2003 Konica V8 Supercar Series
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The 2003 Konica V8 Supercar Series was an Australian motor racing competition held for V8 Supercars. It was the fourth V8 Supercar Development Series. The series began on 23 February 2003 at Wakefield Park and finished on 31 August at Mallala Motor Sport Park after sixteen races at six rounds held across three different states.

Series winner Mark Winterbottom won eight of the 16 races and four of the six rounds. The new points system placed an increased emphasis on finishing races and series runner up Matthew White scored just 58 points less than Winterbottom, despite taking only two race wins and six top three race finishes.

Teams and drivers

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2003 Konica V8 Supercar Series. This was the last season that the Holden VS Commodore and Ford EL Falcon was eligible.

Team Car No. Driver Rounds
Brad Jones Racing Ford AU Falcon 12 Australia Andrew Jones 1–2, 4–6
Imrie Motor Sport Holden VX Commodore 14 Australia Geoff Full 1–2
Australia Steve Owen 4–6
Paul Cruickshank Racing Ford AU Falcon 22 Australia Todd Wanless 1–3, 5–6
Terry Wyhoon Racing Ford AU Falcon 25 Australia Terry Wyhoon All
M3 Motorsport Holden VT Commodore
Holden VX Commodore
26 Australia Bob McDonald 1
Australia Peter Doulman 4–5
Howard Racing Ford AU Falcon 27 Australia Marcus Marshall 4–5
49 Australia Tim Gordon All
94 Australia Mark Howard All
Matthew White Racing Holden VX Commodore
Ford AU Falcon
28 Australia Matthew White All
Steven Ellery Racing Ford AU Falcon 30 Australia Luke Youlden All
Clyde Lawrence Racing Holden VS Commodore
Holden VX Commodore
35 Australia Clyde Lawrence 1–3, 5–6
South Pacific Motor Sport Holden VS Commodore 38 Australia Mathew Hunt 3
Peters Motorsport Ford AU Falcon 40 Australia Brett Peters All
Stone Brothers Racing Ford AU Falcon 41 Australia Mark Winterbottom All
Holden Young Lions Holden VX Commodore 46 Australia Dale Brede All
96 Australia Tony D'Alberto 3–6
Craig Bastian Ford AU Falcon 47 Australia Craig Bastian All
Fernández Racing Ford AU Falcon 55 Australia José Fernández 1–4, 6
Kevin Mundy Racing Ford AU Falcon 56 Australia Kevin Mundy All
Motorsport Engineering Services Holden VT Commodore 58 Australia Derek van Zelm 4–5
Phoenix Motorsport Holden VX Commodore 59 Australia Jamie Miller All
Independent Race Cars Australia Holden VX Commodore 64 New Zealand Mark Porter All
Shane Beikoff Racing Holden VS Commodore
Ford EL Falcon
68 Australia Shane Beikoff 1–3, 5
Spiess Heckler Racing Holden VX Commodore 69 Australia Robert Jones 2–6
Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon 71 Australia Tony Ricciardello 1–5
Australia Warren Luff 6
Robert Smith Racing Holden VX Commodore 72 Australia Owen Kelly All
V8 Racing Holden VS Commodore 77 Australia Richard Mork 1, 3
Australia Michael Simpson 2
Australia Tim Rowse 4–5
Graham Crawford Ford EL Falcon 87 Australia Graham Crawford 1–2, 4
Halliday Motor Sport Ford AU Falcon 88 Australia Peter Gazzard All
Sydney Star Racing Ford AU Falcon 89 Australia Adam Wallis 4–6
Holden VS Commodore 98 Australia Grant Elliott All
Peter Best Holden VS Commodore 90 Australia Peter Best 3–4
Thexton Motor Racing Ford AU Falcon 100 Australia David Thexton 4–6
Chance of a Lifetime Ford AU Falcon 110 Australia David Russell All
A.N.T. Racing Holden VS Commodore 300 Australia Tony Evangelou 1–2, 4–5
Nichols Motorsport Ford EL Falcon 666 Australia Phillip Nichols 1, 3–4

Race calendar

Round Date Circuit Location Winning driver
1 22–23 February New South Wales Wakefield Park Goulburn, New South Wales Australia Mark Winterbottom
2 20–21 March South Australia Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia Australia Mark Winterbottom
3 3–4 May New South Wales Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Australia Mark Winterbottom
4 5–6 July Victoria (Australia) Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria Australia Matthew White
5 2–3 August Victoria (Australia) Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria Australia Andrew Jones
6 30–31 August South Australia Mallala Motor Sport Park Mallala, South Australia Australia Mark Winterbottom

Points system

The series consisted of six rounds across three different states. Rounds 1 and 3–6 consisted of three races. The second race of each weekend saw the finishing order of race 1 reversed to form the grid, a 'reverse grid' race. Round 2 consisted of a single race. Points were awarded for all cars who finished each race in finishing order. Points may have been offered beyond the 29th position but at no point during the series did more than 29 cars finish a race. Round 2's single race carried three times the points of a single race elsewhere in the series. The pointscore also saw the worst round result deducted, although the worst result had to be a round the competitor had entered.

