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V8 Supercars – Test Day Excitement for Lee Holdsworth‏

February 9, 2012

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The 2012 V8 Supercars season kicks off with an all-in test at Melbourne’s Sandown Raceway on Saturday. Having last raced 69 days ago, the off-season has been a long one, so all 28 drivers will be looking forward to starting up the engines to see where they stand in the pecking order ahead of the […]

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V8 Supercars – Lee Holdsworth To Join Stone Brothers Racing In 2012

October 26, 2011

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Stone Brothers Racing has signed Lee Holdsworth on a three-year contract from 2012 for the V8 Supercar Championship. Holdsworth will replace Alex Davison in the #4 SBR/IRWIN Tools Falcon and will make his first race appearance in a Ford Falcon at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide in March. SBR co-owner Ross Stone said the signing […]

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V8 Spercars – Bourdais Awarded Dan Wheldon Trophy After 2nd Place Finish

October 23, 2011

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After a hard fought second place finish in the final leg of the Armor All Gold Coast 600, Jamie Whincup’s co-driver Sebastien Bourdais was awarded the inaugural Dan Wheldon Memorial Trophy. Lowndes and Priaulx suffered another frustrating end to a promising race weekend, a lengthy pitstop and black flag relegating the car #888 duo down […]

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V8 Supercars – SBR Falcons in Top 15 at Bathurst‏

October 8, 2011

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Stone Brothers Racing (SBR) have enjoyed another productive day on the mountain, with all three of its Falcons to start Sunday’s gruelling 1000km race from inside the top 15 places on the grid. With the adverse weather finally clearing, it was the #9 SP Tools Racing Falcon of Shane van Gisbergen and John McIntyre that […]

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V8 Supercars – Jack Daniel’s Racing to Start Midfield for Bathurst‏

October 8, 2011

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Both Jack Daniel’s Racing Commodores will start Sunday’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 from midfield after qualifying at Mount Panorama in New South Wales today. Rick Kelly and Owen Kelly will start from 16th place on the starting grid aboard the #15 Jack Daniel’s Commodore, while Todd Kelly and David Russell will start from 19th place […]

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V8 Supercars – Bargs: Worst Bathurst Lead-up Ever‏

October 8, 2011

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Tyre shortages, cancelled sessions, engine changes and now a shunt in qualifying have made this year’s lead-up to Bathurst the ‘worst-ever’ for Jason Bargwanna. The Jana Living Racing driver was on a great lap in the dying seconds of today’s qualifying at Mount Panorama, despite having missed all his practice sessions due to a lack […]

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V8 Supercars – Practice mishap fails to stall TeamVodafone enroute to the Top Ten Shootout‏

October 8, 2011

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Both TeamVodafone Commodores will feature in tomorrows Top Ten Shootout after finishing third (Jamie Whincup) and sixth (Craig Lowndes) in today’s 40 minute qualifying session at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. There were a few nervous moments earlier in the day for Jamie Whincup when he kissed the wall coming out of ‘the cutting’ in […]

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V8 Supercars – Bathurst 1000 Rookie Percat Happy To Absorb The Pressure

October 7, 2011

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Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 rookie Nick  Percat is absorbing the enormous pressure of being a pole sitter on  Bathurst debut for Australia’s  premier motorsport event after his Toll HRT team-mate Garth Tander set the  benchmark.   Percat is yet to race at the treacherous  Mount  Panorama and today found  himself on provisional Armor All Pole […]

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V8 Supercars – Slade Fastest On Day 1 At The Mountain

October 7, 2011

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Greeted by ordinary weather, Stone Brother’s Racing (SBR) made a strong start to their 2011 Bathurst 1000 campaign, with all three SBR Falcons featuring in the top three during the opening practice sessions at Mount Panorama in Bathurst today. Such were the adverse conditions that the third and final session for the day was cancelled […]

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V8 Supercars – Vintage Victory For Veterans Skaife & Lowndes At Phillip Island

September 18, 2011

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Mark Skaife has forecast a magical Bathurst performance with what he described as an ‘extraordinary’ victory in today’s L&H 500 after another Phillip Island classic.   TeamVodafone pair Skaife and Craig  Lowndes dominated for the second year running and later predicted they were in a  better position than leading into last year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst […]

