The Chevrolet Camaro has continued its winning ways with a clean sweep of the Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint.
Triple Eight Race Engineering’s Shane van Gisbergen and Broc Feeney and Erebus Motorsport’s Will Brown scored the wins across the three races, while Erebus Motorsport’s Brodie Kostecki increased his championship lead by extending his run of podium finishes.
Van Gisbergen won the opening race of the event following a late-race duel with Kostecki. After Kostecki was warned for blocking in his attempts to stay ahead, van Gisbergen muscled his way through with Erebus Motorsport’s attempts to protest the result given the forceful move rejected by the race stewards.
Brown scored a convincing win ahead of teammate Kostecki in the second race, in the first one-two finish for Erebus Motorsport. It’s another historic first for the team, which led the Supercars championship for the first time following the last event in Melbourne.
Triple Eight fought back with Feeney scoring the win in the third and final race, ahead of Brown and Kostecki. With van Gisbergen a lowly 12th and Chaz Mostert and Cameron Waters off the podium, Kostecki extended his championship lead with a seventh consecutive podium and eighth from the first nine races of the season.
With the Camaros leading the way courtesy of Triple Eight and Erebus, Ford had to settle for two third places with Grove Racing’s David Reynolds and Tickford Racing’s James Courtney despite pre-event changes to the Ford engine mapping following further parity testing.
Kostecki leads the championship by 100 points from Mostert with an 136-point margin on reigning champion van Gisbergen.