Holden’s Jamie Whincup has been denied his 100th Supercars race win after being pipped by teammate Shane Van Gisbergen at Queensland Raceway.
Holden ace Jamie Whincup’s 100th Supercars career race win has been stolen at the last moment by teammate Shane Van Gisbergen at Queensland Raceway.
Whincup looked destined to become just the second driver in Supercars history to reach the milestone but was passed by Van Gisbergen with two laps to go in Saturday’s race.
Van Gisbergen held on to secure his fourth race win of the year with Whincup coming home second.
Triple Eight Race Engineering stablemate Craig Lowndes came home third in a podium clean sweep for the Holden team.
Whincup started from third on the grid but ended the opening lap in first position after passing pole position holder Chris Pither and Chaz Mostert.
He held onto the lead for the majority of the next 35 laps before Van Gisbergen’s late move.
Behind the Triple Eight Race Engineering trio, Ford’s Mark Winterbottom finished fourth with his own teammate Chaz Mostert coming home fifth.
The race was reduced by a lap when Ford’s Cameron Waters broke a tailshaft on the formation lap and had to limp into the garage.
Another Ford driver, DJR/Team Penske’s Scott Pye finished the day in 21st after his team put in a mammoth effort to completely rebuild the front end of his Falcon following a high-speed crash earlier in practice.
Pither, who claimed the first pole position of his Supercars career, finished 11th.
The Ipswich SuperSprint wraps up on Sunday with a 200km race.