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Cal sweeps Huskies in top-ranked men's and women's rowing ... - The Seattle Times

It was a tough day for the home teams on Montlake Cut.

In a matchup of the nation’s two top-ranked teams in both men’s and women’s rowing, California claimed victories in both varsity eight races Saturday in the annual Washington-California dual.

Coping with the strongest morning winds of the two-hour, eight-race event, the No. 1-ranked Cal men’s V8 defeated No. 2 UW by nearly two seconds (6:10.674 to 6:12.594), roughly five seats.

In slightly less blustery conditions, Cal’s No. 2-ranked women’s V8 outstroked top-ranked UW by nearly eight seconds (6:30.708 to 6:38.336), winning by open water.

“California is pushing us,” UW men’s coach Michael Callahan said, recalling that Cal ended UW’s unprecedented streak of five straight national titles last June by winning the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships. “I...


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Ford Mustang adding Rear Doors or V8 Supercars adding Coupes? - Torque News

The Virgin Australia Supercar Championship – or simply the “V8 Supercars” as the series has long been known – has always been populated by high performance, 4-door sedans like the Ford Falcon and the Holden Commodore. More recently, those familiar Aussie saloons have been joined by the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG W212, Nissan Altima L33 and Volvo S60 as the popular touring car series has grown in popularity around the world.

However, production of the Ford Falcon ended last year and since the cars in the V8 Supercar series are required to be based on a production car, Ford teams are facing a dilemma for the 2018 season. According to Supercars driver Mark Winterbottom of Prodrive Racing Australia, the solution is a new race car based on the Ford Mustang.

Prodrive has since stated that no such decision has been made, but Winterbottom’s input would make sense.

The only “problem” with that...


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SUPPORTS: Harris sweeps V8 Utes at PI - Speedcafe

Ryal Harris leads Mason Barbera

Ryal Harris has achieved a rare feat in sweeping the V8 Utes’ non-championship, penultimate round before it is set to be replaced by SuperUtes.

The three-time series champion got a kind grid inversion for Race 2, starting fifth.

He moved up to second position inside the first two laps before smashing the lap record by more than 0.5s on Lap 3.

Harris then overtook Kim Jane, who had led since the first corner, and while he couldn’t quite shake the veteran until the final lap, he always looked comfortable.

Harris faced a sterner challenge from team-mate Mason Barbera in Race 3, the pair engaging in some traditional V8 Utes argy-bargy.

Barbera twice took the lead but lost his right-front Yokohama tyre on the final lap and was not classified as a finisher.

The Commodore v Falcon era comes to a close at the Winton Super Sprint on May 19-21.

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Mostert fined $3000 for victory burnout - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Chaz Mostert has been slapped with a $3000 fine for his post-race victory burnout at Phillip Island.

After winning a championship race for the first time since his horror qualifying smash at Bathurst in 2015, Mostert celebrated with a burnout in the Turn 1 run-off area.

But his efforts have netted him a hefty fine, teams having been instructed earlier in the weekend that ‘static’ burnouts weren’t allowed.

‘Following the Race, the DRD (Deputy Race Director) conducted an investigation into an allegation that the Driver of Car #55, Chaz Mostert, disobeyed the End of Race Procedure by performing a static burnout,’ read the stewards' report.

‘Following an admission to the breach, the Stewards imposed a Fine of $3,000, of which $2,000 is suspended until 31/12/17.’

An incident involving Simona de Silvestro and Scott McLaughlin was also investigated: ‘The DRD conducted an investigation into...


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No. 19 Duke rowing takes seventh in stacked 21-team field at Clemson Invite - Duke Chronicle

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As the Blue Devils wind down their regular season and ready themselves for postseason competition, Duke looked to the Clemson Invite as one of its last chances to show its mettle against some of the nation's best teams.

And although they had trouble placing in the top five against a field that included eight top-20 teams, the Blue Devils still managed to build some confidence as one of the ACC's better teams. 

No. 19 Duke finished seventh among 21 teams at the Clemson Invite Saturday and Sunday on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C., in an event that saw No. 5 Texas, No. 4 Ohio State and No. 11 Wisconsin finish in the top three. The Blue Devils found themselves in three A Finals and two B Finals,...


