Chris Pither (born 3 December 1986) is a New Zealand professional racing driver competing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. He currently drives the No. 22 Holden ZB Commodore for Team Sydney.

Chris Pither
NationalityNew Zealand New Zealander
Born3 December 1986 (1986-12-03) (age 33)
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Supercars Record
Car number22
Current teamTeam Sydney
Series championships0
Races69
Race wins0
Podium finishes0
Pole positions1
2019 Championship position33rd (507 pts)

Pither has won eight national championships including; three New Zealand karting titles, the New Zealand Holden HQ Series in 2003 and 2004, the NZ V8 Ute Championship Series in 2010 as well as and the NZ and Australian V8 Ute Racing Series in 2011.

BiographyEdit

Pither started racing in his home country, coming up through the open wheeler ranks first through the evolved Formula Vee class Formula First, then Formula Ford. After a couple of seasons racing in the one-make HQ Holden series, an impressive top five championship result in the inaugural Toyota Racing Series led to a move to Australia and two seasons in the popular V8 Utes series.[1] For the 2006 season, Pither joined Brad Jones Racing in the second-tier Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series. A sporadic 2007 campaign, switching teams mid-season did not bring positive results, however still managed to join tail-marking main-game V8 Supercars outfit Team Kiwi Racing for four rounds during the 14-event season. After subbing for regular driver Kayne Scott at the Eastern Creek Raceway round, he then participated in a second round at the Winton Motor Raceway, although the results were not spectacular. The endurance races were particularly disappointing after an engine failure in practice saw Team Kiwi Racing withdraw from the L&H 500. Pither was involved in a major accident during practice for the Supercheap Auto 1000. Pither struck a stationary Paul Weel with a heavy impact at Reid Park corner, causing extensive damage to both cars and hospitalising Weel. The Falcon was miraculously repaired in time to start the race, but unfortunately was the race's first retirement. Pither parted ways with the team and he took a hiatus from racing in 2009.

Pither's return to V8 Supercars would come in 2012 when he signed to drive in the endurance races with David Wall in the #21 Brad Jones Racing Commodore - a signing that would lead Pither to a full-time drive in the Dunlop V8 Supercar Series.

In late November 2015, it was announced that Pither would be driving for Super Black Racing in 2016. He left the now-defunct team at end of 2016. Pither then moved to Erebus Motorsport to co-drive alongside Dale Wood in 2017. The pair recorded a best result of 4th, which came at the Bathurst 1000. For 2018 Pither has moved to Garry Rogers Motorsport as a co-driver.

Career resultsEdit

Some results sourced from:[2]

Season Series Position Car Team
1999/2000 New Zealand Formula First Championship 4th
2001 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship 12th
2003/04 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship 4th
2003 New Zealand HQ Holden Series 1st Holden Kingswood
2004 New Zealand HQ Holden Series 1st Holden Kingswood
2004/05 Toyota Racing Series 5th Tatuus-Toyota
2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 11th Ford AU Falcon Brad Jones Racing
V8 Supercar Championship Series 61st Holden VZ Commodore Team Kiwi Racing
2007 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 14th Holden VZ Commodore
Holden VY Commodore
Hobson Motorsport
Greg Murphy Racing
2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series 50th Ford BF Falcon Team Kiwi Racing
2010 NZ V8 Ute Championship Series 1st Ford Falcon XR8 Chris Pither Racing
2011 Australian V8 Ute Racing Series 1st Holden VE Ute SS IceBreak Racing
2012 V8SuperTourer Championship 21st Ford FG Falcon PS Racing
Australian V8 Ute Racing Series 27th Holden VE Ute SS IceBreak Racing
International V8 Supercars Championship 44th Holden VE Commodore Britek Motorsport
2013 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series 15th Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing
International V8 Supercars Championship 47th Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing
2014 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series 4th Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing
International V8 Supercars Championship 49th Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing
2015 V8 Supercars Dunlop Series 5th Ford FG Falcon MW Motorsport
International V8 Supercars Championship 48th Volvo S60
Ford FG X Falcon
Garry Rogers Motorsport
Super Black Racing
2016 International V8 Supercars Championship 21st Ford FG X Falcon Super Black Racing
2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 39th Holden VF Commodore Erebus Motorsport
2018 Dunlop Super2 Series 1st Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 35th Holden ZB Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport
2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 33rd Holden ZB Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport

