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Wed 01 Mar 2000
New V8 Future Tourers touring car category announced

New V8 Future Tourers touring car category announced

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1: Octagon Motorsports today announced the launch of Future Tourers, an all-new category of V8 touring car racing. The category will cater for a minimum of four manufacturers - Holden, Ford, Toyota and Mitsubishi - with plans...

Wed 04 Oct 2000
Ross Palmer to push Procar development

Ross Palmer to push Procar development

Motorsport identity Ross Palmer will accelerate development of production car racing in Australia after deciding to retire as a Ferrari team owner. Mr Palmer announced today he had sold his two Ross Palmer Motorsport Ferrari...

Tue 12 Sep 2000
BTCC: Opel Motorsport news 2000-09-11

BTCC: Opel Motorsport news 2000-09-11

Britain - Muller takes two podiums for Vectra. Australia - Holdens defeat the Fords. Britain - Higgins wins final round for Vauxhall. South Africa - Difficult weekend for Opel. Norway - Arntsen is champion again for Opel. Germany - Astra...

Wed 23 Feb 2000
Kevin Heffernan Makes Bid for GTP Nations Cup

Kevin Heffernan Makes Bid for GTP Nations Cup

Another hot contender for the new Century Batteries GTP Nations Cup motor racing series has been confirmed with the launch of a supercharged Saleen Ford Mustang for former V8 privateer Kevin Heffernan. Heffernan unveiled the car at the Gold...

Sun 06 Aug 2000
David Besnard takes V8 Lites win at Lakeside

David Besnard takes V8 Lites win at Lakeside

Lakeside Raceway, Brisbane, Qld David Besnard took victory in his first round in the Konica V8 Lites Series today after taking pole position in qualifying. Besnard's victory came in spectacular fashion after duelling with local hero Wayne...

Sun 02 Apr 2000
Dwayne Bewley, Trevor Sheumack hit the strees of Adelaide

Dwayne Bewley, Trevor Sheumack hit the strees of Adelaide

When Dwayne Bewley and Trevor Sheumack hit the streets of Adelaide next weekend aboard their Subaru Impreza WRX STi, they should have no problem quickly learning the Adelaide street circuit. The Sydney pair will contest round two of the Century...

Mon 14 Feb 2000
Tim Leahey First Race Report

Tim Leahey First Race Report

Tim Leahey clearly demonstrated he will be a forced to be reckoned with in the Holden Australian Driver's Championship with a stunning fightback in the opening round at Phillip Island today. The young open wheeler star had a shattering start...

Thu 09 Mar 2000
Australian GP Qualifying; CAT Racing''s John Bowe Power Flex

Australian GP Qualifying; CAT Racing''s John Bowe Power Flex

Cat Racing's John Bowe today powered his way into the top six in qualifying for this weekend¹s V8 Supercar events at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. Bowe stopped the clocks at 1:59.761, despite battling a handling imbalance in the Ford...

Sat 14 Oct 2000
CAT Racing Gold Coast qualifying

CAT Racing Gold Coast qualifying

John Bowe pulled out an impressive improvement aboard the Cat Racing EL Falcon in qualifying today on the streets of Surfers Paradise at the Honda Indy 300. The V8 Supercar star was only 23rd and 21st in practice yesterday in a one-off drive ...

Sun 13 Feb 2000
GTP Results - Phillip Island

GTP Results - Phillip Island

TWO-time champion Jim Richards completed a dominant debut for his new Porsche 911 GT3 with a comfortable win in the Century Batteries GTP 1-Hour Showroom Shootout today at Phillip Island, Victoria. The win by 11.6 seconds over Wayne Park's ...

Sat 12 Feb 2000
Phillip Island Race Results

Phillip Island Race Results

PORSCHE driver Jim Richards kept up his championship-winning style to claim the first two races of the 2000 GT Production car racing season today at Phillip Island, Victoria. Richards, the 1999 champion, took his new Porsche 911 GT3 to ...

Sun 13 Feb 2000
CAT Racing Phillip Island Sunday Race

CAT Racing Phillip Island Sunday Race

John Bowe's assault on the opening round of the Shell Championship Series was ruined in race two today after the Cat Racing Falcon was twice forced off the road in separate incidents. Bowe again started in position twelve and made steady...

