Chris Symon has dominated the opening race at the season finale, beating Bramwell King and Reece Hendl-Cox to the line.
Symon quickly asserted his dominance in the race, jumping brilliantly off pole and lead into and out of turn one. Matt Podjursky followed closely behind with King not far from him. Podjursky fell victim to a move by King at the chase, dropping the championship leader to third.
Further down the field, Arran Crighton struggled to get by Hendl-Cox, the former sat in sixth for the majority of the race. Rookie Champion elect Hendl-Cox then started a charge on lap three, moving by Podjursky to take fourth before taking McConkey to step onto the podium.
A potentially championship changing moment occurred when Podjursky, Hendl-Cox and McConkey all tried to vie for the same piece of real estate going into the chase. Podjursky lucked out and ended up on the inside grass. Upon rejoining he got by McConkey to slot into fourth.
McConkey’s strong return to the class was spoiled when a gearbox issue wouldn’t allow him into third gear, slowing his #3 machine down and allowing both championship contenders Podjursky and Crighton through to close up the points gap to King.
Symon comfortably took the win over King and Hendl-Cox while Podjursky and Crighton took fourth and fifth respectively. With just two races to go in the championship seven points separate the top three, Matt Podjursky leads Bramwell King by four points with Arran Crighton just three behind King.