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Dillmann to make Formula E debut - Eurosport.com

Dillmann will replace Maro Engel at Venturi when the German has a clash with his Mercedes DTM programme at Lausitz.

Venturi had already used Dillmann as a Friday shakedown driver in Mexico City last month while Stephane Sarrazin was travelling back from Toyota's World Endurance Championship launch.

"This is a great opportunity and after I was in contact with Venturi the first step was getting some running at Mexico although it was very short," Dillmann told Autosport.

"But really in Mexico I learnt more from seeing how things operate in the race and how a race is run, this was really useful to experience."

Dillmann is working on being a full-time FE driver for the 2017-18 season and is known to have had initial talks with Venturi about a possible permanent role with the team.

"The aim is to do a good job for the team but also to look towards season four because I want to race...


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Ginetta Open to Future Evolutions of LMP1 Car - Sportscar365

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Ginetta is open to evolutions of its new LMP1 car that could feature different bodywork, engine packages and branding tailored for specific customers, according to company chairman Lawrence Tomlinson.

The British constructor’s yet-to-be-named non-hybrid prototype will debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship next year, with pricing details for the base model having been released earlier this month.

Tomlinson said a run of ten chassis will be produced, with the target of having up to six cars competing in the LMP1 Privateer ranks by as early as 2018.

While the initial Ginettas are all expected to be in standard configuration, with the designated Mecachrome 3.4-liter V6 turbo engine, the possibility of a car adapted to a customer’s wishes also exists in the future.

“The bodywork, and how they want to use it, or different branding is a possibility,” Tomlinson told...


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Alex Tagliani to race a Ligier in FRD LMP3 Series - Motorsport.com - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Canadian Alex Tagliani will have a busy schedule this year as he will compete in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series as well as the new FRD LMP3 (Le Mans Prototype 3) Series.

Craft-Bamboo Racing announced on Monday that Alex Tagliani and Greg Taylor would be driving the No. 20 Nissan V8-powered Ligier JS P3 in this new series.

The FRD Le Mans Prototype 3 Series is the brand new premier prototype series in China. Backed by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), the championship brings together the drivers, teams and selection of LMP3 cars to compete over a five-round format. The inaugural FRD LMP3 Series season will kick off at Zheijian International Circuit in China, May 28.

Tagliani is a former ChampCar and IndyCar competitor who captured pole position for the Indy 500 in 2011. “Tag” also drove in the NASCAR Truck and Xfinity series for Roger Penske. Last year, the Canadian competed in the...


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Daniel Morad to Join CRP Racing for PWC Sprint-X Races - Frontstretch.com (blog)

On Monday morning, CRP Racing announced that 27-year old Canadian racer Daniel Morad will join the team for Pirelli World Challenge’s Sprint-X events starting this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway.  He will race in the Pro-Pro division of GT as a teammate to full-time driver Ryan Dalziel in the No. 2 DeVilBiss-sponsored Mercedes-AMG GT3.

Morad is quite excited about joining CRP Racing.

“I am really happy to join CRP for the 2017 SprintX Championship,” Morad said in a press release.  “There were a lot of top drivers in the mix for the seat so it is a real honor to have been chosen to pursue this exciting challenge. The past 12 months have been career changing, and I really appreciate the opportunity from Nick Short and the whole team.”

Morad is the defending champion of IMSA Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup Canada and won the IMSA Porsche GT3 North American Cup last year as well....


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Ford Mustang adding Rear Doors or V8 Supercars adding Coupes? - Torque News

The Virgin Australia Supercar Championship – or simply the “V8 Supercars” as the series has long been known – has always been populated by high performance, 4-door sedans like the Ford Falcon and the Holden Commodore. More recently, those familiar Aussie saloons have been joined by the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG W212, Nissan Altima L33 and Volvo S60 as the popular touring car series has grown in popularity around the world.

However, production of the Ford Falcon ended last year and since the cars in the V8 Supercar series are required to be based on a production car, Ford teams are facing a dilemma for the 2018 season. According to Supercars driver Mark Winterbottom of Prodrive Racing Australia, the solution is a new race car based on the Ford Mustang.

