Posted: 8 December, 2014

Off-Track Incident Results In Biff

Best carnage of the day… Then it resulted in a little alley way biff

What you didn't see at the V8 Supercars over the weekend.

"Best carnage of the day… Then it resulted in a little alley way biff," read the Instagram account of the bloke who captured the incident on video. Watch the video below.

As you can see in the video below, the Holden car driven by Brett Stewart rams his rival's car Josh Kean after they returned from Race 2.

The "off-track" incident happened after the Dunlop Series season finale at Sydney Olympic Park.

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John Kean’s Commodore following the off-track incident Photo: Phil Walmsley

It's believed the driver got out of his car and allegedly punched an official in the face "while another was pushed to the ground in the nasty scuffle", reported Speedcafe.com.

It was reported two people received medical attention following the alleged assault.

V8 Supercars spokesperson Jason Bargwanna said they were investigating the incident.

“There was an altercation between two competitors and there were officials involved,” Bargwanna told Speedcafe.com.

“There is not much more than we can say at this stage.

“I know there were two people taken to the medical centre but I don’t know the extent of their injuries.”

Post-Race Incident

"Best carnage of the day... Then it resulted in a little alley way biff #v8sc #v8supercars #nrma500 #dunlopseries #v8supercarsdc" Video: teeeeww Instagram

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Posted: 1 December, 2014

Big V8s News

Ford will not fund a team at the V8s event from 2016

Some big news if you're a V8's fan. Ford will not fund a team at the V8 Supercars event from next season.

Ford made the announcement today on it's official website, saying the car manufacturer will no longer support its V8 Supercars team Prodrive Racing and its racing program.

“Ford Australia’s decision to not extend its commercial relationship with our team beyond the end of next season is extremely disappointing for our large and loyal fan base, but as a business this decision now allows us to concentrate on our long-term future,” Mr Edwards said.

“We will run the new FG X Falcon next season as planned with support from Ford, and we’ll possibly campaign the car in 2016 ahead of the major regulation changes coming from 2017.

Read the full statement below.

Official Ford Statement

BENALLA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 03: Mark Winterbottom of Ford Performance Racing in action during race two of round eight of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at Winton Raceway on August 3, 2008 in Benalla, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Mark Winterbottom of Ford in action during the V8 Supercars at Winton Raceway in 2008 Photo: Getty Images

Leading V8 Supercars team Prodrive Racing (Australia) has been informed by Ford Australia that from 2016 the car manufacturer will no longer support the team and its racing program.

Prodrive Racing (Australia) (PRA) has raced under the guise of Ford Performance Racing since the team’s inception in 2003, acting as Ford Australia’s primary manufacturer team throughout this period.

PRA Chief Executive Officer, Tim Edwards responded to Ford Australia’s decision.

“Ford Australia’s decision to not extend its commercial relationship with our team beyond the end of next season is extremely disappointing for our large and loyal fan base, but as a business this decision now allows us to concentrate on our long-term future,” Mr Edwards said.

“We have enjoyed a highly-successful relationship with Ford Australia with just shy of 50 race wins, 150 podiums and the last two Bathurst 1000 crowns together.

“This on track success, along with the engineering and commercial strength that underpins our racing activities, provides us with a very viable business and a strong platform for our future in the sport.

“We will run the new FG X Falcon next season as planned with support from Ford, and we’ll possibly campaign the car in 2016 ahead of the major regulation changes coming from 2017.

“Now that we know where we stand we can further develop other opportunities. We have a range of options, some existing and some that were awaiting this decision, so we can now begin to explore these further.

“Whatever happens, I know our loyal fans will support our team whatever direction we take.”

Team owner Rod Nash also expressed his opinion.

“When [fellow co-owner) Rusty French and I purchased the team two years ago we did so because we saw a strong and diverse business, filled with vibrant people and all with a desire to succeed,” Mr Nash said.

