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The 1999 Shell Championship Series was a motor racing series for V8 Supercars which began on 28 March 1999 at Eastern Creek Raceway and ended on 14 November at the Mount Panorama Circuit after 13 rounds. Australia’s national title series for V8 Supercar drivers, the Australian Touring Car Championship, was renamed for 1999 in what was essentially a marketing decision, however the winner of the newly named series was also awarded the 1999 Australian Touring Car Championship title by CAMS.[1] 1999 was the first season since 1977 in which the longer distance, endurance race events were included in the championship. For the first time in the championship's history, a control tyre, supplied by Bridgestone, was specified for all cars.[2]

This series was won by Holden Racing Team driver Craig Lowndes.

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Teams and driversEdit

The following drivers and teams competed in the 1999 Shell Championship Series. The series consisted of 11 rounds of sprint racing with one driver per car and two rounds (the Queensland 500 and the Bathurst 1000) of endurance racing with each car shared by two drivers.

Team Car No. Drivers Events Endurance Event Drivers
Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore 1   Craig Lowndes 1-8, 10-13   Cameron McConville
2   Mark Skaife All   Paul Morris
Holden Young Lions Holden VS Commodore 99   Mark Noske 1-7 N/A
Lansvale Racing Team Holden VS Commodore 3   Trevor Ashby 1-2, 6-7, 11-13   Steve Reed
  Steve Reed 3-5, 8-10
28   Rodney Forbes All   Geoff Full
Stone Brothers Racing Ford AU Falcon 4   Jason Bright All   Craig Baird
Glenn Seton Racing Ford AU Falcon 5   Glenn Seton All   Geoff Brabham
  Neal Bates
Ford EL Falcon
Ford AU Falcon
6   Neil Crompton All
Gibson Motorsport Holden VT Commodore 7   Steven Richards All   Greg Murphy
12   Greg Murphy 1-11 N/A
73   David 'Truckie' Parsons 4-13   David 'Skippy' Parsons
Perkins Engineering Holden VT Commodore 8   Russell Ingall 1-11 N/A
11   Larry Perkins All   Russell Ingall
Larkham Motor Sport Ford AU Falcon 10   Mark Larkham All   Brad Jones
Imrie Motor Sport Holden VS Commodore 14   Mike Imrie 2, 4-6, 8-10, 12-13   Rodney Crick
McDougall Motorsport Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
16   Dugal McDougall 1-4
6-13
  Andrew Miedecke
Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon 17   Dick Johnson 1-7, 9-13   Steven Johnson
  Steven Johnson 8
18   Paul Radisich All   Steven Ellery
Colourscan Motorsport Ford EL Falcon
Ford AU Falcon
22   Danny Osborne 1-2, 6-7, 10, 12-13   Brett Peters
  Brett Peters 3, 11
Romano Racing Holden VS Commodore 24   Paul Romano 1-4, 6-13   Tomas Mezera*
  Darren Hossack**
Longhurst Racing Ford AU Falcon 25   Tony Longhurst All   Adam Macrow
M3 Motorsport Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
26   John Cotter 1, 6-7   John Cotter
  Peter Doulman 2, 4, 8, 10-13
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
34   Garth Tander All   Greg Ritter
  Matthew Coleman*
  Steve Owen**
Holden VT Commodore 35   Jason Bargwanna All
Challenge Motorsport Holden VS Commodore 39   Chris Smerdon 1-2, 6-8, 10-13   Mal Rose*
  Charlie Cox**
Greenfield Mowers Racing Ford EL Falcon 40   Cameron McLean All   Wayne Park*
  John Cleland**
Paul Weel Racing Ford AU Falcon 43   Paul Weel 1, 4-13   Greg Crick
John Faulkner Racing Holden VT Commodore 46   John Faulkner All   Simon Wills
Holden VS Commodore 96   Paul Dumbrell 1, 9, 12-13   Matthew White
  Cameron McConville 6-8
  Matthew White 10-11
Rod Smith Racing Holden VS Commodore 48   D'arcy Russell 2-5, 8, 11-13   Grant Johnson
