Jonny Reid

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Jonny Reid
Jonny Reid 2008.jpg
Nationality New Zealand New Zealander
Born (1983-10-18) 18 October 1983 (age 30)
Auckland (New Zealand)
2014 International V8 Supercars
Debut season 2003
Current team Dick Johnson Racing
Former teams Robert Smith Racing
Tekno Autosports
Starts 6
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Previous series
2012
2010
2008
2005-2008
2005-2006
2004
2003
2002-2003
V8SuperTourer
Auto GP
Indy Lights
A1 GP
Japanese Formula 3
Euroseries 3000
Australian Drivers' Champ.
New Zealand Formula Ford
Championship titles
2003
2003
New Zealand Formula Ford
New Zealand Grand Prix
Awards
2008 Jim Clark Trophy
Not to be confused with Scottish country music artist Johnny Reid.

Jonathan Ross Reid, more commonly known as Jonny Reid, (born 18 October 1983, in Auckland) is a New Zealand racing driver. Reid comes from a well-known New Zealand racing family. Both his grandfather and his father were known kiwi racers. His father, Clayton Reid, was a New Zealand champion in karting. Reid presents himself as a "fine kiwi gentleman" and says that "racing is the sole love of his life".

Karting[edit]

Like so many others, Reid started racing in karting at the very young age of 8. In 1996, Reid won his first title, the New Zealand North Island Championship in the rookie class. In 1997, he went on to win the North Island Championship in the Junior Class. In 1998, he won the North Island Championship again. However, this time in the Junior Intercontinental Class. In 1999, Reid won his first New Zealand Championship in Junior Stock which was preceded by wins in the Pro series.

Formula Ford[edit]

In 2002, Reid won the New Zealand Formula Ford Festival for the second year in a row, the New Zealand Championship and the New Zealand Grand Prix. With the aid of Andrew Neale and John Crawford, Reid achieved his goal of winning the prestigious Motorsport New Zealand's Steel Trophy for his dedication, skill, an excellent level of professionalism and sportsmanlike attitude.

Formula 4000[edit]

Reid drove for Graham Watson's Ralt Australia team in the 2003 Australian Drivers' Championship. He had good season with four pole positions, six front row starts and wins in five races, gaining overall victory in three rounds. Reid finished the season with pole position and wins in both races in Round 6 at Eastern Creek and placed second in the championship.

V8 Supercars[edit]

Reid also drove at the famous Bathurst 1000 race in 2003, gaining considerable note when, after only six laps, he had laid down a time that would have put him on the front row of the Konica race. His race did not eventuate, however, when the car suffered a terminal mechanical fault after only a few laps whilst being driven by his team mate.

In 2010 he tested for Kelly Racing [1] and in 2011 for Mother Energy [2] V8 Supercar teams. He participated in the 2010 Queensland V8 Supercar race practicing in Todd Kelly's car, but not racing.[3] In 2012, he raced at the V8 supercar endurance races with Michael Patrizi in a Tekno Autosports Commodore. In February 2013, it was announced that Jonny would race for Dick Johnson Racing in the 2013 V8Supercar Championship Series.[4] However, he was dropped on 19 April 2013 and replaced with Chaz Mostert.[5]

A1 Grand Prix[edit]

In 2005, Reid was called up by his country to race in the A1 Grand Prix. There he partnered Matt Halliday where they racked up 77 points in total to put the team in 4th place.

In 2006, Reid was again called up to race in A1 Grand Prix. Reid drives a car which by the fans and media has been dubbed as the Black Beauty. He qualified first at Masaryk Circuit, A1 Team New Zealand's first pole position. In the sprint race Reid collided with Nico Hülkenberg of Team Germany, before the first corner, and they both ran off the track.

Reid also raced in the fourth round of the A1GP in Malaysia in Sepang International Circuit, where he and Hülkenberg collided once again. The German did not give him enough space on the track and both cars touched on the first corner. However, Reid managed to continue racing even with the damaged suspension and came 3rd in the sprint race. This was the first podium finish for the team. After doubling Team New Zealand's points in Malaysia, Reid was unexpectedly selected to drive in the fifth round in Indonesia. In Indonesia Reid managed to get the fastest qualifying times, first place in the sprint race and first place in the feature race. The double wins means Reid will now be racing in the Taupo, New Zealand event in January 2007.