Supercars Championship resultsEdit

Supercars results
Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 Position Points
2006 Team Kiwi Racing Holden VZ Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
PUK
R3
PUK
R4
PUK
R5
BAR
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
WIN
R9
WIN
R10
WIN
R11
HDV
R12
HDV
R13
HDV
R14
QLD
R15
QLD
R16
QLD
R17
ORA
R18
ORA
R19
ORA
R20
SAN
R21
BAT
R22
SUR
R23
SUR
R24
SUR
R25
SYM
R26
SYM
R27
SYM
R28
BHR
R29

25
BHR
R30

22
BHR
R31

23
PHI
R32
PHI
R33
PHI
R34
61st 97
2007 Paul Morris Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
BAR
R3
BAR
R4
BAR
R5
PUK
R6
PUK
R7
PUK
R8
WIN
R9
WIN
R10
WIN
R11
EAS
R12
EAS
R13
EAS
R14
HDV
R15
HDV
R16
HDV
R17
QLD
R18
QLD
R19
QLD
R20
ORA
R21
ORA
R22
ORA
R23
SAN
R24

19
BAT
R25

16
SUR
R26
SUR
R27
SUR
R28
BHR
R29
BHR
R30
BHR
R31
SYM
R32
SYM
R33
SYM
R34
PHI
R35
PHI
R36
PHI
R37
56th 0
2008 Team Kiwi Racing Ford BF Falcon ADE
R1
ADE
R2
EAS
R3

28
EAS
R4

25
EAS
R5

23
HAM
R6
HAM
R7
HAM
R8
BAR
R9
BAR
R10
BAR
R11
SAN
R12
SAN
R13
SAN
R14
HDV
R15
HDV
R16
HDV
R17
QLD
R18
QLD
R19
QLD
R20
WIN
R21

28
WIN
R22

19
WIN
R23

22
PHI
Q

DNQ
PHI
R24

DNQ
BAT
R25

Ret
SUR
R26
SUR
R27
SUR
R28
BHR
R29
BHR
R30
BHR
R31
SYM
R32
SYM
R33
SYM
R34
ORA
R35
ORA
R36
ORA
R37
50th 130
2012 Britek Motorsport Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
HAM
R5
HAM
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
BAR
R9
PHI
R10

PO
PHI
R11

PO
HID
R12
HID
R13
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16

PO
QLD
R17

PO
SMP
R18
SMP
R19
SAN
Q

18
SAN
R20

22
BAT
R21

14
SUR
R22
SUR
R23
YMC
R24
YMC
R25
YMC
R26
WIN
R27
WIN
R28
SYD
R29
SYD
R30
44th 210
2013 Britek Motorsport Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
PUK
R6
PUK
R7
PUK
R8
PUK
R9
BAR
R10
BAR
R11
BAR
R12
COA
R13
COA
R14
COA
R15
COA
R16
HID
R17
HID
R18
HID
R19
TOW
R20
TOW
R21
QLD
R22
QLD
R23
QLD
R24
WIN
R25
WIN
R26
WIN
R27
SAN
Q

16
SAN
R28

19
BAT
R29

22
SUR
R30

7
SUR
R31

12
PHI
R32
PHI
R33
PHI
R34
SYD
R35
<
SYD
R36
47th 339
2014 Britek Motorsport Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
ADE
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
SYM
R6
WIN
R7
WIN
R8
WIN
R9
PUK
R10
PUK
R11
PUK
R12
PUK
R13
BAR
R14
BAR
R15
BAR
R16
HID
R17
HID
R18
HID
R19
TOW
R20
TOW
R21
TOW
R22
QLD
R23
QLD
R24
QLD
R25
SMP
R26
SMP
R27
SMP
R28
SAN
Q

