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 – Will Davison and Craig Lowndes

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BANYO and STAPYLTON, Queensland, Australia – Welcome back to Race Chaser Online’s 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season previews! Our penultimate preview looks at the likes of Will Davison and Craig Lowndes. TEKNO Autosports/ Team Vortex DRIVERS: No. 19 – Will Davison, Woodstock Holden Commodore VF No. 888 – Craig Lowndes, Team Vortex Holden Commodore VF 2016 DRIVERS POINTS FINISH: Will Davison: …

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: 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: 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: 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 …

V8SC: Consistency is Key; Slade Sweeps Winton in Dominant Performance

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BENALLA, Victoria, Australia — Report by Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Tim Slade rounded off a dream weekend at the Woodstock Winton SuperSprint, winning Sunday’s V8 Supercars Championship race at a brisk pace over defending series champion Mark Winterbottom. Having won Saturday’s race prior, giving him his first two career series …

V8SC: Mostert Smashes Winton Track Record; Nets Third Supercars Pole of 2016

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BENALLA, Victoria, Australia — Report by Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Chaz Mostert won the ARMOR ALL Pole Award for Sunday’s race at the Woodstock Winton SuperSprint, breaking the V8 Supercars Championship track record at Winton Motor Raceway with a stunning clip of 1:18.760 and scoring his third pole of the season. Mostert …

V8SC: Slade Shows Solid Form; Wins Second-Career Supercars Pole at Winton

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BENALLA, Victoria, Australia — Story by Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Tim Slade found some surprising speed at Winton Motor Raceway, grabbing the ARMOR ALL Pole Award for Saturday’s race at the Woodstock Winton SuperSprint. The pole was Slade’s second of his career, and he was enjoying it fully. “It’s been …

V8SC: Lowndes Hits 99 Wins and Whincup Takes The Points Lead In Tasmania

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PERTH, Tasmania, Australia — Story by Race Chaser Online V8 Supercars Correspondent James Pike – Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — For Red Bull Racing Australia, it was a weekend back to form at Symmons Plains Raceway in Tasmania. They swept all three races, with Craig Lowndes winning Races Four and Five on Saturday, and teammate Jamie Whincup claiming Sunday’s Race Six. …