V8SC: Change of Pace; McLaughlin Secures Pole for Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 Finale

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TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Wilson Security GRM photo — The tides may be finally starting to turn on Volvo Polestar Racing driver Scott McLaughlin’s 2015 season. McLaughlin, 22, was the seventh car out in the ARMOR ALL Top Ten Shootout for Race 17 of the V8 Supercars Championship, but his …

V8SC: Volvo to the Top; McLaughlin Leads Second Clipsal 500 Practice

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ADELAIDE, South Australia — official series release — Morne de Klerk/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Volvo Polestar Racing’s Scott McLaughlin survived a late challenge from Nissan’s Rick Kelly to top the second practice session at the Clipsal 500. McLaughlin led the session several times, finally moving back to the top with eight minutes to go with a 1:21.3795 second lap. Kelly …

V8SC: 2015 Preview — Wilson Security Racing GRM

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DANDENONG SOUTH, Victoria, Australia — Team Preview by Race Chaser Online V8 Supercars Correspondent James Pike — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Welcome back to Race Chaser Online’s Preview of the 2015 V8 Supercars Championship! We continue our run through the field with a team that had no problems finding the front of the field in 2014 — they’re just …

V8SC: Premat Returns as Co-Driver with Scott McLaughlin, Volvo Polestar Racing

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DANDENONG, Victoria, Australia — official release — V8SC photo — Popular Frenchman Alex Premat will join Scott McLaughlin and Volvo Polestar Racing for another crack at the Pirtek Enduro Cup in 2015. However, the decision on who will share with David Wall in the No. 34 Wilson Security-backed S60 is yet to be made, with current incumbent Greg Ritter rumored …

V8SC: Stellar Season; McLaughlin Says “I’ve Learned So Much This Year”

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DANDENONG SOUTH, Victoria, Australia — official series release — Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Scott McLaughlin believes he has continued to grow and mature as a driver in his second full-time year as a V8 Supercars driver. His Garry Rogers Motorsport team made the switch to Volvos in 2014 off-season, and McLaughlin immediately mastered the new S60, earning a podium …

V8SC: Scott McLaughlin Receives Prestigious Barry Sheene Medal During Awards Gala

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SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia — official series release — V8 Supercars photo — The kid who made Volvo cool and the jandal a household name has been awarded V8 Supercars highest honor, as Scott McLaughlin was named the 2014 Barry Sheene Medalist on Monday during the V8 Supercars Gala Awards Dinner. McLaughlin was voted as the as the sport’s …

V8SC: 10,000 Reasons To Smile; McLaughlin Equals Whincup With 10th Pole of 2014

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SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia — Report by Race Chaser Online V8 Supercars Correspondent James Pike — V8 Supercars photo — Scott McLaughlin made covering the first mortgage payment on his new home much easier during the final ARMOR ALL Top Ten Shootout of the 2014 V8 Supercars Championship. McLaughlin claimed his 10th ARMOR ALL Pole Position of 2014, tying …

V8SC: Added Incentive For McLaughlin in ARMOR ALL Qualifying

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SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia — official series release — Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — ARMOR ALL boss Paul Blair will award Scott McLaughlin a $10,000 check if he equals Jamie Whincup’s 10 pole positions for the season in today’s final qualifying session. Whincup yesterday clinched the ARMOR ALL Pole Award, given to the driver who earns the most P1 …

V8SC: Wall to Join GRM, Volvo Polestar Racing in 2015

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MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia — official team release — V8 Supercars photo — Current V8 Supercars driver David Wall will join Volvo Polestar Racing and Garry Rogers Motorsport next season alongside Scott McLaughlin. A two-time Australian GT Champion, Wall will start his fourth full year in Australia’s top tier motorsport category, following seasons with Brad Jones Racing and Dick Johnson Racing. Wall …

V8SC: Dahlgren’s V8 Supercar Assignment to End; Will Leave GRM at End of 2014

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MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia — official team release — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Volvo Polestar Racing’s Swedish export, Robert Dahlgren, will leave the V8 Supercars Championship following the final race of the season, the Sydney NRMA 500. Dahlgren has been a key factor in the establishment of Volvo Polestar Racing in their successful debut V8 Supercars season, and his global motorsport …

V8SC: McLaughlin Up There With the Greats, According to GRM Chief Engineer

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MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia — official release — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Volvo star Scott McLaughlin’s double triumph at Phillip Island on the weekend was as good as anything produced by Craig Lowndes and Mark Skaife. That’s the heady praise delivered by McLaughlin’s veteran engineer Richard Hollway, who worked with both the V8 Supercars legends in his time at the …

V8SC: Last Lap Thriller; McLaughlin Passes Sputtering Tander for Win in Phillip Island Finale

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PHILLIP ISLAND, Victoria, Australia — Report by Race Chaser Online V8 Supercars Correspondent James Pike — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Never give up. Those three words capture perfectly the emotion and storyline behind the final outcome of Sunday’s Race 35 at the Plus Fitness Phillip Island 400, a finish that changed so quickly and dramatically that it even caught …