th 2nd 18th 6th 19th 1262
6 Chaz Mostert Ford BF Falcon
Ford FG Falcon
65 9th 6th 8th 6th 10th 10th 13th 14th 4th 17th 11th 7th 2nd 15th 2nd 3rd 5th 1253
7 Nick Percat Holden VE Commodore 50 2nd 3rd Ret 16th 3rd 6th 5th Ret 6th 8th 4th 8th 3rd Ret Ret 2nd 2nd 1207
8 Paul Morris Holden VE Commodore 25 22nd DSQ[46] 5th 19th 4th 3rd 2nd 3rd 5th 4th Ret 3rd 6th 7th Ret 944
9 Rodney Jane Ford FG Falcon 50 11th 8th 5th 19th 7th 17th 9th 6th Ret Ret 7th Ret 13th 8th 9th Ret 16th 827
10 Daniel Jilesen Holden VE Commodore 25 10th 5th 6th 5th 8th 3rd 7th Ret 23rd Ret Ret 10th DNS 18th 13th Ret 11th 816
11 David Wall Holden VE Commodore 13th 7th 15th 11th 8th 8th 9th 8th Ret 8th Ret DNS 11th 18th 754
12 Robert Cregan Ford BF Falcon 17th 9th 9th 8th Ret 15th 12th Ret 19th 16th Ret 14th 18th 10th 11th 20th 17th 747
13 Aaren Russell Ford BF Falcon 21st Ret 16th 10th Ret 26th 15th 21st 17th 13th 13th 11th 16th 12th 15th 12th 15th 733
14 Geoff Emery Holden VE Commodore 25 15th Ret 12th 12th Ret 18th 18th Ret Ret Ret 14th 9th 10th 5th 7th 13th 6th 732
15 Tom Tweedie Ford BF Falcon 16th 14th 13th 14th 11th 16th 17th 18th 18th 12th 12th Ret 14th 9th 12th 696
16 Drew Russell Ford BF Falcon 6th Ret Ret 13th 12th 11th Ret Ret 11th 11th DNS 11th 12th Ret 19th 9th 9th 670
17 Aaron McGill Ford BF Falcon Ret 17th 20th 17th 18th 24th 23rd 19th 24th 24th 20th 17th 19th 19th 17th 19th 7th 657
18 Tony Bates Holden VE Commodore 22nd 11th 20th 20th 14th 7th 25th 22nd 16th Ret 9th Ret Ret 15th 10th 598
19 Taz Douglas Holden VZ Commodore 50 5th Ret 11th 7th 19th 14th 22nd Ret 13th 23rd Ret 14th 14th 14th 14th 576
20 Marcus Zukanovic Holden VE Commodore 25 DNS DNS 7th 18th 4th 7th Ret Ret 21st 18th 9th Ret 17th 6th 8th Ret DNS 553
21 Andrew Jones Holden VE Commodore 25 15th 8th 10th 9th 1st 10th 8th 13th 466
22 Brett Stewart Holden VE Commodore 23rd Ret 21st 25th 24th 20th 20th Ret 22nd 15th 21st 17th DNS 18th 20th 414
23 Todd Fiore Ford BF Falcon 23rd 10th 17th Ret Ret DNS DNS 13th 15th 15th 21st 16th 391
24 Cameron McConville Holden VE Commodore 13th 9th 6th 4th 12th 4th 389
25 Colin Sieders Ford BF Falcon 18th 20th 17th 21st 19th 19th Ret 16th 12th 368
26 James Brock Holden VE Commodore Ret 23rd 20th 12th 16th 19th 15th 13th 343
27 Ashley Walsh Ford BF Falcon Ret 15th 10th 15th Ret 22nd 16th 15th Ret 21st DNS DNS 341
28 Adam Wallis Holden VE Commodore 19th 12th 17th 22nd 20th 18th Ret 263
29 Jason Richards Holden VE Commodore 12th 1st 219
30 Nathan Vince Ford BF Falcon 20th 19th 19th 20th 186
31 Nick Cassidy Holden VE Commodore 25 20th 13th 10th 17th Ret 153
32 Luke Youlden Ford BF Falcon 11th 4th 16th 151
33 Grant Denyer Holden VE Commodore 16th 10th 14th 129
34 Paul Freestone Ford BF Falcon Ret 18th 17th Ret 105
35 Cameron Waters Holden VE Commodore 15th 7th Ret 86
36 Jay Verdnik Holden VZ Commodore 14th Ret 63
37 Dale Wood Holden VE Commodore Ret 12th 21st 61
38 Matt Hansen Holden VE Commodore 18th Ret 51
39 Lindsay Yelland Holden VZ Commodore DNS DNS DNS 0
40 Stephen Voight Holden VE Commodore Ret DNS 0
41 Gavin Bullas Holden VE Commodore 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 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)

See also[edit]

2011 V8 Supercar season

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