Steven Johnson (racing driver)

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Steven Johnson
Steven Johnson at Albert Park in 2007.jpg
Nationality Australia Australian
V8 Supercar Record
Car number 17
Current team Dick Johnson Racing
Series Championships 0
Races 189
Round Wins 2
Podium finishes 9
Race Wins 3
Pole positions 2
2012 Championship position 17th (1621 pts)

Steven Johnson (born 6 September 1974 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian racing driver. He is the son of former racer and now team-owner Dick Johnson.[1] He competed full-time for Dick Johnson Racing from 2000–2012. Johnson is married and has two children.

Johnson's best season result so far was in 2001, where he led the championship for two rounds and took two round wins, including the last-ever Canberra round win, where he victory from pole position in the first race, before finishing the rest of the races in the top five. Near season's end, he dropped to fifth, still his best ever effort. Then came a period he would rather forget, finishing the 2002 and 2003 seasons well outside of the top ten. He improved to tenth in the 2004 season. He was looking for a top five in 2005, but had a poor Bathurst 1000 to place him outside the top ten.

In 2007, Johnson recorded his best Bathurst 1000 result with a podium finish in third after leading late in the drama-charged closing laps as intermittent rain swept across the Mountain in an entertaining scrap with Craig Lowndes, James Courtney and Greg Murphy.[2]

In early 2013, it was announced that Steven Johnson would step down from competing in the V8 Supercars championship and instead become general manager of Dick Johnson Racing.[3] He currently competes in the Australian Carrera Cup Championship.[4] In the endurance events in the 2013 season, Johnson teamed up with Erebus Motorsport, as a co-driver in car #9 SP Tools Racing's Maro Engel.

Career results[edit]

#17 Ford Falcon of Steven Johnson at the 2012 Coates Hire Ipswich 300
Season Series Position Car Team
1993 Australian Sports Sedan Championship 12th Datsun 1600-Mazda
1995 Australian Thundersports series 2nd Ford Mustang
Ford EF Falcon
1997 Australian Touring Car Championship 33rd Holden VS Commodore Alcair Racing
1998 Australian Touring Car Championship 17th Ford EL Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
1999 Shell Championship Series 23rd Ford AU Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2000 Shell Championship Series 11th Ford AU Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2001 Shell Championship Series 5th Ford AU Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2002 V8 Supercar Championship Series 14th Ford AU Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series 16th Ford BA Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series 10th Ford BA Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2005 V8 Supercar Championship Series 12th Ford BA Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series 9th Ford BA Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2007 V8 Supercar Championship Series 12th Ford BF Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series 10th Ford BF Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series 6th Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series 10th Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2011 International V8 Supercars Championship 15th Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2012 International V8 Supercars Championship 17th Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2013 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 23rd Porsche 997 GT3 Cup R Hunter Sports Group
2013 International V8 Supercars Championship 49th Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport

Bathurst 1000 Results[edit]

Year Number Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
1994 18 Dick Johnson Racing Ford EB Falcon Allan Grice 7th 160
1995 18 Dick Johnson Racing Ford EF Falcon Charlie O'Brien 7th 158
1996 18 Dick Johnson Racing Ford EF Falcon Tommy Kendall 8th 158
1997 18 Dick Johnson Racing Ford EF Falcon Craig Baird 4th 158
1998 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford EL Falcon Dick Johnson DNF 60
1999 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon Dick Johnson 4th 161
2000 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon Cameron McLean 4th 161
2001 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon Paul Radisich DNF 63
2002 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon Paul Radisich DNF 29
2003 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford BA Falcon Warren Luff 13th 156
2004 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford BA Falcon Warren Luff 7th 161
2005 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford BA Falcon Will Davison 19th 133
2006 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford BA Falcon Will Davison DNF 27
2007 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford BF Falcon Will Davison 3rd 161
2008 18 Dick Johnson Racing Ford BF Falcon Will Davison 6th 161
2009 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford FG Falcon James Courtney 24th 131
2010 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford FG Falcon Marcus Marshall 12th 161
2011 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford FG Falcon David Besnard DNF 112
2012 18 Dick Johnson Racing Ford FG Falcon Allan Simonsen 17th 161
2013 9 Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Maro Engel 20th 160

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