Category: Supercars

Supercars Complete Wind Tunnel Testing

Supercars CEO Shane Howard has outlined the “significant difference” in the data generated by its recent wind tunnel tests as compared to VCAT. Homologation teams Triple Eight Race Engineering and Dick Johnson Racing provided a Camaro and Mustang respectively for the historic parity exercise at Windshear’s North Carolina facility. Across three, 12-hour days, those cars…



BRT Completes First Day With Wildcard Mustang

The Blanchard Racing Team has given its new Gen3 Ford Mustang its first day of running ahead of a wildcard tilt at the Supercars enduros. BRT is expanding to two cars for the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 and Repco Bathurst 1000, with its Dunlop Super2 Series driver Aaron Love to share a second Mustang with…



Stanaway Seals Supercars Return

Richie Stanaway has signed the deal that will see him make a full-time return to Supercars with Grove Racing. It appears that the deal is now complete, with Stanaway to partner fellow Kiwi Matt Payne at the Ford squad next season. The deal is expected to be announced early next week. Stanaway’s return comes after…



Randle Front Row Return For The Bend SuperSprint

Tickford’s Thomas Randle was one of the stars of qualifying as he recorded the second front row of his career at The Bend and he hopes to score redemption from the South Australian venue. Whilst Brodie Kostecki flew to a crushing pole position, the battle of the best of the rest went to Randle, who…



Billionaire Businessmen Bid To Buy Supercars

The brothers behind one of South Australia’s biggest petrol station and convenience store chains are making a play to buy the Supercars business. Viva Energy CEO Scott Wyatt with OTR Group founder Yasser Shahin who has made a 1.1 billion dollar deal to sell “On the Run” network of convenience stores. Wide World of Sports…



Mustang Supercars Fires Uncertainty

The Gen3 Technical Working Group is met yesterday evening after two Ford Mustang Supercars caught fire for unknown reasons in as many days at the Beaurepaires Melbourne SuperSprint. Walkinshaw Andretti United’s Nick Percat could not complete a single lap before Car #2 was ablaze in its left-front corner in Race 4 at the Formula 1…



Ryan reprimanded over Pukekohe garage altercation

Barry Ryan has been officially reprimanded over his altercation with Mark Winterbottom in the Erebus Motorsport garage at the Pukekohe Supercars event. A broadcast camera captured the Erebus CEO pushing Winterbottom after the Team 18 driver entered the garage following his incident with Will Brown in Race 28 of the Repco Supercars Championship at the…



Blanchard: Slade form ‘confidence-inspiring’

The impressive form of Tim Slade and CoolDrive Racing is “confidence-inspiring”, says team owner Tim Blanchard. Slade is a standout third overall for the Albert Park weekend, having recorded a trio of top 10 finishes. The veteran’s results are all the more impressive considering Slade started down the order for Races 6 and 7. The…



Dunlop dispels soft tyre fears after Race 6 chaos

Dunlop says there’s no need for panic after widespread blistering on the soft compound tyre during Race 6 at the Beaurepaires Melbourne 400. The first of four 20-lap races this weekend at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit for the Repco Supercars Championship threw up some unknowns given corner reconfiguring and new bitumen. With those…



Mustang May Miss Queensland Raceway Shakedown

Supercars’ plans to shake down its revised Gen3 prototypes this week might have to proceed without the Mustang. The Gen3 plan has taken a detour in the past month due to changes that needed to be made to the chassis to rectify significant driver discomfort, plus the addition of a manual gear lever. That meant…