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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:10 pm 
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Ford has secured the 2008 V8 Supercar Manufacturer's Championship with Jamie Whincup on top of the podium today at the Coffee Club Challenge on the streets of Surfer's Paradise.

The eighth win at round 11 of 14 Championship events claimed the title for Ford ahead of Holden with still four hit-outs remaining.

Ford's V8 Supercar Falcon's have been the dominant force in 2008, with wins spread across three Blue Oval outfits including TeamVodafone, Ford Performance Racing and Jim Beam Racing.

"We were fairly confident that we would secure the Manufacturer's Championship before the final few rounds," said Ray Price.

"In the past it has gone down to the last round, and with an equal number of events this year it had the potential to be a much closer competition.

"Ford has a variety of strong teams and drivers, we pride ourselves on that depth, and if you look at the spread of wins this year it confirms our potential for results across the board.

"Garth Tander is the only driver who has managed a win for the red side, with three to his name."

Contributing drivers include Whincup with four round wins - one shared with Craig Lowndes at Bathurst - Mark Winterbottom who has so far claimed two, plus Will Davison and Steven Richards with one round win each.

Ford had back-to-back Manufacturer's Championship glory in 2005 and 2006 with Holden taking out last year's title.

The Blue Oval is firmly on top in 2008 and is primed to do a clean sweep on awards night by complementing its Bathurst and Manufacturer's Championship wins with a driver's title.

Whincup and Winterbottom (third on podium today) are firm contenders in the fight, currently sitting first and second on the leader board with just 75 points between them. The duo are set battle it out to the end to secure maximum glory.

"Of course we'll keep working to tip the scales in our favour, keep on the winning streak, and with the consistency we are seeing among the Falcon's there is no reason we won't keep taking the win," said Price.

"We've achieved two goals already this year with Bathurst and the Manufacturer's title, now of course we are looking to top it off with a Ford driver being number one come the Grand Finale."

Ford's V8 Supercars next hit the track at the Gulf Air 400 in Bahrain, 6-8 November, followed by Tasmania and Oran Park to finish off the season.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:37 pm 
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woohoo


be soo good to see lowndes come and kick a** to win a ford championship

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:48 pm 
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X 2 :)

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:50 pm 
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Was an awesome result for the blue oval boys, was a bit upset with the 888 pit crew denying Wincup when he requested permission for donuts. All in all a great weekend, Aussie wins Indy, Ford wins V8's. can't get any better then that :D

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Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:11 am 
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Haha did u see the look Tander gave to his crew when he was interveiwed after the 2nd race about his pitstop & where he was ment to come out on the outlap.... He was not impressed :D

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:23 pm 
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............. was a bit upset with the 888 pit crew denying Wincup when he requested permission for donuts...............
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They would of copped a fine or worse lost some points if he did - :( stupid rules !!!!!!!!

All in All it was a great weekend of racing, for once Tander didnt get infront as the Ford Boys didnt make a mistake..........

And YAY Ford won the Manufacturers Championship this year :)

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:10 pm 
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bathurst/championship wins../and now only need the championship to be won fo ford to round out a great year... awesome effort!!!!!

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:23 pm 
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Why no burnouts and / or donuts? The world is just so damn stupid sometimes? Do they think it promotes hoonish behavior in youth? Do they think it will tarnish the clean green image of motorsport? Did they just want to save their tyres for sale on E-Bay?
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Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:03 pm 
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Why no burnouts and / or donuts? The world is just so damn stupid sometimes? Do they think it promotes hoonish behavior in youth? Do they think it will tarnish the clean green image of motorsport? Did they just want to save their tyres for sale on E-Bay?


did u see what wincup did at the last round? after getting egged on by the commetators

hit the damn wall!

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:09 pm 
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Nah, missed that... Bloody hopeless at doing "doughies" is he? Ah well, I was good at motorbike racing but never got the hang of pulling wheelstands. Would like to think I could control a car well enough not to hit walls tho... Especially if I just won a race or two in 600hp V8's..........

Long live the burnout. Should have a burnout comp at the end of a few selected races. And maybe a quick drift event at Phillip Island whilst they're at it.....

THAT would bring the punters back and save the fortunes of those big Aussie car makers.
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Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:58 pm 
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So this year we got Sandown, Bathurst, manufacturers and drivers championship.

Geez holdung are having a bad run of late.



f**k it who cares.

GO FORD!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:56 pm 
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ohh i lied

got to see the end where he really lit the tyres up and did a fair few nuts :P

was waiting for the tyres to go bag too

 

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