New Zealander Kaleb Ngatoa claimed victory in the second S5000 race in Darwin over the weekend with Australian driver Joey Mawson securing the 2022 S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship.
Ngatoa made a perfect start from the front row of the reverse top-eight race and then withstood attacks from James Golding to record his third career S5000 victory.
Tim Macrow held on to third despite a damaged front wing, with Aaron Cameron and John Martin rounding out the top five.
Mawson drove a conservative race to cruise home to sixth position and provisionally claim the championship for the second straight year.
Ngatoa had qualified in eighth, finished the opening race in the same position and retired from the final third race.
Cameron led from lights to flag in the 20-lap season finale to win the final round while Mawson etched his name into the record books as a back-to-back Gold Star winner.
Final Points for 2022 S5000 Drivers Championship: