VASC: Whincup Victorious in Race 1 at Pukekohe

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand – Jamie Whincup won the first race at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint to cut the gap between he and teammate Shane van Gisbergen to 142 points in the championship standings. “I got off the line well and the car was quick,” he said. “We’ll keep tuning it up and make sure we keep moving forward as the races …

VASC: Volvo Must Mediate With GRM, Court Says

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SOUTHPORT, Australia — Garry Rogers Motorsport will enter mediation with Volvo Car Australia to determine whether they can race the S60s with the B8444S engine next year in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. Volvo’s shock decision to exit the sport next year was delivered in May, after a dominant showing from Scott McLaughlin at Phillip Island and before his confirmed …

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 …

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: 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: Volvo to the Top; McLaughlin Leads Second Clipsal 500 Practice

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ADELAIDE, South Australia — official series release — Morne de Klerk/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Volvo Polestar Racing’s Scott McLaughlin survived a late challenge from Nissan’s Rick Kelly to top the second practice session at the Clipsal 500. McLaughlin led the session several times, finally moving back to the top with eight minutes to go with a 1:21.3795 second lap. Kelly …

V8SC: 2015 Preview — Wilson Security Racing GRM

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DANDENONG SOUTH, Victoria, Australia — Team Preview by Race Chaser Online V8 Supercars Correspondent James Pike — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Welcome back to Race Chaser Online’s Preview of the 2015 V8 Supercars Championship! We continue our run through the field with a team that had no problems finding the front of the field in 2014 — they’re just …