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Super3:
The second day begun with Sam McElnay taking pole, while Palmer Jr, yesterday's winner, took third. In between was yesterday's third place Mark McClenaghan. Palmer Jr led from the start before being passed by Hughes on lap 12. McElnay and McClenaghan both lost time with spins. Hughes just held off McDonald for the win.
Top 3: 3 (Hughes), 78 (McDonald), 6 (Palmer Jr)

SST:
Cole Whitt took pole, while the podium from yesterday all qualified in the top 3 and yesterday's polesitter Mezzarini was last. Courtney and Pritchard ran wide at Turn 7 and dropped to the back. Pritchard suffered a rare suspension failure and retired. Rentsch took an easy win having got to he front early on.
Top 3: 68 (Rentsch), 64 (Dempsey), 72 (Whitt)

Carrera Cup:
Brenton Grove took pole position from Vidau, and Miles took PAM pole. Fiore, Grove and McBride fought for the lead until McBride's gearbox failed. Grove then pulled away while Almond and Fiore fought for second. Will Davison spun on lap 44. Smith spun on lap 48 and suffered a puncture, while Barnard's clutch failed on the last lap. However, Grove took an easy win.
Top 3: 10 (Grove), 77 (Almond), 38 (Wall)

Super2:
Nic Carroll took pole from Heinrich. McAdam, Carroll and Hall fought for the lead early on. Davidson got a puncture on lap 25. It was an uneventful race, apart from Carroll passing Stewart on lap 67, not many passing moves were actually made, surprisingly for Adelaide. Stewart ran off at Turn 7 and forfeited a chance at becoming the first female podium finisher, but McAdam won by over a minute regardless.
Top 3: 78 (McAdam), 38 (Carroll), 49 (Vanna)

Supercars:
Reynolds took the first pole of the year. Boys performed excellently, qualifying fourth, while Macaulay Jones brushed the wall ant turn 8 and started last. Reynolds held the lead through the first lap while Fullwood jumped from sixth to fourth. Jake Hughes suffered a camshaft failure and retired on lap 14 while Jack le Brocq spun and punctured, dropping a lap. Reynolds pulled away at the front, while there were impressive performances from Chev Young Lions who were 17th and 18th respectively. Anton spun off the lead lap on lap 37, while SVG was shunted back by Will Brown just before pitting. At the halfway point, Reynolds led his teammate Boys and former teammate Brown with SVG in fourth. Jake Kostecki suffered a failure on lap 71 and retired. The yellow flags finally came out on lap 108 with Fife having got stuck in the tyre barrier. He continued on unabated., but Brodie Kostecki took the lead through a smart strategy with Will Brown right on him. Kostecki still had to pit through, meaning Jordan Boys took a win from Brodie Kostecki and Reynolds.

Top 10:
1. 999 (Boys)
2. 88 (B. Kostecki) +27.1
3. 9 (Reynolds) +27.4
4. 7 (Heimgartner) +33.6
5. 17 (Brown) +34.1
6. 97 (Van Gisbergen) +51.9
7. 15 (Everingham) +55.1
8. 2 (Hazlewood) +1:07.0
9. 23 (Jacobson) +1:17.6
10. 8 (Waters) +1:18.4
 

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***SUNDAY***
Super3:
Dan Gibbons took pole while championship leader Palmer was eighth. Palmer, though, cleaved his way up the order to lead by the end of lap eight. Williams retired on lap 10 with an engine problem. Palmer cruised to a win, both race and round.
Top 3: 6 (Palmer Jr), 35 (Beggs), 12 (McClenaghan)

SST:
Whitt took a second pole while Price and Vanna continued to be strong. Dempsey, Whitt and Price ended up fighting for the lead early on. Whitt ran wide at Turn 5 on the final lap and dropped back leaving Dempsey to take the win and Whitt to get the round.
Top 3: 58 (Dempsey), 67 (Jolley), 87 (Price)

Carrera Cup:
Nick McBride took the final pole of the week while Flack took the Pro-Am pole. Davies retired on lap 5 with a cam issue, while Vidau jumped to the lead, with a five-car battle for the lead. Lonsdale spun on lap 28 and punctured while Grove tore out his front suspension on lap 30 and retired. Shahin also retired on lap 34. Almond cruised to an easy win even though Goddard had the pace late on, and got the round.
Top 3: 77 (Almond), 34 (Goddard), 22 (Davison)

Super2:
McAdam took a pole position from Declan Fraser. Heinrich and Ribarits fought for the lead early on. Hall suffered a valve problem and retired on lap 25. Morse retired on lap 36. The yellows came out on lap 39 with Harvey in the tyre barrier at Turn 10. McCorkindale retired on lap 53. Morris spun off the road on lap 75 and retired in the gravel trap. Overall, Ribarits took the win, while McAdam won the round.
Top 3: 62 (Ribarits), 78 (MCAdam), 777 (Fraser)

Supercars:
Heimgartner took the pole, but Waters jumped from fourth to first and took the lead. He cleared out at front. The yellows came out on lap 37 for Tyler Everingham, who was running second, stopped on the exit of Turn 3. Hughes suffered a brake problem and had to pit unscheduledly for a change. At halfway, Waters led the man who'd taken his seat at Tickford, Kurt Kostecki, and his former teammate Tom Randle. However, the three Tickford cars, Randle Kostecki and le Brocq shuffled Waters back. Leeds spun on lap 100. Le Brocq got by on pit strategy and cruised to a win, although Kostecki (2nd), O'Keeffe (4th) and Ojeda (17th in his second ever race) impressed,

Top 10:
1. 55 (le Brocq)
2. 6 (Kostecki) +40.0
3. 8 (Waters) +47.6
4. 14 (O'Keeffe) +50.9
5. 22 (Mostert) +52.9
6. 5 (Randle) +53.7
7. 23 (Jacobson) +1:17.8
8. 12 (Fullwood) +1:20.6
9. 17 (Brown) +1:21.5
10. 999 (Boys) +1:42.3

The round winner? Jordan Boys! The first time race winner got enough points to beat out le Brocq for the round.
 

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It's AGP WEEKEND!!!

