Race 2: Ambrose Makes it Two

Defending V8 Supercar champion Marcos Ambrose drove a repeat of his race one drive to win race two of the Clipsal Adelaide 500 held on the shortened version of the former Adelaide F1 street circuit

Race 2: Ambrose Makes it Two

Ambrose again led for the majority of the race, only losing the lead during pitstop cycles. It was Ambrose's second consecutive overall victory in the streets of Adelaide, having won both races at the event last year.

A possible team 1-2 for Stone Brothers Racing disappeared when Russell Ingall went off track from second position with only a handful of laps to go. The excursion was attributed to a gearbox that kept jumping out of second gear forcing him to hold the car in gear through most of the circuit's thirteen corners.

This moved Craig Lowndes into second position in a stirring drive, climbing from the rear of the field, after a first corner clash with Steven Richards spun Lowndes gently into the wall. It was Lowndes' first series drive for British owned outfit Triple 8 Race Engineering.

The Holden Racing Team made an excellent recovery after Saturday's dramas, with Mark Skaife third ahead of teammate Todd Kelly. Like Lowndes, Skaife came from the rear of the field, as did Kelly, who was forced to overcome two black flags for a pitlane infringement and for causing an incident with Brazilian Max Wilson in the early running.

Paul Dumbrell took a career best fifth place ahead of Cameron McConville and Wilson.

The ever present Adelaide walls extracted their toll again, with Garth Tander hitting the wall hard in the fearsome turn 8 after a touch with Simon Wills. Jason Richards also suffered heavy damage after clipping Greg Ritter's Falcon in turn 11 just after Ritter himself had crashed into the turn 11 barriers.

Ambrose takes a perfect 192 points into the second round at New Zealand's Pukekohe Park ahead of Craig Lowndes on 183 points, with Todd Kelly the first of the Holdens on 162 points ahead of Steven Johnson and Paul Weel, equal on 141 points.

Result of Clipsal 500 race two, Adelaide Parklands circuit:

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

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