Sunday, 02 July 2017 16:13

Rivalries: Greatest team battles of yesteryear

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Triple Eight Race Engineering versus DJR Team Penske shapes as a rivalry set to dominate Supercars in the coming years. With this in mind, we take a look back at the greatest team rivalries of yesteryear in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #99.

Issue #99 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and in the Magzter app store.

CLICK HERE for more information on issue #99.

Allan Moffat Racing versus Holden Dealer Team was the original Ford versus Holden rivalry. The rise of Peter Brock at the Holden Dealer Team provided Ford's Allan Moffat with his biggest challenger. Their rivalry dominated the 1970s with Brock in the Torana and Moffat in the Falcon trading Bathurst wins. Colin Bond's defection from the Holden Dealer Team to Moffat's Ford squad only increased tensions between the two outfits.

Dick Johnson took over the mantle as Blue Oval's main challenger from Moffat to continue the Ford versus Holden rivalry into the 1980s. The battle reached its peak in the final-round showdown for the 1981 title at Lakeside, where Johnson triumphed over Brock. But Brock ruled at Mount Panorama with three wins on the trot from 1982 to 1984.

Other team rivalries we profile include: Total Team versus Neptune Racing Team, Bob Jane Racing Team versus Allan Moffat Racing, Holden Dealer Team versus Ron Hodgson Motors, Dick Johnson Racing versus Gibson Motorsport, Glenn Seton Racing versus Dick Johnson Racing, Holden Racing Team versus Perkins Engineering, Triple Eight versus HSV Dealer Team/Holden Racing Team and Triple Eight versus Ford Performance Racing/Prodrive Racing Australia.

CLICK HERE to purchase issue #99 to read the full article.

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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

 Jamie Whincup

3042

 2

 Scott McLaughlin

3021

 3

 Fabian Coulthard

2812

 4

 Shane van Gisbergen

2769

 5

 Chaz Mostert

2748

 6

Mark Winterbottom 

2208

 7

 David Reynolds

2196

 8

 Cameron Waters

2173

 9

 Garth Tander

2169

 10

 Craig Lowndes

2160

 Full points table