Opel Motorsport Victoria report

Holden resisted a strengthened challenge from on-track rival manufacturer, Ford, at the weekend to snatch overall victory with a final heat win in round ten of Australia's Supercar series at Calder Park in Victoria. Holden driver, Steven...

Holden resisted a strengthened challenge from on-track rival manufacturer, Ford, at the weekend to snatch overall victory with a final heat win in round ten of Australia's Supercar series at Calder Park in Victoria.

Holden driver, Steven Richards, took his first ever sprint round success and his second overall round win for the season in the three sprint meet, securing fourth, second and first in front of over 21,000 fans.

Richards tied on points with Ford driver, Paul Radisich, but was awarded the win courtesy of his higher placing in the final dash. Fellow Holden driver, Garth Tander, was third overall taking his GM/Holden Commodore to a fifth and two thirds, while series leader and factory Holden driver, Mark Skaife, managed fourth for the day with two fifths and a second.

Skaife remains on top of the leaderboard with Garth Tander leap-frogging Ford driver, Glenn Seton, to sit in second and well within striking distance of the championship title.

Richards' victorious result stretches Holden's record-breaking winning streak to 18 rounds, despite the Blue Oval brigade having their brightest day in two years courtesy of two race wins.

The V8 Supercars next travel to Queensland Raceway in Ipswich for the Queensland 500 on 8-10 September.

Race 1 1 Paul Radisich Ford 2 Mark Skaife Holden 3 Craig Lowndes Holden 4 Steven Richards Holden 5 Mark Larkham Ford

Race 2 1 Mark Larkham Ford 2 Steven Richards Holden 3 Garth Tander Holden 4 Craig Lowndes Holden 5 Mark Skaife Holden

Race 3 1 Steven Richards Holden 2 Paul Radisich Ford 3 Garth Tander Holden 4 Mark Larkham Ford 5 Mark Skaife Holden

Australian V8 Supercars: 1 Mark Skaife Holden 1136 points 2 Garth Tander Holden 963 3 Glenn Seton Ford 945 4 Craig Lowndes Holden 878 5 Paul Radisich Ford 815

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Series Supercars
Drivers Garth Tander , Mark Skaife , Mark Larkham , Craig Lowndes , Paul Radisich , Glenn Seton , Steven Richards