Newbies Guide To V8 Supercar Racing

02-13-2004, 09:09 AM

I would like to start a thread describing to our mates overseas what the V8s are, and what they're all about.

So anyone contribute info to the thread so the overseas guys can get an understanding.

Any questions, post em up! :sunglasse

The V8 Supercar Championship is a two make series based mainly in Australia, but now moving abroad to New Zealand and China (why China, I have no idea).

The two makes in this are the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon. Current body shapes are the VY and BA, respectivly.

Techical details for Holden VY Commodore. (

Techical details for BA Falcon (

Currently the top tier teams are the Holden Racing Team (Holden), Stone Brothers Racing (Ford), K-Mart Racing Team (Holden). These are the three teams that get the most results, however other higher tier teams are Dick Johnson Racing (Ford), Gary Rodgers Motorsport (Holden), and a few others I can't be bothered listing because its 0400. :)

For the uninitiated, this is the VY Commodore:

While this is the BA Falcon:

Thats enough for now. Later today I will post the circuts, the basic rules and the points system.

Anybody want to write a (briefish) history up?

Layla's Keeper
02-13-2004, 12:19 PM
I've always felt that the easiest way to describe V8 supercars is to tell people "Think of Trans-Am with sedans and an Austrailian accent."

-The Stig-
02-13-2004, 07:25 PM
This thread is good, cause even though I watch V8 Supercars on Speed I still know little about them...

Thus, I am going to sticky this thread for all to see... forever.

02-13-2004, 07:44 PM
Thanks! I'll post some more soonish.

02-13-2004, 09:41 PM
mmm..Aussie tank racing :D

When's the new season start?

02-13-2004, 09:43 PM
DRIVERS LIST (taken from other post).

Stone Brothers Racing

Driver - Marcos Ambrose - Car 1 Driver - Russell Ingall - Car 9

Holden Racing Team

Driver - Mark Skaife - Car 2 Driver - Todd Kelly - Car 52

Tasman Motorsports

Driver - Jason Richards - Car 3

Ford Performance Racing

Driver - Glenn Seton - Car 5 Driver - Craig Lowndes - Car 6

Castrol Perkins Motorsport

Driver - Paul Dumbrell - Car 8 Driver - Steve Richards - Car 11

Larkham Motorsport

Driver - Mark Winterbottom - Car 10 Driver - Jason Bargwanna - Car 20

Brad Jones Racing

Driver - John Bowe - Car 12 Driver - Brad Jones - Car 21

Kmart Racing

Driver - Rick Kelly - Car 15 Driver - Greg Murphy - Car 51

PWR Racing

Driver - Paul Weel - Car 16 Driver - Jason Bright - Car 50

Shell Helix Racing

Driver - Steven Johnson - Car 17 Driver - Warren Luff - Car 18

Wright Patton Shakespeare

Driver - Mark Noske - Car 23

Romano Racing

Paul Morris Motorsports

Driver - Paul Morris - Car 29

Super Cheap Auto Racing

Driver - Steve Ellery - Car 31

Garry Rogers Motorsport

Driver - Cameron McConville - Car 33 Driver - Garth Tander - Car 34

Team Dynamik

Driver - Simon Wills - Car 44

Toll Racing

Driver - Anthony Tratt - Car 75

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Driver - Paul Radisich - Car 88 Driver - Max Wilson - Car 888

Thexton Motor Racing

Driver - David Thexton - Car 99

Team Kiwi Racing

Driver - Craig Baird - Car 021

02-13-2004, 09:52 PM

WARNING: You will need a Cray Supercomputer in order to work out who is where in the championship.

There is a complusory Drop-Your-Worst-Round system, which IMO is silly and just a waste of time. It means that even if you enter one race, say Bathurst as a privateer, and you score a point, you will lose that point. Stupid, huh?

Is where the points system is, I think (PDF often crashes my browser).

More to come.

02-26-2004, 01:33 PM
you can't forget the Dodge Daytona :biggrin: Classic carborated V-8 mopar engines

03-14-2004, 09:43 PM

Round One:

Clipsal 500, Adelaide. March 18-21

Round Two:

Eastern Creek Raceway. April 02-04

Round Three:

V8 International, Pukekohe, NZ. April 30-02 May

Round Four:

Hidden Valley Raceway. May 21-23

Round Five:

Barbagallo Raceway. June 11-13

Round Six:

Queensland Raceway. July 02-04

Round Seven:

Winton Motor Raceway. July 23-25

Round Eight:

Oran Park Raceway. August 13-15

Round Nine:

Betta Electrical 500, Sandown. September 10-12

Round Ten:

Bob Jane T-Marts 1000, Bathurst. October 07-10

Round Eleven:

Gillette V8 Challenge, Gold Coast Indy. October 21-24

Round Twelve:

Shanghai, China. November 12-14

Round Thirteen:

Eastern Creek Raceway. 02-04 December.

04-13-2005, 09:02 PM
Unstickied, this info is a bit out of date.

04-14-2005, 12:03 AM
Check out V8's at

05-08-2005, 03:35 AM
Check out the official V8 Supercar website here (

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