McLaughlin Wins Night Race At Sydney Supersprint

McLaughlin grabs lead from start
McLaughlin grabs lead from start

It was the first night race in Sydney since 2018, but the result was business as usual for Supercars championship leader Scott McLaughlin.

McLaughlin started from pole to claim his 47th career victory, having claimed the first and third races of the earlier event at Sydney Motorsport Park last month.

The win moves him just one shy of legendary racer Peter Brock’s all-time Supercars win record, with two races to come on Sunday leaving him with the chance of overtaking the motorsport great.

Lee Holdsworth finished second with Anton De Pasquale third. Shane van Gisbergen started from second but slipped to fourth, ahead of teammate Jamie Whincup.

Waters, Coulthard, Jones, Percat, and Winterbottom completed the top 10.

McLAUGHLIN QUOTE:
“Far out, the car was so good on both compounds today, and I was really proud of the guys during the pit stop. These guys have been working so hard at the Shell V-Power Racing Team to get our pit stops right and consistent. And every time I come in, it’s just mint."

“I had a solid day with a pole and a race win; you can’t get much better. We set ourselves up with a strategy that was similar to a lot of people, but hopefully this sets us up well for tomorrow."

Results

POS # DRIVER TEAM BEHIND
1 17 McLaughlin Shell V-Power Racing Team +0.000s
2 5 Holdsworth Truck Assist Racing +1.520
3 88 Whincup Red Bull Holden Racing Team +11.251
4 9 Reynolds Penrite Racing +24.428
5 18 Winterbottom IRWIN Racing +25.647
6 97 Van Gisbergen Red Bull Holden Racing Team +26.517
7 99 A. de Pasquale Penrite Racing +26.950
8 14 T. Hazelwood Brut Military Grade +27.129
9 8 Percat Dunlop Super Dealer Racing +27.997
10 2 B. Fullwood Mobil 1 TM Middy's Racing +28.749
11 55 J. Le Brocq Supercheap Auto Racing +31.859
12 20 S. Pye DEWALT Racing +35.647
13 6 C. Waters Monster Energy Racing +36.859
14 44 Courtney Boost Mobile Racing +37.462
15 7 Heimgartner NED Whisky Racing +40.623
16 25 Mostert Mobil 1 TM Appliances Online +43.754
17 15 R. Kelly Castrol Racing +46.657
18 4 J. Smith SCT Motor Sports +47.015
19 35 G. Jacobson Yellow Cover Racing +48.063
20 3 M. Jones Team CoolDrive +49.400
21 19 A. Davison Local Legends Racing +49.829
22 34 J. Kostecki UNIT Racing +50.596
23 22 C. Pither Team SYDNEY +1:17.383
NC 12 Coulthard Shell V-Power Racing Team +39.137

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