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2000 Shell Championship Series

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The 2000 Shell Championship Series was an Australian motor racing series open to V8 Supercars. The championship, which was the second Shell Championship Series, began on 11 February at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and ended on 19 November at the Mount Panorama Circuit after 13 rounds. Titles were awarded for drivers, teams and manufacturers by the series organisers AVESCO (Australian Vee Eight Supercar Company), and the winning driver, Mark Skaife, was also awarded the Australian Touring Car Championship by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport, the 41st time that this title had been awarded.

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Teams and driversEdit

The following drivers and teams competed in the 2000 Shell Championship Series.

Team Make No. Drivers Events Endurance Event Drivers
Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore 1   Craig Lowndes All   Todd Kelly*
  Nathan Pretty*
  Jason Plato**
  Yvan Muller**
2   Mark Skaife All
15   Todd Kelly 1, 3-4, 6, 8-10, 13   Nathan Pretty**
Lansvale Racing Team Holden VS Commodore 3   Trevor Ashby All   Geoff Full
  Phillip Scifleet
23   Steve Reed All
Stone Brothers Racing Ford AU Falcon 4   Craig Baird All   Simon Wills
9   Tony Longhurst All   David Besnard
Glenn Seton Racing Ford AU Falcon 5   Glenn Seton 1-11, 13   Neal Bates
  Dean Canto*
  Wayne Gardner**
6   Neil Crompton All
Gibson Motor Sport Holden VT Commodore 7   Steven Richards All   Darren Hossack
  Terry Finnigan*
  David Parsons**
12   Greg Murphy All
13   Rodney Forbes 1-7   John Cleland
28 8-13
Perkins Engineering Holden VT Commodore 8   Russell Ingall All   Luke Youlden
  Christian Murchison
11   Larry Perkins All
Larkham Motor Sport Ford AU Falcon 10   Mark Larkham All   Geoff Brabham*
  Alain Menu**
Imrie Motor Sport Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
14   Greg Ritter 4   Anthony Robson*
  Peter Gazzard**
  Mike Imrie 5, 7, 10, 12
  Daniel Miller 11
  Rodney Crick 13
McDougall Motorsport Holden VT Commodore 16   Dugal McDougall All   Andrew Miedecke
Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon 17   Steven Johnson All   Cameron McLean
  Dick Johnson*
  Jason Bright**
18   Paul Radisich All
Brad Jones Racing Ford AU Falcon 21   Brad Jones All   Tomas Mezera
Colourscan Motorsport Ford AU Falcon 22   Danny Osborne 1   Brett Peters
  Matthew Coleman 2-4
  Brett Peters 7
  Rick Bates 8-13
Romano Racing Holden VS Commodore 24   Paul Romano 1-5, 7-13   James Brock*
  David Parsons**
M3 Motorsport Holden VT Commodore 26   Peter Doulman 1-5, 9, 11, 13   John Cotter
  John Cotter 7-8
Paul Morris Motorsport Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
29   Paul Morris All   Kevin Schwantz*
  Matt Neal**
Steven Ellery Racing Ford AU Falcon 31   Steven Ellery All   Paul Stokell
Tomas Mezera Motorsport Holden VT Commodore 32   Tomas Mezera 1-4, 6-8, 12 N/A
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VT Commodore 34   Garth Tander All   Greg Ritter
  Tim Leahey
35   Jason Bargwanna All
Greenfield Mowers Racing Ford AU Falcon 40   Cameron McLean 1-10 N/A
Paul Weel Racing Ford AU Falcon 43   Paul Weel All   Greg Crick
John Faulkner Racing Holden VT Commodore 46   John Faulkner All   Adam Macrow
Clive Wiseman Racing Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
50   Mick Donaher 1-6, 9-13   Tyler Mecklem
  Tyler Mecklem 8
Rod Nash Racing Holden VT Commodore 54   Cameron McConville 1-10, 12-13   Geoff Brabham**
55   Rod Nash 8-13   Cameron McConville*
  Paul Dumbrell**
Paul Little Racing
John Sidney Racing
Ford AU Falcon 75   Anthony Tratt All   Alan Jones
Power Racing Ford EL Falcon
Ford AU Falcon
500   Alan Heath 3-5, 7-8, 10, 13   Terry Finnigan**
PAE Motorsport Ford AU Falcon 600   John Bowe All   Jim Richards
Wild Card Entries
Eastern Creek Kart Racing Ford EL Falcon 20   Garry Holt 3, 11, 13   Garry Willmington
Terry Wyhoon Racing Holden VS Commodore 25   Terry Wyhoon 13   James Brock
Harris Racing Ford AU Falcon 30   Craig Harris 13   Stephen Voight
Schembri Motorsport Ford EL Falcon 36   Neil Schembri 13   Gary Quartly
Scotty Taylor Racing Holden VS Commodore 37   Bill Attard 13   Roger Hurd
South Pacific Motor Sport Holden VS Commodore 38   Peter Field 13   Shane Howison
Challenge Motorsport Holden VT Commodore 39   Chris Smerdon 3-5, 8 N/A
  Peter Gazzard 7
Sieders Racing Team Ford EL Falcon 42   Bill Sieders 13   Luke Sieders
56   Rob Russell 13   Steve Coulter
Mal Rose Racing Holden VS Commodore 44   Mal Rose 13   Christian D'Agostin
Dean Canto Racing Ford EL Falcon
Ford AU Falcon
45   Dean Canto 3, 13   Ian Moncrieff
Trevor Crittenden Motorsport Holden VS Commodore 57   Chris Butler 13   Miles Pope
John Scotcher Motorsport Ford EL Falcon 59   Layton Crambrook 13   Gary Baxter
Halliday Motor Sport Ford EL Falcon 61   Ross Halliday 11, 13   Adam Wallis
James Rosenberg Racing Holden VT Commodore 66   Mark Poole 2-6 N/A
Paul Morris Motorsport Holden VS Commodore 67   Owen Kelly 13   Aaron McGill
Matthew White Racing Holden VS Commodore 76   Matthew White 11-13   Terry Wyhoon*
  Steve Owen**
V8 Racing Holden VS Commodore 77   Richard Mork 13   Steve Williams
Cadillac Productions Ford EL Falcon 79   Mike Conway 1 N/A
Rod Salmon Ford AU Falcon 87   Rod Salmon 1, 11-13   Damien White
Graphic Skills Racing Holden VS Commodore 97   Wayne Wakefield 3, 11   Ryan McLeod*
  Shane Beikoff**
  Tim Sipp 13
John Faulkner Racing Holden VS Commodore 96   Ryan McLeod 13   Wayne Wakefield
Motorsport Engineering Services Holden VT Commodore 99   Derek Van Zelm 11-12   Christian D'Agostin*
Clive Wiseman Racing Holden VS Commodore 150   Dean Lindstrom 13   Melinda Price
Team Kiwi Racing Holden VT Commodore 777   Jason Richards 13   Angus Fogg

