In case you missed it: Vodafone Gold Coast 600

  • 27/10/2017
  • By Supercars.com
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

When the Supercars circus arrived on the Gold Coast, the Erebus crew weren’t letting anyone forget their new status as Kings of the Mountain.

during the Vodafone Gold Coast 600, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, October 19, 2017.

It wasn’t just t-shirts, either, with the #9 Penrite Holden itself getting in on the action.

during the Vodafone Gold Coast 600, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, October 19, 2017.

The Gold Coast even had a guest appearance from former Erebus CEO Ryan Maddison, who these days heads up the German Black Falcon GT squad.

during the Vodafone Gold Coast 600, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, October 22, 2017.

Fabian Coulthard meanwhile had more on his mind than just racing, getting some parenting tips from co-driver Tony D’Alberto ahead of a big week…

during the Vodafone Gold Coast 600, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, October 19, 2017.

Mark Winterbottom, meanwhile, doesn’t even need to get his phone out to show off his youngsters.

Mark Winterbottom of Prodrive Racing Australia during the Vodafone Gold Coast 600,  at the Surfers Paradise , Gold Coast, Queensland, October 22, 2017.

Practice on the Gold Coast is all about kerbs, with the brothers Kelly seen here taking rather different approaches through the beachside chicane.

Rick Kelly of the Nissan Motorsport during the Vodafone Gold Coast 600,  at the Surfers Paradise , Gold Coast, Queensland, October 22, 2017.

The Scott McLaughlin/Alex Premat Shell Ford was one of a number to take an early battering against the tyres as the drivers found the limits.

Scott McLaughlin of DJR Team Penske during the Vodafone Gold Coast 600,  at the Surfers Paradise , Gold Coast, Queensland, October 20, 2017.

Saturday was all about wet weather and, just like at Bathurst, Chaz Mostert was sublime in the challenging conditions

Chaz Mostert of Supercheap Auto Racing during the ,  at the , , , October 21, 2017.

The Supercheap Ford won the race despite this incident for co-driver Steve Owen, who was left facing the wrong way after a punt from Paul Dumbrell.

Chaz Mostert of Supercheap Auto Racing during the ,  at the , , , October 21, 2017.

Mostert was walking on air post-race thanks to his triumph…

Chaz Mostert of Supercheap Auto Racing during the ,  at the , , , October 21, 2017.

While Ash Walsh was there to greet third-placed Tim Slade, showing his support despite sitting out with fractured ribs.

Tim Slade of Brad Jones Racing during the ,  at the , , , October 21, 2017.

Third on Saturday was a great result for Slade and stand-in co-driver Andre Heimgartner, before things got a little too heated for the Freightliner entry in Sunday qualifying.

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Sunday’s sweep of the Top 10 Shootout for the three Triple Eight entries brought a big smile to the face of team boss Roland Dane.

during the Vodafone Gold Coast 600, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, October 22, 2017.

The race though belonged to their arch rivals, with an early final pitstop giving McLaughlin enough fuel to take the chequered flag, before needing his 'foot Falcon' to return to pitlane.

Scott McLaughlin of DJR Team Penske during the ,  at the , , , October 22, 2017.

Third-placed Shane van Gisbergen cracked a smile as McLaughlin alighted from the stricken Ford, while the rest of the Red Bull team pondered what might have been.

Shane van Gisbergen of Red Bull Holden Racing Team during the Vodafone Gold Coast 600,  at the Surfers Paradise , Gold Coast, Queensland, October 22, 2017.

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