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Race Guide James Courtney came out on top last year at Queensland Raceway. The 31-year-old will return to Ipswich with the Toll HRT, which flew the flag for the Victorian teams last season.

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INTRODUCTION RACE GUIDE IPSWICH SEPANG EVENT 3 – ITM400 Hamilton – April 15-17

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Sprint racing

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The Saturday action will again feature a 20 minute qualifying session, before a pair of 70km ‘sprint races’ are run with just a 15 minute ‘servicing window’ between them.

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he V8 Supercars Championship has emerged from its midseason break, and heads to Queensland Raceway this weekend with another new race format up its sleeve.

While the details of how the servicing window will operate are quite complex, the number of set-up changes that take place between races looks set to be the most interesting factor. Teams and drivers will not have the luxury of a long debrief before committing to any adjustments, and a bold move to a different spring, roll-bar or shock absorber setting could transform a car’s chances from one race to the next. The format adds another unknown element into what already promises to be an exciting weekend of racing. The relative performance of the visiting Victorians against the local teams is always interesting to watch at Queensland Raceway, with Garth Tander having proven particularly strong at the venue last year in his Toll Holden Racing Team entry. TeamVodafone duo Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes currently hold a commanding advantage in the championship standings, but converting their status as favourites into a pair of race victories will be no easy task. Green means go! STEFAN BARTHOLOMAEUS Journalist, Speedcafe.com Editor, Speedcafe Race Guides

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Q&A with JAMES COURTNEY t’s been a tumultuous first season at the Toll Holden Racing Team for James Courtney.

Having won the 2010 V8 Supercars Championship with Dick Johnson Racing, Courtney’s high-profile switch to the factory Holden team garnered much offseason attention, which was duly satisfied by a first-up win in Abu Dhabi. Since then, however, there has been little to write home about for the 31-year-old, with a string of on-track clashes resulting in just six top 10 finishes from the first 15 races, and a lowly 19th place in the championship standings. Speedcafe.com’s Grant Rowley spoke to Courtney prior to Queensland Raceway - a vanue which has proven kind to the Gold Coast resident in the past. SPEEDCAFE: Queensland Raceway is a track that you’ve had a lot of success at. You won with the Stone Brothers and you dominated last year with Dick Johnson Racing. What’s special about this place for you? JAMES COURTNEY: I’ve managed to win or have a pole position in most years when I’ve driven there. It’s a track that I’ve had a lot of success at, and it has usually been a turning point of my season as well. I’m certainly hoping I can continue that trend there. SPEEDCAFE: It has been a difficult title defence for you. Is this the round where you start to turn it all around? COURTNEY: I hope so. We’ve changed quite a few things in the rear of the car. The rear wasn’t doing what we thought it was, and it is all being rectified now. It is good that we’ve had this mid-season break and we’ve been able to have a really good look at it all. We’re very happy with the finds we’ve made, and we’re quietly confident we’ve found the gains. It is definitely going to help us there this weekend. If you look at our results from Townsville in the Sunday race, both cars were in the top five until Garth’s car had the failure and I had the brain failure! The speed was getting there, so I think with these couple of little changes, we’re on the right path.

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SPEEDCAFE: You sound optimistic, and you do tend to look on the bright side more often than not, but has it been frustrating not getting the results you were getting last year? COURTNEY: It’s not where I want to be, that’s for sure, but if I hadn’t won the race at the start of the year (at Yas Marina), I’d probably be going crazy! That result early on keeps me driving for the next one. Now, we’re concentrating on getting the car ready for Bathurst and getting a consistent car and also building towards next year. SPEEDCAFE: It sounds very 1980s of you – forgetting the championship and building a strong car for Bathurst ... COURTNEY: The championship done for us, really, so I just want to get to Bathurst. I’ve been close quite a few times but haven’t been able to get it over the line. That’s where our main focus is, as well as Homebush. It’s not about collecting championship points for us, it’s about going out there and getting race wins and building towards next year. There’s some great news coming up for HRT in the next couple of weeks which both myself, Garth and the rest of the team are pretty excited about. SPEEDCAFE: Now looking ahead to Queensland Raceway’s event, there’s a new Saturday race format. What are your thoughts on it? COURTNEY: I think it’s going to be interesting. It will be pretty crazy, especially if there’s a bit of rain. I think the format will mix it up. I don’t know, we’ll see how it goes, but I’m happy racing the car more. I’d rather be there racing it, rather than sitting on the sidelines looking at the car. I think it will work well for the fans too ... SPEEDCAFE: Between those two Saturday races is a short 15 minute break – like a footy match. Do you think you guys should ‘swap ends’ and run the second half in the opposite direction? COURTNEY: That would be a cracker! I’d be up for that. No testing, just bang, straight into it.


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CIRCUIT INFO

Queensland Raceway was quickly dubbed the ‘Paperclip’ because of its basic layout. Changing temperatures can make this circuit a nightmare for drivers and engineers as its grip level changes at different times of the day. Despite its simple layout, it tends to provide entertaining racing with passing chances at turns 1, 3, 4 and 6. It is also the home test circuit for a large portion of the V8 Supercar Championship field. V8 Supercars Lap Records Qualifying 1999 Race 2010

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TECH PREVIEW with

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ueensland Raceway is a significant unknown for the visiting teams this year after the flooding the circuit experienced last summer.