* = Drove in the OzEmail Queensland 500 only

** = Drove in the FAI 1000 only

CalendarEdit

The 2000 Shell Championship Series was contested over 13 rounds.

Rd. Event
Circuit
City / State Date Format Winner Team Report
1 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 11 - 13 Feb Two races Garth Tander Garry Rogers Motorsport
2 Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia 17 - 19 Mar Three races Craig Lowndes Holden Racing Team
3 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
Adelaide Street Circuit
Adelaide, South Australia 6 - 9 Apr Two races Garth Tander Garry Rogers Motorsport Report
4 Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 28 - 30 Apr Three races Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team
5 Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory 19–21 May Three races Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team
6 GMC 400
Canberra Street Circuit
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 9–11 June Three races Steven Richards K-Mart Racing
7 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 30 Jun - 2 Jul Three races Craig Lowndes Holden Racing Team
8 Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 14 - 16 Jul Three races Jason Bargwanna Garry Rogers Motorsport
9 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 28 - 30 Jul Three races Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team
10 Calder Park Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 18 - 20 Aug Three races Steven Richards K-Mart Racing
11 OzEmail Queensland 500
Queensland Raceway
Ipswich, Queensland 8 - 10 Sep Single two driver race Craig Lowndes
Mark Skaife
Holden Racing Team Report
12 Sandown International Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 6 - 8 Oct Three races Paul Radisich Dick Johnson Racing
13 FAI 1000
Mount Panorama Circuit
Bathurst, New South Wales 16 - 19 Nov Single two driver race Garth Tander
Jason Bargwanna
Garry Rogers Motorsport Report

