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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 in Christchurch

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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Pukekohe Friday Recap

3 Nov, 2017

TODAY'S TIMESPractice One // Position: 22nd – 1:03.7807 // Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:02.7153Practice Two // Position: 23rd – 1:03.6288 // Fastest: Cam Waters – 1:02.5623 COMING UPSaturday 4th November12:25 – 12:45 - Qualifying16:10 – 17:40 – Race 23 – 200kms / 70 lapsSunday 5th November12:25 – 12:45 - Qualifying16:10 – 17:40 – Race 24 – 200kms / 70 Laps THE...
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Pukekohe Preview

2 Nov, 2017

TRACK TIMES (NZ - Local Times)Friday 3rd November11:15 – 11:55 – Practice One15:10 – 15:50 – Practice TwoSaturday 4th November12:25 – 12:45 - Qualifying16:10 – 17:40 – Race 23 – 200kms / 70 lapsSunday 5th November12:25 – 12:45 - Qualifying16:10 – 17:40 – Race 24 – 200kms / 70 Laps FAST FACTS - Track Length –...
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GC 600 Sunday Recap - Enduro Cup Ends

22 Oct, 2017

TODAY'S TIMES QualifyingQualified: 24th – 1:11.8879Provisional Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen – 1:10.3701Top Ten ShootoutPole Position: Shane Van GisbergenRace 22 – 300kms / 102 LapsFinished: 20thWinner: Scott McLaughlin & Alex Premat THE WORD FROM TODD “It was a tough day in the office. We had to suffer an extra pit stop with a mechanical black flag...
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GC 600 Saturday Recap

21 Oct, 2017

TODAY'S TIMES QualifyingQualified: 20th – 1:23.8023Pole Position: Chaz Mostert – 1:21.5486Race 21 – 300kms / 102 LapsFinished: 15thWinner: Chaz Mostert & Steve Owen THE WORD FROM TIM “We had pretty good pace today in the wet, the Team CoolDrive really performed when Todd and I needed it to. Getting a black flag for a door not...
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GC 600 Friday Recap

20 Oct, 2017

Practice One // Position: 22nd – 1:12.5961 // Fastest: Chaz Mostert – 1:11.0597Practice Two (Co-Drivers) // Position: 26th – 1:13.2919 // Fastest: Paul Dumbrell – 1:11.1445Practice Three // Position: 24th – 1:11.6767 // Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:09.9179 THE WORD FROM TIM “The Gold Coast circuit is pretty tough on both car and driver, you’re dealing with heat one day,...
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GC 600 Preview

17 Oct, 2017

TRACK TIMESFriday 20th October10:55 – 11:25 – Practice One14:00 – 14:30 – Practice Two16:55 – 17:25 – Practice ThreeSaturday 21st October11:20 – 11:40 – Qualifying14:25 – 16:50 – Race 21 – 300kms / 102 LapsSunday 22nd October9:45 – 10:05 – Qualifying11:40 – 12:05 – Top Ten Shootout14:25 - 16:50 – Race 22 – 300kms /...
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Bathurst Sunday Recap - Tough Conditions

8 Oct, 2017

THE RESULT - Bathurst 1000 / 161 LapsFinished: 12thWinner: David Reynolds / Luke Youlden2nd : Scott Pye / Warren Luff3rd : Fabian Coulthard / Tony D’Alberto THE WORD FROM TIM / TODDThe conditions were trying at Bathurst, with rain setting in for most of the day. Tim got off to a great start, but soon after...
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Bathurst Saturday Recap - All Set for the Great Race

7 Oct, 2017

TODAY'S TIMES Practice Six – All Drivers // Position: 20 – 2:07.0096 // Fastest: David Reynolds/Luke Youlden: 2:04.9948 Today’s final practice session gave the team a chance to finetune the CoolDrive Commodore and prepare Tim Blanchard and Todd Hazelwood for the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. THE WORD FROM TIM Tim: “We concentrated today on our race setup – with...
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Bathurst Friday Recap - Qualifying for the Great Race

