Will Davison admits he has been left numb by the freak accident in the second race of the BigPond 300 which has all but ended his hopes of securing a maiden V8 Supercar Championship title.
Davison was caught out on fluid left Lee Holdasworth's car by an earlier accident when he was coming into the pits and made contact with a concrete safety wall on the pit entrance.
Despite the low speed nature of the incident, the damage sustained was enough to put Davison out of the race and allowed Jamie Whincup to extend his lead to 281 points in the standings with just 300 points left to play for in the season finale in Syndey.
That leaves the Team Vodafone man needed just 28th or better in the first race of the final round to secure the title and Davison admitted he was devastated by the way in which his title bid had effectively ended.
“It's devastating and I'm just numb inside,” he said. “There was a massive amount of fluid on the pit entry, which I had no idea about until I got there. I hit the first amount braking for the 40km/h line and managed to pull it up in time, and I breathed a sigh of relief, but then in the kink into pit lane there was more [fluid] and I just understeered straight into the wall ... it wasn't what you'd expect.
“I wanted to do the best job possible and have a hard clean fight with Jamie – we worked so hard to get where we were and if we weren't good enough on the day we could cop it on the chin, but to have such an unfortunate incident it's really hard to prepare for.
“Jamie's done another great job this year. I just wanted to chase him all the way to the end and not hand it to him on a plate like we did today. I'm not going to Sydney with a championship on my mind, we're now going there to enjoy the weekend, try end the year on a high and carry some momentum into 2010.”