Friday:

Carrera Cup:
Championship leader Michael Almond took pole from Davison and Fiore, while Roger Lago ended up with the ProAm pole. Fiore got the jump and held until he spun and punctured leaving Wall and Almond to fight for the win. Wall held Almond at bay to win Race 1.
Top 3: 38 (Wall), 77 (Almond), 12 (Pancione)

AusGT:
Jackson Walls in the Objective McLaren took pole from Glen Wood (Maranello Ferrari) and Jordan Love (Walkishaw Porsche). Ricky Capo in the SRM BMW cleared a lot of the co-drivers (including Duvashen Padayachee and Stephane Fresnaud) to lead on an offkilter strategy. After the driver changes, Love begun to wind in Clay Richards while Will Bamber cleared Wood for third. McPherson hit the wall hard in the AMAC Lambo on lap 21 at Turn 13 and just got back to the pits. Bamber cleared Love on the last lap for second but Capo and Richards won easily in the end.
Top 3: 100 (Capo/Richards), 12 (Bamber/Horan), #911 (Love/Fresnaud)

S5000:
Nick Foster, one of the international entries for the AGP, surprisingly took the pole from James Davison and Chris Pither. Davison and Foster dueled for the lead, with GRM drivers Muscat and Pither leading a six-car battle for third. Davison cleared Foster on lap 12 and cruised to the win.
Top 3: 32 (Davison), 68 (Foster), 111 (Pither)

TCR Asia-Pacific Cup:
International driver Daniel Lloyd took pole from Sam Swain in the Tickford Focus, while John Gorman spun off during qualifying and recorded no lap time. Swain got the jump and Cox muscled Lloyd out wide leading to Lloyd dropping to sixth. The lead continued to be jockeyed for, but Munnich, Muscat and Mostert broke away on lap 4, with Oriola and Cox in a few seconds behind. Meanwhile, Gorman continued to be well off the pace. Mostert lost some pace and was passed by Oriola for third while Muscat and Munnich continued to fight for the lead. Cox suffered a front bumper being peeled back and was forced to pit by a black flag, dropping him from the lead lap. Oriola peeled in the lead two, passing Munnich on lap 20 for second. Holdsworth spun on lap 22, while on the other side of the track at Turn 5, Oriola dived up the inside of Muscat for the lead. However, Oriola spun on the next lap and lost a large amount of time while Munnich, attemptiong to avoid the incident, hit the wall and retired. Caruso also crashed in the chaos, but fortunately the safety car was not required. Blanchard crashed at Turn 11 on lap 25 but also didn't bring out the SC. The yellows did come out for Heimgartner stopped on the track on lap 28, ending the race and giving the advantage in the TCR A/P cup to Richard Muscat.

Top 10: 31 (Muscat), 75 (Oriola), 22 (Mostert), 11 (Morcom), 308 (Golding), 36 (Russell), 35 (Robotham), 50 (Martin), 4 (Perkins), 5 (Swain).

Supercars Race 1:
Jack le Brocq took pole from Reynolds. Reynolds slid by at Turn 1, though, and led the end of the first lap. Garry Jacobson slid into the wall on lap 9 similarly to Valtteri Bottas in 2018 and retired. Meanwhile, Fullwood dived up the inside of Reynolds and pulled a little away. Jake Kostecki ended up spinning into the Turn 11 wall on lap 23, retiring. After the pit stops, Fullwood led from the two Erebus Penrite cars. David Reynolds took the lead on lap 32, but thirty seconds later contact between Golding and Mozouris put Mozouris in the gravel and Golding with a puncture, bringing out the safety car. When the safety car restart occured with three laps to go, eighteen cars were really in with it, with Reynolds leading Fullwood, Anton, the two remaining Kosteckis and Le Brocq, who would likely be the championship leader. Reynolds held on, though, to take the win, his first ever.

Top 10:
1. 9 (Reynolds)
2. 12 (Fullwood) +3.5
3. 99 (de Pasquale) +3.8
4. 88 (B. Kostecki) +15.8
5. 7 (Heimgartner) +16.1
6. 22 (Mostert) +16.6
7. 6 (K. Kostecki) +20.3
8. 55 (le Brocq) +20.6
9. 8 (Waters) +23.6
10. 17 (Brown) +23.8
2. 12 (Fullwood)
 

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SATURDAY:
Supercars Race 2:
Le Brocq got pole for the first of the two 25% distance races today. Brodie Kostecki, though, won the race to the first corner. Feeney spun off and suffered a puncture on the third lap. Kostecki and Jacobson begun to check out early on but were then carved in by Fullwood who cleared O'Keeffe for third on lap 7. Fullwood cleared Kostecki for the lead on lap 14 and pulled a four second lead before the end of the race.

Top 10:
1. 12 (Fullwood)
2. 88 (B. Kostecki) +4.1
3. 22 (Mostert) +7.0
4. 97 (Van Gisbergen) +10.1
5. 23 (Jacobson) +13.6
6. 8 (Waters) +16.0
7. 7 (Heimgartner) +18.6
8. 15 (Heimgartner) +19.0
9. 99 (de Pasquale) +26.0
10. 999 (Boys) +26.1

Australian GT:
Will Bamber took pole. Capo/Richards ran the same strategy as yesterday and were joined by Love/Fresnaud who pulled away early. A highly impressive performance by Jared Lonsdale got the Objective McLaren also within the top 3. Storey passed Love for the podium on lap 16. Richards was quickly passed by Jackson Walls following the pit stops but performed the over and under and held the lead, while Goddard crashed on cold tyres at Turn 8. The lead changed a number of more times before Walls retook the lead on the second to last lap and held on.
Top 3: 11 (Walls/Lonsdale), 100 (Capo/Richards), 22 (Emery/Raffaele)

Carrera Cup:
Brenton Grove took the pole while championship contender Will Davison crashed at Turn 11 and didn't set a time. Vidau got the lead on the first lap. Cook ran through the gravel trap at Turn 11 and lost over twenty seconds while Grove took the lead again and pulled a margin. Shahin, the PAM polesitter, pulled a massive lead in the class early on. Grove held on to take a commanding win.
Top 3: 10 (Grove), 777 (Vidau), 23 (Fiore)

S5000:
James Davison became the second international to take a pole, with Goddard and Randle all over him, while Foster, yesterday's polesitter, went off at Turn 11. Goddard got the first turn first and pulled a small lead early on. Magro punctured on lap 25, while Davison's tyres wore at a higher rate and he dropped back, leaving Goddard to take a sound win.
Top 3: 63 (Goddard), 33 (Muscat), 5 (Randle)

TCR Asia-Pacific Cup:
Michael Clemente took pole from Perkins and Moffat. Perkins grabbed the early lead at the hairpin and held it until Clemente retook it on lap 4. The top 3 from quali built a large gap to Holdsworth in 4th. The safety car came out for the first time all day on lap 16 for Holdsworth stopped on the back straight. Anderson also retired during the safety car period. Perkins led the restart, with eight cars in the battle for the lead. McAdam got the lead on strategy after the pit stops and pulled away, while Michael Clemente dropped back after a botched tyre change. McAdam won the second race of the cup.
Top 10: 97 (McAdam), 308 (Golding), 4 (Perkins), 35 (Robotham), 31 (Muscat), 34 (Moffat), 50 (martin), 111 (Cox), 55 (Lloyd), 64 (Brook)
TCRAPC Leader: 31 (Muscat), 308 (Golding), 35 (Robotham), 97 (McAdam).

