Ford’s Cameron Waters has smashed the Bathurst 1000 qualifying lap record to claim Supercars pole for Sunday’s great race at Mount Panorama. It was at its most dominant in Whincup's hands in the final year of its racing life, scoring a rare V8 championship/Bathurst 1000 double. The start time of Sunday’s race has been brought forward by 30 minutes to 11am AEDT with rain and storms predicted to descend on Mt Panorama. The 26-year-old Waters pipped three-time champion Scott McLaughlin, who has stamped his mark as one of the Supercars’ greatest qualifiers. Whincup, whose Commodore was running on fumes after he apparently ignored his team's entreaties to conserve fuel, held on until five corners from the finish, when Mostert roared past in his Falcon for an improbable victory. “I made a few little mistakes, but the car was just hooked up. Series renamed V8 Supercars Championship in 2003. Along with Norm Beechey, only driver to have won titles with Ford and Holden. McLaughlin claimed his maiden Bathurst victory last year but that result ended a run of four-straight Holden wins dating back to 2015.

Drivers. Waters completed his first solo race victory at Tailem Bend last month and has carried that hot form into the season finale at Bathurst. Statistically, the all-time greatest with a record six V8 Supercars titles in the past eight years, plus four Bathurst 1000 triumphs. Acclaimed as the best looking racing tin-top of all time. Tied on achievements, if not popularity. It was a three-way fight between Bob Jane, Allan Moffat and Ian Geoghegan. Check local guides for times and stations in other areas.

Never has there been a more eventful and exciting race in Australian touring car racing history. High speed corners are tyre-killers, with the standard hard compound Dunlop rubber the only option for safety and durability reasons. “That was absolutely awesome.

Was $13 now $7 per week for 12 weeks* (Digital + Print). Jane held on to win the third of his four touring car crowns. Mostert, who switched to Holden this year, was the fastest Commodore driver in third to start alongside Nick Percart on the second row of the grid. Lowndes is the "New Brock" – the most popular and best-known V8 driver by far – while Skaife is the dispassionate professional. There are 17 drivers across 8 teams behind the wheel of a … First Australian car to win the ATCC. “This is so special for all the boys at Tickford. Johnson won the gripping fight to secure the first of his five championships, praising Brock for his sportsmanship in not pushing him off the track during their tight tussle. After furiously swapping the lead, oil spray from Geoghegan's car forced Moffat to undo his safety harness and lean out the side window to see as he continued the chase to the finish.

His battle for the title with Holden champion Peter Brock came down to the final race at Johnson's home track in Brisbane and they raced nose-to-tail from start to finish. The inaugural ATCC was held on a public road circuit at Gnoos Blas, outside Orange in western NSW, in 1960. Labelled "Godzilla" because it devoured everything in its path. It's still-active Lowndes' three ATCC and six Bathurst 1000s versus retired Skaife's five touring car titles and also six Bathurst wins. Popular battler who took over from Moffat as Brock's Ford foil, claiming five ATCC crowns and three Bathurst 1000s. Cameron Waters. Who's Not: Despite showing uncharacteristic aggression in his brief battle with van Gisbergen last start at Symmons Plains, defending V8 champion Mark Winterbottom and his Prodrive Racing Ford team are struggling for consistent race speed. It doesn't impact the 2020 V8 Supercars season, which has returned to Holden vs Ford after Nissan's withdrawal. Falcon FG X has pole-winning pace, but fades the heat of battle. SVG already has his six-time champion teammate Jamie Whincup's measure and his unrestrained speed should shine at the Island. A huge crowd turned out to witness a dramatic title-decider. His time of 2 minutes 3.559 seconds eclipsed former Tickford teammate Chaz Mostert’s lap of 2.03.789 set last year. 5. Enjoy unlimited access to thewest.com.au and everyday digital editions on any device. The A9X was the best of its breed in an era when limited-run production specials were thinly disguised racers. High-tech four-wheel drive monster so dominant that it killed the international Group A category and created the long-running V8 Commodore/Falcon duopoly that is the foundation of V8 Supercars. Both are V8 legends. Family had to stop school allowing ‘rapist’ on campus, Skaife’s moment of fear: ‘The car was about to light up’, Ministers defend move as V8 legend sent packing, van Gisbergen heads home to NZ after Bathurst win, Tander joins Supercar royalty with Bathurst win. In the modern era, the VE version of the Commodore V8 racer is the most successful. The late Holden hero won ATCC three times in addition to a record nine Bathurst 500/1000s.

