SERIES LEADER Brendon Pingel emerged from a race-long fight with James Abela, Adrian Flack and Peter Carr to win a thrilling race two the Aussie Racing Cars’ fourth round at Sydney Motorsport Park this afternoon.

Abela (Horsley Park Gun Shop Toyota Aurion) and Pingel (Lockyer Holden Cruze) went stride-for-stride from the start to turn 2 with Abela coming out as the early race leader. Behind them Damien Flack (Automotive Holdings Group Euro GT) and James Duckworth (RDA Brakes Euro GT) tangled at the same corner while Adrian Flack (A GAS National Euro GT) scraped by without being unduly hampered.

He and Carr (Mako Sunglasses Ford Mustang) soon joined the front running pair while there was action aplenty down the race order . . . particularly from those that suffered grief in the earlier outing.

Trent Young (HBR Brake Reconditioning Toyota Aurion) started out of 17th position and worked his way through to an outstanding fifth spot while Maurice Masini (Penrith Car Sales Ford Mustang) was even more impressive, coming from the back of the grid to finish sixth, edging the Craig Woods Mustang just as they approached the finish line.

Next across the line was defending title holder Darren Chamberlin (Darrel Lea Stix Chev Camaro) from the Hertz Nissan Altima of Chris Stevenson, Myles Bond (ExoDrill Toyota Aurion) and Blake Sciberras (Toyota Aurion). After the second corner turnaround, Duckworth fought his way back to finish 12th ahead of the banged-up (from its rollover in race one) Euro GT of Adam Uebergang.