Bright wins as Reynolds finds trouble in Race 4

Bright leads the pack away at the start #V8SC

Bright leads the pack away at the start #V8SC

Jason Bright has become the fourth different winner in as many races this season with a dominant drive from pole at Symmons Plains.

The Team BOC Holden driver led each of the 42 laps, eventually beating home Garth Tander by 3.7s.

The win marks Bright’s first since Winton, 2011, and the second for Brad Jones Racing in two days.

Tander overtook front-row starter Coulthard at the Turn 4 hairpin on the opening lap as the Lockwood Holden was momentarily held up by the sister car of Bright.

Bright had accidentally plucked neutral in the middle of the first gear corner, later apologising to his team for costing them a one-two.

Jamie Whincup shadowed Coulthard to the finish in fourth to marginally extend his points lead.

Ford Performance Racing duo Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom filled fifth and sixth respectively, with the latter getting the better of Scott McLaughlin on the penultimate lap after an extended duel.

David Reynolds found the Turn 4 exit fence after a squeeze involving David Wall

David Reynolds found the Turn 4 exit fence after a squeeze involving David Wall

James Courtney followed Winterbottom through on McLaughlin to score seventh, while Dean Fiore put a similarly late move on Craig Lowndes to nab 10th.

A moment of misfortune for David Reynolds punctuated a largely uneventful race. The Bottle-O Ford suffered heavy damage when it was squeezed into the outside wall at Turn 4 on the second lap.

The green Falcon rode up the fence after being bumped during a three-wide squeeze with Michael Caruso and David Wall. Relatively minor damage to the Brad Jones Racing Holden also forced Wall out of the race.

The Bottle-O FPR team is currently scrambling to fix the damaged Falcon in time for Race 5 later today.

Reynolds and Wall were the only two drivers to visit pitlane during the race, with minimal tyre degredation and the lack of a late Safety Car ensuring no one elected for a late stop.

The third and final race of the weekend will kick off at 1630.

See below for the full Race 4 result

1 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VF 42 40:33.8544
2 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VF 42 40:37.5119
3 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VF 42 40:38.6908
4 Red Bull Racing Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF 42 40:39.3926
5 Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 42 40:42.9886
6 Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 42 40:45.6746
7 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VF 42 40:46.5276
8 Fujitsu Racing GRM Scott McLaughlin Holden Commodore VF 42 40:47.4995
9 Dodo Insurance Racing Dean Fiore Holden Commodore VF 42 40:50.3379
10 Red Bull Racing Australia Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF 42 40:51.1985
11 Tekno Autosports Jonathon Webb Holden Commodore VF 42 40:51.4064
12 TEKNO Team VIP Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF 42 40:55.1891
13 Team HIFLEX Tony D’Alberto Holden Commodore VF 42 40:55.8181
14 ekol Racing Scott Pye Holden Commodore VF 42 40:56.1633
15 Jeld-wen FPR Ford Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 42 40:56.4655
16 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Nissan Altima 42 40:57.4368
17 Irwin Racing Lee Holdsworth Mercedes E63 AMG 42 40:57.9193
18 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VF 42 40:59.3698
19 Norton 360 Racing Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 42 41:01.9638
20 Norton 360 Racing James Moffat Nissan Altima 42 41:02.3749
21 Fujitsu Racing GRM Alexandre Premat Holden Commodore VF 42 41:04.2935
22 Heavy Haulage Racing Tim Slade Mercedes E63 AMG 42 41:05.0012
23 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 42 41:05.5490
24 SP Tools Racing Maro Engel Mercedes E63 AMG 42 41:09.9770
25 Wilson Security Racing Jonny Reid Ford Falcon FG 42 41:14.3359
26 Wilson Security Racing Tim Blanchard Ford Falcon FG 42 41:21.8400
DNF Wilson Security Racing David Wall Holden Commodore VF  2  3:57.2344
DNF The Bottle-O FPR Ford David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG  1  1:02.5783

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