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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Posted: 10 October, 2014

End Of The Road For Ford?

Reports V8 officials have been told 2015 is Ford's last season in the V8 series

UPDATE: 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.

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 race two of round eight of the V8 Supercars at Winton Raceway in 2008 in Benalla Photo: Getty Images

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

Just a few of the best laps from the V8 Supercars Video: YouTube

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Tags: V8 Supercars, Ford, Bathurst 1000, Motorsport

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

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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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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

tony stewart

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

(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

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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