2014 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series
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International V8 Supercars Championship

The 2014 Dunlop Series was an Australian motor racing competition for V8 Supercars. It was the fifteenth running of the V8 Supercar Development Series, a support series to the International V8 Supercars Championship. The 2014 season featured a new format for the Dunlop Series weekends. Each round of the series – with the exception of Bathurst – featured two forty-minute races, rather than a range of two-race and three-race weekends. The Bathurst round was a single-race event, held over an endurance distance of 250 kilometres (160 miles), and allowing for optional driver changes.[1]

2002 series winner Paul Dumbrell became the third driver to clinch a second title, after winning six races (and three rounds) during the season; this included four consecutive wins at Queensland Raceway, the Bathurst endurance race and the first race at Sydney Olympic Park. Despite missing the second Barbagallo race due to business commitments,[2] Eggleston Motorsport's Dumbrell won the series by 247 points ahead of Ford Performance Racing driver Cameron Waters. Waters won two races at Winton and the second Sydney Olympic Park race, where he also took the round win to move ahead of Ashley Walsh, who had held the runner-up spot for Matt Stone Racing prior to the event. Walsh won three races and two rounds in the early part of the series, but faded towards the end of the season. The series top five was rounded out by New Zealand's Chris Pither (Brad Jones Racing) and Andre Heimgartner (MW Motorsport), who won races at Townsville and Barbagallo respectively. Pither also won the round at Townsville, his first in the series.

Teams and drivers

Paul Dumbrell won the series driving a Holden VE Commodore
Garry Jacobson (Holden VE Commodore) placed 11th in the series
Dan Day (Holden VE Commodore) placed 20th in the series

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2014 series.

Season entries Endurance entries
Team Vehicle No. Driver Rounds Co-driver
Team Kean Racing Holden VE Commodore 3 Australia Josh Kean[3] 2–7 Australia Tony D'Alberto[4]
32 1
Image Racing Ford FG Falcon 10 Australia Taz Douglas[5] 1–2, 7
Australia Jack Le Brocq[6] 3–5
49 1–2, 6
RSport Engineering Holden VE Commodore 11 Australia [6] 1
Australia Garth Walden 2
Australia Ben Porter 3
Australia 4, 7
Australia 5
44 Sweden [7] 1–4
Australia 5–7
77 Australia Tim Macrow[4] 6–7
98 Australia [6] 1–2, 4–6 Sweden [8]
Brad Jones Racing Holden VE Commodore 12 Australia Macauley Jones[9] 4–7
20 Australia Andrew Jones All
42 New Zealand Chris Pither All
Dragon Motor Racing Holden VE Commodore 13 Australia Kristian Lindbom[10] 5
Australia James Golding 7
24 Australia Tim Macrow[11] 2, 4
Australia [12] 5
Dan Day Racing Holden VE Commodore 25 Australia All
MW Motorsport Ford FG Falcon 26 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner[13] All Australia Steve Owen[14]
27 Australia [6] 1
Australia Steve Owen 2
Australia Dean Fiore 3–4
Australia Tim Blanchard 5
Australia 6
28 Australia [6] 1–6
Australia Kurt Kostecki 7
Matt Stone Racing Ford FG Falcon 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood[15] All
60 Australia [16] 1–6
Australia Shae Davies 7
87 Australia Ashley Walsh[17] All
158 Australia [18] 6
170 Australia Steven Johnson[19] 4–5
Eggleston Motorsport Holden VE Commodore 38 New Zealand Ant Pedersen[20] All
54 Australia Garry Jacobson[21] All
88 Australia Paul Dumbrell[22] All
THR Developments Holden VE Commodore 45 Australia [6][23] 1
Australia Shane Price 2
46 Australia 1–2
GMJ Motorsport Holden VE Commodore 48 Australia Geoff Emery[24] All
50 Australia Matt Hansen[24] All
Ford FG Falcon 51 Australia [25] All
Team Enzed FPR Ford FG Falcon 56 Australia Cameron Waters[26] All
Novocastrian Motorsport Ford FG Falcon 58 Australia Aaren Russell[5] All
Warrin Mining Racing Holden VE Commodore 62 Australia 1, 3–4
Paul Morris Motorsport Ford FG Falcon 67 Australia Paul Morris All
Action Racing[27] Ford FG Falcon 71 Australia All
Formula Tech Racing Holden VE Commodore 73 Australia All
McGill Motorsport Holden VE Commodore 75 Australia All

Calendar

The series comprised thirteen races at seven venues, with each race being a support race at an International V8 Supercars Championship event.

