Australian NASCAR Drivers List

List of drivers who raced in the Australian version of NASCAR.

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Although this is a blog for AUSCAR, lots of people like their NASCAR too as the two categories were a duo and so here is a list of drivers who raced in competition in Australia.

This is a list that will be updated over time so if a driver isn’t listed they will be in time.

Clicking on the numbers will mostly send you to either Calder Park Thunderdome or AUSCAR Racing pages/groups where photos of linked cars are, both are the leading sites for AUSCAR/NASCAR history in Australia.

Some are from Peter Weaver Motorsport Photography who has a mixture of photos from cars going through their paces to pictures of cars before, during and after being wadded up.

Other pictures have come from YouTube videos, programs and the 1994/95 season guide.

Robin Best #88#11
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Perry Schubert #4

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Max Dumesny #5

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John Faulkner #46

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Walter Giles #91, #77

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George Elliot #55

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John Stepancic #41
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Barry Graham #3, #2, #22

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Ron Goodman #05, #105
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Trevor Oliver #86#33, #74

Paul Freestone #43

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Brad Jones #8, #4

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Jim Richards #1

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Robert Tinworth #12

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Mark King #32

Ron Cameron #21

Dennis Whiting #30

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Colin Robinson #98, #10

Charles Roker #69

Paul Kell #99

John Woodlands #28

Steve Harrington #16, #22

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John and Ken Lawes #6

Steve Cosson #77

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Gene Cook #71, #13

Bruce Partington #72

Terri Sawyer #1

Mike Oliver #38

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Ian Thomas #23, #24, #2

Terry Byers #26

Fred Seery #9

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Greg Murphy #34

Rodney Jane #3

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Russell Ingall #34

Tod Wanless #24

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Matthew White #28

Marshall Brewer #8, #30, #2

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Ken James #01, #4

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Eddie Abelnica #9

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Graham Smith #03, #08

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Bob Middleton #95

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Tony Southwell #17

Rodney Crick #5
Rusty French #2

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Daryl Coon #10

Chad Little #19

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Neil Bonnett #75

Ron Esau
Ron Esau #78, #56

Bob Howard #89
Dave Marcis #71
Glen Steurer #18
Gary Collins #28
Bobby Allison #12
David Sosebee #81
Peter Galvin #81
Bill Venturini #25
Herschel McGriff #98
Sumner McKnight #83
Kyle Petty #21
Ruben Garcia #32
Michael Waltrip #30
Dick Trickle #24
Ken Schrader #12
Craig Lawless #31
John Callis #73
Terry Labonte #94

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Tony Howlett #88, #9, #12

Clay Young #05
Terry Fisher #109
Nick Girdlestone #10
Winston Badcock #71
Jerry Bowers #83
J.C. Danielson #9
Mike Potter #74
Phil Barkdoll #73
Dean Wanless #75
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Kevin Schwantz #34
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Adam Pay #85, #44
Les Kenniwell #62
Rick McCray #08
Jimmy Ellis #02
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Rowan Harman #08
Tracy Leslie #72
Mark Chapman Smith #86
Wayne Gardner #16
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Denzil Mead #85
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Allan Roark #07, #97
Mark Harrison #19, #23
Morgan Shepherd #21
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Barry Blake #7

Brad Noffsinger #09, #96
John Maultsaid #96
Rodney Coombs #85, #77
Jeff Fuller #90
Phil Brock #2
Doug Taylor #24, #23
Graham Lusty #31
Geoff Munday #5
Neville Harper #12
Mark Seaton #10
Ian Clarkson #8
Andrew Harris #10
Andrew Miedecke #85
D. Grose #49, #102
Charles Kovacs #69
Wyatt Earp IV #83
Gary Rush #2
St James Davis #22
Bill Schmitt #73
Jerry Churchill #11
Terry Petris  #15
Harry Goularte #14
Harry Gant
Trevor Boys
Roy Smith
Les Kennewell #62
Nev Haley #32
Chris Templer #3
Hershel McGriff #08
Johnny Rutherford #31
Paul Stubber #15
P Nolan #47
C Fisher #31
David Barnett #74
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Bryan Sala #00

 

AUSCAR Drivers list

This entry lists as many AUSCAR drivers and their numbers as possible.

