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16 October 2018 10:19 AM No average Joe: Cameron Smith on course for a sizzling summer

For someone with such an extraordinary talent on the golf course, Cameron Smith couldn't have more ordinary pursuits when he gets the rare chance to put down the clubs. He likes to wash his cars, he says, and has developed a liking to tend to his lawn in Jacksonville, Florida. The 25-year-old does hail from Brisbane, where you can literally watch the grass 12

20 July 2018 6:07 AM ACT Speedway lights up the night

"This trial race meeting is just one step forward in our efforts to make night racing a permanent fixture in the ACT, but it’s certainly a fantastic one towards the future of speedway in the area," Hodak said. "Night racing would also be a huge step forward in terms of Canberra’s night entertainment scene, offering both locals and visitors a family-friendly 35

2 June 2018 8:50 AM Disastrous day for Canberra's Bates brothers at National Capital Rally

"We were having a pretty reasonable day, we had won quite a few stages but halfway through the second last stage the car went from running perfectly fine, going 222 kilowatts, to about 20 kilowatts," Bates said. "We couldn't fix it in the forest and had to limp out and get back to service, so we lost a whole bunch of time. "It was unlucky but part of rally 27

18 May 2018 7:41 AM Canberra driver Harry Bates on start list for National Capital Rally

Canberran Harry Bates and Queenslander John McCarthy celebrate their victory in the National Capital Rally last year. The National Capital Rally has finalised its start list for the Asia Pacific Rally Championship to be held in Canberra from June 1-3. The event will combine the ARPC and the Australian Rally Championship into one field for the first time, allowing 47

22 March 2018 5:33 AM Flashback: The story behind Melbourne's Grand Prix coup

On the 90th anniversary of the first Australian Grand Prix Fairfax remembers the year that Melbourne snatched the race from Adelaide. A deal done behind the scenes, kept secret until the final minute, delivered a coup for Victoria. The race, which will be run around Albert Park Lake, will be held from 1997 for at least five years. Grand Prix week – probably 47

10 February 2018 9:39 AM Two children injured in crash at Athlone

A young girl is fighting for life after a two-car collision about 110 kilometres south-east of Melbourne on Saturday. Five people were injured after two cars crashed on the Drouin-Korumburra Road, Athlone, just before 1.30pm. A primary school-aged girl was flown to the Royal Children's Hospital, where she remained in a critical condition on Saturday 106

10 February 2018 3:33 AM Investment gamble pays off as Matt Campbell lands Porsche Le Mans deal

Australia's Matt Campbell is set to follow in Mark Webber's footsteps, taking on the World Endurance Championship and 24 Hours of Le Mans with Porsche. The newly minted Porsche junior started life as a factory-backed racing driver by outgunning highly-fancied racers in identical 911 GT3 R machinery in qualifying for the Bathurst 12 Hour last week where 71

9 February 2018 7:13 AM Queensland's Brown ready to rumble in Perth

Late replacement fighters have a tendency towards being sucked-in and spat-out by the UFC, but Brown is more resilient than most and his penchant for engaging in firefights has seen him quickly become a fan favourite. His last fight against Frank Camacho in Sydney was an instant classic, with both men biting down on their mouthpieces and swinging with reckless 36

9 February 2018 6:29 AM Delays after serious multi-vehicle crash

Several people have been injured after a semi-trailer crashed into multiple cars in Brisbane’s north. Emergency services received a call at 12.52pm with reports a truck had driven onto the wrong side of the road, hit several cars and then slammed into a bollard at the intersection of Nudgee Road and Airport Drive in Hendra. Queensland Police has not ruled 36

8 February 2018 6:53 AM Canberra's James Koundouris feared for Ash Walsh's life in Bathurst 12 Hour crash

He has since left hospital and is in good spirits, while Koundouris has backed the formation of a committee that will look at "how we can make racing across the top of the mountain safer". "Immediate thoughts were 'I hope he is alive'. That's the first thing that came to my mind," Koundouris said. "He's back home. He's feeling a bit light-headed, he probably 56