Short odds on James
THE betting markets list James Courtney as the favourite for the V8 Supercars championship title. The Jim Beam Racing Falcon driver has led the championship since May and takes a 53-point advantage over Jamie Whincup (Team Vodafone) into the title-decider at Homebush in Sydney this weekend.
Courtney is tipped at $1.33 to $1.36 in three betting markets ahead of Whincup on $3 to $3.30. The only other driver with a mathematical chance of claiming the title is Mark Winterbottom (Ford Performance Racing), who trails Courtney by 203 points and is $67 in the markets.