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Christmas Trading Hours

11 Dec, 2018

With Christmas fast approaching here are the CoolDrive opening hours over the holiday period.  December 2018 Monday 17th to Friday 21st - Open normal hours Christmas Eve - Monday 24th - Closed Christmas Day - Closed Boxing Day - Closed Thursday 27th to Friday 28th - Open normal hours New Years Eve - Monday 31st - Closed   January 2019 New...
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Jones Joins The Main Game

6 Dec, 2018

Macauley Jones will make his full-time debut in the Virgin Australia Supercar Series in 2019 as he takes over the wheel of the #21 Team CoolDrive Commodore.Macauley has been racing full-time in the Super2 series since debuting mid-season at the Townsville event in 2014, and made his Supercar debut the following year, co-driving in the...
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Narva Expands at CoolDrive

4 Dec, 2018

The Narva LED light range has expanded at CoolDrive Auto Parts with the very latest in premium quality head lamps and audio lights now available. Narva’s LED head lamps are ideal for night time and low light conditions where hands-free illumination is needed for roadside repairs or trade and leisure applications. The products can be worn, or...
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Jaylec expands at CoolDrive with Fuse Kits & Wiring Heat Shrink Kits

4 Dec, 2018

An extensive range of automotive fuse kits and wiring heat shrink kits are the latest offerings from CoolDrive Auto Parts.Produced by automotive electrical experts Jaylec, the Fuse Assortment Kits come in a variety of fuse types and combinations, numbering anything from 68 individual fuses to 280, all packaged in a convenient clear container for quick...
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The Latest tesa tapes at CoolDrive

28 Nov, 2018

CoolDrive Auto Parts continues to add to its array of automotive parts, with the addition of automotive adhesive tapes from tesa.   Commonly used in European and Australian vehicles, these handy abrasion-resistant products meet stringent quality standards, with tesa’s major worldwide production sites certified under the international quality standards ISO 14001 and ISO T 16949....
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Newcastle 500 - Last Lap

25 Nov, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Qualifying Qualified: 19th – 1:11.0311s Provisional Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:10.3067s Top Ten Shootout Pole Position: David Reynolds Race 31 – 250kms / 95 Laps Finished: 22nd Winner: David Reynolds   THE RECAP Recap Yesterday’s penultimate race of the 2018 season had Supercar fans on the edge of their seats; and everyone...
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Newcastle 500 - Saturday Race Report

24 Nov, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Qualifying Qualified: 13th – 1:11.0837s Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen – 1:10.6430s Race 30 – 250kms / 95 Laps Finished: DNF Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen   THE RECAP After two practice sessions yesterday, it was straight into qualifying for the Supercars today. In a session where only 0.8 of a second covered the...
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Newcastle 500 - Friday Practice Report

23 Nov, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice One Position: 26th – 1:12.0726s Fastest: Lee Holdsworth – 1:10.8203s Practice Two Position: 21st – 1:11.1767s Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:10.4756s   THE RECAP Newcastle turned on sunny yet strong wind conditions for the final practice sessions of 2018. With two, 45-minute sessions on the cards, drivers were re-familiarising themselves with the...
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Newcastle 500 Preview

22 Nov, 2018

The 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship concludes this weekend with the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 finale. Last year marked Newcastle’s debut event on the Supercars calendar; with the coastal city attracting over 190,000 people to the street circuit, and a further 1.5+ million tuning in to watch from home.With the championship still to be decided,...
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CoolDrive: 100 Years of Automotive Heritage

21 Nov, 2018

Few privately-owned Australian companies can boast four generations of the one family in the same industry for a century … but CoolDrive can. CoolDrive Auto Parts is today one of Australia’s largest suppliers of automotive air-conditioning, engine cooling, engine management, rotating electrical, accessories and workshop products to the automotive and related trades. Foundations were laid...
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Auckland SuperSprint - Pukekohe Race Recap

4 Nov, 2018

TODAY'S RESULTS Qualifying Qualified: 15th – 1:03.1316s Provisional Pole Position: David Reynolds – 1:02.6449s Top Ten Shootout Pole Position: Jamie Whincup Race 29 – 200kms / 70 Laps Finished: 26th Winner: Scott McLaughlin   THE WORD FROM TIM Tim achieved his best qualifying result at the Pukekohe circuit today, qualifying the Team CoolDrive Supercar in...
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Auckland SuperSprint - Saturday Race Recap

3 Nov, 2018

TODAY'S RESULTS Practice Three Position: 20th – 1:11.4296s Fastest: Chaz Mostert – 1:10.3494s Qualifying Starting Position: 23rd – 1:03.5979s Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:02.5708s Race 28 – 200kms / 70 Laps Finished: 12th Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen   COMING UP *Listed in NZ Time Sunday 4th November 11:05 – 11:25 – Qualifying 13:55 –...
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Auckland SuperSprint - Friday Practice Report

