V8SC: Wet and Wild; Percat Shocks Adelaide With Win in Rain-Shortened Clipsal 500 Finale

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ADELAIDE, Australia — Story by Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Hometown young gun Nick Percat outlasted the conditions and drivers to win a wet and wild finale to the Clipsal 500 Adelaide on Sunday. Percat and his Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport team assumed the point as late-race leader Scott McLaughlin and three-time …

V8SC: McLaughlin Leads Round One Qualifying for Adelaide Finale; Tander, Lowndes Miss Cut

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ADELAIDE, Australia — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — As always tends to happen in the first round of ARMOR ALL Pole Qualifying for a Sunday V8 Supercars Championship event, the final moments of the 20-minute session provided the biggest shuffle in the final rundown. As time expired on the clock, …

V8SC: Courtney Tops Whincup in Adelaide Thriller; Holden Duel Highlights Clipsal 500 Race 2

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ADELAIDE, Australia — Report by Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — In one of the most thrilling V8 Supercars Championship races at the Adelaide Parklands Street Circuit since the now-legendary Dick Johnson and Larry Perkins battle in support of the 1994 Australian Grand Prix, two-time defending Clipsal 500 Adelaide winner James Courtney and …

V8SC: Whincup Fires Opening V8 Supercars Shot; Claims Clipsal 500 Opener in Adelaide

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ADELAIDE, Australia — Report by Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Look out, V8 Supercars field … the champion is back. On a hot day in Adelaide, six-time series titlist Jamie Whincup fired the opening shot of the 2016 championship season by winning the first race of the Clipsal 500 on the …

V8SC: Mostert Makes Triumphant Return; Scores Pole for Second Race of Clipsal 500 Adelaide

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ADELAIDE, Australia — Report by Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — V8SC photo — Welcome back to V8 Supercars, Chaz Mostert. The 23-year-old Melbourne native made a triumphant return in his first race weekend outing since a horrifying crash at Bathurst’s Mount Panorama Circuit cut his season short last fall, using his final flying lap to nip …

V8SC: First Time for Everything; Scott Pye Grabs Maiden V8 Supercars Pole in Adelaide Opener

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ADELAIDE, Australia — Report by Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — V8SC photo — With a thrilling drive and a burst of enthusiasm, DJR Team Penske young gun Scott Pye captured his first career V8 Supercars Championship pole during ARMOR ALL Pole Qualifying for the first race of the season-opening Clipsal 500 Adelaide on Friday. Pye grabbed …

FORMULA OFF ROAD: Stadium Super Trucks to Return to Clipsal 500 Adelaide in 2016

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ADELAIDE, Australia – official release — Stadium Super Trucks photo — South Australian Minister for Tourism, Leon Bignell, has announced American racing icon and off-road racing star, Robby Gordon will return to South Australia with his popular Stadium Super Trucks for the Toyo Tires SST race at the 2016 Clipsal 500 Adelaide. The Australian debut of the Stadium Super Trucks …

V8SC: Ambrose Encouraged by Solid Start, Shootout Appearance in Adelaide

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ADELAIDE, South Australia — official series release — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Marcos Ambrose didn’t know why his DJR Team Penske team was so happy with his ninth-placed qualifying effort on Sunday at the Clipsal 500 – until he was reminded he had a chance to claim ARMOR ALL Pole Position in the Top 10 Shootout. Ambrose was just …

V8SC: No Action Required; Mostert Cleared in Last Lap Incident at Adelaide

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ADELAIDE, South Australia — official series release — V8 Supercars photo — Chaz Mostert has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Stewards after a last lap crash with Jamie Whincup and James Moffat during Sunday’s Clipsal 500 Adelaide. Mostert’s PRA Falcon FG X is severely damaged, and the young gun described the eventual hit from Moffat on par with …

V8SC: Back-to-Back; James Courtney Holds Off SvG For Second Straight Clipsal 500 Title

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ADELAIDE, South Australia — Recap by Race Chaser Online V8 Supercars Correspondent James Pike — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Polesitter James Courtney joined the prestigious list of multiple-time champions at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide on Sunday, holding off a furious charge from Shane van Gisbergen to win Race 3 of the V8 Supercars Championship. The No. 97 STIX Candy …

V8SC: Tander Elevated to Seventh on Grid for Clipsal 500 Finale After Timing Error

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ADELAIDE, South Australia — official series release — V8 Supercars photo — Garth Tander will start this afternoon’s Clipsal 500 finale from seventh on the grid, after originally being positioned in ninth during the ARMOR ALL Top 10 Shootout. The Holden Racing Team driver and two-time Clipsal 500 winner was first out on track during the shootout, with a lap …

V8SC: James Courtney Scores ARMOR ALL Pole Award for Clipsal 500 Finale in Adelaide

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ADELAIDE, South Australia — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — After a “massive moment” during the ARMOR ALL Top Ten Shootout, Holden Racing Team star and defending Clipsal 500 champion James Courtney gathered his wits and put together a lap good enough to claim the pole for Sunday’s 250 km finale …