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, Stanaway Dominate Shortened Wilson Security Sandown 500

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MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia — Cameron Waters and Richie Stanaway took their first Virgin Australia Supercars victories with a strong performance in Sunday’s Wilson Security Sandown 500. Driving the Monster Energy Prodrive Racing Australia Ford Falcon, the duo led for most of the race, which was run to time after a major accident caused it to be stopped for more than …

VASC: Van Gisbergen’s Weekend Continues With Pole in Qualifying

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Adelaide, South Australia — Shane Van Gisbergen’s magic Clipsal 500 Adelaide weekend continues, as the reigning series champion will go last in the Armor All Top Ten Shootout after setting the provisional pole in Sunday’s qualifying with a 1:19.295. Red Bull Holden Racing Team teammate Jamie Whincup qualified second. Whincup said he was pleased with the performance, but still was …

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 – Chaz Mostert and Jason Bright

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CAMPBELLFIELD, Victoria, Australia – Welcome back to Race Chaser Online’s 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season previews! More Fords on tap today with a look at half of the Prodrive Racing Australia drivers. Prodrive Racing Australia DRIVERS: No. 55 – Chaz Mostert, Supercheap Auto Ford Falcon FGX (REC with Rod Nash Racing) No. 56 – Jason Bright, MEGA Bulk Fuels Ford …

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: 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: Drivers Down on Sprint Format

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand — Despite leading today’s races at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint, front-running Supercars drivers have questioned the 100km sprint race format for the weekend. The ‘International SuperSprint’ format means four qualifying sessions and four 100km sprints to the line – no pit stops. The same four race format is run at international event the Australian Grand Prix, and …

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 …