Clive Wiseman Racing Holden VS Commodore 50   Michael Donaher 1-7, 10-11   Melinda Price
  Dean Lindstrom 12-13
Simon Emerzidis Ford EL Falcon 54   Simon Emerzidis 1-2, 4, 7, 11-13   Garry Willmington
Rod Nash Racing Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
55   Rod Nash 1-8, 10-13   Dean Wanless
Briggs Motor Sport Ford AU Falcon 70   John Briggs 2, 4-7, 10-13   Tim Leahey
Ford EL Falcon 80   Bob Thorn 1, 4-8, 12-13   Todd Wanless
Challenge Recruitment Holden VS Commodore 73   David 'Truckie' Parsons 4-13   David 'Skippy' Parsons
Paul Little Racing Ford AU Falcon 75   Anthony Tratt 1, 4-6, 8-13   Alan Jones
Cadillac Productions Ford EL Falcon 79   Mike Conway 1-2, 6-7, 9-13   Ric Shaw
  Bob Jones 8
Power Racing Ford EL Falcon 134   Alan Heath 2-3, 5, 7-8, 12-13   Warren Luff*
  Michael Donaher**
PAE Motorsport Ford EL Falcon
Ford AU Falcon
600   John Bowe All   Jim Richards
Wild Card Entries
Holden Young Lions Holden VS Commodore 15   Todd Kelly 1, 6-7, 12-13   Mark Noske
  Cameron McConville 9
Wayne Gardner Racing Holden VT Commodore 19   Wayne Gardner 2, 13   David Brabham
Terry Finnigan Holden VS Commodore 27   Terry Finnigan 1, 13   Darren Pate
  Darren Pate 8, 10-11
Greg Crick Motorsport Ford EL Falcon 30   Greg Crick 1 N/A
Harris Racing Ford EL Falcon 30   Craig Harris 7, 10-11, 13   Tim Shaw
Steven Ellery Racing Ford EL Falcon 31   Steven Ellery 1, 4-5, 7, 10-11 N/A
Tomas Mezera Motorsport Holden VT Commodore 32   Tomas Mezera 1-2, 4, 6-7, 13   Tony Ricciardello
Pro-Duct Motorsport Holden VS Commodore 33   Allan McCarthy 6, 13   Phil Ward
  Phil Ward 7
Schembri Motorsport Holden VS Commodore 36   Neil Schembri 13   Gary Quartly
Scotty Taylor Racing Holden VS Commodore 37   Bill Attard 1, 11, 13   Alan Taylor
South Pacific Motor Sport Holden VS Commodore 38   Peter Field 13   Shane Howison
Simon Emerzidis Holden VS Commodore
Ford EL Falcon
41   Garry Willmington 4   Garry Holt
  Bill Sieders 13
Colourscan Motorsport Ford EL Falcon 42   Mark Williams 13   Scott Fleming
Daily Planet Racing Holden VS Commodore 47   John Trimbole 12-13   Kevin Heffernan
Layton Crambrook Holden VS Commodore 49   Layton Crambrook 8-13   Dean Crosswell
Charles Ryman Ford EL Falcon 51   Wayne Wakefield 5, 7 N/A
Barry Morcom Holden VS Commodore 52   Barry Morcom 1-2, 6-7, 11 N/A
Pretty Motorsport Holden VS Commodore 60   Nathan Pretty 3, 10, 13   Andrew Fawcet
  Nicole Pretty 8
James Rosenberg Racing Holden VT Commodore 66   Mark Poole 8-13   Tony Scott
Robert Smith Racing Holden VS Commodore 72   David 'Truckie' Parsons 1-2 N/A
V8 Racing Holden VS Commodore 77   Richard Mork 1, 6, 11, 13   Christian D'Agostin
Rowse Motorsport Holden VP Commodore 81   Tim Rowse 13   Ron Barnacle
Miller Racing Holden VS Commodore 84   Daniel Miller 2-3, 5, 11-13   Tony Ricciardello*
  Geoff Kendrick**
Rod Salmon Holden VS Commodore 87   Damien White 11, 13   Rod Salmon
Geoff Kendrick Holden VS Commodore 92   Geoff Kendrick 3, 5 N/A
Graphic Skills Racing Holden VS Commodore 97   Wayne Wakefield 12-13   Dean Canto
Owen Parkinson Racing Holden VS Commodore 98   Kerryn Brewer 2 N/A
  Gary Baxter 4
  Wayne Wakefield 6
  Kim Jane 8
  Dean Canto 11
Challenge Recruitment Holden VS Commodore 98   David 'Skippy' Parsons 9-10 N/A

* = Drove in the Queensland 500 only

** = Drove in the FAI 1000 only

Race CalendarEdit

The 1999 Shell Championship Series consisted of 13 rounds which included eleven sprint rounds of two or three races and two endurance races (Queensland 500 and FAI 1000). It was the first time since 1977 that endurance races had been included in the championship.

