Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
1
Points
3872
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 2.9
Average finishing Position 3.0

biography

Date of birth
10/06/1993 (Age 26)
Place of birth
Hamilton, New Zealand
Lives
Brisbane, Queensland
Status
Fiance, Karly
Outside of Racing
Karting, iRacing, road and mountain biking
Personal Vehicle
Ford Ranger
Engineer
Ludo Lacroix
Follow Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin avenged his near-miss in 2017 by securing a maiden Supercars Championship last year.

The Shell V-Power Racing driver took a season-high nine race wins and 13 poles, in his second campaign with the Ford outfit.

He ultimately came out on top in a fierce fight with fellow Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen to claim the team's first title in eight years.

Fittingly, given he carries #17, it was the 17th and last for a Ford Falcon, before this year's introduction of the Mustang.

McLaughlin hit the ground running with DJR Team Penske in 2017, winning eight races and narrowly missing out on the title.

That followed third in the championship with Garry Rogers Motorsport in 2016, the final season of its Volvo program.

The driver with the most jandal stepped up to Supercars with Rogers’ outfit as the defending Dunlop Super2 Series winner, making his solo debut just hours after winning the 2012 crown in Homebush when Alex Premat was sidelined with heatstroke.

He didn’t waste any time as a full-timer in 2013, qualifying in the ARMOR ALL Top 10 Shootout at the season opener in Adelaide and winning his first championship race on home soil in New Zealand at the third round.

McLaughlin finished 10th in his rookie season, earning the 2013 Mike Kable Young Gun Award.

But it was Adelaide 2014 that really raised his stocks, racing GRM’s new Volvo S60 Supercar with great results – and a memorable post-race interview.

He won five races, took 10 podiums and claimed 10 pole positions on his way to fifth in the standings.

McLaughlin was also awarded the coveted Barry Sheene Medal, before finishing eighth in a 2015 plagued by mechanical issues.

latest News

McLaughlin in race for fan-voted honour

Shell V-Power Racing driver nominated for Bathurst breakthrough
5 Days ago

McLaughlin nominated for coveted award

Shell V-Power Racing star recognised for stellar 2019 season
7 Days ago

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
2019 Superloop Adelaide 500 ›
Race 1 › 3 1 1
Race 2 › 1 1 1
2019 Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 ›
Race 3 › 1 1 1
Race 4 › 1 1 1
Race 5 › 1 NC 1
Race 6 › 2 1 1
2019 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 2 1 1
Race 8 › 5 4 1
2019 WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint ›
Race 9 › 1 1 1
Race 10 › 1 2 1
2019 PIRTEK Perth SuperNight ›
Race 11 › 1 2 1
Race 12 › 1 1 1
2019 Truck Assist Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 13 › 5 1 1
Race 14 › 1 1 1
2019 BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 15 › 1 1 1
Race 16 › 1 1 1
2019 Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 17 › 3 1 1
Race 18 › 2 11 1
2019 Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 19 › 1 4 1
Race 20 › 1 1 1
2019 OTR SuperSprint ›
Race 21 › 2 1 1
Race 22 › 1 1 1
2019 ITM Auckland SuperSprint ›
Race 23 › 6 4 1
Race 24 › 5 1 1
2019 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 25 › 1 1 1
2019 Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 26 › 1 3 1
2019 Penrite Oil Sandown 500 ›
Race 29 › 6 5 1
Race 30 › 25 9 1
2019 Coates Hire Newcastle 500 ›
Race 31 › 2 2 1
Race 32 › 4 4 1

Vehicle detail

Ford Mustang
ENGINE: V8
Shell V-Power Racing Team

DJR Team Penske followed its 2017 Supercars teams' championship with a hard-fought maiden title for star driver Scott McLaughlin in 2018.

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