McLaughlin claims inaugural Supercars Eseries race win
By Mat Coch
Wednesday 8th April, 2020 - 7:43pm
Scott McLaughlin has claimed victory in the opening BP Supercars All Stars Eseries in a nine lap encounter a Phillip Island.
McLaughlin headed his DJR Team Penske team-mate Fabian Coulthard while Cameron Waters made it a Ford Mustang one-two-three.
Off the line, Mark Winterbottom fired it off the road as McLaughlin leapt from the second row to seize the lead into the first corner.
Lee Holdsworth found himself at the head of the field after a moment at the opening corner, cutting the Southern Loop and rejoining on the run to Turn 3.
Contact just behind the race leader at Turn 3 saw De Pasquale off the road as Andre Heimgartner rose to second only to run wide at the final corner and cede the spot to Fabian Coulthard at the end of the opening lap.
Rick Kelly found himself upside down on the front straight at the start of Lap 4, spinning the Castrol Mustang on its roof before he reset and returned to the pit lane.
De Pasquale dropped outside of the top 10 after his opening lap incident before climbing his way back, putting a move on Hazelwood midway around Lap 5.
A mistake from the Brad Jones Racing driver saw him crossed up under brakes at MG, firing into the grass on the inside of the corner before rejoining.
Shane van Gisbergen fell to sixth while team-mate Whincup climbed from 24th on the grid to 13th.
McLaughlin’s final margin of victory was more than three seconds from Coulthard, who held off Waters by less than three tenths of a second.
Heimgartner was fourth from Jake Kostecki, van Gisbergen, Nick Percat, De Pasquale, Chaz Mostert, and Garry Jacobson rounding out the 10.
Results: Supercars All Stars Eseries, Race 1 (Unofficial)
|1||17||Scott McLaughlin||Shell V-Power Racing Team||Ford Mustang|
|2||12||Fabian Coulthard||Shell V-Power Racing Team||Ford Mustang||+3.389s|
|3||6||Cameron Waters||Monster Energy Racing||Ford Mustang||+3.622s|
|4||7||Andre Heimgartner||NED Racing||Ford Mustang||+4.306s|
|5||33||Jake Kostecki||Matt Stone Racing||Holden Commodore ZB||+5.875s|
|6||97||Shane van Gisbergen||Red Bull Holden Racing Team||Holden Commodore ZB||+6.027s|
|7||8||Nick Percat||Brad Jones Racing||Holden Commodore ZB||+8.931s|
|8||99||Anton De Pasquale||Penrite Racing||Holden Commodore ZB||+9.612s|
|9||25||Chaz Mostert||Mobil 1 Appliances Online Racing||Holden Commodore ZB||+9.928s|
|10||35||Garry Jacobson||Matt Stone Racing||Holden Commodore ZB||+11.803s|
|11||23||Will Davison||Milwaukee Racing||Ford Mustang||+14.398s|
|12||2||Bryce Fullwood||Mobil 1 Middy’s Racing||Holden Commodore ZB||+15.011s|
|13||3||Macauley Jones||Team CoolDrive||Holden Commodore ZB||+20.983s|
|14||88||Jamie Whincup||Red Bull Holden Racing Team||Holden Commodore ZB||+22.106s|
|15||34||Zane Goddard||Matt Stone Racing||Holden Commodore ZB||+25.693s|
|16||19||Alex Davison||Team Sydney||Holden Commodore ZB||+29.754s|
|17||22||Chris Pither||Team Sydney||Holden Commodore ZB||+33.569s|
|18||20||Scott Pye||Team 18||Holden Commodore ZB||+40.633s|
|19||14||Todd Hazelwood||Brad Jones Racing||Holden Commodore ZB||+43.908s|
|20||18||Mark Winterbottom||Irwin Racing||Holden Commodore ZB||+1 Laps|
|21||9||David Reynolds||Penrite Racing||Holden Commodore ZB||+1 Laps|
|22||5||Lee Holdsworth||Truck Assist Racing||Ford Mustang||+1 Laps|
|23||4||Jack Smith||SCT Logistics||Holden Commodore ZB||+2 Laps|
|24||55||Jack Le Brocq||Supercheap Auto Racing||Ford Mustang||+4 Laps|
|25||15||Rick Kelly||Castrol Racing||Ford Mustang||+6 Laps|