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SportMcLaughlin wins Supercars' NT Triple Crown

10:30  16 june  2019
10:30  16 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The elusive Supercars Triple Crown in Darwin is firmly in Scott McLaughlin 's sights. Since its inception in 2006, no driver has claimed the prize of winning both races at the event and the top-10 shootout for pole position. McLaughlin , however, is in the form of his life and looms as real threat to

Scott McLaughlin 's stellar Supercars season continues, winning race one of the Darwin Triple Crown from pole position. McLaughlin is looking to become the first driver The safety car was required after just three laps on Saturday when Tim Slade's race ended after a bump from Rick Kelly at the hairpin.

McLaughlin wins Supercars' NT Triple Crown© Getty Images Scott Mclaughlin Scott McLaughlin has ended a 13-year wait with a thumping win to become the first Supercars driver to win the Triple Crown in Darwin.

DJR Team Penske star McLaughlin enjoyed a flawless weekend in the Top End after winning the both races from pole and the top-10 shootout in his Ford Mustang.

No driver had completed the trifecta since its inception in 2006.

McLaughlin also drew level with legend Peter Brock to sit equal-second on the list of career pole positions (57). McLaughlin, 26, has been almost unstoppable this season.

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SCOTT McLaughlin took another step towards claiming the crown he should have won last year when he survived a Shane van Gisbergen onslaught to win the first instalment of the Darwin Triple Crown . v8 supercars . ‘Heart-stopper’: Scott McLaughlin holds of flying SVG to wear Darwin crown .

Scott McLaughlin 's stellar Supercars season is rolling on, the New Zealander winning race one of the Darwin Triple Crown from pole position. Scott McLaughlin Photo: EDGE Photographics. McLaughlin is looking to become the first driver to complete Darwin's elusive Triple Crown since its inception in

He was flawless again on Sunday, crushing the field by 13.8 seconds for his fifth-straight win.

The New Zealander is a heavy favourite to win consecutive Supercars championships after clinching his 12th win from 16 races and leads the drivers' standings by 319 points.

McLaughlin was in control from start to finish in Darwin and said "triple crown, yew" over the radio as he crossed the line and etched his name into the history books.

Penrite Racing veteran Dave Reynolds finished second, while McLaughlin's teammate Fabian Coulthard rounded out the podium.

Cameron Waters, Jamie Whincup, Chaz Mostert, Lee Holdsworth, Anton de Pasquale, Will Davison and Shane van Gisbergen completed the top 10.

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