V8 Insiders Archive

Show 222 – Futurama.
Tony Schebeci (SEN) and Lachlan Mansell (Motor Sport News) look at where the V8 Supercars could be heading in 3 – 5 – 10 years. On a special White Flag Lap, Adam Perry talks about the Car of the Future project.

Show 221 – The wait begins – John Crennan joins Kelly Racing.
Andrew Clarke (P101) and Richard Crahill (SBS Speedweek) discuss the Car of the Future, the 9 Week Break and Clipsal 500 Management. On this weeks white flag lap, John Crennan.

Show 220 – Townsville Wrap
Chris Jewel (V8SA) and Briar Gunther (V8X/Big Pond Sport) look at the action from the Townsville 400. On this weeks white flag lap, Steven Chopping v8 Supercars chief steward explain the Courtney-Johnson ruling.

Show 219 – Townsville Preview
Peter Norton (Inside Motor Sport) and Grant Rowley (Speedcafe.com.au) look at the last round before the official break in the Championship.

Show 218 – Courtney Slams FPR and AGP 500
Neville Wilkinson (V8X) and John Bannon (Auto Action) look at James Courtney thoughts on the under performance of FPR and Is the media being too soft on HRT, Also on how V8SA are getting serious about the Australian F1 GP.

how 217 – Hidden Valley Wrap.
Chris Jewel (V8SA) and Tony Whitlock (Racefax) look back at the Darwin round of the Championship and the problem with tyres.

Show 216 – Is the Format Right?
Mark Fogarty (Auto Acton) and Lachlan Mansell (eNews) preview Darwin and look at the racing formats.

Show 215 – Car of the Future.
Briar Gunther (V8X / Big Pond Sports) and Richard Crahill (SBS Speedweek) look at the car of the future and the Season So Far.

Show 214 – New Cam Shafts.
Briony Ingerson (V8TV) and Tony Schebeci (SEN) look at the V8 Supercar testing and the new Cam Shaft.

Show 213 – Triple 8 goes to Perth.
Neville Wilkinson (V8X) and Andrew Clarke (P101) look at the WA cancellation and V8 Supercars Western Future. Dean Canto and Luke Youlden talk about their careers and new work venture on the white flag lap.

Show 212 – Winton Review.
Luke West (V8X/ XXXXpert) and Tony Whitlock (Racefax) look back at the Winton Round of the Championship. Craig Lowdnes says he likes the new enduro rules and James Courtney is the new Championship leader.

Show 211 – Winton Preview.
Alan Edwards (Big Pond Sport/ Motor Sport Legends) and Peter Norton (Inside Motor Sport) preview the Winton Sprint tyres Event and look at the Fujitsu Series. We hear from James Courtney throught the time machine with his life in 1998 and today.

Show 210 – Ipswich 300 Review.
Dylan Campbell (Auto Action) and John Bannon (Auto Action) look back at an eventful Queensland Raceway event. Martin Whitaker the new V8 Supercar CEO tells us about his first 10 days in the hotseat.

Show 209 – Gold Coast 600 Launched – Ipswich 300 Preview.
Peter Norton (Inside Motor Sport) and Lachlan Mansell (Chequered Flag Media) preview the Ipswich 300 and look at the Launch and Driver Line up for the Gold Coast 600.

Show 208 – New Zealand Wrap – V8TV’s future
Neville Wilkinson (V8X) and Garry O’Brien (Auto Action) look back at the Hamilton 400, Discuss the future of V8’s on TV and review Skaifey’s SWOT Analysis.

Show 207 – New Zealand Preview
Guests – Richard Crahill (SBS) and Tony Schebeci (SEN) look at V8 in New Zealand. Should there be another level of V8 Supercars for the Masters. Tim Edwards talks about FPR’s year to date and the Car of the Future.

Show 206 – AGP Review & Car of the Future
Guests – Andrew Clarke (P101) and Jacob Black (P101) Car of the Future and Future Calendars.

