Todd Kelly (born 9 October 1979) is a retired Australian professional racing driver who competed in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. He is the older brother of fellow Supercars driver and former Bathurst 1000 winner, Rick Kelly. He drove for the Holden Racing Team from 2003 until 2007, and Perkins Engineering in 2008.[1] Since 2009, he has been with his family team Kelly Racing (now known as Kelly Grove Racing).[2] He is the youngest driver to have reached 100 starts in the series.

Supercars Championship

Season 2001 was Kelly's first full-time season in V8 Supercars (although he had previously raced in the category in 99' and 00'), he drove for the K-Mart Racing Team alongside Greg Murphy. He and Greg finished 3rd at Bathurst. He finished his first full season in 6th[3] and broke through for his first-round victory in the last round of the season at Sandown Raceway. Season 2002 saw him take four second places, and fifth[4] in the championship.

After two successful years with K-Mart Racing Team, the departure of Jason Bright left a vacancy at the Holden Racing Team in 2003. Kelly and new team-mate Mark Skaife won the Sandown 500 in very wet conditions and in controversial circumstances with a late race tussle with the Team Dynamik Commodore of Jason Richards and Simon Wills. Kelly finished ninth[5] in the championship, behind his brother Rick in eighth. Kelly was part of the two-car Holden Monaro assault by Garry Rogers Motorsport on the 2003 Bathurst 24 Hour race. With co-drivers Jason Bright, Greg Murphy and Peter Brock, Kelly won the race with Murphy crossing the line only 0.3505 seconds ahead of the teams lead car (and the 2002 race winner) driven by Garth Tander and co-driven by Steven Richards, Cameron McConville and Nathan Pretty.

Season 2004 saw him finish behind his brother in the Championship, but this time two places up in seventh.[6] Season 2005 was Kelly's most successful year in V8 Supercars, claiming five podiums. Three of them were wins, including the Bathurst 1000 with Mark Skaife which was Todd's 26th birthday and also the V8 Supercars China Round, the series' only ever event to be held in China. He finished 4th[7] in the standings, ahead of teammate Skaife in fifth.

Kelly's 2006 season was fairly average throughout the first six rounds, albeit largely through mechanical failures, however after strong driving performances at the next three rounds including second in both the Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 when he paired up with younger brother Rick Kelly. Kelly's seat was taken by HSV Dealer Team driver Garth Tander. He was just starting to show some of the form that had him finish fourth in the championship in 2005. He finished the year off strongly, with a second and first place in the last two rounds which left him in sixth place[8] at the end of the year.

Todd Kelly (left) and Garth Tander at a press conference in 2007

Season 2007 was another average year for Kelly, he won the Clipsal 500 but was not able to continue that edge. He came second at Phillip Island and at the Grand Finale, finishing seventh[9] in the championship. In doing so, helped secure Garth Tander the driver's championship. At the conclusion of the season, Kelly announced he would drive for Jack Daniel's Racing from 2008 onwards after a five-year association with HRT.[10] This move is believed to have also been supported by 2007 champion Garth Tander confirming he will be moving from HSVDT to HRT.

Kelly's 2008 proved to be inconsistent. After starting the year well at Clipsal, where he finished fifth for the round, the middle part of the season saw a lack of the results expected from Kelly. After a major suspension geometry issue was resolved during the course of the Bathurst weekend, the car showed a sudden turn of speed. He finished 4th at Surfers Paradise, then scored a stunning race win in the wet at Symmons Plains,[11] the first victory of any kind (race or round) for a Perkins Engineering entry since 2006. Kelly finished the season in 12th position.[12]

