Dear T8 Family Haters

I’ve followed the V8 Supercars my whole life, some families have footy, mine had racing. And for that time, I’ve been a dedicated Craig Lowndes fan, even when he decided to cross to the dark side and drive a Ford for a while.

Tonight Lowndsey sent out a tweet thanking his crew and fans, and while the majority of responses were positive, or at least polite, I came across a few that were horrible and truly straight up uncalled for. When I went digging further, I found that Gizzy and J Dub were receiving the same kind of treatment from so called fans of the sport.

The Triple Eight crew race hard, but they also race fair, when they step out of line they generally redress and they always strive to have a clean race.

What happened between Lowndes and McLaughlin today was unfortunate and yea it sucks that he lost the championship so close to holding the title for the first time in his career, but the way he put Craig out of the race would earn anyone a penalty, we can’t expect that he be let off just because of where he sat on the leader board.

I’d be saying this no matter what team the hate was aimed at but it happens that I’ve seen it directed at T8 fam more than anyone. Even the fans who run the accounts for the boys cars have copped flak which isn’t ok either.

If you feel the need to be disgusting, please keep it to yourself, none of the racers or teams deserve to receive it and no-one wants to see it.

K, thanks, bye.

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The end of the V8 Supercars Championship

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.

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Coates Hire V8 Supercar Challenge

I created this infographic to show the results of Coates Hire V8 Supercar Challenge.

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The chart in this infographic was created by me and the photograph depicting the RBRA and Team Vortex trucks is a JMPJ Photography original image.

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Lowndsey fans may also be interested in this article about his lap of honour at the Clipsal 500.

Craig Lowndes Honoured at 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.

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