Show 205 – AGP Review & Car of the Future
Guests – Tony Whitlock (Racefax) and Grant Rowley (Speedcafe.com.au) Car of the Future is launched we look at the posibilities and review the AGP Support Races.

Show 204 – AGP Preview
Guests – Andrew Clarke (P101) and Tony Schebeci (SEN) Look at the Button/Wincup Car Swap, the future of V8’s AGP, Television rights and the Car of the Future.

Show 203– Clipsal 500 Review
Guests – Murray Walker (Clipsal 500) and Gordon Lomas (V8X) wrap up the Clipsal 500. Discuss the benefits and pitfalls of the Car of the Future and futher overseas expansion.

Show 202– Clipsal 500 Preview – Mercedes to V8 Supercars?
Guests – Gordon Lomas (V8X) and Grant Rowley (speedcafe.com.au) Preview the Clipsal 500, Look at the speculation that Mercedes is joining the series and the new look SuperCarinval management structure.

Show 201 – Whincup sweeps the Middle East.
Guests – Neville Wilkinson (V8X) and Peter Norton (Inside Motor Sport) review Jamie Whincup’s domination of the Middle Eastern Start to the Championship.

Show 200 – Triple 8 Triumph while HRT Fall.
Guests – Mark Fogarty (Auto Action) and Briar Gunther (V8X / Big Pond Sport) in Bahrain, Look at the first event of the V8 Supercar Season. V8 TV rating falter as V8 return to Foxtel and Adu Dhabi experiance.

Show 199 – Season Preview.
Guests – Jacob Black (P101) and Luke West (V8X / Auto Action) Look at the Testing, Season Launch and the SuperCarnival.

Show 198 – The Greatest Show on Wheels.
Guests – Andrew Clarke (P101) and Brett Murray (Gold Coast Bulletin) Look at the Testing, Season Launch and the SuperCarnival.

Show 197 – Triple 8 Get Skaife.
Guests – Tony Whitlock (Racefax) and Richard Crahill (SBS SpeedWeek) Look back at a huge week of team launches and the changes for the Fujitsu Series in 2010. On the whiteflag lap, Roland Dane talks about the mountain of work the team has done to change to Holden and the choice of Endurance Drivers.

Show 196 – Kelly Racing Launch.
Guests – Briar Gunther (Big Pond Sport / V8X) and Chris Jewel (V8 Supercars) Review the launch of Kelly Racing, and the new promotion campeign planned for 2010. On the whiteflag lap, Rick Kelly talks about working with his Brother and the 2010 season.

Show 195 – Soft tyres all the way.
Guests -Neville Wilkinson (V8X) and Grant Rowley (speedcafe.com.au) Review the launch of HRT, and the decision to run full soft meetings in 2010. On the whiteflag lap, Mark Winterbottom talks about his new contract, Campbell Little and his role as a Safety Spokesman.

Show 194 – The New CEO.
Guests -Peter Norton (Inside Motor Sport) and Richard Crahill (SBS Speedweek) Look at the New V8 Power Structure and the Qld debacle. On the White flag lap Steven Johnson talks about his year and hopes for 2010.

Show 193 – The Future
Guests -Allan Edwards (Big Pond Sport) and Gordon Lomas (V8X) look at the next step for the V8 Supercars. On the White flag lap Kim Jones talks about his life in racing.

Show 192 – NYE Spectacular
Guests – Brett ‘Crusher’ Murray, Petter ‘Slugger’ Norton, ‘Big Hair’ Neville Wilkinson (V8X) and Tony Whitlock (Racefax) Look at the year that was. On the White Flag Lap Jason Bright talks about the Britek years.

Show 191 – Bright to BJR – Tony Stewart
Guests – Neville Wilkinson (V8X) and Tony Whitlock (Racefax) Look at Shane Howards appointment to Intrim CEO and the rule changes for 2010. On the White Flag Lap Paul Cruckshank talks about winding up his team.

Show 190 – Enduro Drivers and Murph to PMM
Guests – Richard Crahill (Speedweek) and Andrew Clarke (P101) Recap the Season and look ahead to 2010. On the White Flag Lap Tim Slade talks about his year.

