Saturday, 17 June 2017 23:10

DJR Team Penske vs Triple Eight: Bring it on!

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Triple Eight Race Engineering's place at the top of Supercars is under threat like never before from DJR Team Penske. V8X Supercar Magazine examines the titanic battle for supremacy in Supercars in issue #99.

Issue #99 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and in the Magzter app store.

CLICK HERE for more information on issue #99.

Star Wars maestro George Lucas couldn't have scripted the 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship better.

Triple Eight Race Engineering has dominated the series for the past decade and was awarded sole factory-backed status from Holden this season for the Red Bull Holden Racing Team.

However, a new arrival, Team Penske, comes from a land far, far away and brings with it powers and riches never before seen in motorsport in this country. And, just like the intergalactic combat of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, the war between Triple Eight's Roland Dane and DJR Team Penske's Ryan Story is set to explode.

The on-track battles between Red Bull Holden Racing Team's Shane van Gisbergen and Jamie Whincup and DJR Team Penske's Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard may be what we see, but rest assured the war between the personnel under the headsets is just as fierce.

"Bring it on!" says Dane. "Let's have a good stoush and see where we end up! We'll lose some and we'll win some and see what happens... nobody can win all the time, and nor should they be able to, but I can assure you we'll raise our game and continue to as much as we're physically able to do so. We're certainly not scared of competition."

CLICK HERE to purchase issue #99 to read the feature.

The print edition of issue #99 also includes a pullout poster featuring the DJR Team Penske and Red Bull Holden Racing Team entries on either side.

CLICK HERE to purchase the posters.

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Event Date
Superloop Adelaide 500 February 28-March 3
Melbourne 400 March 14-17
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint April 5-7
WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint April 12-14
Perth SuperNight May 2-4
Winton SuperSprint May 24-26
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown June 14-16
Watpac Townsville 400 July 5-7
Ipswich SuperSprint July 26-28
The Bend SuperSprint August 23-25
ITM Auckland SuperSprint September 13-15
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 October 10-13
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 October 25-27
Sandown 500 November 8-10
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 November 22-24
   

 

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Scott McLaughlin

3944

 2

 Shane van Gisbergen

3873

 3

 Jamie Whincup 

3433

 4

 Craig Lowndes

3153

 5

 David Reynolds

3225

 6

 Chaz Mostert

2807

 7

 Scott Pye

2608

 8

 Rick Kelly

2515

 9

 Fabian Coulthard

2477

 10

 Nick Percat

2290

 Full points table