Toll Holden Racing Team's Will Davison went from zero to hero in less than 24 hours with a blitzkrieg of the field in the Queensland House and Land.com 300 today.
With a Lazarus type display Davison blasted the field by a massive 14 seconds following his devastating first race of the weekend that he failed to finish.
It helped him return to the Championship hunt in making up ground on V8 Supercar Championship favourite Jamie Whincup, keeping him in touch before the endurance events at the L&H 500 and Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
In today's race Davison was unstoppable from the start, beating Whincup's team-mate Craig Lowndes and Supercheap Auto Racing's Russell Ingall who kept his soft tyre option for today in a successful attempt for the 'champagne'.
Davison started third on the grid but was in front by the third corner with a cracking start in extremely hot, oppressive conditions in and out of the car.
“I just went home last night, went to bed and came back a new person,” Davison said. “Yesterday was as tough as it gets in motor racing with both cars stopping.
“All I could do today was to go on to win the race. There's lots more races like that to come yet.”
Davison's day began with a cracking pass on Fujitsu Racing's Jason Bright who did a magnificent job in qualifying to grab the front row of the grid, before he also claimed Ford Performance Racing's Mark Winterbottom on the same lap.
His only hiccup was when he appeared to get caught up with Ingall's Supercheap Auto Racing team-mate Tim Slade, with Davison screaming to his pit crew after passing that it was a 'complete joke' he felt he was being held up.
“It was a pretty long last 15 laps. I had a bit of door banging with Russell's team-mate. I expected it but it was all a bit of fun really.”
That minor incident may have helped Lowndes and Ingall catch up to a degree but not enough to pull back the massive lead.
Ingall desperately needed a safety car for his strategy to work but not a single one appeared in the entire race.