VASC: Coates Hire Sydney 500 Preview

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RACES 28 AND 29 – COATES HIRE SYDNEY 500 Homebush Street Circuit, Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales 3.42 km (2.13 mi) street circuit RACE INFORMATION: Saturday, 12/3: Race 28: 74 laps, 253.08 km, start time 3:45 P.M. (11:45 P.M. EST Friday) Sunday, 12/4: Race 29: 74 laps, 253.08 km, start time 3:40 P.M. (11:40 P.M. EST Saturday) 2015 WINNERS: Jamie …

VASC: van Gisbergen Becomes First New Zealander to Win Jason Richards Memorial Trophy

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand – Jamie Whincup won the race, but the weekend at Pukekohe Park Raceway undoubtedly belonged to Shane van Gisbergen. The Red Bull Racing Australia driver finished second to teammate Whincup in the finale at Pukekohe, but scored the most points out of all drivers over the four races on the weekend. As a result, van Gisbergen was awarded …

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: 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: Van Gisbergen Strikes Back at Whincup with Pukekohe Win

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand – Shane van Gisbergen fought off teammate Jamie Whincup in the opening laps of the second Saturday race at Pukekohe Park Raceway, then drove away to negate Whincup’s win from earlier in the day and retain his lead in the championship points race. Van Gisbergen struggled off the start and had to hold off fellow Red Bull Racing …

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: Sam Michael Joins Triple Eight Race Engineering

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SOUTHPORT, Australia — Former Formula 1 engineer Sam Michael is to lend his experience and knowhow to Triple Eight Race Engineering Australia with immediate effect. Taking a part-time mentoring role with the Team, Michael joins Triple Eight as the team rolls out a number of new engineering appointments over the next three months. Michael has enjoyed a highly successful, 21-year …

VASC: van Gisgergen and Prémat take Saturday at the Gold Coast

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SURFERS PARADISE, Queensland, Australia – Shane van Gisbergen and Alexandre Prémat overcame a 10-second restart procedure penalty to win the Saturday race at the Castrol Gold Coast 600. For van Gisbergen, it was his third win in as many seasons at the Gold Coast, while Prémat picked up his first victory as a co-driver. van Gisbergen’s level of excitement post-race belied …

VASC: Castrol Gold Coast 600 Preview

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  RACES 22 AND 23 – CASTROL GOLD COAST 600 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 2.96 km (1.84 mi) street circuit RACE INFORMATION: Saturday, 10:22: Race 22: 102 laps, 301.92 km, start time 1:55 P.M. (11:55 P.M. EDT Friday) Sunday, 10/23: Race 23: 102 laps, 301.92 km, start time 2:25 P.M. (12:25 A.M. EDT) 2015 WINNERS: Shane van …

VASC: Triple Eight’s Bathurst Appeal Dismissed

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SOUTHPORT, Australia — The CAMS appointed Supercars National Court of Appeal has dismissed the Appeal submitted by Triple Eight Race Engineering (Australia) Pty Ltd in relation to the time penalty imposed by the Stewards in the 2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. The Appeal Hearing was heard at the County Court of Victoria this evening, relating to the severity of the …

VASC: STIXing to It; Davison and Webb Win Bathurst in Wild Finish

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BATHURST, N.S.W. – Will Davison fought off a fierce charge from Shane van Gisbergen to win the 56th edition of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Sunday afternoon. Davison’s .1434-second margin of victory was the closest in the history of the Great Race, and was his second career win on the Mountain. Co-driver and team owner Jonathon Webb picked up his first …

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 …