2009 Falken Tasmania Challenge

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Tasmania 2009 Falken Tasmania Challenge
Event Information
Round 4 of 14 in the 2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series
Symmons Plains Raceway (Australia) track map.svg
Date 29–31 May 2009
Location Launceston, Tasmania
Venue Symmons Plains Raceway
Weather Fine
Results
Race 1
Distance 42 laps 100 km
Pole position Garth Tander
Holden Racing Team
51.7043
Winner Garth Tander
Holden Racing Team
37:13.9662
Race 2
Distance 84 laps 200 km
Pole position Jamie Whincup
Triple Eight Race Engineering
51.4898
Winner Jamie Whincup
Triple Eight Race Engineering
1:22:07.8219

The 2009 Falken Tasmania Challenge was the fourth race meeting of the 2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series. It contained Races 7 and 8 of the series and was held on the weekend of May 29–31 at Symmons Plains Raceway, near Launceston, in northern Tasmania.

Rule change

The new race formats for 2009 saw a 100 kilometre race held as Race 7 on Saturday, with a 200 kilometre race held on Sunday as Race 8.

Race 7

The first race was held on Saturday May 30. Garth Tander was able to break the year long stranglehold Team Vodafone has held on the 2009 series, taking a narrow victory over Russell Ingall after an innovative use of tyre tactics saw Ingall get much better tyre life out of his set of soft, sprint, tyres. Instead of changing tyres at his pitstop to a set of the harder, slow tyres, Ingall rotated his tyres, swapping the tyres diagonally front/rear and left/right, giving him the best grip of any of the front runners in the races late stages and it was only Tander's ability to put lapped traffic between himself and Ingall that gave the Holden Racing Team driver the race victory.

Steven Johnson continued his best ever V8 Supercar season with a third place, and best of the Ford drivers. It was Johnson's second podium result of the year after claiming third at Race 4 at the Hamilton 400. Will Davison backed up Tander's win in fourth place, making it the best day of the season for HRT ahead of Todd Kelly, his best result of the year to date, and Stone Brothers race Shane van Gisbergen. Team mates Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup followed with a much improved Greg Murphy ninth and a disappointing Lee Holdsworth scraping into the top ten.

James Courtney had a miserable day, involved in several on track skirmishes, including receiving a puncture and pitting on the very lap that his team mate Steven Johnson was already in the pits having his scheduled pitstop, forcing Courtney to lose yet more time waiting for his team to service Johnson's #17 Ford. He finished, but finished last on a day when all 30 cars saw the chequered flag. His championship hopes are effectively extinguished and his hopes for a good season will now hinge on his ability to win races.

Race 8

Race 8 was held on Sunday May 31.

Results

Qualifying Race 7

[1][2]

Pos No Name Car Team Top Ten Part 2 Part 1
1 2 Garth Tander Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 51.7043 51.6615
2 51 Greg Murphy Holden VE Commodore Sprint Gas Racing 51.7574 51.5554
3 17 Steven Johnson Ford FG Falcon Jim Beam Racing 51.8509 51.5289
4 39 Russell Ingall Holden VE Commodore Supercheap Auto Racing 51.8956 51.6319
5 18 James Courtney Ford FG Falcon Jim Beam Racing 51.9352 51.5702
6 15 Rick Kelly Holden VE Commodore Jack Daniel's Racing 52.0238 51.6595
7 9 Shane van Gisbergen Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 52.0414 51.5525
8 1 Jamie Whincup Ford FG Falcon Team Vodafone 52.0890 51.4661
9 6 Steven Richards Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 52.2080 51.5381
10 888 Craig Lowndes Ford FG Falcon Team Vodafone EXC 51.5795
11 7 Todd Kelly Holden VE Commodore Jack Daniel's Racing 51.6648
12 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 51.6909
13 33 Lee Holdsworth Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 51.6992
14 22 Will Davison Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 51.7076
15 111 Fabian Coulthard Ford FG Falcon Paul Cruickshank Racing 51.7363
16 34 Michael Caruso Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 51.7609
17 4 Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 51.8326
18 25 Jason Bright Ford BF Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 51.8722
19 77 Marcus Marshall Ford BF Falcon Team IntaRacing 51.9777
20 11 Jack Perkins Holden VE Commodore Dodo Racing Team 51.9952
21 67 Tim Slade Holden VE Commodore Supercheap Auto Racing 52.1462
22 8 Jason Richards Holden VE Commodore Team BOC 52.1608
23 3 Jason Bargwanna Holden VE Commodore Sprint Gas Racing 52.1620
24 10 Paul Dumbrell Holden VE Commodore Team Autobarn 52.2415
25 16 Dale Wood Holden VE Commodore Hi Tech Oils Racing 52.2837
26 24 David Reynolds Holden VE Commodore Bundaberg Red Racing 52.3269
27 55 Tony D'Alberto Holden VE Commodore Rod Nash Racing 52.3567
28 333 Michael Patrizi Ford BF Falcon Paul Cruickshank Racing 52.4432
29 12 Dean Fiore Holden VE Commodore Triple F Racing 52.4716
30 14 Cameron McConville Holden VE Commodore WOW Racing 52.5021

