John Bowe

Adelaide's Richie Crampton wins Top Fuel drag car event at US Nationals at first attempt

David McCowen Adelaide's Richie Crampton won the Top Fuel drag car title at the US Nationals last weekend, capping a meteoric rise to fame.

Motorsport

Maro Engel takes Mercedes to pole at Bathurst 12 Hour

Maro Engel

Peter McKay A noisy battle of luxury brands in a steamy qualifying day for the Bathurst 12 Hour has revealed who is fastest over one lap.

Motor Sport

Maro Engel grabs pole position in the Bathurst 12 Hour for Mercedes in record time at Mount Panorama

Pacesetter: Maro Engel races to pole position in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG in 2minutes 03.8586 seconds - the fastest lap ever at Mount Panorama.

Peter McKay, Mount Panorama Battle of luxury brands in steamy qualifiers for Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour shows who is fastest over one lap.

Motor Sport

Craig Lowndes leads star-studded team to Bathurst 12 Hour win

The Ferrari Maranello Motorsport team.

Peter McKay It was a contest that raged from dawn to dusk with too many crashes and incidents to count.

Motor Sport

New 'Godzillas' to do battle with Holden and Ford

Mark Fogarty The last time a Ford or a Holden didn't win the Bathurst 1000, there were ugly scenes.

Motor Sport

The greatest races

Magic moment: Craig Lowndes rated his win in the 2006 race with Jamie Whincup as

Andrew Maclean Andrew Maclean sorts the best from the rest, nominating the greatest race from each decade.

New brands making a marque

Taz Douglas

Mark Fogarty The last time a Ford or a Holden did not win the Bathurst 1000, there were ugly scenes at the winners' presentation ceremony.

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Motor sport

Lowndes chasing sixth crown

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Craig Lowndes and Warren Luff drivers of the #888 Team Vodafone Holden celebrate after winning the Sandown 500, which is round 10 of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at Sandown International Motor Raceway on September 16, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Ed Jackson Few V8 Supercars fans would begrudge veteran Craig Lowndes a sixth Bathurst crown in the 1000-kilometre endurance event at Mount Panorama.

Motorsport

12 Hour offers glimpse of Supercars' future

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Peter McKay As the Australian car market moves inexorably away from traditional dominators Holden and Ford to a varietal mix of small imports, SUVs and upmarket European brands, this year's Bathurst 12 Hour race...

Stoner in secret practice

Stoner

Mark Fogarty FORMER world motorcycle champion Casey Stoner has secretly trained at the daunting Mount Panorama track at Bathurst as part of his intensive preparations for his V8 Supercar debut at the end of the...

Precious few drivers and riders veer off drug-free road

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Peter McKay With the Australian Crime Commission probe into doping in sport still casting its long shadow, the positive drug test returned by West Coast speedway star Ryan Farrell could not have more unfortunate...

Tributes flow for underrated hero

Jason Richards never won Bathurst, nor a V8 Supercar championship.

'Frosty' ready to fire at Clipsal 500

By Cameron Tomarchio Ford Performance Racing were so excited about their 2008 V8 Supercar title prospects they wanted to work through Christmas.

A1 drivers go to V8s to retire: Jones

By Cameron Tomarchio Team Australia boss Alan Jones has controversially stated V8 Supercars is where A1GP drivers "go to retire".

New V8 team, same attitude from Ingall

By Laine Clark Veteran V8 Supercar driver Russell Ingall says he won't be doing Mark Skaife any favours despite joining his old sparring partner in the Holden stable.

No bad blood from Whincup

By Guy Hand In a far cry from last season's finale, Holden's Garth Tander has walked away from Phillip Island with dignity and the well-wishes of the man he edged out.