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    Stone Brothers Racing (SBR) was an Australian motor racing team that competed in the International V8 Supercars Championship between 1998 and 2012. The team was formed in 1998 when Ross and Jim Stone bought Alan Jones's shares in Alan Jones Racing and renamed it Stone Brothers Racing.

    The team won the Bathurst 1000 in its debut year with Jason Bright and Steven Richards. It won the 2003 and 2004 championships with Marcos Ambrose and the 2005 championship with Russell Ingall. SBR won the Teams Championship (combined points of both cars) in 2003, 2004 and 2005, the 2004 V8 Supercars Series being a 1–2 finish.

    The team was based in Yatala on the Gold Coast.[1] Their nominated test track was initially Lakeside Raceway and later Queensland Raceway.

    At the end of 2012, the team was sold to Erebus Motorsport.[2][3]

    History

    The team was originally formed as Alan Jones Racing in 1996, with Ross and Jim each holding a one-third ownership stake along with the team's lead driver, 1980 Formula One World Champion, Alan Jones. Racing initially under the Pack Leader Racing identity with Paul Romano as No. 2 driver, the team had several title sponsors in 1997 before the Stone brothers bought out Jones' stake at the end of the year.[4][5]

    Now a single car team under the name Stone Brothers Racing, the team signed 1997 Bathurst 1000 co-driver Jason Bright to drive a Pirtek sponsored Ford EL Falcon for the 1998 season. The team also ran a customer car for Larkham Motor Sport with Mark Larkham, essentially a full team-mate to Bright. Bright and Larkham had a mixed year, with the highlight being a win in the Bathurst 1000 with co-driver Steven Richards, which was almost a team 1–2 result as the team displayed excellent strategy and teamwork during the day, only a battery problem slowing the car of Larkham and Brad Jones who still managed to finish fourth.[6] The team continued to show promise in 1999, with Bright scoring three poles, and three podiums including a win at the Hidden Valley Raceway round.[7]

    Bright left the team to pursue opportunities in the United States and Larkham Motor Sport went out on its own. The team expanded to a two-car operation for 2000, with Craig Baird taking over the Pirtek car, and Tony Longhurst the new Caltex sponsored entry. In a lean year, the team's best finish was a third for Baird at the opening Phillip Island round, although Longhurst and co-driver David Besnard lead the Queensland 500 for a period and late in the Bathurst 1000 until tangling with another car.[8]

    SBR then opted for some young talent for 2001, with Marcos Ambrose and David Besnard taking over the driving duties in the Pirtek and Caltex Falcons respectively. Ambrose won a round, took two podiums, and impressed with his qualifying speed. Besnard had a mixed year, taking one podium. Both drivers remained with the team for the 2002 season, and took two round wins between them; a Queensland 500 victory for Besnard and Simon Wills, and a dominant win at the final round at Sandown for Ambrose.

    In 2003, Ambrose continued to drive the Pirtek sponsored Falcon, with Russell Ingall recruited to drive the Caltex car. SBR was the dominant force, with Ambrose winning the championship and Ingall finishing seventh. Between them they won eight of thirteen rounds (6 to Ambrose, 2 for Ingall). Ambrose took 5 pole positions. Meanwhile, Mark Winterbottom won the Development Series in a SBR Ford AU Falcon.

    This dominance continued in 2004, with Ambrose winning a second championship and Ingall finishing 2nd overall. The team recorded 6 round wins – 5 to Ambrose and 1 to Ingall. Among these round victories was a Sandown 500 victory for Ambrose and Greg Ritter, with Ingall and Cameron McLean finishing second.

    In 2005, Ingall won the championship through consistency and strategy, rather than outright speed and wins were crucial with Ingall only recording one round win. Ambrose had led the championship until he was involved in an incident in the Bathurst 1000 with Greg Murphy. He went on to finish third behind Ingall and Craig Lowndes. Ambrose took victories in the first and last rounds of the year.

