JD racing podium finish - Clipsal 500 race 2
Posted 27 March 2011 - 01:18 AM
2 15 Jack Daniel's Racing Rick Kelly Commodore VE2 65 01:24:0601 - 02:08:51:6891 77 138
3 5 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon Mark Winterbottom Falcon FG 57 01:23:9120 - 02:08:52:4924 77 129
4 1 Toll Holden Racing Team James Courtney Commodore VE2 62 01:23:8646 - 02:08:56:4576 77 120
5 2 Toll Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Commodore VE2 55 01:23:9994 - 02:08:58:6542 77 111
6 55 The Bottle-O Racing Team Paul Dumbrell Falcon FG 61 01:23:8679 - 02:08:59:4903 77 102
7 6 Trading Post FPR Falcon Will Davison Falcon FG 73 01:23:9642 - 02:09:00:1902 77 96
8 17 Jim Beam Racing Steven Johnson Falcon FG 69 01:24:3184 - 02:09:03:5433 77 90
Posted 27 March 2011 - 01:29 AM
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 05:45 AM
A massive five-car crash has marred the third V8 Supercar race at the Australian Grand Prix won by Holden driver Jamie Whincup.
Holden drivers Craig Lowndes, Rick Kelly, David Reynolds and Warren Luff, and Ford's Steve Johnson all became involved in the huge first lap pile-up around Albert Park.
Johnson had the driver's side door of his Jim Beam Racing Falcon nearly torn off its hinges by the high-speed impact as he collected one of the stricken cars.
All five drivers escaped serious injury.
But all the cars were significantly damaged and face extensive repairs ahead of the next round of the championship in Hamilton, New Zealand, from April 15-17.
First Kelly and Lowndes tangled and came to rest in the wall, before Reynolds, Luff and Johnson all became involved afterwards.
Stewards are certain to investigate the crash - the latter stages of which came despite yellow caution flags being waved once the initial incident between Kelly and Lowndes occurred.
So lengthy was the delay as the cars were cleared from the track, the 25-lap race was shortened to 18 laps as Whincup won his second race of the weekend.
The Team Vodafone driver took the lead from Ford driver Alex Davison on lap 13 and couldn't be caught to secure the lion's share of a $500,000 prize pool on offer for a round with no championship points.
He led home a Holden 1-2-3, beating Greg Murphy and race two winner Garth Tander.