Tim Slade wins Winton Supercars race

Holden’s Tim Slade has claimed the first race win of his Supercars career with a wire-to-wire victory at Winton Motor Raceway.

The Brad Jones Racing driver, who started Saturday’s race from pole position, was never headed in a dominant display with Volvo’s Scott McLaughlin coming second and defending champion Mark Winterbottom third.

It’s the first win in 227 races for Slade, after coming second five times in his career.

He’s also the ninth different driver this year to claim a win in 10 starts.

“It was an excellent, excellent job,” team owner Brad Jones said.

“I think today we’ve shown people what we can do when we work together.”

McLaughlin’s second place is enough for him to move to the top of the championship standings, with Holden’s Craig Lowndes finishing 15th to relinquish the series lead.

In a largely uneventful race, Holden’s James Courtney and Ford young gun Cameron Waters provided the fireworks when they collided midway through the 40-lap outing.

Waters came off second best after the collision but recovered to finish 16th, three places ahead of Courtney.

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