Driver Profile
Chris Pither
Behind the wheel

29

Age

32

Races

9

Top 10 Finishes

111

Car Number

CAREER SUMMARY

THE STORY SO FAR

Pither started racing in New Zealand, coming up through the open wheeler ranks first through the evolved Formula Vee class Formula First, then Formula Ford.

After a couple of seasons racing in the one-make HQ Holden series, an impressive top five championship result in the inaugural Toyota Racing Series led to a move to Australia and two seasons in the popular V8 Utes series.
For the 2006 season, Pither joined Brad Jones Racing in the second-tier Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series backed by his V8 Utes sponsor, Kanga Loaders.

A sporadic 2007 campaign, switching teams mid season did not bring positive results, however still managed to join tail-marking main-game V8 Supercars outfit Team Kiwi Racing for four rounds during the 14-event season.

After subbing for regular driver Kayne Scott at the Eastern Creek Raceway round, he then participated in a second round at the Winton Motor Raceway.
Pither was involved in a major accident during practice for the Supercheap Auto 1000. Pither struck a stationary Paul Weel with a heavy impact at Reid Park corner, causing extensive damage to both cars and hospitalising Weel. The Falcon was miraculously repaired in time to start the race, but unfortunately was the race’s first retirement. Pither parted was with the team and he took a hiatus from racing in 2009.

Pither’s return to V8 Supercars would come in 2012 when he signed to drive in the endurance races with David Wall in the #21 Brad Jones Racing Commodore – a signing that would lead Pither to a full-time drive in the Dunlop V8 Supercar Series. Pither’s campaign was sponsored by IceBreak Iced Coffee.

In late November, it was announced that Pither would be driving for Super Black Racing for the 2016 season

SUMMARY

DATE OF BIRTH

3 December 1986

HOMETOWN

Palmerston North, NZ

RESIDES

Sydney, NSW

Facebook

/icebreakracing

Twitter

@chrispither

RECENT RACE ACHIEVEMENTS

2010

  • Australian V8 Ute Series 4th
  • Trans-Tasman V8 Ute Challenge Hamilton 1st
  • NZ V8 Ute Racing Series 1st
  • Timaru V8 Ute lap record
  • Clipsal Australian V8 Ute lap record
  • Hampton Downs V8 Ute lap record

2011

  • Australian V8 Ute Championship 1st

2012

  • V8 Supercar Bathurst 1000, Wilson Security Racing 14th
  • V8 Supercar Sandown 500, Wilson Security Racing 22nd
  • Managed Ice Break Racing and ran the Chris Pither Scholarship to give talented underfunded drivers an opportunity to display their ability in my championship winning Ute.

2013

  • V8 Supercar Gold Coast 600
  • Wilson Security Racing 7th & 12th
  • V8 Supercar Bathurst 1000, Wilson Security Racing 22nd
  • V8 Supercar Sandown 500, Wilson Security Racing 19th
  • Dunlop Development Series

2014

  • Dunlop V8 Supercar Enduro Bathurst 3rd
  • Dunlop V8 Supercar Series Townsville Round 1st
  • Dunlop V8 Supercar Series Townsville Race One 1st
  • Dunlop Development Series
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