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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 12:34

Miss Supercars: Meet Sophie Budack


The 2017 Miss Supercars Sports Model Search wass an official support event of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship at the Vodafone Gold Coast 600, which crowned Darwin’s Sophie Budack as the newest Miss Supercars, as we feature in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102.

Issue #102 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 #102.

The competition was run under a new online format where entrants can upload a profile that fans will vote on ahead of the crowning of the 2017 Miss Supercars at the Gold Coast 600.

Evolving from the world-renowned Miss Indy, Miss Supercars is the original and longest-running sports model search in the world, thus making a proven platform for advancing models' careers and offering experiences most can only dream of.

The winner must possess: high level of professionalism with natural leadership skills; zeal for building and growing relationships; intelligence; passion and knowledge Supercars and motorsport; compelling charisma and public relations skills; generous nature; and fit and healthy lifestyle showcasing her self-worth.

Judging categories were based on photographic judging; interview judging; festival wear; and swimwear judging.

“I went in with no expectation and to hear my name called out is everything I’ve dreamt for,” says Ms Budack.

“At first it’s very daunting. You’ve got 23 other girls who are competing but we’ve all helped each other grow.”

The Miss Supercars finalists raised over $9000 for Variety Queensland the Children’s Charity.

“This program has been a huge success with a mature depth of contestants and ambassadors representing the Supercars and sponsors corporate image,” says Selina Macdonald of Procon Leisure.   

“With the new online and Variety Charity elements the program is reaching new heights and changing the perception of the once lycra-clad Indy girl image.  

“Sophie is an extremely deserving winner, well spoken, intelligent, driven and intelligent. She is the perfect brand ambassador to represent sponsors and the Miss Supercars driven by Unibet brand with integrity and professionalism.”

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Event Date
Superloop Adelaide 500 February 20-23
Melbourne 400 March 12-15
BP Ultimate Sydney SuperSprint June 27-28
Truck Assist Sydney SuperSprint July 18-19
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown August 15-16
CoreStaff Darwin SuperSprint August 22-23
NTI Townsville SuperSprint August 29-30
Townsville SuperSprint September 5-6
The Bend Motorsport Park September 19-20
The Bend Motorsport Park September 26-27
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 October 15-18



1. Scott McLaughlin
2. Jamie Whincup
1847 -215
3. Cameron Waters
1577 -485
4. Shane van Gisbergen
1555 -507
5. Chaz Mostert
1524 -538
6. Fabian Coulthard 
1444 -618
7. Nick Percat
1425 -637
8. David Reynolds
1298 -764
9. Lee Holdsworth
1261 -801
10. Scott Pye
1258 -804

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