Whincup Stumbles as McLaughlin Takes Points Lead With Victory in Newcastle

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NEWCASTLE, New South Wales, Australia — As championship rival Jamie Whincup stumbled on the first lap of Saturday’s Coates Hire Newcastle 500 race one, Scott McLaughlin capitalized on his rival’s misfortune to win and take the lead in the championship. “I really wanted it bad,” McLaughlin said of the win. “I got a good start for once in my life …

Advantage McLaughlin With Pole in Newcastle

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NEWCASTLE, New South Wales, Australia — Scott McLaughlin has the advantage in the championship battle heading into Saturday’s first race at Newcastle. The Kiwi took pole on Saturday morning, having started slowly in the session. “We didn’t make it easy for ourselves, it was very difficult out there, but yeah, that’s awesome,” McLaughlin said. “Good start, push on now, get …

Slick Pit Work Hands Whincup Sunday Win at Pukekohe

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand — After undercutting championship rival Scott McLaughlin on his second pit stop, Jamie Whincup roared home with a strong drive to win Sunday’s ITM Auckland SuperSprint to go into the final round with a slim points lead from McLaughlin. “We needed that,” Whincup said. “Just trying to give ourselves an opportunity with this one. My mate beside …

Van Gisbergen Wins Wild Race at Pukekohe

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand — After an eventful race, Shane Van Gisbergen took Saturday’s race at the ITM Auckland Supersprint. “I’m glad the weather held off, put on a great race,” Van Gisbergen said. “We were a bit lucky with the safety car, it hurt us at Bathurst. It’s awesome, it goes both ways.” Qualifying was a torrentially wet affair, leading …

McLaughlin Holds Off Red Bull Holden to Win Sunday Gold Coast Race

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SURFERS PARADISE, Queensland — Scott McLaughlin might have run out of fuel on his celebration lap and had to push it in, but the Shell V-Power Racing driver gave it his all and held on to win Sunday’s race at the Gold Coast 600 from the might of the Red Bull Holden Racing Team of Jamie Whincup and Shane Van …

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 …