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Spider Man – the Next Aussie Motorsport Superhero?

“It’s Spider Man versus the Enforcer!” That was how TCR Australia commentator Greg Rust described the battle for the lead in Race 2 of the series’ most recent round at Queensland Raceway. While even casual motorsport fans know the Enforcer is the long-standing tag line for Russell Ingall, the Spider Man reference is somewhat less [...]

By | 2019-08-12T17:57:08+10:00 August 12th, 2019|Chequered Flag Chat|Comments Off on Spider Man – the Next Aussie Motorsport Superhero?

The Crick Legacy Lives On

Back in the 1990s, when the Australian Super Truck Championship was at its peak, Rodney Crick well and truly established himself as the driver to beat. Up against a high-quality field that included such names as Inky Tulloch, Rob Russell, Luke Sieders, Bob Middleton and Frank Amoroso, Crick was able to win the national title [...]

By | 2019-08-07T16:22:14+10:00 August 6th, 2019|Chequered Flag Chat|Comments Off on The Crick Legacy Lives On

Chequered Flag Chat: Electrifying Excitement and Entertainment

The 2018-19 Formula E Championship will be more interesting and entertaining than the 2019 Formula 1 Championship. There, I’ve said it. So, you ask, how the hell can electric vehicles – which sound like large-scale remote-control cars – produce a more interesting show than the most prestigious motorsport category in the world, a category that [...]

By | 2019-02-21T22:13:00+10:00 February 21st, 2019|Chequered Flag Chat|Comments Off on Chequered Flag Chat: Electrifying Excitement and Entertainment

2019 Bathurst 12 Hour Preview Podcast

We previewed last year's Bathurst 12 Hour with a special podcast edition of Chequered Flag Chat and by popular demand, we're back! Join Lachlan Mansell and Dave Stillwell as they bring you a thorough, informative (and sometimes irreverent) analysis of this year's form guide.

By | 2019-01-29T14:41:17+10:00 January 29th, 2019|Chequered Flag Chat|Comments Off on 2019 Bathurst 12 Hour Preview Podcast

Chequered Flag Chat: 2018 Carrera Cup Season Review

The 2018 Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup was one of the most captivating seasons for the one-make Porsche category in some years. The addition of a couple of drivers with full-time Supercars experience was combined with the rise to prominence of some exciting young talents, along with a deep array of well-credentialed contestants in the [...]

By | 2018-10-24T20:06:03+10:00 October 24th, 2018|Chequered Flag Chat|0 Comments

Chequered Flag Chat: Grinding out the Results

It has been the subject of many corny headlines over the years, but “Emery” could hardly be a more appropriate surname for a driver who always seems to find a way of grinding down the opposition. At Hampton Downs on the weekend, Geoff Emery won back-to-back Australian GT Championships. On its own, it’s an impressive [...]

By | 2018-10-16T22:49:23+10:00 October 16th, 2018|Chequered Flag Chat|0 Comments

Chequered Flag Chat: Knocking on the Door 2018 Edition

What a difference 12 months makes. This time last year, we examined the drivers with the potential to crack a full-time drive in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, but predicted it would be difficult for them due to a likely shortage of available seats. However, with Jason Bright, Todd Kelly, James Moffat, Dale Wood and [...]

By | 2018-07-24T16:08:59+10:00 July 24th, 2018|Chequered Flag Chat|0 Comments

Chequered Flag Chat: A One-Make Series That Works

One-make racing series for relatively affordable cars have come and gone from the Australian motor racing scene over the last few decades, with varying levels of success. In the 1980s, the Ford Laser Series had a widespread presence, and was contested by the likes of Mark Skaife and David Brabham, among others. Fast-forward to the [...]

By | 2018-07-10T17:33:15+10:00 July 10th, 2018|Chequered Flag Chat|0 Comments

Chequered Flag Chat: Continuing to Defy the Status Quo

“It’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission.” “Don’t take no for an answer, not just means not now.” In March 2014, I was working in the admin office at Wakefield Park when an attractive girl in a race suit walked in, to sign on for a practice day. Obviously, I decided she was a [...]

By | 2018-07-03T16:42:04+10:00 July 3rd, 2018|Chequered Flag Chat|0 Comments

Chequered Flag Chat: Points for Further Discussion

Recently, motorsport analyst and V8 Sleuth Aaron Noonan wrote a discussion piece about Bathurst, and whether or not it should be worth double points in the Supercars Championship. Given Noonz was recently married, we can forgive him for having more important activities in his life than working out what the results of recent championships would [...]

By | 2018-06-21T11:45:12+10:00 June 18th, 2018|Chequered Flag Chat|0 Comments