Roger Orgee claimed the final win of the Walter Hayes Trophy heats after a close fight with Oliver White and Nico Gruber.
White started his Medina on pole but ran wide at Brooklands on the opening lap and fell down the order to seventh place.
This allowed Josh Smith (Van Diemen) to take the lead on the opening lap with Orgee (Spectrum), Gruber (Ray), and Team USA Scholarship driver Colin Mullan all jumping ahead of White.
Orgee took the lead after passing Smith, who missed a gear and continued to fall backwards to fifth. White had already moved back up the field, passing Gruber for fourth before both White and the Cliff Dempsey driver mugged Smith, demoting the FFord Festival winner to fifth.
Mullan (Ray) had run second late on but was passed by White, Gruber and Smith in the closing moments, the trio finishing second, third and fourth while Mullan fell to fifth place as they crossed the line.
Cameron Fenton (Van Diemen) was sixth after losing touch with the leading five drivers with Lewis Fox (Ray) and Classics winner Stephane Lemeret (Van Diemen RF92) finishing seventh and eighth respectively.
Mark de Rozarieux claimed the final automatic qualification to the semi-finals place by finishing ninth, ahead of fellow Van Diemen RF88 runner Andew Higginbottom in 10th.
|1||Roger Orgee||Spectrum||8 laps|
|4||Josh Smith||Van Diemen||+1.437|
|6||Cameron Fenton||Van Diemen||+7.529|
|8||C||Stephane Lemeret||Van Diemen||+10.710|
|9||C||Mark de Rozarieux||Van Diemen||+23.444|
|10||C||Andew Higginbottom||Van Diemen||+26.082|
|DNS||Pascal Monbaron||Van Diemen|
|DNS||C||Thomas Johansson||Van Diemen|
|Fastest lap: White, 1:02.512|