V8 Supercars kicked back into gear with plenty of drama this weekend as Monster Energy drivers muscled their way to the Tasmanian podium.Mark ‘Frosty’ Winterbottom raced his Monster Energy-backed PRA Ford to two pole positions and a podium result for the weekend.
“We pushed hard this weekend and that was pretty cool racing out there and awesome for us to be up on the podium spraying champagne,” said Winterbottom. “It was good racing, if anyone at home wanted good racing I think this weekend’s been pretty awesome for the fans.”
Monster Energy Racing’s Cam Waters laid down a mega effort on Saturday to finish 7th overall putting him 4th in the championship standings after the chequered flag. After a fiery start to kick off Sunday’s feature race, an engine failure on his V8 Supercar put the 22-year-old into the garage, mid race.
However, a huge mechanical effort by the Monster Energy Racing squad had the car back on track, only to see the engine let go in the final stages of the race, dropping a bunch of oil on the circuit and causing pandemonium amongst the field with just a handful of laps remaining. This allowed the Monster Energy-fuelled Holden Racing Team Commodores to put the hammer down with both drivers making huge gains from their qualifying efforts.Garth Tander raced from 18th on the grid to finish 6th with JC flying through the pack to finish 7th. JC now sits 6th in the Drivers standings with Tander 5th, Frosty in 4th and Waters 13th. Round 3 of the V8 Supercars Championship takes crews to that super fast Phillip Island circuit, April 15 - 17.