Wednesday, 14 June 2017 21:36

Editor’s note on #99: Ninety-nine not out…

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There's been a lot of focus lately on the decline of the Ford versus Holden rivalry. But here we are, in the final chapter of the Falcon versus Commodore battle, with Ford's DJR Team Penske taking the fight to Holden's Triple Eight Race Engineering.

Issue #99 of V8X Supercar Magazine takes a look at the battle between the two teams, how we reached this point and why DJR Team Penske has emerged from the pack as the greatest threat to end Triple Eight's recent rule of Supercars. There's also a DJR Team Penske and Red Bull Holden Racing Team pullout poster in the print edition of this issue.

Remember, you can also purchase these posters and more printed on high-quality photographic stock, uncreased, unfolded, unstapled and delivered in protective mailing tube, from our online store.

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With this rivalry in mind, we also look back at the great team battles over the years, from the early years of the Australian Touring Car Championship to the more recent challengers to Triple Eight.

This includes Prodrive Racing Australia and its young duo Chaz Mostert and Cameron Waters. We sat down with the Ford drivers to discuss their encouraging starts to the 2017 season.

We also profile Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport teenager Alex Rullo and find out how he is balancing his Year 12 studies in Perth with his rookie campaign in Supercars.

Elsewhere, Bruce Newton examines the latest developments with the Gen2 and Gen3 rules, while we analyse how the leading support categories are tracking heading into this new-look era.

In our Motorsport Legends section, we investigate how touring cars prevailed as the dominant category in Australia and New Zealand and honour the inductees into the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame.

You'll also find the latest columns from Mark Winterbottom, Craig Lowndes and Garry Rogers, analysis of the key issues in Supercars and a nod to the circuits we miss.

Remember, V8X Supercar Magazine is also available in digital form in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and in the Magzter app store.

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Event Date
Adelaide 500 1-4 March
2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 22-25 March
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint 6-8 April
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 20-22 April
Perth SuperSprint 4-6 May
Winton SuperSprint 18-20 May
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown 15-17 June
Watpac Townsville 400 6-8 July
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint 20-22 July
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint 4 August
The Bend SuperSprint 24-26 August
Sandown 500 14-16 September
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 4-7 October
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 19-21 October
ITM Auckland SuperSprint 2-4 November
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 23-25 November

 

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Scott McLaughlin

3368

 2

 Shane van Gisbergen

3354

 3

 Jamie Whincup 

2935

 4

 Craig Lowndes

2925

 5

 David Reynolds

2687

 6

 Chaz Mostert

2438

 7

 Fabian Coulthard

2354

 8

 Rick Kelly

2354

 9

 Scott Pye

2248

 10

 Nick Percat

2053

 Full points table