Career results

The Holden Commodore (VE) in which Kelly placed 6th in the 2007 V8 Supercar Championship Series. The car is pictured in 2018.
Kelly at his final Supercars event, the 2017 Coates Hire Newcastle 500
Season Series Position Car Team
1996 Australian Formula Ford Championship 12th Van Diemen RF93 Ford Todd Kelly
1997 Australian Formula Ford Championship 3rd Van Diemen RF95 Ford Todd Kelly
1998 Australian Drivers' Championship 3rd Reynard 92D Holden Todd Kelly
1999 Shell Championship Series 36th Holden Commodore (VS)
Holden Commodore (VT)
Holden Young Lions
Australian Drivers' Championship 8th Reynard 92D Holden Greg Murphy Racing
2000 Shell Championship Series 17th Holden Commodore (VT) Holden Racing Team
2001 Shell Championship Series 6th Holden Commodore (VX) K-mart Racing
2002 V8 Supercar Championship Series 5th Holden Commodore (VX) K-mart Racing
2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series 9th Holden Commodore (VY) Holden Racing Team
2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series 7th Holden Commodore (VY) Holden Racing Team
2005 V8 Supercar Championship Series 4th Holden Commodore (VZ) Holden Racing Team
2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series 6th Holden Commodore (VZ) Holden Racing Team
HSV Dealer Team
2007 V8 Supercar Championship Series 6th[13] Holden Commodore (VE) Holden Racing Team
2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series 12th Holden Commodore (VE) Jack Daniel's Racing
2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series 18th Holden Commodore (VE) Kelly Racing
2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series 18th Holden Commodore (VE) Kelly Racing
2011 International V8 Supercars Championship 18th Holden Commodore (VE) Kelly Racing
2012 International V8 Supercars Championship 22nd Holden Commodore (VE) Kelly Racing
2013 International V8 Supercars Championship 25th Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport
2014 International V8 Supercars Championship 22nd Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport
2015 International V8 Supercars Championship 17th Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport
2016 International V8 Supercars Championship 14th Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport
2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 18th Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport

Supercars Championship results

(Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Supercars results
Year Team Car 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 Position Points
1999 Holden Young Lions Holden VT Commodore EAS
R1