“Taupo is in the back of my mind..."

“But this is a hot seat and you have to be performing the whole time if you want to keep it. I’m just looking to better my game every time I get in that car, so I’ll be pushing myself to qualify on pole and win races. That’s my focus.”

On 8 January 2008 Reid raced his A1GP car 'Black Beauty' against an Air New Zealand Boeing 777-200ER passenger jet at Auckland International Airport. The first try saw the Boeing race past Jonny and lift into the sky, while the second attempt saw Black Beauty beat the 777 just as it was about to lift off. The car reached about 300 km/h, while the Boeing 777, with little fuel and no passengers or cargo, reached about 280 km/h before it was forced to lift into the sky. The race was publicity for the upcoming Taupo A1GP race.

Reid making his Indy Lights debut in the Freedom 100

Indy Lights[edit]

Reid passed his Firestone Indy Lights rookie test on 19 May 2008 at Iowa Speedway and made his debut for Integra Motorsports in the 2008 Firestone Freedom 100 on 23 May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.[6] In race 2 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Reid took a career-best start of third and finish of fourth in race one, and the grid reversal gave him pole for race two. In wet conditions amidst lots of Safety Car periods Reid led most of the race, which was run to time rather than laps due to the delays. Reid took the white flag in second place behind Mitch Cunningham, but Cunningham then crashed at turn one, before a three-car incident further back involving points leader Richard Antinucci brought out the yellow flag. This effectively gave Reid the race, but (with his radio having failed earlier) he was unclear on the situation, and pitted at the end of the lap, meaning that he crossed the line in ninth place, gifting the win to James Davison. Reid left Integra Motorsports and missed the next race on the schedule. He returned one round later at Infineon Raceway driving a fourth car for Sam Schmidt Motorsports.

Porsche Cup[edit]

In the 2009/10 New Zealand Season he raced in the New Zealand Porsche GT3 Cup winning three races and finishing second to Craig Baird. He raced again in the 2010/11 season this time only winning one race and third in the Championship. He joined the re-vamped Australian Carrera Cup Championship in 2011.[7] He finished second again to Craig Baird driving for McElrea Racing and winning three races. He won the Tudor Fastest Lap award for the most fastest laps in the championship.[8] He also raced in the 2011 Australian GT Championship in the GT Challenge class with John Modystach winning both races they entered.

V8 Super Tourer[edit]

He competed in the first New Zealand V8SuperTourer in 2012 finishing second to John McIntyre after not finishing in the second race in the final round at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park.

Racing record[edit]

Complete Euro Formula 3000 results[edit]

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2004 John Village Automotive Czech Republic
BRN
7
Portugal
EST
Ret
Spain
JER
3
Italy
MOZ
Ret
Belgium
SPA
6
United Kingdom
DON
1
France
DIJ
2
Belgium
ZOL
2
Germany
NÜR1
2
Germany
NÜR2
5
4th 35

Complete A1 Grand Prix results[edit]

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2005–06 A1 Team New Zealand GBR
SPR

GBR
FEA

GER
SPR

4
GER
FEA

4
POR
SPR

POR
FEA

AUS
SPR

18
AUS
FEA

8
MYS
SPR

MYS
FEA

UAE
SPR

UAE
FEA

RSA
SPR

RSA
FEA

IDN
SPR

IDN
FEA

MEX
SPR

MEX
FEA

USA
SPR

USA
FEA

CHN
SPR

CHN
FEA

4th 77
2006–07 NED
SPR

NED
FEA

CZE
SPR

Ret
CZE
FEA

7
BEI
SPR

10
BEI
FEA

9
MYS
SPR

3
MYS
FEA

8
IDN
SPR

1
IDN
FEA

1
NZL
SPR

3
NZL
FEA

3
AUS
SPR

2
AUS
FEA

2
RSA
SPR

RSA
FEA

MEX
SPR

16
MEX
FEA

6
SHA
SPR

2
SHA
FEA

1
GBR
SPR

GBR
SPR

2nd 93
2007–08 NED
SPR

9
NED
FEA

7
CZE
SPR

1
CZE
FEA

1
MYS
SPR

5
MYS
FEA

8
CHN
SPR

10
CHN
FEA

2
NZL
SPR

1
NZL
FEA

4
AUS
SPR

2
AUS
FEA

9
RSA
SPR

20
RSA
FEA

10
MEX
SPR

1
MEX
FEA

12
CHN
SPR

Ret
CHN
FEA

4
GBR
SPR

8
GBR
FEA

8
2nd 127

Complete Indy Lights results[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2008 Chip Ganassi Racing United States
HMS
United States
STP1
United States
STP2
United States
KAN
United States
INDY
20
United States
MIL
15
United States
IOW
19
United States
WGL1
10
United States
WGL2
21
United States
NSH
17
United States
MDO1
4
United States
MDO2
9
United States
KTY
18th 186
Sam Schmidt Motorsports United States
SNM1
9
United States
SNM2
19
United States
CHI
11

