Dumbrell muscles to the top

  • Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 03/08/2014
  • By V8 Supercars

Eggleston Motorsport's Paul Dumbrell has snatched back the points lead, with just two events left on the Dunlop Series 2014 calendar.

Clean-sweeping the Coates Hire Ipswich 400, 'PD' trailed young gun Ash Walsh heading into the Queensland round, but now emerges with a 51 point advantage after leading the Infants Friend driver home by one second in Sunday's inverted top 10 race.

He closed in on Saturday, trailing by eight -but the veteran has done the job and returned to the top after dropping to second after the Perth event.

"What a great weekend to bounce back," Dumbrell said.

"I've had a few tough inconsistent weekends, but certainly not this weekend.

"Bathurst is a big 250km race, so there's a long way to go in the Championship."

Some drama on lap one saw Steven Johnson turned around early -but the race was tame compared to Saturday's chaos-filled Dunlop Series race.

While there was some push and shove around him, Walsh kept it clean, as Dumbrell lurked behind, picking off cars lap by lap.

It took until the closing stage of the race for Dumbrell to steer the Holden Commodore into the lead, cinching the additional points.

Also on the podium was Cameron Waters, who kept it clean after his involvement in heavy carnage yesterday.

Paul Morris -who got a great start, Ant Pedersen, Garry Jacobson, Jack le Brocq, Aaren Russell, Tim Blanchard and Todd Hazelwood completed the top 10.

Click here for full results.

While the next Dunlop Series round is at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in October, Dumbrell's next race in a V8 Supercar will be alongside Jamie Whincup at Sandown, the first event of the Pirtek Enduro Cup.

Dumbrell and Whincup won the Mount Panorama 1000km classic in 2012 and will be looking to do the same after a second-place finish last year.

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