Ret
EAS
R2

DNS
EAS
R3

DNS
ADE
R4
BAR
R5
BAR
R6
BAR
R7
PHI
R8
PHI
R9
PHI
R10
HDV
R11
HDV
R12
HDV
R13
SAN
R14

23
SAN
R15

24
SAN
R16

22
QLD
R17

14
QLD
R18

15
QLD
R19

14
CAL
R20
CAL
R21
CAL
R22
SYM
R23
SYM
R24
SYM
R25
WIN
R26
WIN
R27
WIN
R28
ORA
R29
ORA
R30
ORA
R31
QLD
R32

Ret
BAT
R33

6
36th 304
2000 PHI
R1

15
PHI
R2

9
BAR
R3

BAR
R4

BAR
R5

ADE
R6

11
ADE
R7

Ret
EAS
R8

22
EAS
R9

18
EAS
R10

16
HDV
R11

HDV
R12

HDV
R13

CAN
R14

19
CAN
R15

1
CAN
R16

4
QLD
R17

QLD
R18

QLD
R19

WIN
R20

10
WIN
R21

8
WIN
R22

Ret
ORA
R23

8
ORA
R24

13
ORA
R25

13
CAL
R26

29
CAL
R27

18
CAL
R28

13
QLD
R29

Ret
SAN
R30

SAN
R31

SAN
R32

BAT
R33

5
17th 575
2001 K-Mart Racing Team Holden VX Commodore PHI
R1

8
PHI
R2

7
ADE
R3

15
ADE
R4

5
EAS
R5

16
EAS
R6

8
HDV
R7

18
HDV
R8

8
HDV
R9

20
CAN
R10

Ret
CAN
R11

18
CAN
R12

16
BAR
R13

7
BAR
R14

7
BAR
R15

6
CAL
R16

29
CAL
R17

Ret
CAL
R18

21
ORA
R19

4
ORA
R20

8
QLD
R21

3
WIN
R22

11
WIN
R23

25
BAT
R24

3
PUK
R25

8
PUK
R26

18
PUK
R27

5
SAN
R28

3
SAN
R29

1
SAN
R30

3
6th 2479
2002 ADE
R1

9
ADE
R2

12
PHI
R3

3
PHI
R4

2
EAS
R5

11
EAS
R6

5
EAS
R7

6
HDV
R8

5
HDV
R9

3
HDV
R10

6
CAN
R11

3
CAN
R12

10
CAN
R13

2
BAR
R14

4
BAR
R15

Ret
BAR
R16

5
ORA
R17

Ret
ORA
R18

Ret
WIN
R19

3
WIN
R20

2
QLD
R21

10
BAT
R22

13
SUR
R23

7
SUR
R24

3
PUK
R25

5
PUK
R26

4
PUK
R27

1
SAN
R28

4
SAN
R29

Ret
5th 1345
2003 Holden Racing Team Holden VY Commodore ADE
R1

5
ADE
R1

5
PHI
R3

5
EAS
R4

Ret
WIN
R5

DSQ
BAR
R6

7
BAR
R7

7
BAR
R8

2
HDV
R9

7
HDV
R10

24
HDV
R11

Ret
QLD
R12

3
ORA
R13

6
SAN
R14

1
BAT
R15

8
SUR
R16

10
SUR
R17

Ret
PUK
R18

2
PUK
R19

4
PUK
R20

4
EAS
R21

3
EAS
R22

Ret
9th 1628
2004 ADE
R1

Ret
ADE
R2

10
EAS
R3

19
PUK
R4

17
PUK
R5

10
PUK
R6

14
HDV
R7

2
HDV
R8

2
HDV
R9

1
BAR
R10

11
BAR
R11

8
BAR
R12

10
QLD
R13

9
WIN
R14

7
ORA
R15

5
ORA
R16

7
SAN
R17

23
BAT
R18

14
SUR
R19

3
SUR
R20

DSQ
SYM
R21

3
SYM
R22

3
SYM
R23

Ret
EAS
R24

27
EAS
R25

12
EAS
R26

5
7th 1623
2005 Holden VZ Commodore ADE
R1

ADE
R2

PUK
R3
PUK
R4
PUK
R5
BAR
R6

BAR
R7

BAR
R8

EAS
R9

EAS
R10

SHA
R11
SHA
R12
SHA
R13

HDV
R14

HDV
R15

HDV
R16

QLD
R17

ORA
R18

ORA
R19

SAN
R20

BAT
R21

SUR
R22

SUR
R23

SUR
R24

SYM
R25

SYM
R26

SYM
R27

PHI
R28

PHI
R29

PHI
R30

4th 1760
2006 ADE
R1

ADE
R2

PUK
R3

PUK
R4

PUK
R5

BAR
R6

BAR
R7

BAR
R8

WIN
R9

WIN
R10

WIN
R11

HDV
R12

HDV
R13

HDV
R14

QLD
R15

QLD
R16

QLD
R17

ORA
R18

ORA
R19

ORA
R20

SAN
R21

BAT
R22

SUR
R23

SUR
R24

SUR
R25

SYM
R26

SYM
R27

SYM
R28

BHR
R29

BHR
R30

BHR
R31

PHI
R32

PHI
R33

PHI
R34

6th 2815
2007 Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1

ADE
R2

BAR
R3

BAR
R4

BAR
R5

PUK
R6

PUK
R7

PUK
R8

WIN
R9

WIN
R10

WIN
R11

EAS
R12

EAS
R13

EAS
R14

HDV
R15

HDV
R16

HDV
R17

QLD
R18

QLD
R19

QLD
R20

ORA
R21

ORA
R22

ORA
R23

SAN
R24

BAT
R25

SUR
R26

SUR
R27

SUR
R28

BHR
R29

BHR
R30

BHR
R31

SYM
R32

SYM
R33

SYM
R34

PHI
R35

PHI
R36

PHI
R37

6th 381
2008 Perkins Engineering ADE
R1

ADE
R2

EAS
R3

EAS
R4

EAS
R5