This page is aimed to build up a list of AUSCAR drivers, this list will be improved over time so please be patient.

Photos have come from either race programs, media guides, photography websites, images from YouTube videos and AUSCAR/NASCAR groups on Facebook.

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Terry Wyhoon #25
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Peter Brock #05
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John Bowe #10
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John Faulkner #46
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Marshall J Brewer #02, #69
Darren McDonald #44
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Leigh Watkins #47
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Brad Jones #8
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Terri Sawyer #9, #05
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Keith Evers #06, #15
Mal Rose #44
Rodney Jane
Rodney Jane #7
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Steve Harrington #16
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Steve Richards #35
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Jim Richards #6, #1
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Matthew White #00, #7, #28
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Nathan Pretty #2
Nicole Pretty #12
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Richard Howe #11
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Peter Fitzgerald #03
Eddie Woods #55
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Mark Seaton #23
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Bruce Williams #9
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Grant Munday #3, #50
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Greg East #99
Michael Oliver #38
Mike Freeman #39
Phil Brock #1, #52
Graham Smith #50
Mike Freeman #39
Archie Robertson #12
Wayne Smith #38
Eddie Abelnica #4
Jason Wyllie #26
Rod Wilson #37
Gregg Hansford #35, #1, #24
Richard Blackney #80
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Garry Rogers #34, #68

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Max De Jersey #01, #3
Clyde Lawrence #22
Fiona McDonald #91
Allen Boughen #97
Ken Lanson #96
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Lloyd McDonald #30
Ken James #01, #27
Alan Davies #88
Alan Clark #61
Alf Grant #4
George Kyritsis #41
Ray Vincent #17
Mark Smedley #18, #39
Romeo Capitanio #24
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Scott Wood #24
Raymond Riach #26
Mike Feeby  #29
Gary Cole #19
Rob Burns #20
Stafford McLaughlin #21
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Darryl Speers #31
Rod MacLeod #33
Michael J Barnett #40
Greg Hoogstrate #42
David Weatherhead #58
Philip Aitken #66
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Nigel Benson #71, #04
John Beasley #77
Rodney Durant #86
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Owen Davies #88
Tony Cidoni #89
Ian Luff #89
Ken I’Anson #96, #04
Charlie O’Brien #35
Brett Youlden #57
Brian Thompson #36
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Hector Gutierrez #5
Terry Shiel #55
Grover #46
Luke Sheales #10
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John Kennedy #13
Jason Kennedy #27
Morrell #77
Wayne Mahnken #2
Graeme Bowkett #4
G Smith #50
Phillip Smith #07
P Carter #14
Paul Mason #4
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Wayne Jones #49
Craig Jones #01
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Anthony Leitch #66
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Rod Dawson #21
P Fordham #35
Kim Jane #7
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Mick Webb #1
Spud Webb #05
Geoffrey Brown #52
Colin Campbell #37
Robin Keitley #86
Jim Underwood #51
Robert Sampson #78
Harrington #4
Graeme Bowkett #4
Bill Mentiplay #30
Ken Davison #68
Ken Douglas
Paul Freestone #92
Tony Kavich #26
Leigh Moran #88
Sean Henshelwood #7
Tony Malley #16
Luke Sheales #10
John Agosta #5
Shane Houlahan #96
Denyse Butcher #14
Andrew Miedecke #09
Mike Twigden? #87
Jamey Hollier #15
Gerry Raleigh #47
John Truscott #33
Tod Wanless #1
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George Cassimaty #6

Garry Rogers

A brief run down of Garry Rogers time in AUSCAR.

Garry Rogers is now known to race fans as the owner of Garry Rogers Motorsport who carried the hopes of Volvo in the Supercars before switching back to Holden but before going to V8’s long ago,  Garry tried his hand at AUSCAR racing.

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Garry’s AUSCAR’s were beautifully presented in Valvoline sponsorship and his cars were frequently seen up the pointy end of the field with Garry winning the Round 6 race of the 1993/94 season at Surfers Paradise.

Garry raced both Holden’s and Fords in the AUSCAR series

In 2015, GRM’s #36 made an appearance at Queensland Raceway alongside other Garry Rogers cars and still looked as good as ever.