Points systemEdit

Points were awarded for the first 20 places in each race as follows:[1]

Round 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th [1]
Sprint rounds 40 36 34 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Phillip Island 60 54 51 48 45 42 39 36 33 30 27 24 21 18 15 12 9 6 3 1
Adelaide, Part 1 80 72 68 64 60 56 48 44 40 36 32 28 24 20 16 14 12 8 4 2
Adelaide, Part 2 160 144 136 128 120 112 104 96 88 80 72 64 56 48 40 32 24 16 8 4
Canberra, Races 1 & 2 60 54 51 48 45 42 39 36 33 30 27 24 21 18 15 12 9 6 3 1
Canberra, Race 3 120 108 102 96 90 84 78 72 66 60 54 48 42 36 30 24 18 12 6 3
Queensland 500 (per driver) 160 144 136 128 120 112 104 96 88 80 72 64 56 48 40 32 24 16 8 4
Bathurst (per driver) 240 216 204 192 180 168 156 144 132 120 108 96 84 72 60 48 36 24 12 6 [1]

ResultsEdit

Drivers ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver 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 Mark Skaife 0 102 106 160 112 116 168 108 46 117 101 160 106 168 1570
2 Garth Tander 0 108 102 212 54 108 0 92 80 106 101 144 86 240 1433
3 Craig Lowndes 15 60 120 80 74 36 171 120 68 68 96 160 104 168 1310
4 Paul Radisich 0 87 88 148 72 8 120 58 90 34 110 112 117 216 1260
5 Glenn Seton 0 90 18 176 92 100 162 76 84 101 46 104 84 1133
6 Greg Murphy 10 0 60 168 45 76 84 66 74 98 27 136 32 204 1108
7 Jason Bargwanna 0 0 56 188 12 10 75 44 102 67 61 144 55 240 1054
8 Steven Richards 0 57 22 88 56 0 189 34 21 42 110 136 34 204 993
9 Russell Ingall 0 0 98 112 102 48 72 80 50 63 46 128 46 108 953
10 Tony Longhurst 10 36 66 124 80 56 75 66 36 84 80 96 77 Ret 866
11 Steven Johnson 0 36 68 152 10 46 99 60 56 39 31 Ret 42 192 831
12 Neil Crompton 0 48 0 64 72 48 171 24 60 40 41 104 73 84 829
13 Larry Perkins 20 46 24 72 18 34 129 54 Ret 64 66 128 29 108 752
14 Mark Larkham 0 75 82 56 19 96 36 94 24 21 100 Ret 91 24 718
15 Craig Baird 0 93 28 68 46 64 Ret 22 52 25 7 80 61 156 702
16 John Bowe 0 24 0 160 84 4 63 30 48 36 36 120 74 Ret 679
17 Todd Kelly 0 48 36 12 159 44 65 31 Ret 180 575
18 John Faulkner 0 48 18 88 20 78 27 Ret 0 73 17 64 27 Ret 460
19 Paul Morris 0 24 64 44 40 14 61 6 34 33 26 Ret 13 96 455
20 Cameron McLean 0 12 22 8 0 1 30 0 44 Ret 11 112 192 432
21 Steve Ellery 0 21 20 Ret 14 54 0 10 40 24 59 56 108 Ret 406
22 Paul Weel 0 39 44 0 14 8 51 38 18 28 27 Ret 64 72 403
23 Dugal McDougall 0 30 20 8 0 42 72 8 0 0 7 Ret 0 144 331
24 Brad Jones 0 18 8 Ret 54 50 87 12 0 57 0 Ret 11 Ret 297
25 Simon Wills 0 80 156 236
26 Jason Bright 0 216 216
27 Cameron McConville 0 6 1 24 24 Ret 18 10 14 5 35 40 24 Ret 201