Fri 13 Oct 2000
Nations cup showdown at Gold Coast

Nations cup showdown at Gold Coast

PORSCHE driver Jim Richards and Ferrari's Mark Noske will take to the Gold Coast Indy street circuit tomorrow with opposing missions but the same goal - to lead the Century Batteries GTP Nations Cup. Going into the seventh and penultimate...

Sun 20 Aug 2000
Calder Park race reports

Calder Park race reports

(Sun.) 20 August 2000 / Race Report, Round 7 - Calder Park, Vic. KING, AITKEN WIN CALDER GT PRODUCTION RACES MITSUBISHI driver Mark King took over the lead in the Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship and Ed Aitken gave...

Mon 27 Nov 2000
CAT Racing Bathurst tire problem solved

CAT Racing Bathurst tire problem solved

Cat Racing now has its sights set on 2001 after discovering the source of its wheel shedding drama at Bathurst. John Bowe and Jim Richards were in 3rd place after 116 laps when the right rear wheel detached from the car as Bowe climbed Mount ...

Sun 20 Aug 2000
Calder Park qualifying report

Calder Park qualifying report

HOLDEN scored its first pole position in the Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship when V8 Commodore driver Ed Aitken topped a sensational qualifying session today for round seven at Calder Park circuit, Melbourne. With up...

Fri 10 Mar 2000
Australian GP CAT Racing/John Bowe Race One Review

Australian GP CAT Racing/John Bowe Race One Review

V8 SUPERCAR CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RACE ONE - AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX ISSUED: FRIDAY, 10th MARCH 2000 BOWE GRABS SEVENTH IN TOUGH GRAND PRIX OPENING RACE Cat Racing's John Bowe opened his Grand Prix weekend with seventh place in the first race at...

Wed 25 Oct 2000
McLeod and Wakefield on a roll

McLeod and Wakefield on a roll

Exciting young V8 Supercar mavericks, Ryan McLeod and Wayne Wakefield, are about to rekindle an Australian icon the famous, homegrown CHIKO Roll! And, at what better place than that uniquely Australian motorsport arena and home of the CHIKO...

Sat 12 Feb 2000
Cat Racing Phillip Island Saturday Report

Cat Racing Phillip Island Saturday Report

V8 SUPERCAR ­ SHELL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RACE ONE ­ ROUND ONE, PHILLIP ISLAND ISSUED: SATURDAY, 12th FEBRUARY, 2000 BOWE¹S EARLY ISLAND CHARGE ENDED BY TYRE PROBLEMS Cat Racing star John Bowe made a barnstorming start to the opening race of...

Sun 19 Nov 2000
Holden pair win Bathurst Showroon Stock

Holden pair win Bathurst Showroon Stock

HOLDEN drivers Ed Aitken and John Faulkner splashed through one of the wettest Bathurst days in memory to win the Super Cheap Auto 3-Hour Showroom Showdown at Mount Panorama today. With Faulkner at the wheel, the V8 Commodore HSV GTS crossed the...

Sun 30 Apr 2000
Eastern Creek production qualifying

Eastern Creek production qualifying

SHAW CLAIMS FOURTH POLE, BUT GT PRODUCTION MITSUBISHIS CHALLENGE AT EASTERN CREEK MAZDA driver Ric Shaw maintained his unbeaten qualifying record in the Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship with a pole position for round...

Fri 29 Dec 2000
Ferrari, Porsche on front row at Adelaide

Ferrari, Porsche on front row at Adelaide

FERRARI and Porsche will share the front row of the starting grid for tomorrow's Grand Touring Challenge motor race on the Adelaide grand prix street circuit. Mark Noske, driving a Ferrari F360 Modena Challenge, claimed pole position for...

Sun 12 Nov 2000
CAT Racing Bathurst preview

CAT Racing Bathurst preview

Cat Racing's John Bowe and Jim Richards believe this weekend's FAI 1000 is the team's best chance of success in 2001. The multiple Bathurst winners finished as the top Ford runner in 5th place at the Queensland 500 and Bowe also earned 4th place...

Thu 24 Aug 2000
Winton Park Super Touring race cancelled over toilet dispute

Winton Park Super Touring race cancelled over toilet dispute

BOC GASES AUSTRALIAN SUPER TOURING CHAMPIONSHIP - ROUND 4 Winton Raceway cancels Super Touring Championship Event scheduled for this weekend. Monday 21 August 2000 TOCA Australia was advised late today by Winton Motor Raceway - the organisers...

