Supercars' McLaughlin channels Ricciardo

Oliver Caffrey
Scott McLaughlin is 158 points clear in the Supercars standings after his stunning victory in Perth

Scott McLaughlin has channelled Daniel Ricciardo after snatching a stunning Supercars victory.

The Ford ace came from the clouds on Sunday after starting from 19th on the grid to celebrate his fourth consecutive race win.

McLaughlin was so pumped up about claiming the double at the Perth Supersprint he referenced Australia's famous Formula One export.

"I'm so stoked for everyone at Shell V Power. We made it difficult for ourselves," McLaughlin said.

"What does Daniel Ricciardo say, 'holy testicle Tuesday'... we've done it."

Ricciardo used the line, which originates from Jim Carrey's 1994 film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, after he won the Chinese Grand Prix last month.

Just as Ricciardo's victory was the best of his career, so too was McLaughlin's who came out on top in a wild and chaotic second race at the Western Australian circuit.

So unlikely was McLaughlin's victory from back on the grid, he compared it to being "60 points down at halftime" in an AFL game.

The 24-year-old is an avid fan of the Western Bulldogs despite growing up in New Zealand.

McLaughlin smashed the record for the lowest grid start (12th) to win at Barbagallo Raceway, which was previously shared by Peter Brock (1978) and Larry Perkins (1997).

After a disastrous qualifying session, McLaughlin put on a brave face for his team even though he didn't truly believe he could win.

"You're just trying to rally them and get going, there were two more quarters left," McLaughlin said.

"Heading into that a top five would be ideal, a podium would be exceptional but I never thought we could win it."

The result shot McLaughlin 158 points in front in the overall standings as he looks to claim a maiden Supercars championship.