What To Know At Winton This Weekend

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What To Know At Winton This Weekend

After a week off, it's back to business for the Supercars this weekend as they head for the country.

1. Pack Your Bags, We're Off On A Road Trip!

Winton Raceway is located near Benalla, 220 kilometres north east of Melbourne. It's hosted a round of the championship nearly every year since 1985 (skipping 87, 96, and 05).

2. Anyone Got A Cake Knife?

Mark Winterbottom will celebrate his birthday at Winton. The 2015 drivers champion will turn 36 on May 20.

3. Tight As A...

The top five drivers in the title race are split by just 31 points after four rounds.

If you think that's close you're right. It's the tighest it's been at this point in the championship since the new points format came in back in 2008.

4. Milestone Time

Scott McLaughlin will start his 150th race on Saturday at Winton, but he's yet to win here. That might change this weekend though after the Shell V-Power driver looked invincible in his clean sweep of the action at Barbagallo.

5. New Faces

There'll be 29 drivers taking part at Winton with Dunlop Super2 contenders Macauley Jones, Shae Davies and James Golding all getting wildcards for this round.

Davies has been here before having done half a season for Erebus Motorsport last year while Jones and Golding are first-timers.

6. Nothing In It

Just 0.0058s separated Chaz Mostert and Fabian Coulthard in the fight for Sunday's pole position last year.

But it's been closer than that.

Todd Kelly pipped Garth Tander for P1 by 0.0050s in 2007.

7. It's A Long Way Back

It's pretty tough to come from the back of the grid and win a race at Winton, but Jamie Whincup's come close.

The Red Bull Holden Racing Team ace came from 20th to win Race 1 in 2007 - in a Ford Falcon.

8. Photo Finish

You have to go back to 2000 to find the closest race fought at Winton. Holden's Jason Bargwanna got the win by just 0.1681s over Ford's Paul Radisich.

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