VASC: Pye Eyes The Future

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Ipswich, Queensland, Australia — Scott Pye is aiming to use the equipment he has at DJR Team Penske to showcase his talent as he looks for a new home for 2017. The 26-year old driver will be replaced by Scott McLaughlin next year, though Pye was given an unexpected opportunity to race with the team this season after its late …

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 …

VASC: McLaughlin Moves to DJR Team Penske For 2017; Will Pair With Coulthard

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DJR Team Penske has announced that former Barry Sheene Award winner and rising Virgin Australia Supercars Championship star Scott McLaughlin will join the team beginning in 2017, taking the reins of the No. 17 DJR Team Penske Ford from Scott Pye.

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: Still the Master; Lowndes Drives From 22nd & Two Stops to Win at Barbagallo

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PERTH, Western Australia — Recap by Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — V8SC photo — Classic Craig Lowndes. That was the only descriptor to describe the flawless and masterful drive put in by the three-time V8 Supercars champion Saturday at the Perth SuperSprint, where he led the final four laps of the weekend’s opening 120 kilometer event en …

V8SC: Rain & Red Flags Don’t Dampen Waters; Rookie Nets First Supercars Pole

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PERTH, Western Australia — Report by Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — V8SC photo — Cameron Waters braved both rainy conditions and two red flags on his way to winning the pole for Saturday’s International V8 Supercars Championship race at Barbagallo Raceway’s Perth SuperSprint. The Prodrive Racing Australia rookie set his winning time of 59.6256 seconds within the …

V8SC: Get Ready to Fly; Virgin Australia Inks Five-Year Supercars Sponsorship Deal

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NORTH SYDNEY, Australia — 0fficial series release — Virgin Australia today announced it has become the naming rights partner of V8 Supercars for the next five years, with fans set to benefit from the airline’s new V8 Supercars travel platform. Effective  July 1, the V8 Supercars Championship will become known as the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. As the series’ naming …

V8SC: The Falcon Lives On; Prodrive Confirms Continued Use of Dying Ford Model Into 2017

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CAMPBELLFIELD, Australia — official series release by Bruce Newton — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — The Ford Falcon road car will disappear from sale at the end of 2016, but Prodrive Racing Australia has confirmed it intends to race the FG X in 2017 and potentially on into 2018. The former factory team and star driver Mark Winterbottom won the …

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 …