Track condition is always the big talking point at Ipswich, and the resurfacing planned for the last offseason obviously didn’t happened. The track surface has deteriorated a fair bit over the years, but we’ve all got to race on the same surface and make the cars handle it the best we can. It’s always a spirited battle between the local and visiting teams at Winton (the Victorian teams’ test track) and Queensland Raceway. It would have certainly helped to have spent time at Queensland Raceway recently to get a set-up. Typically we can go back to most race tracks and not have a bad baseline, but this time we’ve really just got to see what happens when we get there.

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The braking areas at Turn 1 and Turn 3 are very high speed and very bumpy, so the challenge for the visiting teams is to find a set-up that works in those areas. The cars bottom out in both braking zones with 40mm of travel in the front. Midway through Turn 1 the cars virtually fly as they jump across the road on turn-in, which makes for pretty spectacular viewing for the fans. The cars can also bottom out at the rear thanks to the exit kerbs, particularly at Turn 2. The left-rear can disappear well into the guard if you run wide there, and the tyre can cop a bit of damage from that sort of treatment. The exit of Turn 3 used to cause some concerns as well before they took the big kerb out of it. Car set-up is always a compromise no matter where you go, and here it’s a fine balance. If you run the cars


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too soft you risk them hitting the ground too hard, but fixing that with a harder spring creates a lot of understeer in Turn 3 and 6. New format Having two short races on the Saturday with a 15 minute service interval is something different for all of us. V8 Supercars is obviously trying to mix it up and I think they’ll succeed with that. Whenever they bring in something new there are always a lot of questions. The pit facilities at Queensland Raceway aren’t quite to the level we see at some of the other circuits, so it’s an interesting choice of location for this format but we’ll see how it goes. There’s been a lot of discussion about how the service window will be policed and controlled. I’d hate to see someone given a penalty because one guy walks over the wrong line or something stupid like that. Shorter races Everyone can afford to be a little bit more aggressive on Saturday with the shorter races, both in terms of set-

up and the way the cars are driven. The most we’re doing on a set of four soft tyres is normally around 85km due to the 75 litre fuel tanks. By comparison, Saturday’s races are 22 laps each, which is only 68 or so kilometres. The break between races will be long enough to throw in a new spring or roll bar, as well as a new set of tyres, so the relative car performances could be quite different depending on how much people learn in the first heat. Saturday will be very straight forward with one tyre set per race, but Sunday could be more interesting. Last year Queensland Raceway was one of the few tracks where we had people taking two tyres only during a soft tyre pitstop. We saw a couple of teams either doing rears only or just the working side in one of their stops, so we’ll see if that is a strategy that will appear again this weekend. The 200km race on Sunday will be very much like Townsville where we’re all looking at our last fuel window and how a Safety Car might affect that.

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DID YOU KNOW? Much is made of Winton and Queensland Raceway being the home test track of teams in the V8 Supercars Championship, but ‘home’ teams in Queensland have never really dominated at Ipswich. In the 26 races held since the first in 1999, Queensland-based teams have won nine races for a success rate of 35%. Things have been more even in recent times. Since 2001, honours have been split 9-9 between home teams and the ‘invaders’ from down south. Last year, James Courtney, right, won both races to be just thet hird man at Queensland Raceway – after Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander – to clean sweep the wins on a weekend at the track. Garth Tander’s victory in the Saturday race at the Sucrogen Townsville 400 has taken the Toll Holden Racing Team to the brink of its 200th all-time race win. The team has now won 199 races – both in the V8 Supercars Championship and at non-championship events such as the Australian Grand Prix, Gold Coast Indy, Sandown 500, Bathurst

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1000 (in the years where the endurance races were not part of the championship) and New Zealand Sprints. The Toll HRT has won 168 ATCC/V8SC races, leaving it well clear of Dick Johnson Racing (80) and Triple Eight Race Engineering (69). Holden’s official factory racing team began in 1990 and celebrated its 21st birthday this year.


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Jim Beam Racing’s Steven Johnson has been enjoying a solid year for the famous Ford team and he’s proven to be the only man to complete every lap of racing so far this year. The #17 Falcon driver has completed all 869 laps in the 15 championship races held with Craig Lowndes, Shane van Gisbergen and Rick Kelly having completed 868. Sitting eighth in the championship, Johnson is only 79 points behind fourth-placed Kelly. Queensland Raceway is the site of Johnson’s last race win in the V8 Supercars Championship – 10 years ago he teamed with Paul Radisich to win the 500-kilometre endurance race held at the venue. As was the case last year at Queensland Raceway, Dunlop’s Soft Tyre will be the only tyre in use for qualifying and racing – and that should bring a smile to the face of championship leader Jamie Whincup. In the eight all-Soft Tyre races held this year (as opposed to races with a mix of Soft and Hard), Whincup has scored an impressive 130 points more than the next best driver, Shane van Gisbergen. Minus a disastrous weekend at Hamilton, Whincup has not finished outside the top three in the other six Soft tyre races so far this year. Each driver will have seven sets of new Soft tyres to use for the weekend.

The Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series is the main support to the Coates Hire Ipswich 300 and it will see the return of Grant Denyer to the development category. The former series regular last competed in 2009 and will drive a Kelly Racing-run Commodore in his return to the series – the same car used by Rick Kelly to win in Hamilton earlier this year. Denyer and the winner of the 7mate ‘Shannons Supercar Showdown’ program will drive the car under a wildcard entry at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in October. A total of 28 cars have entered for the fourth round of the Fujitsu Series, led by Andrew Thompson, who holds a 114-point advantage over Jack Perkins.

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Brisbane is a fantastic city and really isn’t all that far from Queensland Raceway making it the perfect place to stay during the event. The city has plenty of great restaurants along the river and throughout the CBD. The river winds its way through town creating a great atmosphere and viewing areas, and two world class sporting facilities mean there is always something on. CRAIG’S TOP FIVE: MOVIES 1. Mad Max 2. Rocky 3. Top Gun 4. Die Hard 5. Star Was (the original films)

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Queensland Raceway does tend to get a bad rap, but really it’s a great circuit for spectators. The lack of elevation means that fans can see all the action from almost anywhere. From a driver’s perspective, it’s a challenging circuit because it’s actually very difficult to pass on. While it looks simple on paper it’s very difficult to complete a quick lap, due in part to the bumpy surface that has developed over the years.


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SPOTTER’S GUIDE

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Car Number: 1 Driver: James Courtney Team: Toll Holden Racing Team Born: 29 June 1980 Starts: 176 Wins: 9 Engineer: Scott Sinclair

Car Number: 2 Driver: Garth Tander Team: Toll Holden Racing Team Born: 31 March 1977 Starts: 397 Wins: 49 Engineer: Alistair McVean

Car Number: 3 Driver: Tony D’Alberto Team: Wilson Security Racing Born: 9 December 1985 Starts: 109 Wins: 0 Engineer: Adam DeBorre

Car Number: 4 Driver: Alex Davison Team: IRWIN Racing Born: 3 November 1979 Starts: 95 Wins: 0 Engineer: Dan Kroehn

Car Number: 5 Driver: Mark Winterbottom Team: Orrcon Steel FPR Born: 20 May 1981 Starts: 231 Wins: 15 Engineer: Campbell Little

Car Number: 6 Driver: Will Davison Team: Trading Post FPR Born: 30 August 1982 Starts: 181 Wins: 6 Engineer: Grant McPherson

Car Number: 7 Driver: Todd Kelly Team: Jack Daniel’s Racing Born: 9 October 1979 Starts: 333 Wins: 19 Engineer: Brendan Hogan

Car Number: 8 Driver: Jason Bright Team: Team BOC Born: 7 March 1973 Starts: 370 Wins: 17 Engineer: Phil Keed

Car Number: 9 Driver: Shane van Gisbergen Team: SP Tools Racing Born: 9 May 1989 Starts: 121 Wins: 2 Engineer: Paul Forgie

Car Number: 11 Driver: Greg Murphy Team: Pepsi Max Crew Born: 23 August 1972 Starts: 401 Wins: 28 Engineer: Barry Ryan

Car Number: 12 Driver: Dean Fiore Team: Triple F Racing Born: 1 December 1983 Starts: 67 Wins: 0 Engineer: Andrew Simpson

Car Number: 14 Driver: Jason Bargwanna Team: Jana Living Racing Born: 26 April 1972 Starts: 366 Wins: 7 Engineer: Andrew Edwards

Car Number: 15 Driver: Rick Kelly Team: Jack Daniel’s Racing Born: 17 January 1983 Starts: 274 Wins: 11 Engineer: Adam Hardy

Car Number: 16 Driver: David Reynolds Team: Stratco Racing Born: 3 July 1985 Starts: 48 Wins: 0 Engineer: James Small


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Car Number: 17 Driver: Steven Johnson Team: Jim Beam Racing Born: 6 September 1974 Starts: 370 Wins: 3 Engineer: Greg Wheeler

Car Number: 18 Driver: James Moffat Team: Jim Beam Racing Born: 18 June 1984 Starts: 15 Wins: 0 Engineer: Perry Kapper

Car Number: 19 Driver: Jonathon Webb Team: Mother Energy Racing Born: 10 December 1983 Starts: 49 Wins: 1 Engineer: Geoff Slater

Car Number: 21 Driver: Karl Reindler Team: Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Born: 18 April 1985 Starts: 42 Wins: 0 Engineer: Chris Stuckey

Car Number: 30 Driver: Warren Luff Team: Gulf Western Oil Racing Born: 21 April 1976 Starts: 98 Wins: 0 Engineer: Rob Palmero

Car Number: 33 Driver: Lee Holdsworth Team: Fujitsu Racing Born: 2 February 1983 Starts: 184 Wins: 2 Engineer: Richard Hollway

Car Number: 34 Driver: Michael Caruso Team: Fujitsu Racing Born: 25 May 1983 Starts: 107 Wins: 1 Engineer: Steven Todkill

Car Number: 39 Driver: Russell Ingall Team: Supercheap Auto Racing Born: 24 February 1964 Starts: 462 Wins: 27 Engineer: Mark Fenning

