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TOP 15 FOLLOWED BY EARLY KNOCK-OFF FOR HEIMGARTNER

  • October 23, 2016

After a venue-best Supercar race finish of 13th yesterday for Andre Heimgartner and co-driver Aaren Russell, today’s Castrol Gold Coast 600 action came to a premature end from fifth on the road for their #3 Plus Fitness Holden Commodore. Craig Baird received a pit lane penalty after making contact with Russell, spinning him into the wall for heavy damage to the rear on lap 23. While he was able to get the car back underway, the #3 would be forced to pit lane for lengthy repairs. While the Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport crew worked hard to get the car back on-track and give Heimgartner hope...

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MAXPEEDINGRODS JOINS HEIMGARTNER FOR GC, SYDNEY

  • October 20, 2016

Professional high performance aftermarket auto parts manufacturer, Maxpeedingrods, has thrown its support behind Andre Heimgartner for the Gold Coast and Sydney Rounds of the 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. Starting with this weekend’s Castrol Gold Coast 600, the international company will feature on both Heimgartner’s race car, helmet and race suit, with this to continue at the season finale at Sydney Olympic Park in December. With more than 10 years of experience in the high performance aftermarket, Maxpeedingrods supplies customers high quality racing parts delivered...

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BLOG – FROM THE MOUNTAIN TO THE STREETS

  • October 19, 2016

There are plenty of times during the Virgin Australia Supercars championship year that things feel full-on and fast-paced, but this month certainly ranks up there with the best of them! Less than two weeks ago we were in the midst of Mountain-fever. It was time for ‘the big one’, the one every driver wants to win, the one that is up there in prestige and glory and bragging rights with the championship itself – the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. And now, we are just days away from hitting the streets of Surfers Paradise for the Castrol Gold Coast 600. It isn’t just a busy time...

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ROLLERCOASTER RIDE FOR HEIMGARTNER AT THE MOUNTAIN

  • October 9, 2016

Andre Heimgartner has likened his 2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 experience to that of a rollercoaster ride, and unfortunately it did not end on a high. Instead, a failed input shaft saw the #3 Plus Fitness Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden the 21 year old Kiwi is sharing with co-driver Aaren Russell become stranded on the run to The Cutting on lap 113. The entry would be able to take no further part. The heart-breaking finish to a race full of heart for the young pairing came just when it seemed to be turning in their favour after a weekend of challenges. They were 14th on the road at the time...

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