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Timken Racing
25 NOV 2018
The final charge
With the sun shining for the final day of racing, Newcastle set the stage for the championship decider and fans were set for another nail-biting day of Supercars action.

The Timken Racing team worked well into the night to replace the drivers' side of Nick's Supercar after his horror run in with Fabian Coulthard during yesterday's penultimate race of the championship. With the Timken Supercar looking like new, Nick was on track for this mornings' qualifying session, and after the 20-minute hit-out he was set to start the final race of the year in 13th position.

The team opted to mix up today's race strategy for Nick; and had him complete his first pit stop on lap 15. He was in 11th before the stop and re-joined 19th. By lap 47 Nick had moved up to 6th when he returned to pit lane for his second stop of the day. The team had Nick pit again for a third and final stop on lap 73 for a fresher set of tyres and the final splash of fuel. Nick re-joined in 18th, and the aim from here was to push for the 21 laps until the end. Nick charged through the field to finish in 12th.

Nick finished the 2018 Supercar Championship in 11th, and he and team-mate Tim Slade secured 6th in the teams' championship.

Scott McLaughlin was declared the 2018 Supercars Champion; his first ever championship title.

"It's been a solid year for the team. Today's final charge shows we've got good pace and can get fight when we need to."

"When you look at this time last year, we headed into this round in 21st position in the championship, this time around we've headed here in 10th, and solidified that to finish the season strong. We've had a few random things that haven't gone our way this year, so I know we can do better again next year."

"There is no doubt the team are committed to winning and that's all we want to do. The guys and girls have done a great job this year and I can't thank them enough for all their hard work."
14 Jun - 16 Jun 2019
Practice 1
Days Hours Mins Secs
  • Friday
    • Practice 1 45 Minutes 12:00 - 12:45
    • Practice 2 45 Minutes 15:10 - 15:55
  • Saturday
    • Practice 3 45 Minutes 10:50 - 11:35
    • Qualifying Race 15 15 Minutes 13:05 - 13:20
    • Race 15 42 Laps 16:15 - 17:15
  • Sunday
    • Qualifying Race 16 20 Minutes 09:25 - 09:45
    • Shootout 30 Minutes 10:45 - 11:15
    • Race 16 70 Laps 13:30 - 15:05

Should Supercars change the kerb strike technology?
Yes - invest in better technology used in other categories
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Supercar Drivers Championship
1 Scott McLaughlin Ford 1646  
2 Fabian Coulthard Ford 1402  
3 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden 1257  
4 David Reynolds Holden 1220  
5 Jamie Whincup Holden 1168  
Supercar Teams Championship
1 DJR Team Penske 3048  
2 Triple Eight Race Engineering 2425  
3 Erebus Motorsport 2063  
4 Tickford Racing (5/55) 2036  
5 Brad Jones Racing (8/14) 2029  
Supercar Manufacturer Championship
1 Ford 13
2 Holden 1
3 Nissan 0
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