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    The 2011 Coates Hire Ipswich 300 was a motor race for the Australian sedan-based V8 Supercars racing cars. It was the eighth event of the 2011 International V8 Supercars Championship. It was held on the weekend of August 19 to 21 at Queensland Raceway, near Ipswich, Queensland.[1] It was the ninth running of the Queensland 300 and the 15th V8 Supercar event held at Queensland Raceway.

    The event hosted races 16, 17 and 18 of the 2011 season in a unique three-race format. Two 22 lap, 70-kilometre races were run on Saturday split by a fifteen-minute 'service window', while Sunday saw a single 65-lap, 200-kilometre race.[2] The pointscore was adjusted for the event, with 75 points going to the winner of each Saturday race before the normal pointscore was used on Sunday. The qualifying format for Races 16 and 18 remained the same as other events while the grid for Race 17 was based on the finishing results of Race 16.

    Triple Eight Race Engineering driver Craig Lowndes dominated the event, taking both pole positions and winning all three races.[3] Tim Slade had an impressive weekend for James Rosenberg Racing, finishing in the top three in each race and keeping pace with Lowndes and Lowndes' team mate Jamie Whincup. After finishing both Saturday races on the podium, Whincup's weekend took a turn for the worse when an engine trumpet cover was accidentally left on his car at the beginning of Race 18. Whincup was forced to vacate his front row grid spot and enter the pits to fix the issue. His race was made worse when he received a black flag for speeding in pitlane. Whincup fought back through the field to finish in 10th, setting a new lap record along the way.[3]

    Lowndes, Slade and Whincup were the standout performers of the weekend, with most others having mediocre results. The Holden Racing Team's Garth Tander experienced a flat tyre at the end of Race 16 after contact with Paul Dumbrell which dropped him to last place and meant he would start Race 17 from 28th position.[4] Tander fought his way through the field only to be turned around by Jason Bargwanna, who was given a 25-point penalty for causing the incident. Ford Performance Racing had a very disappointing weekend, struggling to find pace on the soft tyres. Shane van Gisbergen took the final podium place on Sunday, albeit some thirty seconds off the lead. James Moffat scored his career best result, finishing fourth on Sunday, and David Reynolds scored his second top five finish of the season in the same race.[3]

    Lowndes scored the maximum of 300 points for the weekend while Slade scored 272 with his three podium finishes. Despite his Sunday problems, Whincup still managed to score the third highest points total for the weekend with 212. The weekend saw Whincup's championship lead over Lowndes decrease from 186 to 98.[5]

    Results

    Results as follows:[1]

    Qualifying Race 16

    Qualifying timesheet:[6]

    Pos No Name Car Team Time
    1 888 Craig Lowndes Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:09.8034
    2 47 Tim Slade Ford FG Falcon James Rosenberg Racing 1:09.8287
    3 15 Rick Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:10.0666
    4 88 Jamie Whincup Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:10.1144
    5 21 Karl Reindler Holden VE Commodore Britek Motorsport 1:10.1268
    6 33 Lee Holdsworth Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:10.1489
    7 8 Jason Bright Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:10.1559
    8 49 Steve Owen Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:10.1610
    9 55 Paul Dumbrell Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 1:10.1611
    10 16 David Reynolds Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:10.1749
    11 19 Jonathon Webb Ford FG Falcon Tekno Autosports 1:10.2623
    12 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:10.2660
    13 17 Steven Johnson Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:10.2696
    14 6 Will Davison Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:10.2767
    15 39 Russell Ingall Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:10.2817
    16 9 Shane van Gisbergen Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:10.2856
    17 11 Greg Murphy Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:10.2999
    18 4 Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:10.3092
    19 34 Michael Caruso Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:10.4007
    20 2 Garth Tander Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:10.4082
    21 1 James Courtney Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:10.4263
    22 18 James Moffat Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:10.4534
    23 61 Fabian Coulthard Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:10.4672
    24 7 Todd Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:10.5207
    25 12 Dean Fiore Ford FG Falcon Triple F Racing 1:10.6151
    26 14 Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE Brad Jones Racing 1:10.7114
    27 3 Tony D'Alberto Ford FG Falcon Tony D'Alberto Racing 1:10.7840
    28 30 Warren Luff Holden VE Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:11.0052

    Race 16

    Race timesheets:[7]

