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2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series

2006 V8 Supercar
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Rick Kelly became a V8 Supercar Champion for the first time with HSV Dealer Team.
Craig Lowndes finished Runner up for the 2006 Season.
Mark Winterbottom, finished third in the championship for Ford Performance Racing.

The 2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series was an Australian based motor racing competition for V8 Supercars. It began on 25 March 2006 in Adelaide and ended on 10 December 2006 at Phillip Island after 13 rounds. The 2006 Championship was the eighth V8 Supercar Championship Series.

The Drivers Championship was won by Rick Kelly, the Teams Championship by the Toll HSV Dealer Team and the Manufacturers Championship by Ford.[1] As the winner of the Drivers Championship, Kelly was also awarded the 2006 Australian Touring Car Championship title by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.

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Race CalendarEdit

The 2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series was contested over 13 rounds. The Betta Electrical 500 and the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 were endurance events which were contested over a single race with two drivers per car. The round at Winton Motor Raceway was organised as a late replacement for the cancelled V8 Supercars China Round.

Rd. Race Title Circuit Location Date Format Winner Team Report
1   Clipsal 500 Adelaide Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 23 - 26 Mar Two races Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
2   PlaceMakers V8 International Pukekohe Park Raceway Pukekohe, New Zealand 21 - 23 Apr Three races Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Report
3   Perth V8 400 Barbagallo Raceway Wanneroo, Western Australia 12–14 May Three races Steven Richards Perkins Engineering Report
4   Winton Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 2 - 4 Jun Three races Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
5   Skycity Triple Crown Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory 30 Jun - 2 Jul Three races Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
6   BigPond 400 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 21 - 23 Jul Three races Garth Tander HSV Dealer Team Report
7   Oran Park Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 11 - 13 Aug Three races Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
8   Betta Electrical 500 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 1 - 3 Sept One race Mark Winterbottom
Jason Bright
Ford Performance Racing Report
9   Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama Bathurst, New South Wales 5 - 8 Oct One race Craig Lowndes
Jamie Whincup
Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
10   Gillette V8 Supercar Challenge Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Queensland 19 - 22 Oct Three races Todd Kelly Holden Racing Team Report
11   Ferodo Tasmania Challenge Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania 10 - 12 Nov Three races Garth Tander HSV Dealer Team Report
12   Desert 400 Bahrain International Circuit Manama, Bahrain 23 - 25 Nov Three races Jason Bright Ford Performance Racing Report
13   Caterpillar Grand Finale Phillip Island Phillip Island, Victoria 8 - 10 Dec Three races Todd Kelly Holden Racing Team Report

Teams and driversEdit

 
2006 Drivers Champion Rick Kelly, pictured in 2007

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series.

Team Make No. Drivers Events Endurance Event Drivers
Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon 1   Russell Ingall All   Luke Youlden
4   James Courtney All   Glenn Seton
Holden Racing Team Holden VZ Commodore 2   Mark Skaife All   Garth Tander
22   Todd Kelly 1-7, 10-13   Jim Richards
  Ryan Briscoe 8-9
HSV Dealer Team 15   Rick Kelly All   Todd Kelly
16   Garth Tander 1-7, 10-13   Anthony Tratt
  Tony D'Alberto 8-9
Tasman Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 3   Jason Richards All   Mark Noske
  Owen Kelly
23   Andrew Jones All
Ford Performance Racing Ford BA Falcon 5   Mark Winterbottom All   Matt Halliday
  Cameron McLean*
  David Brabham**
6   Jason Bright All
Perkins Engineering Holden VZ Commodore 7   Steven Richards All   Shane Price
  Jack Perkins
11   Paul Dumbrell All
WPS Racing Ford BA Falcon 8   Max Wilson All   David Besnard
10   Jason Bargwanna All   Craig Baird
Brad Jones Racing Ford BA Falcon 12   John Bowe All   Dale Brede
  Mark Porter*
  Michael Caruso**
14   Brad Jones All
Dick Johnson Racing Ford BA Falcon 17   Steven Johnson All   Alex Davison
  Grant Denyer
18   Will Davison All
Paul Cruickshank Racing Ford BA Falcon 20   Marcus Marshall All   Jonathon Webb
Team Kiwi Racing Holden VZ Commodore 021   Paul Radisich 1-9   Fabian Coulthard
  Craig Baird 11
  Chris Pither 12
A.N.T. Racing^1 Ford BA Falcon   Tony Evangelou 13
Britek Motorsport Ford BA Falcon 25   Warren Luff All   Adam Macrow
26   José Fernández 1, 4, 6-10, 12-13   Tony Ricciardello
  Tony Ricciardello 3, 5, 11
MSport^2 Holden VZ Commodore   Mark Porter 2
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 33   Lee Holdsworth All   Greg Ritter
  Phillip Scifleet*
  Cameron McLean**
34   Dean Canto All
Paul Morris Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 39   Alan Gurr 1, 3, 8-10   Kayne Scott
  Fabian Coulthard 2, 4, 7
  Steven Ellery 5-6
  Shane Price 11, 13
  Jack Perkins 12
67   Paul Morris All   Steven Ellery
Paul Weel Racing Holden VZ Commodore 50   Cameron McConville All   Nathan Pretty
  Paul Weel
51   Greg Murphy All
Rod Nash Racing Holden VZ Commodore 55   Steve Owen All   Tony Longhurst
Triple Eight Race Engineering Ford BA Falcon 88   Jamie Whincup All   Allan Simonsen
  Richard Lyons
888   Craig Lowndes All

