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Every week former V8 Supercars driver and three time Touring Car Masters champion Steven Johnson, along with TA2 Muscle Car driver and inaugural SuperUtes competitor Matthew MacKelden look at all the news and movements in the world of motorsport in Australia and overseas.

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Every week former V8 Supercars driver and three time Touring Car Masters champion Steven Johnson, along with TA2 Muscle Car driver and inaugural SuperUtes competitor Matthew MacKelden look at all the news and movements in the world of motorsport in Australia and overseas.

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The Driver's Seat

Latest release on Dec 20, 2020

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Rank #1: S03E42 - Michael Caruso, Mark Winterbottom

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Mark Winterbottom celebrates 500 race starts this weekend becoming the seventh driver in history to reach the milestone and he chatted to Steve Johnson on the show this week ahead of the Newcastle 500, plus we chatted to Michael Caruso after his first year out of the main game

Nov 24 2019

41mins

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Rank #2: S03E19 - Todd Hazelwood, Greg Rust

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If you missed this week's show we caught up with Todd Hazelwood before he headed up to Darwin for the Triple Crown to talk about his season so far and what he's learnt from a difficult 2018, plus Greg Rust joined us with a full wrap up of the Finke Desert Race and we recapped a very eventful Canadian Grand Prix.

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Jun 16 2019

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Rank #3: S03E24 - Garth Tander, Lee Holdsworth

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Former Supercars Champion and three time Bathurst winner Garth Tander joined us on the show to talk about his win in TCR Australia at The Bend Motorsport Park and if we'd be seeing more of him in the category

Plus Lee Holdsworth returns to the show for the first time since Newcastle last year to talk about his resurgence since joining Tickford Racing at the start of 2019 and his goals for the rest of the championship!

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Jul 21 2019

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Rank #4: S03E20 - Scott McLaughlin, Cameron Waters, Malcolm Owens

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It's been a great year for Ford fans with the complete domination of the Mustang in the championship and after a horror 2018 Tickford Racing have all four cars in the top ten of the Championship and Cam Waters has been at the front of the grid for the majority of the year and he returned to the show to talk about his fortunes so far.

Plus reigning champion and current series leader Scott McLaughlin joins us to talk about winning the Darwin Triple Crown, and Steve even puts on his best journalist hat to ask the tough questions about speculation on Scotty's future - and we talk to Malcolm Owens in this month's Classic Cars corner.

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Jun 24 2019

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Rank #5: S03E17 - Scott McLaughlin, David Walsh

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It was another clean sweep for Scott McLaughlin and another DJR Team Penske 1-2 finish at Winton last weekend, and the defending champ joined us to talk about the season so far plus a few of the podcasts he's been appearing on.

Also we chat to Alice Springs local David Walsh who's taking part in the Finke Desert Race which begins this Friday in the top end 

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Jun 02 2019

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Rank #6: S03E18 - Anton De Pasquale, Amber Anderson

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This week we were joined by Anton De Pasquale from Penrite Racing to talk about his maiden podium at Phillip Island and the amazing form he's been having in the 2019 Championship considering he's only in his second year of full time driving.

Plus we caught up with Amber Anderson before she took part in this years Tatts Finke Desert Race and we previewed the second round of TCR Australia.

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Jun 09 2019

46mins

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Rank #7: Feature Interview - Mark Winterbottom (S03E42)

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This weekend at the Newcastle 500 Mark Winterbottom celebrates 500 race starts becoming just the seventh driver in history to achieve the milestone. He joined Steven Johnson and Nims Azoor on the show this week to talk about his career so far and what the future holds for the former V8 Supercars Champion and 2013 Bathurst winner.

Nov 21 2019

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Rank #8: Feature Interview - Michael Caruso (S03E42)

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Just because he didn't have a full time drive for 2019 didn't mean that Michael Caruso had a quiet year. In addition to landing an enduro co-driver seat with Cam Waters at Tickford Racing, he and Dave Reynolds teamed up with Andrew van Leeuwen to start the highly popular Below The Bonnet Podcast, plus he did a stint as a sub to an injured Richie Stanaway for GRM. He spoke to Steven Johnson and Nims Azoor about a mega 2019 on this week's show

Nov 21 2019

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Rank #9: S03E41 - 2019 TCM Champion Steven Johnson

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THREEPEAT! On the show this week the three time Paynter Dixon Touring Car Masters Champion Steve Johnson gives us all the fallout from Sandown last weekend, and all the hard work done overnight on the Saturday for the crew at Team Johnson!

