The second leg of Supercars' Gold Coast 600 has been officially abandoned, after the Surfers Paradise street circuit was lashed by thunderstorms.
The race made it to the 37th of its planned 102 laps before it was red-flagged, a storm cell hovering directly over the circuit leading to safety concerns for crews and officials.
Continuing rain then made it impossible for the race to be restarted thanks to the pooling water.
With a time certain finish of 4:48pm local time, and a requirement of 50% race distance for points to be awarded, race control did attempt to limp to the midway point behind the safety car.
But after just six laps the race was suspended again, before being officially abandoned at 4:25pm.
That means no points will be awarded, and Scott McLaughlin will leave the Gold Coast with a 14-point championship lead over Shane van Gisbergen.
It also means Bathurst 1000 winners Craig Lowndes and Steve Richards are the Enduro Cup champions.
Anton De Pasquale was technically the leader of the race when it was abandoned, but that was mainly down to an off-sequence strategy.
The Erebus Holden driver was one of the few primary drivers to start, which meant he filtered to the front as the majority of crews pitted to make a driver change on lap 34.
The best of the cars in genuine contention was the Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden of James Courtney and Jack Perkins, who had run fourth in the early stages before the wet weather arrived.
Earlier in the race James Moffat had sprinted into the lead for Tickford Ford, having executed a textbook pass on polesitter Luke Youlden's Erebus Holden 13 laps in.