Hill goes two for two at Atlanta
05 March 2015
Chris Hill backed up his Daytona victory with a second win at the Atlanta Motor Speedway yesterday:

Hill leads the pack in turn 3

P.A.S.S. Classic Late Models come to V8Thunder.
26 November 2014
The V8T Admin Team is please to announce the Winter Series off season events schedule which will for the first time run the Pro All Star Series sanctioned Classic Late Model Tour.

Starting at Michigan International Speedway, the fixed setup, fixed weather series will take in races on 4 continents to keep the drivers occupied before they return to Daytona for the first round of the V8Thunder Cup Series on 26th February 2015.

Full details of the Classic Late Model Tour can be found in the Inters Section of the V8 Thunder Racing forum.

Carsten Theile wins V8 Cup & Trophy Series
21 November 2014
Carsten Theile wrapped up both the 2014 V8Thunder Cup Series and Autumn 2014 Trophy Series segment with a win at Homestead-Miami Speedway tonight. In a thrilling race that saw 18 lead changes between the 4 championship contenders, and only 1 caution on lap 98 for a rotating Ian Smythe on the back stretch, Theile managed the fuel perfectly.....

Homestead Preview
18 November 2014
After 35 weeks of hard racing, thrills and spills the V8Thunder circus rolls into the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida for the Final round of the 2014 V8Thunder Series.

In terms of the V8Thunder Trophy Series it is once again congratulations to Germany's Carsten Theile who just needs to start at Homestead to claim another title.

The chase for the cup however....is very much alive...

16 drivers battled through 3 elimination rounds over the last 9 weeks but now only 4 drivers remain to battle it out for the Cup series championship this week.

Carsten Theile has been the seasons outstanding performer, notching up an incredible 24 victories this season and rarely finishing outside the top 3.

Chris Hill locked himself into the Final four with a win last week at Phoenix. His performances have improved as the season has gone on, winning 6 races all in the second half of the season, and has always been there or thereabouts at the end of races.

Kelvin Mace has been Mr Consistency all year long, driving brilliantly and despite having not won a race all season, he always managed to bring his #47 Ford Fusion home with a good finish. If he is to hold the trophy when it is all said and done on Thursday however, he will likely have to find a way to victory lane.

Ian Smythe has defied the odds all through the chase so far, having stared elimination in the face on 2 occasions. Despite this, a strong 2nd place finish at Phoenix last week cemented his place in the final four. With 3 wins in the book already this season, look for Smythe to be right up there all night at Homestead.

....And so it comes down to this.....1 race, 4 drivers....whoever crosses the line first out of these 4 at Homestead will be crowned the 2014 V8Thunder Cup Series Champion, not only that, but they have to do it all in the knowledge Homestead is the longest race on the schedule all season.

Final 4 confirmed after amazing Phoenix race...
13 November 2014
The final 4 drivers who will battle it out for the 2014 V8Thunder Sprint Cup Series next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway are now confirmed after a thrilling final eliminator round at Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona.

Carsten Theile is the #1 seed thanks to his two wins at Martinsville and Texas. Second seed is Chris Hill after his win at Phoenix and third is Mr Consistent, Kelvin Mace, who qualifies on his points total for the Eliminator Rounds. Last driver to qualify is Ian Smythe, who needed to finish 3 places ahead of Ruben Hornacek at Phoenix to race his way in. The 42 year old from Surrey had muscled his way into the lead from his third place starting spot by turn 2 on the opening lap and went on to lead 135 of the 156 laps. On a late race restart he lost the lead to Chris Hill, but with Ruben Hornacek down in sixth, Smythe's team told him to hold position and not risk a crash - the points from second and leading most laps was enough.

Eliminated from the race off was Ruben Hornacek, who blew a right rear during the Phoenix race to spin out, "now there's just one thing left for me to do, win Homestead" said the German after the race. Also eliminated was Scotland's Yosh Hughes who blew an engine on lap 30 while running second, the Lothian native was not available for comment post race having left the track. Florida's J.R. Franklin and Italy's Alberto Zanetti were the final two eliminated after being unable to start the race.

Thiele avoids wrecks to win slot in Championship Runoffs
01 November 2014
Thiele avoids wrecks to win slot in Championship Runoffs

12 Contender Drivers arise....
08 October 2014
12 Contender Drivers arise....

Hughes breaks Theile's 9 race winning streak...
09 May 2014
Yosh Hughes was the man to do what everybody was wondering at Talladega yesterday, the Scotsman became the only person to beat Carsten Theile on track this season to break the Germans nine-race-on-the-trot winning streak.....

Theile joins the six pack club.
04 April 2014
Carsten Theile continued his domination of the Spring Trophy Series with his sixth win...

Theile makes it a 5 time at Auto Club
28 March 2014
Carsten Theile made it into the 5 time club at Auto Club Speedway Thursday taking his 5th victory of the season....

Next Race

Date10 Sep 2015

1535522 laps raced by 375 drivers
in 1329 official events since 2003.


Race Results:
114Chris Hill88m56.475s
200Yosh Hughes+0.481s
347Kelvin Mace+6.521s
468Sanjin Haler+15.127s
596Carsten Theile+1 Lap
657Ruben Hornacek+2 Lap
787Fabian Casula+5 Lap
888Alberto Zanetti+8 Lap
924Mike Cooper+12 Lap
1006Ian Smythe+105 Lap

Full Results


Standings after 12 races:
196Carsten Theile533
247Kelvin Mace-43
314Chris Hill-62
487Fabian Casula-73
519Alex Pab-111
63Pete Hillesheim-116
788Alberto Zanetti-121
857Ruben Hornacek-123
924Mike Cooper-130
1000Yosh Hughes-159

Full Standings


Standings after 24 races:
196Carsten Theile1061
214Chris Hill968
347Kelvin Mace965
487Fabian Casula906
557Ruben Hornacek898
619Alex Pab823
788Alberto Zanetti819
824Mike Cooper814
906Ian Smythe811
1000Yosh Hughes808
113Pete Hillesheim797
1249Erwin Greven621

Full Standings

Summer 2015 Trophy - Schedule
04 Jun 2015Dover International Speedway200
11 Jun 2015Pocono Raceway80
18 Jun 2015Michigan International Speedway100
02 Jul 2015Sonoma Raceway55
09 Jul 2015Daytona International Speedway80
16 Jul 2015Kentucky Speedway134

23 Jul 2015New Hampshire Motor Speedway151
30 Jul 2015Indianapolis Motor Speedway88
06 Aug 2015Pocono Raceway80
13 Aug 2015Watkins Glen International63
20 Aug 2015Michigan International Speedway80
27 Aug 2015Bristol Motor Speedway250