Russell Ingall's breakthrough ATCC win came at Calder in 1996 driving the #8 Castrol Commodore VR. Photo: / Graeme Neander.

FANS of motorsport history will be getting to see more great archive races and vision beginning this weekend as Channel 7 brings back its ‘Seven’s Motorsport Classics’ series.

Hosted by Jack Perkins, the program takes a look back at various races from a range of racing eras from within the Channel 7 and Supercars vaults.

The 2022 series begins this weekend to coincide with Darwin Triple Crown, which is the network’s first free-to-air Supercars round since the season-opening Sydney SuperNight.

This weekend’s first episode airs on 7mate on Saturday June 18 at 11.30am AEST before the Darwin action begins on Channel 7 at 12.00pm AEST.

This first episode is set to feature the 1989 Winton round of the Australian Touring Car Championship won by Nissan’s George Fury that also saw Mark Skaife score his first ATCC podium result.

A wet race featuring plenty of action, it’s a Group A classic race featuring a range of lead changes and action in the early laps on the slippery track.

George Fury upset the Sierra runners by taking victory at Winton in 1989. Photo: / Dale Rodgers.

The Fury Nissan win broke a streak of 15 ATCC race wins for Ford’s Sierra RS500 Cosworth dating back to the beginning of the 1988 championship.

The second episode on Sunday June 19, also on 7mate at 11.30am AEST, features breakthrough wins for Glenn Seton, Russell Ingall and Chaz Mostert.

The episode takes in highlights of each driver’s first ATCC/Supercars Championship race win, being Calder 1987 (Seton), Calder 1996 (Ingall) and Queensland Raceway 2013 (Mostert).

Check your local guides in your area for screening details of Seven’s Motorsport Classics.

With over 20 years in the Australian motorsport industry, Noonan is the head of V8 Sleuth. He’s held a range of roles including working in television with Seven and Ten, print media and public relations. With a specialty in Australian motorsport history, he’s known around racing paddocks as ’the Sleuth’ and started his motorsport media career in 1997.