Highlights of round six of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship ... presented by Ford, the Queensland 300 in which Stone Brothers Racing (SBR) claimed its third consecutive win on its home track with Marcos Ambrose at the wheel of the Pirtek Ford Falcon, will feature in High Octane Motorsport on Supersport from July 20.
Ambrose produced a dominating performance in his Pirtek Falcon and survived a couple of race re-starts to record his second round win of the season and extend his lead in the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series.
Ambrose’s SBR teammate Russell Ingall was running second to Ambrose with 29 laps remaining, but got caught out on some oil and ran wide at turn three before recovering to finish fourth.
David Besnard started SBR’s winning streak at QR when he won the Queensland 500 in 2002 and Ingall continued the trend in the Caltex Havoline Ford Falcon last year.
Ambrose now leads the championship on 1064 points from Steve Richards (1006) and Jason Bright (951) – ironically all three of these drivers had their first V8 Supercar victory in an SBR car.
There were three safety car periods during the race and when the last one came Ambrose had a 4.5-second lead.
He survived the re-start two laps later and managed to hold out Richards and Garth Tander to the chequered flag.
“This is a great reward for the team, our sponsors and Ford,” said Ambrose. “This is the third win in a row here for SBR and I am just glad I could finally notch one for the team.”
“It was like a war zone out there. There were bumpers, oil and bits of car everywhere.”
Ingall’s result elevated him one place in the championship to sixth on 808 points – just three behind Greg Murphy, who failed to finish after a first turn accident, which also claimed fellow championship outsider John Bowe.
1: Marcos Ambrose (Ford) - 90 Laps
2: Steven Richards (Holden)
3: Garth Tander (Holden)
4: Russell Ingall (Ford)
5: Jason Bright (Holden)
6: Paul Radisich (Ford)
CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS (After 6 of 13)
1: Marcos Ambrose (Ford) 1064
2: Steve Richards (Holden) 1006
3: Jason Bright (Holden) 951
4: Rick Kelly (Holden) 924
5: Greg Murphy (Holden) 811
6: Russell Ingall (Ford) 808
Highlights of this exciting race will be broadcast on the following dates:
20 July, 22h30 - CSN/Supersport 2
21 July, 04h00 - Supersport 2
21 July, 15h30 - Supersport 1
22 July, 12h00 - Supersport 1
23 July, 10h30 - CSN/Supersport 2
26 July, 11h00 - Supersport 2
Original article from Car