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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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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...

Sun 15 Oct 2000
Gold Coast CAT Racing Indy race three

Gold Coast CAT Racing Indy race three

Cat Racing star John Bowe fought back from a disappointing day yesterday to launch a charge from the back of the field in the final V8 Supercar race at the Honda Indy 300 in Queensland today. After suffering an engine failure yesterdy when the...

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...

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 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...

Wed 29 Mar 2000
Two hour night race to highlight Adelaide event

Two hour night race to highlight Adelaide event

DRIVERS competing in the Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship will be relying on an unusual component of their vehicles when they race in round two in Adelaide on April 8 - their headlights. Championship organisers PROCAR...

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...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
Showroom Stock Bathurst qualifying

Showroom Stock Bathurst qualifying

Queensland pair Scott Jacob and Grant Kenny gambled on tyres and the weather to claim pole position for the Super Cheap Auto Parts 3-Hour Showroom Showdown in qualifying today at Mount Panorama, Bathurst. With the 55-car field facing rain and...

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 ...

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...