The start-line crash that all but totalled the cars of Thomas Randle and Andre Heimgartner at the OTR The Bend SuperSprint resulted in more than $200,000 worth of damage.
Randle’s Tickford Ford Mustang stalled on the front row on the grid and was rear-ended at around 140 km/h by Heimgartner’s Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore in the ensuing chaos.
Both cars suffered so much damage that they looked like write-offs, but in the latest PARKED UP PLUS podcast, Tickford Racing boss Tim Edwards and Brad Jones Racing owner Brad Jones report that they’re salvageable.
Listen to the team bosses here:
Edwards and Jones explain why the repairs will cost more than $100,000 each, and sideline the mortally wounded machines for several weeks.
They will be replaced by spare cars at the next round of the Repco Supercars Championship, the August 19-21 Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint, with Randle and Heimgartner escaping serious injury and set to return at the event.
The latest PARKED UP PLUS analyses the carnage and controversy at The The Bend Motorsport Park as Shane van Gisbergen took a stranglehold on retaining his Supercars crown.
Also, Erebus Motosport team boss Barry Ryan explains – without swearing! – why he is encouraging rising star Brodie Kostecki to race in TransAm at Queensland Raceway this weekend.
Plus, scoop details of Aussie MotoGP star Jack Miller’s plan to set up a Superbike team.
All this and much more in the latest episode of PARKED UP PLUS, the place of pace for big motorsport news.