Top shots from the 2017 Supercars season

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 24/12/2017
  • By Mark Horsburgh

With a massive 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship run and won, Supercars.com asked the championship’s official photographer Mark Horsburgh to pick a few of his favourite shots from the year.

Horsburgh travels to each event and captures the action from every angle, snapping the best part of 200,000 frames in the process.

Chaz Mostert of Supercheap Auto Racing during the Winton SuperSprint,  at the Winton Motor Raceway, Winton, Victoria, May 20, 2017.

Rain at Winton created some unique pitlane reflections, and a second Supercheap Auto Falcon.

Scott McLaughlin of DJR Team Penske during the Winton SuperSprint,  at the Winton Motor Raceway, Winton, Victoria, May 20, 2017.

In drier Winton conditions, Shell V-Power Racing's Scott McLaughlin took his third win of 2017.

Jamie Whincup of Red Bull Holden Racing Team during the Watpac Townsville 400,  at the Townsville Street Circuit, Townsville, Queensland, July 08, 2017.

Jamie Whincup had to wait until mid-year, and the trip to picturesque Townsville, for his first victory of the campaign. 

Chaz Mostert of Supercheap Auto Racing during the ,  at the , , , July 30, 2017.

Chaz Mostert shared the spotlight with the sun after winning at Queensland Raceway.

Today Hazelwood of Cool Drive Racing crashes out during the Wilson Security Sandown 500,  at the Sandown International Motor Race, Melbourne, Victoria, September 16, 2017.

Todd Hazelwood's accident at Sandown after contact from Jonathon Webb was one of the biggest of the year.

Scott McLaughlin of DJR Team Penske during the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000,  at the Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, New South Wales, October 07, 2017.

One of the first to congratulate McLaughlin on his record-breaking 2:03.8312s lap of Bathurst in the ARMOR ALL Top 10 Shootout was his childhood hero, Greg Murphy.

Scott McLaughlin of DJR Team Penske during the ,  at the , , , October 08, 2017.

David Reynolds, Mark Winterbottom and McLaughlin all headed for the same piece of road on the run to a greasy Turn 1, just moments into the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

David Reynolds and Luke Youlden of Erebus Motorsport V8 win the ,  at the , , , October 08, 2017.

But it was Reynolds and co-driver Luke Youlden making their way to the top step of the podium nearly seven-and-a-half hours later.

Shane van Gisbergen of Red Bull Holden Racing Team during the ITM Auckland SuperSprint,  at the , Pukekohe, , November 04, 2017.

Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen was fired up about winning the opening race of the weekend at Pukekohe.

Lee Holdsworth of Preston Hire Racing during the ,  at the , , , November 25, 2017.

Voted the Most Popular Driver in 2017 by Supercars fans, McLaughlin took time out to meet one on the grid in Newcastle.

Jamie Whincup of Red Bull Holden Racing Team during the ,  at the , , , November 26, 2017.

McLaughlin ultimately lost the 2017 championship in heartbreaking circumstances, while Whincup's reaction shows just how much his seventh title meant.

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