2 Nov, 2018

TODAY'S RESULTS Practice One Position: 17th – 1:03.7303s Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:03.1150s Practice Two Position: 12th – 1:03.1316s Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:02.6575s   COMING UP *Listed in NZ Time Saturday 3rd November 10:25 – 10:45 – Practice Three 13:40 – 14:00 - Qualifying 16:10 – 17:40 – Race 28 – 200kms / 70...
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Auckland SuperSprint Preview

1 Nov, 2018

The ITM Auckland SuperSprint marks the penultimate round of the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and is the only international race on this year’s calendar.   All sessions will be LIVE on FOX Sports across the weekend, plus a highlights package on Channel Ten/One HD. Check your local guides for times.   TRACK TIMES *Listed...
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Blanchard confirms his 2019 plans

30 Oct, 2018

After making his Supercars debut at Phillip Island in 2010 as a co-driver, then stepping up to a full-time in 2013; Tim Blanchard has confirmed that at the end of the 2018 season, he will step away from driving the #21 Team CoolDrive Supercar full-time in 2019. Tim explains “It is obviously a very tough...
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HULK 4x4 Range Catalogued at CoolDrive

18 Oct, 2018

HULK 4x4 RANGE CATALOGUED AT COOLDRIVE   The HULK 4x4 range of four-wheel-drive equipment and outdoor living accessories has expanded so rapidly that CoolDrive Auto Parts has just published a dedicated catalogue. Available at CoolDrive branches nationally, the 20-page full-colour HULK 4x4 range catalogue is packed with the very latest products now available to cater...
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Gold Coast 600 Preview

17 Oct, 2018

The Gold Coast 600 marks the final round of the Pirtek Endurance Cup! This is the third and final event where we will see co-drivers compete in 2018. The street circuit is well-known for its on and off track entertainment, with people coming from all across Australia to enjoy this race by day, party by...
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Air Conditioning Scratch ‘N’ Win Promotion

9 Oct, 2018

Win Your Share Of Over $50,000 In Prizes! During the months of November 2018 to January 2019, Get on Board with CoolDrive’s Scratch ‘N’ Win promotion for your chance to WIN A NEW CAR or your share of hundreds of prizes. For full Terms and Conditions - Click Here To download the Game Board -...
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Bathurst - The Mountain Battle

8 Oct, 2018

THE GREAT RACE RESULT  Bathurst 1000 - Race 25 / 161 Laps WINNERS: Craig Lowndes / Steve Richards Second: Scott Pye / Warren Luff Third: Scott McLaughlin / Alex Premat Tim Blanchard / Dale Wood: 18th THE RECAP & WORD FROM TIM / DALE Over 206,000 people walked through the gates to the famous Mount Panorama...
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Bathurst - 1000km To Go

8 Oct, 2018

TRACK TIMES  Practice Four (Additional Drivers Only) Position: 6th – 2:07.4465s Fastest: Luke Youlden – 2:06.6471s Practice Five (All Drivers) Position: N/A Fastest: Michael Caruso – 2:26.2070s Qualifying Qualified: 22nd – 2:05.8433s Provisional Pole Position: Jamie Whincup – 2:04.1093s Top Ten Shootout to follow tomorrow!  THE RECAP & WORD FROM TIM / DALE With rain marring the...
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Bathurst Thursday Practice Recap

5 Oct, 2018

TRACK TIMES  Practice One (All Drivers) Position: 17th – 2:29.2954s Fastest: Will Davison – 2:25.0243s Practice Two (Additional Drivers Only) Position: 6th – 2:36.7801s Fastest: Alex Premat – 2:35.1824s Practice Three (All Drivers) Position: 15th – 2:32.0897s Fastest: Richie Stanaway – 2:29.0174s THE WORD FROM TIM “The rain made for a less than ideal start to our Bathurst 1000...
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Bathurst 1000 Preview

2 Oct, 2018

Team CoolDrive’s Tim Blanchard and Dale Wood are all set for this weekend’s great race - The Bathurst 1000. The Bathurst event is like no other, with drivers taking on Mount Panorama flat out for 1000kms!It is known as one of the best circuits in the world, for its elevation, corners, high speed straights and...
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Significant Sydney Expansion For CoolDrive

26 Sep, 2018

Australian automotive parts distributor CoolDrive Auto Parts has significantly expanded its Sydney operations with a move to new premises. Now relocated in a 3,000 square metre facility at Kings Park, CoolDrive Auto Parts has combined operations with its sister EFI Division to create a major presence in the Sydney market. “Sydney has long been a...
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Sandown 500 Recap

17 Sep, 2018

TODAYS TIMES  Warm Up Position: 10th – 1:09.034s Fastest: Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell – 1:08.4080s Race 24 – 500kms  Finished: 19th Winner: Jamie Whincup / Paul Dumbrel Second: Shane Van Gisbergen / Earl Bamber Third: Craig Lowndes / Steven Richards  THE WORD FROM TIM  “The Sandown circuit hasn’t been kind to us in recent years. It was...
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Sandown Saturday Qualifying Report

