Jason Bright came home 2nd after a stoic drive against returned champion Jamie Whincup.
Jamie Whincup clinches 5th title finishing third, while Shane Van Gisbergen rules the final race.
Now it's Lowndes behind by six to teammate Whincup in the companionship
The streets of Surfers Paradise was filled with action and crashes. The survivors were Craig Lowndes and co-driver Warren Luff.
Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell emerged victorious in the opening round of the PIRTEK Enduro Cup for V8 Supercars.
Whincup leads on 1847 points from Craig Lowndes (1800) and Will Davison (1792).
The first race of the weekend in the V8 Supercars Championship on the Queensland Raceway saw Whincup back on top!
Former V8 Supercar Champion James Courtney back swinging in Townsville.