Car Number: 47 Driver: Tim Slade Team: Lucky 7 Racing Born: 3 August 1985 Starts: 66 Wins: 0 Engineer: Wes McDougall

Car Number: 49 Driver: Steve Owen Team: VIP Petfoods Racing Born: 18 December 1974 Starts: 121 Wins: 1 Engineer: Blake Smith

Car Number: 55 Driver: Paul Dumbrell Team: The Bottle-O Racing Born: 1 September 1982 Starts: 259 Wins: 1 Engineer: Dave Patterson

Car Number: 61 Driver: Fabian Coulthard Team: Bundaberg Racing Born: 28 July 1982 Starts: 143 Wins: 0 Engineer: Rob Starr

Car Number: 88 Driver: Jamie Whincup Team: TeamVodafone Born: 6 February 1983 Starts: 226 Wins: 48 Engineer: Mark Dutton

Car Number: 888 Driver: Craig Lowndes Team: TeamVodafone Born: 21 June 1974 Starts: 428 Wins: 77 Engineer: Jeromy Moore

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#1 James Courtney

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Has an excellent record at this circuit. Continued to struggle for single lap pace in Townsville, particularly compared with teammate Tander. A win would be a big turnaround but is far from out of the question.

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#2 Garth Tander

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Qualifying form improved significantly in Townsville, helping Tander towards his second win of the season. Has performed very strongly at QR in recent years and is fancied to lead the charge of the Victorian teams this weekend.

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#3 Tony D’Alberto

THE BAGMAN’S SAY May struggle on this circuit thanks to the uneven surface and soft tyre format. Returning to the top 20 in qualifying would be a good performance.

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#4 Alex Davison

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Using two sets of soft tyres in Sunday’s race at Townsville helped rescue a difficult weekend. Car and driver combination likes permanent circuits and the soft tyre. Will be looking to spend the entire weekend in the top 10 on home ground.

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#5 Mark Winterbottom

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Has enjoyed tremendous single-lap pace on both compounds of tyre recently. FPR is slowly making gains with its soft-tyre life issue, but the factory Ford team may be in for a tough run against the might of the home teams and the HRT this weekend.

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#6 Will Davison

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Was on the pace all weekend in Townsville, before a late-race tap from behind in Race 15 ruined an otherwise strong weekend. Will be in the same boat as his fellow FPR drivers this weekend with a podium an achievable but tall order.

LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

27

7

7

13

7

Qual 2

-

-

-

5

24

Race 1

19

6

6

DNF

15

Race 2

19

5

5

1

16

Race 3

12

4

5

-

-

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Qual 1

12

7

6

13

2

9

20

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

13

1

-

10

8/14

15

6

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

12

9

10

6

3

13

5

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

16

7

10

4

8

24

7

18

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

13

-

15

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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#7 Todd Kelly

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Poor qualifying speed again saw Kelly spend the entire Townsville weekend outside the top 10. Difficult to see much changing this weekend.

LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

13

10

25

10

17

Qual 2

-

-

-

21

12

Race 1

DNF 8

19

6

29

Race 2

21

11

13

18

14

Race 3

18

19

12

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

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Qual 1

17

16

26

19

25

16

25

23

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

12

19

-

2

27/26 18

23

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

10

7

25

3

27

21

16

14

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

DNF

DNF

15

15

22

DNF

DNF

17

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

5

-

16

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

#8 Jason Bright

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Had good race pace in Sunday race in Townsville before a driving infringement penalty saw his chances destroyed. Will be relishing a return to the full soft tyre weekend format, and is an outside chance for the victories.

LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

2

25

24

9

9

Qual 2

-

-

-

2

16

Race 1

2

17

DNF 8

13

Race 2

8

DNF 18

9

11

Race 3

3

DNF 25

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

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Qual 1

7

9

12

20

10

14

15

21

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

7

11

-

24

2/2

8

18

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

DNF

4

9

19

6

7

DNF

9

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

2

23

8

11

1

1

DNF

22

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

10

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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Races 16/17/18 - Ipswich

#9 Shane van Gisbergen LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

12

7

3

Qual 2

-

-

-

13

4

Race 1

-

-

17

9

3

Race 2

-

-

21

12

3

Race 3

-

-

17

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Has struggled to qualify well on either tyre this year but has proven very strong in the soft tyre races. Anything less than a podium will be a disapointment on SBR’s home soil. Ford’s best chance of victory.

2011 SEASON FORM

ABU

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HAM

BAR

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Qual 1

15

6

3

4

16

24

3

22

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

18

23

-

4

20/18

9

12

11

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

4

13

12

16

4

14

7

11

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

8

8

9

1

10

4

1

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

4

-

7

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

#11 Greg Murphy

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Enjoyed another Kelly Racing test day since Townsville, but is unlikely to make the major gains required for Queensland Raceway. Hasn’t finished in the top 10 here since 2007, and may again struggle to do so this weekend.

LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

16

26

18

18

16

Qual 2

-

-

-

11

26

Race 1

11

19

24

17

23

Race 2

17

12

20

DNF

DNF

Race 3

10

7

19

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

ABU

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HAM

BAR

WIN

HVA

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PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

SYD

Qual 1

27

24

19

8

22

22

8

17

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

24

12

-

5

18/11 EXC

17

18

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

21

18

15

8

15

18

12

19

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

9

19

11

DNF

24

11

22

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

2

-

10

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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#12 Dean Fiore

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Will be looking to repeat his outstanding Saturday qualifying run here from last year. Home ground advantage at Queensland Raceway marks Fiore’s best chance of a strong result so far this season.

LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

-

27

10

Qual 2

-

-

-

28

20

Race 1

-

-

-

24

18

Race 2

-

-

-

21

15

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

ABU

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HAM

BAR

WIN

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PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

SYD

Qual 1

26

27

27

10

24

25

23

25

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

23

26

-

18

23/27 23

25

25

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

22

15

21

21

24

25

17

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

20

15

18

14

21

DNF

19

DNF

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

16

-

22

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

#14 Jason Bargwanna

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Qualified well for both races on the hard tyre in Townsville, but failed to fully capatilise on having two sets of softs for Sunday’s race. Will be looking to his team for the sort of sensational soft tyre strategy that landed him on the podium at Barbagallo.

LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

19

19

-

20

28

Qual 2

-

-

-

23

21

Race 1

DNF 14

-

18

19

Race 2

12

DNF -

25

DNF

Race 3

21

21

-

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

ABU

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HAM

BAR

WIN

HVA

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

SYD

Qual 1

19

17

-

25

21

23

17

13

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

25

16

-

20

7/13

22

28

13

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

18

10

-

13

11

DNF

8

23

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

12

DNF

-

DNF

3

14

10

11

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

-

-

8

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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#15 Rick Kelly LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

4

8

14

28

11

Qual 2

-

-

-

18

11

Race 1

7

7

8

14

8

Race 2

4

16

DNF 10

7

Race 3

2

6

13

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Scored solid points despite lacking the outright speed needed to win in Townsville. Expect more of the same this weekend as the soft tyres will play against the four Kelly Racing entries in both qualifying and the races.

2011 SEASON FORM

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Qual 1

25

4

9

3

5

12

12

9

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

27

8

-

1

14/10

12

14

9

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

13

12

4

1

9

4

1

7

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

19

2

5

6

16

17

20

13

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

DNF

-

12

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

#16 David Reynolds LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

-

26

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

25

-

Race 1

-

-

-

20

-

Race 2

-

-

-

20

-

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Continues to show flashes of impressive speed amidst troubled race performances. Isn’t expected to qualify quite as highly this weekend on the soft tyres, but should once again be the second quickest Kelly Racing entry.

2011 SEASON FORM

ABU

ADEL AGP

HAM

BAR

WIN

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PI

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TAS

SAN

SYD

Qual 1

23

21

18

7

15

6

13

8

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

21

10

-

26

26/23 7

13

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

17

22

11

24

19

22

DNF

24

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

4

14

24

20

20

20

21

23

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

DNF

-

24

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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#17 Steve Johnson

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Tends to qualify better on the hard tyre than the soft, but is a definite podium threat at his home track regardless.

LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

20

15

10

6

5

Qual 2

-

-

-

12

7

Race 1

14

11

16

4

6

Race 2

23

22

17

15

8

Race 3

25

DNF 15

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

ABU

ADEL AGP

HAM

BAR

WIN

HVA

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

SYD

Qual 1

8

12

16

2

4

2

4

7

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

4

15

-

14

6/6

3

8

16

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

11

11

19

5

5

3

2

13

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

18

8

DNF

9

14

8

9

12

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

DNF

-

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

#18 James Moffat LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Moffat will be looking to step up his performances on DJR’s test track. Has two years of Fujitsu Series experience here and a car capable of qualifying inside the top 10.

2011 SEASON FORM

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SYD

Qual 1

28

25

21

12

9

21

22

16

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

22

24

-

28

12/21

17

26

10

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

16

DNF

DNF

9

18

19

14

17

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

DNF

22

19

17

17

9

13

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

18

-

21

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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#19 Jonathon Webb

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Saturday in Townsville marked Webb’s best qualifying performance for a championship race since Abu Dhabi. Another local driver expecting a solid result, Webb looms as an outside chance to sneak into the top 10.

LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

13

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

19

Race 1

-

-

-

-

10

Race 2

-

-

-

-

12

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

ABU

ADEL AGP

HAM

BAR

WIN

HVA

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

SYD

Qual 1

10

14

10

14

18

20

26

12

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

17

7

-

27

22/20 21

11

21

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

20

14

8

DNF

20

24

22

21

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

6

11

13

12

15

12

16

DNF

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

DNF

-

23

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

#21 Karl Reindler

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Pre-crash Barbagallo form has continued to remain elusive for Reindler. Enjoys racing on the soft tyres but can’t be expecting a major improvement this weekend.

LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

26

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

22

Race 1

-

-

-

-

24

Race 2

-

-

-

-

DNF

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

ABU

ADEL AGP

HAM

BAR

WIN

HVA

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

SYD

Qual 1

22

28

24

23

5

26

27

28

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

28

25

-

23

13/9

26

22

23

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

DNF

19

18

17

7

20

DNF

22

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

11

17

17

13

DNS

23

25

24

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

15

-

DNS

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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#30 Warren Luff

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Hasn’t proven competitive in qualifying or the races so far this year and will again be up against it at Queensland Raceway.

LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

22

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

23

-

-

-

-

Race 2

16

-

-

-

-

Race 3

28

-

-

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

ABU

ADEL AGP

HAM

BAR

WIN

HVA

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

SYD

Qual 1

24

26

28

17

26

28

28

27

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

26

27

-

DNF

28/28 27

24

26

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

23

21

22

22

26

25

24

DNF

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

17

DNF

23

16

25

25

23

21

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

DNF

-

25

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

#33 Lee Holdsworth

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Is unlikely to show race winning pace, but has been a regular top 10 runner over recent events and will be looking to once again push the top five.

LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

18

13

13

11

6

Qual 2

-

-

-

17

5

Race 1

18

DNF 10

7

7

Race 2

DNF 10

18

16

23

Race 3

20

10

-

-

10

2011 SEASON FORM

ABU

ADEL AGP

HAM

BAR

WIN

HVA

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

SYD

Qual 1

9

3

13

27

11

4

6

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

6

4

-

6

10/12 11

4

7

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

9

20

5

22

16

2

4

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

22

DNF

25

2

9

15

15

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

14

-

18

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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Race Guide

#34 Michael Caruso

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Continued to struggle for qualifying pace in Townsville. Used the soft tyres well at Queensland Raceway last year and is looking for his first top 10 finish since the last all-soft tyre race at Winton.

LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

22

15

19

Qual 2

-

-

-

15

27

Race 1

-

-

15

19

25

Race 2

-

-

16

6

6

Race 3

-

-

16

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

ABU

ADEL AGP

HAM

BAR

WIN

HVA

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

SYD

Qual 1

18

18

15

24

13

10

16

14

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

9

22

-

16

19/22 5

20

24

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

15

16

20

15

12

16

11

16

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

5

21

12

DNF

18

6

12

16

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

6

-

17

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

#39 Russell Ingall

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Enjoyed the recent mixed-tyre affairs, and was the sixth-highest points scorer over the last three races. His strongest results with PMM have come at Queensland Raceway - the team’s home track so further top 10 finishes are not out of the question this weekend.

LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

7

9

3

14

24

Qual 2

-

-

-

8

6

Race 1

5

9

3

12

14

Race 2

9

6

2

3

4

Race 3

5

9

3

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

ABU

ADEL AGP

HAM

BAR

WIN

HVA

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

SYD

Qual 1

21

22

20

16

20

18

18

18

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

15

14

-

17

24/24 24

10

15

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

24

DNF

17

14

14

17

23

10

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

DNF

16

14

8

12

DNF

5

9

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

12

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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#47 Tim Slade LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

-

17

25

Qual 2

-

-

-

14

19

Race 1

-

-

-

10

16

Race 2

-

-

-

22

17

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Made the most of having two sets of softs to work with on Sunday in Townsville, finishing seventh despite being turned around late in the race. Like his SBR stablemates, Slade will be looking to capatilise on his team’s soft tyre form on home ground with more top 10 finishes.

2011 SEASON FORM

ABU

ADEL AGP

HAM

BAR

WIN

HVA

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

SYD

Qual 1

6

15

4

26

19

17

5

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

10

18

-

15

17/19 10

7

14

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

5

8

23

DNF

22

15

21

24

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

DNF

13

21

DNF

5

13

4

7

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

7

-

9

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

#49 Steve Owen

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Like team-mate Ingall, Owen has shown improved form in recent races. Remains an outside chance for the top 10 however.

LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

28

14

-

-

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

24

18

-

-

-

Race 2

25

DNF -

-

-

Race 3

26

DNF -

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

ABU

ADEL AGP

HAM

BAR

WIN

HVA

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

SYD

Qual 1

13

13

23

21

17

15

9

10

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

20

DNQ

-

3

25/25

25

27

19

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

14

27

14

20

17

23

10

8

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

13

DNS

DNF

5

DNF

10

14

14

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

19

-

DNS

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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#55 Paul Dumbrell LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

15

-

20

25

22

Qual 2

-

-

-

20

18

Race 1

15

-

11

22

21

Race 2

DNF -

11

5

19

Race 3

15

20

-

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Starter motor issue resulted in poor qualifying performance on Sunday in Townsville. Gained track position by staying out longer than most then made good ground on soft tyres. May struggle along with FPR team-mates this weekend however.

2011 SEASON FORM

ABU

ADEL AGP

HAM

BAR

WIN

HVA

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

SYD

Qual 1

5

10

22

18

14

5

10

15

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

11

6

-

11

21/17

19

29

28

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

25

25

26

DNS

DNF

5

20

12

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

10

6

16

19

19

18

11

10

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

DNF

-

14

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

#61 Fabian Coulthard

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Still only has one top 10 qualifying performance for the season, but may be in for a positive weekend alongside his Toll HRT stablemates.

LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

15

8

20

Qual 2

-

-

-

7

13

Race 1

-

-

12

5

12

Race 2

-

-

8

23

20

Race 3

-

-

8

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

ABU

ADEL AGP

HAM

BAR

WIN

HVA

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

SYD

Qual 1

11

20

17

15

27

7

21

11

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

19

21

-

25

16/16

14

16

17

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

8

5

13

7

23

10

13

15

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

15

9

7

DNF

11

5

18

8

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

8

-

13

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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#88 Jame Whincup

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Will again start the weekend as favourite to claim the victories. Struck mechanical issues on Sunday here last year and is looking to add to his single victory at TeamVodafone’s home circuit.

LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

5

1

9

1

12

Qual 2

-

-

-

3

1

Race 1

8

4

9

1

4

Race 2

27

2

3

13

DNF

Race 3

8

3

6

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

ABU

ADEL AGP

HAM

BAR

WIN

HVA

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

SYD

Qual 1

2

2

2

1

1

3

2

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

1

2

-

9

1/1

2

2

8

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

1

2

1

23

1

1

9

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

3

1

4

18

2

2

6

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

#888 Craig Lowndes

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Continues to push team-mate Whincup harder as the season progresses. Scored a brilliant pole position on Sunday in Townsville, but is still looking for his first race win of 2011.

LATEST RESULTS AT IPSWICH ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

12

6

4

5

8

Qual 2

-

-

-

6

3

Race 1

4

5

28

DNF

2

Race 2

5

3

12

2

5

Race 3

4

2

7

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

ABU

ADEL AGP

HAM

BAR

WIN

HVA

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

SYD

Qual 1

1

11

1

5

3

1

7

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

2

9

-

2

3/3

6

3

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

7

3

27

8

2

11

3

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

21

12

6

10

4

7

2

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

DNF

-

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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COLOUR Mark Skaife givesAllone of the keen Clipsal a champagne spray on the podium Arnie Armor is always forgirls a photo after his victory on Sunday in Round 2 of the 2001 Clipsal 500.

44


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45


Race Guide

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS 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

46

Jamie Whincup TeamVodafone Craig Lowndes Team Vodafone Shane van Gisbergen SP Tools Racing Rick Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing Mark Winterbottom Orrcon Steel FPR Will Davison Trading Post Racing FPR Garth Tander Toll Holden Racing Team Steven Johnson Jim Beam Racing Alex Davison IRWIN Racing Jason Bright Team BOC Lee Holdsworth Fujitsu Racing Fabian Coulthard Bundaberg Racing Tim Slade Lucky 7 Racing Michael Caruso Fujitsu Racing Jason Bargwanna Jana Living Racing Paul Dumbrell The Bottle-O Racing Steve Owen VIP Petfoods Racing Greg Murphy Pepsi Max Crew James Courtney Toll Holden Racing Team Russell Ingall Supercheap Auto Racing James Moffat Jim Beam Racing Jonathon Webb Mother Energy Racing Todd Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing David Reynolds Stratco Racing Tony D’Alberto Wilson Security Racing Dean Fiore Triple F Racing Karl Reindler Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Warren Luff Gulf Western Oil Racing

Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII

1683 1497 1317 1244 1201 1200 1190 1165 1110 1043 1005 988 837 810 794 763 729 728 727 701 682 660 634 633 574 562 516 397


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PAST IPSWICH RACE WINNERS 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

48

James Courtney James Courtney Will Davison James Courtney Mark Winterbottom Mark Winterbottom James Courtney Garth Tander Garth Tander Garth Tander Garth Tander Mark Skaife Garth Tander Craig Lowndes Marcos Ambrose Russell Ingall D.Besnard/S.Wills P.Radisich/S.Johnson C.Lowndes/M.Skaife Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes L.Perkins/R.Ingall Garth Tander Craig Lowndes Russell Ingall

Jim Beam Racing Jim Beam Racing Toll Holden Racing Team Jim Beam Racing Orrcon Steel FPR Orrcon Steel FPR Stone Brothers Racing Toll HSV Dealer Team Toll HSV Dealer Team Toll HSV Dealer Team Toll HSV Dealer Team Holden Racing Team Toll HSV Dealer Team Triple Eight Race Engineering Stone Brothers Racing Stone Brothers Racing Stone Brothers Racing Dick Johnson Racing Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Perkins Engineering Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Racing Team Perkins Engineering

Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VE Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon BF Ford Falcon BF Ford Falcon BF Holden Commodore VE Holden Commodore VE Holden Commodore VE Holden Commodore VZ Holden Commodore VZ Holden Commodore VZ Ford Falcon BA Ford Falcon BA Ford Falcon BA Ford Falcon AU Ford Falcon AU Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VS Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VT


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PAST CHAMPIONS 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960

James Courtney Jamie Whincup Jamie Whincup Garth Tander Rick Kelly Russell Ingall Marcos Ambrose Marcos Ambrose Mark Skaife Mark Skaife Mark Skaife Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes Glenn Seton Craig Lowndes John Bowe Mark Skaife Glenn Seton Mark Skaife Jim Richards Jim Richards Dick Johnson Dick Johnson Jim Richards Robbie Francevic Jim Richards Dick Johnson Allan Moffat Dick Johnson Dick Johnson Peter Brock Bob Morris Peter Brock Allan Moffat Allan Moffat Colin Bond Peter Brock Allan Moffat Bob Jane Bob Jane Norm Beechey Ian Geoghegan Ian Geoghegan Ian Geoghegan Ian Geoghegan Norm Beechey Ian Geoghegan Bob Jane Bob Jane Bill Pitt David McKay

