Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
19
Points
937
Penalty 35
Average Qualifying Position 13.9
Average finishing Position 15.5

biography

Engineer
Dilan Talabani
Origins
Mildura, Victoria; October 9, 1979
Resides
Melbourne, Victoria
Status
Married
Outside of Racing
Water skiing, ski racing, flying planes, dirt bikes, camping
Personal Vehicle
Nissan Navara
Follow Todd Kelly

Todd Kelly is one of the most capped V8 Supercars drivers in the championship, and after clocking up his 500th Supercars race start in Townsville last year, he is certainly one of the most experienced.  

Kelly began his career in Formula Ford against Garth Tander and Marcos Ambrose and was one of the original four Holden Young Lions in 1997. He finished runner-up to now IndyCar star Scott Dixon in the Formula Holden title in 1998.

He then made his V8 Supercars Championship debut in 1999 and initially ran a part-time program as a Young Lion before being elevated to the Kmart squad in 2001 full-time alongside Greg Murphy. He won his first round at a wet Sandown in 2001.

A move to the Holden Racing Team in 2003 to partner Mark Skaife came next for Todd and victories followed, including the Sandown 500 in 2003, and the Bathurst 1000 in 2005.

The elder of the Kelly brothers, Todd spent 10 years associated with TWR/Walkinshaw Racing through his involvement in the Young Lions, Kmart and HRT squads before moving in 2008 to Larry Perkins' Jack Daniel's Racing team.

Since setting up his own V8 Supercars team in 2009, Kelly hasn’t figured in the championship hunt, but you can never underestimate the Victorian – there is still plenty of fight in him.

A front row qualifying position in Darwin was the highlight of his 2016 season.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
Clipsal 500 Adelaide ›
Race 1 › 16 22 24
Race 2 › 16 9 21
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 3 › 9 9 21
Race 4 › 7 18 20
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 ›
Race 5 › 14 6 14
Race 6 › 16 11 16
Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 10 11 15
Race 8 › 21 18 14
Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 9 › 11 12 13
Race 10 › 14 17 14
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 11 › 12 18 15
Race 12 › 14 20 16
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 13 › 15 26 19
Race 14 › 14 17 19
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 15 › 23 18 19
Race 16 › 12 12 18
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint ›
Race 17 › 13 25 19
Race 18 › 13 10 19

Vehicle detail

Nissan Altima
ENGINE:
Sengled Racing and carsales Racing

Todd and Rick Kelly will again lead the factory Nissan Motorsport team as it enters its fourth year in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

Next Event
Wilson Security Sandown 500
In Progress
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Practice 1
Format
PIRTEK Enduro Cup
Soft Tyres
co-drivers
Championship
Track Length
3.100km
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