With the top ten grid positions from the previous race reversed for each of the classes, the pole-sitters on this occasion were Max Edmunson and Edward Sibbald in the Cup and Production categories respectively.
Off the line, Edmundson held on to his start-line advantage, ahead of Luff and Sharpe, who had worked his way past Buky and Butler on the opening lap.
With the Civic Cup living up to its reputation to provide close racing, things were getting tight further down the field and coming under the bridge at the end of the Bentley Straight and into Brundle, Production Class leaders at the time – Rhys Lewis and Travis Coyne – made contact, the resulting aftermath requiring a safety car period while the track was cleared.
When the lights went green again, it was Edmondson followed by Luff at the head of the field – but not for long, when contact was made going into turn one at Richies, the impact sending both cars off the track.
Whilst Luff was able to continue – albeit in tenth place – Edmondson ended his challenge in the tyre wall, the upshot of which caused the red flag to appear and the race stopped after five completed laps.
With positions established from the competitors running at the time of the red flag, Luff was declared the winner, with Sharpe second, Bailey third and champion-elect Camp classified 21std overall and 14th of the Cup Class runners.
Further down the field, it was two-out-of-two for Marshall in the Production class, followed by Charlier and Beckett, who was continuing to rack-up points in his bid for the category title.