Mostert runs away with first race

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 16/05/2015
  • By V8 Supercars

Pepsi Max pole man Chaz Mostert has continued his dominance at Winton, flying to the finish line in the first race with a 2.87seclead over teammate Mark Winterbottom.

Mostert scored both ARMOR ALL Pole Positions earlier today, topped practice yesterday, and has now secured the first win at the NP300 Navara Winton SuperSprint, after a 20-lap dash at the Victorian circuit.

"It's amazing - the car was hooked up, as it was in qualifying, and hung onto its tyres pretty good," Mostert said.

"We got some good data so we'll take it into the next race and hopefully we can be strong again tomorrow for the double points."

Winterbottom got a great jump off the start and passed second place starter Michael Caruso in the Nissan Altima, but by the end of the first lap his teammate was already more than a second up the road in the #6.

"My car isn't there to catch him at the moment, so we'll go and have a look," Winterbottom said. "It's good tosee him win, he's quick and he's doing a really good winjob."

There was some push and shove down the rear of the field with Dale Wood, Tim Blanchard and Scott McLaughlin exchanging paint.Volvo's McLaughlin came off worst, nudged off the circuit and rejoining in 25th - where he started, after drawing a red flag during the day's first qualifying session.

David Reynolds and Todd Kelly meant three Prodrive cars and two Nissans completed the top five; Jamie Whincup finished ninth and Craig Lowndes 12th; while the Walkinshaw Holdens struggled, the highest placed James Courtney in 14th.

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Mostert and Winterbottom start today's second 20 lap race from the front row; the sprint begins at 4.35pm local time.

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