2004 Konica V8 Supercar Series
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The 2004 Konica Minolta V8 Supercar Series was an Australian touring car series held for V8 Supercars. It was the fifth series held for second tier V8 Supercars. The season began on 22 February 2004 at Wakefield Park and finished on 22 August at Mallala Motor Sport Park. The season consisted of six rounds held across four different states, returning to Queensland for the first time since 2001.

The tightest series in the history of the second-tier V8 Supercar competition saw the point score tied at the end of the final race. Brad Jones Racing Ford driver, Andrew Jones was adjudged the series champion on a countback as he won Winton Motor Raceway and Eastern Creek Raceway rounds whereas rival Supercheap Auto Racing Ford driver Luke Youlden did not have a round win to his credit. The pointscore underlined the necessity of consistency in race results, Dick Johnson Racing Ford driver Owen Kelly took the most race wins for the season, seven in total, but did not figure in the final points, losing too many through poor results. Jones had two wins, Youlden just one. The remaining wins were scattered between Alan Gurr, Mal Rose, Lee Holdsworth, Kurt Wimmer and Wayne Wakefield, most of those through the benefit of reverse grid races with Greg Ritter taking two wins and the final round in a guest drive of the Speed FX Racing Falcon Brad Tilley had driven all season. New Zealander Mark Porter had his best series result (and also the best Holden), finishing third, 68 points behind the top two after taking one second and a pair of third during the season. José Fernández finished fourth in the series despite never finishing higher than fourth in a race.

Teams and drivers

The following teams and drivers have competed during the 2004 Konica Minolta V8 Supercar Series.

Team Car No. Driver Rounds
Brad Jones Racing Ford AU Falcon 19 Australia Andrew Jones All
Howard Racing Ford AU Falcon 27 Australia Cameron McLean All
37 Australia Mark Howard All
38 Australia Aaron McGill 5
Australia Adam Wallis 6
83 Australia Tim Gordon 2, 5
Australia Aaron McGill 4, 6
Matthew White Racing Ford AU Falcon 28 Australia Matthew White All
Holden VX Commodore 76 Australia Dean Wanless All
Steven Ellery Racing Ford AU Falcon 30 Australia Luke Youlden All
Jay Motorsport Holden VX Commodore 32 Australia Jay Verdnik All
Peters Motorsport Ford AU Falcon 40 Australia Brett Peters 1
Australia Wayne Wakefield 2–6
80 Australia Michael Olsen 1, 3–4
Australia Stephen Voight 5
91 Australia Gary Deane 3–6
Holden Young Lions Holden VX Commodore 46 Australia Michael Caruso 1–2
Australia Steve Owen 3
Australia Alan Gurr 4–6
96 Australia Kurt Wimmer All
Rupprecht Motorsport Ford AU Falcon 55 Australia Mal Rose 1, 4
Australia Ross Halliday 2
Australia Stephen White 3
89 Australia Adam Wallis 1–5
90 Australia Phillip Scifleet 1–4
Australia Greg Crick 5
Paul Cruickshank Racing Ford AU Falcon 56 Australia Kevin Mundy All
65 Australia Marcus Zukanovic All
Speed FX Racing Ford AU Falcon 60 Australia Brad Tilley 1–5
Australia Greg Ritter 6
Independent Race Cars Australia Holden VX Commodore 64 Australia Tony D'Alberto All
Rod Lynch Racing Ford AU Falcon 66 Australia Gary MacDonald All
Shane Beikoff Racing Ford AU Falcon 68 Australia Shane Beikoff 1, 3
Australia Phill Foster 2
Malaysia Alex Yoong 4–5
Spiess Hecker Racing Holden VX Commodore 69 Australia Robert Jones 3–6
Robert Smith Racing Holden VX Commodore 70 Australia Alan Gurr 1–2
72 Australia Lee Holdsworth All
Perkins Engineering Holden VX Commodore 70 Australia Alex Davison 6
Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon 71 Australia Owen Kelly All
81 Australia José Fernández All
Sydney Star Racing Holden VX Commodore 98 Australia Grant Elliott All
Chance of a Lifetime Ford AU Falcon 110 Australia Jamie Cartwright 1–5
MSport Holden VX Commodore 111 New Zealand Mark Porter All
A.N.T. Racing Ford AU Falcon 300 Australia Tony Evangelou 2–6

Race calendar

Round Date Circuit Location Winning driver
1 22–23 February New South Wales Wakefield Park Goulburn, New South Wales Australia Alan Gurr
2 19–20 March South Australia Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia Australia Owen Kelly
3 17–18 April Victoria (Australia) Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria Australia Andrew Jones
4 29–30 May New South Wales Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Australia Andrew Jones
5 3–4 July Queensland Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland Australia Owen Kelly
6 21–22 August South Australia Mallala Motor Sport Park Mallala, South Australia Australia Greg Ritter

Results and standings

The season 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 pair of races. Points were awarded for all cars who finished each race in finishing order. Points may have been offered beyond the 30th position but at no point during the season did more than 30 cars finish a race. Round 2's pair of races carried 50% more points than a single race elsewhere in the season.

