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Whincup wins at Symmons Plains.

TeamVodafone's Jamie Whincup has one hand on the title after claiming the penultimate round of the V8 Supercar Championship Series in Tasmania on Sunday.

Whincup will face a nervous final weekend at the NRMA Grand Finale at Oran Park in two weeks if he is to secure his first Championship title.

He extended his Championship lead to a commanding 233 points in dominating the Falken Tasmania Challenge at Symmons Plains near Launceston today in front of more than 28,000 fans.

It was his fourth straight meeting win, a feat achieved by only six other drivers in the Championship history, and his sixth round win of the season.

He won both races today after finishing second on Saturday to finish clear of Todd Kelly with his TeamVodafone team-mate Craig Lowndes third.

“If this Championship happens it's going to be a great team effort. We will go to Oran Park needing about 70 points so we have to go and get the job done. It's not over until it's over,” Whincup said.

“The car was great, in fact both cars were great and we proved it all weekend. I can't stress enough that this weekend was so, so important for us and I am so happy to have come out on top.

“I can't see why I can't go on to Oran Park and get the 67 points I need. It's a place I really like. I am not going to relax. I want to round the year off as well as I can.”

It will come down to a two-horse race at Oran Park with Mark Winterbottom the only driver with a chance of catching his fellow Ford opponent.



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