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YOUNGSTERS TAKE SANDOWN 500

Youngsters Cam Waters and Richie Stanaway win Sandown 500 - Photo: Dirk Klynsmith

Youngsters Cam Waters and Richie Stanaway win Sandown 500 – Photo: Dirk Klynsmith

PRODRIVE RACING Australia pairing Cameron Waters and Richie Stanaway has converted Pole into race victory after 125 laps.

It was the first championship victory for the pair as Waters held off a determined Scott McLaughlin in the closing stages. Behind, Chaz Mostert and Steve Owen won the battle for third after Shane van Gisbergen’s charge from 23rd ended when a puncture caused him to head off-track at Turn 1.

“It was one of the most pressure battles I’ve ever been in and one of the career highlights,” said a jubilant Waters after the race. “Yeah, I managed to hold my own. Winning this is unreal, can’t believe I’m here.”

Start of the Sandown 500 - Photo: Dirk Klynsmith

Start of the Sandown 500 – Photo: Dirk Klynsmith

Despite a race stoppage at the start, the race went through without a Safety Car. However, an incident at the end of the back straight for Taz Douglas delayed the race for an hour as crews removed the stricken Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Commodore and repaired the tyre wall. The incident was caused by a puncture after a collision with Ash Walsh.

A number of punctures hindered Red Bull Holden Racing Team’s day with both van Gisbergen/Matt Campbell and Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell pairings having punctures while in race contending positions.

After pit stops were made on lap 54, the minimum amount of laps required to be driven by the co-driver, Waters and Stanaway never yielded the lead.

Cam Waters and Richie Stanaway celebrating their victory - Photo: Dirk Klynsmith

Cam Waters and Richie Stanaway celebrating their victory – Photo: Dirk Klynsmith

McLaughlin and Alex Premat took a close second, ahead of Mostert/Owen, the lead Holden of Garth Tander and James Golding, and the second DJR Team Penske Falcon of Fabian Coulthard and Tony D’Alberto.

McLaughlin has extended his lead in the chase for the title to 84 points ahead of Whincup and 161 ahead of teammate Coulthard

Supercars Championship – Sandown 500 – Result

1 Monster Energy Racing C.Waters/R.Stanaway Ford Falcon FG/X 125 3:31:35.785
2 Shell V-Power Racing Team S.McLaughlin/A.Premat Ford Falcon FG/X 125 3:31:36.460
3 Supercheap Auto Racing C.Mostert/S.Owen Ford Falcon FG/X 125 3:31:58.360
4 Wilson Security Racing GRM G.Tander/J.Golding Holden Commodore VF 125 3:32:02.953
5 Shell V-Power Racing Team F.Coulthard/T.D’Alberto Ford Falcon FG/X 125 3:32:03.505
6 Red Bull Holden Racing Aust J.Whincup/P.Dumbrell Holden Commodore VF 125 3:32:12.181
7 Wilson Security Racing GRM J.Moffat/R.Muscat Holden Commodore VF 125 3:32:13.124
8 Preston Hire Racing L.Holdsworth/K.Reindler Holden Commodore VF 125 3:32:14.561
9 Freightliner Racing T.Slade/A.Walsh Holden Commodore VF 125 3:32:18.304
10 The Bottle-O Racing Team M.Winterbottom/D.Canto Ford Falcon FG/X 125 3:32:19.725
11 Mobil 1 HSV Racing J.Courtney/J.Perkins Holden Commodore VF 125 3:32:23.015
12 TeamVortex C.Lowndes/S.Richards Holden Commodore VF 125 3:32:33.423
13 TEKNO Woodstock Racing W.Davison/J.Webb Holden Commodore VF 125 3:32:45.389
14 Erebus GB Galvanizing Racing D.Wood/C.Pither Holden Commodore VF 124 3:31:49.189
15 Sengled Racing R.Kelly/D.Wall Nissan Altima 124 3:31:57.345
16 Red Bull Holden Racing Aust S.Van Gisbergen/M.Campbell Holden Commodore VF 124 3:32:05.057
17 MEGA Racing J.Bright/G.Jacobson Ford Falcon FG/X 124 3:32:19.432
18 carsales Racing T.Kelly/J.Le Brocq Nissan Altima 124 3:32:33.742
19 Erebus Penrite Racing D.Reynolds/L.Youlden Holden Commodore VF 124 3:32:34.831
20 Team Harvey Norman S.De Silvestro/D.Russell Nissan Altima 124 3:32:41.482
21 Nissan Motorsport M.Caruso/D.Fiore Nissan Altima 123 3:31:57.622
22 Mobil 1 HSV Racing S.Pye/W.Luff Holden Commodore VF 113 3:31:58.665
23 Mongrel Boots Racing N.Percat/M.Jones Holden Commodore VF 109 3:32:23.122
DNF Repair Management Aust Racing A.Rullo/A.Davison Holden Commodore VF 43 2:29:23.294
DNF Plus Fitness Racing Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VF

Supercars Championship Standings

1 Scott McLaughlin 2334
2 Jamie Whincup 2250
3 Fabian Coulthard 2173
4 Chaz Mostert 2052
5 Shane Van Gisbergen 1914
6 Mark Winterbottom 1659
7 Garth Tander 1608
8 Craig Lowndes 1584
9 Cameron Waters 1564
10 David Reynolds 1491
11 Tim Slade 1281
12 Lee Holdsworth 1269
13 James Moffat 1227
14 Will Davison 1146
15 Rick Kelly 1146
16 Michael Caruso 1095
17 Nick Percat 1089
18 Scott Pye 1084
19 James Courtney 1047
20 Todd Kelly 1039
21 Jason Bright 975
22 Tim Blanchard 828
23 Simona De Silvestro 822
24 Dale Wood 699
25 Alex Rullo 438
26 James Golding 402
27 Richie Stanaway 300
28 Alexandre Premat 276
29 Steve Owen 258
30 Jack Le Brocq 237
31 Tony D’Alberto 222
32 Macauley Jones 219
33 Paul Dumbrell 204
34 Taz Douglas 198
35 Richard Muscat 192
36 Karl Reindler 180
37 Ashley Walsh 168
38 Dean Canto 156
39 Shae Davies 153
40 Jack Perkins 144
41 Alex Davison 141
42 Steven Richards 138
43 Jonathon Webb 132
44 Chris Pither 126
45 David Wall 120
46 Matthew Campbell 114
47 Garry Jacobson 108
48 Luke Youlden 96
49 Todd Hazelwood 90
50 David Russell 90
51 Dean Fiore 84
52 Cameron McConville 81
53 Warren Luff 78
54 Aaren Russell 69
55 Matthew Brabham 57

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