10 Jul 2011

Tander claims impressive V8 win

7:39 am on 10 July 2011

Holden's Garth Tander has won Saturday's V8 Supercar race in Townsville with a composed display in a massive boost for his Holden Racing Team.

The 34-year-old capped off a great few weeks personally following the birth of his first child and signing a new three-year deal with the Holden factory team, to finish ahead of championship leader Jamie Whincup.

Ford's Will Davison held off a fast-finishing Craig Lowndes to claim third with team-mate and pole holder Mark Winterbottom coming in fifth.