Jamie Whincup Victory

Jamie Whincup can be seen here opening his door to let the smoke out after his“Victory Lap” burnout!

Jamie Whincup can be seen here opening his door to let the smoke out after his“Victory Lap” burnout!

Aussie 1, 2 and 3

Thousands came out to witness what was hoped to be a Kiwi victory after Scott McLaughlin claimed the pole position, but it was not to be.
The race belonged to Jamie Whincup who is out of contention for this year’s Championship but showed he is still a force to be reckoned with.
The six-time champ crossed the line four seconds ahead of teammate Craig Lowndes in the 69-lap race, after grabbing the lead off the start and clinching the prestigious Jason Richards Memorial Trophy.
Whincup becomes the third man to win the prestigious award, named after the late Kiwi driver who succumbed to cancer in 2011.
Drama hit Championship leader Mark Winterbottom, who spun out on lap two and rejoined at the back of the field.
Winterbottom carved through the field and managed to come home 11th. He continues to lead the Championship, now by 239 to Reynolds, but his closest competitors in Lowndes and Reynolds finished ahead at Pukekohe.

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