Dominant win for Team BOC mate in Nea Zealand

From pole position Bright lost the lead off the start to Jamie Whincup but snatched it back soon after for a fairy tale ending.

Winning was the only option for Team BOC this weekend with the Jason Richards Trophy up for grabs and Jason Bright did not disappoint at Pukekohe today.

Jason Bright, BOC Racing
Jason Bright, BOC Racing

Photo by: Edge Photographics

After a disappointing qualifying session for today's first race Bright surged forward to take sixth place and then won an emotional victory in dominant fashion in this afternoon's closer.

From pole position Bright lost the lead off the start to Jamie Whincup but snatched it back soon after for a fairy tale ending, with Jason Richards' former car bringing the field home with a five second lead.

The trophy was presented to Bright by Richards' wife, Charlotte, and two daughters Sienna, 5 and Olivia, 3.

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Jason Bright: "I left last week saying this is the one I really want to win. I put a lot of thought into it. The whole team wanted to take that trophy back to Albury. I was awake all last night thinking about it and I was gutted when I qualified 12th this morning.

"Sitting on pole I had tears in my eyes watching Charlotte and the kids in front of the car. We thought about nothing but that trophy all weekend and it's a very special thing to take it home; one of the most memorable moments of my career."

Team BOC

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Tags bright, new zealand, pukekohe park, v8supercars, whincup