    In 2006, Ambrose left V8 Supercars to pursue a career in NASCAR, and Pirtek withdrew its sponsorship. Former F1 Test Driver James Courtney was signed to drive the No. 4 car, now sponsored by Jeld-Wen. Ingall continued in the Caltex entry, but couldn't defend his title – eventually finishing a disappointing eighth. Courtney improved throughout the season to finish 11th, and won Rookie of the Year. The highlight of the year was the team's performance at the Bathurst 1000, with Courtney and Glenn Seton third, and Ingall and Luke Youlden coming in fourth.

    Ingall and Courtney continued driving for SBR in 2007, which proved to be an inconsistent season. Courtney scored round podiums in Adelaide, Bathurst and Bahrain, and a pole position in Adelaide; while Ingall managed a podium on the Gold Coast. From the Oran Park round, SBR also entered a customer car for Team Kiwi Racing with Shane van Gisbergen driving.

    In 2008, Russell Ingall and Caltex both left the team, being replaced by Shane van Gisbergen and SP Tools. Courtney broke through for his first race win in the series at the team's test track, Queensland Raceway and with David Besnard finished third at the Bathurst 1000.

    In 2009, Courtney and Jeld-Wen were replaced by Alex Davison and Irwin Tools. The team also ran a customer car for Britek Motorsport with Jason Bright driving. In 2010, James Rosenberg Racing replaced Britek Motorsport with Tim Slade driving.[9][10] In 2011, the driver line-up remained. In 2012, Lee Holdsworth replaced Alex Davison.[11]

    Supercars results

    Car No. 4 results

    Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Position Pts
    2001 Marcos Ambrose 4 Ford PHI
    R1

