Race 32 of the Repco Supercars Championship has been red-flagged after a pile-up at the exit of the Beach Chicane which caused a car to catch fire.
It was the latter's #96 ZB Commodore which caught fire, with the flames now extinguished.
Replays showed that Golding, who was running 10th, made a mess of the chicane complex on Lap 4 and smashed into a tyre bundle.
That caused not only the #31 PremiAir Racing ZB Commodore to kick sideways and Golding to lose control, but also dislodged said bundle.
Several cars came to grief either by striking the stray tyres and/or running into Car #31 or others which had been caught in the chaos, with the track temporarily blocked.
In addition to Golding, Feeney, Percat, and Jones, Todd Hazelwood and Lee Holdsworth also stopped on-track after incurring damage.
He qualified second and bettered pole-sitter Shane van Gisbergen (#97 Red Bull Ampol ZB Commodore) when the lights went out, before getting a nudge from Chaz Mostert (#25 Mobil 1 Optus ZB Commodore) which caused him to straight-line the front chicane.
Officials reviewed the incident but determined that no further action be taken, meaning van Gisbergen remains second and Mostert third, from Cameron Waters (#6 Monster Energy Mustang) and Brodie Kostecki (#99 Boost Mobile ZB Commodore).
A number of other cars are also already sporting battle scars, including the #11 Shell V-Power Mustang of Anton De Pasquale who is currently eighth and was thus just ahead of the carnage which unfolded next to the beach.
A restart is estimated at about 14:55 local time/15:55 AEDT.
Update 15:49 AEDT
It appears that clean-up has been completed at the exit of the Beach Chicane and also at Turn 11, where a car had also stopped with damage.
Update 15:50 AEDT
Golding released from medical centre.
Update 15:52 AEDT
Safety Car leads field away from main straight.
More reports to follow