Mark Noske (born 25 July 1975) is a former Australian racing car driver. He has scored round wins in various Australian championships including the Australian Drivers' Championship, the Australian Formula Ford Championship and the Australian Nations Cup Championship.

Formula Racing

The son of former 1980's Sprintcar and Group A racer Tony Noske, Mark started in Formula Ford in Australia in 1992 after three seasons of Karting finishing fourth in 1994 and third in 1995[1] championships. In 1997 and 1998, he entered the Formula Holden class finishing sixth and third respectively. He made a brief return in 2002 for two races only. He competed in the US Formula Ford 2000 series.

Touring/GT Racing

Noske raced for Allan Moffat Racing at the 1995 Bathurst 1000, Gibson Motorsport at the 1996 Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 and the Holden Racing Team in 1997/98. His only full season was in 1999 driving for the Holden Young Lions program. He continued as a co-driver for endurance events and was drafted into the vacant Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport seat for the remainder of the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series.

He tried GT racing in the Australian Nations Cup finishing third in 2000 and seventh in 2001, both years driving a Ferrari 360 Challenge for Prancing Horse Racing. In 2011 he stood in for an ill Jason Richards as a guest driver at the Australian Carrera Cup Championship third round in Townsville.

He has also done selected Production Car Racing mainly in long-distance events. His best finish was in the 1995 Eastern Creek 12 Hour finishing third driving a Porsche 911 RSCS.

Results

Career results

Season Series Position Car Entrant
1992 Motorcraft Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series 16th Van Diemen RF91 Ford Mark Noske
1993 Australian Formula Ford Championship 11th Ford Mark Noske
1994 Australian Formula Ford Championship 4th Van Diemen RF94 Ford Valvoline Australia Pty Ltd
1995 Australian Formula Ford Championship 3rd Van Diemen RF95 Ford AMSA Team Agip
1997 Australian Drivers' Championship 6th Lola T93/50 Holden Mark Noske
1998 Australian Drivers' Championship 3rd Reynard 95D Holden Arthur Abrahams
1999 Shell Championship Series 19th Holden VS Commodore
Holden VT Commodore
Young Lions Racing
Holden Racing Team
2000 Australian Nations Cup Championship 3rd Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge Prancing Horse Racing
2001 Australian Nations Cup Championship 7th Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge Prancing Horse Racing
2002 Australian Drivers' Championship 13th Reynard 96D Holden John Herman
2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series 28th Ford AU Falcon
Ford BA Falcon
ICS Team Ford
Caltex Havoline Race Team
2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series 35th Ford BA Falcon WPS
2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series 52nd Holden VZ Commodore Tasman Motorsport
2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series 42nd Holden VE Commodore Sprint Gas Racing
2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series 37th Holden VE Commodore Sprint Gas Racing
2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series 52nd Holden VE Commodore Gulf Western Oil Racing

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

Year Car# Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
1995 9 Allan Moffat Racing Ford EB Falcon Australia Andrew Miedecke DNF 16
1996 6 Gibson Motorsport Holden VR Commodore Australia Garry Waldon 9th 158
1997 97 Holden Young Lions Holden VS Commodore Australia Jason Bargwanna DNS 0
1998 50 Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore New Zealand Greg Murphy DNF 86
1999 15 Holden Young Lions Holden VT Commodore Australia Todd Kelly 6th 161
2001 888 Prancing Horse Racing Ford AU Falcon New Zealand Craig Baird DNF 27
2002 35 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VX Commodore Australia Jamie Whincup DNF 72
2003 9 Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon Australia Mark Winterbottom DNF 102
2004 14 Robert Smith Racing Holden VY Commodore Australia Lee Holdsworth DNF 59
2005 15 HSV Dealer Team Holden VZ Commodore Australia Tim Leahey DNF 32
2006 23 Tasman Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore Australia Owen Kelly 15th 159
2007 3 Tasman Motorsport Holden VE Commodore Australia Jay Verdnik DNF 138
2008 51 Tasman Motorsport Holden VE Commodore Australia Dale Wood 13th 160
2009 3 Tasman Motorsport Holden VE Commodore Australia Jason Bargwanna 6th 161
2010 30 Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VE Commodore Australia Nathan Pretty 17th 161

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) 1995 Australian Formula Ford Pointscore

External links