Scott McLaughlin has won the inaugural New Zealand V8 Super-Tourers championship driving the PWR cooled Melbourne Per-formance Centre prepared Holden Commodore at the final race held at Ruapuna.

In a drama filled final race McLaughlin took the chequered flag but was given a time penalty for a race incident involving PWR cooled Greg Murphy which dropped him down to 15th place.

Despite the setback McLaughlin had a big enough lead to take the title.