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Sun 08 Oct 2000
King wins championship

King wins championship

QUEENSLANDER Mark King today wrapped up the 2000 Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship after surviving a dramatic final round at Sandown International Raceway, Melbourne. With his only potential challenger deciding not to...

King on Sandown pole

King on Sandown pole

QUEENSLAND driver Mark King set out to wrap up the Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship in style by claiming a decisive pole position in qualifying today for the final round at Sandown International Raceway,...

CAT Racing Sundown qualifying

CAT Racing Sundown qualifying

Cat Racing star John Bowe's assault on qualifying for round 12 of the V8 Supercar title chase was ruined by traffic at Sandown in Melbourne today. With rain hitting the Melbourne circuit today, officials decided against the usual qualifying...

Sat 07 Oct 2000
Scott Tops practice at Sandown

Scott Tops practice at Sandown

STAND-IN Holden driver Tony Scott threw a wild card into calculations for the deciding round of the Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship when he set the fastest lap time in official practice sessions today at Sandown ...

Wed 04 Oct 2000
Down to the wire at Sandown

Down to the wire at Sandown

</pre> THE Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship stages its 2000 grand final at Melbourne¹s Sandown International Raceway this weekend, with a near-record grid of 46 cars fighting to the end for the outright and...

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...

Thu 28 Sep 2000
Cat Racing Sandown preview

Cat Racing Sandown preview

Fresh from a great result at the recent Queensland 500, Cat Racing star John Bowe has high hopes for continuing his excellent Sandown form when the V8 Supercars visit the Melbourne circuit next week on October 8. Bowe and co-driver Jim Richards...

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,...

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 ...

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...

Mon 11 Sep 2000
CAT Racing Queensland race report

CAT Racing Queensland race report

Clever pit strategy by the Cat Racing crew and stunning drives from John Bowe and Jim Richards netted 5th place in today's Queensland 500 - the first Ford over the line. Bowe began the race from position six and made the first pit stop...

Sat 09 Sep 2000
CAT Racing Queensland qualifying

CAT Racing Queensland qualifying

Cat Racing's John Bowe and Jim Richards will start tomorrow's Queensland 500 from position six after a strong run in qualifying today. Bowe was fourth fastest after the final qualifying session, earning a spot in the top ten run-off. The...

Fri 08 Sep 2000
CAT Racing Queensland practice

CAT Racing Queensland practice

Cat Racing duo John Bowe and Jim Richards performed strongly on the opening day of practice for this weekend's Queensland 500 today. Bowe headed the timesheets for much of the first session before ending up in fifth position, while the team were...

Tue 05 Sep 2000
Bowe and Richards team up for Queensland assault

Bowe and Richards team up for Queensland assault

</pre> Cat Racing's John Bowe is looking forward to again teaming up with fellow Bathurst winner, Jim Richards, for this weekend's Queensland 500 - both aiming to tackle "unfinished business." Bowe and Richards performed strongly in last...

Thu 31 Aug 2000
Ute Muster up to twenty enties for 2001

Ute Muster up to twenty enties for 2001

THE organisers of the unique new Ute Muster racing series are aiming to have 10 Ford Falcon and 10 Holden Commodore V8-powered utilities on the grid for the first race in Adelaide next April. Response to the Ute Muster has been strong since it...

Mon 28 Aug 2000
Besnard wins again in Lites

Besnard wins again in Lites

Round 5 - Konica V8 Lites Series Mallala Raceway, South Australia 25-27 August, 2000 Besnard wins final round of Konica V8 Lites Series Besnard dominated round five in his Stone Brothers Racing EL Ford Falcon taking two victories...

Sat 26 Aug 2000
David Besnard takes 2nd consecutive pole

David Besnard takes 2nd consecutive pole

Former Australian Formula Ford and US Formula Ford 2000 champion David Besnard has taken pole position for the fifth and final round of the Konica V8 Lites Series at Mallala today. Besnard claimed pole, his second in two...

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 23 Aug 2000
Adelaide's Clipsal 500 2001

Adelaide's Clipsal 500 2001

THE spectacle of everyday road cars exploring their performance limits on the race track returns to the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide next year with the Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship. The GT Production cars, with ...

