In case you missed it: Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint

  • 24/08/2017
  • By Supercars.com
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Supercars.com takes you behind the scenes of a wild weekend in Sydney.

Heavy lifting

during the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint, in Sydney, Australia, August 19, 2017.

The trophy cabinet at Shell V-Power Racing may need reinforcing after yet another win on Saturday.

Rooster tail

Craig Lowndes of Caltex Racing during the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint,  at the Sydney Motorsport Park, Sydney, New South Wales, August 19, 2017.

Craig Lowndes took the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint a little too literally.

Inside Altima

Rick Kelly of the Nissan Motorsport during the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint,  at the Sydney Motorsport Park, Sydney, New South Wales, August 20, 2017.

A tyre explosion in Race 18 gave fans a rare look under the skin of a Nissan Altima…

during the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint, in Sydney, Australia, August 20, 2017.

Meanwhile it was all-hands-on-deck to clear the debris from the main straight.

Pitlane pranks

David Reynolds of Erebus Motorsport V8 during the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint,  at the Sydney Motorsport Park, Sydney, New South Wales, August 19, 2017.

Even moments of quiet reflection for David Reynolds…

David Reynolds of Erebus Motorsport V8 during the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint,  at the Sydney Motorsport Park, Sydney, New South Wales, August 19, 2017.

… include some unexplained quirkiness.

Wash and wax?

Jamie Whincup of Red Bull Holden Racing Team during the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint,  at the Sydney Motorsport Park, Sydney, New South Wales, August 19, 2017.

Jamie Whincup’s Holden was in need of a bit of polish after its third place finish on Saturday.

Breathing blue

Chaz Mostert of Supercheap Auto Racing during the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint,  at the Sydney Motorsport Park, Sydney, New South Wales, August 19, 2017.

Chaz Mostert put his brand allegiance where his mouth is as he signed autographs for fans.

Turn left to go right

Fabian Coulthard of DJR Team Penske during the ,  at the , , , August 19, 2017.

Lightning McQueen’s weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park didn’t exactly go to the script.

Qualifying clash

Mark Winterbottom of Prodrive Racing Australia during the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint,  at the Sydney Motorsport Park, Sydney, New South Wales, August 20, 2017.

Even qualifying proved to be a contact sport in Sydney… much to the surprise of Mark Winterbottom’s mechanics.

Kerbing enthusiasm

reynolds-tyre

Elsewhere teams were left to wonder whether driving like this…

David Reynolds of Erebus Motorsport V8 during the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint,  at the Sydney Motorsport Park, Sydney, New South Wales, August 20, 2017.

Was contributing to situations like that.

Craig’s congrats

Jamie Whincup of Red Bull Holden Racing Team during the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint,  at the Sydney Motorsport Park, Sydney, New South Wales, August 20, 2017.

Lowndes congratulating Whincup after pulling ahead on the all-time win tally will be one of the weekend’s lasting images.

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