Will Davison leads FPR one-two in Adelaide

Trading Post Racing's Will Davison has won race 2

Trading Post Racing's Will Davison has won race 2

Will Davison has led a Ford Performance Racing one-two in today’s second leg of the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide

Davison took the lead from Garth Tander late in the second stint in a move that also saw the Orrcon Falcon sneak into second place.

Tander went on to finish third, with Jamie Whincup, Craig Lowndes, Shane van Gisbergen, David Reynolds, Lee Holdsworth, Fabian Coulthard and Tim Slade rounding out the top 10.

The race went Safety Car free-for its entire 78 lap duration, once again placing an emphasis on fuel economy.

Tander led early after a strong start, before Whincup took over the front-running eight laps in.

Whincup’s race would take a turn for the worse early in the second stint, where an engine misfire forced the TeamVodafone Commodore to let Tander, Davison and Winterbottom through. Whincup eventually finished 21s down on race winner Davison in fourth.

Craig Lowndes also lacked pace in the second half of the race as he conserved fuel, eventually finishing fifth. Yesterday’s pole sitter did well to make it home on just two stops having been switched from a three-stopper following Whincup’s issue.

It was a tough afternoon for Jack Daniel’s Racing, with Rick Kelly 11th after being forced to pit for a splash of fuel on Lap 76 of 78 while running seventh. Team-mate Todd Kelly fared even worse in 23rd after losing time with a jammed left-rear wheel nut in his second stop that saw a single left-rear tyre complete a total of three stints on car #7.

Michael Caruso also suffered an early delay with a spin at Turn 4 on the opening lap, eventually finishing one place ahead of Todd Kelly in 22nd.

David Wall was an equally disappointed 21st, having had a late drive-through penalty for kerb hopping withdrawn while he was serving it.

James Courtney was the last of the finishes in 25th having lost 13 laps with a repeat of the tailshaft failure he suffered in qualifying this morning.

James Moffat was the only non-finisher after suffering power steering issues, while Jonathon Webb and Greg Murphy failed to take the start after an accident in qualifying.

Will Davison now leads the 2012 championship by 18 points from Jamie Whincup, with Garth Tander, Mark Winterbottom and Craig Lowndes rounding out the top five.

See below for the full Race 2 result

1 Trading Post FPR Ford Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 78 01:48:31.4231
2 Orrcon Steel FPR Ford Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 78 01:48:36.2684
3 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE2 78 01:48:40.5133
4 TeamVodafone Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE2 78 01:48:52.5977
5 TeamVodafone Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE2 78 01:48:57.7579
6 SP Tools Racing Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 78 01:48:58.9003
7 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 78 01:49:11.2822
8 Irwin Racing Lee Holdsworth Ford Falcon FG 78 01:49:15.7393
9 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE2 78 01:49:25.7618
10 Lucky 7 Racing Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 78 01:49:25.8270
11 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 78 01:49:26.2042
12 Tony D’Alberto Racing Tony D’Alberto Ford Falcon FG 78 01:49:36.7330
13 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 78 01:49:51.2999
14 V.I.P. Petfoods Steve Owen Ford Falcon FG 77 01:48:44.5064
15 Tekno Autosports Michael Patrizi Holden Commodore VE2 77 01:48:47.1507
16 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE2 77 01:48:49.4786
17 Jim Beam Racing Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 77 01:48:55.2931
18 Fujitsu Racing GRM Alexandre Premat Holden Commodore VE2 77 01:49:03.0024
19 Jim Beam Racing Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 77 01:49:04.1539
20 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE2 77 01:49:19.0405
21 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Holden Commodore VE2 77 01:49:21.8256
22 Fujitsu Racing GRM Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE2 77 01:49:22.2612
23 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 77 01:49:27.9235
24 Team iSelect Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VE2 77 01:49:35.7057
25 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VE2 65 01:49:30.9975
DNF Team Norton DJR James Moffat Ford Falcon FG 16    43:44.7327
DNS Pepsi Max Crew Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE2
DNS Tekno Autosports Jonathon Webb Holden Commodore VE2

See below for a highlights package of today’s race

See below for a one-on-one with Will Davison and Foxsports’ Ben Beazley

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