Wed 05 Apr 2000
Australia''s GTP Nations Cup Opener in Adelaide

Australia''s GTP Nations Cup Opener in Adelaide

THE Italians are hoping for an upset, the Americans are bringing heavy-duty firepower and the Germans will have the numbers when the fastest GT production sports cars from around the world do battle in Australia's newest motor racing championship...

Tue 21 Mar 2000
Sydney Tim Leahey; aiming to fight back

Sydney Tim Leahey; aiming to fight back

Formula Holden stand-out Tim Leahey is aiming to launch a fightback in the Australian Driver's Championship after setting the pace in pre-event testing at Eastern Creek raceway. Leahey will contest round two of the championship this ...

Fri 08 Dec 2000
CAT Racing's Bowe awared medal

CAT Racing's Bowe awared medal

The only driver to ever win the Australian Driver's Championship, plus the Australian Sportscar and Touring Car Championships, has been awarded the Australian Sports Medal for services to motorsport. Cat Racing star John Bowe recently received...

Fri 22 Sep 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Record field at Gold Coast CART race

CHAMPCAR/CART: Record field at Gold Coast CART race

The green flag has been officially waved on a record 29-car entry list for the FAI Insurance V8 Supercar Challenge -the leading support category at this year's Honda Indy 300 on the streets of the Gold Coast from October 12-15. The Gold Coast ...

Sun 16 Jul 2000
CAT Racing appoints new team manger

CAT Racing appoints new team manger

The behind the scenes team for John Bowe's attack for V8 Supercar success has been boosted by the recruitment of experienced team manger, Alan Heaphy. Heaphy's decision to join the Queensland based team provides added experience to the squad...

Fri 11 Feb 2000
Phillip Island GTP Qualifying Results

Phillip Island GTP Qualifying Results

Defending champion Jim Richards took the wheel of a brand new Porsche GT3 for the first time today and immediately claimed pole position in the Century Batteries GT Production car category at Phillip Island, Victoria. Richards set the fastest...

Thu 28 Sep 2000
Nation's Cup stars to battle at Le Mans Adelaide

Nation's Cup stars to battle at Le Mans Adelaide

Australia's leading GTP Nation's Cup stars will get the opportunity to show their talent before some of the world's top sportscar teams at Le Mans Adelaide in December. Le Mans Adelaide organisers and GTP Nation's Cup managers, PROCAR Australia,...

Wed 16 Aug 2000
CAT Racing Calder preview

CAT Racing Calder preview

Cat Racing star John Bowe is looking forward to returning to a happy hunting ground for the next round of the V8 title chase - Melbourne's Calder Park Raceway. Bowe recorded Cat Racing's first ever podium position at Calder last year, finishing...

Sun 30 Jul 2000
Oran Park John Bowe race notes

Oran Park John Bowe race notes

Cat Racing's John Bowe finally had a slice of good fortune when he dodged a massive start-line crash in the final race at Oran Park today. Larry Perkins' Commodore had stalled at the start and was struck by the on-coming car of Paul ...

Sun 30 Apr 2000
Eastern Creek qualifying

Eastern Creek qualifying

RICHARDS' PORSCHE TOPS FERRARI, LAMBORGHINI IN GTP NATIONS CUP QUALIFYING AT EASTERN CREEK TWO-time GTP champion Jim Richards, driving a Porsche GT3, ended the run of Ferrari's Mark Noske by winning a tense qualifying session for round two of...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
CAT Racing Bathurst qualifying

CAT Racing Bathurst qualifying

Cat Racing's John Bowe and Jim Richards may have missed out on qualifying for tomorrow's top ten shootout but the duo remain in a confident mood for Sunday's FAI 1000 at Bathurst. With rain still hampering all team's efforts, Bowe set the fifth...

Sun 16 Jul 2000
IPL The Revolution Returns

IPL The Revolution Returns

Australia's leading motorsports accessories store Revolution Racegear has resigned as primary sponsor of the Australia's only live prime time motorsport show In Pit Lane which returns to Melbourne's Channel 31 on Tuesday July 25th at 9.30 ...