The pair put on a dominant performance all week in the lead-up to yesterday’s great race; Chaz and Lee were consistently the fastest car all weekend.
Mostert scored pole with the fastest ever lap in a Supercar during the Top Ten Shootout on Saturday and broke the string of bad luck for pole sitters to claim the race.
This is Mostert’s second win at the mountain after first taking the trophy in 2014 with Paul Morris and the first for Lee Holdsworth, who has been trying to conquer the mountain for seventeen years.
Walkinshaw Andretti United scored their first win under the new naming rights, but it’s the eighth victory for Walkinshaw Racing and their first since 2011.
Chaz was forced to hold off champion-elect Shane van Gisbergen in the closing laps before the latter fell out of contention with a punctured tyre.
It helped Cameron Waters finish second for the second year running, with James Moffat clinching his second Great Race podium.
Rookie Brodie Kostecki, who started from 10th after a penalty in the shootout yesterday, claimed third – Kostecki joining an elite list of Supercars‘ rookies to stand on the famous Bathurst Podium.
One of the unlikely stars of this year’s race was a rogue echidna that made its way onto the track at the Cutting, triggering the second BP Ultimate Safety Car of the day on lap 105.
The day belonged to Chaz Mostert and Lee Holdsworth, who lapped up their victory in front of thousands of fans in pit lane.
“It was a pretty tough race, when we did that [puncture] I knew it was going to be a tough slog, but credit to the guys, this car has been speedy all weekend,” Mostert said.
“We started on pole and we won the race and every time you start on pole you never think you’re going win it, credit to this car and credit to the team.
“To all the fans; it’s so good to have punters back at the track, I’m out of breath.”
Holdsworth added: “I don’t know what to say, I don’t know what to say. This is unbelievable. “This team is amazing.
“I wanted to jump on the bonnet and go with him, it was amazing.”