Race 1: Ambrose Leads SBR 1-2

Marcos Ambrose has taken race one at the Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar event held on the Adelaide parklands circuit, with Stone Brothers Racing teammate Russell Ingall following him home for a SBR 1-2

Race 1: Ambrose Leads SBR 1-2

Ambrose led the race almost from start to finish, apart from a mid-race period during pit stops, with teammate Ingall close behind. Craig Lowndes completed an all Ford podium in his first race for Triple Eight racing. Westpoint Racing's Steven Johnson in a Ford and Castrol Perkins Racing's Steven Richards in a Holden completed the top five, the latter surviving a late race brush with the wall.

The race featured several safety car periods, two of which were brought out by big accidents at the high-speed sweeper at turn eight. Triple Eight's Steven Ellery was the first, hitting the wall nearly head on, while Larkham Motorsport's Jason Bargwanna couldn't catch a slide and had a more glancing blow. Both drivers were able to get out of their cars, with the HANS device getting a workout in its first compulsory use.

The Holden Racing Team had mixed fortunes, both cars looking competitive early before Skaife's car was sidelined with a failed distributor while teammate Todd Kelly pitted under green, but recovered to eighth place. His brother, polesitter Rick Kelly, got similarly caught out and ended up fifteenth after being involved in an incident at the hairpin on the second last lap.

Results, Clipsal 500 race one, Adelaide Parklands circuit:

Pos Driver Car 1. Marcos Ambrose Ford Falcon BA 2. Russell Ingall Ford Falcon BA 3. Craig Lowndes Ford Falcon BA 4. Steven Johnson Ford Falcon BA 5. Steven Richards Holden Commodore VY 6. Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VZ 7. Garth Tander Holden Commodore VZ 8. Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VZ 9. Glenn Seton Ford Falcon BA 10. Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VY 11. Paul Weel Holden Commodore VZ 12. John Bowe Ford Falcon BA 13. Brad Jones Ford Falcon BA 14. Paul Morris Holden Commodore VZ 15. Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VZ 16. Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VY 17. Cameron McConville Holden Commodore VZ 18. David Besnard Ford Falcon BA 19. Jason Bright Ford Falcon BA 20. Jason Richards Holden Commodore VY 21. Anthony Tratt Holden Commodore VY 22. Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VZ 23. Paul Radisich Holden Commodore VZ 24. Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon BA 25. Steve Owen Ford Falcon BA DNF Matthew White Ford Falcon BA DNF Alex Davison Holden Commodore VY DNF Simon Wills Holden Commodore VZ DNF Max Wilson Holden Commodore VZ DNF Jason Bargwanna Ford Falcon BA DNF Greg Ritter Ford Falcon BA DNF Craig Baird Ford Falcon BA DNF Steve Ellery Ford Falcon BA DNF Mark Skaife Holden Commodore VZ 
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