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
Rounds 1 & 3–6
Points
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
Round 2
Points
192 186 180 174 168 162 156 150 144 138 132 126 120 114 108 102 96 90 84 78 72 66 60 54 48 42 36 30 24

Series standings

Points table referenced, in part, as follows:[1]

Pos. Driver No. WAK
New South Wales
ADE
South Australia
EAS
New South Wales
PHI
Victoria (Australia)
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
MAL
South Australia
Pen. Points
1 Australia Mark Winterbottom 41 1 6 1 1 3 1 2 1 6 7 13 3 2 1 1 1 0 922 (1084)
2 Australia Matthew White 28 4 8 6 4 6 7 1 6 3 1 2 9 4 2 8 2 0 864 (1026)
3 New Zealand Mark Porter 64 8 12 4 3 13 2 Ret 4 9 9 24 2 Ret 4 7 3 0 780 (876)
4 Australia Brett Peters 40 14 1 7 8 8 Ret 11 7 11 3 11 22 8 9 12 7 0 718 (812)
5 Australia Luke Youlden 30 7 3 5 20 2 4 7 23 1 2 4 13 6 19 Ret 10 50 688 (766)
6 Australia Dale Brede 46 Ret 4 16 2 5 13 4 3 Ret DNS 3 Ret 7 7 Ret 6 0 680 (740)
7 Australia Owen Kelly 72 2 9 2 11 1 15 3 26 2 Ret 25 1 3 Ret DNS DNS 0 680 (702)
8 Australia Peter Gazzard 88 Ret 13 8 5 7 9 5 21 5 6 6 12 Ret 6 Ret DNS 0 658 (712)
9 Australia Craig Bastian 47 17 7 11 Ret 9 5 10 9 23 10 14 7 10 18 13 19 0 626
10 Australia Kevin Mundy 56 9 14 10 7 15 6 6 20 24 14 8 Ret 9 11 Ret DNS 0 612 (684)
11 Australia Andrew Jones 12 6 2 9 24 2 4 Ret 1 5 1 3 Ret 4 0 604 (658)
12 Australia David Russell 110 Ret DNS DNS 13 12 11 9 13 7 11 10 18 11 Ret 17 Ret 0 542 (560)
13 Australia Jamie Miller 59 19 19 17 16 14 12 14 16 18 13 19 15 22 15 11 11 0 536 (622)
14 Australia Terry Wyhoon 25 Ret DNS DNS 12 17 Ret 12 12 Ret DNS 12 4 15 12 4 17 0 510
15 Australia José Fernández 55 10 10 DNS 9 16 3 8 14 10 17 Ret DNS 13 0 496 (536)
16 Australia Todd Wanless 22 5 15 14 14 10 8 Ret 5 Ret 20 16 3 15 0 470 (552)
17 Australia Tony Ricciardello 71 3 5 3 21 4 10 Ret Ret 17 18 Ret 8 Ret 0 440 (490)
18 Australia Robert Jones 69 15 Ret 17 13 8 Ret DNS 18 11 14 10 9 9 0 434 (484)
19 Australia Mark Howard 94 11 17 15 Ret Ret 16 16 18 19 16 22 14 16 17 Ret 16 0 432
20 Australia Grant Elliott 98 16 Ret DNS 10 11 Ret DNS 28 Ret Ret 9 19 Ret 13 Ret 14 0 370 (380)
21 Australia Tony D'Alberto 96 Ret 14 15 10 21 8 Ret DNS DNS 14 5 8 0 338
22 Australia Tim Gordon 49 22 20 Ret 23 22 Ret 17 29 Ret 21 23 20 18 Ret 14 Ret 0 322 (354)
23 Australia Clyde Lawrence 35 13 16 19 17 20 Ret DNS Ret DNS DNS 20 16 20 0 310
24 Australia Tony Evangelou 300 21 11 13 18 24 13 Ret 20 16 23 0 278 (336)
25 Australia Shane Beikoff 68 18 21 12 19 21 18 18 21 Ret DNS 0 264 (288)
26 Australia Steve Owen 14 27 8 5 Ret 6 5 8 10 Ret 0 238 (348)
27 Australia Adam Wallis 89 17 14 22 15 10 21 21 2 12 0 234 (326)
28 Australia David Thexton 100 19 16 15 17 23 17 Ret 15 18 0 182 (248)
29 Australia Graham Crawford 87 15 Ret 18 22 22 20 20 0 160 (226)
30 Australia Marcus Marshall 27 5 25 4 7 17 Ret 0 130 (232)
31 Australia Tim Rowse 77 15 15 12 16 Ret 13 0 114 (188)
32 Australia Peter Doulman 26 11 12 19 26 Ret 12 0 114 (170)
33 Australia Richard Mork 77 20 18 Ret 18 Ret Ret 0 56 (86)
34 Australia Derek van Zelm 58 Ret Ret DNS Ret 21 19 0 52
35 Australia Peter Best 90 Ret Ret 19 25 22 DNS 0 48 (86)
36 Australia Geoff Full 14 12 Ret Ret Ret 0 42
Australia Warren Luff 71 5 6 5 0 0 (166)
Australia Michael Simpson 77 6 0 0 (162)
Australia Mathew Hunt 38 19 19 Ret 0 0 (78)
Australia Bob McDonald 26 Ret 22 Ret 0 0 (66)
Australia Phillip Nichols 666 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS Ret DNS DNS 0 0
Pos. Driver No. WAK
New South Wales
ADE
South Australia
EAS
New South Wales
PHI
Victoria (Australia)
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
MAL
South Australia
Pen. Points
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 practice (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

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See also