With just two races now remaining in the 2008 Ginetta Junior Championship, it's anyone's guess who will claim the title victory after Thomas Carnaby once again made inroads into Dino Zamparelli's points lead following his second win of the weekend at Mallory Park.
Doing exactly what he needed to ensure he has a realistic chance of usurping the Muzz Racing driver during the series finale a fortnight from now at Brands Hatch, Carnaby took maximum points from round 22 with bonus points for pole position and fastest lap to add to his win.
Zamparelli was a much bigger threat in the second Mallory Park encounter than in the first where his wet weather set-up didn't pay off. This time he was a constant thorn in the side of Carnaby but a race stoppage on lap 13 blunted his attack.
Jake Farndon, meanwhile, was less than a second further back in third – his fifth visit to the podium of the year – ahead of Josh Hill, Daniel Lloyd and George Richardson.
As the lights went out at the start of round 22, Hill looked to have made a good getaway initially from fourth on the grid but third placed starter Farndon had other ideas as he managed to get back ahead through Gerard's Bend.
Carnaby led Zamparelli through the first corner as he tried to build an early advantage but at a circuit renowned for slip-streaming, and with everyone running with dry settings in the second of the Mallory Park races, his task would prove to be much greater.
Into lap two, Carnaby led Zamparelli, Farndon, Hill, Walkinshaw and Jake Batty but on the following tour, the top two started to break away as a huge battle over third place erupted.
Quite literally, a blanket could have covered Walkinshaw, Farndon and Hill as they rounded Gerard's on lap three. As the trio diced for position, Batty came through superbly to edge ahead of Hill into fifth place.
His glory was unfortunately short-lived though when contact with Walkinshaw, as they battled at Shaw's Hairpin, resulted in a double retirement and the appearance of the Safety Car a lap later.