19 Apr 2009

Ford's Whincup wins the Hamilton-400 super V8 race

8:21 pm on 19 April 2009

The Ford driver Jamie Whincup remains unbeaten in the Australian V8 Supercar championship after winning the second race at the Hamilton 400 Super V8 race on Sunday.

Whincup, who has won all four races this season, followed up his success in Hamilton on Saturday with victory after starting fourth on the grid.

Whincup, who has maximum points in the championship also took out the fastest lap time around the 3.4 kilometre city circuit, at one minute 24.49 seconds.

Ford continued its domination taking second and third place with drivers James Courtney and Steven Johnson.

The first New Zealander home was another Ford driver, Fabian Coulthard in fifth place, while Greg Murphy was eighth.

Total attendance at the three-day event was just under 122,000 people, nearly 30,000 below capacity.

Event director Steve Vuleta says numbers were down due to the economic crisis.

But he says it's still a big crowd to an event.

Mr Vuleta says the event will be reviewed to see where improvements can be made for next year's event.