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BERS P2 NUM TODAY’S JAMIE Whincup steers his Holden to victory at Reid Park yesterday ahead of Scott McLaughlin who won Saturday’s race. BELOW: Whincup celebrates after his hard- fought win. // HOLDEN hero Jamie Whincup continued his love affair with Townsville’s Reid Park Supercars circuit yesterday.
The six- time Supercars champion broke through to win his first race of the year and equal Craig Lowndes’ all- time winning record. Whincup’s win was the 105th of his career, bringing him level with Triple Eight Racing teammate Lowndes for the most victories in the category’s history.
It was also Whincup’s ninth race win on the Townsville street circuit, easily the most by any driver in the event’s nine- year history. The Townsville 400’ s total crowd figure was 142,478 for the three- days, slightly down on last year’s figure.