Will Brown has taken his first Supercars race win after an intense battle with Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen
Whincup lead the early part of the race ahead of teammate van Gisbergen, while there was plenty of action behind them.
Zane Goddard who went on to finish 17th had an impressive save on the first lap.
On the same lap, Mark Winterbottom had contact that folded bodywork back onto his rear tyre which spent the following lap rubbing, before the bodywork folded itself back out, saving them from an extra pitstop.
Despite the Red Bull drivers having control of the race before the pit stops, Will Brown was able to take control of the race during that phase of the race.
While Brown was extending his lead, the Red Bull drivers fought over second, making contact and running wide, letting Brown extend his lead, though they were able to close back up to the Erebus car.
“I thought it’s on here,” Brown said post-race.
“I thought if I could back them up into each other a bit they’ll dog fight amongst themselves which is what ended up happening and obviously, the tyres were pretty cooked, but the best part was getting to do burnouts!
“I thought it was going to be a dog fight so I’d make it hard for them and like I said just propped them up at the hairpin and made it hard for them. I’m exhausted after that, it was nerve-wracking at the end”
Whincup finished in second, with ‘SVG’ in third.
There were a number of people pushing track limits, with many drivers getting a warning, including Andre Heimgartner, who went on to get a five-second penalty for exceeding limits too many times
After a difficult race, Heimgartner finished 24th with the five-second penalty, as well as struggling with visibility issues early after his windscreen was covered in dirt from others running off track.
While fellow Kiwi Fabian Coulthard was able to make a spot during the race to finish 23rd.
Main image: Erebus Motorsport