Crash mars 12-hour campaign
MOTORSPORT: In one moment a weekend turned from promise to despair for a team competing at the Bathurst 12-hour with a connection to Bundaberg.
Backed by Bundaberg businessman Neil McPhillips and his company Infants Friend a crash during the third hour forced the Miedecke Stone Motorsport Aston Martin out of the race.
Qualifying fourth for the event, after a cracking top ten shoot-out lap from lead driver Ash Walsh, a crash at turn one into the wall from fellow driver George Miedecke caused extensive damage to the car.
"I braked at my usual point, but the rear end stepped out when I turned into the corner," he said.
"It's very disappointing for the team; after yesterday's great result everything was looking so promising, but we've certainly experienced all the highs and lows of motorsport this weekend."
Also involving driver Tony Bates the incident, after just 75 laps, completed a frustrating day for the team with drivers also complaining about fumes coming into the car during the race.