    4
    PHI
    R2

    6
    ADE
    R3

    Ret
    ADE
    R4

    6
    EAS
    R5

    13
    EAS
    R6

    6
    HDV
    R7

    2
    HDV
    R8

    4
    HDV
    R9

    3
    CAN
    R10

    Ret
    CAN
    R11

    2
    CAN
    R12

    Ret
    BAR
    R13

    18
    BAR
    R14

    16
    BAR
    R15

    24
    CAL
    R16

    3
    CAL
    R17

    5
    CAL
    R18

    9
    ORA
    R19

    16
    ORA
    R20

    Ret
    QLD
    R21

    Ret
    WIN
    R22

    5
    WIN
    R23

    3
    BAT
    R24

    Ret
    PUK
    R25

    2
    PUK
    R26

    3
    PUK
    R27

    4
    SAN
    R28

    6
    SAN
    R29

    5
    SAN
    R30

    2
    8th 2086
    2002 ADE
    R1

    3
    ADE
    R2

    Ret
    PHI
    R3

    1
    PHI
    R4

    Ret
    EAS
    R5

    2
    EAS
    R6

    2
    EAS
    R7

    4
    HDV
    R8

    3
    HDV
    R9

    9
    HDV
    R10

    5
    CAN
    R11

    4
    CAN
    R12

    6
    CAN
    R13

    20
    BAR
    R14

    6
    BAR
    R15

    24
    BAR
    R16

    10
    ORA
    R17

    4
    ORA
    R18

    2
    WIN
    R19

    2
    WIN
    R20

    4
    QLD
    R21

    5
    BAT
    R22

    21
    SUR
    R23

    2
    SUR
    R24

    Ret
    PUK
    R25

    3
    PUK
    R26

    3
    PUK
    R27

    10
    SAN
    R28

    1
    SAN
    R29

    1
    3rd 1498
    2003 ADE
    R1

    1
    ADE
    R1

    Ret
    PHI
    R3

    17
    EAS
    R4

    1
    WIN
    R5

    1
    BAR
    R6

    3
    BAR
    R7

    2
    BAR
    R8

    1
    HDV
    R9

    2
    HDV
    R10

    1
    HDV
    R11

    1
    QLD
    R12

    2
    ORA
    R13

    1
    SAN
    R14

    5
    BAT
    R15

    6
    SUR
    R16

    6
    SUR
    R17

    4
    PUK
    R18

    6
    PUK
    R19

    23
    PUK
    R20

    9
    EAS
    R21

    1
    EAS
    R22

    1
    1st 2085
    2004 1 ADE
    R1

    1
    ADE
    R2

    1
    EAS
    R3

    7
    PUK
    R4

    1
    PUK
    R5

    3
    PUK
    R6

    3
    HDV
    R7

    3
    HDV
    R8

    13
    HDV
    R9

    2
    BAR
    R10

    3
    BAR
    R11

    4
    BAR
    R12

    3
    QLD
    R13

    1
    WIN
    R14

    26
    ORA
    R15

    2
    ORA
    R16

    1
    SAN
    R17

    1
    BAT
    R18

    4
    SUR
    R19

    1
    SUR
    R20

    2
    SYM
    R21

    2
    SYM
    R22

    1
    SYM
    R23

    Ret
    EAS
    R24

    1
    EAS
    R25

    1
    EAS
    R26

    1
    1st 2174
    2005 ADE
    R1

    1
    ADE
    R2

    1
    PUK
    R3

    5
    PUK
    R4

    3
    PUK
    R5

    4
    BAR
    R6

    2
    BAR
    R7

    5
    BAR
    R8

    3
    EAS
    R9

    1
    EAS
    R10

    2
    SHA
    R11

    5
    SHA
    R12

    4
    SHA
    R13

    12
    HDV
    R14

    4
    HDV
    R15

    28
    HDV
    R16

    9
    QLD
    R17

    2
    ORA
    R18

    4
    ORA
    R19

    2
    SAN
    R20

    14
    BAT
    R21

    Ret
    SUR
    R22

    Ret
    SUR
    R23

    26
    SUR
    R24

    11
    SYM
    R25

    4
    SYM
    R26

    27
    SYM
    R27

    6
    PHI
    R28

    3
    PHI
    R29

    1
    PHI
    R30

    1
    3rd 1856
    2006 James Courtney 4 ADE
    R1

    Ret
    ADE
    R2

    Ret
    PUK
    R3

    8
    PUK
    R4

    18
    PUK
    R5

    8
    BAR
    R6

    12
    BAR
    R7

    5
    BAR
    R8

    Ret
    WIN
    R9

    15
    WIN
    R10

    Ret
    WIN
    R11

    27
    HDV
    R12

    16
    HDV
    R13

    6
    HDV
    R14

    23
    QLD
    R15

    3
    QLD
    R16

    3
    QLD