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
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 6
Round 2
Points
96 93 90 87 84 81 78 75 72 69 66 63 60 57 54 51 48 45 42 39 36 33 30 27 24 21 18 15 12 9

Drivers championship

Points table referenced, in part, as follows:

Pos. Driver No. WAK
New South Wales
ADE
South Australia
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
EAS
New South Wales
QLD
Queensland
MAL
South Australia
Pen. Points
1 Australia Andrew Jones 19 4 Ret 1 2 Ret 1 7 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 0 945
2 Australia Luke Youlden 30 6 3 7 5 6 2 16 1 4 7 3 6 Ret 5 3 6 3 0 945
3 New Zealand Mark Porter 111 7 4 19 7 4 3 3 Ret 11 15 8 5 6 6 10 2 7 0 877
4 Australia José Fernández 81 5 7 20 8 5 10 11 4 6 22 7 7 8 21 6 8 4 0 857
5 Australia Owen Kelly 71 Ret 5 22 1 1 7 1 Ret 1 5 1 1 4 1 24 20 18 0 830
6 Australia Matthew White 28 2 15 2 3 2 4 Ret 5 3 23 Ret 4 9 4 5 25 6 0 827
7 Australia Cameron McLean 27 3 16 3 4 3 6 20 2 7 20 4 Ret 12 19 13 14 Ret 32 725
8 Australia Tony D'Alberto 64 9 9 8 Ret 13 27 Ret 9 8 6 6 10 5 8 12 10 8 0 714
9 Australia Grant Elliott 98 11 12 DNS 12 10 13 10 6 25 3 12 11 14 12 14 23 9 0 706
10 Australia Gary MacDonald 66 21 21 11 13 11 14 15 14 12 14 Ret 12 17 9 15 7 13 0 660
11 Australia Marcus Zukanovic 65 16 20 9 10 Ret 17 4 8 9 Ret 11 9 11 16 4 15 Ret 0 629
12 Australia Wayne Wakefield 40 6 21 5 6 21 10 13 Ret 22 2 17 22 1 20 0 565
13 Australia Lee Holdsworth 72 12 13 6 Ret DNS 28 Ret 10 30 1 Ret 3 7 3 8 11 17 0 560
14 Australia Alan Gurr 70/46 1 11 4 Ret DNS 5 11 5 8 13 Ret 9 12 5 0 558
15 Australia Kevin Mundy 56 10 23 17 Ret Ret 12 21 12 13 12 23 23 15 11 11 13 10 0 538
16 Australia Adam Wallis 89/38 15 6 15 15 12 16 8 13 21 Ret DNS 17 18 15 16 Ret DNS 0 523
17 Australia Kurt Wimmer 96 18 8 DNS Ret DNS 9 Ret 11 28 Ret 9 24 1 7 17 4 11 0 498
18 Australia Jay Verdnik 32 17 14 15 14 18 20 9 Ret 20 18 DNS 26 20 14 Ret 16 19 0 478
19 Australia Tony Evangelou 300 9 7 8 Ret 20 19 Ret 10 13 21 10 18 19 Ret 0 468
20 Australia Mark Howard 37 24 10 18 20 14 24 13 18 26 16 21 DNS DNS DNS 25 17 16 0 432
21 Australia Robert Jones 69 15 5 7 14 Ret 17 15 16 22 20 18 15 0 398
22 Australia Dean Wanless 76 23 Ret 12 Ret 17 26 17 15 24 8 14 27 Ret DNS 21 22 14 0 394
23 Australia Brad Tilley 60 22 19 23 Ret 16 23 19 Ret 17 4 13 20 19 13 0 393
24 Australia Phillip Scifleet 90 8 Ret 5 21 8 11 Ret DNS 16 10 16 0 375
25 Australia Jamie Cartwright 110 DNS DNS DNS 18 20 22 22 16 23 21 18 21 25 Ret 0 276
26 Australia Michael Caruso 46 25 2 13 11 9 0 256
27 Australia Aaron McGill 83/38 22 9 19 16 24 Ret 19 21 12 0 244
28 Australia Gary Deane 91 25 18 19 27 24 22 18 26 23 23 24 Ret 0 228
29 Australia Mal Rose 55 20 1 16 18 19 15 0 218
30 Australia Michael Olsen 80 14 17 Ret 19 12 Ret 29 17 14 0 206
31 Australia Greg Ritter 60 1 5 1 0 184
32 Australia Shane Beikoff 68 19 22 21 21 14 17 0 168
33 Australia Tim Gordon 83 19 15 Ret 22 20 0 144
34 Malaysia Alex Yoong 68 15 Ret DNS 25 10 18 0 128
35 Australia Brett Peters 40 13 18 14 0 108
36 Australia Alex Davison 70 7 9 Ret 0 100
37 Australia Phill Foster 68 17 19 0 90
38 Australia Steve Owen 46 Ret 2 Ret 0 62
39 Australia Greg Crick 90 14 23 DNS 0 58
40 Australia Ross Halliday 55 16 Ret 0 51
41 Australia Stephen Voight 80 19 27 Ret 0 40
42 Australia Stephen White 55 18 Ret DNS 0 30
Pos. Driver No. WAK
New South Wales
ADE
South Australia
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
EAS
New South Wales
QLD
Queensland
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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