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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Brock Squarely In His Sights; Lowndes Wins Sixth Bathurst 1000

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BATHURST, New South Wales, Australia — Report by Race Chaser Online V8 Supercars Correspondent James Pike — Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images AsiaPac Photo — Craig Lowndes and co-driver Steven Richards took a large step towards becoming two of the all-time greatest drivers at Mount Panorama by winning the 2015 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 on Sunday. It was a popular-as-ever victory for the “People’s …

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 …