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Every week former V8 Supercars driver and three time Touring Car Masters champion Steven Johnson, along with TransAm Australia driver and inaugural SuperUtes competitor Matthew MacKelden look at all the news and movements in the world of motorsport in Australia and overseas.
 
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Following a controversial end to the four weekends in a row at Sydney Motorsport Park which saw the final race of the quadruple header red flagged and abandoned due to torrential rain, we are on the march to Mount Panorama for the biggest Bathurst in history. Shane Van Gisbergen has secured his second Supercars Championship and we look at the lates…
 
The triumphant return of the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals (MCACN) featured many stunning Pontiacs on display. Among them, a very special GTO was unveiled on the first day of the show. A GTO that was on display at the 2019 MCACN show. Although this time it looked a bit different, to say the least! For this installment of Pontiac Talk, we chat wit…
 
There was no sign of race rust when TCR Australia young gun Ben Bargwanna joined us on the show, fresh off a perfect weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park in the NSW Production Cars series. We spoke to Ben about his journey in the TCR Australia series, as well as the healthy competition between him and his dad and Bathurst 1000 winner Jason!…
 
If you want exciting racing, just add water! That was certainly the motto at SMP2 last weekend in a wild and chaotic race on Sunday night that had to be red flagged due to excessive rain. We break down how the second round at Eastern Creek went, plus we were joined by Ben Bargwanna from Burson Auto Parts Racing for a TCR Australia update.…
 
We're finally back at a race track - in fact we're going to be there for the next four weekends - and there's plenty to talk about after the first round at Sydney Motorsport Park, plus in the past 24 hours the paddock has been rocked with reports that a driver is under investigation due to his vaccination status and may not be able to race this wee…
 
For this episode we'll have a preview of this year's Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals - otherwise known as MCACN - from it's creator Bob Ashton! We'll discuss the cancellation of last years event and how he and his staff plan to make up for lost time this year! Bob will also have details on a few Pontiac-focused attractions planned for the show. Tha…
 
Todd Hazelwood will be having a homecoming in 2022 returning to Matt Stone Racing, the team that he won the 2017 Super2 Championship with. Before he packs up and heads back to the Gold Coast, Todd still has some unfinished business at his current team Brad Jones Racing. After claiming a maiden ARMOR ALL Pole Position, and his first Supercars podium…
 
It has been a long time coming but it's finally time to go racing again! The first of the Sydney Motorsport Park quadruple header kicks off this weekend in the lead up to the Bathurst 1000 and to say we've been hanging out for this is an understatement. Plus there's been a lot going on in the silly season with the game of musical chairs seeming to …
 
Jim Hallman of Northern Illinois Fiero Enthusiasts joins us to talk about all-things Fiero. We'll cover this Pontiac model from tip to tail and discuss the car itself, the philosophy behind its creation and manufacturing, it's collectability over the years, and how Fiero enthusiasts might be a bit different than you're typical Pontiac collector. Of…
 
CoolDrive Racing may be the new kids on the block, but in their short time of existence they've already turned a few heads in pit lane. We spoke to team owner Tim Blanchard about the team's debut season and the progress so far from the jubilation to heartbreak at the Mount Panorama 500 to getting ready to jump back in the car to co-drive with Tim S…
 
The 2022 Tickford Racing lineup is slowly coming into place with the news that James Courtney will be staying at the Campbellfield squad on a multi year deal. We spoke to the 2010 Supercars Champion about the Gen3 delay, we get his brutal self assessment of his second season in the Boost Mobile Mustang, and what it might be like being the cagey vet…
 
As we count down to the return of racing with the resumption of the season at Sydney Motorsport Park in a few weeks time, Supercars dropped a bombshell announcement that fans probably saw coming, with the Gen3 rollout being pushed back once again to the start of 2023. Plus as pieces of the silly season fall into place we spoke to former series Cham…
 
The legendary Dick Johnson joined us in the studio this week as we are on the countdown to the quadruple header at Sydney Motorsport Park on October 29th begins! Plus we spoke to two time Bathurst winner Will Davison and got his thoughts on partnering with his brother Alex for the Bathurst 1000 this year, and how he's been staying race fit during t…
 
The official announcement that we're headed to Newcastle to kick off the season next year was announced and before we look at 2022, we break down some of the possible scenarios at what can happen to make the next four rounds at Sydney Motorsport Park different from one another. Plus we'll look back at Scott McLaughlin's stellar debut season in Indy…
 
We talk to Rob Keil, author of Art Fitzpatrick & Van Kaufman - Masters Of The Art Of Automobile Advertising about his book just recently released. It is a stunning and detailed presentation of the work of these two iconic advertising artists. We discuss the origin of the book, his background, and artists themselves. Be sure to listen all the way fo…
 
