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Formula V8 3.5 cancels 2018 season due to lack of entries - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

The organisers of the Formula V8 3.5 Championship have announced the series won't go ahead in 2018 having struggled to attract enough entries.

RPM-MKTG, which has run the championship since its 1998 debut as World Series Nissan, cited the ‘continuous and alarming drop in entries’ as the main reason for the series’ closure.

Since Renault pulled its backing of the series at the end of 2015, FV8 has struggled for entries. The final round of the 2017 season in Bahrain attracted only 10 competitors, despite being on the World Endurance Championship support bill.

An agreement had been made in the summer to continue supporting the WEC, however the ‘Super Season’ announcement had caused some doubts as to what FV8 would do about its own calendar for 2018.

In a statement, the series said: “Neither World Series Formula V8 3.5 nor any other top single-seater series in the world have reached the...


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Read more: Formula V8 3.5 cancels 2018 season due to lack of entries - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Bahrain F3.5: Binder takes last pole of championship - Motorsport.com - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Rene Binder has claimed the last-ever pole position in the Formula V8 3.5 championship as he dominated the second qualifying session in Bahrain.

The Lotus driver set his first competitive time halfway through the 30-minute session, having decided not to join the rest of the 10-car field in the opening third of qualifying.

On his first try, Binder set a time good enough for the top spot for what will be the championship’s final race on Saturday.

Binder was the only driver in the session to set a time in the 1m44s, his 1m44.730s putting him three tenths of a second clear of AVF’s newcomer Henrique Chaves.

The Formula Renault Eurocup regular was fastest for a time, his 1m45.061s seemingly good enough for pole until Binder’s late lap relegated him to his second.

Chaves was 0.1s ahead of championship leader Pietro Fittipaldi whose best effort was a  1m45.151s.

His nearest title rival...


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Mustang to pace Ford EcoBoost 400 Championship Race at Homestead - ESPN

Nov 17, 2017
  • Jayski.com staff

- The 2018 F-150 and Mustang - America's best-selling truck and the world's most popular sports car - will cap big launch years by pacing NASCAR's championship-deciding races for America's most popular racing series
- A Race Red 2018 Mustang GT will lead the 40-car field to the green flag for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Ford Championship Weekend on Nov. 19.
- The new 2018 F-150 and JDRF F-150 Raptor will pace the Ford EcoBoost-sponsored Camping World Truck Series and XFINITY Series finales on Nov. 17 and 18, respectively
- Three Ford drivers qualified for the three finales in the 16th consecutive year Ford Championship Weekend has served as the final event for NASCAR's top three touring series.


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Read more: Mustang to pace Ford EcoBoost 400 Championship Race at Homestead - ESPN

Roger Penske team claims V8 Supercars championship in Australia - Autoweek

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Another series, another racing championship for Roger Penske.

With its drivers Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard finishing 1-2 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, on Saturday, the DJR Team Penske's V-Power Shell Racing Team clinched the V8 Supercars team championship over runner-up Red Bull Holden Racing Team. The Holden team had won the previous seven season championships in the Supercars series.

The series wraps up on Sunday (Saturday, U.S. time), and McLaughlin can wrap up a series championship by finishing 11th or better. McLaughlin could finish even lower and still bring home the title if top challenger Jamie Whincup fails to win. Whincup entered the weekend seeking his seventh consecutive drivers' title, but he crashed out in the first lap...


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Read more: Roger Penske team claims V8 Supercars championship in Australia - Autoweek

On This Day: Tander wins title, Dale Jr visits - Supercars.com

On this day 10 years ago, Garth Tander was the king of the V8 Supercars Championship, winning his maiden title by a mere two points over Jamie Whincup.

The Toll HSV Dealer Team driver’s decade-long quest to win the coveted championship finally proved successful, with fourth to Whincup’s second in a tense final race at Phillip Island sealing the crown.

The 2007 Dunlop Grand Finale was very much a Holden weekend, with Tander claiming victory in Race 1 on the Saturday from seventh on the grid and another win in Race 2 on Sunday December 2.

Holden Racing Team’s Todd Kelly led home to win Race 3 (in his final start with the factory team before making way for Tander for 2008), his victory enough to deny Whincup the crucial extra points he needed to seize the title.

Tander’s championship win was part of a treble for Holden fans, given the ‘lion’ won the Manufacturers’ Award and the Toll HSV...


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Read more: On This Day: Tander wins title, Dale Jr visits - Supercars.com

Supercars: Richie Stanaway to race full-time for Prodrive in 2018 - NEWS.com.au

THE worst-kept secret in Supercars has been confirmed: Richie Stanaway is coming to town.