Supercars Race 3:
SVG took pole from Jacobson and the two Erebus Penrite cars, and got the lead off the line to lead the first lap. In a horribly uneventful race, SVG took the win. Waters spun on the final lap.

Top 10:
1. 97 (Van Gisbergen)
2. 12 (Fullwood) +31.2
3. 99 (De Pasquale) +38.1
4. 9 (Reynolds) +38.8
5. 23 (Jacobson) +42.2
6. 17 (Brown) +42.5
7. 999 (Boys) +44.3
8. 15 (Everingham) +44.9
9. 88 (B. Kostecki) +46.9
10. 6 (K. Kostecki) +47.4
 

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SUNDAY:
Carrera Cup:
Pancione took pro pole, while Smith got PAM and Vidau had a heavy accident ending his weekend. Gilbertson also crashed out on the first lap. Almond dominated the race, winning by ten seconds, while Lonsdale finished second.
Top 3: 77 (Almond), 7 (Lonsdale), 34 (Goddard)

Aus GT:
Ricky Capo took another pole while yesterday's winner Jared Lonsdale ended up 16th. Duvashen Padayachee and Ryan How fought for the lead early on while Clay Richards picked up a puncture to send the 100 likely out of round contention. At the front, Bamber picked up the lead through a smart pit strategy but was clawed in by Gio Raffaele for the #22 to take the win, while the 100 climbed back to 10th to hold on to the round win.
Top 3: 22 (Raffaele/Emery), 12 (Bamber/Horan), 2 (Tander/How)

S5000:
Muscat took pole from Randle and Davison. Randle and Foster from the right side of the grid took the lead early on but 33 and 32 were still close by. John Martin gained out of the pit strategy, getting to second, while Muscat dropped back to 11th. Randle held Martin off for the win.
Top 3: 5 (Randle), 24 (Martin), 63 (Goddard)

TCR Asia-Pacific Cup:
Barton Mawer in the Subaru took a suprising pole. Tim Miles stopped on the outside of Turn 3 with an engine problem and retired, while David O'Sullivan and Leanne Tander came together and spun at Turn 8. Brook, Oriola and Perkins fought for the lead early on, but Holdsworth closed in and passed Brook on lap 9. Heimgartner closed in on the back half of the race. Mawer retired on lap 24 with ignition problems and was followed by Caruso on lap 27 with a clutch failure. Meanwhile, Muscat and Oriola hit each other, sending Oriola into the gravel trap, Muscat to the pit lane and bringing out the yellow, keeping Holdsworth in the win.
Top 10: 9 (Holdsworth), 77 (Heimagrtner), 64 (Brook), 5 (Swain), 4 (Perkins), 25 (Girard), 36 (Russell), 50 (Martin), 11 (Morcom), 35 (Robotham)
TCRAPC WINNER: 35 (Jaylyn Robotham)! The series rookie shocked the establishment and as a result of Muscat's late crash, he inherited the round win. Jack Perkins made it a MPC one-two with Golding in third.

Supercars:
With the TCR Asia Pacific Cup up for grabs and the F1s later in the day it's rare the Supercars feel like a sideshow but it shouldn't discredit Jacobson for taking his first ever pole with Kurt Kostecki and Fullwood following him. Kostecki got the jump and shot off down the road on the first lap. However, Fullwood and Anton got through and pulled away from the pack. Jayden Ojeda ended up in the gravel to bring out the Safety Car on lap 18. Fullwood led SVG and Boys on the restart while Anton ended up 16th after pitting. Brodie Kostecki crashed at Turn 15 and retired on lap 22. Jacobson and Kurt Kostecki suffered as they had to take evasive action and ended up well off the track. The Safety Car returned on lap 27 after a massive crash for Reynolds at Turn 9 when he slammed the wall and spun into the other one. On the restart, Anton jumped back up to the lead due to his strategy but Waters jumped him. Meanwhile, Mozouris was sixth, Golding eighth, Feeney ninth and Leeds tenth. Waters held on to lead Hazlewood and the surviving Erebus cars home.

Top 10:
1. 8 (Waters)
2. 2 (Hazlewood) +8.8
3. 99 (De Pasquale) +10.4
4. 999 (Boys) +10.6
5. 17 (Brown) +20.7
6. 5 (Randle) +23.8
7. 55 (le Brocq) +26.0
8. 7 (Heimgartner) +28.0
9. 19 (Golding) +28.5 (FIRST TOP TEN)
10. 10 (Mozouris) +31.6 (FIRST TOP TEN)

The Supercars Championship leader is Cameron Waters after a consistent weekend! Fullwood and Boys are tied for second.

Finally an announcement: check out Downloads to find this series' carset!
 

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Shannon's Nationals Sydney Motorsport Park

S5000 Race 1:
Will Brown took the pole for Race 1. Ben Barker got past at the second corner and Brown was pushed wide at Turn 5 allowing two cars through. Barker, who was leading from Turn 2 until then, stopped on the back stretch on lap 17 with an engine problem to bring out the yellow flag. Anton de Pasquale, who was running second when Barker ahead of him stopped, pulled a lead after the restart and won by 1.2 seconds.
Top 3: 99 (de Pasquale), 24 (Martin), 38 (Brown)

TCR Race 1:
James Moffat took pole from Holdsworth and Clemente, while Nathan Morcom crashed during qualifying at Turn 9 and started at the back. Moffat held the lead while Caruso passed Clemente for third at turn 6. Fife spun off the road on lap 4 to bring out the safety car. Muscat retired with a gearbox issue on lap 21, while Golding suffered a puncture the next lap. Moffat held onto the win.
Top 3: 34 (Moffat), 9 (Holdsworth), 7 (Caruso)

LMP3 Sprint Race:
SVG took pole from Swain and Suhle. SVG dominated the race, leading from start to finish. Suhle and Swain swapped positions for second and third.
Top 3: 97 (van Gisbergen), 5 (Suhle), 12 (Swain)

S5000 Race 2:
John Martin took pole, while Will Brown ended up down in 18th. Barker got through at the first corner again in a repeat of the first race. Barker this time held the lead all race and got the win from Macrow and Martin.
Top 3: 44 (Barker), 23 (Macrow), 24 (Martin)
 

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Sunday:

LMP3 Enduro:
Aidan Read, the experienced LMP2 driver, took pole from Bucher and Capo. The race proved to be surprisingly uneventful as for the first half, Corbett and van Gisbergen made large strategy gains while Read held a firm lead. Van Gisbergen passed Corbett for second just after the final pit stops on lap 60 but while he was faster than Read he didn't have enough time to pull him in.
Top 3: 2 (Read), 97 (van Gisbergen), 33 (Corbett)

