Scotty Strikes Back

I missed watching most of the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season, but I did manage to continue my new yearly ritual of heading out to the final round at Newcastle, a couple of hour’s drive north of Sydney. There seemed to be a lot less hype surrounding the event this year than last (or maybe it was because I was so out of the loop), but there were still many who turned up to soak up the windy weekend by the beach. I’m sure most were there to help send off Craig Lowndes in his final full-time race after a 20-something-year career, plus many others who were hoping for Scott McLaughlin to clinch the championship after his controversial 2017 woes. But seeing as I spent a good part of 2017’s event exploring every nook of the street circuit there were no new vantage points this year, so it was a simple case of copy and paste for 2018.