Ford hero Craig Lowndes was listed as the highest-paid driver with an annual salary of $2.55 million, and popular Kiwi Greg Murphy second-highest at $2.35 million. Who's hot: Red Bull Racing recruit Shane van Gisbergen is the one to beat even though he is one of five winners in the first five championship races. Drivers love it because skill and bravery count as much as a fast car. When the Supercars season resumes James Courtney will be a Tickford Racing driver – but it's not the first time the star driver has flirted with the famous Ford squad. Epic battle at Mount Panorama Easter weekend round between Geoghegan in his "Super Falcon" and Moffat in his legendary Trans-Am Mustang. Jamie Whincup's 2012 VE Holden Commodore. Also among the most successful, winning 101 of 151 starts – although, ironically, never the ATCC.

Mostert, who switched to Holden this year, was the fastest Commodore driver in third to start alongside Nick Percart on the second row of the grid. © West Australian Newspapers Limited 2020, BATHURST, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: In this handout photo provided by Edge Photographics Cameron Waters driver of the #6 Monster Energy Racing Ford Mustang celebrates his pole position with co-driver Will Davison during the Top Ten Shoot Out ahead of the Bathurst 1000 which is part of the 2020 Supercars Championship, at Mount Panorama on October 17, 2020 in Bathurst, Australia. Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. The title was decided by a single race until the multi-round format was adopted in 1969. Driving a new Ford Mustang, "Stormin" Norman Beechey recovered from gearbox problems in qualifying to charge through from the rear of the grid to score a dominant victory. Allan Moffat's 1969 Trans-Am Ford Mustang. As Moffat recovered from a gearbox problem to chase down Jane, who had overtaken Geoghegan, a spectator drove his road car onto the track and was almost hit by Moffat. The start of a legendary era in Australian touring car racing.

Scott McLaughlin/Tim Slade Scott McLaughlin has taken the crown as the best driver in the field over the past few years, with the 27-year-old Kiwi the winner of the past three Supercars championships and the Bathurst 1000 defending champion. This weekend's Phillip Island SuperSprint is the 500th event in the history of V8 Supercars, which began as the Australian touring car championship in 1960. Beloved yellow beast beat the best American iron in its short career, establishing the legacy of the Lion's later sustained success. The ultimate anti-hero won four touring car crowns as well as four Bathurst 500/1000s. Macauley Jones. Seven-time champion Jamie Whincup’s testing relationship with Mount Panorama continued as a mistake near the end of … Konica Minolta V8 Supercar Series 2005: Dean Canto: Dick Johnson Racing: Ford BA Falcon: Holden Performance Driving Centre V8 Supercar Series 2006: Adam Macrow: Howard Racing Ford BA Falcon: Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 2007: Tony D'Alberto: Tony D'Alberto Racing: Holden VZ Commodore: 2008: Steve Owen: Scott Loadsman Racing Holden VZ Commodore: 2009: Jonathon … Holden Commodore ZB. Cameron Waters driver of the #6 Monster Energy Racing Ford Mustang celebrates his pole position with co-driver Will Davison (L). The most popular driver ever. But add his trio of victories in the non-title Australian GP supports and a near miss in the second sprint at Symmons Plains two weeks ago, and he's the hottest of the lot. The South32 Rottnest Channel Swim, registrations open soon! Incidents, accidents, charging drives and a mid-race stoppage for track repairs set the stage for a thrilling finish. (Photo by Handout/Mark Horsburgh/Edge Photographics via Getty Images ). Lee Holdsworth. Touted as a genuine contender to win the 161-lap race for the first time, Waters dominated the top-10 shootout on Saturday in his Mustang.

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