Complete Auto GP results[edit]

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2010 Super Nova Racing Czech Republic
BRN1
13
Czech Republic
BRN2
7
Italy
IMO1
5
Italy
IMO2
Ret
Belgium
SPA1
4
Belgium
SPA2
7
France
MAG1
10
France
MAG2
6
Spain
NAV1
5
Spain
NAV2
6
Italy
MON1
Ret
Italy
MON1
14
10th 16

Complete V8 Supercar results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 Final Pos Points
2003 Robert Smith Racing Holden VX Commodore ADL
PHI
ECK
WIN
PTH
HDV
QLD
ORP
SAN
BAT
Ret
SUR
PUK
ECK
NC 0
2010 Jack Daniels Racing Holden VE Commodore YMC
R1

YMC
R2

BHR
R3

BHR
R4

ADE
R5

ADE
R6

HAM
R7

HAM
R8

QLD
R9

PO
QLD
R10

PO
WIN
R11

PO
WIN
R12

PO
HDV
R13

HDV
R14

TOW
R15

TOW
R16

PHI
Q

PHI
R17

BAT
R18

SUR
R19

SUR
R20

SYM
R21

SYM
R22

SAN
R23

SAN
R24

SYD
R25

SYD
R26

NC 0
2012 Tekno Autosports Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1

ADE
R2

SYM
R3

SYM
R4

HAM
R5

HAM
R6

PER
R7

PER
R8

PER
R9

PHI
R10

PO
PHI
R11

PO
HDV
R12

HDV
R13

TOW
R14

PO
TOW
R15

PO
QLD
R16

PO
QLD
R17

PO
SMP
R18

SMP
R19

SAN
Q

25
SAN
R20

Ret
BAT
R21

Ret
SUR
R22

SUR
R23

YMC
R24

YMC
R25

WIN
R26

WIN
R27

SYD
R28

SYD
R29

58th 21
2013 Dick Johnson Racing Ford FG Falcon ADE
R1

Ret
ADE
R2

Ret
SYM
R3

24
SYM
R4

25
SYM
R5

20
PUK
R6

23
PUK
R7

22
PUK
R8

18
PUK
R9

25
BAR
R10

BAR
R11

BAR
R12

COTA
R13

COTA
R14

COTA
R15

COTA
R16

HID
R17

HID
R18

HID
R19

TOW
R20

TOW
R21

37th 449
Tony D'Alberto Racing Holden VF Commodore QLD
R22

PO
QLD
R23

PO
QLD
R24

PO
WIN
R25

PO
WIN
R26

PO
WIN
R27

PO
SAN
Q

Ret
SAN
R28

23
BAT
R29

24
SUR
R30

4
SUR
R31

21
PHI
R32

PHI
R33

PHI
R34

SYD
R35

SYD
R36

Other career results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
2002-03 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship 1st Stealth Van Diemen RF94 - Ford
2003 Australian Drivers' Championship 2nd Reynard 96D Holden Ralt Australia
2005 Japanese Formula Three Championship 8th Dome F107 - Toyota Inging
2006 Japanese Formula Three Championship 8th Dallara F306 - Toyota Inging
2009-10 New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship 2nd Porsche 911 GT3 Cup International Motorsport
2010-11 New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship 3rd Porsche 911 GT3 Cup International Motorsport
2011 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 2nd Porsche 911 GT3 Cup McElrea Racing
2012 V8 SuperTourers Championship 5th Ford FG Falcon International Motorsport
2012 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 2nd Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Hunter Sports Group
2013 V8 SuperTourers Championship 30th Holden VE Commodore Team 4

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Fabian Coulthard
Winner of the New Zealand Grand Prix
2003
Succeeded by
Ken Smith