It was a spectacular finish to the fourth round for the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series at Hidden Valley as Shell Rimula Topgun Race Team’s Cody Brewczynski took the race and round in in Darwin.
In a safety car interrupted affair, Brewczynski held off the Team CoolDrive pair of reigning series winner Josh Anderson in the Perenso entry and Reece Chapman of Motorsport 25.
Brewczynski made the best of the start as Anderson also took advantage after borrowing an engine before the final race from the Corish Earthworks team and demoted Osborn’s Transport driver Joel Heinrich back to third.
It was a big battle pack headed by Brewczynski as Anderson, Heinrich, Chapman, Anthony Di Mauro for Koan Solutions and leading Rookie Cup contender Nathan Williams.
Anderson continued his attack on Brewczynski, but dramas involving Cody Mckay at Turn 1 ended in a collision with Brendon Tucker pushing the MSS Group/O’Keefe Motorsports of Scott O’Keefe off the track, while PCA/MGR Racing’s Matt Gooding also took damage leaving the scene with smoke.
It wasn’t over as the two Thrifty Western Sydney Motorsport entries of Grant and Craig Thompson spun at Turn 5 leading to a safety car neutralising the race.
It was a one lap dash as Brewczynski made a good jump, but Chapman was strong alongside as Anderson slid down the inside at Turn 1 to move into second.
Williams elevated to fourth as Heinrich held onto fifth from the Acacia Village Motel entry of Adam Uebergang, Masters Cup winner Kent Quinn for Norganic Proteins, Brandon Madden in the Riskie Racing Camaro, category debutant Josh Thomas supported by TFH Hire Services and Team Navy’s Troy Jones.
Behind Quinn in Masters Cup was O’Keefe and Muscle Motor Trimmers driver Andrew Lorgelly, while the Rookie Cup proved closely fought as Williams, Madden in addition to Thomas all finished inside the top 10.
ASAP Marketing’s Scott Gore finished 13thoutright and was winner in Gold Cup from the Phillips & Co Automotive entry of Sheridan Phillips, while Tucker recovered to be third.
The next round of the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series is on the streets of Townsville supporting the Repco Supercars Championship on July 7-9.