Matt Stone Racing

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Matt Stone Racing
Matt Stone Racing Logo.png
Manufacturer Ford
Holden
Team Principal Matt Stone
Race Drivers Supercars:
35. Todd Hazelwood
Super2:
13. Tyler Greenbury
16. Bryce Fullwood
Chassis FG X Falcon
VF Commodore
Debut 2011
Drivers' Championships 2 (2012, 2017)
Round wins 4
Pole positions 3
2017 position 1st (Todd Hazelwood)

Matt Stone Racing is an Australian racing team competing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship with Todd Hazelwood in the No. 35 Ford FG X Falcon. They are also competing in the second-tier Dunlop Super2 Series with Bryce Fullwood and Tyler Greenbury.

History[edit]

Super2 Series[edit]

Matt Stone Racing Ford FG Falcon in which Ashley Walsh placed second in the 2013 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series

In 2011, Matt Stone the son of Stone Brothers Racing (SBR) co-owner Jim, was given the opportunity to run a former SBR Ford BF Falcon in the 2011 development series with Robert Cregan driving.[1]

In 2012, the team expanded to two Falcon BFs, with Daniel Jilesen and Ashley Walsh joining the team.[2] After two rounds the team expanded to three cars, with the SBR entered Ford FG Falcon of Scott McLaughlin entry transferred to the team after the signing of Mahindra Group as a minor sponsor, conflicted with SBR's Ford sponsorship.[3] McLaughlin went on to win the series.[4]

In 2013, the team entered three Falcon FGs with Michael Hector, George Miedecke and Ashley Walsh driving.[5][6][7]

In 2014, the team is again fielding three FGs with Todd Hazelwood, Michael Hector and Ashley Walsh driving.[8][9][10] Steven Johnson drove a fourth car at the Townsville and Queensland rounds.[11] Ryal Harris drove the fourth car at Bathurst. Shae Davies replaced Hector for the final round in Sydney.

In 2015, the team only fielded two FG Falcons, with Todd Hazelwood and Shae Davies competing in all of the rounds, finishing the championship in 4th and 8th places respectively.

In 2016, the team purchased a Holden VF Commodore for Hazelwood. Adam Marjoram joined the team and raced in an FG Falcon. Hazelwood finished the year in 3rd place, while Marjoram finished in 13th.

In 2017, the team purchased another VF Commodore for Hazelwood and Marjoram. Brodie Kostecki joined the team and raced an FG Falcon. Hazelwood won 6 races and was able to win the championship by 95 points. Kostecki finished in 15th, while Marjoram came 18th for the year.

In 2018, Bryce Fullwood and Tyler Greenbury joined the team in an ex-DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon and a VF Commodore respectively.[12]

Supercars Championship[edit]

Matt Stone Racing moved up into the Supercars Championship for 2018 with Todd Hazelwood in a Ford FG X Falcon previously owned by DJR Team Penske.

Miedecke Stone Motorsport[edit]

In 2016 and 2017 Matt Stone Racing collaborated with Miedecke Motorsport to run Aston Martins in GT3 and GT4 configuration. The highlights for the team were winning the Sydney Motorsport Park 101 as part of the 2016 Australian Endurance Championship and a fourth place in the top-ten shootout of the 2017 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jim Stone's son starts V8 Supercars team". Speedcafe. 3 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ash Walsh completes Matt Stone Racing line-up". Speedcafe. 21 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Scott McLaughlin switches Dunlop series teams". Speedcafe. 26 June 2012. 
  4. ^ V8 Supercar Development Series 2012 standings Driver Database
  5. ^ "Miedecke gets new sponsor, team for 2013". Speedcafe. 5 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ash Walsh confirms 2013 Dunlop series program". Speedcafe. 13 February 2013. 
  7. ^ V8 Supercar Development Series 2013 standings Driver Database
  8. ^ "Hazlewood completes MSR Dunlop line-up". Speedcafe. 17 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ash Walsh signs new Dunlop Series deal". Speedcafe. 5 January 2014. 
  10. ^ V8 Supercar Development Series 2014 standings Driver Database
  11. ^ "Steven Johnson to join Dunlop series". Speedcafe. 25 June 2014. 
  12. ^ Adam, Mitchell (18 December 2017). "Fullwood to race MSR's second ex-Shell Ford". Supercars.com. Retrieved 5 March 2018. 
  13. ^ "Father and Son duo win emotion charged Sydney Motorsport Park 101". Australian GT. 27 August 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2018. 
  14. ^ Lomas, Gordon (4 February 2017). "Walsh: The most committed lap I've ever done". Speedcafe. Retrieved 5 March 2018. 

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