2017 Super2 Series

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2017 Super2 Series
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Todd Hazelwood won the 2017 Dunlop Super2 Series

The 2017 Super2 Series (known for commercial reasons as the 2017 Dunlop Super2 Series) was an Australian motor racing competition for Supercars, staged as a support series to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. It was the eighteenth annual Supercars Development Series.

The series was won by Todd Hazelwood, driving for Matt Stone Racing.

A few substantial changes were seen for the 2017 season including the new rules of the Super2 program. This saw the opportunity for Dunlop Series teams to field a Wildcard entry in up to two of the four events selected (Winton, Barbagallo Raceway, Hidden Valley and Queensland Raceway). This program was developed to encourage more cars and teams to get involved in the Supercars Championship.[1] The Bathurst round of the Super2 Series became a non-pointscoring round for the first time since 2004, to encourage more cars and teams to submit wildcard entries for the Bathurst 1000.

Teams and driversEdit

The following teams and drivers competed in the series.

 
Paul Dumbrell placed second driving a Holden Commodore VF
 
Garry Jacobson placed sixth in the series driving a Ford Falcon FG X
 
Richie Stanaway in his one-off appearance at Eastern Creek
Team Vehicle No. Driver Rounds
Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon 1   Garry Jacobson[2] All
5   Josh Kean[2] All
6   Richie Stanaway[3] 5
Dragon Motor Racing
Image Racing[4]
Holden VF Commodore 4   Jack Perkins[5] All
98   Renee Gracie[6] 1–5
  Jordan Boys[7] 6–7
Ford FG Falcon 48   Matt Palmer[8] All
Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore 8   Andrew Jones[9] All
14   Macauley Jones[10] All
21   Jack Smith[11] All
Matt Stone Racing Holden VF Commodore 15   Adam Marjoram[12] All
35   Todd Hazelwood[12] All
Ford FG Falcon 57   Brodie Kostecki[12] All
MW Motorsport Ford FG Falcon 16   Bryce Fullwood[8] 1–3
Nissan Altima L33 4–7
26   Shae Davies[13] All
28   Jack Le Brocq[14] All
Matt Chahda Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 18   Matt Chahda[15] All
Eggleston Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 38   Will Brown[16] All
54   Nathan Morcom[17] All
88   Paul Dumbrell[18] All
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 44   Richard Muscat[19] All
99   Mason Barbera[20] All
Sherriff Electrical/ABC Towing Ford FG Falcon 50   Gerard McLeod[21] 4
Kostecki Brothers Racing Holden VF Commodore 55   Kurt Kostecki[22] All
56   Jake Kostecki[22] 1–6
Paul Morris Motorsport Ford FG X Falcon 67   Anton de Pasquale[23] All

CalendarEdit

The 2017 calendar was released on 27 September 2016.[24]

Round Event name Circuit Location Date Race winner Round winner
1 1   Clipsal 500 Adelaide Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 3 March   Paul Dumbrell   Paul Dumbrell
2 4 March   Paul Dumbrell
3 5 March   Todd Hazelwood
2 4   Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania, Tasmania 7 April   Paul Dumbrell   Paul Dumbrell
5 8 April   Paul Dumbrell
6   Todd Hazelwood
7 9 April   Jack Le Brocq
3 8   WD-40 Phillip Island 500 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 21 April   Garry Jacobson   Anton de Pasquale
9 22 April   Jack Le Brocq
10   Jack Le Brocq
11 23 April   Anton de Pasquale
4 12   Townsville 400 Townsville Street Circuit Townsville, Queensland 8 July   Todd Hazelwood   Todd Hazelwood
13 9 July   Todd Hazelwood
5 14   Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint Sydney Motorsport Park Eastern Creek, New South Wales 18 August   Paul Dumbrell   Anton de Pasquale
15 19 August   Paul Dumbrell
16   Anton de Pasquale
17 20 August   Richie Stanaway
6 18   Wilson Security Sandown 500 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 16 September   Paul Dumbrell   Jack Le Brocq
19 17 September   Jack Le Brocq
NC   Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 7 October   Macauley Jones Non-championship round
7 20   Coates Hire Newcastle 500 Newcastle Street Circuit Newcastle, New South Wales 25 November   Todd Hazelwood   Todd Hazelwood
21 26 November   Todd Hazelwood

Points systemEdit

Points were awarded in each race as follows.