Rd. Race Title
Circuit
Location / State Date Winner(s) Team Report
1 Eastern Creek Raceway Eastern Creek, New South Wales 26–28 March Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Report
2 Sensational Adelaide 500
Adelaide Street Circuit
Adelaide, South Australia 8–11 April Craig Lowndes Holden Racing Team Report
3 Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia 30 April – 2 May Craig Lowndes Holden Racing Team
4 Phillip Island Phillip Island, Victoria 14–16 May Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team
5 Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory 4–6 June Jason Bright Stone Brothers Racing
6 Sandown International Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 25–27 June Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Report
7 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 9–11 July Garth Tander Garry Rogers Motorsport
8 Calder Park Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 23–25 July Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team
9 Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania 6–8 August Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Report
10 Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 20–22 August Jason Bargwanna Garry Rogers Motorsport
11 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 3–5 September Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Report
12 Queensland 500
Queensland Raceway
Ipswich, Queensland 17–19 September Russell Ingall
Larry Perkins
Perkins Engineering Report
13 FAI 1000
Mount Panorama Circuit
Bathurst, New South Wales 11–14 November Steven Richards
Greg Murphy
Gibson Motorsport Report

Points systemEdit

Championship points were awarded as follows:

  • All rounds except Rounds 2, 12 & 13 were "sprint rounds", contested over three races,[3] with points awarded on a 50–46–44–42–40–38–36–34–32–30–28–26–24–22–20–18–16–14–12–10–8–6–4–2–1 basis to the first 25 finishers in each race.[4]
  • Round 2 was contested over two races with the whole round carrying six times the points of a sprint round race.[3] 100 points were awarded to the winner of Race 1 and 200 to the winner of Race 2.[3]
  • Rounds 12 & 13 were each contested over a single race with two drivers per car.[3] Total points awarded for the round were six times that of a sprint round race.[4] Points were awarded on a 300–276–264–252–240–228–216–204–192–180–168–156–144–132–120–108–96–84–72–60–48–36–24–12–6 basis to the first 25 finishers in each race with both drivers scoring the full points for the position filled by their car.

