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Mostert ends Ford's victory drought

Mostert, who led Walkinshaw Andretti United to a front-row break in qualifying, followed teammate Ryan Wood for the primary 14 laps of the 55-lap race before taking the lead and accelerating to a 4.9s victory over Triple Eight's Will Brown.

Ford's first victory within the ninth race of the season was decided by pit strategy and speed. Brown took 4 tires within the mandatory pit stop and 4 laps later, Mostert only two. This gave Mostert a five-second advantage, which he managed to take care of until the top of the race.

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“[We are] I'm just aggressive, you know? Last year we didn't really feel where we were with the car window,” Mostert said after his first victory in almost two years.

“We tried numerous things. This yr I felt like each time he touched the automobile, either it did something. So [the recent] The test day was about trying out some big changes in philosophy and with that we got here here. We needed to put all of it together and make it work. For [our] after first seeing it, I feel it's pretty good.

Brown, who prolonged his lead within the series to over 100 points with a second-place finish, looked joyful together with his result after starting fourth.

“When we passed Ryan [Wood]I probably had a little bit of a tire problem and Chaz was still fast,” he said.

“He [Wood] he achieved the same times on two tires, so we had some work to do overnight, but we still managed to take second place. It's good for the championship.”

Third place was decided by a fierce battle between Fords of Wood and Cam Waters from Tickford. Wood (20 years old) rode brilliantly, and Waters managed to realize a position only on the last lap of the race.

Despite missing out on the rostrum, Wood's performance suggests that WAU appears, no less than for now, to have convincingly overcome its recent struggles on considered one of its bogey courses.

Triple Eight's Broc Feeney finished fifth, ahead of veteran James Courtney (Blanchard Racing Team Ford) and Matt Stone Racing's Nick Percat (Chevrolet).

The day was a disaster for Erebus Motorsport as Jack Le Brocq suffered a battery failure on the beginning and defending champion Brodie Kostecki spun out of the primary corner and went into the last. At the top of the race on his home track, where he played last yr, he returned to tenth position.

Similarly, Grove Racing's Richie Stanaway dropped out early when Aaron's Love Ford, directly in front of him, experienced a stuck fuel pump. Stanaway hit him from behind, hit the wall and pitted before restarting, ending twenty fourth and last, 11 laps behind.

The results significantly increased Brown's points tally to 103 (952-849) over teammate Feeney, with Mostert third on 763. Percat and Grove Racing's Matt Payne are fourth on 606.

Kla Driver Car engine Delay
1 Chaz Mostert Ferry
2 William Brown Chevrolet 4.9134
3 Cameron Waters Ferry 13/1297
4 Ryan Wood Ferry 13.4661
5 Broc Feeney Chevrolet 17.8079
6 James Courtney Ferry 21.7942
7 Nick Percat Chevrolet 25.6341
8 Matthew Payne Ferry 26/0108
9 A. De Pasquale Ferry 30/2070
10 Tom Randle Ferry 31.9240
11 Cameron Hill Chevrolet 32.6170
12 Tim Slade Chevrolet 33.1726
13 A. Heimgartner Chevrolet 33.4673
14 James Golding Chevrolet 34.3121
15 Bryce Fullwood Chevrolet 37.7807
16 M. Winterbottom Chevrolet 41.9684
17 David Reynolds Chevrolet 43.5845
18 Jaxon Evans Chevrolet 44.4463
19 Macauley Jones Chevrolet 44.8055
20 Jack Le Brocq Chevrolet 47.3078
21 Aaron Love Ferry 1'14.2225
22 Brodie Kostecki Chevrolet
23 Will Davison Ferry
24 Richie Stanaway Ferry

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