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Friday 1st August, 2014 - 9:00am

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Lowndes has an impressive  11 race victories to his name at Queensland Raceway

Lowndes has an impressive 11 race victories to his name at Queensland Raceway

With less than 24 hours to place their tips for Round 8 of the V8 Supercars Championship players of the Castrol EDGE V8 Predictor are waging their bets on local knowledge at Queensland Raceway this weekend.

After a recent run of strong form Red Bull Racing Australia’s Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes are highly predicted heading to a track that doubles as their home and testing venue.

Lowndes has also won more V8 Supercar races at the circuit than any other driver with an impressive 11 to his name. He is also in race tune after competing and finishing on the podium at the Spa 24hr race in Belgium last week.

A surprise top-10 addition to the prediction statistics for the up coming round is another locally-based outfit in the way of Dick Johnson Racing. A prediction based on their 2013 effort which saw Chaz Mostert claim his maiden V8 Supercars win behind the wheel of a DJR Ford.

Mark Winterbottom currently leads the championship standings by 96 points over Whincup and is also highly placed among V8 predictors given his consistent year to date.

All the track action from the Coates Hire Ipswich 400 kicks off on Friday with three practice sessions. Two qualifying and two 100km races will be held on Saturday, followed by a 200km race on Sunday.

Queensland Raceway was quickly dubbed the ‘paperclip’ because of its six turn design and lack of elevation. It has been resurfaced in late 2011 and is the home test track to many cars in the 25 strong field.

2013 V8 Predictor winner Tony all set for his hot lap with Frosty at the Clipsal 500

2013 V8 Predictor winner Tony all set for his hot lap with Frosty at the Clipsal 500

The V8 Supercars Coates Hire Ipswich 400 will see a all 25 competitors run on the soft compound Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tyres.

Signing up for the V8 Predictor is easy and players have the chance of winning the ultimate V8 Supercars holiday in 2015 including flights, accommodation, spending money and behind the scenes access to the V8 Supercars world.

There are also $100 BP Fuel vouchers up for grabs for each of the 14 rounds contested this year plus bonus prizes on top.

The 2013 Castrol EDGE V8 Predictor champion enjoyed the ride of a lifetime in Adelaide when Tony Q from Melbourne headed for a hotlap of the circuit with Mark Winterbottom as a part of his prize for winning last year.

Click here to sign up for the 2014 Castrol EDGE V8 Predictor.

For an in-depth study guide into this year’s Coates Hire Ipswich 400 event check out Speedcafe.com’s Form Guide here.

Need a hand predicting this weekend’s round? Check out what our three experts reckon for the action ahead.

The Experts

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It’s never too late to sign up to the Castrol EDGE V8 Predictor with plenty of overall and round-by-round prizes to be won. Click here to join.

2014 Castrol EDGE V8 Predictor – Global Leaderboard

RANK TEAM NAME POINTS
1 Arne’s Mob 470
2 Murph 429
3 SCATTERS 421
4 bad betty 417
5 red bull 01 405
6 JDM8 Racing Team 394
7 Tarmac 394
8 boats n hoes 394
9 #1V8SCFAN 393
10 Cow tipping dwarfs 392
11 Bloopy Enterprises 392
12 The Flying Bulls!!! 390
13 Team Bolo 389
14 Give it some jandal 389
15 JWS-888- 388
16 Low and Slow 388
17 Team Morpheus 387
18 Datto510 386
19 The NASCAR Offseason 386
20 Arctic Racing 384

2014 Expert Leaderboard

RANK

TEAM NAME

POINTS

1

Speedcafe

210

2

Andy Priaulx

164

3

Greg Rust

149

Weekend Results – Castrol Townsville 500

1 TANDER, Garth 282
2 WHINCUP, Jamie 273
3 VAN GISBERGEN, Shane 244
4 COURTNEY, James 234
5 PERCAT, Nick 213
6 MOSTERT, Chaz 184
7 WINTERBOTTOM, Mark 183
8 MCLAUGHLIN, Scott 166
9 PYE, Scott 158
10 COULTHARD, Fabian 157
11 REYNOLDS, David 147
12 DAVISON, Will 145
13 BRIGHT, Jason 129
14 CARUSO, Michael 111
15 HOLDSWORTH, Lee 109
16 INGALL, Russell 108
17 WALL, David 106
17 KELLY, Rick 106
18 MOFFAT, James 103
19 DAHLGREN, Robert 82
20 SLADE, Tim 66
21 LOWNDES, Craig 62
22 KELLY, Todd 60
23 WOOD, Dale 40
24 PERKINS, Jack 21

Additional Points

POLE POSITION COURTNEY, James and COULTHARD, Fabian and LOWNDES, Craig
FASTEST LAP TANDER, Garth and WHINCUP, Jamie
RACE WINNER TANDER, Garth and WHINCUP, Jamie

Championship Points

1 Mark Winterbottom 1634
2 Jamie Whincup 1538
3 Fabian Coulthard 1361
4 Shane Van Gisbergen 1355
5 James Courtney 1354
6 Craig Lowndes 1352
7 Scott McLaughlin 1211
8 Garth Tander 1135
9 David Reynolds 1099
10 Chaz Mostert 1098
11 Jason Bright 1010
12 Michael Caruso 920
13 Will Davison 913
14 Lee Holdsworth 894
15 Scott Pye 876
16 James Moffat 873
17 Rick Kelly 854
18 Russell Ingall 854
19 Tim Slade 816
20 Nick Percat 790
21 David Wall 740
22 Dale Wood 649
23 Jack Perkins 610
24 Todd Kelly 576
25 Robert Dahlgren 437

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