McLaughlin Continues Strong Weekend with Magic Lap for Pole

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BATHURST, New South Wales, Australia — Scott McLaughlin’s magic weekend on Mount Panorama continued on Saturday, as he won the Armor All Pole for Sunday’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. McLaughlin pushed his Shell V-Power Racing Falcon to the max to set a 2:03.831. “I saw the time, oh my god, I’m over the moon,” McLaughlin said. “To everyone at Shell …

Waters Holds Off McLaughlin for Race for the Grid Win

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MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia — Cameron Waters held off a charging Scott McLaughlin to dominate the second Race to the Grid at Sandown Park on Saturday. The Monster Energy Ford driver led every one of the 19 laps to start pole for Sunday’s Wilson Security Sandown 500. “I didn’t expect it,” Waters said. “Richie did an awesome job in his race, …

Youlden Wins First Race to the Grid After Final Lap Crash Brings Out Red Flag

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MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia — Luke Youlden won an action-packed Race for the Grid on Saturday afternoon at Sandown. Youlden led from start to finish, but the win was slightly overshadowed by a massive crash on the last lap that saw two cars destroyed but no drivers injured. “I found myself in a really good team, really good car, and fingers …

VASC: van Gisbergen Starts Title Defense With Win At Clipsal

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ADELAIDE, South Australia, Australia — After posting the fastest time by one-ten-thousandth of a second in the first round of qualifying, then grabbing the pole by 0.044 seconds in the Armor All Shootout, Shane van Gisbergen continued his domination of the Clipsal 500 weekend by claiming the first of two 250-kilometer races on Saturday. The defending series champion drove away …

VASC: 2017 Preview – Mark Winterbottom and Cam Waters

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CAMPBELLFIELD, Victoria, Australia – Welcome back to Race Chaser Online’s 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season previews! Today we complete our preview of Prodrive Racing with the main cars. Prodrive Racing Australia DRIVERS: No. 5 – Mark Winterbottom, The Bottle-O Racing Ford Falcon FGX No. 6 – Cam Waters, Ford Falcon FGX 2016 DRIVERS POINTS FINISH: Mark Winterbottom – 6th, Cam Waters …

VASC: New Number and Engineer for Winterbottom in 2017

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  CAMPBELLFIELD, Victoria, Australia – Prodrive Racing Australia’s Mark Winterbottom will debut a brand new chassis in 2017 following a successful shakedown at Winton Motor Raceway. Running the chassis prior to the season’s opening test day at Sydney Motorsport Park, The Bottle-O Racing Team also took the opportunity to launch its brand new livery for 2017 at the car’s first outing. Alongside …

VASC: Frosty Wins, Red Bull Spins: Winterbottom on Top in Pukekohe

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand – Mark Winterbottom won going away in Sunday’s first race at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint, while Jamie Whincup did serious damage to his title hopes with a spin early in the race. Winterbottom got around DJT Team Penske man and fellow Ford Falcon driver Scott Pye on the outside line in the first corner off the start to …

VASC: Triple Eight to The Fore In Qualifying

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand — Jamie Whincup prevented his Red Bull Racing Australia Teammate Shane Van Gisbergen from grabbing a complete sweep of pole positions during Sunday’s qualifying sessions for the ITM Auckland Supersprint. Whincup grabbed pole right at the end of qualifying for Race 27, while Van Gisbergen, who will start on pole for Race 26, finished second after his …

VASC: ITM Auckland SuperSprint Preview

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RACES 24 – 27 – ITM AUCKLAND SUPERSPRINT Pukekohe Park Raceway, Pukekohe, New Zealand 2.91 km (1.81 mi) circuit RACE INFORMATION: Saturday, 11/5: Race 24: 35 laps, 101.85 km, start time 2:25 P.M. (9:25 p.m. EDT Friday) Race 25: 35 laps, 101.85 km, start time 4:45 P.M. (11:45 p.m. EDT Friday) Sunday, 11/6: Race 26: 35 laps, 101.85 km, start time …

VASC: 56th Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Preview

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RACE 21 – SUPERCHEAP AUTO BATHURST 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, New South Wales 6.213 km (3.861 mi) semi-permanent circuit RACE INFORMATION: Sunday, 10/9: Race 21: 161 laps, 1000 km, start time 11:10 A.M. (8:10 P.M. EST Saturday) 2015 WINNERS: Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards The V8 Supercars return to Bathurst this weekend for the 56th edition of “The Great …

VASC: Whincup Ends Pole Drought With Record Lap at Townsville

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia –Story By Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — After not having gained a pole since the 2015 season finale, Jamie Whincup was back on top for Saturday’s race at the Castrol Edge Townsville 400 at the Townsville Street Circuit. Whincup set a time of 1:12.144, the fastest a V8 Supercar has gone around the …

VASC: Whincup and Van Gisbergen Duel in Townsville

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia — Story by Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — Despite not having a great car in practice, Jamie Whincup came good on Saturday at the Castrol Edge Townsville 400, winning in powerful fashion from teammate Shane van Gisbergen. The duo fought throughout the entire race, and when a late-race caution came out, Whincup was …