17 Sep, 2018

TODAYS TIMES  Qualifying Qualified: 23rd – 1:08.9461s Provisional Pole Position: Jamie Whincup – 1:07.8389s Race for the Grid One Finished: 9th Winner: Aaren Russell Race for the Grid Two Finished: 14th Winner: David Reynolds COMING UP   Sunday 16th September 10:15 – 10:35 – Warm Up 13:20 – 16:50 – Race 24 – 500kms THE RECAP  Today was all about...
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Sandown Friday Practice Report

17 Sep, 2018

TODAYS TIMES  Practice One – Dale Wood Position: 12th – 1:08.7068s Fastest: Paul Dumbrell – 1:07.8467s Practice Two – Tim Blanchard Position: 25th – 1:09.0854s Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:07.9688s Practice Three – Dale Wood Position: 18th – 1:09.2214s Fastest: Will Brown – 1:08.6230s  COMING UP   Saturday 15th September 10:10 – 10:25 – Practice Four 11:40 – 12:00 –...
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Sandown 500 Preview

13 Sep, 2018

This weekend’s Sandown 500 marks the first round of the Pirtek Endurance Cup and the first time Tim Blanchard and Dale Wood will pair up in the #21 Team CoolDrive Supercar as co-drivers. The Sandown 500 is known as the ‘Retro Round’ and Tim is honouring his dad, John Blanchard, by throwing back to his time...
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Blast From Blanchard Past

13 Sep, 2018

This years’ Sandown 500 retro reveal is something quite special for Tim Blanchard and Team CoolDrive. In a throwback to a memorable 1993 livery, he is honoring one of his heroes both on and off the track - his father, John Blanchard.1993 was John Blanchard’s one and only full-time season behind the wheel in the...
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The Bend Sunday Recap

27 Aug, 2018

TODAYS RESULTS  Qualifying Qualified:23rd – 1:50.4792s Pole Position: Jamie Whincup – 1:49.0515s Race 23 – 200kms / 41 Laps Finished: 21st Winner: Jamie Whincup                   TIM “It was a tough finish to our weekend at ‘The Bend’. We had shown good promise during the practice sessions on Friday and...
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Tailem Bend Saturday Report

27 Aug, 2018

TODAYS RESULTS  Practice Three Position: 4th – 1:49.8925s Fastest: Nick Percat – 1:49.5892s Qualifying Qualified: 13th – 1:51.4329s Pole Position: Jamie Whincup – 1:50.1371s Race 22 – 120kms / 24 Laps Finished: 15th Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen COMING UP  Sunday 26th August 10:50 – 11:10 – Qualifying 13:40 – 15:05 – Race 23 – 200kms / 41 Laps...
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Tailem Bend Preview

21 Aug, 2018

Inspired by some of the world’s most iconic race circuits, The Bend Motorsport Park is Australia’s only circuit to comply with the latest FIA Grade 2 and FIM Category A standards. At 7.77 kilometres in its maximum configuration, The Bend combines technical corners, fast flowing sections and an aggregate rise and fall of 85 metres...
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John Blanchard Recognised by VASA

8 Aug, 2018

We are proud to announce that CoolDrive Auto Parts CEO John Blanchard has been honoured with a Pioneer Award by VASA for his contribution to the Australian automotive electrical and air conditioning industry. VASA’s Pioneer Awards were inaugurated in 1996 to recognise individuals who have contributed above and beyond the call of duty, to standards,...
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CoolDrive Honours Star Performers

8 Aug, 2018

The geographic diversity of the CoolDrive Auto Parts network was highlighted by the company’s recent Branch of the Year Awards. Presented at the Rendezvous Hotel in Melbourne in late July, the Awards were shared with the CoolDrive branches from Albury (NSW) and Melbourne (VIC), while the new regional award went to the Western Australia/South Australia...
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Loyalty & Longevity Recognised by CoolDrive

8 Aug, 2018

In this age of high employment mobility, the long-term loyalty and contributions of employees has been recognised by CoolDrive Auto Parts’ in recent inductions into its ‘Hall of Fame’. Presented at Melbourne’s Rendezvous Hotel in late July at CoolDrive’s annual Branch of the Year Awards night, the Hall of Fame acknowledges the efforts of individuals...
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Sydney SuperNight Recap

6 Aug, 2018

TODAY TIMES  Qualifying  Qualified: 25th – 1:29.1599s Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:27.9494s  Race 21 – 300kms / 77 Laps  Finished: 16th Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen  THE RECAP & WORD FROM TIM Fans have waited over twenty years to see the Supercars race again under lights on their home soil; and last night’s inaugural Sydney SuperNight...
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Sydney SuperNight Preview

