2008 Shannons V8 Touring Car National Series

The Shannons V8 Touring Car National Series was an Australian touring car series held for V8 Supercars. It was the inaugural running of the V8 Touring Car National Series, a third-tier series for V8 Supercars. The season began on 17 May 2008 at the Mallala Motor Sport Park and finished on 30 November at Sandown Raceway. The season consisted of four rounds, held across three different states.

The series was won by Chris Smerdon who was the only driver to finish all twelve races, but also won eight races. He finished 130 points ahead of Steve Ingwersen who was the only other driver to attend all four rounds.

Teams and driversEdit

The following teams and drivers have competed during the 2008 Shannons V8 Touring Car National Series.

Team No Driver Car
Peter McNiven 13   Peter McNiven Holden VT Commodore
Steve Ingwersen Painting 15   Steve Ingwersen Holden VS Commodore
Image Racing 18   Leigh Moran Ford EL Falcon
50   Mark Sheppard Ford AU Falcon
JCV Automotive Katoomba 26   John Vergotis Ford AU Falcon
Challenge Motorsport 39   Chris Smerdon Ford AU Falcon
Warrin Mining 62   Adam Wallis Holden VX Commodore
Power Plus 98 98   Darren Formosa Holden VX Commodore

Race calendarEdit

Round Date Circuit Location Winning driver
1 17–18 May   Mallala Motor Sport Park Mallala, South Australia   Adam Wallis
2 12–13 July   Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales   Chris Smerdon
3 9–10 August   Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria   Chris Smerdon
4 29–30 November   Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria   Chris Smerdon

Results and standingsEdit

The season consisted of four rounds held across three different states. Each round consisted of three races.

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Fast Lap
Points 50 45 41 38 35 1

Drivers championshipEdit

Pos Driver MAL[1] EAS[2] PHI[3] SAN[4] Pts
1 Chris Smerdon 2 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 5 1 1 1 571
2 Steve Ingwersen 4 4 4 3 3 2 Ret 2 4 4 3 4 441
3 John Vergotis 3 2 3 2 1 Ret 3 2 3 349
4 Adam Wallis 1 1 2 2 Ret 2 240
5 Leigh Moran 5 4 3 Ret 4 5 187
6 Mark Sheppard 3 3 2 127
7 Peter McNiven 4 DNS 1 89
8 Darren Formosa 2 DNS DNS 45
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)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mallala Motorsport Park 18/05/2008 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships - Round 3". National Software. 18 May 2008. Archived from the original on 18 June 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Eastern Creek International Raceway 13/07/2008 Shannons National Motor Racing Championship - Rnd 5". National Software. 13 July 2008. Archived from the original on 7 March 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 10/08/2008 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships 2008 - Round 6". National Software. 10 August 2008. Archived from the original on 7 March 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Oran Park - Sydney 18/06/2000 2000 Konica V8 Lites Series - Round 3". National Software. 18 June 2000. Archived from the original on 27 May 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.

See alsoEdit