Show 189 – Sydney 500 Review.
Guests – Peter Norton (Inside Motor Sport) and Brett Murray (Gold Coast Bulletin) Recap the Sydney 500. On the White Flag Lap 2009 Champion Jamie Whincup talks about his season and his mental anguish in backing up the title.

Show 188Sydney 500 Preview.
Guests – Neville Wilkinson (V8X) and Mark Fogarty(Auto Action)look at the Sydney 500 and the season highs and lows.

Show 187X – Extra.
Guests –
Todd Kelly
Craig Lowdnes
David Renyolds

Show 187 – Perth Wrap Up.
Guests – Briar Gunther (V8X, Bigpond Sport) and Tony Schebeci (SEN) recap all the action from the Big Pond 300 in Perth. This weeks white flag lap Todd Kelly looks back at season 1 of Kelly Racing.

Show 186 – REC’s Decision, 2010 Under Lights.
Guests – Luke West (V8X, XXXXPert) and Andrew Clarke (P101) Look at the REC’s and the boards decision and Preview the Big Pond 300. This weeks white flag lap Adam Harvey talks about V8 Drivers on the race track simulators.

Show 185 – Phillip Island Wrap
Guests – Chris Jewel (V8SA) and Neville Wilkinson (V8X) Review the Island 300 and see how the silly season is progressing. This weeks white flag lap Tim Miles talks about Sprint Gas Racing selling up.

Show 184 – Alternate Board Members and More from the Silly Season Files
Guests – Tony Whitlock  (Racefax)  and Grant Rowley (Speedcafe.com.au) Preview the Island 300 and look at the changes for the V8 Grid in 2010. This weeks white flag lap Brad Jones talks about being an Alternate Board Member and why 28 is the magic number.

Show 183 – SuperGP Wrap Up and Silly Season News
Guests – Gordon Lomas  (V8X)  and Grant Boyden Review the Mark Winterbottoms win on the Gold Coast. Extended Silly Season News Update.

Show 182 – Super600on the Gold Coast
Guests – Tony Schebeci  (SEN)  and Jacob Black (P101) Preview the action at the Gold Coast. On the White Flag Lap we go inside the Orrcon Steel FPR Garage for the Bathurst Weekend.

Show 181 – Bathurst Review.
Guests – Mark Fogarty (Auto Action)  and Gordon Lomas (V8X).review the 1000.

Show 180 – Bathurst Preview.
John Kehoe hosts the Bathurst 1000 Show.   This weeks White Flag Lap Steven Johnson talks about heading back to the mountain.

Show 179 – Bookmakers and Bathurst.
Guests – Allan Edwards (Motor Sport Legends / Big Pond Sport) and Richard Crahill (SBS Speedweek) discuss the odds of the Bathurst 1000. This weeks White Flag Lap sees Neville Wilkinson go head to head with Tony Cochrane on Bahrain and 2010.

Show 178X – Extra – Sprint Gas Racing’s Future
Guests – Tim Miles (SGR) and Paul Cruckshank (WSR) Look at V8 Supercars and their future in the sport.

Show 178 – The Queensland Dilema
Guests – Gordon Lomas (V8X) and Brett Murray (Gold Coast Bulletin) Look at the problems V8 Supercars face in SE Queensland, The Car of the Future and Will the A1GP be at the Gold Coast. On the white flag lap, Paul Cruckshank explains what it is like to go into the enduros with 2 cars this year.

Show 177 – Phillip Island Recap
Guests – Neville Wilkinson (V8X) and Peter Norton (Inside Motor Sport) Review the last lap pass that won the 500 for HRT. On the white flag lap, Tony Cochrane talks about the hunt for a new CEO and his future in the sport.

Show 176N – Night before the 500
Guests – Andrew Clarke (P101) and Tony Whitlock (Racefax) review Qualifying for the L&H 500. On the White Flag Lap we speak to Gary Coleman the V8 Supercar Chaplin.