    R17

    Ret
    ORA
    R18

    9
    ORA
    R19

    8
    ORA
    R20

    3
    SAN
    R21

    9
    BAT
    R22

    3
    SUR
    R23

    17
    SUR
    R24

    12
    SUR
    R25

    6
    SYM
    R26

    5
    SYM
    R27

    13
    SYM
    R28

    Ret
    BHR
    R29

    5
    BHR
    R30

    24
    BHR
    R31

    7
    PHI
    R32

    9
    PHI
    R33

    Ret
    PHI
    R34

    12
    11th 2347
    2007 ADE
    R1

    2
    ADE
    R2

    3
    BAR
    R3

    11
    BAR
    R4

    Ret
    BAR
    R5

    Ret
    PUK
    R6

    9
    PUK
    R7

    5
    PUK
    R8

    3
    WIN
    R9

    17
    WIN
    R10

    15
    WIN
    R11

    8
    EAS
    R12

    Ret
    EAS
    R13

    14
    EAS
    R14

    8
    HDV
    R15

    16
    HDV
    R16

    Ret
    HDV
    R17

    DNS
    QLD
    R18

    3
    QLD
    R19

    4
    QLD
    R20

    18
    ORA
    R21

    19
    ORA
    R22

    7
    ORA
    R23

    Ret
    SAN
    R24

    16
    BAT
    R25

    2
    SUR
    R26

    6
    SUR
    R27

    15
    SUR
    R28

    4
    BHR
    R29

    6
    BHR
    R30

    2
    BHR
    R31

    2
    SYM
    R32

    28
    SYM
    R33

    8
    SYM
    R34

    6
    PHI
    R35

    12
    PHI
    R36

    7
    PHI
    R37

    6
    9th 359
    2008 ADE
    R1

    16
    ADE
    R2

    Ret
    EAS
    R3

    5
    EAS
    R4

    15
    EAS
    R5

    Ret
    HAM
    R6

    4
    HAM
    R7

    3
    HAM
    R8

    3
    BAR
    R9

    20
    BAR
    R10

    7
    BAR
    R11

    8
    SAN
    R12

    6
    SAN
    R13

    4
    SAN
    R14

    3
    HDV
    R15

    10
    HDV
    R16

    23
    HDV
    R17

    7
    QLD
    R18

    1
    QLD
    R19

    6
    QLD
    R20

    2
    WIN
    R21

    9
    WIN
    R22

    9
    WIN
    R23

    25
    PHI
    Q

    3
    PHI
    R24

    6
    BAT
    R25

    3
    SUR
    R26

    9
    SUR
    R27

    11
    SUR
    R28

    Ret
    BHR
    R29

    5
    BHR
    R30

    7
    BHR
    R31

    2
    SYM
    R32

    Ret
    SYM
    R33

    17
    SYM
    R34

    10
    ORA
    R35

    5
    ORA
    R36

    6
    ORA
    R37

    4
    6th 2446
    2012 Lee Holdsworth ADE
    R1

    5
    ADE
    R2

    8
    SYM
    R3

    9
    SYM
    R4

    6
    HAM
    R5

    13
    HAM
    R6

    6
    BAR
    R7

    4
    BAR
    R8

    5
    BAR
    R9

    21
    PHI
    R10

    5
    PHI
    R11

    9
    HID
    R12

    10
    HID
    R13

    12
    TOW
    R14

    9
    TOW
    R15

    26
    QLD
    R16

    26
    QLD
    R17

    Ret
    SMP
    R18

    26
    SMP
    R19

    21
    SAN
    Q

    13
    SAN
    R20

    8
    BAT
    R21

    8
    SUR
    R22

    Ret
    SUR
    R23

    8
    YMC
    R24

    5
    YMC
    R25

    8
    YMC
    R26

    8
    WIN
    R27

    3
    WIN
    R28

    10
    SYD
    R29

    DNS
    SYD
    R30

    12
    8th 2189

    Car No. 9 results

    Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Position Pts
    2001 David Besnard 9 Ford PHI
    R1
    PHI
    R2
    ADE
    R3
    ADE
    R4
    EAS
    R5
    EAS
    R6
    HDV
    R7
    HDV
    R8
    HDV
    R9
    CAN
    R10
    CAN
    R11
    CAN
    R12
    BAR
    R13
    BAR
    R14
    BAR
    R15
    CAL
    R16
    CAL
    R17
    CAL
    R18
    ORA
    R19
    ORA
    R20
    QLD
    R21

    WIN
    R22
    WIN
    R23
    BAT
    R24

    PUK
    R25
    PUK
    R26
    PUK
    R27
    SAN
    R28
    SAN
    R29
    SAN
    R30
    23rd 1153
    2002 PHI
    R3
    PHI
    R4
    EAS
    R5