TCR Race 2:
Sam Swain took pole from Brook and Martin while Heimgartner spun during quali in the other Ford. Swain and Book held the 1-2 through the first corner while Fife dived up the inside of Martin. Clemente retired on lap 3 with a engine problem. Russell retired with a suspension problem on lap 8. Perkins became the third retirement on lap 17 with a transmission issue. Caruso suffered a puncture on lap 23. Swain led from start to finish.
Top 3: 5 (Swain), 64 (Brook), 8 (Fife)

TCR Race 3:
Robotham took pole from two of the Race 2 retirements; Perkins and Russell. Everyone hed their positions through the first lap, while Reeves spun off at the back. The safety car came out with two laps left for Russell in the gravel trap. Robotham held on to win, while Moffat won the round.
Top 3: 35 (Robotham), 4 (Perkins), 97 (McAdam)

S5000 Feature Race:
Macrow took pole from Barker, however Barker couldn't get by at Turn 2 this time due to a robust defense from Macrow. Goddard got the lead through the stops cycle while Hunter McElrea suffered a puncture and lost a lap. Goddard took the win while second placed Martin took the championship lead.
Top 3: 63 (Goddard), 24 (Martin), 55 (Dontje)
 

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The series will be postponed throughout next week due to the coronavirus due to my exams. Let's get into Tasmania.

SST:
Toby Price took pole. He spun on lap two, though and dropped to the back. Rentsch suffered serious mechanical issues and retired. Dempsey ended up winning.
Top 3: 58 (Dempsey), 64 (Pritchard), 21 (Mezzarini)

Super3:
Beggs took pole while a last-gasp effort from McElnay took him up to second. In an uneventful race, McElnay got the lead to the first corner and everything else stayed as it is.
Top 3: 31 (McElnay), 35 (Beggs), 6 (Palmer)

LMP3:
After a hotly contested qualifying between himself, Aidan Read and Chris Perini, SVG took a pole. Read got the jump, though, and fourth qualified Ricky Capo dived down the inside of SVG at the final corner of the second lap, as the rest of the pack were taken further away after being held up behind a slow Perini. By the time Swain cleared Perini on lap 8 the podium finishers were basically set, while everyone else continued to be held. Read took the win while Capo held on to second despite SVG putting up a big fight through the final laps.
Top 3: 2 (Read), 50 (Capo), 97 (van Gisbergen)

AusGT:
A qualifying duel between Hackett and Ross ended up going the way of Hackett, while points leader Capo was fifth. Tander took the early lead while Hackett got a horrid start and dropped eight spots in the first lap. Walls got the lead on lap 6 but surrendered it on lap 8 to Horan. At this stage, Walls, Horan, Tander, Bates, Habul and Storey were within a second for the lead. Meanwhile, Ash Samadi went off at the back. Hackett's day got worse when teammate Ryan Simpson punctured on lap 19, while Horan dropped back prior to the stops. How got the lead out of the pit sequence and held it for a while until he spun at Turn 5 and dropped to sixth. This mean that teammate Raffaele held the lead while Max Twigg, Jared Lonsdale, Will Bamber and Tony Bates were all in with the running. Meanwhile Geoff Taunton retired with a drive issue. Twigg and Bamber both passed Raffaele before the flag, but Twigg took the first win of the year for AMG.
Top 3: 8 (Twigg/Habul), 12 (Bamber/Horan), 22 (Emery/Raffaele)
 

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Since the COVID can't cancel virtual events, we are still go ahead here.
SST:
Whitt took pole pretty easily while Courtney and Jolley made contact and qualified second last and last. The race turned into a battle between Price and Whitt, as Price got by on lap 4 and held on for the rest of the race.
Top 3: 87 (Price), 72 (Whitt), 21 (Mezzarini)

Super3:
Goodyear took the pole from Gibbons with yesterday's winner McElnay third and McClenaghan finishing the session in the gravel. McClenaghan's race didn't last much longer, retiring on lap 2 with a valve issue. Meanwhile at the front, McElnay spun and dropped to last while Palmer who had qualified outside the top 10 rose to second by Lap 13. However, an overtake attempt for him went wrong and Barcelo cruised by both of the two on the exit of Turn 4 to win.
Top 3: 27 (barcelo), 17 (Gibbons), 6 (Palmer)

LMP3:
Ricky Capo took pole with an early flyer. Swain got the early lead, though and pulled 1.8 seconds in the first five laps. Swain pulled a big amount of time over the race while Capo held on under immense pressure for second.
Top 3: 12 (Swain), 50 (Capo), 15 (Hunt)

AusGT:
Fraser Ross took pole with Matt Jolley in the MARC GT3 second. Ash Samadi got the shot from the second row and led the first lap. The race settled into a lead battle between Richards in the #100 BMW, Storey in Ross's McLaren, Geoff Emery in the #22 Audi and Ash Samadi in the #3 Audi. The #59 and #3 dropped back after the pit stops. On lap 24, Fresnaud who had just taken over the #911 suffered a puncture and dropped to the rear of the field. Following a truly amazing battle for the lead involving five passes in six laps, Emery just came out on top.
Top 3: 22 (Emery), 100 (Capo), 59 (Ross)

Supercars:
Jordan Boys took a close pole from Kurt Kostecki and van Gisbergen, while James Pull spun off. Kostecki took the lead from leBrocq, Heimgartner, Boys and SVG. He continued to lead for several laps while Brodie Kostecki climbed to third ahead of le Brocq. The race eventually became a battle between Mostert and Brodie Kostecki for the lead. Mostert lead lap 41 and didn't need to hold Brodie out any longer as Lawson stopped on the back straight, bringing out the safety car for the final lap.
Top 10:
1. 22 (Mostert)
2. 88 (Kostecki)
3. 9 (Reynolds)
4. 7 (Heimgartner)
5. 6 (Kostecki)
6. 55 (le Brocq)
7. 5 (Randle)
8. 97 (Van Gisbergen)
9. 99 (de Pasquale)
10. 999 (Boys)

Championship looks pretty tasty atm
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Forgot to say that if you are 13 you will like yesterday's post. Also please note I had some issues with a buggy timing chart today (I'm installing Dirt Rally 2.0 in the background) so if there are weird inconsistencies today that's why.

