Mostert prevails in final race of the weekend at Barbagallo

Chaz Moster held off an assault by Craig Lowndes to win his first race of 2014.

Mostert prevails in final race of the weekend at Barbagallo

The V8 Supercar season is 16 races old and we've already seen ten different winners. Ford factory driver Chaz Mostert has joined that list with his triumph in the third race at Barbahallo Raceway this weekend.

Lowndes jumped ahead on the start, but the blue ovals were in hot pursuit directly behind. Early in the race, Jack Perkins and Dale Wood got into it and contact was made on more than one occasion. At one point, they were even running each other off the road. And what were they driving so aggressively for you ask? Last place. That's V8 Supercar racing for ya.

After enjoying his best starting position of the year, Robert Dahlgren became the unofficial rag doll of the field. As they passed him on every side and at every corner, his rivals did not hesitate to knock him out of the way, door-slam their way by him, and nudge his Volvo off the track.

His teammate Scott McLaughlin didn't fair much better, needing his door taped up after dents he received in battle caused it to open. Tim Slade busted his steering after contact with Scotty halfway through the race as well.

On lap 18, Lee Holdsworth suffered a left rear tire failure, and he would not be the last to suffer such a fate. A few laps later, his Erebus teammate Will Davison limped back to the pit lane with the same issue. Later on, both HRT cars had their races marred by sudden left rear tire punctures. James Courtney was running in fourth and in contention for a podium result when it happened to him.

Mostert passed Jason Bright (who was on a three-stop strategy) for the lead on lap 43 of 83 and never looked back. Okay, well maybe he did look back a few times because the Red Bull of Craig Lowndes was breathing down his next for the good part of 25 laps following the pass on Bright.

After negotiating some heavy lap traffic, Mostert was able to cruise to the victory and claim his maiden victory with his new team. The top ten finishers were Mostert, Lowndes, Winterbottom, Whincup, Coulthard, Bright, Wall, Moffat, Reynolds, and Caruso.

Mark Winterbottom now holds a 101 point lead over Craig Lowndes in the championship standings.

shares
comments
Todd the hard charger for Jack Daniel's Racing in Perth

Previous article

Todd the hard charger for Jack Daniel's Racing in Perth

Next article

Bright Bounces Back in Perth

Bright Bounces Back in Perth
Load comments
How taming his temper shaped Supercars' slow-burn star Prime

How taming his temper shaped Supercars' slow-burn star

His decision to leave Brad Jones Racing was the biggest shock of the Australian Supercars silly season so far. But for Nick Percat, it comes as the culmination of a personal journey that has made him into one of the most rounded drivers in the series, now in search of a seat that can make him a champion

Supercars
Sep 17, 2021
Why replacing Supercars' GOAT with a teenager is worth the risk for T8 Prime

Why replacing Supercars' GOAT with a teenager is worth the risk for T8

On the face of it, picking an 18-year-old rookie to replace arguably the greatest Supercars driver of all time is a risky move. But as Jamie Whincup takes up a team principal role and hands his car to Broc Feeney, it's one that he is confident will be rewarded in the fullness of time - time which wasn't afforded to Whincup in his early days

Supercars
Sep 1, 2021
How Randle went from fighting cancer to battling for Supercars contention Prime

How Randle went from fighting cancer to battling for Supercars contention

After his fledgling career was paused by a battle with testicular cancer, Thomas Randle then had to wrestle with finding a drive in Supercars after he got the all-clear. It's been a long road for the Melbourne native but, after two lengthy battles, he's finally got a full-time drive to look forward to

Supercars
Jun 29, 2021
How crisis talks over Supercars’ Gen3 future could leave it without a paddle Prime

How crisis talks over Supercars’ Gen3 future could leave it without a paddle

With Supercars’ Gen3 era on the horizon, a shift is set to take place – in more ways than one – but, as has become clear in recent weeks, the plan to bin the stick and use paddles with electronic assisted shift has been met with fierce opposition

Supercars
May 24, 2021
Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske? Prime

Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske?

Roger Penske's whirlwind Australian Supercars sojourn is over. After six seasons, three drivers' titles, three teams' championships and a Bathurst 1000 crown, The Captain has sold his controlling stake in Dick Johnson Racing back to the squad and walked away from the category.

Supercars
Feb 26, 2021
Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader? Prime

Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader?

Supercars' most successful team of the past 15 years is set for a radical shakeup next year when Jamie Whincup retires from driving and takes over the reins at Triple Eight. But does he have what it takes to be the new Roland Dane?

Supercars
Feb 8, 2021
How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year Prime

How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year

David Reynolds inked what was effectively a lifetime deal with Erebus in 2019 – only to walk out a year later. What went wrong?

Supercars
Dec 18, 2020
Why Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester" Prime

Why Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester"

Scott McLaughlin has been a controversial figure in Supercars over the past few years but, as he heads off to a fresh challenge in IndyCar, the Australian tin-top series needs to find someone else to fill his drama-filled boots as the category enters a new era...

Supercars
Nov 3, 2020