HAM
R6

HAM
R7

HAM
R8

BAR
R9

BAR
R10

BAR
R11

SAN
R12

SAN
R13

SAN
R14

HDV
R15

HDV
R16

HDV
R17

QLD
R18

QLD
R19

QLD
R20

WIN
R21

WIN
R22

WIN
R23

PHI
Q

PHI
R24

BAT
R25

SUR
R26

SUR
R27

SUR
R28

BHR
R29

BHR
R30

BHR
R31

SYM
R32

SYM
R33

SYM
R34

ORA
R35

ORA
R36

ORA
R37

12th 2053
2009 Kelly Racing ADE
R1

7
ADE
R2

Ret
HAM
R3

8
HAM
R4

24
WIN
R5

Ret
WIN
R6

24
SYM
R7

5
SYM
R8

Ret
HDV
R9

5
HDV
R10

28
TOW
R11

10
TOW
R12

Ret
SAN
R13

4
SAN
R14

18
QLD
R15

6
QLD
R16

18
PHI
R17

5
BAT
R18

8
SUR
R19

19
SUR
R20

23
SUR
R21

18
SUR
R22

15
PHI
R23

29
PHI
R24

21
BAR
R25

2
BAR
R26

Ret
SYD
R27

14
SYD
R28

Ret
18th 1624
2010 YMC
R1

25
YMC
R2

26
BHR
R3

20
BHR
R4

Ret
ADE
R5

13
ADE
R6

12
HAM
R7

20
HAM
R8

8
QLD
R9

29
QLD
R10

14
WIN
R11

6
WIN
R12

22
HDV
R13

9
HDV
R14

8
TOW
R15

17
TOW
R16

19
PHI
R17

18
BAT
R18

20
SUR
R19

20
SUR
R20

Ret
SYM
R21

15
SYM
R22

7
SAN
R23

11
SAN
R24

19
SYD
R25

Ret
SYD
R26

21
18th 1435
2011 YMC
R1

10
YMC
R2

Ret
ADE
R3

7
ADE
R4

Ret
HAM
R5

3
HAM
R6

15
BAR
R7

27
BAR
R8

22
BAR
R9

16
WIN
R10

21
WIN
R11

Ret
HID
R12

16
HID
R13

Ret
TOW
R14

14
TOW
R15

17
QLD
R16

17
QLD
R17

Ret
QLD
R18

15
PHI
R19

14
BAT
R20

24
SUR
R21

13
SUR
R22

9
SYM
R23

11
SYM
R24

8
SAN
R25

3
SAN
R26

20
SYD
R27

9
SYD
R28

16
18th 1550
2012 ADE
R1

8
ADE
R2

23
SYM
R3

10
SYM
R4

10
HAM
R5

14
HAM
R6

9
BAR
R7

21
BAR
R8

22
BAR
R9

23
PHI
R10

12
PHI
R11

11
HID
R12

11
HID
R13

14
TOW
R14

15
TOW
R15

21
QLD
R16

13
QLD
R17

16
SMP
R18

14
SMP
R19

23
SAN
QR

17
SAN
R20

18
BAT
R21

18
SUR
R22

SUR
R23

YMC
R24

YMC
R25

YMC
R26

WIN
R27

WIN
R28

SYD
R29

SYD
R30

22nd 1263
2013 Nissan Altima L33 ADE
R1

Ret
ADE
R2

Ret
SYM
R3

Ret
SYM
R4

16
SYM
R5

Ret
PUK
R6

17
PUK
R7

18
PUK
R8

15
PUK
R9

14
BAR
R10

20
BAR
R11

17
BAR
R12

21
COA
R13

25
COA
R14

16
COA
R15

14
COA
R16

19
HID
R17

17
HID
R18

12
HID
R19

20
TOW
R20

16
TOW
R21

15
QLD
R22

15
QLD
R23

22
QLD
R24

10
WIN
R25

24
WIN
R26

14
WIN
R27

Ret
SAN
R28

11
BAT
R29

Ret
SUR
R30

17
SUR
R31

Ret
PHI
R32

16
PHI
R33

16
PHI
R34

13
SYD
R35

10
SYD
R36

17
25th 1139
2014 ADE
R1

16
ADE
R2

9
ADE
R3

Ret
SYM
R4

Ret
SYM
R5

13
SYM
R6

21
WIN
R7

17
WIN
R8

23
WIN
R9

13
PUK
R10

16
PUK
R11

13
PUK
R12

19
PUK
R13

24
BAR
R14

8
BAR
R15

16
BAR
R16

16
HID
R17

20
HID
R18

23
HID
R19

Ret
TOW
R20

18
TOW
R21

20
TOW
R22

19
QLD
R23

24
QLD
R24

16
QLD
R25

21
SMP
R26

Ret
SMP
R27

17
SMP
R28

15
SAN
QR

11
SAN
R29

20
BAT
R30

7
SUR
R31

Ret
SUR
R32

19
PHI
R33

8
PHI
R34

5
PHI
R35

14
SYD
R36

Ret
SYD
R37

23
SYD
R38

14
22nd 1323
2015 ADE
R1

14
ADE
R2

12
ADE
R3

10
SYM
R4

23
SYM
R5

13
SYM
R6

13
BAR
R7

12
BAR
R8

12
BAR
R9

13
WIN
R10

5
WIN
R11

13
WIN
R12

12
HID
R13

10
HID
R14

12
HID
R15

17
TOW
R16

17
TOW
R17

10
QLD
R18

19
QLD
R19

6
QLD
R20

Ret
SMP
R21

17
SMP
R22

25
SMP
R23

24
SAN
QR

22
SAN
R24

24
BAT
R25

20
SUR
R26

13
SUR
R27

17
PUK
R28

12
PUK
R29

17
PUK
R30

13
PHI
R31

11
PHI
R32

19
PHI
R33

5
SYD
R34

11
SYD
R35

16
SYD
R36

13
17th 1664
2016 ADE
