Dunlop V8 Supercar Series
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Dunlop V8 Supercar Series
Super2 Series
Dunlop Super2 Series Logo.svg
CategoryTouring car racing
CountryAustralia
Inaugural season2000
Drivers28
Teams12
Constructors3
Tyre suppliersDunlop
Drivers' championNew Zealand Chris Pither
Teams' championGarry Rogers Motorsport
Official websitewww.supercars.com
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The Dunlop Super2 Series (formerly known as Dunlop Series) is an Australian touring car racing competition, specifically the second tier series for Supercars competitors. Competing vehicles are older than those utilised in the Supercars Championship series and are usually run by smaller teams with lower budgets. Approximately half the teams are for 'gentleman racers', while some team owners will put a young emerging driver into the car and team they own. The series runs half the number of events that the Supercars Championship runs.

Events

The series was first held in 2000 as the 2000 Konica V8 Lites Series and this inaugural contest was won by Dean Canto. Towards the end of the season Stone Brothers Racing entered a car for David Besnard as preparation for the long distance races, in the main V8 Supercar series, the Queensland 500 and the Bathurst 1000, which unlike the other races require two drivers for each competing vehicle. Since then main series teams have used the series to help get their endurance co-drivers up-to-speed, or have employed drivers competing for other Fujitsu Series teams. While originally Fujitsu Series teams were allowed to enter main series events, this has since been discontinued as all main series events are limited to those teams carrying valid franchise slots for the main series, although in limited circumstances Fujitsu series teams have been able to lease entries from main series teams.

The 2007 champion, Tony D'Alberto, drove for the Tony D'Alberto Racing team, and like many of his predecessors, graduated to the V8 Supercar series in 2008, again with the family team.

From 2009 onward all Super2 Series have run on the Supercars calender.

This series carries the colloquial title of 'Development Series' which was the name given to the series by V8 Supercar Australia between the 2004 and 2005 seasons. The colloquial title is referred to in many conversations, even though there has never been a Development Series race because a naming rights sponsor was found before the start of the 2005 season.

Champions

The Holden VZ Commodore of Marcus Zukanovic at the Adelaide Parklands Circuit for the opening round of the 2010 Dunlop Super2 Series.
The Ford BF Falcon of John McIntyre at the Adelaide Parklands Circuit for the opening round of the 2010 Dunlop Super2 Series.
Season Series Name Series Winner Car Team
2000 Konica V8 Lites Series Australia Dean Canto Ford EL Falcon Dean Canto Racing
2001 Konica V8 Supercar Series New Zealand Simon Wills Holden VT Commodore Team Dynamik
2002 Konica V8 Supercar Series Australia Paul Dumbrell Holden VX Commodore Independent Race Cars Australia
2003 Konica V8 Supercar Series Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford AU Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
2004 Konica Minolta V8 Supercar Series Australia Andrew Jones Ford AU Falcon Brad Jones Racing
2005 HPDC V8 Supercar Series Australia Dean Canto Ford BA Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series Australia Adam Macrow Ford BA Falcon Howard Racing
2007 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series Australia Tony D'Alberto Holden VZ Commodore Tony D'Alberto Racing
2008 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series Australia Steve Owen Holden VZ Commodore Scott Loadsman Racing
2009 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series Australia Jonathon Webb Ford BF Falcon MW Motorsport
2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series Australia Steve Owen Holden VE Commodore Greg Murphy Racing
2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series Australia Andrew Thompson Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering
2012 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
Matt Stone Racing
2013 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series Australia Dale Wood Ford FG Falcon MW Motorsport
2014 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series Australia Paul Dumbrell Holden VE Commodore Eggleston Motorsport
2015 V8 Supercars Dunlop Series Australia Cameron Waters Ford FG Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia
2016 Supercars Dunlop Series Australia Garry Jacobson Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia
2017 Dunlop Super2 Series Australia Todd Hazelwood Holden VF Commodore Matt Stone Racing
2018 Dunlop Super2 Series New Zealand Chris Pither Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport

Records

Driver championships Driver starts Driver round wins Driver race wins Team round wins
Pos. Driver Titles Pos. Driver Starts Pos. Driver Wins Pos. Driver Wins Pos. Team Wins
1 Dean Canto 2 1 Aaron McGill 68 1 Steve Owen 10 1 Dean Canto 21 1 Tickford Racing 13
Steve Owen 2 2 Geoff Emery 55 2 Dean Canto 9 Paul Dumbrell 21 MW Motorsport 13
Paul Dumbrell 2 3 Marcus Zukanovic 53 3 Andrew Thompson 8 3 Steve Owen 20 Eggleston Motorsport 13
4 12 drivers with single championships 4 Mark Howard 39 Paul Dumbrell 8 4 Andrew Thompson 16 4 Howard Racing 11
Drew Russell 39 5 Adam Macrow 7 5 Owen Kelly 13 5 9
Note: bold text indicates active drivers and teams.

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