VASC: Frosty Wins, Red Bull Spins: Winterbottom on Top in Pukekohe

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand – Mark Winterbottom won going away in Sunday’s first race at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint, while Jamie Whincup did serious damage to his title hopes with a spin early in the race. Winterbottom got around DJT Team Penske man and fellow Ford Falcon driver Scott Pye on the outside line in the first corner off the start to …

VASC: Whincup Victorious in Race 1 at Pukekohe

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand – Jamie Whincup won the first race at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint to cut the gap between he and teammate Shane van Gisbergen to 142 points in the championship standings. “I got off the line well and the car was quick,” he said. “We’ll keep tuning it up and make sure we keep moving forward as the races …

V8SC: The Falcon Lives On; Prodrive Confirms Continued Use of Dying Ford Model Into 2017

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CAMPBELLFIELD, Australia — official series release by Bruce Newton — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — The Ford Falcon road car will disappear from sale at the end of 2016, but Prodrive Racing Australia has confirmed it intends to race the FG X in 2017 and potentially on into 2018. The former factory team and star driver Mark Winterbottom won the …

V8SC: Ambrose Aiming For Mid-Pack in Qualifying

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SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia — official series release — Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Returning two-time Champion Marcos Ambrose is looking to start tomorrow’s 125 km races in the mid-field after improving across three 20-minute practice runs at the Sydney NRMA 500. While Ambrose and his XBOX Ford Falcon finished the final session 24th, he has continued to lower …

V8SC: Ford to Cease Involvement in V8 Supercars Championship at End of 2015

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CAMPBELLFIELD, Victoria, Australia — official release — Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Ford Australia has confirmed it is pulling out of V8 Supercar racing following the end of the 2015 season. It will have a reduced commercial arrangement next season with the team currently known as Ford Performance Racing (FPR), but will cease all involvement beyond that. The blue oval …

V8SC: 2014 Preview – Ford Performance Racing

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Welcome back to Race Chaser Online’s 2014 V8 Supercars Championship Preview! We have finally arrived at one of the two titans of the V8 Supercars Series — this is our look at the factory operation from Ford, Ford Performance Racing. Ford Performance Racing DRIVERS: #5 – Mark Winterbottom, Pepsi MAX Ford Falcon FG #6 – Chaz Mostert, Pepsi MAX Ford …

V8SC: 2014 Preview – Dick Johnson Racing

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Welcome back to Race Chaser Online’s 2014 V8 Supercars Championship Preview! We continue our set of Wednesday previews with a look at Dick Johnson Racing. Dick Johnson Racing DRIVERS #16 – Scott Pye, Wilson Security Ford Falcon #17 – David Wall, Wilson Security Ford Falcon 2013 TEAM POINTS FINISH: 8th 2013 HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Chaz Mostert winning the finale at Queensland …