2 May 2011

Whincup extends V8 Supercar lead

6:11 am on 2 May 2011

Holden's Jamie Whincup spent the weekend extending both his championship lead and his arm - giving the chasing V8 Supercar pack the big don't argue.

Whincup entered the three-race Perth weekend after a nightmare round in New Zealand, and with seven drivers snapping at the heels of his championship lead.

Not any more.

Only Team Vodafone teammate Craig Lowndes remains within 150 points - a standard race victory - of the two-time champion after Whincup won two of the three weekend races.

Whincup took pole position in all three races and, bar a minor blip in which Holden's Jason Bright beat him in race two, dominated the weekend.

A third championship is now well within sight for Whincup who remains the only multiple race winner this season - winning four of the nine decided.