There will be plenty of pressure on the drivers and teams when they head to the South Island in January 2020, with the points table dramatically changing after the 3rd round at Pukekohe.
Dean Perkins had his worst round in five years, losing both his engine and a dramatic amount of points. By not being able to finish all of the races for the weekend he lost a competitive tally, but he also had to deal with a racing infringement penalty. This has pushed him dramatically down the leaderboard.
Angus Fogg however had an absolute blinder and was able to secure the round win, and move himself to the top of the table.
He wasn't alone in success though, after having reconfigured his car with major advice from setup and builder guru Rodney Heads, Dean Hansen was able to show his full abilities in the yellow beast and now sits 2nd overall only 10 points away from Fogg.
Tony Boyden also clocked in some valuable numbers to be placing 3rd with Steven Ross chomping on his tailpipe in 4th.
Group 2 also had its dramas, with points leader Andrew Sinclair losing his engine on the Sunday and he falls immediately back to 4th position.
This has allowed Steve Noyer to hop back to familiar territory at the pointy end of the group - but with the two South Island rounds coming up he knows the fight to remain there will be intense, especially with young-gun Shane Holland piloting his Camaro around.
The teams and drivers take a break for a few weeks, and will head to Highlands and Timaru in January.