Honda's Gordon Shedden narrowly edged race one Thruxton winner Andrew Jordan as the second BTCC race ended prematurely.
Shedden immediately announced himself as a race winning contender after lunging on the inside of Jordan into turn 2 on the opening lap.
As a result, Shedden dropped to third, giving way to the fast starting BMW of Rob Collard who in turn put pressure on the leading Pirtek Honda.
Jordan having to firmly close the door on the feisty Collard, who, on a number of occasions, loomed alongside the Honda into the final chicane as the BMW closed under-braking.
Once Shedden had gotten the better of Collard, the Yuasa Honda man then latched onto the rear of the Civic before capitalising on a high-speed sideways error through Chruch from race leader Jordan and passing the reigning champion around the outside on the exit of Brooklands.
Before the Pirtek man really had the chance to form a reverse assault the red flag was raised thanks to the high speed collision involving BMW's Nick Foster and Audi's Rob Austin resulting in the BMW violently careering into the barrier on the exit of Church corner.
Collard kept the leading pair in check to collect his first podium of the 2014 season.
Matt Neal failed to replicate his team mates scintillating pace, never recovering from a slightly sluggish getaway to finish fourth.
Mat Jackson gave his Airwaves squad another strong finish in fifth after once again challenging at the front of the field in the opening stages.
Colin Turkington has gradually elevated himself up the order in the first two races of the day beating MG's Jason Plato to sixth following a closely fought tussle between the pair.
Mercedes' Adam Morgan and Vauxhalls Jack Goff also threatened to displace MG's Plato a further couple of positions but the pair eventually had to settle for eighth and ninth while Fabrizio Giovanardi got himself into the top ten for the first time today.