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SUPERCARS AUSTRALIA PARTNERS WITH WESTPAC RESCUE HELICOPTER SERVICE

Following its successful debut in 2017, Supercars Australia has raced to sign up the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service as its official charity partner once again. Drivers Michael Caruso and Cam Waters were on hand for the announcement, do their best on the chopper’s flight simulator. The inaugural Newcastle 500 raised more than $30,000 for the iconic rescue service. Note: no audio

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JAMIE WHINCUP’S POST- RACE CELEBRATIONS

It’s not every day you claim a record breaking seventh Supercars championship. After writing his name in the history books, Jamie Whincup celebrated with a quick dip. “I was looking at the harbour all week thinking if good things happen this weekend I want to get in the harbour” While he has no regrets about his harbour splash… his post-race celebrations is another story. ” they told me that it may not be the most hygenic thing getting in the fountain outside of Customs and I think I was the only sober person to do it as well – that’s one for the scrapbook” Audio in parts

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SPECTATORS INJURED AS PART OF A TYRE JUMPS SUPERCARS FENCE

Part of a tyre from a racing car has jumped a safety fence and injured two spectators at the Newcastle Supercars event. The incident happened just after 9am this morning in the qualifying of the V8 Ute series. The tyre dislodged from Ryal Harris’ ute and bounced over the fence during a collision with Matt Griffin’s Holden, on the Nobbys Road part of the track​. Supercars has release a statement saying two spectators, one male and one female, were taken to a trackside medical centre with minor knee and ankle injuries. Supercars says incidents of this nature are rare and the safety of competitors and spectators remains paramount.

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