28 Rodney Forbes 0 39 0 Ret 9 6 0 0 44 28 9 48 0 Ret 183
29 Nathan Pretty 0 Ret 180 180
30 Andrew Miedecke 0 Ret 144 144
31 Truckie Parsons 0 132 132
Darren Hossack 0 132
33 Jim Richards 0 120 Ret 120
Yvan Muller 0 120
Jason Plato 0 120
36 Steve Reed 0 0 3 16 0 8 36 0 11 12 23 Ret 7 Ret 116
37 Trevor Ashby 0 0 0 20 0 14 48 11 0 14 0 Ret 0 Ret 107
38 Mark Poole 0 5 Ret 2 6 90 103
39 Rick Bates 0 0 0 0 16 24 60 100
40 David Besnard 0 96 Ret 96
Matt Neal 0 96
42 Greg Ritter 0 0 88 Ret 88
Tim Leahey 0 88 Ret
44 Brett Peters 0 5 16 60 81
45 Mick Donaher 0 0 0 6 12 1 Ret 11 5 0 42 Ret 77
46 Matthew White 0 72 0 72
Terry Wyhoon 0 72 Ret
Greg Crick 0 Ret 72
49 Adam Macrow 0 64 Ret 64
50 Paul Stokell 0 56 Ret 56
51 John Cleland 0 48 Ret 48
Jason Richards 0 48
Angus Fogg 0 48
54 Rod Nash 0 0 DNS 0 40 0 Ret 40
55 Rod Salmon 0 0 Ret 36 36
Damien White 0 Ret Ret 36
Tomas Mezera 0 0 6 16 0 2 0 DNS Ret 12 Ret
58 Geoff Full 0 32 Ret 32
Phillip Scifleet 0 32 Ret
60 Peter Doulman 0 0 DNS 4 0 Ret 0 24 Ret 28
61 John Cotter 0 0 0 24 Ret 24
Alain Menu 0 24
63 Anthony Tratt 0 0 0 0 Ret 12 1 1 8 0 0 Ret 0 Ret 22
64 Shane Beikoff 0 12 12
Tim Sipp 0 12
66 Garry Holt 0 Ret 8 Ret 8
Garry Willmington 0 8 Ret
68 Dean Lindstrom 0 6 6
Melinda Price 0 6
70 Chris Smerdon 0 0 0 4 0 4
Daniel Miller 0 4
Anthony Robson 0 4
73 Paul Romano 0 1 0 Ret 0 0 0 1 DNS DNS 0 0 Ret 2
74 Alan Heath 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 DNS 1
- Danny Osborne 0 0 0
Matthew Coleman 0 DNS 0
Wayne Wakefield 0 0 0 Ret
Dean Canto 0 0 Ret Ret
Mike Imrie 0 0 Ret 0 Ret
Layton Crambrook 0 0
Gary Baxter 0 0
Neil Schembri 0 0
Gary Quartly 0 0
Steve Owen 0 0
Peter Field 0 0
Shane Howison 0 0
Mike Conway 0 Ret
Neal Bates 0 Ret Ret
Geoff Brabham 0 Ret Ret
Alan Jones 0 Ret Ret
Dick Johnson 0 Ret
Christian Murchison 0 Ret Ret
Terry Finnigan 0 Ret DNS
Skippy Parsons 0 Ret
Wayne Gardner 0 Ret
Craig Harris 0 Ret
Pos Driver 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)

Champion Team of the YearEdit

The title was awarded to the team of the winning driver in the championship.[2]

Champion ManufacturerEdit

The title was presented to the manufacturer with the most number of round wins in the championship.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Scoring Points, 2000 Shell Championship Series TV Guide, Chevron Publishing Group, page 45
  2. ^ a b c d Gala Award Winners, 2011 V8 Supercar Media Guide, page 149

Further readingEdit

  • Jason Parker, 2000 Review, Mark of a Champion, Motor Racing Australia, Dec 2000/Jan 2001, pages 24–34

External linksEdit