Monthly archives: August, 2013

The Championship is Anyone’s – V8 Supercars

The V8 Supercar Championship has been thrown wide open heading into the most unpredictable part of the season following a completely out of character weekend by the most successful team of the current era. A 12th different winner in season 2013 and failures by Red Bull Racing Australia’s Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes has led…



Kenseth holds off charging Kahne at Bristol

It was battle royale inside the Last Great Colosseum as NASCAR’s gladiators clashed under the Saturday night lights, culminating in a dramatic fight to the finish between Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne. Catching Kenseth with little time left in the IRWIN Tools Night Race, Kahne pulled even but was unable to complete the pass before…



Vettel Wins Belgian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel extended his lead in the Formula One world championship once again when he won the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton. Vettel’s lead had been 38 points over Kimi Raikkonen and now it is 46 over Fernando Alonso. Meanwhile Hamilton, who started the race 48 points in arrears, is…



Tony Stewart out for Remainder of Season

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Tony Stewart will not race again in 2013 for his team as he continues to recover from multiple leg fractures suffered in a sprint car crash two weeks ago. The three-time Sprint Cup champion suffered a broken right tibia and fibula on 5 August at Southern Iowa Speedway and although…



Holden reinforces commitment to V8 Supercar Series

Holden has confirmed its ongoing commitment to V8 Supercars racing despite the current question marks over its future as a manufacturer in Australia. “Racing is a natural for us, we are absolutely committed to V8 Supercars,” Holden managing director Mike Devereux told v8supercars.com.au. “I think we get good value from being involved in the sport…



Flashback: Belgium ‘68 – the first of many wins for McLaren

Bruce McLaren had not won a world championship race for going on six years when he arrived at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit for the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix. But armed with his self-built, bright orange car – the Cosworth-powered McLaren M7A – he scored what turned out to be the first of many famous victories…