When are we going racing again? Seriously... there's so many TBA's on the calendar for any category around Australia that hasn't yet been cancelled and we look at the options we have as a motorsport community to get us back on track. Plus we chat to Matt Stone to see how MSR has been dealing with this extended time parked up - again.…
 
We have a new date for this year's Bathurst 1000 and without exaggerating this is going to be the biggest Great Race we've seen in a long long time. Both Supercars and TCR Australia will combine to have a mammoth season closer for both categories and their associated supports and it looks like it's going to be a blinder. We go through the ins and o…
 
Luke King has done quite a bit in his debut season in the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Championship. He is currently second in the points behind his team-mate Chaz Mostert, and he's already delivered two trophies to the Melbourne Performance Centre team and we caught up with Luke to find out what he's been doing while the category has been parked …
 
There was a massive bombshell to start the week off with news that Andre Heimgartner would be leaving Kelly Grove Racing at the end of the season, which meant speculation is rife over who goes where on the grid in 2022. Plus with border closures and COVID outbreaks playing havoc across Victoria and New South Wales and both the Supercars Championshi…
 
If you asked most people, we were 99% certain that the man to take over from Jamie Whincup when he retires in 2022 would be Broc Feeney. This week that 1% of doubt was snuffed out when it was confirmed that the 2019 Super3 Champion, and current Super2 Championship leader would make his main game debut for Red Bull Ampol Racing.…
 
Despite a big gap before our next round, there was plenty going on in the world of motorsport this week! It's looking more likely that the travelling roadshow will have to return and Victorian teams will have to repeat their 2020 efforts to keep this years Championship alive. We look at all the options on the table to keep the season going, plus we…
 
With the pandemic making a return appearance to disrupt motorsport across the country, the Supercars Eseries is back to give us our motorsport fix while we're all parked up. We talk about how vital the virtual series is to keep the sport alive, plus we look back at a weekend of domination by young Jett Johnson in the TA2 Muscle Car series, and we'r…
 
Jessica Dane has a variety of roles in the world of motorsport, and one of those hats she wears quite proudly is the role of ambassador for the FIA Girls On Track Australia program with Motorsport Australia. She joined us for this week's edition of the Off The Track Update thanks to Burson Auto Parts to let us know how more women can get involved w…
 
Late last week a hasty resolution was made between Supercars and the organisers of Challenge Bathurst over a potential clash that would derail this years Bathurst 1000. Matt MacKelden goes through what happened off the track to make sure both events could co-exist and proceed as planned.By The Driver's Seat
 
With the return of the Supercars Eseries next week, Team 18 announced that Scott Pye will be returning to the virtual grid in the #20 DEWALT Racing ZB Commodore as one of the All-Stars - and even better news, his post race Twitch debriefs are back as well! He joined us on the show this week to talk about his season so far, what he's been up to whil…
 
It was heavily speculated but sadly it's now been confirmed - the scheduled next round of TCR Australia at Sandown in September has been cancelled with the first track action for the category now moved back to October at The Bend. We also got the late news that the Formula One Grand Prix in Japan would be cancelled due to COVID concerns as well. We…
 
He is currently the best of the young crop of drivers in the field sitting 10th in the Championship, and made his first ever ARMOR ALL Top Ten Shootout at Townsville as well - but Will Brown from Erebus Motorsport is anything but a "rookie". The former Formula 4, Toyota 86 and TCR Australia Champion joined us for an interview three weeks in the mak…
 
After a brief hiatus due to the Olympics and a few technical issues - we are back! There's a lot to talk about in the world of motorsport with calendar uncertainties and border restrictions playing havoc with the championship for both Supercars and TCR Australia. The Formula One Championship is still underway but before the teams and drivers went o…
 
At the 30th Annual Cruisin' Tigers Indian Uprising All-Pontiac Weekend we talked to Dan Purcell of Purcell Performance and Restoration about the very-special Pontiac they unveiled at this years show - a 1 of 8 factory-built Catalina for 1963 Daytona Speed Week! Thanks again to our great partners! AMES PERFORMANCE AUTO SMART PURCELL PERFORMANCE & RE…
 
COVID-19 looks to play havoc for the Supercars Championship once again, with the crisis in Sydney affecting the Bathurst 1000. This week we'll look at some of the potential ramifications on the calendar as well as look back at Todd and Rick Kelly's contributions to the category as the brothers look to bow out of Supercars with the news that the Gro…
 
He's been described as outspoken by pundits, but Boost Mobile founder Peter Adderton is very much someone who puts his money where his mouth is and invests heavily back into the sport. He makes his debut on the show and chats to us about the future of Broc Feeney and how he plays a part in it, how he lured Greg Murphy out of retirement to put toget…
 
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