John McIntyre (racing driver)

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John McIntyre
Nationality New Zealand
Born (1977-03-10) 10 March 1977 (age 40)
Hastings, New Zealand
V8SuperTourer Season career
Debut season 2012
Current team John McIntyre Racing
Years active 2012 – Present
Car no. 47
Starts 2
Wins 1
Podiums 3
Previous series
1996
2006–07 & 2007–08
Nissan GT Cup
New Zealand V8s

John McIntyre (born 10 March 1977) is a New Zealand racecar driver who competes in the V8SuperTourer championship and is a co-driver for Ford Performance Racing in the V8 Supercar Series at Sandown and Bathurst.

NZV8's[edit]

Hawke's Bay-born John McIntyre started in the NZV8s (aka New Zealand V8 Touring Cars) in 1999.
In 2006 he debuted his own team John McIntyre Racing and won the 2006–07 championship. McIntyre and his team successfully defended their championship title in the 2007-08 season, proving themselves a dominant force in New Zealand motorsport.

McIntyre wrapped up his competition in the NZV8s with a final championship title in 2011 (http://www.v8.co.nz/news-3900/mcintyre-takes-2011-title-in-nz-v8-champs) before moving to the then-new V8SuperTourers.

Achievements[edit]

1990[edit]

  • First minor to race on a permanent racing track in NZ (Manfeild aged 13)

1992[edit]

  • Shell Ultra Challenge Scholarship Winner (aged 15)

1993[edit]

  • New Zealand Motor Sports person of the year (Junior Male)

1994[edit]

  • Youngest ever race winner at the Wellington Street Race (Nissan GT Cup aged 17)

1996[edit]

  • Nissan GT Cup Series Champion

1997[edit]

  • 7th TraNZam Light Championship (contesting 57% of rounds), 2 wins, 4 seconds, 6 pole positions

2000[edit]

  • 5th NZ V8 Touring Car Championship, 1 win, 7 top five finishes, 2 fastest laps

2001[edit]

  • Winner of the Liquor King 500 Endurance Race for TKR at Ruapuna Raceway
  • Winner of Round 5 NZ V8 Touring Car Championship at Manfeild NZ

2002[edit]

  • Debut V8 Supercar drive, driving for Team Kiwi Racing at Willowbank Raceway, Qld Australia finishing 22nd with Jason Richards

2003[edit]

  • Pole Position, Race 1 Winner at Winton, Vic Australia driving Corvette TraNZam
  • Winner of the Manfeild 4 Hour Endurance Race driving Sierra Cosworth
  • First race win in Australia at Philip Island Vic driving a Corvette TraNZam on debut
  • 3rd NZ V8 Touring Car Championship for Team Kiwi Racing

2004–2005[edit]

  • 3rd NZV8 Touring Car Championship
  • 18th at Indy 300 V8 Supercar Championship, sprint round debut for WPS Racing
  • Debut at Bathurst 1000 driving with David Besnard, DNF Engine while in the top 10
  • 21st V8 Supercar Sandown 500 driving for WPS Racing with Alex Yoong
  • Winner of the Manfeild 4 Hour Endurance Race (2nd year running) driving an Audi RS4
  • Lap Record at Manfeild
  • 5th Trans-Tasman Porsche GT3 Cup

2006[edit]

  • 1st Group N (1600–2000cc) 24 Hours Nurburgring (Germany)
  • 6th NZV8 Touring Car Championship
  • 5th V8 Brutes Sandown 500 on debut
  • 6th Pukekohe 6 Hour Endurance Race
  • 4th Manfeild 4 Hour Endurance Race

2007[edit]

  • Team Kiwi Racing Endurance driver – Sandown and Bathurst
  • Jim Clark Trophy winner 2007
  • Winner of the NZV8s Championship
  • Closest win in NZV8 History (0.024)
  • Awarded Presidents Scholarship for session with neuroscientist Kerry Spackman
  • Recipient of the Ernie Sprague Memorial Trophy at Timaru

Complete Bathurst 1000 results[edit]

Year No. Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2004 23 WPS Racing Ford BA Falcon Australia David Besnard DNF 99
2005 Did Not Race
2006
2007 021 Team Kiwi Racing Ford BF Falcon New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen DNF 148
2008 Did Not Race
2009 4 Stone Brothers Racing Ford FG Falcon New Zealand Daniel Gaunt 19th 160
2010 9 Stone Brothers Racing Ford FG Falcon New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen 21st 158
2011 9 Stone Brothers Racing Ford FG Falcon New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen 6th 161
2012 6 Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon Australia Will Davison 24th 143
2013 18 Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Ford FG Falcon Australia Alex Davison 13th 161

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