Show 176X – V8 Insiders Extra
Guests – Russell Ingall on his new two year deal, Todd Kelly on how life has changed as a team owner and Will Davison on preparing for the Enduros.

Show 176 – Adu Dhabi Confirmed – Phillip Island Preview
Guests – Neville Wilkinson (V8X) and Jacob Black (P101) Look at this weekends action at the first enduro of the year – This weeks white flag lap, Todd Kelly talks about setting up Kelly Racing.

Show 175 – Co-Drivers and Frank Gardner
Guests – Jon Evans (AutoAction/ Oval Express) and Chris Jewel (V8SA) Pay tribute to Frank Gardner, Look at the Co-Driver combinations and discuss the 2010 calendar – This weeks white flag lap, Jason Bargwana talks about his opinion of the 2009 format changes.

Show 174 – Queensland Wrap – Irwin SP Tools paired for enduros.
Guests – Peter Norton (Inside Motor SPort) and Briar Gunther (Big Pond Sport/V8X) Review Queensland Raceway’s action and Campbell Little’s new role – This weeks white flag lap, Steven Richards talks about his AA drivers pole results.

Show 173X – The Rest of the Story.
Guests – Andrew Clarke (P101) and Luke West (Auto Action/V8X/XXXXpert) Gas and Go, Greg Murphy, Garry Rogers and Shane Howard V8SA COO.

Show 173 – The Ford Problem.
Guests – Andrew Clarke (P101) and Luke West (Auto Action/V8X/XXXXpert) look at the enduro pairings and discuss the FPR-SBR problems – This weeks white flag lap, Brad Jones talks Race Strategy.

Show 172 – Skaife to Sprint Gas.
Guests – Gordon Lomas (V8X/ Big Pond Sport) and Briar Gunther (V8X/ Big Pond Sport) look at the Ford – Dane Battle and Mark Skaife’s move to Sprint Gas Racing.

Show 171 – Sandown Review.
Guests – Neville Wilkinson (V8X) and Paul Marinelli (Marinelli Motorsport) rap up all the action from Sandown. On the White Flag Lap We ask Did Will Davison cause Triple 8 to move to Holden.

Show 170 – Triple 8 to Holden – Sandown Preview.
Guests – Richard Crahill (Speedweek) and Alan Edwards (Motor Sport Legends / Big Pond Sport) discuss Holden securing Triple 8 in 2010 and Preview the weekends racing at Sandown. On the White Flag Lap Paul Cruckshank discusses his first season as a two car team.

Show 169 – Getting off the Drink.
Guests – Andrew Clarke (P101) and Chris Jewell (V8SA) talk about Alcohol Bans and Driving Standards. On the White Flag Lap Jason Bright talks about Townsville and beyond.

Show 168 – Townsville Alive
Guests – Gordon Lomas (V8X) and Briar Gunther (Big Pond Sport / V8X) Rap up the Townsville 400. On the White Flag Lap we look at drivers settling for Second.

Show 167 – Townsville Preview
Guests – Neville Wilkinson (V8X) and Peter Norton (Inside Motor Sport) Preview the Townsville 400. Dean Fiore disusses sponsorship during the GFC on the White Flag Lap.

Show 166 – Car of the Future
Guests – Luke West (V8X) and Andrew Clarke (P101) look at what it takes to move the V8 Series forward. Mark McNally discusses his move up to the V8 Supercar Main Game on the White Flag Lap.

Show 165 – One Mans Vision
Guests – Aaron Noonan ( V8 TV/Seven Sport) and Tony Whitlock (RaceFax) Review Hidden Valley and Discuss TC’s vision of the future and how soon he can implement the dream. Michael Caruso discusses his first ever V8 Supercar Victory on the White Flag Lap.

Show 164 – Wild Cards and new Positions.
Guests – Briar Gunther (Big Pond Sport) and Gordon Lomas (V8X) Preview Hidden Valley and Discuss the changes at V8SA Headquaters. Craig Lowdnes talks about Driver Evaluation and his thoughts on the changes at V8SA.