SST:
Jack Dempsey took the pole in the Peters car. Max Mezzarini spun on the opening lap and didn't have any pace while Courtney also struggled. Nick Pritchard charged through from eighth on the grid to lead at the competition caution and held Toby Price off to win the final race of the weekend while Whitt led reigning champion Vanna by five points at the conclusion of the weekend.
Top 3: 64 (Pritchard), 87 (Price), 72 (Whitt)

Super3:
Phillip Higgins took pole. Beggs got the jump and led to the first corner, though. Jon McCorkindale spun off at Turn 5 on the second lap and dropped to the back. McElnay and Gibbons, two of the stronger cars of the weekend, struggled. Higgins ended up getting back past on lap 17 and took the win. Series leader Palmer finished out of the points but still left the weekend with a healthy 33 point lead over Beggs.
Top 3: 72 (Higgins), 35 (Beggs), 27 (Barcelo)

LMP3:
Shane van Gisbergen took the pole position from Capo and Swain. Capo and Swain as well as the other championship contender Read got by early on though, but SVG pulled a gap to Corbett. Capo and Read pulled away and finished 1-2. Read led the championship by 25 points, while after SVG, Swain and Capo, the battle for fifth had six cars within nine points.
Top 3: 50 (Capo), 2 (Read), 12 (Swain)

AusGT:
Will Bamber took the first pole of the season for EBM while Ricky Capo was only sixteenth. He dropped back early on, leaving the lead to be contested between Emery, Love and Padayachee while Kondouris and Hobson made contact and spun. Glen Wood spun on pit exit, leaving Raffaele and Fresnaud to fight for the lead and Bamber in third. After a big duel between the internationals, Raffaele held on to win and extend the #22's championship advantage to 39 points over Bamber.
Top 3: 22 (Emery/Raffaele), 911 (Love/Fresnaud), 12 (Bamber/Horan)

Supercars:
Bryce Fullwood took the pole position. Tom Alexander retired early on with a piston issue while at the front, current championship leader Cam Waters extended his lead with a late pass on Fullwood to take the win. (Sorry for the lack of detail on this one, the game freaked out and skipped to the end)
Top 10:
1. 8 (Waters)
2. 12 (Fullwood) +0.3
3. 22 (Mostert) +16.1
4. 16 (Ojeda) +26.7
5. 2 (Hazlewood) +29.5
6. 55 (le Brocq) +29.8
7. 97 (Van Gisbergen) +31.3
8. 17 (Brown) +33.6
9. 7 (Heimgartner) +34.1
10. 9 (Reynolds) +34.4

Champ Top 10:
1. 8 (Waters) 217
2. 22 (Mostert) 201
3. 12 (Fullwood) 200
4. 55 (le Brocq) 187
5. 9 (Reynolds) 179
=6. 999 (Boys) 176
=6. 99 (de Pasquale) 176
=6. 7 (Heimgartner) 176
9. 97 (Van Gisbergen) 174
10. 88 (Brodie Kostecki) 173

Tomorrow, I'll run the TCR races from the Bathurst 6 Hour, and then (unless covid lockdown) not post again until Saturday due to exams.
 

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I can't confirm but it looks like school could be cancelled next week, so if that's the case this will be going ahead. Here's the TCR action from the 6 Hour in the meantime.

Race 1:
Robotham took qualifying easily, however six cars were within 0.2 of a second behind him. He was passed at Forrest's Elbow, though, by Tim Brook. While Robotham spun on lap 4 and dropped to 17th, Brook led Moffat and Morcom. Another in the wars was David O'Sullivan who took a ride through the gravel at The Chase on lap 7. Barton Mawer and Ben Wilkinson got together the next lap and dropped behind a few more cars. Tim Brook won the first race of the day for Cupra and Garage1, ahead of Jordan Cox and Nathan Morcom.
Top 3: 64 (Brook), 111 (Cox), 11 (Morcom)

Race 2:
Jordan Cox took pole from Fife and Brook. Brook took second through The Cutting while Cox held on. Spike Kohlbecker spun at the final turn and lost over thirty seconds on lap 11. Brook got by on lap 5 and cruised to take his second win of the week.
Top 3: 64 (Brook), 22 (Mostert), 111 (Cox)

Race 3:
The feature race of the weekend saw Fife take pole from McAdam and Muscat while Brook ended up eighth. Everyone held position on the first lap, while on the second lap Martin suffered a large tyre failure going through the Cutting and lost the lead lap. Clemente was the second of the Hondas to have a tyre issue but he luckily only lost it on the exit of the Chase. Meanwhile, Swain and Holdsworth had cleared McAdam and Muscat. Golding ran off on lap 11. The safety car came out on lap 13 for Tim Miles stopped on Mountain Straight. David Russell ended up in the lead during the safety car, while McAdam suffered a suspension issue and lost the lead lap. Perkins was the second Audi to suffer an issue when he clonked the wall at the Cutting and dropped the lead lap. Fife took the lead during the restart with Swain second. They stayed like that for the rest of the race.
Top 3: 8 (Fife), 5 (Swain), 36 (Russell)

The championship leader is now Tim Brook from Cox, Swain and Mostert.
 

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WE'RE BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!
School looks like it's going to continue (particularily if COVID-19 finishes on April 9 like I believe) but that won't affect the series as exams are done.
Now on to Pukekohe Park.

SST:
Toby Price took the pole by a large margin from Jolley. The race turned into a battle between Taylor and Price. Taylor got the lead on lap 2 and held it all the way through.
Top 3: 6 (Taylor), 87 (Price), 72 (Whitt)

V8 Utes:
The very first V8 Utes race of the year had Craig Woods, the two-time champion, took the pole position. Woods held the lead from Marjoram on the first lap. Woods cleared out over the next few laps from Anderson while Marjoram dropped back into the pack. Richard Peasey tailed Anderson for a long chunk of the race and fired past on lap 17 to take second, leaving Marjoram and VW factory driver Benny Leuchter to fight with Anderson for third. Jared Jane and Jeremy Gray made contact on lap 27 and both ended up in the sand trap, losing a large amount of time. In the end, Woods won the race from lights to flag.
Top 3: 64 (Woods), 91 (Peasey), 94 (Leuchter)

Super2:
Bayley Hall took the pole from Vanna and Heinrich. Vanna got the jump and led into the first corner, while Borg ended up puncturing after contact at the first corner. Through the first stanza of the race, Vanna and Hall dueled for the lead while Ribarits, Heinrich and Carroll fought for the final podium spot. Sam Swain spun off the lead lap on lap 30. Meanwhile at the front, Vanna checked out. While Carroll closed in towards the end, Vanna held on to win.
Top 3: 49 (Vanna), 38 (Carroll), 62 (Ribarits)
 

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A school lockdown is looking more and more likely `32`. If there is one I might do a replay of a Supercars race but that'll depend on time.

