Category: Supercars

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…



Scott Pye takes thrilling win in rain on slicks..!

Walkinshaw Andretti United’s Scott Pye scored a maiden Supercars win in a thrilling mixed weather encounter at the Coates Hire Supercars Melbourne 400. The South Australian gambled on the weather as rain fell midway through the race, opting to avoid a switch to wet tyres and keeping his composure in the tough conditions to take…



Jamie Whincup wins in the wet at Albert Park

Jamie Whincup has claimed his first Supercars victory of 2018, leading the second race of the Coates Hire Melbourne 400 from start to finish despite two offs in the wet conditions. After the field ran the first two of 13 laps behind the Safety Car, Whincup pulled away from the Shell V-Power Racing Falcons of…



Successful shakedown for Coulthard

Fabian Coulthard has enjoyed a trouble-free shakedown of his new Shell V-Power Racing Ford as he kicked off a partnership with new race engineer Mark Fenning. The Kiwi completed the permitted 60km run at Queensland Raceway without issue in a newly built Falcon FGX, which has been constructed by the team over the off-season. It…



CEO James Warburton to leave Supercars

James Warburton will step down from his role as Supercars CEO at the end of the current season. The former Network Ten boss took over the running of the category in May 2013 when the sport was in difficult circumstances. Although Warburton has given no reason for his decision to step down, Speedcafe.com understands there…



Mostert/Owen win Pirtek Enduro Cup

Chaz Mostert and Steve Owen have won the 2017 Pirtek Enduro Cup off the back of a seventh position finish in Race 22 this afternoon. The Prodrive Racing Australia pair set up the triumph with a comeback win in Race 21 a day earlier at the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 a day and in the…



Reynolds, Youlden & Erebus win 2017 Bathurst 1000

David Reynolds and Luke Youlden have overcome treacherous wet conditions and late Safety Car drama to take victory in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Reynolds held his nerve as a Safety Car, caused by Nissan’s Simona de Silvestro when she found the start/finish straight wall on lap 153, provided a grandstand finish as light rain…



Dunlop livery for Percat at Ipswich

Nick Percat will run in the colours of tyre manufacturer Dunlop at this weekend’s Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint. The #8 Brad Jones Racing Holden will adorn a bright yellow livery on behalf of the Supercars control tyre supplier for this weekend’s round at the Ipswich circuit. This is the latest in a series of…