Gary Rogers Motorsport Alpha Driver spent 25 laps in a tense battle with Alpha Driver Lee Holdsworth at the Ashsward Motorsport Entry.
Holdsworth actually won the battle, with a former supercar full-time passing Cox and leading two laps from home.
However, Holdsworth had already penalized the jump start for 5 seconds at that stage. In short, Cox was promoted to the top at the finish as the on-track winner retreated to third place behind Cox and Chaz Mostert (Melbourne Performance Center). Audi).
“I’m really happy, it’s a great way to end the weekend,” Cox said.
“It was probably not the way I wanted to do it. I wanted to cross the line first. But Lee and Chaz’s credit is great to share the track with them.”
Meanwhile, Holdsworth was indignant at his penalty.
“I don’t know what’s going on there,” he said. “I’m looking forward to seeing the replay because there’s no way to jump.
“Anyway, I had a really cool fight with Jordan. It’s a shame to get it. [back to pitlane] Park first and park third. “
Luke King (MPC Audi) finished the impressive rookie weekend in 4th place, followed by HMO Hyundai Pair Nathan Mocom and Josh Buchan.
Jay Hanson (ASM Alpha) recovered from the Race 2 crash and finished in 7th place ahead of Aaron Cameron (GRM Peugeot), Michael Caruso (GRM Alpha) and Dylan O’keeffe (GRM Renault).
Two other GRM drivers, Jason Balgwana and James Moffat, caused a big crash in the last corner of the final lap.
The pair was running on the 11th and 13th when something broke behind Peugeot in Bargwana. The car fired across the infield and gathered Moffat’s Renault at high speed.
Both drivers were able to get away from the horrific crash.
The TCR Australia season will continue on Phillip Island from February 19th to 21st.
Cox wins the dramatic final heat
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