Cars Galore AGI Sport driver Will Brown has stormed to a spectacular second place, during an incident-filled race 1, at Round 7 of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship at Homebush.
Dream Motorsport’s Thomas Randle won the race after starting from pole, but it was Brown who shone, remaining composed and coming through the field to claim second place, after qualifying seventh.
The result also sees Brown move further ahead in the Rookie of the Year championship.
“Luckily I finished second, so that puts me further ahead in the rookie championship and brings me closer towards Luis,” Brown said after the race.
“So hopefully we can get a couple more good races and finish off the season well.”
Randle led the charge from the off, getting the start on Zane Goddard into Turn 1.
However the door was left open when the Homebush street circuit's walls claimed Goddard who spun back onto the track, taking out unlucky bystanders Luis Leeds and fellow AGI sport driver Tom Grech in the process.
With Brown claiming second, Famous Insurance’s Nick Rowe rounded out the podium.
Team BRM’s Harry Hayek finished fourth, with his teammate and Australian Formula 4 Champion Jordan Lloyd finishing fifth.
Goddard’s car sustained heavy damage from both ends, whilst Grech’s IQ Option car was severely damaged and Leeds’ Preston Hire car limping on three wheels.
All drivers were safe and out of their cars.
Toolforce Racing’s Jimmy Vernon finished sixth, with Frankie Maiolo and Caitlin Wood rounding out the top eight.
Nick Filipetto unfortunately spun in the opening laps of the race, causing the first Safety Car.
The drivers will front-up tomorrow morning for Race 2 at 8:45 (AEDT).