Jonathan Browne scored his first win in the Avon Tyres BRSCC National FF1600 at Oulton Park, as team-mate James Clarke crashed out.
Clarke drew alongside poleman Browne at the start, but locked up as he attempted to pass his Cliff Dempsey Racing team-mate around the outside into Lodge Corner before crashing heavily into the outside barriers, bringing out the safety car.
Clarke walked away from the crash, but was taken to the medical centre for precautionary checks.
When the race resumed with ten minutes to go, the top seven ran almost nose-to-tail for several laps.
Browne held on to win by 0.183s from Team Dolan’s Ross Martin, with Spike Kohlbecker completing the podium a further 0.2s behind
Neil Maclennan finished fourth for Kevin Mills Racing ahead of team-mate Michael Macpherson and Team Dolan’s Jamie Sharp.
Despite running fourth in the closing stages, B-M Racing’s Rory Smith was forced out with engine issues.
Brendon Leigh finished as top rookie in seventh, after a close battle Aaron Jeansonne. Jeansonne finished in 11th after dropping down the order late on.
Nigel Dolan won the Clubman class ahead of Max Marzorati, the pair finishing eighth and ninth overall.
|1||P||Jonathan Browne||Ray||9 laps|
|2||P||Ross Martin||Van Diemen||+0.183|
|6||P||Jamie Sharp||Van Diemen||+4.388|
|8||C||Nigel Dolan||Van Diemen||+11.430|
|9||C||Max Marzorati||Van Diemen||+19.478|
|10||P||Morgan Quinn||Van Diemen||+20.087|
|11||P||Aaron Jeansonne||Van Diemen||+20.152|
|12||P||Scott Huntley||Van Diemen||+29.389|
|13||P||Nicole Woods||Van Diemen||+43.779|
|Fastest lap: Maclennan, 1:48.236|