    Pos No Name Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
    1 888 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 22 26:21.5763 1 75
    2 47 Tim Slade James Rosenberg Racing 22 +1.0s 2 69
    3 88 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 22 +6.8s 4 65
    4 15 Rick Kelly Kelly Racing 22 +17.3s 3 60
    5 49 Steve Owen Paul Morris Motorsport 22 +21.9s 8 56
    6 11 Greg Murphy Kelly Racing 22 +24.2s 17 51
    7 33 Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Motorsport 22 +26.4s 6 48
    8 17 Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing 22 +26.4s 13 45
    9 21 Karl Reindler Britek Motorsport 22 +27.8s 5 42
    10 18 James Moffat Dick Johnson Racing 22 +28.7s 22 39
    11 9 Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 22 +30.4s 16 36
    12 4 Alex Davison Stone Brothers Racing 22 +31.1s 18 35
    13 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 22 +31.9s 12 33
    14 55 Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash Racing 22 +31.9s 9 32
    15 6 Will Davison Ford Performance Racing 22 +33.0s 14 30
    16 39 Russell Ingall Paul Morris Motorsport 22 +33.5s 15 29
    17 7 Todd Kelly Kelly Racing 22 +34.3s 24 27
    18 16 David Reynolds Kelly Racing 22 +35.2s 10 26
    19 34 Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Motorsport 22 +36.9s 19 24
    20 1 James Courtney Holden Racing Team 22 +38.1s 21 23
    21 8 Jason Bright Brad Jones Racing 22 +38.3s 7 21
    22 14 Jason Bargwanna Brad Jones Racing 22 +38.5s 26 20
    23 12 Dean Fiore Triple F Racing 22 +38.9s 25 18
    24 61 Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Racing 22 +40.1s 23 17
    25 3 Tony D'Alberto Tony D'Alberto Racing 22 +42.8s 27 15
    26 19 Jonathon Webb Tekno Autosports 22 +49.3s 11 14
    27 30 Warren Luff Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 22 +58.7s 28 12
    28 2 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 22 +1m 23.5s 20 11

    Race 17

    Race timesheets:[8]

    Pos No Name Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
    1 888 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 22 28:44.5740 1 75
    2 88 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 22 +1.4s 3 69
    3 47 Tim Slade James Rosenberg Racing 22 +2.6s 2 65
    4 15 Rick Kelly Kelly Racing 22 +9.8s 4 60
    5 49 Steve Owen Paul Morris Motorsport 22 +14.2s 5 56
    6 17 Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing 22 +15.2s 8 51
    7 11 Greg Murphy Kelly Racing 22 +16.2s 6 48
    8 9 Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 22 +18.9s 11 45
    9 18 James Moffat Dick Johnson Racing 22 +19.4s 10 42
    10 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 22 +23.3s 13 39
    11 33 Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Motorsport 22 +23.5s 7 36
    12 39 Russell Ingall Paul Morris Motorsport 22 +23.8s 6 35
    13 14 Jason Bargwanna Brad Jones Racing 22 +25.6s 22 33
    14 8 Jason Bright Brad Jones Racing 22 +25.7s 21 32
    15 6 Will Davison Ford Performance Racing 22 +26.4s 15 30
    16 21 Karl Reindler Britek Motorsport 22 +28.3s 9 29
    17 3 Tony D'Alberto Tony D'Alberto Racing 22 +29.9s 25 27
    18 61 Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Racing 22 +30.2s 24 26
    19 34 Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Motorsport 22 +32.0s 19 24
    20 19 Jonathon Webb Tekno Autosports 22 +35.0s 26 23
    21 12 Dean Fiore Triple F Racing 22 +35.2s 23 21
    22 4 Alex Davison Stone Brothers Racing 22 +41.2s 12 20
    23 2 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 22 +41.8s 28 18
    24 30 Warren Luff Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 22 +46.1s 27 17
    25 55 Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash Racing 21 + 1 lap 14 15
    26 16 David Reynolds Kelly Racing 18 + 4 laps 18 14
    Ret 7 Todd Kelly Kelly Racing 1 Accident 17
    Ret 1 James Courtney Holden Racing Team 1 Accident 20

    Qualifying Race 18

    Qualifying timesheet:[9]

