In case you missed it: Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint

  • 01/08/2017
  • By Supercars.com
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Not everything was as intense as the on-track action at the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint.

Supercars.com takes a look at the lighter side of another weekend in the Queensland sun.

Chilly Chaz

Jason Bright of Mega Racing during the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint,  at the Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, Queensland, July 29, 2017.

Chaz Mostert threw down the gauntlet on track, but was keeping them on for autographs.

Pedal power

during the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint, in Ipswich, Australia, July 29, 2017.

This young fan attended the autograph session in style.

Richie returns

Cam Waters of Prodrive Racing Australia during the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint,  at the Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, Queensland, July 29, 2017.

There was no hiding the love for Richie Stanaway at Prodrive as the Kiwi prepares for his second Pirtek Enduro Cup with the team.

Same face, different place

David Reynolds of Erebus Motorsport V8 during the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint,  at the Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, Queensland, July 28, 2017.

He may have changed teams for 2017, but nothing says the enduros are approaching like seeing Luke Youlden in the paddock.

Flexi-time

Mark Winterbottom of Prodrive Racing Australia during the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint,  at the Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, Queensland, July 28, 2017.

Mark Winterbottom relaxed while co-driver Dean Canto took to the wheel on Friday.

Where's Woody?

Dale Wood of Erebus Motorsport V8 during the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint,  at the Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, Queensland, July 28, 2017.

Turning your back on serial prankster Dale Wood is rarely a good idea.

Perfect match

Nick Percat of Brad Jones Racing during the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint,  at the Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, Queensland, July 30, 2017.

Nick Percat and Fabian Coulthard did their best to blend into the scenery.

Keeping score

Scott McLaughlin of DJR Team Penske during the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint,  at the Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, Queensland, July 29, 2017.

Dick Johnson added a number 10 to Scott McLaughlin’s Saturday ARMOR ALL Pole Award cheque…

Scott McLaughlin of DJR Team Penske during the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint,  at the Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, Queensland, July 30, 2017.

... before the driver promptly made it 11 poles for the season 24 hours later.  

No photos!

during the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint, in Ipswich, Australia, July 29, 2017.

Greg Rust found time for some tomfoolery on the grid.

Hands-free hydration

during the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint, in Ipswich, Australia, July 30, 2017.

Fabian Coulthard practiced the art of looking serious and silly at the same time.

Call 911

during the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint, in Ipswich, Australia, July 30, 2017.

There’s no mistaking which company sponsors the Porsche Safety Car, inside or out.

Jump in, Chaz

during the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint, in Ipswich, Australia, July 30, 2017.

The trophies seemed bigger than ever at Ipswich.

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