King converts pole to win

Bramwell King has converted his pole position to race win this afternoon at Hampton Downs. Championship leader Arran Crighton finished less than a second behind King in P2 with Matt Podjursky taking the final podium position.

A good start by King saw him lead Podjursky for the majority of the first lap until the latter lined up a draft along the home straight. However, once Podjursky pulled out to pass, his engine cover came loose and flew off the car and onto the edge of the track. While it was lucky that it did not catch anyone, Podjursky was unlucky as his car was creating a bigger draft for the car behind him making him a sitting duck.

Arran Crighton sat third behind Podjursky for the majority of the race, with Chris Symon circulating in fourth and Reece Hendi-Cox recording another solid fifth position.

The Sabre Motorsport duo of Dylan Smith and Callum Crawley got as close as you will ever see coming across the line. Crawley snuck up on the outside of Smith, almost ending up in the grass, but it was not enough to grab a top ten as Smith went on to claim the position.

Billy Frazer’s first NZ Formula First race went trouble free, winning a battle for Bob Dillow to finish in 16th.

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