King denies Podjursky clean sweep

Bramwell King stopped any chance of Matt Podjursky clean sweeping round five of the Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship after winning the final race of the weekend. Podjursky finished a narrow 0.030s behind King while Reece Hendl-Cox came across the line third.

Matt Podjursky got another great start, clearing the front row of Arran Crighton and Chris Symon from grid four to take the lead at turn one. Crighton slotted into second ahead of Bramwell King while Symon dropped to fourth.

The top five soon broke away from the rest with Podjursky and King swapping the lead until the end. Behind them, Kaleb Ngatoa, Travis Day and Callum Crawley had a great fight for sixth. Crawley moved his Sabre Motorsport machine through the pair of them on the last lap to claim sixth.

Podjursky looked set to complete the clean sweep until an on-the-limit move by King put the latter ahead of him coming off the final corner. On the run to the line, Podjursky used the tow to get a run and pull up alongside King, but it was not enough.

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