Nine months after last tasting victory, Australian V8 Supercars veteran Craig Lowndes toasted success at the Ipswich 300 yesterday - twice.
Lowndes broke his 2011 drought in emphatic fashion by taking out both 22-lap sprint races after leading each from pole on a frenetic day of racing.
The wins helped Holden secure the 2011 manufacturer's championship with their 15th win in 17 races to date - and with six rounds still left.
Lowndes moves to 79 career race wins - 10 behind all-time leader Mark Skaife.
But Lowndes was more concerned with reeling in teammate Jamie Whincup's series lead.
Despite yesterday's dominance, second-placed Lowndes only cut the deficit by 16 points - ensuring Whincup still led by 170 ahead of today's 65-lap finale.