3 Aug, 2018

The Sydney SuperNight event is the first night race on the Supercars calendar since 1997. The 300km format is the longest single driver event of the year, and the win is worth a whopping 300 points, making it a possible game changer with the endurance season just around the corner. The elimination style qualifying format as...
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Queensland Raceway Recap

23 Jul, 2018

TODAYS TIMES Qualifying Qualified: 27th – 1:09.5702s Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:08.4900s Race 20 – 200kms / 67 Laps  Finished: 22nd Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen  THE  RECAP It was all about moving forward for Tim Blanchard and Team CoolDrive today, with Tim having to work his way through the pack, starting the 200km race out...
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Ipswich Saturday Race Recap

23 Jul, 2018

TODAYS TIMES Practice Three Position: 26th – 1:10.0863 Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:09.0645s Qualifying Qualified: 26th – 1:09.5843s Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:08.5014s Race 19 – 120kms / 40 Laps  Finished: 23rd Winner: Scott McLaughlin  COMING UP  Sunday 22nd July 10:40 – 11:00 – Qualifying 14:05 – 15:35 – Race 20 – 200kms / 67 Laps THE WORD...
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Ipswich Friday Practice Report

20 Jul, 2018

TODAYS TIMES Additional Drivers Practice – Dale Wood  Position: 15th – 1:10.4847s Fastest: Garry Jacobson – 1:09.6257s Practice One Position: 20th – 1:10.1202s Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:09.3904s Practice Two Position: 14th – 1:09.6605s Fastest: Shane Van Gisbergen – 1:09.2447s  COMING UP  Saturday 21st July 11:20 – 12:05 – Practice Three 13:25 – 13:40 – Qualifying 16:15 – 17:15...
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CoolDrive Auto Parts Named a Business of Tomorrow

20 Jul, 2018

CoolDrive Auto Parts has been announced as one of the 2018 Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow. The Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow is a program designed to reward and recognise businesses with the drive to shape Australia’s future, with CoolDrive Auto Parts selected amongst the top 200 businesses for 2018. “We are absolutely thrilled to be named...
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Ipswich SuperSprint Review

17 Jul, 2018

Queensland Raceway was quickly dubbed the ‘Paperclip’ because of it’s six turn design and lack of elevation. Changing temperatures can make this circuit a nightmare for drivers and engineers as its grip level changes at different times of the day. Despite its simple layout, it tends to provide entertaining racing with passing opportunities at turns...
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Townsville Saturday Race Report

9 Jul, 2018

TODAY’S TIMES  Qualifying  Qualified: 25th – 1:13.1925s Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:12.1239s Race 17 – 200kms / 70 Laps  Finished: 24th Winner: Jamie Whincup COMING UP Sunday 8th July 11:30 – 11:50 – Qualifying 13:55 – 14:20 – Top Ten Shootout 16:05 – 17:45 – Race 18 – 200kms / 70 Laps THE WORD FROM TIM ...
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Townsville Practice Report

9 Jul, 2018

TODAY’S TIMES  Practice One  Position: 25th – 1m14.2592s Fastest: Shane Van Gisbergen – 1m12.6700s Practice Two Position: 24th – 1m13.4640s Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1m12.2435s  COMING UP Saturday 7th July 11:55 – 12:15 – Qualifying 14:10 – 14:35 – Drivers Parade 16:05 – 17:45 – Race 17 – 200kms / 70 Laps Sunday 8th July 11:30 – 11:50 –...
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Townsville Preview

4 Jul, 2018

Team CoolDrive are touring Queensland in the month of July! After stopping off in Rockhampton and Mackay earlier this week for the always popular CoolDrive Trade Nights; showcasing the Team CoolDrive Supercar and Transporter, the team have arrived in Townsville for the 8th round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. After Townsville, the crew will stay there...
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CoolDrive Auto Parts

2 Jul, 2018

Updated and relevant… our Logo evolves At CoolDrive we think of our brand as a continuous project that’s never totally done. Just as people and companies evolve, so do brands. We’ve grown ours over many years through our fantastic products, a unique culture, and an incredible customer and motorsport community. Today, we’re taking a step...
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Darwin Recap

18 Jun, 2018

TODAY Qualifying Qualified: 21st – 1:06.1638s Provisional Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:05.5538s Top Ten Shootout Pole Position: Rick Kelly – 1:05.8242s Race 16 – 200kms/70 Laps Finished: 18th Winner: David Reynolds THE WORD FROM TIM“The qualifying result wasn’t what we wanted today, again the times were super close. You’re really only chasing one or two...
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Darwin Saturday Recap

18 Jun, 2018

TODAY Practice Three Position: 23rd – 1:06.9613s Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:06.1410s Qualifying Qualified: 19th – 1:06.3461s Pole Position: David Reynolds – 1:05.8496s Race 15 – 120kms/42 Laps Finished: 19th Winner: Scott McLaughlin THE WORD FROM TIM“Qualifying was super close today, a mere two tenths of a second would have seen us as high as fifth!...
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Darwin Friday Practice Report

