Supercars

January 26, 2018
Stadium Super Trucks for Perth!

Images: GRANT LAUTERBACH “Whoopy-Doo – The Trucks are back” Stadium Super Trucks – those magnificent flying machines – have finally signed on the dotted line to appear at the 2018 Perth Supersprint.    Two local categories  get gigs on the support bill for the Virgin Australia Supercars’ annual trek across the Nullabor. Saloon Cars www.wasalooncars.com.au/…

November 20, 2017
Sean Seamer Heads Supercars

Kiwi SEAN SEAMER is CEO-designate of Virgin Australia Supercars, replacing James Warburton as the head of the third ranking sport in the country. “Very few times in your life do you get the opportunity to combine your passion with your craft,” Seamer said.     “For me, this is one of those rare moments.     The…

October 12, 2017
Stadium Super Trucks’ Robby Gordon cleared to race

Image:  GRANT LAUTERBACH   The news many motorsport fans have been hanging on:   Stadium Super Trucks owner Robby Gordon has his Australian licence back.      His widely publicised – and criticised – antics on the streets of Darwin in June cost the former IndyCar and NASCAR ace a $4000 fine and a big black…

October 3, 2017
Virgin Australia Supercars ticks The Bend

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA SUPERCARS has confirmed South Australia has won a second round of the series in 2018.  The event is set for Australia’s newest FIA Category 2 racing circuit – The Bend Motorsport Park,  near Adelaide – with the inaugural race August 24-28.    It’ll be a SuperSprint around the 18-turn 4.9km international circuit configuration.  …

May 17, 2017
Supercars Up For Sale

Image: TRAVIS HAYTO. Iconic Series on the Market THESE DAYS just about anything is up for sale – for the right price.   Even Australia’s tier one motor racing series.   Yes, Dear Reader, the Virgin Australia Supercars Series is up for grabs!   And, it would seem, has long been. Archer Capital, the private…

April 27, 2017
Alex Rullo Ready for Perth Supersprint May 5-7

Image: CHRISTIAN HARTUNG. From TARRA SHAYLOR   Teenager ALEX RULLO can’t wait to get back to Barbagallo Raceway for next week’s Perth Supersprint, when the Virgin Australia Supercars return to Western Australia May 5-7. “It’s my home crowd,” he said. “And my old school, Trinity College, has been both supportive and understanding, helping me juggle both…

April 8, 2017
Sick Holden Retires at Symmons Plains

Image: Walkinshaw Racing.   CARNAGE in TASSIE The Mobil 1 HSV Racing car #22 of James Courtney is out of the remainder of the Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint after irreparable damage in race 3 of the championship Saturday. The damage happened on lap two, when James was caught up in the 12-car pileup on the run into turn…

March 3, 2017
Clipsal Preview – 2016, Just for the Record

My Clipsal 500 preview in The West Australian from 2016. A few names have changed – and the V8s are now the Virgin Australia Supercars, and some drivers and teams have done the annual musical chairs, including Garth Tander. All eyes on 16-year-old Perth lad Alex Rullo, who this weekend becomes the youngest ever Supercars…

February 8, 2017
Alex Rullo – Youngest Ever Supercars Driver

Virgin Australia Supercar Championships Debut for Perth Star Image: PAUL DUMBRELL MOTORSPORT   Trinity College student ALEX RULLO becomes the youngest ever Supercars Championship driver when he hits the grid at the Clipsal 500 next month. The teenage Western Australian racing prodigy has joined Melbourne-based Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport after strutting his stuff with the team…

January 19, 2017
Jan 20 – Great to See GT Back Where It All Began

GRM moves further up Pit lane for 2017. Image: Virgin Australia Supercars.   GARTH TANDER is a genuine Superstar of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. He wasn’t always the darling of the sport. His swashbuckling tactics in the early days following his entry to the category in 1998 drew the ire of many of the…