Show 163 – Last man left leaving the V8SA Office please turn out the light.
Guests – Cole Hitchcock update the latest events at V8 Supercar Headquaters. Tony Schebeci (SEN) and Peter Norton (Inside Motor Sport) Discuss Campbell Little’s depature, Swine Flu and Intra Racngs departure. This weeks White Flag Lap we look at tyre tricks.

Show 162 – Tassie Review
Guests – Neville Wilkinson (V8X) and Barry Oliver (The Examiner) Discuss the V8 Supercars Apple Isle Event.

Show 161 – Splitergate and Tassie Preview
Guests – Briar Gunther (V8X/Big Pond Sport) and Alan Edwards (Motor Sport Legends / V8X) Discuss Triple 8 Front Spliters and Who will come up apples at this weekends action. This weeks white flag lap, Frosty talks about his SBR Test and his thoughts on the rule changes in 09.

Show 160 – Sydney 500
Guests – Gordon Lomas (V8X) and Luke West (Auto Action / V8X) Discuss the launch of the Sydney Telstra 500. This weeks white flag lap, Dunlop’s soft tyres are put under the microscope.

Show 159 – Is Lowdnes Back in Town?
Guests – Neville Wilkinson (V8X) and Chris Jewell (V8SA) Look at the emergence of Craig Lowdnes and the Test Swap by FPR and SBR.This weeks White Flag Lap V8 Supercar Drivers talk about Stalkers.

Show 158 – Winton Preview
Guests – Briar Gunther (V8X/Big Pond Sport) and Tony Whitlock (RaceFax) Wrap up the Winton Weekend.Garth Tander gives his view of Spliter Gate.

Show 157X – Winton Sprint Race Wrap
Guests – Luke West (V8X/Auto Action) and Dylan Campbell (Auto Action) recap Saturday’s Winton Sprint Race. In the White Flag Lap we find out how much decision making power the

Show 157 – Winton Preview
Guests – Gordon Lomas (V8X/Big Pond Sport) and Mark Fogarty (Auto Action) look at the changes ahead for the Winton Round. Dean Calvert the Hamilton Promotor talks about the improvements of 2009.

Show 156 – Hamilton Wrap Up
Guests – Briar Gunther (V8X/Big Pond Sport) and Peter Norton (Inside Motor Sport) Wrap up the 2nd Hamilton 400. Jason Richards talks about Tyre Bundles and life with BJR.

Show 155 – Hamilton Preview
Guests – Luke West (V8X/AutoAction) and Tony Schebeci (SEN) preview the 2nd Hamilton 400. Jamie Whincup talks about heading back to the track that bit him hard last year.

Show 154 Extra – Driver Association Special
Guests – Jason Murnane (Communications & Publications Manager AFL Players Association) and Kate Palmer (CEO Netball Australia) discuss how their organisations manage Players concerns. Cole Hitchcock (V8SA) explains the New Qualifying and Tyre Rules along with the details on V8 Supercars Charity.

Show 154 – Qualifying Changes and Drivers Union
Guests – Andrew Clarke (V8 Year Book) and Paul Marinelli (Marinelli Motor Sports) discuss the changes to qulaifying and why the drivers have never been able to unionise. This weeks white flag lap, looks at how other sports have worked with Players Associations.

Show 153 – AGP Wrap Up
Guests – Alan Edwards (Big Pond Sports) and Briar Gunther (Big Pond Sports/V8X) discuss the AGP Supports. This weeks White Flag Lap finds out more about E85 Fuel.

Show 152 – Clipsal 500 Wrap Up
Guests – Peter Norton (Inside Motor Sport) and Andy Sobart (Crash.net) wrap up the Clipsal 500 and put the V8 Supercars into an international perspective. This weeks White Flag Lap sees the Drivers say they should have a say in how the series is run.

Show 151 Extra – Clipsal 500 Race 1
Guests – Paul Gover (News Ltd) and Gordon Lomas(V8X) discuss the First Race of the new season. Lee Holdsworth talks about the new rules and his hopes for 2009.