Young guns claim first vic­tory

The Chronicle - - SPORT | DIGEST - — Will Dale

Cameron Wa­ters and Richie Stan­away (pic­tured) took their first Su­per­cars wins, hold­ing on to claim the Wil­son Se­cu­rity Sandown 500.

Wa­ters held off a fast-fin­ish­ing Scott McLaughlin and Alex Pre­mat, with Chaz Mostert and Steve Owen mak­ing an all-Ford podium by fin­ish­ing third.

The pair’s vic­tory broke a pole­sit­ter’s hoodoo dat­ing back to 2013, the combo only the third in the race’s his­tory to win the race af­ter start­ing first.

McLaughlin ex­tended his cham­pi­onship lead to 84 points af­ter a dis­as­trous day for Red Bull.

Both Jamie Whin­cup/Paul Dum­brell and Shane van Gis­ber­gen/Matt Camp­bell en­dured punc­tures, the former re­cov­er­ing to sixth at the fin­ish, while the lat­ter’s late-race drama took them out of third place.

The race was short­ened to 125 laps – or 387.5 of the 500 sched­uled kilo­me­tres – af­ter a lap-one crash for Taz Dou­glas that forced the race to be stopped for over an hour while the armco bar­ri­ers were re­paired.

PHOTO: DAVID CROSLING/AAP

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