Preston Hire driver Luis Leeds was the unlucky bystander, during an incident-filled first race of the weekend at Round 7 of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship at Homebush, with the race ending under the Safety Car.
Luis had qualified up in third place, getting away to a good start before front-row starter Zane Goddard suddenly became a victim of the Homebush street circuit's walls, with his car unfortunately spearing into the path of Luis and fellow driver Tom Grech.
Leeds and Grech were third and fourth respectively at the time of the incident and with such close racing the incident was unavoidable.
Goddard’s car sustained heavy damage from both ends, with Leeds’ car limped home on three wheels and Grech’s IQ Option car also severely damaged.
All drivers were safe and got out of their cars ok.
Luis tem mate, fellow DREAM Motorsport’sdriver Thomas Randle took out the race win Rookie racer Will Brown second and Famous Insurance’s Nick Rowe rounding out the podium.
Team BRM’s Harry Hayek finished fourth, with his teammate and Australian Formula 4 Champion Jordan Lloyd finishing fifth.
Toolforce Racing’s Jimmy Vernon finished sixth, with Frankie Maiolo and Caitlin Wood rounding out the top eight.
Nick Filipetto unfortunately spun in the opening laps of the race, causing the first Safety Car.
The drivers will front-up tomorrow morning for Race 2 at 8:45 (AEDT).