* = Drove in Sandown 500 only

** = Drove in Bathurst 1000 only

  • ^1 — Leased Team Kiwi entry at final round after Team Kiwi's only Commodore was destroyed at Bathurst.
  • ^2 — Leased Britek entry at Pukekohe round.

Points systemEdit

Championship points were awarded on the following basis:[2]

Format 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31st 32nd
2 Race 160 155 150 145 140 135 130 125 120 115 110 105 100 95 90 85 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5
3 Race 128 124 120 116 112 108 104 100 96 92 88 84 80 76 72 68 64 60 56 52 48 44 40 36 32 28 24 20 16 12 8 4
3 Race 64 62 60 58 56 54 52 50 48 46 44 42 40 38 36 34 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2
Single race 320 310 300 290 280 270 260 250 240 230 220 210 200 190 180 170 160 150 140 130 120 110 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10
3 race 107 103 100 97 93 90 87 83 80 77 73 70 67 63 60 57 53 50 47 43 40 37 33 30 27 23 20 17 13 10 7 3

Drivers were required to drop the points from their worst round up to and including Round 9.[2]

Results and StandingsEdit

Drivers ChampionshipEdit

Pos. Driver No. ADE
 
PUK
 
BAR
 
WIN
 
HID
 
QLD
 
ORA
 
SAN
 
BAT
 
SUR
 
SYM
 
BAH
 
PHI
 
Pts.
1   Rick Kelly 15 2 3 12 10 7 7 11 14 10 4 4 2 10 5 7 4 2 3 13 2 2 2 6 4 1 3 5 4 4 28 5 5 4 18 3308
2   Craig Lowndes 888 1 Ret 5 17 2 3 14 2 2 8 1 4 3 1 4 5 4 2 2 1 3 1 11 7 14 27 9 7 9 5 3 4 3 29 3271
3   Mark Winterbottom 5 22 19 4 3 3 6 13 3 8 12 6 3 17 8 9 7 9 7 15 11 1 Ret 3 3 3 2 2 3 8 3 27 7 2 1 3089
4   Garth Tander 16/2 8 4 20 1 4 4 10 5 6 10 5 5 8 3 1 2 1 Ret 21 5 26 Ret 2 1 19 4 1 1 2 1 8 2 18 2 2965
5   Jason Bright 6 25 15 3 20 20 5 Ret 28 1 20 2 24 1 4 2 8 3 4 18 Ret 1 Ret 7 6 4 1 3 2 1 2 2 10 8 4 2868
6   Todd Kelly 22/15 6 2 Ret 13 25 30 28 4 4 25 24 12 27 22 Ret 21 18 1 10 Ret 2 2 1 2 2 7 4 5 3 4 1 1 1 5 2815
7   Steven Richards 7 7 5 7 Ret 6 2 2 7 7 23 10 7 22 28 6 14 6 8 11 Ret 28 5 5 Ret 10 6 11 6 6 8 11 8 5 8 2740
8   Russell Ingall 1 9 7 2 6 5 10 8 6 12 5 25 10 7 9 5 9 5 12 5 21 27 4 8 8 5 14 10 10 13 21 10 14 26 30 2708
9   Steven Johnson 17 10 9 9 9 9 9 17 10 11 Ret 14 29 2 15 14 23 25 10 4 4 4 Ret 10 10 9 13 16 Ret 27 11 6 19 15 22 2378
10   Jamie Whincup 88 3 1 15 Ret 10 21 4 9 25 2 9 9 5 26 8 27 8 5 6 Ret 3 1 Ret 22 8 Ret DNS DNS 10 6 Ret 26 9 7 2357
11   James Courtney 4 Ret Ret 8 18 8 12 5 Ret 15 Ret 27 16 6 23 3 3 Ret 9 8 3 9 3 17 12 6 5 13 Ret 5 24 7 9 Ret 12 2347
12   Paul Dumbrell 11 12 6 10 11 11 11 20 12 3 14 7 8 Ret 13 15 Ret 15 14 12 Ret 28 5 12 Ret Ret 8 7 8 11 15 14 16 20 13 2332
13   Cameron McConville 50 4 Ret 13 4 23 13 25 11 19 22 15 15 16 7 12 10 Ret 18 19 7 29 Ret 13 11 7 11 21 9 14 9 9 15 10 6 2099
14   Jason Bargwanna 10 Ret 11 11 Ret 13 15 16 20 24 Ret 17 21 11 10 Ret 12 21 15 9 14 7 10 9 9 11 18 8 21 22 16 22 21 19 26 2053
15   Max Wilson 8 16 8 6 Ret Ret 8 19 Ret 17 6 13 11 Ret 16 10 Ret 11 11 25 Ret 11 14 28 13 13 15 15 14 16 12 24 20 16 16 2038
16   Mark Skaife 2 Ret Ret 1 5 1 1 18 1 5 17 3 1 28 6 21 1 27 Ret 1 23 26 Ret 25 21 Ret 16 Ret Ret 7 19 4 3 6 11 2036
