IN ONLY his second Aussie Racing Car outing Jon McCorkindale not only won the last race but also took the overall round six win at Phillip Island.
It was another thriller for the pocket rockets as McCorkindale was being hunted down by series leader Brendon Pingel (Spirit of Lockyer Holden Cruze) over the closing laps, bringing a 1.5 second advantage down to just half a second in the end.
Adrian Flack (A GAS National Euro GT) led the last early until McCorkindale (Scotty Taylor Motorsport Ford Mustang) grabbed the lead on lap three and scored the narrow victory.
Western Sydney Motorsport team mates Craig Woods (Mustang) and Blake Scibberas (Toyota Aurion) headed a four-way dice for third with James Duckworth (RDA Brakes Euro GT) and Darren Chamberlin (Darryl Lea Stix Chev Camaro) tucked in behind.
Adam Uebergang (Euro GT) finished seventh after his race was compromised midway through when pushed off at Lukey Heights – a result of Flack and Trent Young (HBR Nissan Altima) tangling. Flack recovered for ninth behind Brendon Tucker (Variety Group Euro GT) and ahead of Chris Stevenson (Hertz Altima) but the race was all over for Young.
Also mixing it up with that group throughout the course of the finale fling on the island were Mark Griffith (Iveco Euro GT) and Adam Cassuccio (ACE Construction Group Ford Falcon) and they finished 11th and 12th respectively.
Joining Young on the sidelines were Harley Haber (Falcon), Craig Thompson (Mustang), Leigh Bowler (Altima) and Grant Thompson (Mustang) due to off track excursions. It was over early for Ben Walsh retiring early after going off at turn one on the opening lap as a result of a brush with Stevenson.
McCorkindale took the round ahead of Pingel with Duckworth third ahead of Flack, Chamberlin, Woods, Scibberas, Uebergang, Stevenson and Griffith.