Mustang brings up the ton at Sandown

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 21/03/2021
  • By James Pavey

Second for Cameron Waters in Race 4 at the Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint marked a key milestone for the iconic Ford Mustang nameplate.

Waters’ result was the 100th podium finish by Mustangs in ATCC/Supercars Championship history.

The current iteration Mustang, the Ford Mustang GT, has claimed 37 race wins since it made its debut on the streets of Adelaide in 2019.

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Of Ford’s 398 championship race victories, Mustangs have claimed 52, with the current iteration by far and away the most successful.

The ’69 TransAm scored seven victories, with the ’67 Mustang winning five, the ’65 winning two, and the ’68 Mustang winning one, through Ian Geoghegan at Warwick Farm.

Waters’ podium ensured Tickford brought up the milestone, with the team winning 74 races for the Blue Oval.

Tickford’s Campbellfield headquarters is just 45km from the iconic Sandown circuit, where the team claimed enduro wins in 2006, 2015 and 2017.

The result was also Waters’ 21st career podium, and third in as many starts in the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship.

It didn’t take long for the Mustang to record podium No. 101, with David Reynolds crowning his 350th race start with third in Race 5.

Ford will be aiming to register its 400th championship race win when the series heads to Symmons Plains for the Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint next month.

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