Senna Proctor took his fourth win of the season in a dramatic curtain-closing race around the Brands Hatch GP circuit.
The eight-lap encounter began with the biggest drama of the race when the lights went out, three cars adjudged to have jumped the start including pole-sitter and championship leader, Jamie Caroline.
The HHC Motorsport driver, who won the opening race of the day from seventh on the grid, had held onto his lead initially before a safety car intervened on lap two to clear a two-car accident between Ben Green and William Tregurtha heading into Druids corner.
Those that were then handed drive-through penalties for jumping the start, Caroline, Billy Monger and Dan Zelos, were all forced to trundle through the pit lane to serve their punishment, handing the lead to JHR Development’s Proctor who had overtaken Stuart Middleton on the restart for the provisional lead at Paddock Hill Bend.
Proctor remained unchallenged for the remainder of the race, taking his most vital victory of the season ahead of Lewis Brown, with third place going to Total Control Racing’s Matt Chapman for his maiden Junior podium finish from ninth on the grid.
Caroline could only muster seventeenth place at the finish meanwhile after a red flag ended the race a lap early, following a crash involving Jonathan Hadfield and Esmee Hawkey.
Middleton ended the race in fourth spot for Douglas Motorsport, fifth going to TCR’s Dave Wooder while the top ten was rounded out by Kyle Hornby, Charlie Fagg, Patrick Matthiesen, Geri Nicosia and Alex Day.
*Post-race, Middleton was issued with a false start penalty, adding 30 seconds to his final time, which was appealed by his team. Full details on how this affects the destination of the championship title can be found here.