Red Bull junior Richard Verschoor reaffirmed his early domination in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series by claiming the Spirit of the Nation Cup at Teretonga.
Verschoor claimed the 20-lap feature race to extend his lead in the championship standings after two rounds.
He took the lead on Lap 7 after Thomas Randle spun out of the lead.
Verschoor then built up his advantage eventually beating Jehan Daruvala with Randle recovering to finish third.
The result sees Verschoor scoot to a 58-point lead over Randle in the standings.
Pole winner Brendon Leitch had a day to forget when he was involved in a three-car accident before the first corner in the earlier 15-lap race which was won by Pedro Piquet.
In the main race Leitch slipped back down the order after running prominently early before finishing seventh.
“The team did a great job replacing a broken bellhousing and some suspension,” said Leitch.
Christchurch’s Marcus Armstrong finished fourth in both races, to become the leading Kiwi on the points table.
Pukekohe’s Taylor Cockerton had a fifth and a ninth from a low grid position after problems during Saturday’s qualifying.
Spirit of the Nation Cup (top 10)
1 R Verschoor (Netherlands)
2 J Daruvala (India)
3 T Randle (Australia)
4 M Armstrong (New Zealand)
5 P Piquet (Brazil)
6 K Laliberte (Canada)
7 B Leitch (Invercargill)
8 E Ahmed (England)
9,T Cockerton (New Zealand)
10 C Hahn (Brazil)
Series points after two of five rounds
1 Verschoor 398
2 Randle 340
3 Piquet 307
4 Daruvala 287
5 Armstrong 265
6 Cockerton 263
7 Leitch 232
8 Laliberte 223
9 Ahmed 212
10 Habsburg 208