Brodie Kostecki held off Paul Dumbrell to win the Sandown round of the Dunlop Super2 Series with a commanding victory in Sunday’s second leg.
Kostecki started from ARMOR ALL Pole Position after fastest qualifier Garry Jacobson was demoted to fourth for impeding Chris Pither at Turn 9 during the session.
That left Kostecki with a clear run off the start, leading Dumbrell throughout to finish 1.1856 seconds clear, with the Eggleston Holden finishing second for the round behind Kostecki.
Nathan Morcom brought out the Safety Car at the start of lap 18, stopping on track with mechanical dramas and returning to the pits shortly after under his own power.
The Safety Car lasted for one lap and once racing had resumed, Kostecki was able to hold onto the lead for the remainder.
The top seven drivers battled closely at the front and remained in the same position they began in, until Garry Jacobson and Kurt Kostecki came together on lap 20.
Kostecki challenged Jacobson into Turn 1, forcing Jacobson wide, with Kostecki dropping to sixth and Jacobson seventh, the same order the pair would finish, but each with one position gained.
Friday pacesetter Chris Pither took third in the race, unable to move past Dumbrell after numerous challenges and eventually finishing in the same position he started in.
Dean Fiore crossed the line fourth but dropped to 19th with a 15-second time penalty for a Safety Car restart infringement.
That elevated Macauley Jones to fourth, giving the Brad Jones Racing driver third for the round.
Filling fifth through eighth in Race 2 were Kurt Kostecki, Jacobson, Jake Kostecki and Alex Rullo.
Thomas Randle recovered to ninth - having dropped to 12th after he was slow off the line - followed by Bryce Fullwood, who rounded out the top 10.
With the weekend's results, Dumbrell leaves Sandown with a 226 point series lead over Pither, followed by Brodie Kostecki who moves into third ahead of Jacobson.
The Dunlop Super2 Series will resume on October 04-07, as part of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.