Supercars: Kiwi Scott McLaughlin eyes slice of Supercars history in Winton

The Kiwi is looking to become the ninth driver to join an exclusive Supercars club.
The Kiwi is looking to become the ninth driver to join an exclusive Supercars club. Photo credit: AAP

Kiwi Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin has his eyes on a piece of history at this weekend's event in Winton.

The 24-year-old is looking to become the first Supercars driver in a decade since Jamie Whincup in 2008 to win five consecutive races.

McLaughlin is hoping to join the likes of Peter Brock, Craig Lowndes and Jim Richards as five times consecutive race winners.

The Kiwi has been in sublime form during the last two rounds in Phillip Island and Perth, and he is determined to keep the pedal to the metal in Victoria.

"Everything is going good," McLaughlin told Supercars.com.

"I feel like we are driving to our strengths and we're making the most of that.

"We were lucky in Perth to get the second win, and we need to carry this momentum through as a team and come through even better."

One of the drivers to achieve five straight race wins, Mark Skaife, said it is highly possible for the man from Hamilton to join the exclusive club.

"It would have been very long odds at the start of the year for anyone to win four races in a row," Skaife told the Daily Telegraph.

"And he has just dominated. The key to these performances has been qualifying. Scott qualifies well, and he has set himself up for the wins with some very good one lap efforts.

"It doesn't matter what the sport is in the modern era, whether it is NRL, AFL or Supercars - to have a run of success like that is very rare.

"To be able to have that level of dominance is just remarkable. To have two 300 weekends in a row given the level of competition in this sport is a great achievement."

Last year, McLaughlin started in pole position for both races in Winton and won one of them. 

He currently 158-point lead over fellow countryman Shane van Gisbergen in the championship standings.

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