    EAS
    R6

    EAS
    R7

    HDV
    R8

    HDV
    R9

    HDV
    R10

    CAN
    R11

    CAN
    R12

    CAN
    R13

    BAR
    R14

    BAR
    R15

    BAR
    R16

    ORA
    R17

    ORA
    R18

    WIN
    R19

    WIN
    R20

    QLD
    R21

    BAT
    R22

    SUR
    R23

    SUR
    R24

    PUK
    R25

    PUK
    R26

    PUK
    R27

    SAN
    R28

    SAN
    R29

    8th 988
    2003 Russell Ingall ADE
    R1

    7
    ADE
    R1

    12
    PHI
    R3

    10
    EAS
    R4

    3
    WIN
    R5

    4
    BAR
    R6

    5
    BAR
    R7

    27
    BAR
    R8

    14
    HDV
    R9

    Ret
    HDV
    R10

    17
    HDV
    R11

    8
    QLD
    R12

    1
    ORA
    R13

    8
    SAN
    R14

    5
    BAT
    R15

    6
    SUR
    R16

    1
    SUR
    R17

    1
    PUK
    R18

    19
    PUK
    R19

    26
    PUK
    R20

    10
    EAS
    R21

    DSQ
    EAS
    R22

    DSQ
    7th 1701
    2004 ADE
    R1

    3
    ADE
    R2

    Ret
    EAS
    R3

    14
    PUK
    R4

    12
    PUK
    R5

    7
    PUK
    R6

    7
    HDV
    R7

    1
    HDV
    R8

    11
    HDV
    R9

    5
    BAR
    R10

    9
    BAR
    R11

    17
    BAR
    R12

    13
    QLD
    R13

    4
    WIN
    R14

    4
    ORA
    R15

    3
    ORA
    R16

    4
    SAN
    R17

    2
    BAT
    R18

    6
    SUR
    R19

    25
    SUR
    R20

    10
    SYM
    R21

    7
    SYM
    R22

    5
    SYM
    R23

    5
    EAS
    R24

    7
    EAS
    R25

    9
    EAS
    R26

    3
    2nd 1936
    2005 ADE
    R1

    2
    ADE
    R2

    18
    PUK
    R3

    2
    PUK
    R4

    2
    PUK
    R5

    2
    BAR
    R6

    4
    BAR
    R7

    2
    BAR
    R8

    1
    EAS
    R9

    5
    EAS
    R10

    6
    SHA
    R11

    13
    SHA
    R12

    6
    SHA
    R13

    26
    HDV
    R14

    14
    HDV
    R15

    4
    HDV
    R16

    Ret
    QLD
    R17

    4
    ORA
    R18

    2
    ORA
    R19

    1
    SAN
    R20

    7
    BAT
    R21

    5
    SUR
    R22

    4
    SUR
    R23

    10
    SUR
    R24

    24
    SYM
    R25

    8
    SYM
    R26

    9
    SYM
    R27

    10
    PHI
    R28

    5
    PHI
    R29

    5
    PHI
    R30

    5
    1st 1922
    2006 1 ADE
    R1

    9
    ADE
    R2

    7
    PUK
    R3

    2
    PUK
    R4

    6
    PUK
    R5

    5
    BAR
    R6

    10
    BAR
    R7

    8
    BAR
    R8

    6
    WIN
    R9

    12
    WIN
    R10

    5
    WIN
    R11

    25
    HDV
    R12

    10
    HDV
    R13

    7
    HDV
    R14

    9
    QLD
    R15

    5
    QLD
    R16

    9
    QLD
    R17

    5
    ORA
    R18

    12
    ORA
    R19

    5
    ORA
    R20

    21
    SAN
    R21

    27
    BAT
    R22

    4
    SUR
    R23

    8
    SUR
    R24

    8
    SUR
    R25

    5
    SYM
    R26

    14
    SYM
    R27

    10
    SYM
    R28

    10
    BHR
    R29

    13
    BHR
    R30

    21
    BHR
    R31

    10
    PHI
    R32

    14
    PHI
    R33

    26
    PHI
    R34

    30
    8th 2708
    2007 9 ADE
    R1

    8
    ADE
    R2

    4
    BAR
    R3

    24
    BAR
    R4

    14
    BAR
    R5

    10
    PUK
    R6

    8
    PUK
    R7

    9
    PUK
    R8

    10
    WIN
    R9

    Ret
    WIN
    R10

    8
    WIN
    R11

    6
    EAS
    R12

    7
    EAS
    R13

    11
    EAS
    R14

    12
    HDV
    R15

    Ret
    HDV
    R16

    Ret
    HDV
    R17

    11
    QLD
    R18

    9
    QLD
    R19

    6
    QLD
    R20

    9
    ORA
    R21

    Ret
    ORA
    R22

    9
    ORA
    R23

    3
    SAN
    R24

    7
    BAT
    R25

    Ret
    SUR
    R26

    4
    SUR
    R27

    3
    SUR
    R28

    3
    BHR
    R29

    5
    BHR
    R30

    8
    BHR
    R31

    7
    SYM
    R32

    16
    SYM