Dick Johnson Racing Triple Eight Race Engineering Triple Eight Race Engineering Toll HSV Dealer Team Toll HSV Dealer Team Stone Brothers Racing Stone Brothers Racing Stone Brothers Racing Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Glenn Seton Racing Holden Racing Team Dick Johnson Racing Gibson Motor Sport Glenn Seton Racing Winfield Team Nissan Gibson Motor Sport Gibson Motor Sport Dick Johnson Racing Dick Johnson Racing JPS Team BMW Volvo Dealer Team JPS Team BMW Dick Johnson Racing Peter Stuyvesant Racing Dick Johnson Racing Dick Johnson Racing Marlboro Holden ealer Team Ron Hodgson Channel 7 Racing Marlboro Holden Dealer Team Moffat Ford Dealers Allan Moffat Racing Marlboro Holden Dealer Team Marlboro Holden Dealer Team Ford Motor Company Bob Jane Racing Team Bob Jane Racing Team Shell Racing Team Mustang Team Mustang Team Mustang Team Total Team Neptune Racing Team Total Team Bob Jane Bob Jane Bill Pitt David McKay

Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon BF Holden Commodore VE Holden Commodore VZ Ford Falcon BA Ford Falcon BA Ford Falcon BA Holden Commodore VX Holden Commodore VX Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VS/VT Holden Commodore VS/VT Ford Falcon EL Holden Commodore VR Ford Falcon EF Holden Commodore VP Ford Falcon EB Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R/R32 GT-R Ford Sierra RS500 Ford Sierra RS500 MW M3 E30 Volvo 240T BMW 635CSi Ford XE Falcon Mazda RX-7 Ford Falcon XD Ford Falcon XD Holden Commodore VB Holden Torana LX SS A9X Holden Torana LX SS A9X Ford Falcon XB GT/XC Ford Falcon XB GT Holden Torana LH SL/R 5000 L34 Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1/LH SL/R 5000 Ford Falcon XY GTHO Phase III Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 Holden Monaro HT GTS350 Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Ford Cortina GT Jaguar 3.8 Litre Mk II Jaguar 3.8 Litre Mk II Jaguar 3.4 Litre Jaguar 3.4 Litre

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Race Guide

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FRIDAY Start Finish Category Duration 0800 0820 Super Bikes 20 minutes 0830 0850 Aussie Racing Car 20 minutes 0900 0940 Fujitsu V8 Supercars 40 minutes 0955 1015 Formula Ford 20 minutes 1030 1100 V8 Supercars 30 minutes 1115 1135 Aussie Racing Car 20 minutes 1145 1205 Formula Ford 20 minutes 1220 1250 V8 Supercars 30 minutes 1305 1325 Super Bikes 20 minutes 1340 1410 V8 Supercars 30 minutes 1425 1505 Fujitsu V8 Supercars 40 minutes 1520 1550 V8 Supercars 30 minutes

Session Practice Practice 1 Practice 1 Practice 1 Practice - Part 1 Practice 2 Practice 2 Practice - Part 2 Qualifying 1 Practice - Part 3 Practice 2 Practice - Part 4

SATURDAY Start Finish Category Duration 0800 0820 Super Bikes 20 minutes 0935 1005 Fujitsu V8 Supercars 30 minutes 1020 1040 Super Bikes 20 minutes 1055 1115 Formula Ford 20 minutes 1125 1145 Aussie Racing Car 20 minutes 1200 1220 V8 Supercars 20 minutes 1235 1250 Formula Ford 14 Laps 1305 1325 Super Bikes 16 laps 1350 1410 Fujitsu V8 Supercars 15 laps 1425 1445 Aussie Racing Cars 8 Laps 1515 V8 Supercars 22 laps V8 Supercars 15 minutes V8 Supercars 22 Laps

Session Qualifying 2 Qualifying Super Poll Qualifying Qualifying Qualifying Race 1 Race 1 Race 1 Race 1 Race 16 - 120km Pit Lane Service Race 17 - 120km

SUNDAY Start Finish Category Duration 0800 0810 Super Bikes 10 minutes 0850 0905 Aussie Racing Cars 8 laps 0925 0945 Fujitsu V8 Supercars 15 Laps 1000 1020 Formula Ford 14 laps 1035 1055 Aussie Racing Cars 10 Laps 1120 1140 V8 Supercars 20 minutes 1155 1215 Formula Ford 14 Laps 1230 1250 Aussie Racing Cars 10 laps 1315 1345 Fujitsu V8 Supercars 22 Laps 1405 1425 Super Bikes 16 Laps 1505 V8 Supercars 65 Laps

Session Warm-Up Race 2 Race 2 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 3 Race 4 Race 3 Race 2 Race 18 - 200km

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Races 16/17/18 - Ipswich

Jack Perkins and David Russell (above) have proven strong in the opening rounds of the Fujitsu Series, while Cameron Waters (below) leads the Formula Ford Championship

53


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CHEQUERED FLAG

A mistake from Mark Skaife let Marcos Ambrose through to victory at Hidden Valley in 2003

54


Races 16/17/18 - Ipswich

The Army-look Commodores of Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes charged to a one-two finish in Townsville’s Race 15

55


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