18 Jun, 2018

TODAY Practice One Position: 16th – 1:07.1742s Fastest: Rick Kelly – 1:06.5065s Practice Two Position: 10th – 1:06.6064s Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:06.1587s  THE WORD FROM TIM “It was a reasonable practice day for us today. I think there are a couple of minor improvements that we can do to tidy things up a little...
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Darwin Supersprint Preview

15 Jun, 2018

Whilst the cool of Winter is well and truly kicking in down south, Team CoolDrive return to the top end of Australia for one of the hottest events of the year; the Darwin Triple Crown at Hidden Valley Raceway.  Tim and the Team CoolDrive Supercar have shown good speed here, finishing 12th & 21st in...
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CoolDrive Announces Renewed Focus on Repair Division

24 May, 2018

CoolDrive has announced a renewed focus on its Repair Division with new streamlined processes at its technical repair centres in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.   Moving forwards, customers of the three centres - located in Vermont (VIC), Granville (NSW) and Brendale (QLD) - can look forward to significant improvements in service levels.  ...
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Winton SuperSprint - Sunday Recap

20 May, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Qualifying Qualified: 20th – 1:19.7917s Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:19.0200s Race 14 – 200kms/67 Laps Finished: 18th Winner: Fabian Coulthard   THE RECAP & WORD FROM BRAD JONES Round 6 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship concluded today at Winton Motor Raceway. Cool conditions were again on the agenda, with teams struggling...
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Winton SuperSprint - Saturday Recap

19 May, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice Three Position: 26th – 1:20.5737s Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:19.4601s Qualifying Qualified: 19th – 1:19.6903s Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:19.1136s Race 13 – 120kms/40 Laps Finished: 24th Winner: Rick Kelly   COMING UP Sunday 20th May 10:25-10:45 – Qualifying 13:45-15:35 – Race 14 – 200kms/67 Laps   THE WORD FROM TIM...
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Winton SuperSprint - Practice Report

18 May, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Additional Drivers Practice – Adam Marjoram Position: 20th – 1:41.3219s Fastest: David Russell – 1:38.0430s Practice One Position: 26th – 1:35.7403s Fastest: Fabian Coulthard – 1:32.0341s Practice Two Position: 24th – 1:20.8118s Fastest: Michael Caruso – 1:19.7105s   COMING UP Saturday 19th May 10:30-11:15 – Practice Three 12:40-12:55 – Qualifying 15:50-17:00 – Race...
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Winton SuperSprint Preview

17 May, 2018

Team CoolDrive head to their home circuit this weekend, Winton Motor Raceway for the 6th round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. The tight and twisty rural layout features a range of slow corners, which combine to make Winton the slowest circuit on the Supercars calendar.   All sessions will be LIVE on FOX Sports...
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CoolDrive Call Up For Marjoram

16 May, 2018

Adam Marjoram has received the call up from Tim Blanchard and Team CoolDrive for this weekend's additional driver session at Winton Motor Raceway. With Tim’s confirmed co-driver Dale Wood unable to attend the event, the team decided to give the Super2 star the opportunity to get his first taste of the ZB Supercar. Tim Blanchard...
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CoolDrive Opens Branch in Sunshine West

7 May, 2018

As part of its commitment to Melbourne’s western suburbs, CoolDrive has relocated its Campbellfield branch to Sunshine West.   This move enables the automotive parts distributor to better service its customers in this fast-growing region.   “CoolDrive has a large customer base in Melbourne’s west and by situating a branch in the heart of this...
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Perth SuperSprint - Qualifying Success: Sunday Recap

6 May, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice Four Position: 13th – 55.7012 Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 55.2686s   Qualifying Part One Position: 6th Qualifying Part Two Position: 11th – 55.4125s Qualifying Part Three Position: N/A Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen – 54.9054s   Race 12 – 200kms/83 Laps Finished: 24th Winner: Scott McLaughlin   THE WORD FROM TIM Tim’s...
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Perth SuperSprint - Saturday Race Recap

5 May, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice Three Position: 16th – 56.3190s Fastest: Will Davison – 55.2847s   Qualifying Part One Position: 24th – 55.4884s Qualifying Part Two Position: N/A Qualifying Part Three Position: N/A Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 54.6397s   Race 11 – 120kms/50 Laps Finished: NC Winner: Scott McLaughlin   THE WORD FROM TIM “It was...
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Perth SuperSprint - Friday Practice Report

4 May, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice One Position – 20th – 56.3726s Fastest – Andre Heimgartner – 55.6825s Practice Two Position – 22nd – 55.6877s Fastest - Scott McLaughlin – 54.8871   THE WORD FROM TIM “As always it was a really close day here in Perth. I feel like the car wasn’t too bad and we made...
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Perth SuperSprint Preview