The 26-year-old international racing veteran will join Prodrive Racing Australia’s four-car line-up for the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

Stanaway will take the reins of the team’s No. 56 Ford Falcon FG X next year in the first of a multi-year deal with the team.

LIVE stream every race of the 2018 Supercars Championship AD-FREE on FOX SPORTS. Get your free 2-week Foxtel Now trial and start watching in minutes. SIGN UP NOW >

CHECK: DJR Team Penske, Supercars to review McLaughlin penalty

ENFORCER: Ingall’s take on controversial Supercars decider

FEATURE: The legacy of Warburton’s controversial stint as CEO

Incredibly, it’s the New Zealander’s first season devoted to one championship since 2014, when he raced in the GP3 Series.

“Obviously it’s good to have everything ready,”...


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Read more: Supercars: Richie Stanaway to race full-time for Prodrive in 2018 - NEWS.com.au

AVF in sportscars switch after Formula 3.5's demise - Motorsport.com - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

World Series Formula V8 3.5 team AVF will make its first foray into endurance racing with a European Le Mans Series campaign in 2018, following the demise of the single-seater series.

AVF, run by former Formula 1 test driver and Superleague Formula champion Adrian Valles, has been a mainstay of the 3.5-litre category since 2013 and helped Tom Dillmann to the drivers' title last year.

But after the open-wheel championship announced it was calling off its 2018 season due to a lack of entries, the team – which competed in partnership with the Russian SMP Racing programme this year – has decided to join endurance racing.

The Spanish outfit will field a Dallara P217 LMP2 car in the six-round ELMS series next year.

“For this brand-new adventure, we decided to choose Dallara,” said Valles. “In addition to [Dallara] being an incredibly professional motorsport manufacturer, we have enjoyed...


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Supercars Albert Park format set to be announced - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

The race format for Supercars' first championship round at the Australian Grand Prix will be officially confirmed on Thursday.

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation is set to confirm the race format for the Aussie Touring Car category's first points-paying round at an AGP, as part of a wider announcement of the support card for next year's event.

It is expected the format will include four qualifying sessions and four races of varying length, with a pair of sprint races without pitstops, and two longer races.

The 'Coates Hire Supercars Melbourne 400' name given to the round suggests those races will be split over 400 kilometres.

Supercars will be joined on the AGP support bill by the Australian GT Championship, which recently unveiled its full 2018 schedule, as well as another Albert Park staple in Carrera Cup.

The Asia Pacific Ferrari Challenge is set to be a new addition to the...


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Read more: Supercars Albert Park format set to be announced - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Supercars Albert Park format set to be announced - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

The race format for Supercars' first championship round at the Australian Grand Prix will be officially confirmed on Thursday.

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation is set to confirm the race format for the Aussie Touring Car category's first points-paying round at an AGP, as part of a wider announcement of the support card for next year's event.

It is expected the format will include four qualifying sessions and four races of varying length, with a pair of sprint races without pitstops, and two longer races.

The 'Coates Hire Supercars Melbourne 400' name given to the round suggests those races will be split over 400 kilometres.

Supercars will be joined on the AGP support bill by the Australian GT Championship, which recently unveiled its full 2018 schedule, as well as another Albert Park staple in Carrera Cup.

The Asia Pacific Ferrari Challenge is set to be a new addition to the...


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Read more: Supercars Albert Park format set to be announced - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Formula V8 3.5 cancels 2018 season due to lack of entries - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

The organisers of the Formula V8 3.5 Championship have announced the series won't go ahead in 2018 having struggled to attract enough entries.

RPM-MKTG, which has run the championship since its 1998 debut as World Series Nissan, cited the ‘continuous and alarming drop in entries’ as the main reason for the series’ closure.

Since Renault pulled its backing of the series at the end of 2015, FV8 has struggled for entries. The final round of the 2017 season in Bahrain attracted only 10 competitors, despite being on the World Endurance Championship support bill.

An agreement had been made in the summer to continue supporting the WEC, however the ‘Super Season’ announcement had caused some doubts as to what FV8 would do about its own calendar for 2018.

In a statement, the series said: “Neither World Series Formula V8 3.5 nor any other top single-seater series in the world have reached the...


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Read more: Formula V8 3.5 cancels 2018 season due to lack of entries - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Bahrain F3.5: Binder takes last pole of championship - Motorsport.com - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Rene Binder has claimed the last-ever pole position in the Formula V8 3.5 championship as he dominated the second qualifying session in Bahrain.

