Two from Two for Todd Kelly

Todd Kelly and Mark Skaife continued Holden Racing Team's recent hot form as they took another 1-2 in race two at Hidden Valley

Two from Two for Todd Kelly

Kelly won his second race of the weekend with his teammate Skaife making it two HRT 1-2 finishes in two races. Garth Tander made it an all-Holden podium as Ford's leading contenders struck problems.

Marcos Ambrose finished 28th after a flat tyre sent him off the road early in the race, while Craig Lowndes finished 32nd following contact and repairs. There was some good news for Ford, Russell Ingall continuing his climb up the field to finish in fourth place.

The start of the race saw Todd Kelly leading from Marcos Ambrose, Mark Skaife and Craig Lowndes. Lowndes was first of the leaders to pit on lap nine, but as he rejoined the track and raced through turn one, he turned across the nose of Russell Ingall, spinning himself out and down to 27th place.

Skaife and Ambrose pitted on lap ten, Ambrose losing a place to Skaife in the pits before spearing off the circuit on his out lap, pitting on the next lap to replace a flat tyre, putting Ambrose a lap down in dead last. Todd Kelly pitted soon after as other drivers decided to stay out longer.

Eventually the lead returned to Kelly once all the stops were over, with teammate Skaife in second. Next was Tander followed by Ingall and Tander's teammate Rick Kelly. In the meantime Craig Lowndes had pitted for repairs to his rear suspension as a consequence of his earlier incident with Ingall.

A late race caution had potential to shake the order up but at the front it remained the same, Kelly leading Skaife, Tander, Ingall and Kelly home to the chequered flag.

Result of Race Two, SkyCity V8 Supercars Darwin, Hidden Valley Raceway:

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