"That hasn’t changed today and nor will it based on the decision of one of our commercial partners. We have a broad revenue base and this decision does not weaken the viability of our business.

“Our team of people have been working tirelessly, with support from V8 Supercars, to ensure a blue presence in our sport so while we don’t agree with today’s decision, we have no choice but to accept it.

“While I sympathise with the legions of Ford fans, they are also fans of our team and our drivers, so whatever direction we take we firmly believe that support will continue.

“Our immediate focus is of course this week and finishing off the season strongly in Sydney. We want to secure Mark second in the points and try and top off Chaz’s Bathurst-winning year with more success.

“Once we’re done in Sydney we can begin working on the future and exploring our range of opportunities.”

The team will look to add to its Bathurst triumph and win tally this weekend at the season-ending Sydney 500 at Sydney Olympic Park.

Earlier On Triple M

Ford racing legend Dick Johnson has rubbished reports Ford are finished with the V8s

"We are racing Fords next year.. without a doubt," said Johnson, on Triple M Brisbane. Listen to the full audio below.

Dick Johnson on Triple M

Earlier On Triple M

Mark Winterbottom of Ford Performance Racing heads through the chicane during race two of the Clipsal 500 which is round one of the V8 Supercar Championship Series on the Adelaide Street Circuit on February 24, 2008 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Mark Winterbottom of Ford during race two of the Clipsal 500, which is round one of the V8 Supercar Championship Series in Adelaide Photo: Getty Images

It's the end of the road for Ford.

Competition ends in the V8 series after next year.

The Daily Telegraph reports V8 officials have been told 2015 is Ford's last season in the popular series effectively ending the great 22-year-old rivalry between Holden and the famous 'Blue Oval', made famous by Peter Brock and Dick Johnson.

V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton says he was desperate to keep Ford in the race.

“We have two teams who will race Ford in 2015 even if they will not be factory backed,’’ he told The Daily Telegraph.

“We have consistently made our case to Ford, not only for 2015, but well into the future. They know exactly where we are going and the huge benefits we can deliver.

“We would obviously love to have them continue in the sport."

The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 is on this weekend

And Triple M is live from the Mountain in Bathurst NSW, all weekend. We're at the top of Merchandise Alley. Come down and say g'day! CLICK HERE to listen live.

V8 Supercars Best Final Laps Ever

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Posted: 1 December, 2014

Mark Webber High-Speed Crash

Aussie motor car driver Mark Webber has been taken to hospital after a high-speed crash

Aussie racing legend Mark Webber has been taken to hospital after a high-speed crash during the World Endurance Championship in Brazil.

The nasty crash happened at the entrance at the 300km/h-plus Arquibancadas curve, where it's believed Webber collected the Ferrari.

There were concerns for Webber's safety but after receiving medical attention he and the driver of the Ferrri (M. Cressoni) are understood to be okay. 

After leaving the track on a stretcher, FIA reported Webber as “awake and alert” when he arrived at the hospital. Watch the video below.

Mark Webber Crash

A huge crash between the #20 Porsche of M. Webber and the #90 Ferrari of M. Cressoni at the final round of the WEC Video: YouTube

Eyewitness Video

Eyewitness video of the crach involving Mark Webber at the World Endurance Championship in Brazil Video: YouTube

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Posted: 13 October, 2014

Chaz Mostert Wins 2014 Bathurst 1000

Racing pair Mostert and Morris went from last to first in an incredible win.

Chaz Mostert celebrates incredbile Bathurst win: Getty Images

Starting last, from 25th on the grid, Chaz Mostert and co-driver Paul Morris didn't seem to have much of a chance of winning the 2014 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

However, that didn't stop them, as the leaders crashed out in front and around them, Mostert and Morris waited patiently to make his move.

Mostert timed it to perfection, overtaking five times Bathurst winner Jamie Whincup on the final lap as he ran out of fuel.

On Triple M Sydney's Grill Team Mostert took the boys through his incredible and surprising win.


