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10. PHILLIP ISLAND, 2007
Two sets of teammates did battle for the title at Phillip Island, HSV Dealer Team’s Garth Tander and Rick Kelly and Triple Eight’s Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes. Tander prevailed with the round win
9. ADELAIDE, 1979
Holden drivers Peter Brock and Bob Morris went head to head for the second consecutive season, with Morris prevailing in a win for the privateer entry over the factory-backed star.
8. ORAN PARK, 1990
Four legends of the sport did battle for the title at the Oran Park finale – Jim Richards in a Nissan Skyline and Dick Johnson, Colin Bond and Peter Brock in Ford Sierras. Richards held the advantage entering the round and sealed the title with victory, leaving the Sierras to fight for the runners-up place. That went to Brock.
7. ORAN PARK, 1971
Muscle cars fought it out at Oran Park, with Allan Moffat and Ian Geoghegan in Ford Mustangs and Bob Jane in a Chevrolet Camaro. Jane claimed the race win and title.
6. ORAN PARK, 1987
Nissan’s Glenn Seton and BMW’s Jim Richards were battling for the title and running one and two in the finale when Richards punted Seton off track. Richards went on to win the race and the championship. Seton retired soon after the accident.
5. SYMMONS PLAINS, 1969
The first multi-round championship went down to the wire, with Alan Hamilton in a Porsche 911 needing to win to overcome the gap to Ian Geoghegan, who was disqualified from the race for receiving a jump start on the formation lap. But Hamilton was unable to pass the ailing Norm Beechey in the dramatic final stages, handing the title to Geoghegan.
4. PHILLIP ISLAND, 2006
The 2006 championship ended in controversial circumstances when Rick Kelly nudged title rival Craig Lowndes into a spin on the second lap. Kelly received a drive-through for the collision but still won the title with Lowndes down the field.
3. SYDNEY, 2010
The three championship protagonists, James Courtney, Jamie Whincup and Mark Winterbottom, sensationally crashed in unison when a sudden downpour hit the Sydney Olympic Park circuit. Courtney’s Dick Johnson Racing team repaired their car the fastest to score valuable points, securing the title in the following race.
2. LAKESIDE, 1981
Dick Johnson and Peter Brock’s battle for the 1981 title came down to a Lakeside finale, with Johnson winning on home soil for his first championship win. The Ford driver resisted race-long pressure from the Commodore of Brock for a famous win.
1. NEWCASTLE, 2017
The championship was settled on the final lap of the final race in Newcastle. Scott McLaughlin tangled with Craig Lowndes and was duly penalised, dropping him down the order and handing the title to race winner Jamie Whincup.
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