Category: Supercars

Hazelwood to drive Whincup Commodore in 2019

Todd Hazelwood will race Jamie Whincup’s 2018 Holden ZB Commodore in Supercars next year. Matt Stone Racing has acquired the chassis raced by the seven-time Supercars champion this season as it moves into a technical alliance with Triple Eight for 2019. Hazelwood is expected to jump behind the wheel of the car for the first…



McLaughlin FIRED UP FOR TITLE FIGHT

Slender Supercars points leader Scott McLaughlin is expecting a knock-down, drag ’em fight with fellow Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen in this weekend’s deciding Newcastle 500. McLaughlin leads van Gisbergen by just 14 points going into the final two races on Saturday and Sunday. Not haunted by last year’s final race catastrophe, the personable Gold Coast-based…



New Mustang Supercar breaks cover

The new Ford Mustang Supercar has successfully completed its first on track running at Queensland Raceway. DJR Team Penske showcased the first prototype Mustang at the Ipswich circuit that has been developed in conjunction with Ford Performance in the US and fellow Ford Supercars squad Tickford Racing. Ford’s latest Supercars weapon was driven on track…



Lowndes wins Bathurst for the seventh time

Craig Lowndes has produced a brilliant drive to win his seventh Bathurst 1000, taking advantage of an ailing David Reynolds to clinch victory at Mount Panorama. Last year’s winner Reynolds led for most of the day, but Lowndes thrilled the big crowds on the mountain by pushing him close as the race entered its final…



Tickford confident of Winterbottom/Canto repair

Tickford Racing boss Tim Edwards is confident the team will have the Mark Winterbottom/Dean Canto The Bottle-O Falcon repaired in time for the next practice session following a crash late in the morning’s co-driver only session. Having just set the second fastest time, Canto lost control of the car at Forrest’s Elbow, damaging the rear…



Defending Bathurst winners reveal race liveries

Erebus Motorsport is the latest team to reveal special liveries for the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. The Melbourne squad has produced eye catching looks for its Penrite backed ZB Commodores of defending Great Race winners David Reynolds/Luke Youlden and the sister #99 car piloted by Anton De Pasquale/Will Brown. Both cars feature gloss and chrome…



Perkins tribute for Kelly Nissan at Bathurst

Nissan Motorsport has marked 25 years since Larry Perkins’ 1993 Bathurst 1000 victory by recreating the famous Castrol livery for this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Rick Kelly and co-driver Garry Jacobson will drive a Nissan Altima sporting the striking black, red, green and white design and the number 11 that Perkins carried to victory…



Supercars Sydney SuperNight talking points

History was made at Sydney Motorsport Park over the weekend, with the inaugural Sydney SuperNight event being the first night race in Australia since 1997 for the Supercars championship. A success overall, from the sheer spectacle of the event, to the epic on-track battle between the championship protagonists; here are the talking points from the…



McLaughlin fastest in final QR Supercars practice

Scott McLaughlin has prevailed in an especially tight final practice session at the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint which saw Jamie Whincup come under investigation for a pit exit incident. Less than a tenth of a second separated the top four of McLaughlin, Whincup, Craig Lowndes, and David Reynolds at the end of the 45-minute session….



2019 – FORD RETURNS WITH MUSTANG

In a major reversal, Ford Australia is supporting the development of a Mustang racer as part of a renewed performance road car push. Broadmeadows announce on Tuesday that DJR Team Penske and Tickford Racing have been given the go ahead to switch to the Mustang to counter Holden’s all-conquering ZB Commodore. Although not full factory…