The Lotus driver set his first competitive time halfway through the 30-minute session, having decided not to join the rest of the 10-car field in the opening third of qualifying.

On his first try, Binder set a time good enough for the top spot for what will be the championship’s final race on Saturday.

Binder was the only driver in the session to set a time in the 1m44s, his 1m44.730s putting him three tenths of a second clear of AVF’s newcomer Henrique Chaves.

The Formula Renault Eurocup regular was fastest for a time, his 1m45.061s seemingly good enough for pole until Binder’s late lap relegated him to his second.

Chaves was 0.1s ahead of championship leader Pietro Fittipaldi whose best effort was a  1m45.151s.

His nearest title rival...


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Read more: Bahrain F3.5: Binder takes last pole of championship - Motorsport.com - Motorsport.com, Edition:...

Mustang to pace Ford EcoBoost 400 Championship Race at Homestead - ESPN

Nov 17, 2017
  • Jayski.com staff

- The 2018 F-150 and Mustang - America's best-selling truck and the world's most popular sports car - will cap big launch years by pacing NASCAR's championship-deciding races for America's most popular racing series
- A Race Red 2018 Mustang GT will lead the 40-car field to the green flag for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Ford Championship Weekend on Nov. 19.
- The new 2018 F-150 and JDRF F-150 Raptor will pace the Ford EcoBoost-sponsored Camping World Truck Series and XFINITY Series finales on Nov. 17 and 18, respectively
- Three Ford drivers qualified for the three finales in the 16th consecutive year Ford Championship Weekend has served as the final event for NASCAR's top three touring series.


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Read more: Mustang to pace Ford EcoBoost 400 Championship Race at Homestead - ESPN

Roger Penske team claims V8 Supercars championship in Australia - Autoweek

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Another series, another racing championship for Roger Penske.

With its drivers Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard finishing 1-2 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, on Saturday, the DJR Team Penske's V-Power Shell Racing Team clinched the V8 Supercars team championship over runner-up Red Bull Holden Racing Team. The Holden team had won the previous seven season championships in the Supercars series.

The series wraps up on Sunday (Saturday, U.S. time), and McLaughlin can wrap up a series championship by finishing 11th or better. McLaughlin could finish even lower and still bring home the title if top challenger Jamie Whincup fails to win. Whincup entered the weekend seeking his seventh consecutive drivers' title, but he crashed out in the first lap...


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Read more: Roger Penske team claims V8 Supercars championship in Australia - Autoweek

On This Day: Tander wins title, Dale Jr visits - Supercars.com

On this day 10 years ago, Garth Tander was the king of the V8 Supercars Championship, winning his maiden title by a mere two points over Jamie Whincup.

The Toll HSV Dealer Team driver’s decade-long quest to win the coveted championship finally proved successful, with fourth to Whincup’s second in a tense final race at Phillip Island sealing the crown.

The 2007 Dunlop Grand Finale was very much a Holden weekend, with Tander claiming victory in Race 1 on the Saturday from seventh on the grid and another win in Race 2 on Sunday December 2.

Holden Racing Team’s Todd Kelly led home to win Race 3 (in his final start with the factory team before making way for Tander for 2008), his victory enough to deny Whincup the crucial extra points he needed to seize the title.

Tander’s championship win was part of a treble for Holden fans, given the ‘lion’ won the Manufacturers’ Award and the Toll HSV...


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Read more: On This Day: Tander wins title, Dale Jr visits - Supercars.com

Speedworks motorsport championship kicks off racing season with a new record - Waikato Times

Chelsea Herbert leads the first class 2 BNT V8 series race, which she won, as well as the series, at the Speedworks ...
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Chelsea Herbert leads the first class 2 BNT V8 series race, which she won, as well as the series, at the Speedworks championship in Taupo at the Bruce McLaren motorsport park.

A female racing driver claimed a New Zealand motorsport championship for the first time on Saturday at the Speedworks championship in Taupō.

Racing at the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Chelsea Herbert seized victory in the class 2 BNT V8 series.

She took her win in style with some great driving and overtaking moves.

"We had a tough day on Saturday with a few issues with the car, but to pull out a win at the end of the day was really good for myself and the team," Herbert said.

"I'm really pleased to get my first win."

The win puts Herbert's name in the record books as first woman to win at this level in the history of the sport in New Zealand. 

Herbert challenged reigning Class 2 champion Liam...


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Read more: Speedworks motorsport championship kicks off racing season with a new record - Waikato Times

Supercars: Richie Stanaway to race full-time for Prodrive in 2018 - NEWS.com.au

THE worst-kept secret in Supercars has been confirmed: Richie Stanaway is coming to town.

