VASC: van Gisbergen Becomes First New Zealander to Win Jason Richards Memorial Trophy

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand – Jamie Whincup won the race, but the weekend at Pukekohe Park Raceway undoubtedly belonged to Shane van Gisbergen. The Red Bull Racing Australia driver finished second to teammate Whincup in the finale at Pukekohe, but scored the most points out of all drivers over the four races on the weekend. As a result, van Gisbergen was awarded …

VASC: Frosty Wins, Red Bull Spins: Winterbottom on Top in Pukekohe

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand – Mark Winterbottom won going away in Sunday’s first race at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint, while Jamie Whincup did serious damage to his title hopes with a spin early in the race. Winterbottom got around DJT Team Penske man and fellow Ford Falcon driver Scott Pye on the outside line in the first corner off the start to …

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: Drivers Down on Sprint Format

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand — Despite leading today’s races at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint, front-running Supercars drivers have questioned the 100km sprint race format for the weekend. The ‘International SuperSprint’ format means four qualifying sessions and four 100km sprints to the line – no pit stops. The same four race format is run at international event the Australian Grand Prix, and …

VASC: ITM Auckland SuperSprint Preview

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RACES 24 – 27 – ITM AUCKLAND SUPERSPRINT Pukekohe Park Raceway, Pukekohe, New Zealand 2.91 km (1.81 mi) circuit RACE INFORMATION: Saturday, 11/5: Race 24: 35 laps, 101.85 km, start time 2:25 P.M. (9:25 p.m. EDT Friday) Race 25: 35 laps, 101.85 km, start time 4:45 P.M. (11:45 p.m. EDT Friday) Sunday, 11/6: Race 26: 35 laps, 101.85 km, start time …