McConville wins Fujitsu V8 Race 1 at Winton

Cameron McConville at Winton today

Cameron McConville at Winton today

Cameron McConville has won the first Fujitsu V8 Series race at Winton Motor Raceway today.

The JAX Quickfit Tyres Commodore VE driver qualified second behind Steve Owen but made the best launch off the line, took the lead and led every lap of the race.

Pole-sitter Steve Owen finished second and maintained his healthy series lead, although there was drama behind the run-away leaders.

James Moffat eventually finished third after a poor start. He dropped well down the field but mounted a huge comeback to finish in the top three. His charge included a clash with TKR driver Matthew Hamilton.

Tim Blanchard took fourth place after starting the last lap in sixth place. He had to pass David Russell (struggling with an engine problem) and Nick Percat.

Fujitsu-backed rookie Scott McLaughlin was running a competitive fourth until taken out by Jack Perkins, who was handed a post-race 15 second penalty for the incident. McLaughlin, driving a Stone Brothers Racing-prepared Falcon, set the second fastest lap of the race. Ironically, Perkins will drive an SBR-prepared Falcon in the V8 endurance races …

Races 2 and 3 of the Fujitsu Series will be held tomorrow at Winton.

RESULTS: Fujitsu V8 Race 1, Winton

1 38 Cameron McConville 14
2 45 Steve Owen 14
3 99 James Moffat 14
4 999 Tim Blanchard 14
5 28 David Russell 14
6 222 Nick Percat 14
7 777 Rodney Jane 14
8 71 Marcus Zukanovic 14
9 59 Aaren Russell 14
10 57 Ben McCashney 14
11 46 Daniel Jilesen 14
12 021 Matthew Hamilton 14
13 96 Ryan Hansford 14
14 93 Scott McLaughlin 14
15 75 Aaron McGill 14
16 67 Jack Perkins 14
17 66 Phil Foster 14
18 95 Nathan Vince 14
19 86 Wayne Miles 14
DNF 58 Drew Russell 10
DNF 26 Ant Pedersen 6
DNF 48 Geoff Emery 1
DNF 32 Paul Fiore 14

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