Ret
SAN
R29

19
BAT
R30

Ret
SUR
R31

14
SUR
R32

Ret
PHI
R33
PHI
R34
PHI
R35
SYD
R36
SYD
R37
SYD
R38
49th 159
2015 Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 ADE
R1
ADE
R2
ADE
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
SYM
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
BAR
R9
WIN
R10
WIN
R11
WIN
R12
HID
R13
HID
R14
HID
R15
TOW
R16
TOW
R17
QLD
R18
QLD
R19
QLD
R20
SMP
R21
SMP
R22
SMP
R23
SAN
Q

23
SAN
R24

21
BAT
R25

Ret
SUR
R26

16
SUR
R27

Ret
PUK
R28
PUK
R29
PUK
R30
48th 264
Super Black Racing Ford FG X Falcon PHI
R31

24
PHI
R32

24
PHI
R33

19
SYD
R34

23
SYD
R35

18
SYD
R36

Ret
2016 Super Black Racing Ford FG X Falcon ADE
R1

18
ADE
R2

Ret
ADE
R3

DNS
SYM
R4

17
SYM
R5

Ret
PHI
R6

19
PHI
R7

24
BAR
R8

8
BAR
R9

14
WIN
R10

18
WIN
R11

18
HID
R12

14
HID
R13

11
TOW
R14

20
TOW
R15

22
QLD
R16

11
QLD
R17

8
SMP
R18

14
SMP
R19

13
SAN
Q

24
SAN
R20

17
BAT
R21

12
SUR
R22

10
SUR
R23

Ret
PUK
R24

24
PUK
R25

24
PUK
R26

23
PUK
R27

22
SYD
R28

Ret
SYD
R29

18
21st 1369
2017 Erebus Motorsport Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
PHI
R5
PHI
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
WIN
R9

PO
WIN
R10

PO
HID
R11
HID
R12
TOW
R13
TOW
R14
QLD
R15

PO
QLD
R16

PO
SMP
R17
SMP
R18
SAN
QR

9
SAN
R19

13
BAT
R20

4
SUR
R21

22
SUR
R22

18
PUK
R23
PUK
R24
NEW
R25
NEW
R26
39th 462
2018 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden ZB Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
MEL
R3
MEL
R4
MEL
R5
MEL
R6
SYM
R7
SYM
R8
PHI
R9
PHI
R10
BAR
R11
BAR
R12
WIN
R13

PO
WIN
R14

PO
HID
R15
HID
R16
TOW
R17
TOW
R18
QLD
R19

PO
QLD
R20

PO
SMP
R21
BEN
R22
BEN
R23
SAN
QR

19
SAN
R24

9
BAT
R25

6
SUR
R26

9
SUR
R27

C
PUK
R28
PUK
R29
NEW
R30
NEW
R31
35th 456
2019 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden ZB Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
<
MEL
R3
MEL
R4
MEL
R5
MEL
R6
SYM
R7
SYM
R8
PHI
R9
PHI
R10
BAR
R11
BAR
R12
WIN
R13

PO
WIN
R14

14
HID
R15

15
HID
R16

23
TOW
R17
TOW
R18
QLD
R19
QLD
R20
BEN
R21
BEN
R22
PUK
R23
PUK
R24
BAT
R25

12
SUR
R26

23
SUR
R27

18
SAN
QR

17
SAN
R28

14
NEW
R29
NEW
R30
33rd 507

Bathurst 1000 resultsEdit

Year Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2007 Paul Morris Motorsport Holden Commodore VZ   Fabian Coulthard 16th 159
2008 Team Kiwi Racing Ford Falcon BF   Kayne Scott DNF 8
2012 Britek Motorsport Holden Commodore VE   David Wall 14th 161
2013 Britek Motorsport Holden Commodore VF   David Wall 22nd 156
2014 Britek Motorsport Holden Commodore VF   Dale Wood DNF 45
2015 Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo S60 Mk.2   David Wall DNF 15
2016 Super Black Racing Ford Falcon FG X   Richie Stanaway 12th 161
2017 Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore VF   Dale Wood 4th 161
2018 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB   Garth Tander 6th 161
2019 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB   Richie Stanaway 12th 161

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About me". Chris Pither Motorsport. Archived from the original on 19 November 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Driver Database: Chris Pither". Driver Database. Retrieved 7 January 2009.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Todd Hazelwood
Dunlop Super2 Series
Champion

2018
Succeeded by
Bryce Fullwood