2021 Boost Mobile Super Trucks season
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Paul Morris, the current points leader

The 2021 Boost Mobile Super Trucks Series is the second for the Boost Mobile Super Trucks, an Australian off-road racing series that serves as a counterpart to the Stadium Super Trucks in the United States. Held over five race weekends, the season began at Symmons Plains Raceway on 17–18 April.

Drivers

No. Driver Races
11 Australia 4–9
12 Australia 1–9
39 Australia Russell Ingall 4–6
50 Australia Paul Weel 1–9
66 Australia 7–9
67 Australia Paul Morris 1–9
70 Australia 4–9
87 Australia Toby Price 7–9
88 Australia Shae Davies 1–9
94 Australia Nash Morris 1, 4–6
Australia Russell Ingall 2–3
121 Australia 1–9
410 Australia 4–6
Sources:[a][b]

Schedule

Much of the 2020 season's schedule was lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to only the season-opening Adelaide 500 being run.[6]

The first confirmed race of 2021 was the Darwin Triple Crown, which was announced in November 2020, in the trucks' first race there since 2017.[7][6] In March 2021, Speedcafe spoke with series manager Nathan Cayzer, who confirmed a seven-round schedule supporting the Supercars Championship.[8] A Boost Mobile Super Trucks weekend consists of three races, with the first on one day while the other two take place the following day.[9]

Restrictions in response to the pandemic resulted in the Perth SuperNight (originally scheduled for 11–12 September), Auckland SuperSprint (6–7 November), and Gold Coast 500 (4–5 December) being cancelled.[10][11] The Sydney SuperNight was initially postponed from 21–22 August to 19–21 November before being changed to a four-weekend stretch for the Supercars.[10][12] The trucks were not included in the bill for the first Sydney weekend, though Supercars CEO Sean Seamer has indicated his hope for them to support a round there.[13][14]

Round Track Location Date Supporting
1 Symmons Plains Raceway Tasmania Launceston, Tasmania 17–18 April Tasmania SuperSprint
2 Hidden Valley Raceway Northern Territory Darwin, Northern Territory 19–20 June Darwin Triple Crown
3 Reid Park Street Circuit Queensland Townsville, Queensland 10–11 July Townsville 500
4 Sydney Motorsport Park New South Wales Eastern Creek, New South Wales 03-04 December Sydney SuperNight

Races cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Track Location Supporting
Wanneroo Raceway Western Australia Neerabup, Western Australia Perth SuperNight
Pukekohe Park Raceway New Zealand Pukekohe, Auckland Region Auckland SuperSprint
Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Queensland Surfers Paradise, Queensland Gold Coast 500

Season summary

The season-opening weekend at Symmons Plains Raceway supported the Tasmania SuperSprint; the weekend was initially planned for 10–11 April before being postponed by a week due to COVID-related travel restrictions.[15] The six drivers for the weekend included two newcomers in Nash Morris, the son of Paul Morris, and , who tested a truck in 2020;[1][16] however, the younger Morris missed the first race due to back pain and was relieved by Russell Ingall for the rest of the weekend.[4] Paul Morris won two of the first three races while Shae Davies won the third.[17]

The second weekend at the Darwin Triple Crown saw the returns of (raced in 2020), (last raced in 2018), and (last start in 2016).[2] Paul Weel flipped in the first race after contact with Casey resulted in a poor ramp entry, leading to a one-lap run to the finish as Paul Morris passed Gartner for the win; Morris also won the second race.[18] A healthy Nash Morris, making his debut in a truck originally arranged for ,[5] dominated the third before Davies overtook him in the final chicane as the two approached the finish.[19]

Toby Price began the Reid Park Street Circuit weekend by winning his first career race in his season debut.[20][21] Weel won the rest of the weekend's races for his maiden victories.[22]

