Jamie Whincup clinches 5th title finishing third, while Shane Van Gisbergen rules the final race.
The streets of Surfers Paradise was filled with action and crashes. The survivors were Craig Lowndes and co-driver Warren Luff.
The victory also marks the first in the 11 year history of the Castrol-backed Ford Performance Racing outfit.
Castrol created a unique event in Sydney today, inviting ARU CEO Bill Pulver for a hot lap with a Castrol-backed V8 Supercar team and their star driver Will Davison.
The first race of the weekend in the V8 Supercars Championship on the Queensland Raceway saw Whincup back on top!
Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison scored a 1-2 in the frist of two legs at the Sucrogen Townsville 400
In the first year of introducing new brands to the sport there were two Mercedes-Benz and four Nissan Altimas in the top ten in Friday's V8 Supercars practice at the Hidden Valley circuit.
Now the sport makes its debut in the US at the Circuit of the Americas next week where every team will be running at the track for the first time.
Lowndes is the right man: Skaife
The kid and the champ claim wins in ITM 400 Auckland V8 Supercars
Winterbottom enjoyed the return to a revamped Pukekohe Park Raceway
The last race on the Kiwi circuit was in 2007.