Sunday marked a key day in the career of Zak Best, who claimed his maiden Dunlop Super2 Series win in Townsville.
Best, who left the Bathurst season-opener leading the standings, defied a racy Broc Feeney to win Sunday’s 21-lapper.
It came after Best scored a maiden ARMOR ALL Pole Position, with Feeney starting alongside him.
Best had to work hard to keep Feeney behind, with the Triple Eight teen eyeing four straight wins at Reid Park.
However, Best held his nerve after a series of Feeney overtake attempts to clinch the elusive victory.
"So good, we just executed today,” he said.
"I put it on pole, which was awesome after coming so close the last couple races.
“Got a good start, and had a really good battle with Broc and Jayden the first few corners, and Broc put the pressure on all race.
"I just tried to keep it smooth and look after the tyres.”
Best was caught up in the Turn 3 melee which brought an early end to Saturday’s race, which was awarded to Feeney.
He rebounded on Sunday to claim a maiden pole, before keeping Feeney behind in the race.
Feeney pushed him all the way, both drivers making an error at Turn 2 during their battle.
“At one point I went too deep into Turn 2 but Broc went deeper,” he said.
“So we just soldiered on, and we managed to bring it home P1.
"It’s a great reward for the team, the boys did a great job giving me a good car.
“It’s always great to end the weekend with champagne.”