2014 Bathurst 1000 Highlights

2014 Bathurst 1000 Highlights video: Channel 7

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Posted: 10 October, 2014

10 Massive Bathurst Crashes 1997-2012

To get you pumped for the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, here's some of the most epic crashes!

Bathurst is Australia's oldest inland town; it's also where you will find Mount Panorama, the place where the biggest car racing event of the year takes place.... and it's here!

The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 is the premiere V8 race that separates the real drivers and vehicles in Australian racing. This is where the whole 'Holden versus Ford' thing really got up and running.

Hell Corner, Mountain Straight and Forest Elbow are all well known landmarks in the journey around the track. The winner now receives the Peter Brock Cup trophy names after the legend, the man who won the race an amazing nine times. The race is always filled with drama, intrigue and spectacular crashes like in the above video.

The Supercheap Auto, Happy Bathurst Day catalogue sale on now.

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10 Awesome Moments At Bathurst

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Posted: 9 October, 2014

Triple M Live From The Mountain

Hear Triple M live at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 is on again this weekend.

Triple M is live from the Mountain, all weekend thanks to Holden and Pedders Suspension. We're at the top of Merchandise Alley. Come down and say g'day!  CLICK HERE to listen live.

More Bathurst Stuff

Red Bull Racing Rev Up For Bathurst

Ahead of 2014's Bathurst 1000 Red Bull Racing have released this awesome video.

12 Legendary Bathurst Cars

The cars that have gone down in Bathurst history.

NASCAR Legend's V8 Bathurst Hot Lap

What happens when you put a NASCAR legend in a V8?

World’s Hottest Grid Girls

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Official Links

www.pedders.com.au
www.holden.com.au

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Tags: Bathurst 1000, Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Motor Racing

Posted: 9 October, 2014

Red Bull Racing Rev Up For Bathurst

Ahead of 2014's Bathurst 1000 Red Bull Racing have released this awesome video.

Red Bull on the road to Bathurst 100: YouTube - Red Bull Racing Australia

Red Bull Racing Australia and the superstar team of Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup have made a great little promo video on the lead up to Bathurst 1000.

With their camo stripped cars they enlisted the help of the Royal Australian Air Force to make sure they got their cars there in time.

In typical Red Bull style, it's a very impressive little video.

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Tags: Jamie Whincup, Craig Lowndes, Red Bull Racing Australia

Posted: 8 October, 2014

12 Legendary Bathurst Cars

The cars that have gone down in Bathurst history.

This weekend's Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 got us thinking about the legendary cars of the past.

We managed to narrow our list down to 12, so without further ado here are the most iconic cars of Australia's most iconic race!

Have we missed any? Let us know below.


Kevin Bartlett's Channel 9 Camaro

How could we ever forget the flip?!

George Fury's Nissan Bluebird

Record setter in 1984.

Eggenberger Texaco Sierra

Disqualified for dirty fuel in 1987.

Allan Moffat's RX7

Zoom. Zoom.

 

Brocky’s VH Commodore in dayglo orange

It might look like a witches hat but it certainly didn't drive like one!

John Bowe’s Volvo of the mid 80’s

Swedish engineering.

Brocky’s 05 A9X Torana

What a car.

Dick Johnson's Tru-Blu Falcon

Hey Tru-Blu...

Skaife/Richards Skyline

It crashed but still won. Unbeleivable.

Alan Moffat XC Falcon coupe

Can't go argue with a 1-2 finish.


Craig Lowndes snake-eyes AU Falcon

Do they come in green?!

Wayne Gardner’s Coke Commodore

Always.

The Supercheap Auto, Happy Bathurst Day catalogue sale on now.

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Triple M Live From The Mountain

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Posted: 8 October, 2014

NASCAR Legend's V8 Bathurst Hot Lap

What happens when you put a NASCAR legend in a V8?


