Cameron Waters had an unforgettable weekend at the Winton Raceway, winning its second victory in the Supercar Championship.
Almost in the same way as yesterday’s victory, Waters in the last moments restrained the quick finish of Shane van Gisbergen, resisting the late attack of the championship leader, which ended in a showdown on the last lap.
Andre Heimgartner finished the Brad Jones Racing podium, taking a lone third place, ahead of David Reynolds.
From the pole position Waters again made the jump on the field, ahead of Heimgartner, who received a jump on van Gisbergen.
The latter returned to third place and stood in the way of Reynolds, who pursued his rear in a similar way as before.
After an early move the race got into rhythm, the shuffling of seats resumed when the pit stops began.
Chaz Mostert of Wokinshaw Andretti United was selected in the pit early, which had the opposite result when he was stuck in place for 6.3 seconds.
Brock Feeney, Will Davison and Brody Costetsky were also on the lane on lap 7, the latter receiving a 15-second penalty for speeding on the pit lane.
Waters continued to increase his lead as second place went from hand to hand when van Gisbergen took revenge on Heimgartner in the 7th turn on the 14th lap after gradually gaining success on previous laps.
On the 15th lap there was a friendly fire at Tickford Racing, Jake Kostecki went the wrong way after contact with James Courtney on turn 10.
Waters approached boxing in the late 19th lap, which allowed his opponent the Triple Eight to take the lead in the race, and van Gisbergen joined Heimgartner and Reynolds in the long first run.
When the front pair eventually stopped at the end of the 23rd lap, Heimgartner reaped the fruits of being the leader in the series, ahead of superstar Kiwi.
Will Brown and Reynolds battled for an effective fourth place in the 24th lap, swapping positions before the latter solidified their place.
The biggest incident in the race occurred on lap 26, when Courtney and Tim Slade became entangled between turns 1 and 2, losing the ability to drive before rolling into a tire wall. It was a blow at low speed, but nonetheless.
From that moment on, it was all about an intriguing battle to win the race between Waters and van Gisbergen.
With more than 5 seconds down the Triple Eight man slowly but surely began to make his way, tensions reached the final wheel when van Gisbergen tried to disturb Waters with the win.
The Monster Mustang driver remained calm, holding on to victory with a small score of 0.4 seconds.
Heimgartner, Reynolds and Brown followed, and Kostecki was relegated to 13th.
Lee Holdsworth finished the consecutive weekend for Grove Racing in sixth place, ahead of Brock Feeney and Anton De Pasquale.
Experienced participants Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison closed the top ten.
The duo of WAU Mostert and Percat were 11 years oldth and 15th.
Courtney was unable to finish after the injury.
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