V8 Supercars’ David Reynolds is not happy with Shane Van Gisbergen after SVG spun him out of contention in the first race at Phillip Island. Reynolds, who received a stiff $25,000 fine over his remarks before Bathurst, thinks SVG now needs a $50,000 fine and a pineapple shoved up where the sun don’t shine. »
Pepsi Max Crew PRA will run a special Back to the Future livery for Cam Waters and Russell Ingall’s entry at the Gold Coast 600 in honor of Marty McFly traveling to October 21st, 2015 in the second movie. They made an amazing video to go along with it. »
Either there’s a great force field around the wall that saved Jack Perkins’ Holden Racing Team car from whacking into it, or Perkins’s tires grabbed at precisely the right moment to save his bacon. Either way, watch this great save from today’s Bathurst 1000.
Happy Bathurst Day, race fans. It’s that special day of the year where skill is put to the test for 161 laps of the world’s best race track. 26 pairs will start, but only one will know that feeling of glory at the end of the day. »
Driver Chaz Mostert lost control of his car after tapping a wall during qualifying for the Bathurst 1000, hitting a marshal stand and ripping open the side of his car. Mostert was airlifted to a local hospital with a fractured left femur and fractured left wrist. Five marshals were injured in the crash. [Updated]
Simona de Silvestro and Renee Gracie are sharing a Prodrive Racing Ford Falcon at this year’s Bathurst 1000, making them the first all-female team since 1998 to compete there. That’s great! V8 Supercar driver David Reynolds called it a “pussy wagon” in in a post-practice press conference. That’s um...not so great.
My Aussie friend Dave is a real muscle car fanatic who doesn’t take kindly of some electric car claiming to be the fastest sedan on the planet. To prove Elon Musk wrong, he went for a drag race between a Tesla and a V8 Supercar. »
Nick Percat and Dale Wood got into a verbal confrontation following an on track incident in race 21. »
Holden Racing Team’s James Courtney was sidelined from this weekend’s activities at Sydney Motorsports Park from being hit in the ribs with a metal wall before the second practice session. Air from the blades of a low flying Navy helicopter picked up the garage dividers and tossed them like toys in the pits.
I'm not entirely sold on the part of the 2017 V8 Supercars rules that allow non-V8 engines to run yet, because I'll admit: I love that sound. On the other hand, I'm all about the part of the 2017 regulations that allow non-sedan body styles, however, because we could be getting a Volvo wagon. REJOICE! »
Australian driver Marcos Ambrose switched back to V8 Supercars for 2015 after spending a few years in the United States running in NASCAR. After the V8s' races at the Australian Grand Prix this year, Ambrose did the unthinkable: he asked his team if someone else could drive in his place. »
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. »
So, Michael Caruso's car is belching smoke like a QR25DE with a blown head gasket. A+, guys, as a former Altima driver, I can confirm that this looks very realistic, not to mention familiar. »
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. »
Scott McLaughlin has overtaken Garth Tander to win the V8 Supercars race on Phillip Island in his #33 blue Volvo. Tander ran out of fuel before the final corner, and McLaughlin was able to get past him. Reader and Opponaut Nobody brings us this amazing animated gif of McLaughlin celebrating with burn outs. »
For the 54th time, Australia's great race is set to take place. 25 cars driven by 50 competitors are about to take on the roughest, toughest, most spell-binding race track in Australia. At the end of six hours, one pair will overlook the partisan supporters from the podium and hold up the Peter Brock Trophy as… »
In one corner, we have Top Gear's James May in a Komatsu tractor. In the other corner, we have Australian V8 Supercar champion Jamie Whincup in a Holden race car. And they're about to race. Seriously. »