Whincup Stumbles as McLaughlin Takes Points Lead With Victory in Newcastle

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NEWCASTLE, New South Wales, Australia — As championship rival Jamie Whincup stumbled on the first lap of Saturday’s Coates Hire Newcastle 500 race one, Scott McLaughlin capitalized on his rival’s misfortune to win and take the lead in the championship. “I really wanted it bad,” McLaughlin said of the win. “I got a good start for once in my life …

Triple Eight Sweeps Top Three in Gold Coast Sunday Shootout

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SURFERS PARADISE, Queensland, Australia — Triple Eight Race Engineering locked out the first three positions for Sunday’s race at the Gold Coast 600. The Red Bull Holden Racing Team Commodores of Shane Van Gisbergen and Jamie Whincup locked out the front row, while the TeamVortex Commodore of Craig Lowndes will start third. “One-two-three, how awesome is that,” Van Gisbergen said. …

VASC: Strong Weekends for Douglas and Rullo at Albert Park

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NUNAWADING, Victoria, Australia — As the Australian Grand Prix wraps up for another year, there was no shortage of thrills and spills for the Virgin Australia Supercars non-Championship round. Both LDM drivers Alex Rullo and Taz Douglas started their weekend in a positive fashion adapting to the Albert Park Circuit with only a single 20-minute practice session. Four back-to-back qualifying sessions on …

VASC: Van Gisbergen’s Weekend Continues With Pole in Qualifying

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Adelaide, South Australia — Shane Van Gisbergen’s magic Clipsal 500 Adelaide weekend continues, as the reigning series champion will go last in the Armor All Top Ten Shootout after setting the provisional pole in Sunday’s qualifying with a 1:19.295. Red Bull Holden Racing Team teammate Jamie Whincup qualified second. Whincup said he was pleased with the performance, but still was …

VASC: van Gisbergen Starts Title Defense With Win At Clipsal

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ADELAIDE, South Australia, Australia — After posting the fastest time by one-ten-thousandth of a second in the first round of qualifying, then grabbing the pole by 0.044 seconds in the Armor All Shootout, Shane van Gisbergen continued his domination of the Clipsal 500 weekend by claiming the first of two 250-kilometer races on Saturday. The defending series champion drove away …

VASC: Clipsal 500 Adelaide Race Preview

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ADELAIDE, South Australia, Australia — Welcome to the first of Race Chaser Online’s 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship race previews! Before each Supercars race weekend, we will take a look at the track the series will be visiting, and point out the drivers to keep an eye out for during the races. We start with a look at the season-opening Clipsal …