Scott McLaughlin Takes First Place in Race 8

May 14, 2017 Riley de Castella 0

 

The Perth Supersprint at Barbagallo Race 8 was proud to watch Scott McLaughlin surge into first position after an all-star championship competition between some of the most sophisticated motors and racers today.

Scott McLaughlin stomped his way to a clean victory in Race 8, after a remarkable performance over the weekend sweep by the23 year old. One of the youngest competitive motorists of our time, the Kiwi has made history at the Perth Super sprint.

There wasn’t a driver that could keep pace with the No. 17 Falcon after the 83-lap.

McLaughlin worked to build a significant advantage over his rival Chaz Mostert and held it well through two rounds with pit stops. The final time clocks measured a 4.6 second margin between the two drivers.

Jamie Whincup also finished the race in the third and despite a set of brand new tires already for that crucial final lap he was outgunned by the two Falcons in front.

Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom too fifth and fourth place respectively and were closely followed by the rest of the leading contenders.

Fabian Coulthard held his sixth position well, up until the moment Shane van Gisbergen gunned past him and narrowed his lead to a mere 19 points.

As a matter of fact, the total points for the first five contenders only amounted to 31 points.

While McLaughlin cruised easily into this championship, his teammate with a championship title was not given such a smooth course.

Buried deep in the competition behind Davis in the first laps, Coulthard adopted a three-stop strategy to try to recoup some distance.

Despite this noble effort, he still found himself struggling to get past Tekno Commodore in the final laps.

Then he was also unable to apply his impressive grip to getting ahead of the competition and in the end, was forced to give up his spot to Van Gisbergen in the last lap. The most desperate of all the drivers that day was one place behind them.

Craig Lowndes skipped all pit lanes to gain some position in the grid, his team chose to begin at the rear of the grid should the worst begin at the start of the race. He then received a mild shunt that placed him in a spin and placed him at a distant last place. He was still able to turn this around and place i the top 8th position thanks to his application of the three-stop strategy.…

The New Super5000 Series Is Set To Revive The Top-Level Open Wheel Racing

March 14, 2017 Riley de Castella 0

 

Here is the very 1st look at the latest Super5000 series race car which promises to revive the Top-Level open-wheel racing in the country of Australia. The Daily Telegraph reveals full details on the Supercar’s “proposed” Super5000 series for the very 1st time after they obtained exclusive video and pictures on the 850kg flyer which is said to hit the grids in the coming year.

The Supercars concept which is backed and developed by the Australian company known as Payce and Wilson Security, whereby the complete specifications of this car is also laid bare. This includes this V8 supercars engine that will deliver a phenomenal 600 brake horsepower.

It is expected that up to 20 cars may be racing at the opening race of the Supercars season in the following years in Adelaide. This should be sufficient competitors that will sign-up for this particular series which will receive approval by Supercars while the sporting-body will own the intellectual property-rights on this series.

Wilson and Payce are both extremely excited in association to this particular project due to a variety of reasons. One reason stated by John McMellan the CEO for the Wilson Group involves the opportunity in which to introduce an exhilarating open-wheel category for the Australians fans to embrace.

He also states that it is another method to introduce extremely powerful racing cars in packages that are affordable that can be a lucrative pathway for the younger driveways in the open-wheel categories in the US or Europe.

He goes onto state that the formula is amazing and he believed it will attract strong competitors with the possible start for the Super5000 Series in the coming year. Running on the very same 5.0 litre engine used in the V8 Supercar, the honeycomb and carbon fibre built race-car was able to clock over 300kph in the “secret” test conducted in the Phillip Island earlier on this year.

It has been understood that this car has the ability to go from 0-100kph in under 3 seconds. Supercars started developing the Super5000 concept back in 2015 in order to bolster the categories that support racing before they handed this project onto Wilson and Payce.

McMellan stated “We appreciated Supercars developing the Super5000 vision and concept but were not in a position to progress it.” He went onto say that the opportunities in which to progress this project independently was already there and it therefore made perfect sense for them to support the project while still allowing Supercars to retain rights on this category.

To date there have since been 6 expressions of keen interest from the individuals who have considered owning and running this race-car in a “full-championship” series in the upcoming year. This car will cost around $300,000, while the series is aimed at assisting the younger drivers in developing skills before they embark on a career in Supercars.

This particular category is in hope that it will also open the pathway onto Formula One. McMellan goes onto states that they are hoping with positive market responses that they can present a case that is undeniable for Super5000 in order to become official support categories in the years 2018.

Super5000 cars have gone onto conduct a number of high-speed tests using Supercars champion Garth Tander as the most current driver to strap-down in this concept car. This Holden driver managed to clock 300k/ph at the test conducted in Phillip Island, while Alex Davison and Lee Holdsworth have also tested this car.

Tander stated that his first impression was “wow” the car was seriously fast, while still being far lighter that Supercars will comparable amounts in horsepower along with loads of acceleration. He also states that the drivability was awesome and traction control allowed him to tune just the right amount of power that is needed to ground, which means the car won’t snap out.

He also states that the car felt comfortable immediately and he had no issues from the view point of safety as the car features all modern-day features which include F1-style head protection which is vital in fast cars.…