17   Dean Canto 34 20 18 16 21 Ret 22 1 22 22 3 20 14 19 20 16 15 13 16 24 19 6 17 18 25 16 10 20 17 24 13 17 13 14 10 2024
18   Jason Richards 3 Ret 10 28 2 19 18 9 8 27 1 8 6 14 2 17 24 16 6 Ret 15 30 Ret 4 5 Ret 12 12 13 23 10 Ret 22 12 3 1993
19   Will Davison 18 14 13 18 8 28 16 22 16 14 DSQ 23 13 Ret 14 19 19 12 26 22 8 4 Ret 14 19 17 9 6 12 Ret Ret Ret 6 7 Ret 1943
20   Lee Holdsworth 33 18 24 19 16 16 24 12 24 16 16 12 28 20 19 18 Ret 20 25 3 6 6 17 21 23 Ret 22 24 22 15 14 26 18 11 21 1811
21   Paul Morris 67 11 17 14 7 12 19 21 25 Ret 21 Ret 19 18 Ret 25 6 14 20 26 24 8 6 23 18 18 17 Ret 16 26 18 15 25 27 17 1810
22   Steve Owen 55 Ret DNS 25 23 22 17 15 13 13 7 11 17 24 18 24 25 26 28 Ret 12 12 7 27 24 15 21 19 Ret 17 25 13 11 29 15 1782
23   John Bowe 12 19 14 17 Ret DNS 25 Ret 21 23 13 19 20 13 21 27 11 23 23 23 13 5 11 16 15 Ret 28 18 11 19 27 18 24 21 24 1743
24   Greg Murphy 51 5 Ret Ret 15 15 14 3 19 9 Ret Ret 26 9 12 11 17 10 13 Ret 10 29 Ret 19 20 12 Ret DNS DNS 12 7 12 12 17 9 1710
25   Brad Jones 14 Ret 20 22 Ret 18 27 24 23 18 19 22 25 25 24 20 20 19 24 17 9 5 11 15 14 20 Ret Ret Ret Ret 20 19 27 23 20 1612
26   Andrew Jones 23 15 21 27 12 17 20 7 18 Ret 11 18 23 12 17 22 18 17 17 Ret 17 30 Ret 26 Ret DNS 19 14 14 Ret 26 20 30 22 19 1283
27   Warren Luff 25 17 16 24 22 26 23 26 27 21 18 28 31 4 27 23 16 28 22 Ret 18 23 Ret 24 Ret Ret 23 22 20 18 17 21 17 13 28 1238
28   Paul Radisich 021 23 12 21 Ret 14 31 6 15 20 Ret 16 18 21 11 13 13 7 Ret 14 16 13 Ret 1235
29   Marcus Marshall 20 24 Ret 26 19 27 28 Ret 26 28 9 Ret 22 26 25 28 Ret 24 21 16 20 25 Ret 20 16 18 20 17 Ret 20 Ret 16 Ret 24 14 1040
30   José Fernández 26 13 23 26 24 26 26 22 Ret 27 20 22 22 16 Ret Ret DNS Ret 23 25 29 28 27 658
31   Steven Ellery 39 27 15 Ret 29 26 22 8 6 594
32   Fabian Coulthard 39/021 Ret 14 21 Ret 15 21 19 7 Ret 13 Ret 478
33   Alan Gurr 39 21 22 26 23 17 19 Ret 22 17 17 457
34   Tony Ricciardello 26 29 27 Ret 30 23 29 22 16 26 Ret 19 398
35   Glenn Seton 4 9 3 300
36   Shane Price 11/39 24 Ret 24 23 18 23 25 23 296
37   Luke Youlden 1 27 4 290
38   Craig Baird 10/021 7 10 25 Ret DNS 287
39   Tony Longhurst 55 12 7 260
40   Nathan Pretty 50 10 8 250
  Paul Weel 10 8
42   Alex Davison 18 14 9 240
  Grant Denyer 14 9
44   Mark Porter 26/12 23 Ret 24 18 DNS 226
45   David Besnard 8 11 14 220
46   Richard Lyons 88 17 12 210
  Allan Simonsen 17 12
48   Cameron McLean 5/33 15 13 200
49   Greg Ritter 33 20 13 200
50   Matt Halliday 5 15 Ret 180
51   Owen Kelly 23 Ret 15 180
  Mark Noske Ret 15
53   Tony D'Alberto 16 16 Ret 170
  Anthony Tratt 16 Ret
55   Dale Brede 12 18 Ret 150
56   Kayne Scott 39 19 Ret 140
57   Jack Perkins 11/39 24 Ret 21 Ret DNS 130
58   Ryan Briscoe 22 21 Ret 120
  Jim Richards 21 Ret
60   Adam Macrow 25 23 Ret 100
61   Chris Pither 021 25 22 23 97
62   Jonathon Webb 20 25 Ret 80
63   Tony Evangelou 021 28 Ret 25 44
  Phillip Scifleet 33 20 0
  Michael Caruso 12 Ret 0
  David Brabham 5 Ret 0
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)

