Callum Crawley has won race 14 of the 2019/20 ITM NZ Formula Ford Championship at Pukekohe Park. Kaleb Ngatoa crossed the line alongside Crawley in a very close second, just 0.055s off the win. Zac Stichbury finished in third.
The race got off to the heated start with a six-car gaggle fighting at the front. Crawley, Ngatoa, Stichbury, James Penrose, Billy Frazer and Thomas Boniface all battled for sheep stations on the opening lap before a collision between Frazer and Penrose changed the dynamic of the race.
The pair ran off the road as a result and fell to the rear of the field leaving Crawley, Ngatoa, Stichbury and Boniface to decide who would cross the line first. Boniface looked to have the speed to make up for his Saturday heartbreak as he made a bold manoeuvre around the outside of Crawley and Stichbury to take the race lead at the midway point.
After more intense squabbling for the lead, it all boiled over on the final lap when Boniface and Stichbury came together, sending Boniface backwards into the concrete at turn five and ending his race.
Ronan Murphy finished in fourth ahead of Penrose and Ken Smith. Billy Frazer recovered to seventh ahead of Martin Lucas and Gavin Aleksich.
The championship points have closed up again with Frazer now holding a small two-point lead over Penrose.