Chris Symon has returned to the top step of the podium after taking a hard-fought win in the wet at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park. Series leader Kaleb Ngatoa finished a close second with Liam Foster third after a last lap move on Reece Hendl-Cox.
There was more drama from the start as Cameron Dance, Billy Frazer and Dave Scammell came together, with Dance ending up spinning at the first turn.
Kaleb Ngatoa led the pack for the first half of the lap, with Chris Symon and Reece Hendl-Cox behind him. As they crossed the line to transition into lap two Symon led over Hendl-Cox with Ngatoa third. Eventual podium placer Foster ran well off at turn one while Ngatoa slipped into a distant second behind Symon.
Bob Dillow, who was able to make the race after an impressive repair effort aided by fellow competitors was caught up in another incident on lap four, this time with Shaun Logan as the pair made contact resulting in Dillow losing his nose cone.
Foster, charging pack through the field made a very close move on Conrad Clark at the chase but was able to make it stick. His next victim was the fourth-placed Crawley. Now fourth and fast charging, Foster made a last lap move to steal a podium from birthday boy Reece Hendl-Cox.
Meanwhile Ngatoa had made ground on Symon was tried a similar move to Foster at the chase on the final lap but was unable to get by the school teacher and had to settle for second, but still end up with the round win and an extended championship lead.