Todd Prujean blitzed the field in the weekend closing SsangYong Rhino Racing Series mini-enduro at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park.
Tayler Bryant led the field while Lance Northcott started from second. Northcott looked to go around the outside at Turn 1 but by Turn 4 Prujean had come up from third and took the lead.
Prujean pulled away to gain a healthy lead over second placed Bryant. Further down the field the Creme team – who started from the back of the grid – started to make their way up the field.
In the fight for second, Bryant and Lowndes crossed the line side-by-side.
Brook made his way up to fourth place and looked to close in on scholarship winner Nik Lowndes. Brook got the job done and moved up to third. Meanwhile, Watson moved all the way up to fifth.
Prujean was looking like having a lonely race as he extended his lead out a five-second advantage over second place Bryant.
Watson then set his sights on Lowndes but he put up quite a fight. Watson eventually made the pass stick on Lap 8 and Lowndes slipped behind in the slipstream.
Further down, Stoneman and Vodanovich were having a great battle for fifth as Vodanovich went down the inside into the dipper and got the pass done.
Vodanovich went on to set the fastest lap of the race. Watson quickly answers back putting in an even faster lap. A lock up for Dean Foster allowed Mallard to go through and gain a place. Just over 10 laps into the race, Vodanovich set another fastest lap 1:29.046.
Waston and Brook fought for second place and Prujean pulled out a six-second lead. Watson stuck to Brook’s bumper around the sweeper. He went down the inside and got past Brook going into to Turn 2.
He held the place and by the sweeper, Brook had to fall in behind Watson. Lowndes and Vodanovich battled it out as well. Vodanovich got the pass and went into fourth.
By then, Prujean had pulled out a lead of eight seconds.
Brooke took a look down the inside going into Turn 2 and went side-by-side with Waston. He went through and retook second.
Watson didn’t give up and went back on the attack into Turn 3. They went side-to-side, but Brook kept Watson at bay by the time they reach the dipper.
Prujean extended his lead to a massive 10 seconds.
Waston got past Brooke and Vodanovich went on the offensive getting past Brook as well. By the dipper Brook answered back and retook third, they swapped places again in the sweeper,and Vodanovich sets his sights on Watson.
Vodanovich looked to get past Watson for second with Brook watching from fourth place. They came into the sweeper side-by-side but it was Waston who kept the lead with Vodanovich and Brook close behind.
Prujean took a comfortable win, Watson second, followed by Vodanovich, Brook, Lowndes, Stoneman, Mallard, Carpenter, Bryant, van der Loos in tenth.