Rookie Tyler Everingham has taken his first Dunlop Super2 Series race win as rain caused chaos in the Round 6 opener at Sandown.
The R&J Batteries-backed MW Motorsport driver was well-placed on wet tyres when the Safety Car came out but still had to fight Triple Eight Race Engineering’s Kurt Kostecki for victory.
Everingham got a run on Kostecki and passed him into Turn 1 on Lap 10, only for Kostecki to squeeze back ahead into the esses on Lap 12.
Kostecki then ran off at Turn 11 and dropped to third by the time he regrouped, leaving O’Keeffe in second until he sprayed it at the same corner on Lap 14 and ultimately fell to a nominal fourth.
Smith was second, a few tenths back from Everingham, but still with a penalty hanging over his head for spinning Chahda on Lap 1, and he did not get a chance to attack Everingham in any event.
The 2018 Super3 Series winner took the chequered flag half a second up on the 2017 Super3 Series winner after a time-certain 17 laps, five short of the scheduled distance, with Kostecki crossing the finish line in third.