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BLOG: HERE COMES HOMEBUSH – FOR THE LAST TIME!

  • November 29, 2016

This weekend’s final round of the 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship – the Coates Hire Sydney 500 - is also the last round for the Homebush street circuit, with the final round to be held at a new street circuit to be created in Newcastle from 2017. Obviously this is a sad time knowing that this will be the last time that we will race there, but then again it is also exciting to see the Newcastle event coming online so it is one of those things where it is definitely a case of mixed feelings. For us, the drivers, there is nothing to do but make sure we make the most of our last...

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BLOG – THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

  • November 16, 2016

As a born and bred Kiwi, I am sure it is no surprise to anyone when I say having the chance to race Supercars at home in New Zealand is special to me. This was certainly true of the recent ITM Auckland SuperSprint, and while the results may not have gone our way (see the wrap-up of the weekend here) as an overall experience, it was one I won’t forget anytime soon. I flew over on the Sunday evening before the racing in time to start an intense few days of media and public appearances, and the groundswell of support for myself displayed over the week really blew me away. From the TVNZ...

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HEIMGARTNER HUMBLED BY HOME-TRACK SUPPORT

  • November 6, 2016

Andre Heimgartner says he has been humbled by the outpouring of support this week in the lead-up to and during the ITM Auckland SuperSprint at Pukekohe Raceway. While this weekend’s racing for the 21 year old Auckland-native might not have gone his way in the #3 Plus Fitness Racing Holden, the Melbourne resident says he still has positives to take away from the weekend. “Since I got here on Sunday night I have been busy getting around the city meeting the fans, chatting to media and keeping busy with plenty of pre-event activities,” Heimgartner said. “That has only continued...

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HEIMGARTNER READY FOR HOME-TRACK ATTACK AFTER GO-KART CHALLENGE

  • November 2, 2016

New Zealand Supercar driver Andre Heimgartner has got in some pre-ITM Auckland SuperSprint (November 4-7) preparation today at the soon-to-be-opened Hampton Downs Motorsport Park Go-Kart facility. Ahead of what is his home-round at Pukekohe Raceway this weekend - which is also the penultimate round of the 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship - Heimgartner was joined at Hampton Downs by members of the media in cutting some laps, including TVNZ’s high-rating ‘Breakfast’ television program. The 21 year old participated in a number of live crosses throughout the morning before...

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