Series schedule Results summary
Rnd Rce Event Circuit Location Date Winning driver Round winner
1 1 South Australia Clipsal 500 Adelaide Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 28 February Australia Ashley Walsh Australia Paul Dumbrell
2 1 March Australia Paul Dumbrell
2 3 Victoria (Australia) Winton 400 Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 5 April Australia Cameron Waters Australia Ashley Walsh
4 6 April Australia Ashley Walsh
3 5 Western Australia Perth 400 Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia 16 May Australia Paul Dumbrell Australia Ashley Walsh
6 17 May New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
4 7 Queensland Castrol Townsville 400 Townsville Street Circuit Townsville, Queensland 4 July New Zealand Chris Pither New Zealand Chris Pither
8 5 July Australia Ashley Walsh
5 9 Queensland Coates Hire Ipswich 400 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 2 August Australia Paul Dumbrell Australia Paul Dumbrell
10 3 August Australia Paul Dumbrell
6 11 New South Wales Bathurst 250 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 11 October Australia Paul Dumbrell Australia Paul Dumbrell
7 12 New South Wales Sydney NRMA 500 Homebush Street Circuit Sydney, New South Wales 6 December Australia Paul Dumbrell Australia Cameron Waters
13 7 December Australia Cameron Waters

Points system

Points were awarded for each race at each two-race round on the following basis.[28]

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
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

Note: Double points were awarded for the single race at Mount Panorama.[29]

Series standings

Pos. Driver No. ADE
South Australia
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
BAR
Western Australia
TOW
Queensland
QLD
Queensland
BAT
New South Wales
SYD
New South Wales
Pen. Pts.
1 Australia Paul Dumbrell 88 3 1 5 2 1 DNS 2 4 1 1 1 1 Ret 1686
2 Australia Cameron Waters 56 2 22 1 4 7 Ret 21 2 19 3 2 2 1 25 1439
3 Australia Ashley Walsh 87 1 6 3 1 2 2 18 1 5 2 Ret 12 11 25 1373
4 New Zealand Chris Pither 42 5 8 11 7 4 7 1 5 Ret 15 3 4 6 25 1361
5 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner 26 6 7 9 10 9 1 3 3 Ret 12 7 5 8 1314
6 Australia Andrew Jones 20 8 3 4 6 23 6 Ret Ret 3 11 4 6 3 25 1226
7 Australia Aaren Russell 58 9 13 28 14 12 8 4 24 2 8 6 3 2 25 1220
8 Australia Todd Hazelwood 35 11 9 15 11 5 5 8 13 Ret 10 5 20 4 1131
9 Australia Paul Morris 67 7 10 6 5 10 4 Ret 9 8 4 Ret 8 5 1080
10 New Zealand Ant Pedersen 38 22 4 12 9 8 9 9 7 7 5 18 10 Ret 1053
11 Australia Garry Jacobson 54 10 5 8 3 11 15 15 11 4 6 Ret 21 Ret 50 886
12 Australia Matt Hansen 50 19 19 21 18 14 14 11 15 16 22 14 14 13 798
13 Australia Jack Le Brocq 49
10
Ret Ret 19 15 6 16 22 8 6 7 10 750
14 Australia Geoff Emery 48 13 11 13 12 16 12 7 12 Ret 16 Ret 13 10 50 715
15 Australia 28 15 12 7 Ret 24 10 Ret 10 10 13 8 25 713
16 Australia 71 12 Ret 17 13 13 11 12 Ret 9 25 Ret 15 7 666
17 Australia 73 24 20 18 20 18 21 14 19 12 17 Ret 18 18 603
18 Australia 60 23 17 23 23 21 18 17 25 22 20 16 537
19 Australia 51 Ret 21 26 24 20 22 16 Ret 18 21 17 19 16 25 524
20 Australia 25 21 18 29 21 22 17 Ret 14 17 Ret 19 16 Ret 516
21 Australia Dean Fiore 27 3 3 6 6 462
22 Australia Macauley Jones 12 10 21 11 23 13 9 Ret 444
23 Australia Josh Kean 32
3
Ret Ret 16 Ret 17 20 20 Ret 13 Ret 12 Ret 15 25 440
24 Australia Taz Douglas 10 4 2 10 27 7 Ret 25 431
25 Australia Steve Owen 27
26
2 8 7 420
26 Australia 75 25 15 24 26 19 24 23 23 14 Ret Ret Ret 17 25 395
27 Sweden 44/98 14 Ret 27 16 15 13 13 16 Ret 393
28 Australia 44 Ret 18 11 Ret 14 258
29 Australia Steven Johnson 170 5 17 Ret 14 228
30 Australia Tim Macrow 24
77
Ret 22 Ret DNS 15 Ret 12 228
31 Australia 98 Ret Ret 25 19 24 22 20 24 Ret 228
32 Australia 46 16 16 22 17 207
33 Australia 62 18 Ret DSQ 23 19 20 180
34 Australia 158 9 168
35 Australia Shae Davies 60 11 9 156
36 Australia Tony D'Alberto 3 12 138
37 Australia Tim Blanchard 27 21 9 126
38 Australia 45 20 14 108
39 Australia 11 15 19 108
40 Australia 27 17 23 90
41 Australia Garth Walden 11 20 25 75
42 Australia Shane Price 45 14 Ret 63
43 Australia James Golding 13 17 Ret 54
44 Australia 11 Ret 18 DNS DNS 51
45 Australia Ben Porter 11 Ret 19 48
46 Australia Kurt Kostecki 28 Ret 19 48
47 Australia 11 Ret 24 33
Australia Kristian Lindbom 13 Ret DNS 0
Australia 24 DNS DNS 0
Australia 27 DNS 0
Pos. Driver No. ADE
South Australia
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
BAR
Western Australia
TOW
Queensland
QLD
Queensland
BAT
New South Wales
SYD
New South Wales
Pen. Pts.
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)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

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