'Youthful enthusiasm' and sheer determination have robbed Luis Leeds of a potential podium position late in Race 2 at Round 7 of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship at Homebush.
Battling all race with newly crowned Formula 4 champion Jordan Lloyd, Luis found one of Homebush's notorious walls, attempting an 'all or nothing' overtaking manouvre with one lap to go.
Dream Motorsport teammmate driver Thomas Randle took his second win for the round, winning the reverse-grid Race 2.
The Victorian managed to make his way from sixth to first in a nail-biting race, battling with his peers all throughout the race.
Team BRM’s Harry Hayek held a strong lead for majority of the race, with his champion teammate Jordan Lloyd rounding out the podium.
Local racer Jimmy Vernon finished fourth, ahead of Famous Insurance’s Nick Rowe.
Rowe crossed the line in third, but had a 5-second penalty applied after jumping the start.
Rookie Will Brown finished sixth and is now tied on points with Hayek for both the rookie standings and third place in the championship.
Zane Goddard finished seventh, ahead of Caitlin Wood, Frankie Maiolo and AGI Sport Rollcage’s Nick Filipetto.
IQ Option Racing’s Tom Grech was unable to start the race due to the damage sustained to his car in yesterday’s Race 1.
The drivers will head out for Race 3 at 10:55 (AEDT), with the racing live on Fox Sports 5.