Maiden V8 Supercars victory for Tim Slade at his home ground
Tim Slade (Brad Jones Racing) wins Race 10 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship at his home track at Winton. After he took his first pole position since 2012 and first pole for Holden this season, Slade defends the lead in the 120-km race and earned his maiden V8 Supercars victory. He is the ninth winner in ten races this season.
After 40 laps of clever racing and two perfect pitstops, Slade crossed the finish line with 4.3606sec advantage ahead of Scott McLaughlin, who fought for second place against Mark Winterbottom. There were a train of cars behind winning #14 Holden and next in the order was Rick Kelly, who missed the podium by finishing fourth, ahead of Jamie Whincup. Will Davison, Chaz Mostert, Michael Caruso, Shane van Gisbergen and Lee Holdsworth completed the top 10.
The most exciting and controversial moment of the race was the collision between James Courtney and Cameron Waters on Lap 17. They made a contact in Turn 4 and then again in Turn 5. After that both went off. They recovered but dropped down in the order, Waters finished 16th and Courtney came home 19th.