SST:
Pritchard took pole by a full second margin from Whitt and Courtney. Mezzarini took the lead on the first lap and held it until he was passed by Price at Turn 8 on Lap 8. Price held on to win.
Top 3: 87 (Price), 21 (Mezzarini), 38 (Vanna)

V8 Utes:
Richard Peasey and Craig Woods took the front row after their 1-2 yesterday but in the other order, while Leuchter qualified 4th. Woods and Peasey held on to the top two spots and battled with Zukanovic over the lead. Chris Kelly spun off on lap 12. Woods held onto the lead to win the second race in a row.
Top 3: 64 (Woods), 71 (Zukanovic), 91 (Peasey)

Super2:
Nic Carroll took pole from Ribarits and Fraser. After a tight margin early on, Carroll pulled a good margin over Ribarits and Morris. Carroll, however, punctured on lap 16 and dropped to last, leaving Ribarits and Morris to fight for the lead. Luca Davidson suffered a spin on lap 29. With eight laps to go, six cars were within ten seconds of the lead with Hall, Heinrich, Morris and Vanna fighting in a battle pack and Fraser and Ribarits just behind. Heinrich was passed by Vanna for second on lap 34, but afterwards everything stayed as is and Hall took the win.
Top 3: 28 (Hall), 49 (Vanna), 15 (Heinrich)

Supercars:
de Pasquale took pole from Boys and Heimgartner. They kept that order through the first lap. Boys got by on lap 6, while Heimgartner also went through on lap 11. Fullwood dropped out with a engine problem on lap 15. Hazlewood showed good pace and caught Boys on lap 19 and passed him three laps later at Turn 2. However, he crashed at Turn 6 on lap 27 and retired. After the pit stops that were going on during the crash, Boys had the lead from Heimgartner and le Brocq, but JLB got through on lap 31. Randle closed up to Heimgartner for third over the next several laps, but Heimgartner spun on lap 42 at Turn 8 and dropped to sixth. A couple of laps later, le Brocq passed Boys. Liam Lawson retired on the second-to-final lap. That was how they stayed.

Top 10:
1. 55 (le Brocq)
2. 999 (Boys) +15.4
3. 5 (Randle) +16.4
4. 88 (B. Kostecki) +21.9
5. 23 (Jacobson) +23.0
6. 17 (Brown) +29.0
7. 8 (Waters) +35.9
8. 99 (de Pasquale) +36.3
9. 9 (Reynolds) +41.5
10. 14 (O'Keeffe) +54.7
 

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Today's update will come with zero mentions of the coronavirus... oh.

SST:
Luke Vanna took pole by a similarly impressive margin as Pritchard yesterday. However, the race was neutralised after a first lap crash involving over half the field at Turn 5, meaning the race was red flagged. Michael Banocci took the flag win as the only car to have avoided the crash with Mezzarini and Price on the podium had the race not been null and void.

V8 Utes:
Benny Leuchter took pole from Harris and Peasey, while Emerson Harvey and Markus Zukanovic were the next cars today to crash. Both were fixed and returned for the race, where Harris got the jump and led the opening laps. Harris, Peasey and Leuchter spent the middle stages of the race to fight, until Peasey got the lead on the last few laps, pulling away a little bit to win.
Top 3: 91 (Peasey), 58 (Harris), 94 (Leuchter)

Super2:
Bayley Hall took the pole from Vanna and McAdam. This order held for three laps until Heinrich took third. These four plus Morris and Parsons battled for the lead through the first half of the race. After the pit stops, it was clear that the race was boiling down to the two Norwell boys Vanna and Morris. Vanna held off the Team Norwell car of Morris to win, while James Parsons got a career best fifth, and Devlin improved his career best by finishing eighth. Fraser struggled throughout the race in the other Norwell car, finishing sixteenth, while as of this point McCorkindale still hasn't scored a point.
Top 3: 49 (Vanna), 67 (Morris), 28 (Hall)

Supercars:
Fullwood, the early retirement from last race, took the pole from Waters and Brown. Waters went backwards off the start, losing out to 17, 55 and 99, while the two DJR cars led lap 1. Tom Alexander suffered a puncture early on lap 1 and dropped well off the train. Reynolds was the early winner, climbing to second by lap 7 and passing Fullwood on lap 10. Zak Best suffered a suspension issue and lost two laps. Scott Pye suffered a spin on lap 18 and dropped to 31st. Fullwood retook the lead through the pit stop sequences, and after the pits O'Keeffe and Jacobson became the overtaking forces climbing to third and fourth respectively. Fullwood cruised to the win.
Top 10:
1. 12 (Fullwood)
2. 14 (O'Keeffe) +34.3
3. 9 (Reynolds) +35.4
4. 17 (Brown) +54.4
5. 23 (Jacobson) +55.4
6. 99 (de Pasquale) +1:03.3
7. 6 (Kostecki) +1:03.7
8. 7 (Heimgartner) +1:05.0
9. 5 (Randle) +1:08.5
10. 15 (Everingham) +1:09.6
In terms of the championship, Waters just held on to the lead, while a strong round for Fullwood and le Brocq as well as Boys dropping back saw it begin to return to the status quo of 2022.
Champ Top 10:
1. 8 (Waters) 258
2. 55 (le Brocq) 256
3. 12 (Fullwood) 250
4. 22 (Mostert) 238
5. 9 (Reynolds) 236
6. 999 (Boys) 230
7. 99 (de Pasquale) 228
8. 17 (Brown) 225
9. 88 (Kostecki) 219
10. 7 (Heimgartner) 216
 

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Mid-week news!

We have a few drivers confirmed for the International Showdown.

Red Bull were the first, confirming some previous drivers from the team to join, with Earl Bamber pairing with Brodie Kostecki and Matt Campbell joining SVG. Nick Foster will also partner with Ange Mouzouris, while Tom Alexander's codriver is unconfirmed.
DJR have also confirmed their two drivers with Brad Keselowski joining Fullwood and Will Brown being partnered by Helio Castroneves.
Finally, Erebus have confirmed one of their cars with Jordan Boys to be partnered with Erik Jones.
 

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We hit the west today with Barbagallo International Raceway. I'm considering increasing aggression and lowering reliability in all of the feeder series, what would your opinion be on it?

SST:
Whitt took pole while this round saw the E-Sports Challenge with Australian e-Sports stars Adam Wilk and Cody Nikola Latkovski taking the wheel of a truck each this round. Vanna got the lead off the start from the second row while Wilk jumped to fourth. Wilk climbed to second but Whitt had passed Vanna on lap 2 and checked out at the front. Courtney and Latkovski suffered a incident after they made contact, causing a broken spring for Latkovski and a puncture for Courtney. Whitt held a win from Mezzarini and Jolley and took the championship lead.
Top 3: 72 (Whitt), 21 (Mezzarini), 67 (Jolley)

Super3:
Robbie O'Connor took pole from Goodyear by 0.04 seconds, while Williams spun off. O'Connor held the lead while Goodyear was pushed off the road at turn 1 and dropped to seventh. O'Connor extended a massive lead over the next few laps. Steve Bowering retired on lap 10 due to gearbox issues. O'Connor took the win.
Top 3: 2 (O'Connor), 27 (Barcelo), 55 (Williams)

