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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 14:26

News: Our new masthead and expanded portfolio


After 18 years and 103 issues, V8X Supercar Magazine will have a new name starting next issue. From issue #104 your favourite publication will be known as Supercar Xtra Magazine. This will bring the magazine into line with the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship to reflect the opening up of the category to non-V8 engines from this season.

Supercar Xtra Magazine will still include all of the great articles and the best images from the sport.

The same team of top-quality journalists, photographers and graphic artists will still produce the magazine.

From issue #104 you will need to look out for the above new masthead in your local newsagency or magazine retailer.

“Changing the name of the title after almost two decades of success is not something we took lightly,” says publisher Allan Edwards.

“We believe the new name will better reflect the future direction of both Australia’s leading motorsport category and the only magazine solely dedicated to Supercars.

“We are confident that the new masthead will stand the publication in good stead for the next two decades for both our print and digital versions.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal readers over the past 18 years and I hope you will continue to enjoy Supercar Xtra Magazine for many years to come.”

Raamen Pty Ltd, publishers of Supercar Xtra Magazine, will also produce the majority of event programs for Virgin Australia Supercars Championship from 2018.

This includes the Tasmania SuperSprint, Phillip Island 500, Perth SuperSprint, Winton SuperSprint, Townsville 400, Ipswich SuperSprint, Sydney SuperNight 300, The Bend SuperSprint, Sandown 500, Bathurst 1000, Gold Coast 600, Auckland SuperSprint and Newcastle 500.

The multi-year agreement will see the respected team that produces Australia’s leading specialist Supercars publication provide its expertise to the Supercars programs.

“We have developed what I believe is the best team in motorsport media over the two decades that we have been producing V8X Supercar Magazine,” says Edwards.

“Our team is thrilled to be given the responsibility of producing the official program for the Supercars-promoted rounds of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

“We are looking forward to the opportunity to add some real flair and excitement to these important Supercars publications.”


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



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2. Cameron Waters
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3. Shane van Gisbergen
2095 -481
4. Jamie Whincup
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5. Chaz Mostert
1958 -618
6.  Fabian Coulthard
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7. Nick Percat
1743 -833
8. Anton De Pasquale
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9. Scott Pye
1586 -990
10. Mark Winterbottom
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