6 Oct, 2017

TODAY'S TIMES Practice Four – Co-Drivers // Position: 6 – 2:05.8204 // Fastest: Dean Canto – 2:05.3368Practice Five – All Drivers // Position: 22 – 2:06.1468 // Fastest: Scott Mclaughlin - 2:04.1470Qualifying // Qualified: 24 – 2:05.9703 // Provisional Pole Position: Scott Mclaughlin – 2:04.2254 Tim Blanchard and Todd Hazelwood will start the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 from 24th after this afternoon’s...
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Bathurst Thursday Recap - Getting Comfortable

5 Oct, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Practice One – All DriversPosition: 21st – 2:07.6976Fastest: Chaz Mostert – 2:06.3033Practice Two – Co-DriversPosition: 15th – 2:07.7163Fastest: Dean Canto – 2:06.3268Practice Three – All DriversPosition: 22nd – 2:07.0877Fastest: David Reynolds – 2:05.0932 THE WORD FROM TODD “The first hit out today was promising, the CoolDrive Commodore has good pace, we just struggled a...
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Team CoolDrive Bathurst Preview

5 Oct, 2017

TRACK TIMES Thursday 5th October9:45 - 10:45 – Practice One – All Drivers12:35 - 13:35 – Practice Two – Co-Drivers14:45 - 15:45 – Practice Three – All DriversFriday 6th October8:45 - 9:45 – Practice Four – Co-Drivers11:40 - 12:40 – Practice Five – All Drivers15:50 - 16:30 – QualifyingSaturday 7th October10:10 - 11:10 – Practice...
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CoolDrive Opens 30th Branch

5 Oct, 2017

CoolDrive has opened its landmark 30th branch, at Ashmore on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Headed by Manager Jeff Brassington, the well-located new CoolDrive facility features a modern showroom and offices, supporting an 800sq metre warehouse which carries an extensive inventory.“Reaching our 30th branch is an absolute landmark for the business,” CoolDrive’s General Manager of Marketing Tim Blanchard...
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CoolDrive Taken Over with AFL Grand Final Fever

28 Sep, 2017

The Melbourne branch of CoolDrive really got into the swing of the Grand Final coming up on Saturday. Here is our own Bruce Tempany (87 games for Richmond, ’77 to ’84, played half back in the ’82 Grand Final, broken arm against Peter McConville of Carlton) with original Crows supporter David Heydrich (Category Manager Accessories,...
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Sandown 500 Saturday Recap - 260km Devastation

16 Sep, 2017

TODAY'S TIMES Practice Four - Position: 21st – 1:12.1377 // Fastest: Michael Caruso – 1:10.1714Qualifying - Qualified: 23rd – 1:09.3954 // Provisional Pole Position: David Reynolds – 1:08.5791Race for the Grid – 60kms (Co-Driver Race) - Started: 23rd // Finished: DNF // Winner: Luke Youlden – Erebus Penrite Racing THE RECAPToday ended in a 260km/ph devastation for Team CoolDrive, when Todd Hazelwood was...
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Sandown 500 Friday Recap

15 Sep, 2017

TODAY'S TIMES Practice One – Todd Hazelwood // Position: 9th – 1:10.0014 //Fastest: Dean Fiore – 1:09.6440Practice Two – Tim Blanchard // Position: 22nd – 1:23.5000 // Fastest: Rick Kelly – 1:20.5047Practice Three – Todd Hazelwood // Position: 13th – 1:22.3272 // Fastest: Tony D’Alberto – 1:20.9755 COMING UP Saturday 16th September9:20 – 9:35 – Practice Four10:50 – 11:10...
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Sandown 500 Preview

14 Sep, 2017

TRACK TIMES Friday 15th September11:15 – 11:45 – Practice One (Co-Drivers Only)13:35 – 14:05 – Practice Two16:10 – 16:40 – Practice Three (Co-Drivers Only)Saturday 16th September9:20 – 9:35 – Practice Four10:50 – 11:10 – Qualifying13:45 – 14:20 – Race for the Grid – 60kms (Co-Driver Race)16:15-16:50 – Race for the Grid – 60kms (Main Driver...
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BJR's Beechey Revival for Sandown

