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Kid Dynamite. V8 Supercar Program Feature Profile.

  • April 11, 2016

There have been a host of great V8 Supercar drivers to come out of New Zealand; Greg Murphy, Paul Radisich, Steven Richards, Shane van Gisbergen, Scott McLaughlin, Fabian Coulthard...all hailed from the land of the long white cloud. Now, there is another name to add to the list, Andre Heimgartner. Racing for the all Kiwi Super Black Racing, Heimgartner has the pressure of a nation on his shoulders. In his rookie season, the 20 year old from Auckland has earned himself a number of high profile supporters – namely Prodrive Racing Australia boss Tim Edwards. Although there have been some...

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ANDRE READY FOR PRO-AM HIT-OUT THIS WEEKEND

  • May 22, 2017

Andre Heimgartner will lead the Carrera Cup Australia field to this weekend’s round three of its championship, to be held at Phillip Island across May 26-28. In a twist to usual proceedings, Heimgartner will have to share the driving duties of his series-leading #777 Bob Jane T-Marts Sonic Motorsport Porsche this weekend thanks to the unique format of the ‘Pro-Am’ event. Two one-hour races will be held across the weekend, with each 60-minute hit-out to feature two drivers per car. Heimgartner will be joined in his pursuit to extend his championship lead by close friend and Porsche...

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SUNDAY DELIVERS 3RD, 34-STRONG POINTS LEAD FOR HEIMGARTNER AT AUS GP

  • March 26, 2017

Andre Heimgartner has crossed the line in third in the fourth Australian Grand Prix Carrera Cup Australia race this afternoon to walk away from the Melbourne event leading the championship by 34 points. The 21 year old Melbourne-based Kiwi had entered this weekend on equal points for the lead thanks to his round-winning performance at the Clipsal 500. Now with two seconds, a seventh and today’s third, he looks ahead to the next event (Phillip Island, May 26-28) with a nice buffer over David Wall. Heimgartner started seventh on the grid for today’s fourth and final race of the weekend,...

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HEIMGARTNER BATTLES TYRE WEAR TO HOLD ONTO TITLE LEAD

  • March 25, 2017

Andre Heimgartner battled rising track temperatures and tyre wear to wage a stoic battle to maintain his Carrera Cup Australia title lead during race three at the Australian Grand Prix this afternoon. Heimgartner started on the front row courtesy of his second-placed result in yesterday’s race two, lining up alongside his Sonic Racing team-mate Nick McBride. Unfortunately, with the rising track temperatures both cars were caught out with rear tyre wear, and while waging a strong battle throughout the race were unable to hold off the advances of Cameron McConville and Alex Davison. “We...

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HEIMGARTNER FURTHERS CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD

  • March 24, 2017

With another Carrera Cup Australia second-place at the Australian Grand Prix, Heimgartner has further established his championship lead this afternoon after mounting a race-long battle for the lead with team-mate Nick McBride. Heimgartner started the second of four races that will be held this weekend at the Albert Park street circuit on the front row, courtesy of his race result in yesterday’s race one (second). The 21 year old Melbourne-based Kiwi held strong during a busy race start to ensure he kept his second spot and was in the box seat to challenge for the lead over the coming...

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HEIMGARTNER INTO CARRERA CUP CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD

  • March 23, 2017

Courtesy of his second place in this afternoon’s race one of round two of the Carrera Cup Australia championship – being held at the Australian Grand Prix – Andre Heimgartner now leads the championship standings. Previously, Heimgartner was tied for the lead with David Wall, courtesy of his round one results (round win, two wins and a third place). Heimgartner had started the race on the front row alongside team-mate Nick McBride, after qualifying just 0.0181s off the P1 pace earlier in the day. With McBride having the advantage off the start and some understeer developing in the #777...

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GATES AND SOUTHCOTT CLIMB ON-BOARD WITH ANDRE HEIMGARTNER

  • March 22, 2017

Andre Heimgartner is pleased to announce that his 2017 Carrera Cup Australia campaign will be supported by Gates Australia and Southcott. “To have the support of two such strong and prestigious companies is very humbling and I can’t wait to deliver for Gates and Southcott across this year, starting with this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix,” Heimgartner said. Gates provides advanced power transmission and fluid transfer solutions through engineered products and services for a wide variety of applications. Gates belts, hose and hydraulic solutions are used for both replacement and original...

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HEIMGARTNER LOOKING TO CONTINUE WINNING FORM ‘AT HOME’

  • March 21, 2017

Melbourne-based Kiwi Andre Heimgartner is hoping to continue his winning Carrera Cup Australia champion form when he hits the track for round two at the Australian Grand Prix this week. Heimgartner impressed on debut in the category at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide earlier this month, qualifying on pole and taking two out of three race wins and the round win even though it was his first time with Sonic Racing and driving the #777 Bob Jane T-Marts Porsche. Courtesy of his results in Adelaide, he is now equal leader of the championship as it prepares to head to Albert Park this week for the second...

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HEIMGARTNER WELCOMES CAR CITY

  • March 20, 2017

Andre Heimgartner is pleased to confirm the signing of Car City to his 2017 Carrera Cup Australia campaign. Car City negotiates more than 200 Carsales on average per week and constantly offers sensational value and up to 2000 quality second-hand cars to choose from. Car City Ringwood has built a reputation for being Melbourne’s car supermarket as the largest car shopping complex of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. At the same time, Car City Minchinbury services the Sydney market. Car City logos will feature on Heimgartner’s helmet, suit and on the doors of his Porsche. Branding will...

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APPEARANCE: 18 MARCH

  • March 14, 2017

My old team mate David Reynolds and I will be at Car City Australia this Saturday for a meet n greet! We'll be signing stuff and meeting all the dealers thanks to our sponsors Money Now. I'll also be displaying my Money Now Porsche I won with in Adelaide. Dave and I will be there at 11am until 1pm so come and hang out with us. Entry is free and we'll sign anything you want! A big thanks to the guys at www.moneynow.com.au

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ANOTHER VICTORY FOR HEIMGARTNER IN ADELAIDE

  • March 5, 2017

Andre Heimgartner has book-ended his first weekend in the 2017 Carrera Cup Australia Championship with two victories from three races, after taking the race three win this afternoon. By virtue of his results this weekend of two firsts and a third, Heimgartner has secured the championship lead and the round victory, with track commentators marking him as a potential 2017 champion. The 21 year old started the race from third on the grid after taking third in race two yesterday, but was on the limit from the get-go. After making it safely through the first corner, he set to work challenging...

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