Heat 2 of the 1990 Moomba Cup
Heat 2 of the 1990 Moomba Cup
A look at John Faulkner’s AUSCAR/NASCAR career.
(Still Under Construction)
John Faulkner raced for his own AUSCAR and NASCAR team (John Faulkner Racing) in the early to late 1990’s and achieved great success with wins and came third in the championships three times (two in AUSCAR and one in NASCAR).
John’s car was one of the most recognizable in AUSCAR with Betta Electrical sponsorship, he also had his NASCAR with Nulon sponsorship .
Wins (not definitive total)
1993/94 – Round 4 @ Adelaide International Raceway
1993/94 – Round 5 @ Calder Park Thunderdome
Numbers raced in AUSCAR
This section is under construction
Marshall J Brewer is one of the well known names in AUSCAR history, he raced in the category for many years and was the 1994/95 champion becoming just the third person (Tony Kavich and Brad Jones were first and second) to win an AUSCAR title.
Marshall also raced NASCAR for several years racing in cars sponsored by the likes of Pennzoil and was a very easy car to spot on the track.
In late 2017, two of his cars were put up for sale, the NASCAR is a Monaro bodied car with Pontiac bumpers, grills etc and the AUSCAR is his #02 Falcon.
1 – 1994/1995 AUSCAR
The 1988 Goodyear AUSCAR 200 was the second AUSCAR in history and the first one to feature Ford’s after the inaugeral round was filled solely with Holdens.
26 AUSCAR’s taken to the grid with Jim Richards taking Pole Position in his #6 XF Falcon
The race was peppered with spins, crashes and mechanical issues with the likes of Mal Rose, Steve Harrington and Terri Sawyer among those to find trouble.
Jim Richards won the race from John Bowe who passed Kim Jane for second moments before the yellow that brought the race to a close.
Goodyear AUSCAR 200 Top 3
1. Jim Richards
2. John Bowe
3. Kim Jane
A look at Brad Jones’ AUSCAR and NASCAR career.
(still under construction)
Brad Jones was the undisputed King of AUSCAR with five consecutive AUSCAR titles between the 1989/90 and 1993/94 seasons (1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93 and 1993-94).
His cars best known paint scheme was the red CooperTools sponsored #8 Holden Commodore, Brad’s car was also sponsored by Castrol and other sponsors.
From the first AUSCAR season until its end in 1998-99, Brad’s five championships in AUSCAR made up a total of 41.66% of the total championships and these championships were all won whilst the sport was considered to be at its peak.
Brad is also the holder of the most wins in AUSCAR history with a total that is not written down in history but is being tallied.
After dominating AUSCAR, Brad moved on to NASCAR and was such as success at that he was a champion in that category too.
In 2016, Brad Jones was interviewed at length by the Calder Park Thunderdome Facebook page with Brad giving fans great insight into his AUSCAR and NASCAR adventures all of which can be seen below.
Wins (List not Definitive)
1988/89 – Round 4 @ Calder Park Thunderdome
1990/91 – Round 1 @ Calder Park Thunderdome
1993/94 – Round 1 @ Calder Park (Heat 1 & 2)
1993/94 – Round 2 @ Calder Park Thunderdome
In 1988, AUSCAR for the very first time raced at the Calder Park Thunderdome in the AUSCAR 200 race.
Greg East taken the first AUSCAR pole position after recording a 33.20 second qualifying lap ahead of Terri Sawyer who recorded a 33.52 lap time.
The race gave fans the perfect taste of AUSCAR racing as the lead changed hands many times with Steve Harrington, Terri Sawyer, Kim Jane and Max DeJersey among those who led the field in the race.
Terri Sawyer taken the lead with two to go before Greg East spun through the infield to bring out the caution on the final lap handing Terri Sawyer the win from Kim Jane and Max DeJersey.
1. Greg East 33.30
2. Terri Sawyer 33.52
3. Michael Oliver 33.56
4. Kim Jane 33.67
5. Steve Harrington 33.69
6. Mal Rose 33.90
7. Graham Smith 34.02
8. Mike Freeman 34.09
9. Phil Brock 34.57
10. Archie Robertson 34.75
2. Kim Jane
3. Max DeJersey
4. Phil Brock
5. Graham Smith