WPracing ProCup hit the track at Darlington Thursday night under the new Admin Controlled Caution(ACC) format.
Steve Grooms laid down the fastest laps in time trials and looked to be a strong favorite as the green flag flew over the Lady in Black.
Punishment, MRoland, Lynn Hughes and Steve Grooms battled hard for front spots leaving others to watch from a distance as the first caution came on lap 15.
Into the pits and back to green happens quickly under the ACC format and racers found themselves once again battling hard for positions.
William again playing the tire/fuel strategy found himself in the lead with Reed after a round of green flag pit stops as the second yellow flew putting the rest of the racers a lap down.
With the wave around in effect as part of the ACC format, the field was able to get back on the lead lap quickly.
With 15 laps remaining, William lead Snook and Reed hard though the corners searching for the Darlington win.
The third and final caution came with 12 laps remaining and everyone hit the pits for fresh rubber.
Reed found his way to the lead as the racers exited the pits and lined up for the final sprint to the finish.
The green flag flew and Punishment followed closely behind Reed waiting for the door to open.
With 5 to go Steve Grooms got a push from TSplain to take the opportunity away from Punishment. Reed watched from the lead as Punishment, Grooms and Splain battled for the second spot.
White flag lap, turn one, Grooms on the low side, Punishment and Splain on the outside. Reed enjoying the view in his mirror until all he could see was smoke.
As the smoke and debris cloud settled and the official finish was set, Reed claimed the victory followed by Snook, MRoland, John Stanley and William.
Punishment, Grooms and Splain get their Darlington stripes and the headache award.
Great race everyone. Next race is at Dover.