His Ford started dead last on the grid but somehow, Chaz Mostert pushed it home to take out the longest and most extraordinary Bathurst 1000 in history.
The 22-year-old, who was born the year after his co-driver, Paul Morris, first debuted at Bathurst, did not lead until the last lap.
In one of the most dramatic finished, he managed to overtake Gold Coaster Jamie Whincup, who’s Holden was on empty and quickly running out of fuel as they surged towards the finish line.
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Nissan’s James Moffat crossed behind in second, with the Holden of Nick Percat in third.
Whincup coasted home in fifth, behind the Mercedes of Will Davison.
The race lasted for seven hours and 58 minutes, becoming the longest ever on the mountain by 8 minutes.
The race was suspended several times, with 10 safety cars and a race suspension to work on repairing the newly-resurfaced track.
Mosert was overjoyed with his win.
“Words can’t even describe how I feel right now,” said Mostert.
“To be up the front at a Bathurst 1000, after coming off last year with a damaged car for the race is unbelievable.
“It was the best feeling ever to cross that line in front of all the Ford fans.”
The next V8 race will be here on the Gold Coast, when the cars line up for the GC600.