Chaz Mostert claims win during opening race of the Gold Coast 600

Supercheap Auto Racing’s Chaz Mostert has finally broken the drought on his home track, winning this afternoon’s 300km opening race of the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 and racing himself right back into championship contention.

It was a spectacular victory in the wet for Gold Coast resident Mostert, who started from pole and along with his co-driver Steve Owen mastered the drenched street circuit in front of a large crowd that was not deterred by the weather.

"This track has been kicking me year after year, so I really wanted to get a surfboard [race trophy] this year, but it's even better to get the win," Mostert said.

"So I would've settled for third, but the car was really lit today. Steve got taken out but we got back up there, he was doing an awesome job."