Race 7

[3]

Pos No Name Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 42 37:13.9662 10 150
2 39 Russell Ingall Paul Morris Motorsport 42 +0.1s 8 138
3 17 Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing 42 +8.7s 2 129
4 22 Will Davison Holden Racing Team 42 +10.6s 14 120
5 7 Todd Kelly Jack Daniels Racing 42 +11.2s 11 111
6 9 Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 42 +14.9s 4 102
7 888 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 42 +16.4s 7 96
8 1 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 42 +21.4s 1 90
9 51 Greg Murphy Tasman Motorsport 42 +22.2s 5 84
10 33 Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Motorsport 42 +22.5s 13 78
11 15 Rick Kelly Jack Daniels Racing 42 +22.9s 9 72
12 34 Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Motorsport 42 +33.6s 16 69
13 14 Cameron McConville Brad Jones Racing 42 +34.4s 30 66
14 111 Fabian Coulthard Paul Cruickshank Racing 42 +41.2s 15 63
15 6 Steven Richards Ford Performance Racing 42 +41.4s 3 60
16 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 42 +42.0s 12 57
17 4 Alex Davison Stone Brothers Racing 41 + 1 lap 17 54
18 8 Jason Richards Brad Jones Racing 41 + 1 lap 22 51
19 3 Jason Bargwanna Tasman Motorsport 41 + 1 lap 23 48
20 24 David Reynolds Walkinshaw Racing 41 + 1 lap 26 45
21 11 Jack Perkins Kelly Racing 41 + 1 lap 20 42
22 77 Marcus Marshall Team IntaRacing 41 + 1 lap 19 39
23 10 Paul Dumbrell Walkinshaw Racing 41 + 1 lap 24 36
24 67 Tim Slade Paul Morris Motorsport 41 + 1 lap 21 33
25 55 Tony D'Alberto Rod Nash Racing 41 + 1 lap 27 30
26 25 Jason Bright Stone Brothers Racing 41 + 1 lap 18 27
27 333 Michael Patrizi Paul Cruickshank Racing 40 + 2 laps 28 24
28 16 Dale Wood Kelly Racing 40 + 2 laps 25 21
29 12 Dean Fiore Triple F Racing 40 + 2 laps 29 18
30 18 James Courtney Dick Johnson Racing 40 + 2 laps 4 15

Qualifying Race 8

[4]

Pos No Name Car Team Time
1 1 Jamie Whincup Ford FG Falcon Triple Eight Race Engineering 51.4898
2 7 Todd Kelly Holden VE Commodore Jack Daniel's Racing 51.5662
3 51 Greg Murphy Holden VE Commodore Tasman Motorsport 51.5862
4 22 Will Davison Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 51.5895
5 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 51.6190
6 6 Steven Richards Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 51.6388
7 111 Fabian Coulthard Ford FG Falcon Paul Cruickshank Racing 51.6515
8 18 James Courtney Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 51.6597
9 17 Steven Johnson Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 51.6625
10 2 Garth Tander Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 51.7207
11 9 Shane van Gisbergen Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 51.7229
12 39 Russell Ingall Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 51.7271
13 33 Lee Holdsworth Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 51.7409
14 15 Rick Kelly Holden VE Commodore Jack Daniel's Racing 51.7573
15 3 Jason Bargwanna Holden VE Commodore Tasman Motorsport 51.8179
16 888 Craig Lowndes Ford FG Falcon Triple Eight Race Engineering 51.8907
17 16 Dale Wood Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 51.9163
18 25 Jason Bright Ford BF Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 51.9731
19 4 Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 51.9978
20 8 Jason Richards Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 52.0411
21 34 Michael Caruso Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 52.0981
22 11 Jack Perkins Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 52.1052
23 333 Michael Patrizi Ford BF Falcon Paul Cruickshank Racing 52.1309
24 24 David Reynolds Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 52.1570
25 10 Paul Dumbrell Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 52.1759
26 14 Cameron McConville Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 52.2187
27 55 Tony D'Alberto Holden VE Commodore Rod Nash Racing 52.2422
28 67 Tim Slade Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 52.2766
29 77 Marcus Marshall Ford BF Falcon Team IntaRacing 52.2767
30 12 Dean Fiore Holden VE Commodore Triple F Racing 52.6140