The 26-year-old international racing veteran will join Prodrive Racing Australia’s four-car line-up for the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

Stanaway will take the reins of the team’s No. 56 Ford Falcon FG X next year in the first of a multi-year deal with the team.

LIVE stream every race of the 2018 Supercars Championship AD-FREE on FOX SPORTS. Get your free 2-week Foxtel Now trial and start watching in minutes. SIGN UP NOW >

CHECK: DJR Team Penske, Supercars to review McLaughlin penalty

ENFORCER: Ingall’s take on controversial Supercars decider

FEATURE: The legacy of Warburton’s controversial stint as CEO

Incredibly, it’s the New Zealander’s first season devoted to one championship since 2014, when he raced in the GP3 Series.

“Obviously it’s good to have everything ready,”...


Read full article on Sports GN V8ChampionshipSeries


Read more: Supercars: Richie Stanaway to race full-time for Prodrive in 2018 - NEWS.com.au

Supercars Albert Park format set to be announced - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

The race format for Supercars' first championship round at the Australian Grand Prix will be officially confirmed on Thursday.

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation is set to confirm the race format for the Aussie Touring Car category's first points-paying round at an AGP, as part of a wider announcement of the support card for next year's event.

It is expected the format will include four qualifying sessions and four races of varying length, with a pair of sprint races without pitstops, and two longer races.

The 'Coates Hire Supercars Melbourne 400' name given to the round suggests those races will be split over 400 kilometres.

Supercars will be joined on the AGP support bill by the Australian GT Championship, which recently unveiled its full 2018 schedule, as well as another Albert Park staple in Carrera Cup.

The Asia Pacific Ferrari Challenge is set to be a new addition to the...


Read full article on Sports GN V8ChampionshipSeries


Read more: Supercars Albert Park format set to be announced - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Formula V8 3.5 cancels 2018 season due to lack of entries - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

The organisers of the Formula V8 3.5 Championship have announced the series won't go ahead in 2018 having struggled to attract enough entries.

RPM-MKTG, which has run the championship since its 1998 debut as World Series Nissan, cited the ‘continuous and alarming drop in entries’ as the main reason for the series’ closure.

Since Renault pulled its backing of the series at the end of 2015, FV8 has struggled for entries. The final round of the 2017 season in Bahrain attracted only 10 competitors, despite being on the World Endurance Championship support bill.

An agreement had been made in the summer to continue supporting the WEC, however the ‘Super Season’ announcement had caused some doubts as to what FV8 would do about its own calendar for 2018.

In a statement, the series said: “Neither World Series Formula V8 3.5 nor any other top single-seater series in the world have reached the...


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Read more: Formula V8 3.5 cancels 2018 season due to lack of entries - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Mustang to pace Ford EcoBoost 400 Championship Race at Homestead - ESPN

Nov 17, 2017
  • Jayski.com staff

- The 2018 F-150 and Mustang - America's best-selling truck and the world's most popular sports car - will cap big launch years by pacing NASCAR's championship-deciding races for America's most popular racing series
- A Race Red 2018 Mustang GT will lead the 40-car field to the green flag for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Ford Championship Weekend on Nov. 19.
- The new 2018 F-150 and JDRF F-150 Raptor will pace the Ford EcoBoost-sponsored Camping World Truck Series and XFINITY Series finales on Nov. 17 and 18, respectively
- Three Ford drivers qualified for the three finales in the 16th consecutive year Ford Championship Weekend has served as the final event for NASCAR's top three touring series.


Read full article on Sports GN V8ChampionshipSeries


Read more: Mustang to pace Ford EcoBoost 400 Championship Race at Homestead - ESPN

Roger Penske team claims V8 Supercars championship in Australia - Autoweek

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Another series, another racing championship for Roger Penske.

With its drivers Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard finishing 1-2 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, on Saturday, the DJR Team Penske's V-Power Shell Racing Team clinched the V8 Supercars team championship over runner-up Red Bull Holden Racing Team. The Holden team had won the previous seven season championships in the Supercars series.

The series wraps up on Sunday (Saturday, U.S. time), and McLaughlin can wrap up a series championship by finishing 11th or better. McLaughlin could finish even lower and still bring home the title if top challenger Jamie Whincup fails to win. Whincup entered the weekend seeking his seventh consecutive drivers' title, but he crashed out in the first lap...


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Read more: Roger Penske team claims V8 Supercars championship in Australia - Autoweek

 

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