Monday, 17 April 2017 18:38

Editor’s note on #98: When history repeats

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Watching Supercars in 2017 is sure to spark a case of déjà vu for long-time fans. There's two Shell-backed Dick Johnson Racing Team Penske entries running at the front of the field, followed by two Mobil-backed HSV Holden entries and with Garth Tander back at Garry Rogers Motorsport and Jason Bright at Prodrive Racing Australia.

They provide some of the fascinating subplots in Supercars in 2017 and issue #98 of V8X Supercar Magazine.

We uncover the changes at Walkinshaw Racing as the team rebrands following the loss of Holden funding and the Holden Racing Team name, with a new look that harks back to the team's past with Mobil backing and Holden Special Vehicles branding.

There's also a Walkinshaw Racing pullout poster in the print edition that features TeamVortex's Craig Lowndes on the opposite side.

Tander left Walkinshaw Racing at the end of last season and returned to Garry Rogers Motorsport following a 13-year absence. We chat with the 2007 champion about his return to Garry Rogers' team and his hopes for this season.

Mark Fogarty also sits down with Jason Bright for his own homecoming at Prodrive Racing Australia (formerly Ford Performance Racing), where he joined in 2005 in his bid to setup up his own Britek Motorsport entry.

There's also the second part of our exclusive state of Supercars roundtable discussion, in which we debate the future of the series into Gen2 and beyond.

We also profile the lead engineers who play such an important role to the success of the drivers and the female racers hoping to join Simona de Silvestro in Supercars.

In our Motorsport Legends section, we chat with Glenn Seton 20 years on from his second Supercars championship win – the most recent title success for a single-car team.

Also, we celebrate the iconic sponsor and driver/team combinations in honour of Shell and Mobil's reappearance in the series.

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Clipsal 500 Adelaide

2-5 March

Tyrepower Tasmania Super Sprint 

7-9 April

WD-40 Phillip Island 500  21-23 April 

Perth Super Sprint  

5-7 May 

Winton Super Sprint 

19-21 May 

CrownBet Triple Crown Darwin

16-18 June

Watpac Townsville 400

7-9 July

Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint

28-30 July

Red Rooster Sydney Super Sprint

18-20 August

Wilson Security Sandown 500

15-17 September

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

5-8 October

Vodafone Gold Coast 600

20-22 October

ITM Auckland Super Sprint

3-5 November

Coates Hire Newcastle 500

24-26 November

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Jamie Whincup

2850

 2

 Scott McLaughlin

2820

 3

 Fabian Coulthard

2674

 4

 Chaz Mostert

2586

 5

 Shane van Gisbergen

2574

 6

 Craig Lowndes

2160

 7

 Cameron Waters

2071

 8

 Mark Winterbottom

2058

 9

 Garth Tander

2028

 10

David Reynolds 

1956

 Full points table