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Australian Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin nearly ate the wall at the Gold Coast 600, but he somehow turned a screeching, tire-smoking lock-up into a pass on the inside of Mark Winterbottom.

The pass gave McLaughlin in his Volvo a third-place finish for the race. McLaughlin explained how he salvaged the pass in a Garry Rogers Motorsport YouTube video after the race:

It...probably looked worse because I felt he moved under brakes on me. ... I sort of had to adjust my line of sight, line of entry, and then that sort of locked up one wheel, locked up the other and then I eventually gathered it all up and then managed to make a pretty clean pass.

Winterbottom was actually okay with it, owning up to Supercars that he’d been bested by McLaughlin’s faster car:

I was sixth-tenths a lap slower, so you get what you deserve, really.

It was alright. If I had’ve turned in I would’ve collected him but he’s having a crack – If I’m quick enough I want to race them the same way.

Man, I love Supercars. This epic save/pass would’ve been Verstappen’d in the face with a penalty in F1, but nah, everyone’s chill in Supercars. It’s alright, mate. That’s how it goes.

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So, is this the pass of the year, or the save of the year? Honestly, we can’t decide.