Steven Ellery

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Steve Ellery
Nationality Australian
Born (1974-08-22) 22 August 1974 (age 42)
Melbourne, Australia
Retired 2008
ATCC / V8 Supercar
Years active 1996-2008
Teams Steven Ellery Racing
Longhurst Racing
Gibson Motorsport
Dick Johnson Racing
Triple Eight Race Engineering
Paul Morris Motorsport
Garry Rogers Motorsport
Starts 120
Wins 0
Best finish 9th in 2001 Shell Championship Series
Previous series
Formula Ford Australia
Australian Super Touring
Carrera Cup Australia

Steven Ellery (born 22 August 1974 in Melbourne) is a retired Australian racing driver known from V8 Supercars.

Ellery started racing in karts before graduation to Formula Ford in 1992. After running near the front of the Formula Ford pack racing a Van Diemen in 1993 Ellery moved his family run team into the category series later to become known as the Australian Super Touring Championship driving first a Ford Sierra in 1994 then a BMW 318i in 1995 where he again became a near front runner. Ellery made his first V8 Supercar appearance driving with Super Touring rival Phil Ward's Holden Commodore VP at the 1994 Bathurst 1000, before joining Longhurst Racing in 1996 as the team expanded to a second V8 Supercar Ford Falcon. This would be short-lived with Ellery again choosing to run a family-run team with his father Bruce Ellery at the helm. Since 1994 Ellery has made 120 V8 Supercar championship starts. He has recorded three podium finishes at the Bathurst 1000, was close to winning it before one of the front tyres wore out when paired with Longhurst. Ellery has not raced V8 Supercars full-time in the series since the end of the 2005, when he was in the Triple Eight Race Engineering team alongside Craig Lowndes. He has since raced a partial season in the 2007 Carrera Cup Championship. Since then he has raced at the V8 Supercar endurance races with teams such as Paul Morris Motorsport and Garry Rogers Motorsport.[1]

Career results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
1992 Motorcraft Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series 15th Van Diemen RF91 Ford Steven Ellery Racing
1993 Australian Formula Ford Championship 6th Van Diemen RF93 Ford Steven Ellery Racing
1994 Australian Manufacturers' Championship 4th Ford Sierra RS Steven Ellery Racing
1995 Australian Super Touring Championship 6th BMW 318i Steven Ellery Racing
1996 Australian Touring Car Championship 15th Ford EF Falcon Steven Ellery Racing
1997 Australian Touring Car Championship 18th Ford EL Falcon Longhurst Racing
1998 Australian Touring Car Championship 15th Holden VS Commodore Holden Young Lions
1999 Shell Championship Series 35th Ford EL Falcon
Ford AU Falcon
Steven Ellery Racing
Dick Johnson Racing
2000 Shell Championship Series 21st Ford AU Falcon Steven Ellery Racing
2001 Shell Championship Series 9th Ford AU Falcon Steven Ellery Racing
2002 V8 Supercar Championship Series 21st Ford AU Falcon Steven Ellery Racing
2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series 19th Ford BA Falcon Steven Ellery Racing
2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series 25th Ford BA Falcon Steven Ellery Racing
2005 V8 Supercar Championship Series 13th Ford BA Falcon Triple Eight Race Engineering
2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series 31st Holden VZ Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport
2007 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 16th Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Sherrin Motorsport
2007 V8 Supercar Championship Series 31st Holden VZ Commodore
Holden VE Commodore
Paul Morris Motorsport
2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series 40th Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport