Top performer: WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 23/11/2015
  • By Kassie Gadeke

The weekend was crucial for the Championship and Red Bull came up trumps - now it goes down to the finale, with Craig Lowndes chasing down Mark Winterbottom.

Both Lowndes and Jamie Whincup showed Red Bull was back, while Frosty stayed out of trouble and wasn't flustered by the pressure.

Scott McLaughlin was back on form and the Nissans were speedy at the Island - where Rick Kelly won his Championship in 2006.
Tell us who your best was at the WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint.

Craig Lowndes - Red Bull Racing Australia

Two wins and a third place finish means Lowndes has kept the title fight alive, and lowered the gap significantly coming into the Coates Hire Sydney 500.

The Island is a place he loves - and why wouldn't you, if you had notched up 11 wins?

He came into the weekend equal with Mark Skaife on wins and jumped ahead with a flawless performance in Whincup's old chassis.

It was all class from Lowndes on the weekend.

Jamie Whincup - Red Bull Racing Australia

He was right last round - he's back. The six-time champion was speedy in qualifying and the three races and that last lap pass on Winterbottom for the final spot on the podium gave Sunday's race the spice it needed.

Good on him for having a go and his words in the post-race press conference: "Many years I've been racing the last few rounds and everybody's going gung-ho so it was my opportunity to do the same thing," six-time champion Whincup said.

The teams championship is another battle that's on heading into Sydney - Whincup may not have the #1 on his windscreen but he'll do all he can for his team.

Mark Winterbottom - Pepsi Max Crew

Frosty stayed cool across the weekend and did what he needed to - earn points and stay out of trouble.

He even scored an ARMOR ALL Pole Position yesterday, earning his second for the season and recovering from a seventh place finish in the first of the three races.

Winterbottom was relaxed about Whincup's last lap move, even complimented him on it post-race.

As Lowndes has said, it's Frosty's title to lose, so he needs to stay calm over these next threeraces.

If his behaviour after his first Bathurst win - slamming the trophy down on the table in front of Jamie Whincup - is anything to go by, he's desperate to show Red Bull he can stay steady.

Todd Kelly - Nissan Motorsport

The Nissans were quick this weekend but Kelly was the standout, notching up a top five finish after qualifying 10th in Sunday's race.

It's his first top 10 finish since Queensland Raceway - which was a bittersweet round for the team boss - though Kelly "spent more time looking backwards than forwards" with brother Rick right behind in yesterday's race.

It is a commendable effort from the team, with three of the four Nissans finishing in the top 10, and had best qualifier Michael Caruso not been pinged for spinning wheels in pit lane, there may have been another Altima pushing for the podium.

Who was your best on track? Vote below and tell us why in the comments.

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