Igor Fraga won a dramatic Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy feature at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park.
In what was an interrupted race, Fraga managed to avoid all the chaos to claim his second win of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series.
It was an all-M2 Competition front row for the final race of the weekend. Fraga aced his start from pole position, however, teammate and second place starter Liam Lawson was slow.
The reigning champion initially fell to fourth but managed to come out the other side of Turn 1 in third place behind Fraga and Gregoire Saucy.
Ido Cohen and Oliver Rasmussen both ran wide out of the first turn but managed to return without too much drama.
Come Lap 2, Lawson did one of his trademark lunges down at the Turn 4 hairpin. The pair nearly made contact but gave each other enough room.
Emilien Denner stopped suddenly at Turn 2 on the third lap. A lap later and the Safety Car was deployed.
The race restarted on Lap 7 wih Fraga leading Lawson, Saucy, Tsunoda and Colapinto.
A super restart saw Lawson try around the outside at Turn 1, running side-by-side through Turn 2. Another dive down at the Turn 4 hairpin didn’t pay off, the same could be said of Turn 5 too.
Colapinto bombed out of fifth place on the restart.
Drama struck on Lap 10 when Lawson suddenly slowed out of the Turn 3 rise. Much of the field made their way through, except for Spike Kohlbecker who slammed into the back of Lawson.
The race was quickly neutralised and the Safety Car returned to the track. After a lengthy delay, the race restarted with eight laps to go. However, It wasn;t long before the Safety Car came back out.
It was a case of history repeating when four cars ran into the back of each other. The incident began as the cars approached the Green Flag. Several cars concertinaed into each other, worst of all were Axel Gnos whoo went into Rui Andrade. Ido Cohen was another victim of the drama and lost his front wing.
A brief Red Flag period set up a two-lap sprint to the finish. Saucy wasn’t too far behind in second with Tsunoda in third.
Caio Collet, Lirim Zendeli, Henning Enqvist, Lucas Petersson, Franco Colapinto, Oliver Rasmussen and Petr Ptacek completed the top 10.
The Castrol Toyota Racing Series heads 10 minutes north to Pukekohe Park for the penultimate round of the championship.