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Thursday, 21 June 2018 10:49

Editor’s note on #105: Pony power in Supercars


The news that Ford Australia and Ford Performance is providing backing for the Mustang Supercar to be raced from 2019 is a huge win for the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

With the new-generation Holden Commodore debuting in 2018, the arrival of the Mustang and continued use of V8 engines in both, the Gen2 era of Supercars will be well underway.

Bruce Newton examines the impact of the Mustang on the category, Ford and other manufacturers and how the two-door coupe will shape up as a Supercar in the cover story for Supercar Xtra Magazine issue #105.

Mark Fogarty chats with father-and-son combination Garry and Barry Rogers to discuss the progress of Garry Rogers Motorsport and the increased role of the second-generation team boss, while we also check in with their drivers Garth Tander and James Golding.

Tyres are always a key talking point in motorsport, so we examine the role Dunlop plays in Supercars and how a change in specification shook up the grid in 2018.

We continue our coverage of the new blood in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship with a profile of Erebus Motorsport’s impressive rookie Anton De Pasquale and Phil Munday’s 23 Red Racing. Also, there’s a feature on the pathway for drivers to get into Supercars.

You’ll also find the latest columns from Mark Winterbottom, Craig Lowndes and Garry Rogers, analysis of the key issues in Supercars, including Nissan’s departure from the category, and our ranking of the top 10 corners in Supercars.

If you’re reading the standard issue of #105, you’ll find a new-look Motorsport Legends section in the middle of the magazine. If you’re reading issue #105 within the Watpac Townsville 400 or Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint programs, you’ll find the event info in the beginning and middle sections.

Within the Motorsport Legends section, we profile the record holders in the history of the Australian Touring Car Championship/Supercars, the Nissan Bluebird, the 1994 touring-car season and more. 

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