18 Feb V8 Supercar MSS Security Challenge at Albert Park (Thu 13th Mar – Sun 16th March 2014)
After an exciting four days of thrills & spills, Scott McLaughlin and the Valvoline Racing team posted Volvo’s first V8 Supercar victory in the MSS Security Challenge at Albert Park.
McLaughlin held off Craig Lowndes’ Red Bull Racing Holden to take the chequered flag, while Michael Caruso in the Norton Hornets Nissan came in third.
Shane van Gisbergen’s Tekno Holden, had dominated all weekend and was well and truly on track for a podium finish, having won the first three races, but was kept off the podium thanks to a broken front anti-rollbar in the (double points) Race 4. Shane started the fourth race in top style, but it was soon evident that something wasn’t right, being taken by Coulthard on the first lap, as he then dropped further back in the field with each lap, finally finishing 14th.
Will Davison and Lee Holdsworth created Erebus history, finishing 6th and 10th in a carnage-filled Race Four at Albert Park. It was the first dual top 10 for the team, which made the transition from Stone Brothers Racing to Erebus last year, switching to run Mercedes-Benz AMG E63s.
The weekend’s results put Craig Lowndes at the top of the 2014 Drivers Championship Leader board with 282 Points with Fabian Coulthard in second place with 230 Points and Shane van Gisbergen hot on his heels in third place with 221 Points!