Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
22
Points
1290
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 18.5
Average finishing Position 19.6

biography

Date of birth
02/02/1983 (Age 35)
Place of birth
Melbourne, Victoria
Lives
Melbourne, Victoria
Status
Married, Alana, with kids Ava and Riley
Outside of Racing
Cycling, golf, motorsport
Personal Vehicle
Holden Colorado
Engineer
Stuart McDonald
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Lee Holdsworth enters his 13th season of Supercars this year, and third with Charlie Schwerkolt’s standalone, single-car Holden outfit.

After missing three events in 2016 due to injuries sustained in his mammoth Hidden Valley accident, Holdsworth took eight top 10 finishes last year on his way to 16th in the championship.

While an unfortunate run of DNFs cost him a shot at the top 10 in the standings, Holdsworth did finish strongly with fourth and sixth in Newcastle.

It was Holdsworth’s fourth year driving for Schwerkolt, their alliance starting within the Walkinshaw Racing umbrella in 2015, before going it along with a Triple Eight-built Commodore.

Holdsworth’s career began when he was seven, racing karts and Commodore Cup before progressing to the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2004.

In that class he caught the eye of Garry Rogers, getting an enduro drive in 2005 and full-time opportunity in ’06, taking his first podium mid-year at Oran Park.

One year later at the Sydney circuit, Holdsworth claimed his maiden Supercars race win, taking a second victory with GRM at Homebush in 2010.

He moved to Stone Brothers Racing for 2012, which morphed into Erebus Motorsport and swapped Fords for Mercedes machinery the following year.

Holdsworth continued his strong career with the new team, achieving its highest championship result, plus highest race finish and qualifying results through a tough development year.

In 2014, he became the first driver to win a Supercars race for Erebus Motorsport and Mercedes at Winton.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Adelaide 500 ›
Race 1 › 10 12 12
Race 2 › 13 24 17
Coates Hire Supercars Melbourne 400 ›
Race 3 › 19 19 19
Race 4 › 15 15 19
Race 5 › 24 19 19
Race 6 › 23 23 18
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 12 11 17
Race 8 › 18 23 20
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 ›
Race 9 › 21 22 21
Race 10 › 14 25 21
Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 11 › 16 23 21
Race 12 › 23 18 21
Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 13 › 21 23 21
Race 14 › 19 21 21
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 15 › 20 21 21
Race 16 › 22 26 21
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 17 › 20 18 21
Race 18 › 17 15 21
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 19 › 25 24 21
Race 20 › 21 21 21
Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300 ›
Race 21 › 20 12 21
OTR SuperSprint - The Bend ›
Race 22 › 14 20 21
Race 23 › 22 26 21
RABBLE.club Sandown 500 ›
Race 24 › 23 23 22
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 25 › 21 21 22
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 26 › 15 15 22
ITM Auckland SuperSprint ›
Race 28 › 13 15 22
Race 29 › 18 14 22

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore ZB
ENGINE: V8
Preston Hire Racing

Charlie Schwerkolt's single-car Holden outfit upgrades to the new ZB Commodore this year, for its third season as a standalone operation with Lee Holdsworth.

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