Jamie Whincup joined an elite list of motorsport legends in scoring his seventh Virgin Australia Supercars Championship title Sunday during the season-ending Coates Hire Newcastle 500.
Scott McLaughlin capped off his incredible Virgin Austalia Supercars Championship season with one more shining performance in qualifying, capturing the pole for Sunday’s portion of the season-ending Coates Hire Newcastle 500.
Mark Winterbottom led the way during the opening round of qualifying for Sunday’s portion of the Coates Hire Newcastle 500, the season finale for the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
NEWCASTLE, New South Wales, Australia — As championship rival Jamie Whincup stumbled on the first lap of Saturday’s Coates Hire Newcastle 500 race one, Scott McLaughlin capitalized on his rival’s misfortune to win and take the lead in the championship. “I really wanted it bad,” McLaughlin said of the win. “I got a good start for once in my life …
Newcastle has been named the new host city for the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship’s season-ending race weekend for the next five years.