Car numbers used
#68 – Holden
#36 – EB Falcon

Leigh Watkins

A look at Leigh Watkins AUSCAR career.

Leigh Watkins raced in AUSCAR throughout the categories existence and entered the record books as the first and only driver to win the AUSCAR championship in a Ford as well as being the last person to win an AUSCAR championship.

He finished 33rd in points in 1988, 17th in 1989-90, 23rd in 1990-91, 20th in 1991-92, 16th in 1992-93 and 14th in 1993-94.

By the end of the 1993/94 season, Leigh was one of the most experienced drivers in the field with 32 starts out of the 38 held at that time making him the third most experienced behind Brad Jones and Marshall J Brewer.

Car numbers used
#47

Darryl Speers

A look at the career of Darryl Speers.

(still under construction)

Darryl Speers started racing AUSCAR’s from the second round of the 1988/89 season and continued on racing until the category came to a sudden halt in 2000.

The July 1988 edition of Thunderdome mentions Darryl racing against the clock to make his debut in the June 26th, the story mentions that he was a young mechanic who acquired a body shell from Reg Hunt in February 1988 with Dave Weatherhead putting the engine together.

Darryl raced very competitively in AUSCAR and can proudly state that he is an AUSCAR race winner.

Darryl finished 26th in points in 1988, 8th in 1988/89, 20th in 1990/91, 21st in 1991/92, 28th in 1992/93 and 22nd in 1993/94.

His race cars still exist in 2017 as his #31 was seen at Wakefield Park for many years where people could pay to drive or be driven in it before it was spotted among a bunch of AUSCAR’s at Winton.

In 2018, the car was discovered to had been brought and then restored.

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Car numbers
#31

Terri Sawyer

A brief look at the racing history of Terri Sawyer

Terri Sawyer was the first winner of a AUSCAR race when she won the series debut race.

Race highlights shown Terri coming to the start/finish line in the lead as Greg East spun his #99 Commodore through the tri-oval after he got loose behind Max De Jersey.

The camera stayed on East’s car for several seconds before a commentator announced that Kim Jane taken the lead with viewers now seeing Kim Jane’s #7 in front of Sawyer’s #9.

Confusion reigned Terri made her way back ahead of Kim Jane as Mal Rose shot ahead of them both before Neil Crompton announced that the checkered flag is out and Terri Sawyer won the race.

Terri’s win ensured that she achieved the first win by a woman in the sport and the first win in the categories history.

Her win was followed up by several strong performances in the AUSCAR series, she finished 7th in points for the 1988 season and 7th again in 1989-90.

Terri attempted two races in the NASCAR Sportsman Series, Her first attempt was the Sportsman 100 which ended in a practice crash hitting the outside wall of Turn 4.

Terri’s second attempt was the Wiscassett 150 where she qualified 13th but was in an accident on Lap 3 resulted in a 38th place finish.

Soon Terri was back in Australia and went into NASCAR driving the #1 where she soon collected her first NASCAR win at Calder Park Thunderdome by winning the Moomba 100, becoming the first woman to win in that category too.

In the 1990/91 season, Terri finished the NASCAR season in 6th position with 645 points and $25,711 in prize money.

Wins
1988/89 Round 1 @ Calder Park Thunderdome (AUSCAR 200)

1991 Moomba 100 (NASCAR)

Cars Raced

AUSCAR
#05
#9

NASCAR
#1 – Pontiac

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Terry Wyhoon

A look at Terry Wyhoon’s career.

(Still Under Construction)

Terry Wyhoon raced in both AUSCAR and NASCAR with great success with the pinnacle of his success being his 1995/96 AUSCAR title win.

Terry’s #25 was well known to fans with his car sporting BP sponsorship making his car green and yellow with a bit of white at the front.

He steadily progressed through the ranks of AUSCAR, he finished in equal 27th in points in 1989-90 before moving up to 19th in 1990-91, 14th in 1991-92, 7th in 1992-93 and then second in 1993-94.

He had great success in NASCAR and whilst never winning a title, he finished second in points on two occasions in his Ford Thunderbird and finished fourth in the NASCAR 100 race at Bathurst in 1998.

One of the NASCAR’s he brought and was built by Tom Smith exists today as a car built in tribute to Alan Kulwicki and his famous ‘Underbird

Car numbers
#25