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  • 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…

  • Sydney SuperNight 300 2018

    It’s been a long while since there’s been a night race on the Supercars calendar – I don’t remember one in the 18 years since I’ve been following the sport. I guess it’s a last-ditch effort to appeal to a new audience and increase viewership – and patronage – for Sydney races given the move of the finale up to Newcastle and the waning crowds at Sydney Motorsport Park. It…

  • Supercars Test Day 2018

    I love test days. Especially when I can take a few hours away from my 9-to-5 to drive 15 minutes down the road and check it out. I’ve been to all of the Supercars Test Days in Sydney since the inaugural event in 2011, but this one was a little more special than before: it was the first time the public could get a glimpse of the ZB Commodore (really…

  • Supercars Coates Hire Newcastle 500 2017

    I can always look forward to the closing event on my motorsports calendar each year. Three full days of hard racing in the scorching Summer sun in Sydney. That was until 2017, when the gates opened and pit lane wound to life for the inaugural Supercars Coates Hire Newcastle 500. My first time in Newcastle (despite only being a few hours drive from Sydney), the scene was set and I…