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Monday, 18 December 2017 11:13

Editor’s note on #102: New breed of blue bloods


The Ford teams will race on with the FG X Falcon next season off the back of a 2017 when their young chargers really made a name for themselves. 

Scott McLaughlin led the charge with a record-breaking season of stunning qualifying performances with DJR Team Penske. 

Over at Prodrive Racing Australia, Chaz Mostert returned to the top step of the podium for the first time since his horrific 2015 Bathurst crash, Cameron Waters enjoyed a breakout season and Richie Stanaway announced himself as a future star in Supercars.

These four drivers represent the next generation of Supercars and in issue #102 we chat with them about their journeys so far and what’s next in 2018 and beyond.

Erebus Motorsport also had a season to remember with victory in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, an achievement we discuss with the team and commemorate with a pullout poster.

You’ll also find our Caltex wall calendar and Castrol EDGE poster featuring all the dates for the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season.

Elsewhere in this issue, we explore the birth of Walkinshaw Andretti United, chat with Prodrive boss and new Supercars board member Rod Nash, examine how engine parity will be achieved under Gen2 and meet the new Miss Supercars.

In our Motorsport Legends section, we pay tribute to the Ford Sierra and explore the inside story on Peter Brock’s split with Holden over the ‘Energy Polarizer’.

You’ll also find the latest columns from Mark Winterbottom, Craig Lowndes and Garry Rogers, as well as analysis of the key issues in Supercars such as the to-do list for the next CEO, the 2018 calendar and potential hybrid future of the cars. We also rank the top 10 legendary team owners.

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Event Date
Superloop Adelaide 500 February 20-23
Melbourne 400 March 12-15
Tyrepower Tasmania Super400  April 3-5
ITM Auckland Super400 April 24-26
PIRTEK Perth SuperNight May 15-17
Truck Assist Winton Super400 June 5-7
Watpac Townsville 400 June 26-28
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown July 17-19
Sydney SuperNight August 28-30
OTR The Bend 500 September 18-20
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 October 8-11
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Oct. 30-Nov. 1
Penrite Oil Sandown Super400  November 20-22
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 December 4-6



1. Scott McLaughlin
2. Jamie Whincup
261 -27
3. Chaz Mostert
234 -54
4. Cameron Waters
231 -57
5. Will Davison
231 -57
6. David Reynolds
210 -78
7. Lee Holdsworth
171 -117
8. Mark Winterbottom
162 -126
9. Fabian Coulthard
162 -126
10. Rick Kelly
150 -138

Full championship standings