Waters leaves Dunlop opposition in his wake
Cam Waters has dominated the opening race of the Dunlop Series at Winton.
In what would have to be one of the most dominant performances in the second-tier V8 Supercar series of recent times, Waters streaked away from second on the grid and never looked back over the 25-lap journey.
His final margin of victory was 10 seconds and allowed him to look after the car and will be hard to stop in the final race tomorrow.
Waters got the jump from Ash Walsh and Andrew Jones, while pole sitter Steve Owen slipped back to fourth.
Owen soon moved ahead of Jones, who then had a race-long battle with Paul Dumbrell. Things got interesting when Morgan Haber joined the battle and then Paul Morris got in on the action battling with Dumbrell.
Jones kept his nerve at the head of the battle pack to finish in fourth, while Morris was unable to get by Dumbrell over an intense final 10 laps.
Owen made a strong move on Walsh with five laps to run, making contact on the final corner. Owen’s final margin only made a little closer with Waters having to battle with lapped traffic.
Unlike the main series race, the Dunlop V8 encounter was an all-green affair with only minor incidents throughout the 25-lap encounter.
See below Dunlop Series Race 1 result
|1||Cameron Waters||TEAM ENZED FPR||Ford Falcon FG|
|2||Steve Owen||East Coast Traffic Control||Ford Falcon FG|
|3||Ashley Walsh||Infants Friend||Ford Falcon FG|
|4||Andrew Jones||DGS/Fuchs||Holden Commodore VE2|
|5||Paul Dumbrell||Eggleston Motorsport||Holden Commodore VE2|
|6||Paul Morris||Sargent Security Racing||Ford Falcon FG|
|7||Morgan Haber||Haber Excavations/Miraflores||Ford Falcon FG|
|8||Garry Jacobson||Eggleston Motorsport||Holden Commodore VE2|
|9||Andre Heimgartner||Finance Ezi/MWM||Ford Falcon FG|
|10||Taz Douglas||Image Racing||Ford Falcon FG|
|11||Chris Pither||Icebreak Racing||Holden Commodore VE2|
|12||Ant Pedersen||Eggleston Motorsport||Holden Commodore VE2|
|13||Geoff Emery||R&J Batteries||Holden Commodore VE2|
|14||Shane Price||THR Motorsports/S.A. Racing||Holden Commodore VE2|
|15||Todd Hazelwood||Matt Stone Racing||Ford Falcon FG|
|16||Josh Kean||Vili’s||Holden Commodore VE2|
|17||Marcus Zukanovic||Action Racing||Ford Falcon fg|
|18||Matt Hansen||Forpark/Aust Custom Moulders||Holden Commodore VE2|
|19||Brett Stewart||Formula Tech/Interquip Racing||Holden Commodore VE2|
|20||Jack Le Brocq||Image Racing||Ford Falcon FG|
|21||Garth Walden||CarTorque/Royal Purple||Holden Commodore VE2|
|22||Jordan Ormsby||THR Motorsports/S.A. Racing||Holden Commodore VE2|
|23||Michael Hector||Gulf Western Oil||Ford Falcon FG|
|24||Aaron McGill||McGill Motorsport||Holden Commodore VE2|
|25||Aaron Tebb||Voight Contracting||Holden Commodore VE2|
|26||Jim Pollicina||Mocomm Communications||Ford Falcon FG|
|27||Fredrik Lestrup||Pacific Hoists/Race Pilot||Holden Commodore VE2|
|28||Aaren Russell||Novocastrian Motorsport||Ford Falcon FG|
|29||Dan Day||Street Fighter||Holden Commodore VE2|
|30||Tim Macrow||Worldwide Gaming||Holden Commodore VE2|