3 May, 2018

The elimination style qualifying sessions are back on the agenda for this weekends’ Perth SuperSprint event at Barbagallo Raceway. The three 10 minute back-to-back qualifying sessions that see the fastest progress through were a hit with drivers and fans alike.   HOW IT WORKS – Qualifying 1 – The drivers that finished 11th to 26th...
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WIN A V8 HOT LAP EXPERIENCE

30 Apr, 2018

SHARE OUR PASSION. Experience the thrill of a V8 Hot Lap with Tim! Enter at Autocare on our CoolDrive stand E25 - near the Demo stage. For full Terms and Conditions Click Here Good Luck!
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Phillip Island Sunday Recap

22 Apr, 2018

TODAY'S TIMESQualifyingQualified: 25th – 1:31.7609Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:29.8526Race Ten – 250kms / 57 LapsFinished: 23rdWinner: Scott McLaughlin THE WORD FROM TIM  “We really didn’t move forward how we would have liked this weekend. As a group we’ve got a lot to improve on before we get to Perth in two weeks’ time. The team...
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Phillip Island Saturday Recap

21 Apr, 2018

TODAY'S TIMESQualifying Qualified: 24th – 1:31.3402Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:29.5057Race Nine – 250kms / 57 LapsFinished: 21stWinner: Scott McLaughlin COMING UPSunday 22nd April10:40-11:00 – Qualifying – Race Ten13:50-15:30 – Race Ten – 250kms / 57 Laps THE WORD FROM TIM  “Qualifying wasn’t as good as we hoped after yesterday, so we started a bit further back...
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Phillip Island Friday Recap

20 Apr, 2018

TODAY'S TIMESPractice OnePosition: 25th – 1:32.4100Fastest: James Courtney – 1:30.6461 Practice TwoPosition: 17th – 1:31.1842Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:29.9856 COMING UPSaturday 21st April12:05-12:25 – Qualifying – Race Nine15:45-17:25 – Race Nine – 250kms / 57 LapsSunday 22nd April10:40-11:00 – Qualifying – Race Ten13:50-15:30 – Race Ten – 250kms / 57 Laps THE WORD FROM TIM  “How we...
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Phillip Island Preview

19 Apr, 2018

Brad Jones Racing made their Supercars debut at Phillip Island in 2000. Fast forward 18 years, and they return for their 250th Supercars Championship Round! This is a huge milestone for the team. It’s been a big news week for the team, with Tim Blanchard announcing on Monday his new co-driver - Dale Wood will be...
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Bosch Promotion - February & March 2018

18 Apr, 2018

CoolDrive is pleased to announce the winners of the Travel Vouchers as part of the Feb/Mar Bosch promotion. The winners are: WW Auto Electrics Erindale Service Centre
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CoolDrive Co-Drive

16 Apr, 2018

Team CoolDrive have confirmed their 2018 Pirtek Endurance Cup line-up with the former Brad Jones Racing Car #21 pilot Dale Wood, returning to the stable.Wood, the 2013 Dunlop Super2 Series Champion, spent the last 4 years behind the wheel as a full-time Supercars driver and has moved across to race the #100 Polyflor Sonic Motor...
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Tasmania Sunday Recap - Symmons Plains

8 Apr, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice Four Position: 23rd – 51.4291s Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 50.6904s   Qualifying Part One Position: 15th – 51.4411s Starting P25 for today’s race Qualifying Part Two Position: N/A Qualifying Part Three Qualified: N/A Pole Position: Craig Lowndes – 50.5790s   Race Eight – 200kms / 84 Laps Finished: 16th Winner: Craig Lowndes...
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Tasmania Saturday Recap

7 Apr, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES  Practice Three Position: 25th – 51.8124s Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 50.7396   Qualifying Part One Position: 26th – 51.6511s Qualifying Part Two Position: N/A Qualifying Part Three Qualified: N/A Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen – 50.6381s   Race Seven – 120kms / 50 Laps Finished: 21st Winner: Jamie Whincup   THE WORD FROM...
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Tasmania Friday Recap

6 Apr, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice One Position: 25th – 51.8327s Fastest: Shane Van Gisbergen – 50.7894s Practice Two Position: 26th – 51.4314s Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 50.5609s   THE WORD FROM TIM   “It was a big learning day here in Tasmania. We trialled a few things with the new car and found a couple of braking...
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Tasmania Preview

5 Apr, 2018

A new qualifying format is on the agenda for the Tasmania SuperSprint event this weekend.   It will put a great emphasis on the Friday practice sessions, as these results will impact the qualifying sessions. There are three, ten minute, back to back, elimination style qualifying sessions that will work as follows.   The bottom...
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Melbourne 400 Sunday Recap

25 Mar, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Race 6 – 70km/13 Laps Finished: 21st Winner: David Reynolds   THE WORD FROM TIM With the first Formula One race of the year getting underway at Albert Park today, the Supercars wrapped up their Melbourne 400 weekend with a short and sharp 70km race this afternoon.   “It’s been a mixed weekend...
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Melbourne 400 Saturday Recap

