A frightening high-speed crash temporarily halted race two of this weekend’s Supercar Championship event at Wanneroo Raceway within the opening lap.
Scott Pye was left with a destroyed car after he was sent careering into a concrete barrier on the opening lap of racing today.
Pye skidded off the circuit on the main straight following a tussle with Jack Le Brocq and spun into the wall at 175kmh.
His Holden Commodore was destroyed upon impact, but thankfully, the driver walked away from the incident under his own power.
The race was postponed to clear the damage as officials took to the track to remove the debris, with drivers returning to finish the race just after 1pm – nearly an hour after the race had begun.
Pye said he was fine in the aftermath of the crash, but was disappointed the crash would force him out of both of the afternoon’s races.
“There must have been a slight overlap, but it must have been rear quarter to front bar,” he said.
“I think sometimes people forget they can lift as well. I thought I was clear and tried to defend, obviously I wasn’t, but f…, he didn’t lift.”
Pye’s crash was not the only incident of a hectic opening lap, as Bathurst 1000 winner Lee Holdsworth and rookie Thomas Randle clashed while fighting for position at the rear of the field, with the pair colliding and sent into the sand trap.
The opening Supercars race of the weekend took place on Saturday night, with reigning champion Shane van Gisbergen breaking through to claim his first ever win in Perth.