Hendl-Cox pips Foster for race win at the line

Reece Hendl-Cox has pipped Liam Foster at the line to take race 13 of the Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship. The big news of the race was championship hopefull Chris Symon’s DNF result.

With the fourth place on the grid vacant, due to Amy Smith withdrawing due to ongoing engine issues, it allowed the front three of Symon, Hendl-Cox and Foster to break away early from the rest of the field. The trio traded places for the majority of the race until drama struck Symon once again. Symon’s battery terminal screw came loose near the end of lap six, causing his engine to switch off.

Leo Scott, who had a standout performance at the last round, was again the leading rookie on the track. Scott inherited a podium placing after running fourth in the majority of the race thanks to Symon’s misfortune. Kyan Davie finished in fourth ahead of Asten Addy in fifth.

First of the old boys was Ron Carter in sixth. Bree Morris took seventh place in front of fellow rookies, Matthew McCutcheon and Braeden Snowden. Liam Nicholson and Cullen Curtis anded out the field.