Dick Johnson Racing's Steve Johnson has had a massive scare after his wife Bree was stretchered off a mountain at Thredbo Ski Resort.
Bree fell and slid down the side of a large black run slope and into a hole before hitting her head on an exposed rock.
It was certainly not the way the Johnsons, who are sharing their mid-season break with young son Jett, wanted to end their fourth wedding anniversary which had been the topic of Johnson's Facebook page for several days.
Steve's father Dick received a worrying phone call as Bree was receiving medical attention.
“It was all a bit of a worry, but thankfully she is OK,” said Dick Johnson, a five-time Australian Touring Car champion.
“She was enticed to do a black run which she did not want to do and that was the result. The thing was that she was not wearing a helmet,
but that has since changed!
“Steve was obviously very concerned.
“They arrived at the medical centre which was full of people, as those places tend to be, and they did a few tests to ensure she was OK and had no major concussion.
“She was not split open, but she has a fair lump on her head.
“It is certainly not the type of phone call you want to receive.
“I don't think she will be back out there without a helmet again.”
After receiving medical attention, Bree was ordered to rest, but was talking about a return to the slopes (Although much smaller ones) – this time with a helmet.
Johnson currently sits fifth in the championship in his Jim Beam Falcon and will have David Besnard as his co-driver at the L&H 500 at Phillip Island in two weeks time and then the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 next month.