Six-time Australian V8 Supercar champion Jamie Whincup had a media outing at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney to announce that Red Bull Racing had re-signed him for another three years. Of course, they tried getting photos of Whincup, his trophy and a black-headed python. Oops, that backfired.
The Sydney NRMA 500 at the Olympic Park is already one of the most challenging street courses on the V8 Supercars schedule. Adding to that challenge today was a torrential downpour that engulfed the course in darkness within minutes, causing the race to end under a red flag.
It's National Doughnut Day, so let's celebrate with the most epic tire-shredding of the year. Here's Jamie Whincup roasting his tires in the middle of a V8 Supercars race (that he won!) like he was in a Safeway parking lot drunk off Mickey's.
Veteran Holden driver Jamie Whincup tries to hold off rookie Shane Van Ginsbergern in a Ford during the closing laps of The Gold Coast 600. It's bumper-rubbing, corner-slicing V8 Supercar racing at its best.