There might well be some more pain, but a little bit of sugar never hurts.
Awkward times for WAU
Having started the season so well, with podiums at four of the first six events, Mobil 1 Boost Mobile Racing has hit a lean run.
A lack of a test day with the new ZB Commodore, while it waits for big-ticket development items, is starting to hurt.
The only shot the team fired at Queensland Raceway was self-inflicted, at Turn 4 on the opening lap of Sunday's race.
Scott Pye's move down the inside of James Courtney resulted in contact and led to Courtney turning Winterbottom's Tickford Falcon around.
While Pye continued to 19th, his fifth-straight race out of the top 10, Courtney later retired after lengthy repairs, having at least finished eighth on Saturday.
The 2010 champion took aim at his team-mate on TV, and it would have been a stern debrief, either side of a lengthy visit to the stewards' hut in which no driver was deemed wholly at fault for the incident.
Pye has fallen from sixth to ninth in the points across the three northern events and Courtney from ninth to 12th, as that early-season form becomes the target again rather than the norm.
Preston Hire's slog continues
It's tough going in Supercars, with the entire field covered by a scant 1.0802 seconds in ARMOR ALL Qualifying on Sunday.
It's especially hard work for the single-car outfits. Preston Hire Racing is mired in a forgettable year that is rapidly passing without change in its fortunes.
Lee Holdsworth is 21st in the points, having started 25th and 21st and finished 24th and 21st at Queensland Raceway, with that qualifying form its biggest challenge.
The team can't get Holdsworth's Commodore into the set-up window, with the change of tyre construction, shift to the ZB aero, and its move away from Triple Eight front-end components.
Holdsworth grabbed five top 10 finishes from eight races on the run home in 2017, while 11th at Symmons Plains is his best of the current campaign.