Prodrive has since stated that no such decision has been made, but Winterbottom’s input would make sense.

The only “problem” with that...


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Greenbury Kumho V8 Commodore unveiled - Speedcafe

Tyler Greenbury’s Eggleston Motorsport Commodore

Tyler Greenbury has released the livery of the VE Commodore which he will race when he joins Eggleston Motorsport for the Kumho Tyre V8 Touring Cars Series.

Greenbury has confirmed that he will join the two-time V8TC series-winning outfit after a strong rookie season which saw the Queenslander finish runner-up to Taz Douglas in 2016.

The 23-year-old moves into Triple Eight chassis number 027 which Jamie Whincup drove in the 2010 Supercars Championship, last raced by Douglas in last year’s Dunlop Super2 Series.

“I am very excited to have joined the team at Eggleston Motorsport,” said Greenbury.

“They are a very professional team and their results speak for themselves.

“I learnt a lot from racing with Taz (Douglas) and I can’t wait to learn as much as I can again this year.”

Round 1 at Phillip Island will be the first time that...


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68 Supercars to race at Phillip Island - Supercars.com

Strong grids for the Dunlop Super2 Series and Kumho V8 Touring Car Series will see a total of 68 Supercars take to the track at the WD-40 Phillip Island 500.

This weekend marks the first time that the three tiers have each run a points-paying round at the same event, creating an unprecedented feast of Supercars action.

Super2 is open to current specification Next Generation Supercars as well as the older FG Falcon and VEII Commodore models.

The independently-run Kumho Series features Falcons from EB-FG and Commodores from VP-VEII, ensuring an eclectic mix of Supercars spanning from 1993 to 2012.

Super2 boasts an unchanged 23-car grid from the most recent round at Symmons Plains, with Brad Jones Racing hurriedly re-shelling its Macauley Jones and Jack Smith Holdens to make the grid.

BJR and Smith will also compete in the 19-strong V8 Touring Car field - the main series squad preparing...


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Cal sweeps Huskies in top-ranked men's and women's rowing showdown - The Seattle Times

It was a tough day for the home teams on Montlake Cut.

In a matchup of the nation’s two top-ranked teams in both men’s and women’s rowing, California claimed victories in both varsity eight races Saturday in the annual Washington-California dual.

Coping with the strongest morning winds of the two-hour, eight-race event, the No. 1-ranked Cal men’s V8 defeated No. 2 UW by nearly two seconds (6:10.674 to 6:12.594), roughly five seats.

In slightly less blustery conditions, Cal’s No. 2-ranked women’s V8 outstroked top-ranked UW by nearly eight seconds (6:30.708 to 6:38.336), winning by open water.

“California is pushing us,” UW men’s coach Michael Callahan said, recalling that Cal ended UW’s unprecedented streak of five straight national titles last June by winning the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships. “I...


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SUPPORTS: Harris sweeps V8 Utes at PI - Speedcafe

Ryal Harris leads Mason Barbera

Ryal Harris has achieved a rare feat in sweeping the V8 Utes’ non-championship, penultimate round before it is set to be replaced by SuperUtes.

The three-time series champion got a kind grid inversion for Race 2, starting fifth.

He moved up to second position inside the first two laps before smashing the lap record by more than 0.5s on Lap 3.

Harris then overtook Kim Jane, who had led since the first corner, and while he couldn’t quite shake the veteran until the final lap, he always looked comfortable.

Harris faced a sterner challenge from team-mate Mason Barbera in Race 3, the pair engaging in some traditional V8 Utes argy-bargy.

Barbera twice took the lead but lost his right-front Yokohama tyre on the final lap and was not classified as a finisher.

The Commodore v Falcon era comes to a close at the Winton Super Sprint on May 19-21.

Jordan Boys pic:...


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We don't want V8 vacation - Newcastle Herald

Critics don't know Supercars' impact on East End, parents say.