Team ChampionshipEdit

Pos Team 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 Total
1 HSV Dealer Team 0 575 466 498 532 564 604 420 480 310 551 601 500 492 6597
2 Ford Performance Racing 0 255 494 400 528 468 538 374 500 0 574 616 516 554 5817
3 Triple Eight Race Engineering 0 470 432 484 492 484 500 480 460 530 343 187 440 400 5702
4 Stone Brothers Racing 0 250 520 390 268 402 452 454 300 590 472 377 394 246 5115
5 Perkins Engineering 0 510 436 488 478 326 398 262 140 280 240 506 442 426 4932
6 Dick Johnson Racing 0 430 370 378 280 306 296 416 480 240 397 364 183 321 4461
7 Holden Racing Team 0 290 384 424 432 386 220 278 190 0 380 334 535 570 4423
8 WPS Racing 0 320 276 286 298 340 270 300 480 420 384 356 288 267 4285
9 Paul Weel Racing 0 285 286 376 246 370 342 364 270 250 387 193 450 430 4249
10 Garry Rogers Motorsport 0 265 250 266 342 258 296 342 400 360 207 277 296 370 3929
11 Tasman Motorsport 0 265 268 372 292 416 288 308 30 180 213 317 176 301 3426
12 Brad Jones Racing 0 230 168 162 268 224 242 304 430 220 283 200 207 196 3134
13 Paul Morris Motorsport 0 305 298 224 108 146 236 210 390 270 173 223 173 193 2949
14 Britek Motorsport 0 265 162 106 172 138 144 198 210 170 30 183 203 187 2168
15 Rod Nash Racing (S) 0 0 96 180 220 142 80 104 210 260 110 87 147 146 1782
16 Team Kiwi Racing (S) 0 155 124 134 120 172 224 106 200 0 27 97 44 1403
17 Paul Cruickshank Racing (S) 0 45 80 48 68 90 56 134 80 0 150 96 100 93 1040

(S) denotes a single car team.

Manufacturers ChampionshipEdit

Ford won the Manufacturers Championship, having gained the most round victories over the course of the championship.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Craig Lowndes caps magnificent season with second major V8 Supercar Championship Series award (2006) Archived 28 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved from www.v8supercars.com.au on 22 April 2012
  2. ^ a b V8 Supercar Championship Series Pointscore System (2006) from www.v8supercar.com.au Retrieved from web.archive.org on 22 April 2012
  3. ^ V8 Supercar Championship and Dunlop Series Media Guide 2012, page 174

External linksEdit