V8 Bathurst hot lap: YouTube - ibd1977

Hilarious NASCAR legend and 'Speed' commentator American Daryl Waltrip has had an illustrious career which saw him win many trophies and receive accolades being inducted into the Motorsport Hall of Fame.

There's no doubt he's used to fast cars, but in 2011 he was covering the V8's for FOX's Speed and was invited to take a 'hot lap' around Mount Panorama withV8 Supercar driver Jason Bright in Bright's Brad Jones Racing Holden VE Commodore.

Sure NASCAR's go pretty quick, but they also go around and around a big oval, let's see how he deals with hairpin corners...


NASCAR's Darrell Waltrip Gets The V8 Treatment

V8 Bathurst hot lap: YouTube - ibd1977


Waltrip's Hilarious Catchphrase

Waltrip's hilarious NASCAR catchphrase: YouTube - eaton011

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Posted: 23 September, 2014

V8 Supercar Driver Greg Murphy Punks Cameron Smith With Surprise 'Hot Lap'

The Melbourne Storm skipper has no idea what he's in for.

Image: Youtube

Watch as V8 Supercar legend Greg Murphy goes under cover as 'Barry Ford'.

His aim is to trick Cam Smith into thinking he's a v8 fan before taking the Melbourne Storm champion on a completely unexpected 'hot lap'.

Watch the video below, especially from the 3-minute mark.

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Tags: V8 Supercars, Greg Murphy, Cameron Smith, Melbourne Storm

Posted: 11 August, 2014

Racer Killed By Rival

Sprint dirt-track driver Kevin Ward has been killed after being struck by a rival racer

WARNING: This video may be distressing for some viewers.

Nascar driver killed in race Video: YouTube / Sky Sports

Sprint dirt-track driver Kevin Ward Jr. has been killed after being struck by rival twice NASCAR Sprint Series champ Tony Stewart during a race in Canadaigua, New York.


Nate Ryan, Motorsports Reporter On Triple M


As you can see in the video above, Stewart's car collides into Ward's, sending him crashing into the wall.

The 20-year-old Ward is then seen getting out of his car and walking into ongoing traffic on the dirt track while pointing at Stewart. He then gets hit by the car. He was later pronounced dead.

Stewart later released a statement on his Facebook page, which you can read below.

Tony Stewart Statement

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Nascar driver Tony Stewart Photo: Getty Images

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., (Aug. 10, 2014) – The following is a statement from Tony Stewart regarding the fatal accident last night during the sprint car feature at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park involving Kevin Ward Jr.

“There aren’t words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. It’s a very emotional time for all involved, and it is the reason I’ve decided not to participate in today’s race at Watkins Glen. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy.”

Kevin Ward Jr. and Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart's Aussie Connection

In 2011 Tony Stewart was involved in a incident about track conditions at the Sprintcar National Event in Granville, Sydney.

The NASCAR champion, who was competing in the race with ten other Americans, became involved in a stoush with Sydney Speedway co-owner Brett Morris. He was questioned by police but later released without any charges.

This is what the Police said at the time:

''Police from Rosehill central command were alerted to an altercation involving two men at a race car track.

A 39-year-old man was arrested at the scene after a 46-year-old man was allegedly hit in the face by a racing helmet. The 39-year-old man was released without charge, pending further investigation."

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Posted: 12 March, 2014

Webber: Ricciardo Needs Time

Mark Webber has urged fans for patience with Daniel Ricciardo

(Image: @AussieGrit)

Retired F1 star Mark Webber has urged the Australian public to be patient with the emerging Daniel Ricciardo

Ricciardo has made the big move from Toro Rosso to giants Red Bull this year and now calls four-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel his team-mate. 

While Webber is confident the 24-year-old Perth native will do well at his new team, he suggested it would take some time for Ricciardo to start producing results. 

Ricciardo would be helped by being in a ‘sensational team with good experience’, according to Webber.

Can Ricciardo finish in the top 10 this year?


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Tags: Mark Webber, F1, Daniel Ricciardo