24 Mar, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Race 4 – 70km/13 Laps Finished: 22nd Winner: Jamie Whincup Race 5 – 130km/25 Laps Finished: 11th Winner: Scott Pye   THE WORD FROM TIM   “On the out lap of our first race I noticed the Team CoolDrive Commodore had broken a header, so we really struggled during the first race to...
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Melbourne 400 Friday Recap - Albert Park Opener

23 Mar, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Qualifying – Race 5 Qualified: 21st - 1:56.6871Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:55.1576 Qualifying – Race 6 Qualified: 21st – 1:57.2643 Pole Position: Jamie Whincup – 1:55.4777 Race 3 – 130kms/25 Laps Finished: 23rd Winner: Scott McLaughlin   THE WORD FROM TIM Albert Park turned on the sunshine for today’s final qualifying sessions...
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Melbourne 400 Recap

23 Mar, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice One Position: 22nd – 1:58.1079 Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:55.4067 Practice Two Position: 22nd – 1:56.9590 Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:55.2982 Qualifying – Race 3 Qualified: 25th – 1:57.7028 Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:54.6016 Qualifying – Race 4 Qualified: 18th – 1:56.4050 Pole Position:  Jamie Whincup – 1:54.9974   THE WORD...
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Melbourne 400 Preview

22 Mar, 2018

For the first time in Australian Touring Car/Virgin Australia Supercars Championship history, teams will be racing for points at the Coates Hire Melbourne 400, as part of the massive Australian Grand Prix event.   Tim & the Team CoolDrive Commodore have arrived into Melbourne, with on track action getting underway as of Thursday. All sessions...
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New Lighting Solution from LED Autolamps Available at CoolDrive

19 Mar, 2018

Available now at CoolDrive is LED Autolamps’ new reading light, perfect for caravans and RVs.   A handy compact design, measuring just 60mm at the base, with a height of 98mm, means it’s perfect for the smallest of spaces.   What also makes this light so ideal for travellers is its 60° tilt and 360°...
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CoolDrive Now Stocking the World's Most Famous Workshop Lubricant

13 Mar, 2018

A range of maintenance products from the world famous “Water Displacement 40th attempt” Company is now available from CoolDrive stores across Australia.   More commonly known as WD-40, the products include the world-renowned multi-use lubricant in differing aerosol sizes, ranging from 300g to 425g as well as the low-odour variant in a 300g can.  ...
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CoolDrive Introduces Bosch Wiper Blades

8 Mar, 2018

Bosch wiper blades are now available from CoolDrive, including the popular Eco and Aerotwin product ranges.   “We are pleased to be expanding our Bosch product offerings with all CoolDrive branches now stocking its high quality wiper blade range,” Graeme Dyall, Product Manager - Underbody and Cooling, CoolDrive said.   “After noticing a recent trend...
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Adelaide 500 - Recap

4 Mar, 2018

TODAY'S TIMESQualifying – Race Two Position: 26th Provisional Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin Top Ten Shootout Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen Race Two – 250kms/78 Laps Finished: 23rd Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen   THE WORD FROM TIM It was a 3am finish for the Team CoolDrive crew last night, as they burned the midnight oil to...
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Adelaide 500 - Race One Recap

3 Mar, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice Three Position: 26th – 1:21.9428 Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:20.8117 Top Ten Shootout Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen Race One – 250kms/78 Laps Finished: DNF Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen   COMING UP Sunday 4th March 9:40-10:00 – Qualifying – Race Two 11:40-12:10 – Top Ten Shootout 15:20-17:20 – Race Two – 250kms/78...
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Adelaide 500 - Day One

2 Mar, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice One Position: 21st – 1:21.7646 Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:20.1622 Practice Two Position: 26th – 1:22.2389 Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:20.3567 Qualifying – Race One Position: 22nd – 1:21.1451 Fastest: Shane Van Gisbergen – 1:20.2467   COMING UP Saturday 3rd March 9:50-10:10 – Practice Three 11:55-12:25 – Top Ten Shootout 15:20-17:20 –...
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Adelaide 500 Preview

1 Mar, 2018

The 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is about to get underway in Adelaide! This weekend Tim will debut the new ZB Commodore and is looking to continue his fast pace he showed at the recent Supercars test day. The shiny, new look Team CoolDrive Supercar won’t be missed on track, with many calling it the...
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CoolDrive Named New National Distributor for Lightforce

1 Mar, 2018

CoolDrive has been appointed the new national distributor for Lightforce, further demonstrating the automotive parts distributor’s commitment to automotive lighting.   Effective as of 1 March, 2018, the entire range of Lightforce products will be available from CoolDrive’s 33 branches across Australia and New Zealand.   “We are incredibly pleased to be welcoming Lightforce to...
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Challenger Lifts Vehicle Hoists Now Available from Logicar

