Coca-Cola Racing by Erebus’ Brodie Kostecki and Will Brown leave Hidden Valley with a solid bank of points keeping them and the team well in the title fight.
Off the start, Brodie got away well from 4th on the grid though it was his teammate Will who quickly got by him to move from P5 to P4 before the end of the opening sequences.
Brodie dropped to P6 as everyone found their groove, though it didn’t last long as Brodie pulled off a nice move and slid past James Golding for 5th on lap 9.
Will, who closely followed Shane van Gisbergen, took his compulsory pit stop at the completion of lap 9 for two new rear tyres.
Brodie went longer and didn’t stop for his new rubber until the end of lap 17, only to re-join again right behind his teammate.
The #99 Camaro got by his teammate with 9 laps to go for P4, which is where Brodie finished, just ahead of Will win P5.
The last instalment of the weekend started with Will from P5 on the grid, while Brodie got away from P11.
Brodie got away well and started to move his way well inside the top ten, before he got tangled with Anton De Pasquale at Turn 6, breaking his left-front steering arm.
He got back to pit lane for repairs, and the crew worked marvellously to get the car back out into the race in only minutes, albeit 3 laps down.
With nothing more he could do, Brodie cruised around until the end of lap 10 when he stopped for rear tyres.
Will took his compulsory stop 5 laps later, before re-joining and passing Mark Winterbottom for effective P4 on lap 18.
With the move at Turn 1 under investigation, Will was unfortunately handed a 5-second time penalty for what he thought was a non-event.
The #9 driver later crossed the finish line P4, though dropped to P6 with the penalty applied. Brodie ended the race P26.
The team leave Hidden Valley with a solid bank of points and with a firm grip on the Team’s Championship.
Brodie also still leads the Driver’s Championship, with Will right behind him in P2.