Nations Cup at Adelaide in 2001

Nations Cup at Adelaide in 2001

FERRARIS, Lamborghinis, Porsches and Dodge Vipers will lead the most exotic field of racing cars in the nation back to the streets of Adelaide for the Clipsal 500 meeting next April. It will be the second appearance for the Century ...

Calder Park Cat Racing raceday report

Calder Park Cat Racing raceday report

A stunning drive from the rear of the grid followed by a tough defensive effort marked the highlights of John Bowe's V8 Supercar attack at the Calder Park round in Melbourne today. Bowe's day however, got off to a bad start when he was hit by ...

Tue 22 Aug 2000
Opel Motorsport Victoria report

Opel Motorsport Victoria report

Holden resisted a strengthened challenge from on-track rival manufacturer, Ford, at the weekend to snatch overall victory with a final heat win in round ten of Australia's Supercar series at Calder Park in Victoria. Holden driver, Steven...

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...

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...

Calder Park Cat Racing qualifying

Calder Park Cat Racing qualifying

Cat Racing star John Bowe is preparing for a tough battle tomorrow after tackling one of the closest V8 qualifying sessions in the category's history at Calder Park today. Bowe will start from position 15 on the grid after stopping the clocks ...

Fri 18 Aug 2000
Calder Park - Noske, Alexander fastest

Calder Park - Noske, Alexander fastest

NOSKE, FERRARI TOP FIRST GTP NATIONS CUP SESSION AT CALDER PARK FERRARI driver Mark Noske began his fightback into contention for the Century Batteries GTP Nations Cup today, topping the official practice sessions for this weekend's sixth ...

Thu 17 Aug 2000
Calder Park King set to take GT Production lead

Calder Park King set to take GT Production lead

QUEENSLAND driver Mark King is poised to hit the front in the 2000 Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship after an official decision prevented series leader Ric Shaw from racing in this weekend¹s seventh round at Melbourne¹s...

Calder Park Noske set to attack Richards in Nations Cup

Calder Park Noske set to attack Richards in Nations Cup

PORSCHE ace Jim Richards can't be beaten for the lead in the Century Batteries GTP Nations Cup in the sixth round at Melbourne¹s Calder Park circuit this weekend, but Ferrari young gun Mark Noske still has his sights on winning the big prize...

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...

Thu 10 Aug 2000
GT Production series wide open after Shaw exclusion

GT Production series wide open after Shaw exclusion

Championship has been thrown wide open after a decision this week by a CAMS Limited judicial hearing. The hearing in Sydney on Tuesday night excluded championship leader Ric Shaw from the results of the sixth round at Oran Park circuit on 30 ...

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...

Tue 01 Aug 2000
FHOLDEN: Leahey sets sights on Supercar

FHOLDEN: Leahey sets sights on Supercar

Tim Leahey is set to skip the final round of the Australian Driver's Championship to concentrate on the forthcoming V8 Supercar blue ribbon events at Queensland Raceway and Bathurst. Leahey recently was confirmed to drive with the Garry...

Mon 31 Jul 2000
Oran Park Nations cup race report

Oran Park Nations cup race report

JIM Richards shot to a 40-point lead in the Century Batteries GTP Nations Cup with two wins and the retirement of his closest rivals in round five today at Oran Park Racecway, near Sydney. Richards, driving a Porsche 911 GT3, was a ...

GT Production at Oran Park

GT Production at Oran Park

Race Report, Round 6 - Oran Park, NSW (Sun.) 30 July 2000 MAZDA RX-7 driver Ric Shaw boosted his lead in the Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship with two flag-to-flag wins in round six today at Oran Park, near ...

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 ...

Sat 29 Jul 2000
Oran Park qualifying report

Oran Park qualifying report

BOWE JUST MISSES TOP TEN BUT THRILLED WITH IMPROVEMENT Cat Racing star John Bowe may have missed out on qualifying in the top ten, but he was delighted with the improvement of his Ford Falcon AU at Oran Park in Sydney today. Bowe was only...