7 Sep, 2017

Brothers Brad and Kim Jones are thrilled to reveal their 3-car Norm Beechey Tribute ahead of the Sandown 500 ‘Retro Round’. Supercars Hall of Famer Norm Beechey contested in the Australian Touring Car Championship from 1963 to 1972, which consisted of 31 ATCC rounds and 26 races. Of those he won 7 races and the...
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REDARC's Rollover Sensor for Trucks Reduces Risk of Fire

5 Sep, 2017

Developed to maximise safety in the event of a roll-over truck accident, the new REDARC Roll Over Sensor (ROS) is now available from CoolDrive branches Australia-wide. Meeting the latest legislative requirements for roll-over sensing, the REDARC ROS1224 triggers the vehicle’s battery master isolation switch when an imminent accident is detected, cutting power to the truck’s electrical system.Risk...
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Gabriel Ultra 4WD Shockers from CoolDrive

31 Aug, 2017

Gabriel has introduced a new range of Ultra Plus Off Road gas shock absorbers for the 4WD market and they’re now available from CoolDrive. Designed to fit most popular 4WD wagons, utes and cab chassis on the Australian market, the Gabriel Ultra Plus Off Road shockers are available in original-equipment specification or for a 50mm lift. Built...
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CoolDrive Expands with Logicar Parts Acquisition & Equipment Joint Venture

28 Aug, 2017

CoolDrive has further expanded its operations in automotive parts with the acquisition of Logicar’s engine management spare parts business, effective 2 October. And at the same time, CoolDrive has acquired a 50 percent stake in the remaining Logicar Equipment and ECU reconditioning business, which will continue to operate as a separate entity in a joint-venture between...
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Supporting Orphanages by John Blanchard CEO

25 Aug, 2017

For many years now, CoolDrive has donated money to two children’s orphanages at Christmas, on behalf of our customers and ourselves. Instead of sending Christmas cards to customers we feel the high cost of postage these days this is a better option. In April, my wife, Eunice and I decided to visit one of these...
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Sydney Motorsport Park Sunday Recap - Epic Weekend for Team CoolDrive

20 Aug, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Qualifying - Qualified: 23rd – 1:29.6305s // Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:28.2259sRace 18 – 200kms / 52 Laps - Finished: 13th // Winner: Jamie Whincup THE WORD FROM TIM “It’s been a really solid weekend for Team CoolDrive. We’ve had a couple of bad weekends earlier this year so to come away with a 10th and...
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Sydney Motorsport Park Saturday Recap - Season Best Result for Blanchard

19 Aug, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Practice Three - Position: 12th – 1:29.6491 // Fastest: Michael Caruso – 1:28.8603Qualifying - Qualified: 23rd – 1:29.6952 // Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:28.3209 Race 17 – 120kms / 31 Laps - Finished: 11th // Winner: Fabian Coulthard THE WORD FROM TIM Today Tim Blanchard scored his best ever Sydney Motorsport Park result and his best result of the...
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Sydney Motorsport Park Friday Recap

18 Aug, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Practice One - Position: 13th – 1:31.0141 // Fastest: Michael Caruso – 1:29.9643Practice Two - Position: 21st – 1:30.3785 // Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:28.8500 THE WORD FROM TIM “The BJR cars are typically strong here at Sydney Motorsport Park. They are suited to the long sweeping bends and have good stability in those long corners, which is...
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Sydney Motorsport Park Preview

17 Aug, 2017

TRACK TIMES Friday 18th August12:50 – 13:35 – Practice One15:30 – 16:15 – Practice TwoSaturday 19th August11:25 – 12:10 – Practice Three13:35 – 13:50 – Qualifying16:25 – Race 17 – 120kms / 31 LapsSunday 20th August11:00 – 11:20 – Qualifying14:00 – Race 18 – 200kms / 52 Laps FAST FACTS - Track Length – 3.905km //...
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Firebox Fire Extinguishers

15 Aug, 2017

FIRE YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE ! ! ! ! ! ! Fire in Vehicles, Fire in the Garage, Fire in the home it is everyone’s worst nightma Damage or complete loss of expensive vehicles, electrical tools in the garage and may even cost of a total kitchen refurb could have been minimised or completely avoided. At...
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New Darwin Branch Opens in Style

