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Veteran saw Gold Coast carnage brewing

WHEN almost half the Repco Supercars Championship field was tangled in a nasty Gold Coast 500 crash, many were stunned. Not Lee Holdsworth.

The Penrite Racing veteran was one of six drivers put straight out of the race with substantial damage.

Holdsworth had qualified 13th, four places behind James Golding whose crash at the beach chicane set off a chain reaction.

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It marked “a sad end” to what might be Holdsworth’s last ever race at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, given he’s retiring at the end of season and the track will continue as a single-driver event at least in 2023.

“It was unfortunate to get caught up in someone else incident so early in the race,” he said.

The aftermath of the Lap 4 crash. Pic: Mark Horsburgh

“The previous two laps the group in front were driving erratic so I could see it brewing, but when it did the track was blocked and it’s done a fair bit of damage to our car.

“We’ll have it back and ready to go at Adelaide for my final full-time Supercars round.”

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The damage follows a major post-Bathurst rebuild on the sister #26 car of David Reynolds which was estimated to cost in the vicinity of $150,000.

Reynolds repaid his crew’s work with a stellar Gold Coast round, placing second and fourth in the two 250km races.

He will have Kiwi rising star Matt Payne as his teammate next year.

Holdsworth meanwhile is widely tipped to be headed back to a co-drive at Walkinshaw Andretti United.

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