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V8 Supercars – Will Davison Chases Another L&H 500 Endurance Title

September 17, 2011

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Ford Performance Racing’s Will  Davison has challenged himself to finish what he started and bring home an  endurance trophy to his inconsistent outfit in tomorrow’s challenging L&H  500 at Phillip Island. Davison has by his standards been hot and cold since his switch from the Toll  Holden Racing Team to his Trading Post car under […]

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V8 Supercars – Courtney Hopes For Mid Season Form Surge At Phillip Island

September 9, 2011

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V8 Supercar champion James Courtney hopes next week’s L&H 500 at Phillip Island in Victoria will provide a mid-season turnaround to the disappointing results that have put the brakes on his   2011 campaign.   And the Toll Holden Racing Team driver believes Cameron McConville is an ideal team-mate to kick-start a form surge in […]

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Viral Video Star Drifts Downunder

August 22, 2011

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Australian fans will be the first to see the internet’s latest viral video sensation, in action. Over 5 million youtube viewers have logged on to watch Ken Block demonstrate his legendary car control in the latest instalment of the worldwide hit, Gymkhana series. DC Shoes: Ken Blockʼs Gymkhana FOUR; the Hollywood Megamercial (http://www.dcshoes.com/gym4 ) showcases […]

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V8 Supercars – Lowndes Zeroes In On V8 Supercar Championship

August 21, 2011

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Not happy. A frustrated Jamie Whincup and angry boss Roland Dane were furious over a mistake that cut his lead dramatically to TeamVodafone team-mate Craig Lowndes at the Coates Hire Ipswich 300 at Queensland Raceway today. It’s very seldom and often not at all that the slickest team in the V8 Supercar Championship makes the […]

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V8 Supercars – Lowndes Dominates At Home Track With Double Victory

August 20, 2011

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TeamVodafone have once again enjoyed the spoils of a 1-2 finish with Craig Lowndes claiming the number one spot of the day ahead of Jamie Whincup after today’s two 22 lap races at the Coates Hire Ipswich 300. Lowndes, who topped yesterday’s practice session continued to dominate today’s on track sessions, claiming pole position and […]

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V8 Supercars – Schuie Has Van Gisbergen In A Spin

August 4, 2011

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Australia’s top Freestyle Motorcross rider Matt ‘Schuie’ Schubring had fans looking skyward when he launched himself over Stone Brothers Racing’s SP Tools Transporter at the Queensland Raceway drag strip this morning. Coming from a BMX background “Schuie” is known as an innovator and has mastered some of the biggest tricks in FMX with incredible style […]

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V8 Supercars – SBR Says Hello Again To Helio

July 26, 2011

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Three times Indy 500 Champion Helio Castroneves will return to the Armor All Gold Coast 600 alongside Lucky 7 Racing driver Tim Slade this October – and can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of an Australian V8 Supercar.   “You never have to ask me twice about racing on the Gold Coast,” said […]

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V8 Supercars – Team Kiwi Is Back!

July 22, 2011

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SBR’s hard-charger Shane van Gisbergen will team up fellow countryman and IndyCar star Scott Dixon for this year’s Armor All Gold Coast 600 in October. The Target Chip Ganassi Racing star will form an all-Kiwi combination with SP Tools Racing Falcon pilot Shane van Gisbergen and team co-owners Ross and Jim Stone. The two-time IndyCar […]

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V8 Supercars – Aussie Legend Mick Doohan Tests Toll HRT Commodore

July 14, 2011

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Aussie legend Mick Doohan has driven his first laps in a Toll Holden Racing Team Commodore, the five-time 500cc Grand Prix Motorcycle World Champion getting behind the wheel of HRT’s T2 V8 Supercar at Queensland Raceway today. After first taking a passenger ride alongside reigning V8 Supercar Champion James Courtney, Doohan then jumped behind the […]

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V8 Supercars – Trying Times For Triple F In Townsville

July 13, 2011

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Triple F Racing experienced a tough weekend in North Queensland, where the team were left scratching their heads as to why they weren’t where they should have been on the grid. Dean’s FG Falcon struggled for outright pace through practice and qualifying which put him off 25th position for Race 14 of the V8 Supercar […]

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