14 Aug, 2017

CoolDrive Darwin unofficially opened its relocated branch in style in mid-June with a ‘Trade Show’ that saw Supercar driver Tim Blanchard and his CoolDrive Racing Commodore making a special guest appearance. Both were in town for the Supercars round at Hidden Valley, making it the ideal opportunity to celebrate the Darwin branch’s much-needed relocation to larger...
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FNQ Stars for CoolDrive

11 Aug, 2017

Far North Queensland has trumped the rest of Australasia in the annual CoolDrive Branch of the Year Awards. Big winners were CoolDrive Townsville, which won the annual W.J. Blanchard Branch of the Year award for branches with turnover greater than $5 million, beating the Acacia Ridge (Brisbane) branch into second place. And CoolDrive Cairns, which won the...
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CoolDrive Celebrates 40 Years in Business

10 Aug, 2017

CoolDrive marked four decades in business with a celebratory dinner in Melbourne late July. Attended by 250 industry luminaries, suppliers, key staff past and present, branch managers and special guests, the evening at the iconic Zinc restaurant at Federation Square included CoolDrive’s annual Branch Manager awards presentation. Hosted by Nine Network television personality Brodie Harper, the CoolDrive...
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CoolDrive launches Permatex Gasket, Sealing & Adhesive products

7 Aug, 2017

CoolDrive is excited to introduce quality Permatex products to the ever expanding range of workshop repair solutions. Permatex is a leading global manufacturer of premium chemical products specifically developed for the automotive, heavy duty and marine maintenance repair markets. Automotive enthusiasts, professional technicians and industries alike enjoy the product depth that Permatex offers under numerous...
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CoolDrive Catalogue Sheds Light

3 Aug, 2017

Such has been the expansion of CoolDrive’s automotive lighting product offerings that the parts distribution giant has now published a specific catalogue.   The CoolDrive Lighting Catalogue has over 700 pages of all things in automotive lighting, and follows on from last year’s Electrical Accessories Catalogue.   “Not so long ago our electrical accessories and...
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Now Available Genuine Valeo Replacement Clutch Kits

1 Aug, 2017

CoolDrive now stocks Genuine Valeo replacement clutch kits for popular European light commercial and passenger vehicles, including VALEO DUAL MASS  REPLACEMENT (DMR)  KITS. “Replace the Flywheel once and for all with the Valeo DMR Kit!” Good Reasons to choose Valeo Dual Mass Replacement Kit. 1. Reliability: DMR kits are extremely reliable solution corresponding to the highest...
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CoolDrive Darwin has Moved

31 Jul, 2017

As of Monday the 31st July 2017 CoolDrive Darwin will be located at 24 Jessop Crescent, Berrimah NT 0828. Phone: (08) 8944 3200
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Ipswich Sunday Recap

30 Jul, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Qualifying - Qualified: 20th – 1:09.3008s // Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:08.4208sRace Sixteen – 200kms / 65 Laps - Finished: 17th //  Winner: Chaz Mostert  THE WORD FROM TIM “We had a smoother race today and got a better result than yesterday. The strategy worked well and we were able to jump a few car...
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Ipswich Saturday Recap

29 Jul, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Practice Three - Position: 13th – 1:09.4399s // Fastest: Tim Slade – 1:08.9768sQualifying - Qualified: 22nd – 1:09.4598s // Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:08.8167sRace Fifteen – 120kms / 39 Laps - Finished: 21st // Winner: Scott McLaughlin  THE WORD FROM TIM “We had a good a great start to todays’ race and the first few laps were...
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Ipswich Friday Recap

28 Jul, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Additional Driver Practice – Todd Hazelwood // Position: 1st – 1:09.7530sPractice One - Position: 23rd – 1:10.2714s // Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:09.5760sPractice Two - Position: 25th – 1:09.9892s // Fastest: Chaz Mostert – 1:08.9960s THE WORD FROM CO-DRIVER TODD HAZELWOOD“I really enjoyed my time in the Team CoolDrive Commodore today, it was like the...
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CoolDrive Canberra is Moving Up the Road

10 Jul, 2017

As of Monday the 10th July 2017 CoolDrive Canberra is moving to their NEW location just up the road at Unit 1, 126-128 Gladstone St, Fyshwick ACT 2609. Phone: (02) 6280 4755
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Townsville Sunday Recap

