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.

Robin Best #88#11
Charlie O’Brien #15, #8, #30
Kim Jane #27
Perry Schubert #4
Max Dumesny #5
John Faulkner #46
Walter Giles #91, #77
George Elliot #55
Allan Grice #1, #03, #09, #58
John Stepancic #41
Barry Graham #3, #2, #22
Neville Lance #14
Ron Goodman #05
Denzel Mead #85
Trevor Oliver #86#33, #74
Paul Freestone #43
Brad Jones #8, #4
Jim Richards #1
Robert Tinworth #12
Mark King #32
Ron Cameron #21
Dennis Whiting #30
Colin Robinson #98
Charles Roker #69
Paul Kell #99
John Woodlands #28
Steve Harrington #16, #22
John Lawes #6
Steve Cosson #77
Gene Cook #71, #13
Bruce Partington #72
Terri Sawyer #1
Mike Oliver #38
Ian Thomas #23, #24, #2
Terry Byers #26
Fred Seery #9
Greg Murphy #34
Rodney Jane #3
Russell Ingall #34
Tod Wanless #24
Matthew White #28
Marshall Brewer #8, #30, #2
Ken James #01
Eddie Abelnica #9
Graham Smith #03
Bob Middleton #95
Tony Southwell #17
Rodney Crick #5
Rusty French #2
Daryl Coon #10
Chad Little #19
Neil Bonnett #75
Ron Esau #78, #56
Bob Howard #89
Dave Marcis #71
Glen Steurer #18
Gary Collins #28
Bobby Allison #12
David Sosebee #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
Tony Howlett #88, #9, #12
Clay Young #05
Terry Fisher #09
Nick Girdlestone #10
Winston Badcock #71
Jerry Bowers #83
J.C. Danielson #9
Mike Potter #74
Phil Barkdoll #73
Dean Wanless #75
Kevin Schwantz #34
Adam Pay #85, #44
Les Kenniwell #62
Rick McCray #08
Jimmy Ellis #02
Rowan Harman #08
Tracy Leslie #72
Mark Chapman Smith #86
Wayne Gardner #16
Denzil Mead #85
Allan Roark #07, #97
Mark Harrison #19, #23
Morgan Shepherd #21
Barry Blake #7
Brad Noffsinger #09, #96
John Maultsaid #96
Rodney Combs #85
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
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

 

 

 

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.

Terry Wyhoon #25
Peter Brock #05
John Bowe #10
John Faulkner #46
Marshall J Brewer #02, #69
Darren McDonald #44
Leigh Watkins #47
Brad Jones #8
Terri Sawyer #9, #05
Keith Evers #06, #15
Mal Rose #44
Rodney Jane #7

Steve Harrington #16
Steve Richards #35
Jim Richards #6
Matthew White #28
Nathan Pretty #2
Nicole Pretty #12
Richard Howe #11
Peter Fitzgerald #03
Eddie Woods #55
Mark Seaton #23
Bruce Williams #9
Grant Munday #3, #50
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
Garry Rogers #34, #68
Max De Jersey #01, #3
Clyde Lawrence #22
Fiona McDonald #91
Allen Boughen #97
Ken Lanson #96
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
Raymond Riach #26
Mike Feeby  #29
Gary Cole #19
Rob Burns #20
Stafford McLaughlin #21
Darryl Speers #31
Rod MacLeod #33
Michael J Barnett #40
Greg Hoogstrate #42
David Weatherhead #58
Philip Aitken #66
Nigel Benson #71, #04
John Beasley #77
Rodney Durant #86
Owen Davies #88
Tony Cidoni #89
Ken I’Anson #96, #04
Charlie O’Brien #35
Brett Youlden #57
Brian Thompson #36
Hector Gutierrez #5
Terry Shiel #55
Grover #46
Sheales #10
Kennedy #27
Morrell #77
Wayne Mahnken #2
Graeme Bowkett #4
G Smith #50
P Carter #14
Wayne Jones #49
Anthony Leitch #66
Rod Dawson #21
P Fordham #35
Kim Jane #7
Mick Webb #1
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
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

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

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.

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.

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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 after winning the AUSCAR 200 in 1988.

Terri’s win was the first win by a woman in the sport and her win was followed up by several strong performances that eventually taken her to the United States to try her luck there.

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 resulting 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, becoming the first woman to win in that category too.

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

Cars Raced
#05
#9

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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 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