Chris Pither has taken the round win of the Dunlop Series at the Castrol Townsville 500 - Driven by TAFE Queensland, while Ash Walsh drove to victory in the final race.
The fast Kiwi was able to capitalise on yesterday's clash between Cameron Waters and Ash Walsh for the round win, banking valuable points by scoring victory on Saturday while finishing today's 29 lap race in fifth.
Walsh took the race 2 win after upstaging rival Cameron Waters at the start, taking the race lead by turn 1.
The Infants Friend Ford crossed the line 2.5secs ahead of Waters, followed by Andre Heimgartner and Paul Dumbrell, who took second and third for the round respectively.
Despite finishing 19th after the clash with Waters, Walsh secured fifth for the round, holding on to his series lead of Dumbrell by 47 points.
A jubilated Pither described scoring his first Dunlop Series race and round win as "a pretty special moment".
"It's a credit to the team, the guys put in a lot of hard work into the car and obviously we've been developing a few things and it's been paying off," he told v8supercars.com.au.
"I'm raptthat I was able to get a result for them.
"No matter how they come I'll take it."
Pither's points haul bumps the Ice-Break Racing pilot up to fourth in the series, sitting a short 31 points behind fellow countrymen Heimgartner.
The Dunlop Series heads to Queensland Raceway for the next round of the calendar
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