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Nov 18 2019

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Rank #10: S03E40 - Brad Jones, Greg Rust

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We jumped into the studio ahead of RETRO ROUND and Brad Jones Racing will be having some awesome throwback liveries at this years Sandown 500, and Brad Jones himself returns to the show for a chat - plus we get an F1 update from Greg Rust and recap a remarkable season for Lewis Hamilton

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Nov 11 2019

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Rank #11: S03E39 - Barry Rogers

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It's one not to miss this week as Barry Rogers chats to Matt and Steve and nothing is off limits. We chat about what 2020 holds for Garry Rogers Motorsport, highlights of their more than two decades in Supercars, and what happened with Richie Stanaway at the #GC600

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Nov 06 2019

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Rank #12: S03E38 - Todd Hazelwood, GRM Tribute

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Before taking to the streets of the Gold Coast Matt and Nims checked in with home town hero Todd Hazelwood as he makes his return to the show - plus we caught up with Steven Johnson via phone to discuss the 2020 silly season and pay tribute to the departure of GRM

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Oct 28 2019

43mins

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Rank #13: S03E37 - Todd Kelly

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Kelly Racing made the announcement earlier in the week that they would be joining the Ford stable in 2020 and running two Mustangs on the grid, and Todd Kelly joined Matt and Steve to talk about the change and what the future might bring

Oct 21 2019

43mins

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Rank #14: S03E36 - Live From Bathurst, Craig Lowndes

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It's our biggest show yet, as The Driver's Seat comes to you live from Bathurst. Matt and Steve were joined by Malcolm Owens at Mount Panorama before the 2019 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Plus we had a chat with Craig Lowndes before The Great Race and has a look back at Bathurst 2016 and one of the best bits of commentary from Mark Skaife!

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Oct 14 2019

39mins

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Rank #15: Run To The Mountain - The Rest Of The Grid

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CATCH UP: In the final installment of Run To The Mountain, Matt and Steve look at the rest of the grid that will be lining up for this years Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Oct 06 2019

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Rank #16: S03E35 - Jessica Yates, Brodie Kostecki

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FULL SHOW: It's our final show before the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and we're eyes forward to Mount Panorama. FOX SPORTS' Jess Yates joined us to talk about the launch of the Bathurst Channel on Foxtel and we chatted to Brodie Kostecki from Kostecki Brothers Racing about their main game debut in the PIRTEK Enduro Cup

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Oct 06 2019

40mins

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Rank #17: S03E33 - Steven Richards, Run To The Mountain Part 1

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FULL SHOW: It's all eyes forward to the biggest race on the calendar and the Enduro Cup, and reigning Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 champion Steve Richards joins us ahead of the Great Race - plus we kick off the first edition of The Driver's Seat: Run To The Mountain

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Sep 22 2019

43mins

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Rank #18: S03E32 - Andre Heimgartner, Macauley Jones

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FULL SHOW: Before heading over to Pukekohe, André Heimgartner from Kelly Racing returned to the show ahead of the trip across the Tasman, plus Macauley Jones from Brad Jones Racing joined us to talk about his time in a BNT V8s Toyota Camry ahead of the ITM Auckland Super Sprint

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Sep 15 2019

39mins

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Rank #19: Feature Interview - Shane Van Gisbergen (S03E31)

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Shane van Gisbergen from Red Bull Holden Racing Team joined the boys with all the fallout from Tailem Bend ahead of the next round at Pukekohe, and he discussed the aero tweaks for the Holden Commodores, plus we looked ahead to the Enduros

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Sep 12 2019

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Rank #20: S03E29 - Russell Ingall, Fabian Coulthard

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Former V8 Supercars champion Russell Ingall made his debut appearance to talk about what he's been up to since his shock axing from the Supercars coverage and DJR Team Penske's Fabian Coulthard joined the boys this to talk about Tailem Bend and some likely calendar changes for 2020

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Aug 28 2019

45mins

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