    R33

    30
    SYM
    R34

    13
    PHI
    R35

    8
    PHI
    R36

    19
    PHI
    R37

    26
    11th 311
    2008 Shane van Gisbergen ADE
    R1

    12
    ADE
    R2

    5
    EAS
    R3

    17
    EAS
    R4

    27
    EAS
    R5

    17
    HAM
    R6

    21
    HAM
    R7

    26
    HAM
    R8

    10
    BAR
    R9

    Ret
    BAR
    R10

    10
    BAR
    R11

    12
    SAN
    R12

    9
    SAN
    R13

    2
    SAN
    R14

    4
    HDV
    R15

    12
    HDV
    R16

    15
    HDV
    R17

    9
    QLD
    R18

    17
    QLD
    R19

    21
    QLD
    R20

    17
    WIN
    R21

    14
    WIN
    R22

    22
    WIN
    R23

    12
    PHI
    Q

    5
    PHI
    R24

    10
    BAT
    R25

    Ret
    SUR
    R26

    17
    SUR
    R27

    13
    SUR
    R28

    Ret
    BHR
    R29

    7
    BHR
    R30

    26
    BHR
    R31

    10
    SYM
    R32

    5
    SYM
    R33

    Ret
    SYM
    R34

    DSQ
    ORA
    R35

    Ret
    ORA
    R36

    13
    ORA
    R37

    5
    15th 1614
    2009 ADE
    R1

    6
    ADE
    R2

    13
    HAM
    R3

    17
    HAM
    R4

    15
    WIN
    R5

    6
    WIN
    R6

    12
    SYM
    R7

    6
    SYM
    R8

    20
    HDV
    R9

    20
    HDV
    R10

    9
    TOW
    R11

    12
    TOW
    R12

    Ret
    SAN
    R13

    15
    SAN
    R14

    Ret
    QLD
    R15

    9
    QLD
    R16

    12
    PHI
    Q

    4
    PHI
    R17

    10
    BAT
    R18

    13
    SUR
    R19

    5
    SUR
    R20

    7
    SUR
    R21

    19
    SUR
    R22

    11
    PHI
    R23

    5
    PHI
    R24

    6
    BAR
    R25

    15
    BAR
    R26

    13
    SYD
    R27

    10
    SYD
    R28

    6
    12th 1970
    2010 YMC
    R1

    6
    YMC
    R2

    3
    BHR
    R3

    5
    BHR
    R4

    3
    ADE
    R5

    22
    ADE
    R6

    4
    HAM
    R7

    Ret
    HAM
    R8

    7
    QLD
    R9

    3
    QLD
    R10

    3
    WIN
    R11

    5
    WIN
    R12

    12
    HDV
    R13

    3
    HDV
    R14

    3
    TOW
    R15

    8
    TOW
    R16

    7
    PHI
    Q

    3
    PHI
    R17

    27
    BAT
    R18

    9
    SUR
    R19

    3
    SUR
    R20

    2
    SYM
    R21

    13
    SYM
    R22

    11
    SAN
    R23

    9
    SAN
    R24

    Ret
    SYD
    R25

    Ret
    SYD
    R26

    3
    6th 2391
    2011 YMC
    R1

    4
    YMC
    R2

    8
    ADE
    R3

    13
    ADE
    R4

    18
    HAM
    R5

    16
    HAM
    R6

    1
    BAR
    R7

    4
    BAR
    R8

    10
    BAR
    R9

    7
    WIN
    R10

    14
    WIN
    R11

    4
    HID
    R12

    7
    HID
    R13

    1
    TOW
    R14

    11
    TOW
    R15

    5
    QLD
    R16

    11
    QLD
    R17

    8
    QLD
    R18

    3
    PHI
    Q

    1
    PHI
    R19

    5
    BAT
    R20

    6
    SUR
    R21

    16
    SUR
    R22

    16
    SYM
    R23

    7
    SYM
    R24

    7
    SAN
    R25

    5
    SAN
    R26

    6
    SYD
    R27

    3
    SYD
    R28

    3
    4th 2672
    2012 ADE
    R1

    11
    ADE
    R2

    6
    SYM
    R3

    4
    SYM
    R4

    2
    HAM
    R5

    22
    HAM
    R6

    10
    BAR
    R7

    7
    BAR
    R8

    11
    BAR
    R9

    18
    PHI
    R10

    2
    PHI
    R11

    4
    HID
    R12

    7
    HID
    R13

    7
    TOW
    R14

    22
    TOW
    R15

    7
    QLD
    R16

    7
    QLD
    R17

    7
    SMP
    R18

    7
    SMP
    R19

    13
    SAN
    Q

    1
    SAN
    R20

    5
    BAT
    R21

    12
    SUR
    R22

    10
    SUR
    R23

    9
    YMC
    R24

    3
    YMC
    R25

    3
    YMC
    R26

    4
    WIN
    R27

    Ret
    WIN
    R28

    4
    SYD
    R29

    Ret
    SYD
    R30

    Ret
    6th 2554

    Drivers

    Super2 drivers