Championship standingsEdit

Pos Driver Car Penalty Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Rd 12 Rd 13 Pts
1 Craig Lowndes Holden VT Commodore
Holden VS Commodore
0 140 300 150 142 88 142 134 50 94 138 264 276 1918
2 Russell Ingall Holden VT Commodore 0 106 248 72 122 122 80 96 88 122 132 100 300 216 1804
3 Mark Skaife Holden VT Commodore 0 146 60 96 146 112 146 112 142 146 100 150 36 264 1656
4 Glenn Seton Ford AU Falcon 0 118 220 136 130 96 114 48 114 110 Ret 78 252 240 1656
5 Garth Tander Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
0 128 96 66 66 124 122 136 132 76 124 124 276 Ret 1470
6 Greg Murphy Holden VT Commodore 0 94 268 24 48 62 90 86 44 116 44 24 228 300 1428
7 Steven Richards Holden VT Commodore 0 38 196 104 112 16 46 48 34 62 74 52 228 300 1310
8 Jason Bright Ford AU Falcon 0 84 244 124 78 138 118 118 44 62 134 132 Ret Ret 1276
9 Larry Perkins Holden VT Commodore 0 82 144 82 DNS 90 84 Ret 76 88 0 70 300 216 1232
10 Dick Johnson Ford AU Falcon 0 42 124 54 88 80 92 22 50 88 52 216 252 1160
11 Jason Bargwanna Holden VT Commodore 0 94 136 52 Ret 110 46 70 50 132 150 32 276 Ret 1148
12 Neil Crompton Ford EL Falcon
Ford AU Falcon
0 18 98 80 8 40 32 112 38 88 55 46 252 240 1107
13 John Bowe Ford EL Falcon
Ford AU Falcon
0 26 152 56 108 114 62 114 124 90 60 88 84 Ret 1078
14 Tony Longhurst Ford AU Falcon 0 102 64 72 84 84 76 74 90 70 62 52 Ret Ret 830
15 John Faulkner Holden VT Commodore 0 54 8 62 82 36 62 74 92 38 100 24 192 Ret 824
16 Paul Radisich Ford AU Falcon 0 36 Ret 110 64 60 128 118 62 Ret 124 110 Ret Ret 812
17 Cameron McConville Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
0 54 Ret 102 74 264 276 770
18 Cameron McLean Ford EL Falcon 0 46 180 78 24 14 70 21 68 56 54 110 Ret Ret 721
19 Mark Noske Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
0 82 196 38 54 68 22 Ret Ret 228 688
20 David Parsons Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
0 5 88 26 28 7 20 24 58 Ret 6 240 168 670
21 Mark Larkham Ford AU Falcon 0 46 72 62 20 54 62 84 44 44 13 8 108 Ret 617
22 Steve Reed Holden VS Commodore 0 52 56 68 37 28 42 204 108 595
23 Steven Johnson Ford AU Falcon 0 108 216 252 576
24 Paul Weel Ford AU Falcon 0 42 32 20 Ret 18 56 12 20 132 204 536
25 Trevor Ashby Holden VS Commodore 0 30 72 20 16 64 204 108 514
26 Paul Romano Holden VS Commodore 0 20 Ret 76 82 Ret 20 46 76 34 Ret 144 498
27 Dugal McDougall Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
0 34 48 28 18 28 Ret 16 4 7 40 168 60 451
28 David 'Skippy' Parsons Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
0 30 8 240 168 446
29 Rodney Forbes Holden VS Commodore 0 26 72 26 28 9 24 11 24 46 0 1 Ret 156 423
30 Greg Crick Ford EL Falcon
Ford AU Falcon
0 37 132 204 373
31 Geoff Brabham Ford AU Falcon 0 180 180 360
Neal Bates Ford AU Falcon 0 180 180
33 Mick Donaher Holden VS Commodore 0 24 132 26 36 46 1 14 54 22 Ret 355
34 Greg Ritter Holden VT Commodore 0 156 192 348
35 Steve Ellery Ford EL Falcon 0 70 32 52 44 28 116 Ret Ret 342
36 Todd Kelly Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
0 Ret 12 64 Ret 228 304
37 Paul Morris Holden VT Commodore 0 36 264 300
38 Layton Crambrook Holden VS Commodore 0 42 40 20 DNQ 144 Ret 246
39 Andrew Miedecke Holden VT Commodore 0 168 60 228
40 Wayne Gardner Holden VT Commodore 0 88 132 220
41 Rod Nash Holden VS Commodore 0 Ret Ret 26 10 16 DNS Ret Ret 20 15 120 Ret 207
42 Simon Wills Holden VT Commodore 0 192 Ret 192
Steve Owen Holden VT Commodore 0 192
44 Peter Doulman Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
0 1 76 18 11 DNQ 3 72 Ret 181
45 Tomas Mezera Holden VT Commodore 0 36 64 Ret 48 26 Ret Ret 174
46 Anthony Tratt Ford EL Falcon
Ford AU Falcon
0 4 12 10 1 9 31 0 96 Ret 163
47 Mark Poole Holden VT Commodore 0 40 2 Ret Ret 120 162
48 Matthew Coleman Holden VT Commodore 0 156 156
Dean Lindstrom Holden VS Commodore 0 60 96
Melinda Price Holden VS Commodore 0 60 96
Geoff Full Holden VS Commodore 0 Ret 156
52 Dean Crosswell Holden VS Commodore 0 144 Ret 144
Darren Hossack Holden VS Commodore 0 144
54 David Brabham Holden VT Commodore 0 132 132
55 D'arcy Russell Holden VS Commodore 0 40 6 3 2 DNQ Ret 72 123
56 John Briggs Ford AU Falcon 0 DNS 28 Ret 0 62 20 10 Ret Ret 120
Dean Wanless Holden VS Commodore 0 120 Ret
Tony Scott Holden VS Commodore 0 Ret 120
59 Nathan Pretty Holden VS Commodore 0 30 40 48 118
60 Brad Jones Ford AU Falcon 0 108 Ret 108
61 Chris Smerdon Holden VS Commodore 0 2 64 0 4 4 8 18 Ret Ret 100
62 Darren Pate Holden VS Commodore 0 36 42 18 Ret 96
Alan Jones Ford AU Falcon 0 96 Ret
64 Simon Emerzidis Ford EL Falcon 0 0 32 28 8 10 12 Ret 90
65 Jim Richards Ford AU Falcon 0 84 Ret 84
Neil Schembri Holden VS Commodore 0 84
Gary Quartly Holden VS Commodore 0 84
68 John Cotter Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
0 0 6 72 Ret 78
69 Grant Johnson Holden VS Commodore 0 Ret 72 72
70 Mike Conway Ford EL Falcon 0 2 20 0 Ret DNQ DNQ 48 Ret 70
71 Craig Harris Ford EF Falcon
Ford EL Falcon
0 1 24 42 Ret 67
72 Wayne Wakefield Ford EL Falcon
Holden VS Commodore
0 30 0 22 6 Ret 58
73 Ric Shaw Ford EL Falcon 0 48 Ret 48
Andrew Fawcett Holden VS Commodore 0 48
75 Danny Osborne Ford EL Falcon 0 Ret Ret Ret 16 0 24 Ret 40
76 Terry Finnigan Holden VS Commodore 0 36 Ret 36
Peter Field Holden VS Commodore 0 36
Shane Howison Holden VS Commodore 0 36
79 Mike Imrie Holden VS Commodore 0 12 1 10 0 4 1 DNQ Ret Ret 28
80 Brett Peters Ford EL Falcon 0 Ret 24 Ret 24
81 Phil Ward Holden VS Commodore 0 20 DNS 20
82 Geoff Kendrick Holden VS Commodore 0 8 9 Ret 17
83 Alan Heath Ford EL Falcon 0 4 8 DNS 4 DNQ Ret Ret 16
84 Bob Thorn Ford EL Falcon 0 Ret 6 Ret DNS 4 2 DNQ Ret Ret 12
Garry Willmington Ford EL Falcon 0 0 12 Ret
86 Gary Baxter Holden VS Commodore 0 9 9
87 Dean Canto Holden VS Commodore 0 DNQ 6 Ret 6
88 Daniel Miller Holden VR Commodore 0 DNS 4 DNS Ret Ret 4
Pos Driver Car Penalty Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Rd 12 Rd 13 Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Privateers awardEdit