We don’t want V8 vacation

  • FAST AND THE FURIOUS: Newcastle East Playgroup mothers Jess Ledgerwood and Kiah Robinson Retter (foreground), pictured at Foreshore Park, have concerns about the Newcastle 500. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

    FAST AND THE FURIOUS: Newcastle East Playgroup mothers Jess Ledgerwood and Kiah Robinson Retter (foreground), pictured at Foreshore Park, have concerns about the Newcastle 500. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

  • BIG EVENT: Supercars boss James Warburton, Newcastle lord mayor Nuatali Nelmes and drivers James Courtney and Scott McLaughlin in Newcastle in March. Picture: Marina Neil

    BIG EVENT: Supercars boss James Warburton, Newcastle lord mayor Nuatali Nelmes and drivers James Courtney and Scott McLaughlin in Newcastle in March. Picture: Marina Neil

  • TENSION: Anti-Supercars graffiti on the United Service Club in Watt Street in April. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

    TENSION: Anti-Supercars graffiti on the United Service Club in Watt Street in April. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

  • TENSION: Apparently pro-Supercars graffiti in Newcastle's East End in April. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

    TENSION: Apparently pro-Supercars graffiti in Newcastle's East End in April. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

TO Jessica Ledgerwood, having a car race in her suburb in November doesn’t seem as easy as packing up her young sons and going on holiday.

The calls from business, social media and much of the...


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Mostert fined $3000 over burnout - Supercars.com

Chaz Mostert has been fined $3,000 for disobeying the end of race procedure with his victory burnout at the WD-40 Phillip Island 500.

The 25-year-old celebrated his first Virgin Australia Supercars Championship race victory since August, 2015, with a static burnout in the Turn 1 run-off area.

It went against instructions distributed to teams earlier in the weekend that static burnouts could not be performed.

The stipulation had been made following a request from the circuit’s management.

Subject to a brief stewards hearing post-race where the team admitted the breach, the punishment has been confirmed in this evening’s bulletin.

“Following the Race, the DRD conducted an investigation into an allegation that the Driver of Car #55, Chaz Mostert, disobeyed the End of Race Procedure by performing a static burnout,” it read.

“Following an admission to the breach, the Stewards imposed a...


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Mostert fined $3000 for victory burnout - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Chaz Mostert has been slapped with a $3000 fine for his post-race victory burnout at Phillip Island.

After winning a championship race for the first time since his horror qualifying smash at Bathurst in 2015, Mostert celebrated with a burnout in the Turn 1 run-off area.

But his efforts have netted him a hefty fine, teams having been instructed earlier in the weekend that ‘static’ burnouts weren’t allowed.

‘Following the Race, the DRD (Deputy Race Director) conducted an investigation into an allegation that the Driver of Car #55, Chaz Mostert, disobeyed the End of Race Procedure by performing a static burnout,’ read the stewards' report.

‘Following an admission to the breach, the Stewards imposed a Fine of $3,000, of which $2,000 is suspended until 31/12/17.’

An incident involving Simona de Silvestro and Scott McLaughlin was also investigated: ‘The DRD conducted an investigation into...


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RPM Toyota 86 Series Feature - Ten Eyewitness News

Sunday 19 Jun

Sunday 19 Jun RPM GP: Hosted by Matt White, RPM GP delivers all the latest in race previews and reviews, as well as feature stories covering all things motorsport.


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Ford Mustang adding Rear Doors or V8 Supercars adding Coupes? - Torque News

The Virgin Australia Supercar Championship – or simply the “V8 Supercars” as the series has long been known – has always been populated by high performance, 4-door sedans like the Ford Falcon and the Holden Commodore. More recently, those familiar Aussie saloons have been joined by the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG W212, Nissan Altima L33 and Volvo S60 as the popular touring car series has grown in popularity around the world.

However, production of the Ford Falcon ended last year and since the cars in the V8 Supercar series are required to be based on a production car, Ford teams are facing a dilemma for the 2018 season. According to Supercars driver Mark Winterbottom of Prodrive Racing Australia, the solution is a new race car based on the Ford Mustang.

Prodrive has since stated that no such decision has been made, but Winterbottom’s input would make sense.

The only “problem” with that...


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Read more: Ford Mustang adding Rear Doors or V8 Supercars adding Coupes? - Torque News

 

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