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Whincup inches closer to Supercar crown


Ford racer Jamie Whincup is within an ace of winning the 2008 Australian V8 Supercar crown

But Whincup says he still has to go out and get the job done in the final round at Oran Park, Sydney, in two weekends’ time.

Whincup dominated last weekend’s round at Symmons Plains, Tasmania, and can now only be challenged by fellow Falcon driver Mark Winterbottom who is 233 points behind.

Whincup has to score a minimum of 67 points at Oran Park to make sure of the title but though he reckons that’s achievable, he’s not counting his chickens just yet.

“We have to go and get the job done. It’s not over until it’s over,” he says. “I can’t see why I can’t go on to Oran Park and get the 67 points I need, it’s a place I really like. (But) I’m not going to relax. I want to round the year off as well as I can.”
Ideally that would be by winning the round in the swansong meeting at the historic Sydney racetrack which is about to be turned into a housing estate.

Last weekend’s round win was Whincup’s fourth in a row and his sixth of the year. He drove the Vodafone Falcon to victory in both races on Sunday, backing up his second placing in Saturday’s event.

Jack Daniels Racing Holden Commodore driver Todd Kelly finished second in Tasmania, ahead of Whincup’s teammate, Craig Lowndes. Winterbottom finished fourth overall.



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