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Offline matespace

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The weather was perfect, and with a crowd of over 200,000, the Bathurst 1000 was set to be an epic day of motorsport history.

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With Jesse Dixon winning the Shannons Supercar Showdown, it was up to him and his team mate Cameron Waters to pilot the Shannons V8 car around the mountain on the 50th anniversary of the great race.

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You may remember Cameron from last year’s Shannons Supercar Showdown, as he took out the title and became the youngest person to ever drive at Bathurst.

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The pairing, with a combined age of only 38, were the youngest ever duo in history to take on the race. Last year saw young gun Waters bin his car and not finish the race, but this year the pair managed to get the car over the line unscathed. Finishing in 20th place as a rookie on one of the toughest racetracks around is an excellent achievement.  Also considering they were driving the oldest car in the field, too.

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Their best lap time was only 2.5 seconds off the fastest of the day – which was set by Shane Van Gisbergen. The only troubles to plague the team were a small radio communication issue and an exhaust problem. Both were fixed promptly however, and the bonnet of the Shannons V8 was not lifted at all during the race!

The race caps off Dixon’s dream and promise to his late father – to race at Bathurst. At the age of 11, Dixon started his quest which has come to fruition thanks to the Shannons Supercar Showdown.

There will be a special post-Bathurst edition of the Shannons Supercar Showdown on Saturday October 13 at 2PM, only on 7MATE.

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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Yep, bloody great result for them.

The pit stop practice was amusing though..... When jesse came in during a practice session for a stop.... Except he got out the car forgetting they werent changing drivers......

Crew chief said "go"..... Nobody was home though.... :tilt:

Jesses family should be well proud. Job well done.



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