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Craig Lowndes made it two wins out of two at this weekend’s Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint to take his 99th V8 Supercar victory. 

Starting from pole he lead a Triple Eight Racing one-two from start to finish despite a safety car intervention early on.

The safety car was caused by Andre Heimgartner in the Superblack Racing Ford. The Kiwi, who started from a season high fifth position, ran deep at the turn four hairpin loosing the Ford driver two laps.

Once the safety car went in James Courtney secured his second podium position of the weekend, slowly reeling in David Reynolds before he passed the Ford driver on lap 16.

Garth Tander made it two factory Holden’s in the top five, leading home Prodrive’s Mark Winterbottom, while Will Davidson responded from a disappointing race one to finish seventh.

Shane Van Gisbergne made it two points finishes in a row, passing Volvo’s Scott McLaughlin on the second lap.

The two Kiwi’s of McLaughlin, who’s Volvo required a engine change between race one and two, and Fabian Coulthard rounded out the top ten.

Charlie Price – charlie@sportscarglobal.com