Symon takes win as leaders collide on opening lap

A superb final corner manoeuvre that by Chris Symon that was a close as you will ever see saw him get past Bramwell King to take just his fourth Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship race win. Matt Podjursky salvaged a podium after yesterdays incident.

Callum Crawley was struck with drama off the grid as his throttle cable snapped immobilising the rookie as his teammate, Dylan Smith, got a great start off the line to move up to fourth from eighth.

After missing Saturday competition Liam Foster was forced to start off the back of the grid alongside his father, Ian. A great sequence of corners saw Liam jump five positions before the back straight.

It was on for young and old at the front of the pack as Bramwell King went around the outside of the race leader, Arran Crighton, with Chris Symon sitting in behind waiting to pounce of the move that would eventually end in tears when Crighton and King made contact sending the championship leader around.

Travis Day quietly moved up to P5 where he would then be challenged by Dylan Smith on the inside at the first turn on lap three, dropping a spot to the SpeedSport Scholarship Winner.

Reece Hendi-Cox sat just behind the leading three cars in fourth for the entire race as the rookie seemingly had nothing to take a fight to the podium.

Crighton, who had dropped back to 13th, recovered to join onto the back of Ngatoa, Smith, Day and L.Foster to fight for a top five finish. Up to eighth on the penultimate lap, Crighton thought his way through to a top five recovery after the incident that was potential championship changing stuff.

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