Craig Lowndes leads home a TeamVodafone 1-2 form finish at the Bathurst 1000, but the mighty Holden squad can’t stop James Courtney from claiming the V8 Supercars Championship for Dick Johnson Racing – the seventh crown won by DJR, a record at the time.
SEL divests its stake in V8 Supercars and the team owners sell down their holding with Australian Motor Racing Partners Pty Ltd (AMRP) – backed by Sydney-based private equity firm Archer Capital – purchasing 60 percent of V8 Supercars Holdings Pty Ltd, leaving the teams with approximately 40 percent via 28 Racing Entitlement Contracts. Cochrane remains Chairman with a stake in the new business and exits SEL.
Triple Eight Race Engineering becomes the first team to clean sweep the three major crowns in the sport, in its second season after switching from Ford to Holden. It seals the Drivers’ Championship with Jamie Whincup, the Teams’ Championship and also the Fujitsu Series (now Dunlop Series) with Andrew Thompson.
Car of the Future plans are announced, with the prototype cars unveiled at the grand finale in Sydney by Mark Skaife and Neil Crompton.
Nissan announces it will join the V8 Supercars Championship in 2013 in partnership with Kelly Racing.
The 50th running of the Bathurst 1000 is won by TeamVodafone’s Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell by just 0.3 seconds over The Bottle-O’s David Reynolds/Dean Canto.
The new-generation Car of the Future V8 Supercars debut at the pre-season test day at Sydney Motorsport Park. Brad Jones Racing’s Jason Bright and Fabian Coulthard record the day’s fastest times, ahead of Craig Lowndes.
Craig Lowndes beats Mark Skaife’s record of most V8 Supercar Championship race wins, notching up 91 at Barbagallo Raceway in his #888 Red Bull Racing Commodore.
V8 Supercars race in the USA for the first time, with Jamie Whincup winning the Austin 400, comprised of four 100km sprints at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas.
Ford Performance Racing wins its first Bathurst 1000 with Mark Winterbottom (paired with Steve Richards) crossing the line just 0.4sec ahead of Whincup (paired with Paul Dumbrell). Ford announces a one-year renewal backing the squad.
Winning the title from three other possible contenders in Lowndes, Will Davison and Winterbottom, Whincup ties with the all-time greats on five V8 Supercars Championship titles, equaling Ian Geoghegan, Dick Johnson and Mark Skaife.
It is announced Team Penske would enter the 2015 V8 Supercars Championship by combining forces with Dick Johnson Racing, with two-time Champion Marcos Ambrose returning to the category to pilot the Ford Falcon.
Details later emerge that Ambrose will debut in the new generation V8 Supercar as a wildcard at the grand finale in Sydney in December, with testing prior to the event.
V8 Supercars announces plans are underway for the Gen II Supercar to compete in the Championship from 2017, as the ‘white paper’ detailing the sport’s future is signed off by team owners.
On Volvo’s first race day in Supercars, Scott McLaughlin finishes second in the second race of the season opening Clipsal 500. He made ‘give it some jandal’ a household expression with his colourful post-race interview.
The Bathurst 1000 is called one of history’s best, as second-time starter Chaz Mostert wins with colourful veteran Paul Morris. The FPR Falcon sprinted from last on the grid and overcame an accident at turn two to take the lead on the final lap, as Jamie Whincup failed to conserve fuel and couldn’t keep Mostert at bay.
It was back-to-back Bathursts for the factory Ford team, with Nissan second. The eight-hour thriller was red flagged with 101 laps to go so part of the track could be fixed after breaking up.
Whincup enters the record books once again by becoming the first V8 Supercars driver in history to win six V8 Supercars Championships. V8 Supercars also welcomes Mark Skaife to the grid of champions as the 2014 Hall of Fame inductee.
Craig Lowndes becomes the first driver in history to earn 100 V8 Supercars race wins, in Darwin. Incredibly, the victory was the 888th race in Championship history. Lowndes also takes his sixth Bathurst 1000 victory, with Steven Richards.
Mark Winterbottom holds off Lowndes and wins his maiden V8 Supercars Championship, ending Jamie Whincup's four-year dominance of the title and taking the #1 to Prodrive Racing Australia for 2016. V8 Supercars also welcomes Garry Rogers to the grid of champions as the 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee.
Virgin Australia enters into a major partnership with V8 Supercars and the championship is renamed to the 'Virgin Australia Supercars Championship'.
Shane van Gisbergen joins an expanded Triple Eight Race Engineering, joining Jamie Whincup in Red Bull colours as Craig Lowndes shifts to Caltex backing. Van Gisbergen wastes little time, winning his maiden championship.
Will Davison and Jonathon Webb win a controversial Bathurst 1000 after Whincup crosses the line first but falls down the order, penalised for a late clash with Volvo's Scott McLaughlin and the Holden Racing Team's Garth Tander.
Whincup does, though, join Lowndes as 100-time Supercars race winner, at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Factory Holden backing moves from Walkinshaw Racing to Triple Eight’s rebranded Red Bull Holden Racing Team, which takes Jamie Whincup to a record-extending seventh championship.
Whincup wins the crown in a dramatic finale at the maiden Coates Hire Newcastle 500, as Scott McLaughlin falls just short in a successful first season with Shell V-Power Racing.
DJR Team Penske does, though win the teams’ championship, and McLaughlin writes his name in Supercars history with a stunning 2:03.8312s lap of Mount Panorama in the Top 10 Shootout to take pole for the Bathurst 1000. It is one of a record 16 ARMOR ALL Pole Awards the Kiwi takes during the year.
Erebus Motorsport, in just its second season with Holdens, wins the Great Race with eventual Barry Sheene Medalist David Reynolds and Luke Youlden.
Holden’s new ZB Commodore becomes the first Supercar built to the new Gen2 rules package, and the maiden hatchback on the grid.
Two rounds will be held in South Australia for the first time since 1977, as the new Bend Motorsport Park facility joins the season-opening Adelaide 500 on the calendar.
Night racing also returns to Australia for the first time in more than two decades, at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Scott McLaughlin wins a maiden title after a year-long fight with Shane van Gisbergen, in the perfect farewell for Ford's Falcon.
Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander bow out of full-time driving, Lowndes after taking a seventh Bathurst 1000 victory with Steven Richards.
The highly-anticipated Mustang replaces the Falcon as Ford's Supercars challenger, with outstanding success.
Bathurst becomes the opening round of the PIRTEK Enduro Cup, and Barbagallo Wanneroo Raceway hosts the SuperNight for the first time.
Aboard his Shell V-Power Racing #17, Scott McLaughlin defends his title in a record-breaking campaign headlined by 18 race wins.
McLaughlin also took his maiden Bathurst 1000 alongside Alex Premat, who became the first Frenchman to conquer the Mountain.
Shane van Gisbergen was again his nearest championship rival, while Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes' reuniting netted the PIRTEK Enduro Cup.
The series bids farewell to Nissan after seven seasons as Kelly Racing announce a switch to Ford for 2020, while Garry Rogers Motorsport also depart.