R1

6
ADE
R2

16
ADE
R3

6
SYM
R4

19
SYM
R5

12
PHI
R6

11
PHI
R7

12
BAR
R8

7
BAR
R9

23
WIN
R10

13
WIN
R11

13
HID
R12

7
HID
R13

13
TOW
R14

10
TOW
R15

23
QLD
R16

12
QLD
R17

9
SMP
R18

24
SMP
R19

9
SAN
QR

18
SAN
R20

7
BAT
R21

Ret
SUR
R22

8
SUR
R23

21
PUK
R24

19
PUK
R25

16
PUK
R26

15
PUK
R27

11
SYD
R28

12
SYD
R29

19
14th 1808
2017 ADE
R1

22
ADE
R2

9
SYM
R3

9
SYM
R4

18
PHI
R5

6
PHI
R6

11
BAR
R7

11
BAR
R8

18
WIN
R9

12
WIN
R10

17
HID
R11

18
HID
R12

20
TOW
R13

Ret
TOW
R14

17
QLD
R15

18
QLD
R16

12
SMP
R17

25
SMP
R18

10
SAN
R19

16
BAT
R20

7
SUR
R21

Ret
SUR
R22

12
PUK
R23

15
PUK
R24

18
NEW
R25

15
NEW
R26

10
18th 1536

Bathurst 1000 results

Year Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
1998 John Faulkner Racing Holden Commodore (VS) New Zealand John Faulkner DNF 136
1999 Holden Young Lions Holden Commodore (VT) Australia Mark Noske 6th 161
2000 Holden Young Lions Holden Commodore VT Australia Nathan Pretty 5th 161
2001 Kmart Racing Holden Commodore (VX) New Zealand Greg Murphy 3rd 161
2002 Kmart Racing Holden Commodore VX New Zealand Greg Murphy 13th 159
2003 Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore (VY) Australia Mark Skaife 8th 161
2004 Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore VY Australia Mark Skaife 14th 159
2005 Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore (VZ) Australia Mark Skaife 1st 161
2006 HSV Dealer Team Holden Commodore VZ Australia Rick Kelly 2nd 161
2007 Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore (VE) Australia Mark Skaife DNF 149
2008 Perkins Engineering Holden Commodore VE Australia Shane Price 17th 157
2009 Kelly Racing Holden Commodore VE Australia Rick Kelly 8th 161
2010 Kelly Racing Holden Commodore VE Australia Dale Wood 20th 161
2011 Kelly Racing Holden Commodore VE Australia David Russell 24th 154
2012 Kelly Racing Holden Commodore VE Australia Tim Blanchard 18th 154
2013 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 Australia David Russell DNF 20
2014 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 United Kingdom Alex Buncombe 7th 161
2015 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 United Kingdom Alex Buncombe 20th 156
2016 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 Australia Matthew Campbell DNF 157
2017 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 Australia Jack Le Brocq 7th 161

Bathurst 24 Hour results

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Overall
position
Class
position
2003 Australia Garry Rogers Motorsport Australia Peter Brock
New Zealand Greg Murphy
Australia Jason Bright
Holden Monaro 427C A 527 1st 1st

References

  1. ^ "Todd Kelly Confirmed at JDR". 5 December 2007. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Jack Daniel's teams up with Kelly Racing". Holden Motorsport. 2 March 2009. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
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Sporting positions
Preceded by Winner of the Bathurst 1000
2005
(with Mark Skaife)
Succeeded by