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Series wide open after Ambrose's crash

By Todd Balym 09/10/2005 07:55:19 PM Comments (0)

The V8 Supercar Series was busted wide open with Sunday's spectacular and controversial Bathurst 1000.

Marcos Ambrose's crash cost the Ford driver the lead in the title race.

Fifth placegetter and Stone Brothers team-mate Russell Ingall moved into the lead on 1488 points, two points ahead of Ambrose.

"It was a luxury to have a points break that we had heading into this race but now I trail Russell by a couple of points," said Ambrose.

"I guess we are going to have a cracking run to the title."

While Ambrose's focus is clearly on his team mate there are still four other drivers within genuine striking range for this year's championship.

Bathurst race winner Holden's Todd Kelly is now in third position on 1412 points ahead of Steven Richards, who did not finish on Sunday, on 1367 points.

Craig Lowndes' 15th position helped his cause slightly as he sits fifth on 1367 points while Mark Skaife's win put him sixth and a long title shot on 1339 points.

Kelly, who joins Lowndes with three wins for the season, is planning to make a late charge for a maiden title.

"We have got three rounds now and Skaifey and I are going to three tracks we have a reasonable record at," said Kelly.

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