LMP3:
Aidan Read took pole from SVG and Capo while Swain ended up sixth. Off the line Read and SVG pulled a gap over Paddon with Capo dropping back to fourth. The safety car came out on lap 6 for King off the road at Turn 4. Read and SVG resumed their battle for the lead after the resumption. Read pulled a decent gap over the remainder of the race while Paddon held off Capo for third.
Top 3: 2 (Read), 97 (van Gisbergen), 14 (Paddon)

V8 Utes:
Series veteran Cameron Crick took the pole from Jayden Maggs and Liam McAdam. Adam Marjoram's race lasted five corners after suffering an engine problem, while Maggs took the lead. Crick retook the lead and begun to pull a lead over Maggs, Anderson, McAdam and Jane. Leuchter suffered a puncture on lap 13 and had to pit, dropping him to last. Josh Anderson dropped from second with a puncture on lap 17. Crick suffered a slow pit stop, letting Anderson retake the lead after his earlier pitstop and forced undercut. Anderson had to pit a second time on lap 52, leaving Crick to lead from Harris, Dempsey and Luff. Crick pulled a massive lead while six cars battled for second through seventh, including Harris, McAdam, Dempsey, Zukanovic, Maggs and Luff. Dempsey had to pit again which meant that after a charge, Anderson got back to seventh. Crick won easily.
Top 3: 87 (Crick), 2 (McAdam), 96 (Maggs)
 

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TIL 70-99 aggression results in many cautions. So less than that for the supports. Anyway:

SST:
Toby Price got pole. He held the lead and begun to pull away, taking Vanna and Whitt with him. Whitt passed Vanna and instantly closed in on Price while Vanna dropped back, and passed Price on lap 8. Whitt took the win, but only just over Price.
Top 3: 72 (Whitt), 87 (Price), 38 (Vanna)

Super3:
Williams redeemed himself from his qualifying spin to take pole; there was still an incident in quali though as Beggs ran into the gravel trap at the first turn. Williams held position, but it was Robbie O'Connor and Simon Hughes running 2nd and 3rd that was the most important as the other title contenders were running well out of the points. Higgins climbed up to take the lead on lap 5 and cruised away as O'Connor fell down the order, spinning on the last lap and not scoring. Higgins took an easy win.
Top 3: 72 (Higgins), 55 (Williams), 12 (McClenaghan)

LMP3:
Capo took pole, while SVG struggled and only got to seventh. Capo held onto the lead early on over Hunt, Read, King and SVG who climbed three spots in the opening three laps, including the important scalp of Swain, the car directly behind him in the championship. However, Swain fought back and repassed SVG as did John Corbett. Corbett retired soon after and the order settled down as Capo-Hunt-Read-Swain-King-van Gisbergen. The safety car came out for Talbot in the gravel after contact with Patterson on lap 27. On the restart, Swain passed Read and the lead became a battle between Capo, Hunt and Swain. Swain passed Hunt on the third last lap, while Capo won with a decent margin.
Top 3: 50 (Capo), 12 (Swain), 15 (Hunt)

V8 Utes:
Warren Luff took the pole position from Woods and Peasey. Luff and Peasey both dropped back off the start, leaving Woods to lead Marjoram and Jeremy Gray. Luff climbed back up the order, though, and led after lap 5. The race became a five way battle between Luff, Peasey, Woods, Harris and Marjoram. Marjoram and Peasey dropped back leaving the top 3 to be fighting by the end of lap 12. Walls retired on lap 21 with an engine issue. Pritchard retired on lap 33 with a piston problem. By this point, Luff and Woods were right on each other for the lead. During the pit cycle, Harris gained a lot of ground with a slick stop and the battle became three cars again. Woods' second set of tyres weren't particularily good and Luff and Harris were left fighting for the lead. Harris passed Luff on lap 60 and begun to pull away. Meanwhile, Peasey caught Woods for third and passed him on the second last lap. Luff held on to win.
Top 3: 3 (Luff), 58 (Harris), 91 (Peasey)

Supercars:
David Reynolds took the pole from SVG and Randle while Ojeda qualified impressively in 15th, while le Brocq and Brodie Kostecki ended up 19th and 20th. SVG took the early lead while Heimgartner and Hazlewood got excellent starts and jumped to the other podium positions. Ojeda fell down to 31st over the opening laps while Hazlewood passed SVG on lap 6. Brown and Everingham joined the battle in the next few laps and this pack lasted until SVG and Hazlewood ran wide after contact. Fullwood jumped to third as a result of this. Hazlewood passed Everingham for the lead again on lap 47 while Brown followed him two laps later. SVG cleared both a few laps later while Brown was pushed wide and lost third to Everingham. Le Brocq, who had rebounded from his poor qualifying, got to third on lap 59. Macaulay Jones became the first retirement on lap 65 with an engine problem. le Brocq passed SVG on lap 68 and the two reeled in Hazlewood. Le Brocq took the lead on lap 73 as Hazlewood dropped to third. Hazlewood closed back in on the lead after the second stops. However, his charge was halted as the safety car came out on lap 98 for Jake Kostecki in the gravel trap. This allowed le Brocq (who had had a slow pit stop) and Brown back into the battle for the lead. le Brocq and Brown both passed SVG during lap 106. The safety car came back out on lap 108 after Kurt Kostecki spun. This brought all cars on the lead lap to be back into the fight. Brown passed le Brocq at turn 6 and held on for dear life to win his first ever race.

Top 10:
1. 17 (Brown)
2. 55 (le Brocq) +0.3
3. 97 (van Gisbergen) +0.7
4. 14 (O'Keeffe) +2.1
5. 15 (Everingham) +3.4
6. 9 (Reynolds) +5.4
7. 88 (B. Kostecki) +6.9
8. 12 (Fullwood) +10.4
9. 99 (de Pasquale) +18.3
10. 2 (Hazlewood) +26.5
 

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I got Photoshop and Illustrator today so I may be able to do some content regarding this series on there soon.

