The latest issue of AUTO ACTION goes on sale tomorrow morning and is also available in digital version right now, it’s a jam packed edition with great news and exclusive features as talk with some of the big players in Australian motorsport.
Lots of features, plenty of exclusive Supercars news, Formula 1 coverage and news and heaps the local, state, national and international event coverage.
Below are some of the stories that you can read in the latest issue on sale tomorrow Thursday June 16th in news agents or download a digital edition here.
CRAIG LOWNDES IS NOT DONE YET – WILDCARD STARTER SAYS HE CAN STILL WIN AT BATHURST
“There is this year and next year to try and get the elusive number eight,” Lowndes tells AUTO ACTION. “To be honest, the break outside Supercars, and not having the pressure from year to year, makes you hungrier. For me, I’m re-energised me to get back in the car and be part of it.” We also talk to his Wildcard entry co-driver Declan Fraser about the pressures of sharing the car with a legend of the sport.
OSCAR PIASTRI COULD BE SET TO MAKE HIS FORMULA 1 DEBUT AT THE BRITISH GRAND PRIX.
Oscar Piastri looks set to make his much-anticipated Formula 1 race debut sooner rather than later as preparations are underway for the 21-year-old Australian to be on the grid for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
Piastri the reigning FIA Formula 2 Champion, is slated to step into the second Williams FW44, replacing Canadian Nicholas Latifi, was slated to make his FP1 debut for Alpine over the British Grand Prix weekend, his likely start with Williams opens the way for another of Alpine’s Junior Academy drivers, Aussie Jack Doohan to make his practice debut at Silverstone.
SUPERCARS WOULD HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB ON ITS GEN3 CAR IF IT HAD OUTSOURCED THE PROJECT.
That’s the opinion of Tickford Racing’s Rod Nash, one of the lesser-known power players in the Supercars pitlane. Nash opened up in an exclusive chat with AA’s Paul Gover about the journey he has taken along the way to becoming a big player in the Supercars pitlane.
He also tells AA that Tickford are deeply committed to expanding into GT3 competition from next year.
ADELAIDE 500 BOSS COMMITS FOR DECEMBER
Everything is underway for the born-again street race, that’s what Mark Warren the new boss of the Adelaide 500 told Auto Action when he spoke exclusively to Paul Gover, Auto Action’s News Editor
THE 18.8 MILLION mission to put the Adelaide into gear and back on track is running to plan.The re-birth of the South Australian Motor Sport Board sees the commissioning of track infrastructure, work to re-surface the track, the opening of event tenders and research into everything from support categories to the event capacity.“We’re committed. It’s all go,” the chief executive of Motor Sport SA, Mark Warren, confirms exclusively to Auto Action.
Warren has dropped into the top job after six years at The Bend and reports directly to the state’s Premier, Peter Malinauskas, whose commitment to return the Adelaide 500 to South Australia was one of his key election promises.
INDIGENOUS LIVERIES ARE COMPLEX EXERCISE AS SUPERCARS EMBRACE THE INDIGENOUS ROUND CONCEPT
Andrew Clarke looks at the complexities and costs involved as Supercars makes it compulsory for all teams to ‘rewrap’ their cars for the Darwin round, as the series celebrates its first-ever official Indigenous Round in Darwin. Some fantastic stories behind the colourful liveries are explained.
STEVE BETTES STAGING FOR THE RUN OF HIS LIFE
Long-time drag racing hero Steve Bettes is headed to the bend to be part of the new drag racing complex at The Bend. When The Bend opens its $35 million state-of-the-art new drag strip it will have Bettes in the driving seat. No-one is happier than Steve Bettes about the rising tide of drag racing in Australia. We talk to Bettes about what he says as the future for Drag racing at The Bend.
CAN-AM MATICH SR4 REPCO 5-LITRE V8 – MCLAREN MUNCHER
Frank Matich planned an attack on the 1968 can-am challenge but his chassis and engine were late being built, so he obliterated the opposition at home in 1969 instead. Sr4 then became a Repco display car while still in its prime. Auto Action’s Historic motorsport guru, Mark Bisset looks through rose tinted spectacles and ponders what might have been if the Aussie designed and built sr4 had made it stateside to take on the world
THE REAL COST OF RACING FEATURE WE LOOK AT THE WORLD OF SPEEDWAY AND FOCUS ON JUNIOR SEDANS.
As the junior entry level motorsport category in the world of speedway, many of our national Sprintcar and speedway champions owe their success to time spent learning the craft in the junior sedans. Dan McCarthy investigates the true cost of racing in the popular dirt racing series for youngsters.