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17 | 05 | 2014 - DOUBLE PODIUM IN THE WEST

Ford Pepsi Max Crew has slightly extended its overall points lead with podiums for Frosty and Chaz on the opening day of racing at Barbagallo Raceway in Perth. 

Chaz added a third podium in four races with third in the day?s opening race where he also claimed the fastest race lap. 

He was also fastest overall in the repeat 42-lapper and despite finishing slightly lower in sixth, the points gain sees him vault to 12th overall ? just 10 points off ninth. 

Frosty claimed fourth in the opening race and while he was unable to match the superior tyre life of his younger team-mate he more than made up for it in the second race. 

Strong strategy and a slick pit stop saw him finish a close second and extend his overall lead to 110 points. 


Mark Winterbottom - #5 Pepsi Max FPR Ford:
Qualifying Race 11: 8th   
Result Race 11: 4th 
Qualifying Race 12: 5th 
Result Race 12: 2nd 
?It was not a bad day. My Pepsi Max Crew Ford was not quite there in the first race but good strategy and tyre life meant we could race to fourth which was encouraging. In the second race we had a better set-up but for whatever reason the second set of tyres wasn?t quite as good as the first and we couldn?t fight like we wanted. On the days you can?t win second and fourth is pretty good. To maintain our lead and slightly extend it is a pretty good day.?

Chaz Mostert - #6 Pepsi Max FPR Ford:
Qualifying Race 11: 6th 
Result Race 11: 3rd 
Qualifying Race 12: 8th 
Result Race 12: 6th 
?It was a pretty good day with another podium and sixth. I have already turned my attention to tomorrow as we have a really speedy car and it should be good over the longer distance. If we can just qualify one or two spots better I think it will make all the difference and allow us to contend for the podium. A podium for me and one for Frosty is great for the team.?

Tim Edwards ? Team Principal: 
?We didn?t quite have the ultimate speed in either qualifying or the races today. That said, we made the most of what we had and two podiums, two fastest laps and some impressive work in pit lane is just reward for our efforts. The longer race tomorrow should suit us so along with some tweaks overnight we are confident we can contend again.?


DUNLOP SERIES ? SATURDAY RACE WRAP
Cameron Waters rise up the table was curtailed slightly by a penalty which dropped him from second to an eventual seventh place. Penalised for a pre-race grid infringement he was forced to make a drive-through penalty which dropped him to the rear of the field. Thankfully his pace and strong tyre life allowed him to move through to seventh which will be fourth for tomorrow?s second and final race.

Cameron Waters - #56 ENZED FPR Ford:
?The penalty was a bit harsh but you have to cop those things when you break the rules. It dropped us to 17th but thanks to an awesome car I got back to seventh. That puts us in a good spot for the reverse top 10 so if we win that and make some points back up it will salvage the weekend.?


PERTH 400 RESULTS
RACE 14
1) Scott McLaughlin ? GRM
2) Fabian Coulthard ? Brad Jones Racing
3) Chaz Mostert ? Ford Pepsi Max Crew
4) Mark Winterbottom ? Ford Pepsi Max Crew 
5) Lee Holdsworth ? Erebus 
10) David Reynolds ? The Bottle-O Racing Team
12) Jack Perkins ? Team JELD-WEN

RACE 15
1) Craig Lowndes ? Triple Eight
2) Mark Winterbottom ? Ford Pepsi Max Crew
3) Jamie Whincup ? Triple Eight
4) Scott McLaughlin ? GRM 
6) Chaz Mostert ? Ford Pepsi Max Crew
9) David Reynolds ? The Bottle-O Racing Team
25) Jack Perkins ? Team JELD-WEN


DRIVER CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
1) Mark Winterbottom ? Ford Pepsi Max Crew: 1070 points
2) Craig Lowndes ? Triple Eight: 960 
3) Fabian Coulthard ? Brad Jones Racing: 948
4) James Courtney ? HRT: 868
5) Jamie Whincup ? Triple Eight: 866
8) David Reynolds ? The Bottle-O Racing Team: 673
12) Chaz Mostert ? Ford Pepsi Max Crew: 642
20) Jack Perkins ? Team JELD-WEN: 373

TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
1) Triple Eight: 1851 points
2) Ford Pepsi Max Crew: 1737 
3) Brad Jones Racing: 1600
 

MARK WINTERBOTTOM
CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS | 2489
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION | 6TH
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