SST:
Luke Vanna took pole, surprisingly from Cody Latkovski. Latkovski got the jump and pulled away, however, he was caught again and passed on lap 8 by Vanna, who held on and closed the championship lead of Whitt to 12 points.
Top 3: 38 (Vanna), 18 (Latkovski), 6 (Taylor)

Super3:
James Beggs took pole. Barcelo and McElnay ended up battling for the lead early on. After several lead changes, Barcelo took the lead late on and held on. Palmer held the lead of the championship by a slightly smaller margin to Barcelo.
Top 3: 27 (Barcelo), 31 (McElnay), 6 (palmer Jr)

LMP3:
Sam Swain took the pole. After being bumped back early on by Ryan Suhle, he retook the lead on lap 3 while champ leader Aidan Read dropped to seventh. Suhle retook the lead on lap 11 while on the next lap (actually at the very next corner) Capo passed SVG for third. The safety car came out on lap 25 when Burcher spun at Turn 7. He avoided the wall, though, and rejoined the race. On the restart, Suhle, Swain, SVG and Luke King broke away from Capo while Read found himself tenth. Swain repassed Suhle on lap 40 and the very next lap, the safety car returned after Astuti copied Burcher's spin. Capo pitted to try and climb up in the last few laps but his strategy was rudely interrupted when Swain was punted at the final turn, allowing him to hold Capo up on the restart and leading to Suhle taking his first win of the season. Read held the title lead but was closed into by SVG.
Top 3: 5 (Suhle), 97 (van Gisbergen), 4 (King)

V8 Utes:
Jaiden Maggs got the pole. However, Luff got past off the start and Maggs went backwards, being sixth at the end of lap 1. Peasey passed Luff for the lead on lap 4. The safety car came out on lap 12 for Jeremy Gray hard in the wall on the outside of turn 7. McAdam and Crick dropped to the back by pitting during the safety car. After the restart, Peasey continued to lead but this time battled with Zukanovic for the lead. Zukanovic passed on lap 31. Due to strategy, on lap 40 there were several cars fighting for the lead; Crick, McAdam, Peasey, Kelly, Formosa, Zukanovic and Leuchter. Kelly proved to have excellent pace and got very close to second place, while the other wildcard Formosa dropped back. When the cars that had yet to pit pitted, or in the case of Luff punctured, Peasey and Zukanovic were left battling again but the time where Zukanovic was held by the slower cars allowed Peasey to jump him. Meanwhile, the battle for 10th included 11 cars. McAdam's strategy was left to nought when his car stopped on lap 56, before Maggs suffered a similar failure on lap 61. While Marjoram closed in, Peasey held on to win and extend his championship lead to Woods to 18 points.
Top 3: 91 (Peasey), 71 (Zukanovi), 5 (Marjoram)

Supercars:
Kurt Kostecki took his maiden pole.
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Fullwood slid by Kostecki at turn 4 and Everingham followed him through, taking the lead at the final corner. Reynolds took the lead on lap 4. Reynolds retired on lap 15 with a valve issue, though, leaving the lead to Jack le Brocq. The safety car came out on lap 38 for Mouzouris in the gravel trap. The car returned to the pits on lap 42 but returned immediately after Lawson spun. After the second restart, Anton took the lead from Kurt Kostecki and le Brocq. Macaulay Jones took a severe hit on the rear on the restart and dropped back.

The safety car returned on lap 57 when the leaders including Anton de Pasquale, Everingham, Jacobson and Heimgartner were involved in a pileup on the exit of Turn 4.
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Jacobson retired while Anton dropped well back with serious damage. The wounded car of Everingham led Kurt Kostecki and SVG. However, Everingham and Kostecki pitted on the restart leaving SVG to lead le Brocq and Boys. Randle pitted for repairs and lost around fifteen laps as did Macaulay Jones. Everingham lost two seconds a lap with damage. The safety car returned on lap 88 with Hazlewood leading when Jake Kostecki stopped with a cam failure. Half the field pitted leaving van Gisbergen to lead from le Brocq and Fullwood. Hazlewood took the lead on lap 93, and SVG was put down again by Fullwood on lap 104. Hazlewood held on to win. A props to Tom Alexander for finishing 15th, Best for 16th and Anton for fifth in a badly damaged car.

Top 10:
1. 2 (Hazlewood)
2. 88 (B. Kostecki) +4.9
3. 12 (Fullwood) +5.8
4. 97 (Van Gisbergen) +8.3
5. 99 (de Pasquale) +15.6
6. 8 (Waters) +19.3
7. 7 (Heimgartner) +20.4
8. 22 (Mostert) +20.6
9. 999 (Boys) +22.6
10. 17 (brown) +23.1

Le Brocq took the lead after the first race and holds it after the second.
Champ Top 10:
1. 55 (le Brocq) 315
2. 12 (Fullwood) 309
3. 8 (Waters) 304
4. 17 (brown) 295
5. 88 (B. Kostecki) 285
6. 99 (de Pasquale) 280
7. 22 (Mostert) 279
8. 97 (van Gisbergen) 272
9. 999 (Boys) 268
10. 9 (Reynolds) 264
 

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ALERT! I've got my Mustang templates working. We'll have Mustangs back on the grid on 2024. The following cars will be affected:
#3, #5, #6, #7, #12, #15, #17, #23, #55 and wildcard entry #68.
 

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IMPORTANT POST!

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a wonderful day. Today we have the on-track action from Saturday of the Shannons Nationals at Lakeside, but more importantly I'm planning to do a road map update below. Let's get into the track action first.

TCR:
John Martin took the pole position over Brook and Fife. The top two stayed in that order around the opening lap while David Russell jumped four spots to third. The hapless John Gorman retired on lap 22 with an engine problem. Martin held on to first, leading Russell, Fife and Brook home.
Top 3: 50 (Martin), 36 (Russell), 8 (Fife)

S5000:
Simon Hodge took the pole from Anton and Indy Dontje. Hodge held the lead while Dontje took second. This held for a while until Magro and McElrea, running lower in the field, made severe contact, putting McElrea hard into the wall at Karussel. This caused a safety car and Hodge completely bottled the restart, letting Anton through past him and Dontje who was caught behind. Indy then passed Hodge at the final turn, and this held for the rest of the race.
Top 3: 99 (de Pasquale), 55 (Dontje), 3 (Hodge)

Now, time for the roadmap. Firstly, what I'm happy with:
* Parity. I'm exceedingly happy with how close the top end of town is and how there are 15-16 cars that could win any race. I don't think the top 3 bands need any tweaking for 2024.
* The schedule, barring one important exception listed below. To be honest Supercars have this really under control IRL and I just based it off that.
* The racing quality. That's good.
* The crashes. Who doesn't love a bit of carnage. See two posts up.

And what is going to be tweaked:
* Parity. While I'm happy with the top end, the back two bands are just too far away at the moment. I'm going to make some changes to bring them back together.
* Support categories. I'm looking to make a big change to the support structure with the Super2 and Super3 being dispensed of. I'm looking to repurpose Super3 as the Development Series and transform Super2 into a Junior Supercars category with turbo V6s. This will have more details announced likely around the Shannons Nationals at Sandown.
* Driver character and personalisation. I feel like while driver development as a whole has been good with the likes of Bryce Fullwood rising through the ranks, I don't know if we've seen enough character and the drivers aren't personable enough. To that end, I'm going to start doing faux post race interviews after each Supercars race. Maybe there'll be another
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrozbI9ZhZs


If you guys have any other ideas to improve the series, let me know! For now, that's it from Lakeside. See you tomorrow for the Sunday races!
 

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