9 Jul, 2017

TODAY'S TIMESQualifying - Position: 23rd – 1m13.0976 // Provisional Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1m12.0307Top Ten Shootout - Winner: Scott McLaughlinRace 14 – 200kms / 70 Laps - Finished: 20th // Winner: Jamie Whincup THE WORD FROM TIM “20th wasn’t the result we were looking for today. We didn’t get the cars in the window we would have liked...
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Townsville Saturday Recap

8 Jul, 2017

TODAY'S TIMESQualifying - Position: 23rd – 1m13.2050 // Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin 1m12.0731Race 13 – 200kms / 70 Laps - Finished: 16th // Winner: Scott McLaughlin  THE WORD FROM TIM Tim was disappointed with today’s qualifying efforts, as he and Team CoolDrive found themselves searching for more car speed. The cars qualifying setup needed to be more aggressive...
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Townsville Friday Recap

7 Jul, 2017

TODAY'S TIMESPractice One - Position: 24th – 1m14.2944 // Fastest: David Reynolds – 1m12.8920Practice Two - Position: 20th – 1m13.0081 // Fastest: Chaz Mostert – 1m12.3648 THE WORD FROM TIM “With the hot conditions here this weekend you can expect the tyres to drop off a little more than usual. With 2 x 200 kilometre races on...
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Townsville Preview

6 Jul, 2017

TRACK TIMES Friday 7th July12:10 - 12:50 – Practice One15:05 - 15:45 – Practice TwoSaturday 8th July12:30 - 12:50 – Qualifying13:30 - 13:50 – Drivers Parade16:10 - 17:50 – Race 13 – 200kms / 70 LapsSunday 9th July10:55 - 11:15 – Qualifying13:15 - 13:40 – Top Ten Shootout16:10 - 17:50 – Race 14 – 200kms...
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Team CoolDrive Confirm Enduro Lineup

22 Jun, 2017

Brad Jones Racing are excited to confirm their driver pairings for the upcoming 2017 Pirtek Endurance Cup.After a brilliant performance in the 2016 Endurance Cup races, notably the Bathurst 1000, Ash Walsh will again be behind the wheel of the Freightliner Racing Commodore with Tim Slade for the duo’s second year together. Ash currently sits...
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Darwin Sunday Recap

18 Jun, 2017

TODAY'S TIMESQualifying - Qualified: 23rd – 1:06.4279 // Provisional Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:05.6806Top Ten Shootout // Pole Position: Scott McLaughlinRace 12 – 200kms / 70 Laps - Finished: 21st // Winner: Scott McLaughlin THE WORD FROM TIM “Hidden Valley was just as hot as it was yesterday but car was totally different to drive. It didn’t get us near...
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Darwin Saturday Recap - Best Result of the Season

17 Jun, 2017

TODAY'S TIMESPractice Three - Position: 13th – 1:06.1355 // Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:05.5635Qualifying - Qualified: 14th – 1:06.1452 // Pole Position: Rick Kelly – 1:05.7114Race 11 – 120kms / 42 Laps - Finished: 12th // Winner: Fabian Coulthard THE WORD FROM TIM Tim was close to his best Hidden Valley qualifying effort (13th) today, when he brought the Team CoolDrive Commodore...
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Darwin Friday Recap

16 Jun, 2017

TODAY'S TIMESPractice One - Position: 23rd – 1:07.3920 // Fastest: Rick Kelly – 1:06.5061Practice Two - Position: 20th – 1:06.8639 // Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:06.0360 THE WORD FROM TIM “We struggled a little bit with understeer today but we worked on improving our setup and I feel like we are getting there. Racing on the new SuperSoft tyre is...
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Darwin Preview

15 Jun, 2017

TRACK TIMES (NT - Local Times)Friday 16th June12:10 - 12:55 – Practice One15:00 - 15:45 – Practice TwoSaturday 17th June9:25 - 10:10 – Practice Three12:45 - 12:55 – Drivers Parade13:50 - 14:05 – Qualifying16:15 - 17:15 – Race 11 – 120kms / 42 LapsSunday 18th June8:20 - 9:05 – True Colour Track Walk9:40 - 10:00...
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40th Anniversary Sale Part 3