26 Feb, 2018

Challenger Lifts vehicle hoists are now available in Australia through Logicar, which is the sole Australian distributor for these industry-leading products out of the United States.   Logicar has been distributing hoists and workshop equipment into the Australian automotive industry for over 20 years and believes that the Challenger Lifts range is the best fit...
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CoolDrive Set to Perform with Mantic Clutches

21 Feb, 2018

Now available at CoolDrive is the Mantic range of performance clutches from Clutch Industries. Fully engineered and made in Australia specifically for performance vehicles, the Mantic range consists of high performance, modular, street and track clutches. “The Mantic range has been designed and built by qualified engineers, calling on Clutch Industries’ over 50 years of experience in...
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CoolDrive Opens Third New Zealand Branch

19 Feb, 2018

CoolDrive has increased its footprint in New Zealand with the opening of its third branch, located in Christchurch. Joining fellow CoolDrive branches in Auckland and Albany on New Zealand’s North Island, CoolDrive Christchurch is the first for the automotive aftermarket parts distributor on the South Island. Heading the team at Christchurch is Peter Connelly, National Sales Manager...
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Team CoolDrive New Livery Revealed

16 Feb, 2018

On the first official Supercars test day of 2018, Tim Blanchard has revealed his 2018 Team CoolDrive ZB Commodore. The CoolDrive reveal video, filmed at the local Albury CoolDrive shows a new take on the 2017 livery. Describing his new livery, Tim said, “I remember walking into the BJR workshop in August last year and seeing...
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CoolDrive Partners with Bosch

14 Feb, 2018

CoolDrive has expanded upon its existing relationship with Bosch, confirming that it is now a national distributor for the Bosch Blue Line brand of brakes and rotors. “We have stocked Bosch products for over 10 years across a number of our product categories and when Bosch approached us to distribute its Blue Line range, we were...
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CoolDrive 2018 Footy Tipping Competitions

5 Feb, 2018

The football season is nearly here! Join CoolDrive’s NRL & AFL tipping competitions NOW to win some great PRIZES! First Prize:  Beats Studio  Wireless  Headphones. Valued at $479.95 Second Prize: UE MEGABOOM Portable Wireless  Speaker. Valued at $329.00 Third Prize: Fitbit Charge 2. Valued at $249.95 PLUS! $50 Coles  Group  & Myer Gift Cards for...
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Christmas Opening Hours

20 Dec, 2017

Here are CoolDrive’s opening hours over Christmas:  December 2017 Monday 18th to Thursday 21st - Open normal hours Friday 22nd - Open 8:30am to 11am Christmas Day - Closed Boxing Day - Closed Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th - Open normal hours January 2018 New Year’s Day - Closed Tuesday 2nd - Resume normal business hours Operating hours may vary...
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Newcastle 500 Sunday Recap - The Finale

23 Nov, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Qualifying Qualified: 21st – 1:11.0290s // Provisional Pole Position: Mark Winterbottom – 1:10.2010sTop Ten Shootout // Pole Position: Scott McLaughlinRace 26 (95 Laps / 250kms) // Finished: 16th // Winner: Jamie Whincup THE WORD FROM TIM Newcastle provided the picture-perfect setting for the finale, and the on-track battles had everyone talking today.  The race was full of dramatic...
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Newcastle 500 Saturday Recap

23 Nov, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Qualifying // Qualified: 24th – 1:11.0797 // Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:09.9065Race 25 (95 Laps / 250kms) // Finished: 12th // Winner: Scott McLaughlin  THE WORD FROM TIM “It was a really good result for Team CoolDrive and my Brad Jones Racing stable-mates today – Tim Slade finished on the podium, Nick finished 8th and I...
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Newcastle 500 Friday Recap

22 Nov, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Practice OnePosition: 17th – 1:11.4101 // Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:10.1577Practice Two // Position: 22nd – 1:10.8276 // Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:09.5949 THE WORD FROM TIM “It was awesome to turn up at the track today and see so many fans out here, it was pretty overwhelming to see that many people out here so early,...
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Pukekohe Sunday Recap

5 Nov, 2017

TODAY'S TIMESQualifying // Qualified: 24th – 1:03.5416 // Pole Position: Jamie Whincup – 1:02.5148Race 24 – 200kms / 70 Laps // Finished: 16th // Winner: Jamie Whincup THE WORD FROM TIM The sun shined on Pukekohe today, seeing race fans turn out in droves to see the Supercars light up New Zealand for the final race day. Tim qualified in...
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Pukekohe Saturday Recap

4 Nov, 2017

TODAY'S TIMESQualifying // Qualified: 23rd // Pole Position: Cam WatersRace 23 – 200kms / 70 laps // Finished: 19th // Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen COMING UPSunday 5th November12:25 – 12:45 - Qualifying16:10 – 17:40 – Race 24 – 200kms / 70 Laps THE WORD FROM TIM Rain was always on the agenda at Pukekohe today, and with rain setting in heavily...
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