Holden driver Jamie Whincup has officially been named the 2014 V8 Supercars Champion following the final race of the series at Syndey Olympic Park Sunday. Whincup has now won six V8 Supercars championships in seven years, making him the most successful driver in Australian touring car racing history, ABC reports.
Whincup, driver of the No. 1 Red Bull Commodore, actually locked in the driver’s championship at Phillip Island in November, but series rules say he must wait until the season’s final race to be officially crowned the winner. He has racked up 86 wins in his 339 career starts, with Australian media noting he has been “unstoppable” since 2007.
Sunday’s race was called short after a storm moved in and forced the races end before all 74 laps were complete. Ford driver Shane van Gisbergen was leading at the time of the race’s end, giving him the win and second place in the driver’s championship. Whincup finished the race in fourth behind Holden drivers James Courtney in third and Garth Tander in second.
Whincup’s championship cements him as the most winningest V8 Supercars driver in the series’ 54-year history, surpassing legends Mark Skaife, Dick Johnson and the late Ian Geoghegan, who won five championships each.