Results and standings

Race results

Round Race Event Fastest qualifier Pole position Winning driver Ref
1 1 Tasmania Australia Paul Weel Australia Paul Morris Australia Paul Morris [23]
2 Australia Shae Davies Australia Paul Morris [24]
3 Australia Australia Shae Davies [25]
2 4 Darwin Australia Shae Davies Australia Australia Paul Morris [26]
5 Australia Russell Ingall Australia Paul Morris [27]
6 Australia Australia Shae Davies [28]
3 7 Townsville Australia Shae Davies Australia Shae Davies Australia Toby Price [29]
8 Australia Australia Paul Weel [30]
9 Australia Australia Paul Weel [31]
4 10 Sydney
11
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Drivers' championship

Rank Driver Tasmania
SYM
Northern Territory
HID
Queensland
TOW
Points
1 Australia Paul Morris 1 1 2 1 1 6 4 6 2 93
2 Australia Shae Davies 5 2 1 3 2 1 2 7 3 93
3 Australia Paul Weel 3 3 4 9 5 3 5 1 1 84
4 Australia 2 4 3 7 3 8 6 31 6 75
5 Australia 4 6 5 8 10 10 8 5 7 54
6 Australia 4 6 4 3 41 5 53
7 Australia Nash Morris DNS Rpl Rpl 5 8 2 39
8 Australia 6 7 9 7 9 4 36
9 Australia Toby Price 1 2 9 27
10 Australia 2 4 7 26
11 Australia Russell Ingall 5 6 10 9 5 15
12 Australia 9 8 8 14
Rank Driver Tasmania
SYM
Northern Territory
HID
Queensland
TOW
Points
Sources:[32][33][34]
1 Milburn finished third in Townsville Race 3, but was penalised a spot for losing his hood and Richardson was promoted to the position from fourth.
Legend
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place (Top 5)
Light Blue 6th–10th place (Top 10)
Dark Blue Finished (Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish (DNF)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Brown Withdrew (Wth)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Driver replacement (Rpl)
Race not held (NH)
Not competing
In-Line Notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
miscellaneous notation
Position
Points 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Bonuses
Fastest qualifier 1

Driver replacements

Key No. Original driver Replacement driver Race Ref
94 Nash Morris Russell Ingall Tasmania [4]
All points scored by the replacement went to the original driver.

Notes

  1. ^ Entry lists:
    • Tasmania (Races 1–3)[1]
    • Darwin (Races 4–6)[2]
    • Townsville (Races 7–9)[3]
  2. ^ Changes from the entry lists:
    • Tasmania: Russell Ingall replaced Nash Morris in the No. 94 for Races 2 and 3[4]
    • Darwin: Nash Morris and the No. 94 replaced and the No. 45[5]

References

  1. ^ a b O'Brien, Connor (14 April 2021). "SST set for Morris father-son battle". Speedcafe. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Boost Mobile Super Trucks | 18 - 20 June" (PDF). Supercars Championship. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  3. ^ "NTI Townsville 500 Results | Friday: Super Trucks – Practice 1". Supercars Championship. Archived from the original on 13 July 2021. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  4. ^ a b c Perrins, Slade (17 April 2021). "Ingall answers SOS to make SST cameo". Speedcafe. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  5. ^ a b O'Brien, Connor (19 June 2021). "Morris' contrasting double duties in Darwin". Speedcafe. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  6. ^ a b Nguyen, Justin (25 November 2020). "SST confirmed for 2021 Darwin Triple Crown". The Checkered Flag. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  7. ^ Fyles, Natasha (24 November 2020). "Full Speed Ahead for 2021 Darwin Supercars" (Press release). Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
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  9. ^ "Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint Schedule and Results". Supercars Championship. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  10. ^ a b Pavey, James (30 July 2021). "Supercars unveils revised 2021 calendar". Supercars Championship. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
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  28. ^ "Merlin Darwin Triple Crown Results | Sunday: Super Trucks – Race 3". Supercars Championship. Archived from the original on 13 July 2021. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  29. ^ "NTI Townsville 500 Results | Saturday: Super Trucks – Race 1". Supercars Championship. Archived from the original on 13 July 2021. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  30. ^ "NTI Townsville 500 Results | Saturday: Super Trucks – Race 2". Supercars Championship. Archived from the original on 13 July 2021. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
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