King takes Nelson Piquet Trophy

Bramwell King has taken the Nelson Piquet trophy at the Legends of Speed event at Hampton Downs. A second place finish for Podjursky was enough to move him into a narrow championship lead from Arran Crighton. Reece Hendl-Cox grabbed a podium and is now the Rookie Champion, establishing an unassailable points lead leaving the penultimate round.

Another advantageous start by Podjursky gave him the early lead ahead of King and Crighton. King soon took the lead ahead of Podjursky and Reece Hendl-Cox as Crighton fell behind the rookie.

Disaster then struck Crighton as an incident put him way down in eighth, then gifting Podjursky a comparatively larger championship lead. Crighton then reminded us why he led the championship for nearly seven rounds, moving up to sixth by lap 5.

The battle up front soon became a three-way fight after Crawley briefly joined the battle but then had to defend a hard charging Crighton. King, Podjursky and Hendl-Cox came across the line nose to tail in a similar fashion to race two.

Crawley held off Crighton to take a solid fourth, while Chris Symon took sixth ahead of Amy Smith in seventh.

Travis Day came home eighth ahead of Kaleb Ngatoa in ninth. Ngatoa’s DNF in race one proved costly, as he dropped a spot in the points to Callum Crawley.

Dylan Smith took the final top ten spot ahead of teammate Alex Hawley.

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