Cars Galore driver Will Brown has further extended his championship lead by clinching the opening race win at Sandown for Round Five of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formua 4 Championship.

Brown started alongside the U Race It Pole Position winner Jordan Love on the front row and got the jump over his Team BRM teammate.

AGI Sport’s Nick Rowe made a classic Turn One pass on Brown halfway through the race, with Brown running behind up until the final few laps of the race.

“The battle with Nick was good. I probably didn’t race as good as I would have liked to,” Brown said.

“Started to look in the mirrors a bit and made a few mistakes. We came back from that after he passed us, got past him and then eyes forward.”

Love recovered to finish the race in 2nd, setting fastest laps throughout the race as he closed in on Rowe.

“Didn’t get the best of starts, so that really ruined pretty much the whole race I think,” Love said.

“We went back to almost fourth at the start. Managed to start chipping our way forward and had really good pace towards the end. Caught up to [Nick Rowe] Rowie and he managed to fire himself off, which is a little bit helpful!

“The aim was head down, try and catch [Brown] we did a little bit at the end but wasn’t enough time.”