Paul Weel (born 21 July 1979) is an Australian racing driver with experience in the V8 Supercars and Boost Mobile Super Trucks.

As a V8 Supercars driver, he raced 12 seasons in the series with a best finish of third at the 2003 Clipsal 500; he initially finished fourth, but a penalty for Russell Ingall promoted Weel onto the podium.[1] His best enduro finish was a 5th at the 2002 Queensland 500 and best Bathurst 1000 finish was 8th in 1999.

From 2006, he decided to retire from full-time driving to devote more time to his PWR Performance Products business.[2][3] On 10 October 2008, Weel was involved in a massive crash during a practice session at Bathurst;[4] his stopped car was hit by Chris Pither in the Reid Park sector, leading to back fractures, a split spleen, and punctured lung. In 2009, he participated in the Sepang 12 Hours and finished fifth overall.[5]

In 2020, Weel returned to driving when he joined the Boost Mobile Super Trucks.[5] He continued to race in the series in 2021. At Hidden Valley Raceway in June, his truck flipped multiple times after making contact with on a ramp.[6] The following month at Reid Park Street Circuit saw him win the final two races for his first career overall weekend victory.[7]

He lives on the Gold Coast.

Career results

Season Series Position Car Team
1997 AMSCAR Series 10th Ford Falcon (EL) Paul Weel Racing
1998 Australian Touring Car Championship 31st Ford Falcon (EL) Paul Weel Racing
1999 Shell Championship Series 24th Ford Falcon (AU) Paul Weel Racing
2000 Shell Championship Series 22nd Ford Falcon (AU) Paul Weel Racing
2001 Shell Championship Series 20th Ford Falcon (AU) Paul Weel Racing
2002 V8 Supercar Championship Series 22nd Ford Falcon (AU) Paul Weel Racing
Stone Brothers Racing
2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series 13th Holden Commodore (VX) Team Brock
2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series 17th Holden Commodore (VY) Paul Weel Racing
2005 V8 Supercar Championship Series 22nd Holden Commodore (VZ) Supercheap Auto Racing
2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series 40th Holden Commodore (VZ) Supercheap Auto Racing
2007 V8 Supercar Championship Series 29th Holden Commodore (VE) Supercheap Auto Racing
2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series 59th Holden Commodore (VE) Paul Weel Racing
2020 Boost Mobile Super Trucks N/A Stadium Super Truck Paul Weel Racing

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

Year Class Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
1998 OC Paul Weel Racing Ford Falcon (EL) Australia Neal Bates 9th 155
1999 Paul Weel Racing Ford Falcon (AU) Australia Greg Crick 8th 160
2000 Paul Weel Racing Ford AU Falcon Australia Greg Crick 14th 157
2001 Paul Weel Racing Ford AU Falcon Australia Tim Leahey DNF 127
2002 Stone Brothers Racing Ford AU Falcon Australia Marcos Ambrose 21st 154
2003 Paul Weel Racing Holden Commodore (VX) Australia Jason Bright DNF 44
2004 Paul Weel Racing Holden Commodore (VY) Australia Jason Bright 12th 159
2005 Paul Weel Racing Holden Commodore (VZ) New Zealand Greg Murphy DNF 144
2006 Paul Weel Racing Holden VZ Commodore Australia Nathan Pretty 8th 160
2007 Paul Weel Racing Holden Commodore (VE) Australia Paul Dumbrell 12th 159
2008 Paul Weel Racing Holden VE Commodore Australia Andrew Thompson DNS

Boost Mobile Super Trucks

(key) (Bold – Pole position. Italics – Fastest qualifier. * – Most laps led.)

Boost Mobile Super Trucks results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 BMSTC Pts Ref
2020 ADE
5
ADE
4
ADE
7
N/A1 [8]
2021 SYM
3
SYM
3
SYM
4
HID
9
HID
5
HID
3
TOW
5
TOW
1
TOW
1
SMP SMP SMP -* -* [9]

* Season in progress.
1 Standings were not recorded by the series for the 2020 season.

References

  1. ^ "Skaife takes out V8 opening round". ABC News. 23 March 2003. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  2. ^ *"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 29 January 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Noonan, Aaron (14 April 2018). "Saturday Sleuthing: Paul Weel". Supercars Championship. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  4. ^ http://www.v8supercars.com.au/content/latest_news/32684907-Paul-Weel-heads-home-/[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b Murray, Brett (6 February 2020). "Paul Weel set to make full-time comeback in SST in Adelaide". Speedcafe. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  6. ^ van Leeuwen, Andrew (18 June 2021). "Wild Stadium Super Truck rollover in Darwin". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  7. ^ Nguyen, Justin (11 July 2021). "Paul Weel steals SST Townsville Race 3 victory in final turn". The Checkered Flag. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  8. ^ "2020 Adelaide Results". Stadium Super Trucks. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  9. ^ "2021 Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint – Symmons Plains International Raceway | 2021 Australian Stadium Super Trucks Series - Race 3 | Meeting Points Report". Natsoft Race Results. Retrieved 18 April 2021.

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