Steve Owen

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biography

Date of birth
18/12/1974 (Age 46)
Place of birth
Melbourne, Victoria
Lives
Gold Coast, QLD
Status
Married

Steve Owen makes a comeback to Supercars' endurance season after picking up an opportunity at Team Sydney.

A PIRTEK Enduro Cup winner, Owen will share the Coca-Cola Commodore with Chris Pither.

He had been a fixture at Tickford Racing until missing out on a seat last season.

Owen joined Tickford as a co-driver in 2013, teaming with Will Davison that year, Mark Winterbottom in 2014 and '15, Chaz Mostert in '16 and 17, and Richie Stanaway in '18.

He first appeared as an endurance driver with Garry Rogers Motorsport in 1999, after finishing second in the Australian Formula Ford Championship.

It took until 2005 for Owen to nail down a full-time Supercars drive, with Britek, but even then he was forced to miss a handful of races.

He contested a pair of seasons with Rod Nash Racing, then headed back to the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2008, winning the title for the first time.

A second followed in 2010 with Greg Murphy Racing, making Owen one of only two multiple champions, Dean Canto the other.

That year, Owen really stamped his credentials as Jamie Whincup’s endurance co-driver at TeamVodafone.

The duo took pole at Phillip Island – the then-500km pre-cursor to Bathurst – finished runners-up at Mount Panorama and won on the Gold Coast.

Those results helped propel Owen back into a full-time drive after three years out, in 2011 with Paul Morris Motorsport and '12 with a four-car Dick Johnson Racing.

He was then a key part of Tickford's enduro program through to 2018, winning the Sandown 500 in '15 with Winterbottom and a leg of the '17 Gold Coast 600 with Mostert.

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