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.

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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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Tags: nascar, Tony Stewart

Posted: 12 March, 2014

Webber: Ricciardo Needs Time

Mark Webber has urged fans for patience with Daniel Ricciardo

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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

Posted: 16 January, 2014

Schumacher 'Coma For Life'

Reports F1 champ may not recover from serious ski accident

Michael Schumacher Photo: Getty Images

There are reports Michael Schumacher could remain in a coma for the rest of his life following a ski accident in Meribel, France last December.

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Posted: 9 January, 2014

BMW's Self-Driving Car

Watch incredible footage from this latest piece of auto genius

BMW M235i prototype is world's first self-drifting car Video: Autocar YouTube

This is pretty cool. BMW has created the world's first self-driving car! Watch the incredible footage above.

The German car-maker showed off its latest piece of auto genius - the BMW M235i - at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway as part of the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

A spokesperson from fellow German auto manufacturers said the technology is ready to go in the next two or three year but it comes down legislation.

"We are allowed drive autonomously here in Nevada but we are not allowed to sell it to customers. For now only our engineers are allowed." said Christian Bangemann, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Posted: 11 December, 2013

Mark Webber's New Ride

Webber tweets a pic of his new Porsche 'Enjoyed driving her today'

Mark Webber has tweeted a picture of his new Porsche from his @AussieGrit twitter account saying, "Next chapter. Enjoyed driving her today."

Porsche has announced earlier this year that Webber would be a factory driver for the brand’s entry into the World Endurance Championship which includes the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans. 

“It’s an honour for me to join Porsche on its return to the top category at Le Mans and in the sports car World Endurance Championship and to be part of the team,” Mark Webber said earlier in the year.

 “Porsche has written racing history as a manufacturer and stands for outstanding technology and performance at the highest level.”

You can see the 2014 Porsche LMP1 in action below:

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Tags: Mark Webber, Le Mans, Porsche

Posted: 22 November, 2013

VIDEO: Epic 300kmh Car Crash

Slow motion footage shows car being thrown into the air at 300kmh

Slow motion reveals horrifying scenes after test car crashes at 300kmh (Video:YouTube

Unbelievable slow-motion footage shows test car driver Brian Gillespie crashing his car at 300kmh.

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Tags: Brian Gillespie, Car Crash, Video, Slow Motion, Test Car

Posted: 28 October, 2013

Reynolds Stoked With Win

David Reynolds joins Jars & Tredders after his first V8 Supercar win

David Reynolds is an excited man after winning his first V8 Supercar race at the Gold Coast 600 over the weekend.

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Posted: 21 October, 2013

NASCAR Crash Causes Carnage

Last lap crash has caused carnage at the Talladega Superspeedway

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Rock, Shock

A last lap crash has caused carnage at the Talladega Superspeedway.

In this video: NASCAR, Austin Dillon

A last lap crash has caused carnage at the Talladega Superspeedway in America.

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Tags: NASCAR, Motorsport Crash

Posted: 21 October, 2013

VIDEO: V8 Supercar Vs Plane

It's a battle for the beach and the skies...

It's a battle for the beach and the skies...

That's what you get when you put an Red Bull aerobatic plane up against a V8 Supercar driven by Jamie Whincup.

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Tags: Red Bull Racing, Jamie Whincup, Aerobatic Plane, V8 Supercars

Posted: 14 October, 2013

Frosty's Big Bathurst Win

Winterbottom tells Triple M how he's feeling after winning Bathurst

Steve Richards (L) and Mark Winterbottom (R), take out Bathurst 2013 (Getty Images) 

Mark 'Frosty' Winterbottom has told Triple M how he's feeling after winning Bathurst for Ford.

"I always thought a championship would feel better than Bathurst but I guess till you win this Bathurst race...standing on that podium and seeing all the Ford fans cheering and chanting, it was awesome" Frosty told Triple M.

Winterbottom held off a dramatic late challenge from Jamie Whincup to claim his first Bathurst 1000 crown at Mount Panorama on Sunday.

After a pulsating duel over the final 10 laps, the Ford driver took the chequered flag just 0.47 secs ahead of race favourite and pole sitter Whincup.

Craig Lowndes (Red Bull Racing Australia) took third place ahead of Jason Bright (Team BOC) and Garth Tander (Holden Racing Team). 

The decisive moment came in the last lap when Winterbottom edged clear in an expertly-judged corner to gain decisive breathing space.

Remarkably Winterbottom had never produced a podium finish in 10 Bathurst starts before the 2013 race.

It was the first Ford victory at the mountain since Whincup and Lowndes won for the Blue Oval in 2008. 

The triumph is a fitting reward for Whincup's persistence.

He was cruelly denied the Bathurst title in 2007 when he speared off the track while leading with 13 laps to go.

  • 1. Winterbottom/Richards
  • 2. Whincup/Dumbrell
  • 3. Lowndes/Luff
  • 4. Tander/Percat
  • 5. Bright/Jones
  • 6. Pye/Morris
  • 7. Will Davison/Owen
  • 8. McLaughlin/Perkins
  • 9. Reynolds/Canto
  • 10. Priaulx/Ekstrom

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Tags: Bathurst, Bathurst 1000, Mark Winterbottom, Steve Richards

Posted: 23 July, 2013

Dick Johnson On Losing $9M

A brutally honest and frank interview with Dick Johnson

Brutally Honest Dick Johnson

Aussie motorsport legend has revealed he is $9M in debt (Getty Images)

Dick Johnson is hoping his fortune is about to turn around after revealing on TV he has lost $9M and is flat broke.

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Tags: Dick Johnson, Debt, Motorsport