    The Stone Brothers

    Ross and Jim Stone, two New Zealand-born brothers, were the team manager and chief engineer of SBR respectively. Ross won the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship twice in the 1970s. In 1986 the Stones engineered a Holden VK Commodore for Graeme Crosby[12] and in 1987 they engineered the Nissan Skyline DR30s of Team Nissan New Zealand for Kent Baigent and Graham Bowkett.[13]

    In 1988/89 Ross engineered Andrew Miedecke's Ford Sierra RS500,[14][15] and in 1990/91 a Sierra for Kevin Waldock's Playscape Racing.[16][17] During the same era, Jim worked for Tony Longhurst Racing.

    Both were reunited at Dick Johnson Racing in 1992 running Sierras and later Falcons overseeing victory in 1994 at the Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 endurance races. They also masterminded John Bowe's 1995 series and Sandown 500 wins.[18][19]

    In 1996 they formed Alan Jones Racing with former world champion, Alan Jones. The brothers bought out Jones' share in the team after two seasons and the team was renamed Stone Brothers Racing in 1998. After selling the team to Erebus Motorsport at the end of 2012, Ross stayed on as team manager until the end of 2014,[20] while Jim is running Matt Stone Racing in the Development Series with his son.[21] Ross has since begun his own team, Ross Stone Racing running an Aston Martin in GT racing for Andrew Miedecke.

    References

    1. ^ Stone Brothers Racing History Archived 4 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine Stone Brothers Racing
    2. ^ "Erebus Motorsport on the V8 Supercar Grid in 2013". v8supercars.com.au. Telstra BigPond. 19 September 2012. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
    3. ^ "Erebus Motorsport completes SBR take over" Speedcafe 8 January 2013
    4. ^ Normoyle, Steve (1996). The Great Race 16. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing. ISSN 1031-6124.
    5. ^ Normoyle, Steve (1997). V8 Bathurst 1. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing. ISSN 1329-3184.
    6. ^ Normoyle, Steve (1998). V8 Bathurst 2. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing. ISSN 1329-3184.
    7. ^ Normoyle, Steve (1999). The Great Race 19. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing. ISSN 1031-6124.
    8. ^ Normoyle, Steve (2000). The Great Race 20. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing. ISSN 1031-6124.
    9. ^ "Slade's V8 Supercar future confirmed". Speedcafe. 21 November 2009.
    10. ^ "Slade gets first SBR FG Falcon laps". Speedcafe. 19 December 2009.
    11. ^ "SBR confirms three-year Holdsworth deal". Speedcafe. 26 October 2011.
    12. ^ Normoyle, Steve (1987). The Great Race 6. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing. ISSN 1031-6124.
    13. ^ Normoyle, Steve (1988). The Great Race 7. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing. ISSN 1031-6124.
    14. ^ Normoyle, Steve (1989). The Great Race 8. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing. ISSN 1031-6124.
    15. ^ Normoyle, Steve (1990). The Great Race 9. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing. ISSN 1031-6124.
    16. ^ Normoyle, Steve (1991). The Great Race 10. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing. ISSN 1031-6124.
    17. ^ Normoyle, Steve (1992). The Great Race 11. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing. ISSN 1031-6124.
    18. ^ Normoyle, Steve (1994). The Great Race 14. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing. ISSN 1031-6124.
    19. ^ Normoyle, Steve (1995). The Great Race 15. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing. ISSN 1031-6124.
    20. ^ Ross Stone set for V8 Supercars sabbatical Speedcafe 18 November 2014
    21. ^ "Stones not ready to roll away from V8 Supercars racing". Speedcafe. 15 December 2012.