Race 8

[5]

Pos No Name Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 84 1:22:07.8219 1 150
2 22 Will Davison Holden Racing Team 84 +0.4s 4 138
3 111 Fabian Coulthard Paul Cruickshank Racing 84 +0.6s 7 129
4 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 84 +3.6s 5 120
5 33 Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Motorsport 84 +4.4s 13 111
6 39 Russell Ingall Paul Morris Motorsport 84 +7.8s 12 102
7 25 Jason Bright Stone Brothers Racing 84 +8.9s 18 96
8 3 Jason Bargwanna Tasman Motorsport 84 +9.5s 15 90
9 333 Michael Patrizi Paul Cruickshank Racing 84 +10.0s 23 84
10 888 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 84 +11.6s 16 78
11 4 Alex Davison Stone Brothers Racing 84 +12.0s 19 72
12 2 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 84 +12.2s 10 69
13 14 Cameron McConville Brad Jones Racing 84 +13.1s 26 66
14 67 Tim Slade Paul Morris Motorsport 84 +9.7s* 28 63
15 6 Steven Richards Ford Performance Racing 84 +13.4s 6 60
16 34 Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Motorsport 84 +51.0s 21 57
17 10 Paul Dumbrell Walkinshaw Racing 84 + 1 lap 25 54
18 17 Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing 83 + 1 lap 9 51
19 55 Tony D'Alberto Rod Nash Racing 83 + 1 lap 27 48
20 9 Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 83 + 1 lap 11 45
21 11 Jack Perkins Kelly Racing 83 + 1 lap 22 42
22 51 Greg Murphy Tasman Motorsport 82 + 2 laps 3 39
23 8 Jason Richards Brad Jones Racing 82 + 2 laps 20 36
24 77 Marcus Marshall Team IntaRacing 83 + 1 lap* 29 33
25 12 Dean Fiore Triple F Racing 81 + 3 laps 30 30
26 24 David Reynolds Walkinshaw Racing 81 + 3 laps 24 27
27 15 Rick Kelly Jack Daniels Racing 79 + 5 laps 14 24
DNF 18 James Courtney Dick Johnson Racing 59 8
DNF 16 Dale Wood Kelly Racing 58 17
DNF 7 Todd Kelly Jack Daniels Racing 43 2

* Penalties were applied to Tim Slade and Marcus Marshall. Slade was relegated from ninth to 14th. Marshall was relegated from 22nd to 24th.

Standings

  • After Round 4 of 14
Pos No Name Team Points
1 1 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 1044
2 22 Will Davison Holden Racing Team 948
3 17 Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing 753
4 2 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 723
33 Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Motorsport 723


References

  1. ^ "2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series - Races 7 & 8 Symmons Plains International Raceway V8 Supercars - Race 7 Qualifying". natsoft.com.au. 2009-05-30. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  2. ^ "2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series - Races 7 & 8 Symmons Plains International Raceway V8 Supercars - Top Ten Shootout". natsoft.com.au. 2009-05-30. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  3. ^ "2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series - Races 7 & 8 Symmons Plains International Raceway V8 Supercars - Race 7". natsoft.com.au. 2009-05-30. Archived from the original on 2009-06-22. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  4. ^ "2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series - Races 7 & 8 Symmons Plains International Raceway V8 Supercars - Race 8 Qualifying". natsoft.com.au. 2009-05-31. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  5. ^ "2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series - Races 7 & 8 Symmons Plains International Raceway V8 Supercars - Race 8". natsoft.com.au. 2009-05-31. Retrieved 2009-06-20.

External links

  • Official series website
  • Official timing and results
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2008 Falken Tasmania Challenge
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2010 Falken Tasmania Challenge
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