1 Jun, 2017

For all your 40th Anniversary Sale Part 3 requirements, contact your nearest branch.
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CoolDrive Launceston is Moving Across Town

29 May, 2017

As of Monday 29th May 2017 CoolDrive Launceston is moving from 3 Wilson Street, South Launceston to their NEW location at Unit 3, 2 -12 Montague Street, Invermay. Phone: (03) 6331 0533
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Winton Sunday Recap

21 May, 2017

TODAY'S TIMES Qualifying - Qualified: 18th – 1m19.9367s // Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1m19.0721s Race Ten – 67 Laps / 200kms - Finished: 22nd // Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen   THE WORD FROM TIM Times improved in qualifying today, with Tim cracking the 1m19 bracket to qualify less than a second off pole sitter Scott...
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Winton Saturday Recap

20 May, 2017

TODAY' S TIMESPractice Three - Position: 19th – 1m20.6678s // Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1m19.5923s Qualifying - Qualified: 22nd – 1m20.3995s // Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1m19.3807s Race Nine – 40 Laps / 120kms - Finished: 18th // Winner: Scott McLaughlin   THE WORD FROM TIM “We had a reasonable day but didn’t maximise our potential in qualifying....
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Winton Friday Recap

19 May, 2017

TODAY'S TIMESAdditional Drivers Practice – Todd Hazelwood - Finished: 19th – 1:47.7965s // Fastest: Shae Davies – 1:45.7595sPractice One - Finished: 20th – 1:45.5605s // Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:43.3667sPractice Two - Finished: 23rd – 1m32.8801s // Fastest: Nick Percat – 1m28.1050s   THE WORD FROM TIM “The first session at Winton today was the additional driver...
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Winton Preview

18 May, 2017

TRACK TIMES Friday 19th May10:50 - 11:20 – Additional Drivers Practice12:35 - 13:20 – Practice One14:40 - 15:25 – Practice TwoSaturday 20th May10:50 - 11:35 – Practice Three13:25 - 13:40 – Qualifying16:00 - 17:10 – Race Nine – 40 Laps / 120kmsSunday 21st May11:00 - 11:20 – Qualifying13:45 - 15:35 - Race Ten – 67...
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Perth SuperSprint Sunday Recap

7 May, 2017

TODAY’S RESULTS Qualifying - Qualified: 24th // Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin Race Eight - Finished: 23rd // Winner: Scott McLaughlin   THE WORD FROM TIM Tim went in today’s 200kms with a tyre advantage. After the car struggled in yesterday’s race, the team opted to keep Tim’s green tyres for today’s race. This means he...
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Perth SuperSprint Friday Recap

5 May, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Practice One - Position: 17th – 56.6466s // Fastest: Garth Tander – 55.6459s Practice Two - Position: 16th – 55.7012s // Fastest: Shane Van Gisbergen – 54.7762s   THE WORD FROM TIM “It was a good day for us. It was close in the times, and a lot of teams were focusing on...
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Perth SuperSprint Preview

4 May, 2017

TRACK TIMES Friday 5th May 12:00 – 12:45 – Practice One 14:35 – 15:20 – Practice Two Saturday 6th May 9:15 – 10:00 – Practice Three 11:55 – 12:10 – Qualifying 14:45 – 15:45 – Race Seven / 120kms Sunday 7th May 10:55 – 11:15 – Qualifying 14:15 – 15:45 – Race Eight / 200kms...
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40th Anniversary Sale Part 2

1 May, 2017

For all your 40th Anniversary Sale Part 2 requirements, contact your nearest branch.
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Phillip Island SuperSprint Sunday Recap

23 Apr, 2017

TODAY’S RESULTS Qualifying - Qualified: 24th // Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin Race Six - Finished: 15th // Winner: Chaz Mostert   THE WORD FROM TIM “We were conservative for the first 10-15 laps in the race and watching our tyres to ensure we lasted the distance. From where we started it was a good improvement....
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Phillip Island SuperSprint Saturday Recap

22 Apr, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Qualifying - Qualified: 24th // Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin Race Five / 250kms - Finished: 15th // Winner: Fabian Coulthard    THE WORD FROM TIM Today’s race at Phillip Island provided plenty of action. Tim did a brilliant job to avoid the lap one drama and jump forward through the field. He was...
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Phillip Island SuperSprint Friday Recap