    Pos No Name Car Team Time
    1 888 Craig Lowndes Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:09.5725
    2 88 Jamie Whincup Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:09.7248
    3 47 Tim Slade Ford FG Falcon James Rosenberg Racing 1:09.7612
    4 8 Jason Bright Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:09.8593
    5 9 Shane van Gisbergen Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:09.8689
    6 16 David Reynolds Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:09.9302
    7 17 Steven Johnson Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:09.9486
    8 61 Fabian Coulthard Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:10.0030
    9 39 Russell Ingall Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:10.0108
    10 6 Will Davison Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:10.0328
    11 18 James Moffat Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:10.0732
    12 15 Rick Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:10.1047
    13 19 Jonathon Webb Ford FG Falcon Tekno Autosports 1:10.1287
    14 49 Steve Owen Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:10.1638
    15 34 Michael Caruso Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:10.1831
    16 4 Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:10.1894
    17 14 Jason Bargwanna Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:10.2325
    18 12 Dean Fiore Ford FG Falcon Triple F Racing 1:10.2648
    19 2 Garth Tander Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:10.2726
    20 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:10.2986
    21 11 Greg Murphy Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:10.3013
    22 1 James Courtney Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:10.3481
    23 3 Tony D'Alberto Ford FG Falcon Tony D'Alberto Racing 1:10.3520
    24 33 Lee Holdsworth Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:10.3552
    25 55 Paul Dumbrell Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:10.4006
    26 21 Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE Britek Motorsport 1:10.4099
    27 7 Todd Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:10.4197
    28 30 Warren Luff Holden VE Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:10.4985

    Race 18

    Race timesheets:[10]

    Pos No Name Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
    1 888 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 65 1:19:06.1660 1 150
    2 47 Tim Slade James Rosenberg Racing 65 +1.0s 3 138
    3 9 Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 65 +33.9s 5 129
    4 18 James Moffat Dick Johnson Racing 65 +35.4s 11 120
    5 16 David Reynolds Kelly Racing 65 +42.7s 6 111
    6 2 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 65 +46.4s 19 102
    7 61 Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Racing 65 +46.9s 8 96
    8 4 Alex Davison Stone Brothers Racing 65 +48.0s 16 90
    9 17 Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing 65 +51.4s 7 84
    10 88 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 65 +56.6s 2 78
    11 39 Russell Ingall Paul Morris Motorsport 65 +57.5s 9 72
    12 1 James Courtney Holden Racing Team 65 +57.6s 22 69
    13 11 Greg Murphy Kelly Racing 65 +59.7s 21 66
    14 34 Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Motorsport 65 +59.8s 15 63
    15 7 Todd Kelly Kelly Racing 65 +1m 0.0s 27 60
    16 21 Karl Reindler Britek Motorsport 65 +1m 3.8s 26 57
    17 15 Rick Kelly Kelly Racing 65 +1m 7.3s 12 54
    18 33 Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Motorsport 65 +1m 8.6s 24 51
    19 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 65 +1m 12.1s 20 48
    20 3 Tony D'Alberto Tony D'Alberto Racing 65 +1m 12.8s 23 45
    21 6 Will Davison Ford Performance Racing 64 + 1 lap 10 42
    22 19 Jonathon Webb Tekno Autosports 64 + 1 lap 13 39
    23 30 Warren Luff Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 64 + 1 lap 28 36
    24 55 Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash Racing 64 + 1 lap 25 33
    25 12 Dean Fiore Triple F Racing 64 + 1 lap 18 30
    26 14 Jason Bargwanna Brad Jones Racing 64 + 1 lap 17 27
    27 49 Steve Owen Paul Morris Motorsport 63 + 2 laps 14 24
    28 8 Jason Bright Brad Jones Racing 53 + 12 laps 4 21

    Standings

    • After 18 of 28 races.
    Pos No Name Team Points
    1 88 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 1895
    2 888 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 1797
    3 9 Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 1502
    4 15 Rick Kelly Kelly Racing 1418
    5 17 Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing 1345

    References

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    3. ^ a b c "Lowndes completes dominant weekend with win". SpeedCafe. 2011-08-21. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
    4. ^ "Lowndes scores first race win of 2011". SpeedCafe. 2011-08-20. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
    5. ^ "Coates Hire Ipswich 300 - V8 Supercar Series Races 16,17&18 - Queensland Raceway Ipswich - V8 Supercars - Race 18 - Series Points Report". National Software. 2011-08-21. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
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