2017 has been a year of losses for Australian car enthusiasts. The country’s manufacturing industry officially shut it’s doors, leaving many unemployed and setting off a domino affect within our car related industries. That’s not what we’re here to talk about though, this weekend marks the end of another era. As of tomorrow, the V8 Supercars will be no more.
A large thunderstorm has caused many parts of Victoria to be issued with a severe weather warning. Here’s the view from out the front of mine.
I created this infographic to show the results of Coates Hire V8 Supercar Challenge.
- #T8Family refers to the teams which are managed by Triple Eight Race Engineering – Red Bull Racing Australia (RBRA) and Team Vortex.
- Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen race for RBRA. Craig Lowndes races for Team Vortex.
- In this instance the term triple-lockout is being used to describe one team filling the podium. The #T8Family did this in races two and three and had two members on the podium for races one and four.
Lowndsey fans may also be interested in this article about his lap of honour at the Clipsal 500.
Six-time Bathurst 1000 winner, Craig Lowndes, has today been honoured during the premiere event of the 2016 V8 Supercar racing calendar. This year’s Clipsal 500 marks the start of Lowndes’ 251st round, grabbing him the record for most starts in the history of the sport.
To recognise his breaking of previous holder Russell ‘The Enforcer’ Ingall‘s record, Lowndes was celebrated with a solo lap of the track prior to commencement of the first race of the season.