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Whincup reigns at Hamilton 400


TeamVodafone driver Jamie Whincup continued his dominance of the V8 Supercar series as he took his Holden Commodore to victory on the streets of Hamilton over the weekend

Whincup won both races of the meeting, with Toll Holden Racing's Garth Tander the runner-up.

After experiencing issues with his car in race one, the team made changes and Whincup said he was happy with the results. 

"She was a rocket ship and we were able to control from the front."

Whincup has now won the last four races in the New Zealand round of the championship, last year in a Ford.

Whincup has also won six of this season's eight races, with Tander interrupting his streak in Adelaide last month.

Third on Sunday was Fujitsu Racing's Michael Caruso to give Holden a one-two-three.

Tander had qualified in pole ahead of Whincup, but his lead lasted just over nine of the 59 laps before Whincup overtook him on an inside line.

By the end of the race his lead was more than 6 seconds.

the best of the Kiwis, Shane van Gisbergen was able to improve his Ford from 12th on the grid to eighth at the finish.

Three other New Zealanders finished in the top 20 - Holden drivers Jason Richards in 12th, Steven Richards in 15th and Greg Murphy in 18th.


Jamie Whincup (Holden) 1071
Mark Winterbottom (Ford) 873
James Courtney (Ford) 858
Lee Holdsworth (Holden) 771
Garth Tander (Holden) 723
Shane van Gisbergen (Ford) 720
Rick Kelly (Holden) 716
Craig Lowndes (Holden) 711
Michael Caruso (Holden) 702
Steven Johnson (Ford) 668


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