Bathurst rocked by terrifying 275km/h crash at Mount Panorama

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Pictured here, a concerned onlooker watches as Aaron Cameron crashes at Mount Panorama.
Aaron Cameron went hurtling into a wall at high speed in a terrifying crash in a Supercars support series at Mount Panorama. Pic: Fox Sports

Mount Panorama has been rocked by another terrifying high-speed crash on Bathurst 1000 race day.

Sunday's incident came in one of the support categories before the main race, when championship leader Aaron Cameron spun out-of-control at around 275km/h before crashing into a wall.

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It followed another shocking incident on Saturday that saw Matthew MacKelden taken from Mount Panorama on a stretcher after a massive crash.

MacKelden was taking part in Race 3 during the Supercars support series on Saturday when he suffered a heavy smash.

The driver lost control of his Ford Mustang on turn seven before colliding with a barrier, but managed to give a thumbs up before he was taken to hospital as a precaution.

On Sunday, it was Cameron who found himself at the centre of a scary moment when he made contact with Luis Leeds through The Chase, and spun numerous times before slamming into a barrier at high speed.

Leeds' car also was also sent spinning through the inside gravel track, with both vehicles wrecked in the accident.

Luckily, both drivers showed no signs of serious injury as they climbed out of the mangled vehicles and made their way off the track.

The terrifying incident left viewers in shock on social media.

Chaz Mostert looking to repeat Bathurst 1000 heroics

The crash provided a dramatic build-up to The Great Race, which Chaz Mostert will be hoping to win again after claiming pole position for Sunday's start.

The Walkinshaw Andretti United star claimed pole after producing the fastest-ever time around the famed Mount Panorama circuit during the top-10 shootout.

Mostert will be aiming to secure his second win in the 161-lap classic as he partners with popular veteran Lee Holdsworth for Sunday's race.

No matter what happens, it will take something extraordinary to top the dramatic events of 2014 when Mostert was driving a Ford.

Mostert entered Bathurst 1000 folklore by snatching victory after starting the race from 25th and last on the grid to salute as a 22-year-old.

Seen here, Chaz Mostert is all smiles after setting the fastest lap time at Mount Panorama in Supercars history.
Chaz Mostert was all smiles after setting the fastest lap time at Mount Panorama in Supercars history to claim pole position for the Bathurst 1000. Pic: Getty

This time he will have Holdsworth in his corner for a shot at glory.

In his 18th-straight appearance in a Bathurst 1000, Holdsworth knows this is his best chance to be crowned champion.

"I certainly think we've got one of the better cars out there so we're in a pretty good position," Holdsworth said.

"We're both comfortable in the car and we've both confidence in it.

"It's not necessarily the fastest car that wins around here though."

Defending champions Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander will start from seventh but did manage to secure last year's win from fourth.

Van Gisbergen's Red Bull Ampol teammate - and soon-to-be boss - Jamie Whincup will be back in 11th on the grid after missing qualifying for the shootout in his final drive before retirement.

with AAP

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