Round
format
Position
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
Four races 75 69 64 60 55 51 48 45 42 39 36 34 33 31 30 28 27 25 24 22 21 19 18 16 15 13 12 10 9 7
Three races 100 92 86 80 74 68 64 60 56 52 48 46 44 42 40 38 36 34 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10
Two races 150 138 129 120 111 102 96 90 84 78 72 69 66 63 60 57 54 51 48 45 42 39 36 33 30 27 24 21 18 15
One race 300 276 258 240 222 204 192 180 168 156 144 138 132 126 120 114 108 102 96 90 84 78 72 66 60 54 48 42 36 30

Series standingsEdit

Pos. Driver No. ADE
 
SYM
 
PHI
 
TOW
 
SMP
 
SAN
 
NEW
 
Pen. Points
1   Todd Hazelwood 35 2 2 1 2 2 1 3 5 5 7 4 1 1 7 9 2 8 3 7 1 1 0 1808
2   Paul Dumbrell 88 1 1 2 1 1 4 2 6 2 4 3 2 15 1 1 4 5 1 3 8 13 0 1713
3   Jack Le Brocq 28 3 3 3 4 3 2 1 2 1 1 19 5 13 4 6 6 Ret 2 1 4 Ret 35 1481
4   Anton de Pasquale 67 Ret 13 9 6 8 20 10 4 4 2 1 6 2 2 2 1 4 4 16 Ret 5 0 1322
5   Shae Davies 26 5 Ret 12 5 4 3 14 3 3 3 2 9 7 9 7 18 Ret 8 17 3 11 15 1216
6   Garry Jacobson 1 11 7 7 10 17 7 5 1 Ret 8 5 4 Ret 5 3 5 3 18 20 2 17 0 1166
7   Macauley Jones 14 4 4 4 12 Ret DNS DNS 9 8 10 9 7 12 6 5 8 2 9 19 17 2 0 1154
8   Kurt Kostecki 55 17 10 Ret 9 7 9 15 Ret 11 9 7 11 4 10 14 10 16 7 4 15 6 0 1083
9   Will Brown 38 10 6 6 3 5 8 20 7 6 6 6 10 Ret 12 13 9 6 5 11 6 Ret 0 1078
10   Richard Muscat 44 6 Ret Ret 20 10 6 12 8 7 5 8 3 17 11 8 7 20 6 Ret 11 4 0 1038
11   Bryce Fullwood 16 8 12 8 17 Ret DNS DNS 18 10 21 15 15 3 13 10 13 7 21 2 5 3 35 1035
12   Andrew Jones 8 7 5 5 11 14 10 6 17 14 13 12 Ret Ret 8 15 12 12 10 12 10 9 0 946
13   Nathan Morcom 54 16 11 13 13 9 11 7 11 12 14 16 16 Ret 17 22 15 18 20 9 9 8 0 876
14   Jack Perkins 4 9 8 17 7 6 5 4 Ret 17 Ret 13 8 5 DNS DNS DNS DNS Ret 5 Ret 18 0 789
15   Brodie Kostecki 57 DNS 16 Ret 16 13 13 8 19 15 12 11 14 Ret 16 11 19 14 16 13 7 7 0 781
16   Matt Chahda 18 12 17 15 18 12 18 18 20 18 19 17 17 11 21 Ret DNS 15 11 15 12 14 35 735
17   Mason Barbera 99 13 9 11 Ret Ret 15 13 14 16 18 18 21 8 Ret 18 16 10 17 10 Ret 15 35 706
18   Adam Marjoram 15 18 Ret DNS Ret 11 16 11 Ret 19 16 14 12 6 20 20 17 11 12 21 13 Ret 0 675
19   Josh Kean 5 20 18 Ret 8 Ret 12 19 10 21 15 10 Ret Ret 14 19 Ret 9 15 6 14 Ret 0 623
20   Matt Palmer 48 19 19 18 19 15 17 17 15 Ret 22 21 22 10 Ret 21 20 19 Ret 14 18 16 0 607
21   Jack Smith 21 15 Ret 16 15 Ret DNS DNS 12 13 17 22 19 14 15 12 14 13 19 18 Ret 12 0 605
22   Jake Kostecki 56 Ret 14 10 14 Ret 14 9 13 9 11 23 13 Ret 18 16 11 21 14 Ret 0 564
23   Renee Gracie 98 14 15 14 Ret 16 19 16 16 20 20 20 18 9 19 17 21 17 0 534
24   Jordan Boys 98 13 8 16 7 0 309
25   Richie Stanaway 6 3 4 3 1 0 263
26   Gerard McLeod 50 20 16 0 102
Pos. Driver No. ADE
 
SYM
 
PHI
 
TOW
 
SMP
 
SAN
 
NEW
 
Pen. Points

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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