Jason Bright won the second race of the Trading Post Perth Challenge, giving Brad Jones Racing their first ever V8 Supercar race win. But it was his team-mate, Karl Reindler who stole all the headlines.
A horrific crash on the start line between Reindler and Paul Morris Motorsport driver Steve Owen resulted in Reindler's car being engulfed in flames.
Reindler had stalled on the grid and was stationary when Owen, unsighted, ran into the rear of his car at high speed.
Both drivers were cleared of any serious injury, but Reindler had to receive treatment for superficial burns to his hands and face.
The race was red flagged and delayed to clean up the two destroyed cars, but did eventually get underway.
Jason Bright made the most of the restart, overtaking pole sitter Team Vodafone's Jamie Whincup into the first corner. He then led to the finish, taking his first win in 138 races.
A clearly delighted Bright said: “We have done it tough over the last couple of rounds but I knew we had the potential to win races. We really showed it today, but now we have just got to keep rolling.”
It was a double celebration for Brad Jones Racing, as Jana Living Racing's Jason Bargwanna claimed his first podium since 2004, hunting down and passing Craig Lowndes of Team Vodafone for third on the final lap of the race.
“That was fun!” said Bargwanna. “Today we got it right in qualifying, which makes a big difference. With about five laps to go I saw Lowndes ahead of me and thought there's no way he's going to hold me out.”
Lowndes finished fourth with Stone Brothers Racing drivers Tim Slade and Alex Davison doing well to come home fifth and sixth. Garth Tander of Toll Holden Racing Team, Will Davison of Trading Post FPR, Lee Holdsworth of Fujitsu Racing and Shane van Gisbergen of SP Tools Racing rounded out the top 10.
Race 8 results:
|Pos||Entrant||Driver||Vehicle||Fastest Lap||Fastest Lap Time||Race Time||Laps||Points|
|1||Team BOC||Jason Bright||Commodore VE2||2||00:56:4600||49:03:8794||50||100|
|2||TeamVodafone||Jamie Whincup||Commodore VE2||2||00:56:9296||49:08:3346||50||92|
|3||Jana Living Racing||Jason Bargwanna||Commodore VE2||30||00:56:8156||49:14:5386||50||86|
|4||TeamVodafone||Craig Lowndes||Commodore VE2||16||00:56:6094||49:16:3668||50||80|
|5||Lucky 7 Racing||Tim Slade||Falcon FG||32||00:56:8960||49:16:6025||50||74|
|6||Irwin Racing||Alex Davison||Falcon FG||3||00:57:0005||49:20:3248||50||68|
|7||Toll Holden Racing Team||Garth Tander||Commodore VE2||23||00:56:9719||49:21:3080||50||64|
|8||Trading Post FPR Falcon||Will Davison||Falcon FG||27||00:57:0033||49:37:7140||50||60|
|9||Fujitsu Racing GRM||Lee Holdsworth||Commodore VE2||2||00:57:2739||49:43:5462||50||56|
|10||SP Tools Racing||Shane van Gisbergen||Falcon FG||4||00:57:7562||49:51:0935||50||52|
|11||Bundaberg Racing||Fabian Coulthard||Commodore VE2||27||00:56:4272||49:51:9086||50||48|
|12||Supercheap Auto Racing||Russell Ingall||Commodore VE2||32||00:56:8637||49:53:3024||50||46|
|13||Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon||Mark Winterbottom||Falcon FG||28||00:57:0660||49:55:8144||50||44|
|14||Jim Beam Racing||Steven Johnson||Falcon FG||3||00:57:2226||49:59:3097||50||42|
|15||Mother Energy Racing Team||Jonathon Webb||Falcon FG||34||00:57:8492||49:59:4020||50||40|
|16||Jack Daniel’s Racing||Rick Kelly||Commodore VE2||2||00:57:0642||50:01:3122||50||38|
|17||Jim Beam Racing||James Moffat||Falcon FG||23||00:56:9523||50:02:5151||50||36|
|18||Fujitsu Racing GRM||Michael Caruso||Commodore VE2||26||00:57:4976||49:06:0253||49||34|
|19||The Bottle-O Racing Team||Paul Dumbrell||Falcon FG||29||00:57:5850||49:06:3369||49||32|
|20||Stratco Racing||David Reynolds||Commodore VE2||26||00:57:0792||49:06:3756||49||30|
|21||Triple F Racing||Dean Fiore||Falcon FG||3||00:57:5346||49:20:5694||49||28|
|22||Jack Daniel’s Racing||Todd Kelly||Commodore VE2||2||00:57:7969||49:21:5269||49||26|
|23||Wilson Security Racing||Tony D’Alberto||Commodore VE2||3||00:57:6613||49:25:6135||49||24|
|24||Pepsi Max Crew||Greg Murphy||Commodore VE2||3||00:57:6228||49:55:8409||49||22|
|25||Gulf Western Oil Racing||Warren Luff||Commodore VE2||2||00:57:8643||49:06:8224||48||20|
|26||Toll Holden Racing Team||James Courtney||Commodore VE2||2||00:57:3491||50:00:9954||40||18|
|DNF||VIP Petfoods||Steve Owen||Commodore VE2||–||00:00:0000||00:00:0000||0||0|
|DNF||Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing||Karl Reindler||Commodore VE2||–||00:00:0000||00:00:0000||0||0|