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Red Lion roars to 600 wins in Supercars

It’s the final hurrah for Holden in Supercars but the Red Lion is roaring after Shane van Gisbergen’s win in Saturday’s night race in Perth.

The Red Bull Ampol Racing star’s seventh win from 10 starts in 2022 was also Holden’s 600th win as a brand across the Australian Touring Car Championship and Supercars eras.

Van Gisbergen has history when it comes to watershed moments for Holden, having claimed the brand’s 500th and 550th triumph.

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With Commodores to be replaced by Gen-3 Chevrolet Camaros in next year’s championship, van Gisbergen was proud to create another special moment for the brand.

“Holden’s not with us anymore but it’s still cool to represent that for the final year,” van Gisbergen said.

“I’ve got the 500th, 550 and 600th now – it’s a cool privilege.”

Saturday’s win also means Holdens have won the past 13 races in the championship – with Ford now going 168 days without tasting success.

It’s a situation which Shell V-Power Racing’s Anton De Pasquale is determined to overcome having now had three pole positions this year without a victory.

“You always want to convert in the race because that’s where you get points and that’s what you get trophies from,” De Pasquale said.

“Obviously we’ve got a really good qual car and our race car was quite good (on Saturday) too, just not good enough for the big one.”

The Perth SuperNight event – Supercars’ first visit to Western Australia since 2019 – wraps up on Sunday with two more 46-lap races in the afternoon.

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