21 Apr, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Friday 21st April Practice One - Position: 24th – 1m32.8381s // Fastest: David Reynolds – 1m30.8476 Practice Two - Position: 23rd – 1m31.9628s // Fastest: Chaz Mostert – 1m29.5747   THE WORD FROM TIM “We didn’t get a good run on the green tyres today. If we can unlock a fast one lap...
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Phillip Island SuperSprint Preview

20 Apr, 2017

TRACK TIMES Friday 21st April 12:30 – 13:10 – Practice One 15:15 – 15:55 – Practice Two Saturday 22nd April 12:45 – 13:05 – Qualifying 15:45 – 17:25 – Race Five / 250kms Sunday 23rd April 10:50 – 11:10 – Qualifying 13:50 – 15:30 – Race Six / 250kms   MEET TIM Saturday 22nd April...
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Tasmania SuperSprint Sunday Recap

9 Apr, 2017

TRACK TIMES Qualifying - Qualified: 21st // Pole position: Jamie Whincup Race Four - Finished: DNF // Winner: Fabian Coulthard   THE WORD FROM TIM Team CoolDrive worked until 3am this morning to repair Tim’s car for today’s final 200km race in Tasmania. It was a stellar feat for the team, as 4 of the...
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Tasmania SuperSprint Saturday Recap

8 Apr, 2017

TRACK TIMES Practice Three – Position: 20th – 52.6024 // Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 51.6333s Qualifying – Qualified: 15th // Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin Race Three – 120kms / 50 Laps – Finished: DNF // Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen THE WORD FROM TIM Supercars declared today’s race a $5 million dollar damage bill after 11...
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Tasmania SuperSprint Friday Recap

7 Apr, 2017

TRACK TIMES Practice One Position: 26th – 53.0955s // Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 50.9455s Practice Two Position: 23rd – 51.5794s // Fastest: Shane Van Gisbergen – 50.8008s THE WORD FROM TIM “Had a brake issue in the first session this morning which isn’t an ideal start to the weekend, we didn’t get a lot of...
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40th Anniversary Sale

30 Mar, 2017

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Australian Grand Prix Sunday Recap

26 Mar, 2017

TRACK TIMES Race Four - Finished: DNF // Winner: Chaz Mostert   THE WORD FROM TIM Race 4 ended early for Tim. He was turned around on lap one and sustained damaged to the front and rear of the car. After pitting for a new front left tyre, Tim resumed the race. However the car...
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Australian Grand Prix Friday Recap

24 Mar, 2017

TRACK TIMES Race One - Finished: 17th // Winner: Scott McLaughlin Race Two - Finished: 17th // Winner: Fabian Coulthard   THE WORD FROM TIM “Not an ideal day for us. I think the car had really good pace today but we were on the receiving end of some ambitious passing moves from a few...
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Australian Grand Prix Thursday Recap

23 Mar, 2017

TODAY’S TIMES Practice One  Position – 13th  – 1m57.2394 // Fastest: Fabian Coulthard – 1m55.4910 Qualifying – Race OneQualified: 13th – 1m55.7340 // Pole Position: Fabian Coulthard – 1m54.3972 Qualifying - Race TwoQualified: 18th – 1m56.1489 // Pole Position: Fabian Coulthard – 1m54.8949 Qualifying - Race ThreeQualified: 15th – 1m56.0804 // Pole Position: Fabian Coulthard...
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Team CoolDrive Australian Grand Prix Preview

22 Mar, 2017

TRACK TIMES Thursday 23rd March 12:50 – 13:20 – Practice One 17:00 – 17:10 – Qualifying – Race One 17:20 – 17:30 – Qualifying – Race Two 17:45 – 17:55 – Qualifying – Race Three 18:05 – 18:15 – Qualifying – Race Four Friday 24th March 13:50 – 14:20 – Race One 17:50 – 18:20...
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Clipsal 500 Sunday

5 Mar, 2017

TODAY'S TIMES Qualifying – Position: 23rd // Provisional Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen Top Ten Shootout – Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen Race Two – Finished: 21st // Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen   THE WORD FROM TIM ”Obviously not the day we were hoping for but we got through the day with a straight car...
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