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Jamie Whincup won the final race of the weekend, to claim a clean-sweep of victories at the Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint for Triple EightRacing.
The victory see’s Whincup jump team mate and pole sitter Craig Lowndes in the championship standings.
Lowndes got a poor start from pole which meant David Reynolds got the jump, but the two made contact at turn one which saw Reynolds spin and Lowndes receive a drive through penalty.
That penalty meant that Lowndes could only finish in sixth while Reynolds came through the field to finish just outside the top ten in 11th.
Once the penalty was taken, Jamie Whincup took control and never looked back, meaning he has a 19 points lead in the championship from his team mate.
Chaz Mostert and Shane Van Gisbergen both turned around a so-far disappointing weekend to finish second and third respectively.
Garth Tander secured a second consecutive top five finish, just missing out on a podium finish after not being able pass Van Gisbergen in the final laps of the race.
Mark Winterbottom rounded out a good race for the Prodrive Racing coming home in fifth position ahead of Lowndes and Volvo Racing’s Scott McLaughlin.
Andrea Heimgartner responded from a disappointing race two, to finish in eight place. The Kiwi showing good pace with the new Ford FG X bodywork this weekend.
Round 2 winner Fabian Coulthard ended a disappointing weekend with his highest finishing position of eighth, which sees the Kiwi drop to seventh in the championship.
Rounding out the top ten was former championship leader James Country.
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