Triple Eight Dunlop Super2 Series driver Kurt Kostecki has been docked points after his clash with Thomas Randle in the opening race of 2019.
On lap one of the new campaign on Friday evening, Kostecki made contact with the rear of Randle's Tickford Falcon on the run to Adelaide's Turn 4.
It spun Randle into the wall, via a brush with Zane Goddard's Nissan, and out of the race. Kostecki also failed to finish, having crashed at Turn 8 later in the lap.
Stewards have found Kostecki at fault for the Turn 4 incident, and handing him a 35-point penalty.
Its report read: "Following a post-race investigation and an admission of Reckless Driving by Kurt Kostecki (incident involving Car #5, Thomas Randle) the Stewards imposed the penalty of the loss of 35 Championship Points on Kurt Kostecki."
It means Kostecki starts Race 2 on -35 points, having been among the non-scorers on Friday evening.
That group includes Eggleston Motorport's Will Brown, who found the wall exiting Turn 7 after a tangle with Brodie Kostecki.
The clash was reviewed but found to "not warrant referral to the stewards".
Bryce Fullwood won the opening race of the new season at the Superloop Adelaide 500, ahead of MW Motorsport team-mate Goddard and Mason Barbera.
This weekend's second of three Super2 races starts at 3:35pm local time on Saturday.