The Privateers award was contested over all rounds except Rounds 2, 12 & 13.[5] Unlike 1998, points were awarded to the driver rather than the team.[5] The best five scores from the ten rounds could be retained by each driver.[5]

Pos.[5] Driver [5] Car Entrant Points [5]
1 Cameron McLean Ford EL Falcon Greenfield Mowers Racing 250
2 Rodney Forbes Holden VS Commodore Bob Forbes Corporation 242
3 Steve Reed Holden VS Commodore Lansvale Smash Repairs 230
4 Mick Donaher Holden VS Commodore Ultra Tune Racing 220
5 David Parsons Holden VS Commodore Smiths Trucks & Challenge Recruitment 214
6 Mike Imrie Holden VS Commodore Saabwreck Motorsport 176
7 Chris Smerdon Holden VS Commodore Challenge Motorsport 156
8 Bob Thorn Ford EL Falcon Supercheap Auto 142
9 Mike Conway Ford EL Falcon Cadillac Productions 128
10 Trevor Ashby Holden VS Commodore Lansvale Smash Repairs 126

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Titles Retrieved from www.camsmanual.com.au on 3 December 2008. Archived 14 May 2009.
  2. ^ Some things never change, V8 Supercars 1999 Review magazine, pages 4 to 8
  3. ^ a b c d The Rounds, V8 Supercars 1999 Review magazine, pages 16 to 97
  4. ^ a b Stewart Wilson, The point of it all, Commodore 25th Anniversary (magazine), pages 94 to 95
  5. ^ a b c d e f 1999 SCS Privateers Review, V8 Supercars 1999 Review magazine, pages 98 to 101

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