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Although bereft of a race win over the weekend for the fourth round of the NZV8 title chase at Manfeild, defending champion John McIntyre's series lead remains more or less intact at 79 points.

"You can't win them all," said McIntyre. "Angus [Fogg] had too much speed this weekend but if we can keep getting points they'll all count towards the championship."

Fogg was the star of the weekend, with two race wins. He dominated the first two races, establishing early leads that he never relinquished.

In the reverse-grid third race Fogg, starting from the rear, and again showing how good a package he and his team had over the weekend, finished the feature race in eighth behind McIntyre.

"We're going to give it everything from now on," said Fogg. "We were slowly slipping back but now we've got the momentum back and looking forward to the South Island.

"And as John said, you've got to be on the podium every round."

Heavy rain fell during race one, where Fogg was leading Kayne Scott comfortably, causing the race to be stopped. But not before carnage in the infield as cars three and four abreast tried to fit where two wouldn't.

Paul Radisich fared the worst when he became the meat in a two-car sandwich.

The race resumed with the cars on wets and Fogg recorded his first win of the season, followed by Scott, then Paul Manuell.

Fogg went on to win yesterday morning's second race where from pole he said goodnight to the rest of the field and established a commanding lead. The safety car made an appearance with five laps to go, and on the restart Fogg quickly resumed his place at the front of the field to finish ahead of McIntyre and Manuell. The reverse-grid feature race didn't produce the anticipated crash, bang, wallop of previous rounds and David Besnard took the win in front of Paul Radisich and Mark Pedersen.

McIntyre leads the series on 737 points from Fogg, 658, and Scott, 621.

Porsche GT3 Cup series leader Craig Baird and Australian Carrera Cup champion David Reynolds started their first race from the second row of the grid. Before the lights went out Reynolds retired his car with gearbox problems.

Daniel Gaunt pounced to grab the lead and, as the cars raced through the infield, Baird and John Lester clashed, resulting in Lester leaving the circuit.

Baird then hunted Gaunt down. Gaunt succumbed to the pressure and on the last lap went wide at the end of the front straight, leaving Baird to take the victory.

In race two as Baird detached himself from the rest of the field to win comfortably.

The top six reverse grid for race three didn't stop Baird from getting the perfect hole-shot to lead the pack into the first corner and only Reynolds was quick enough to keep him honest. Baird took the win from Reynolds and Gaunt.

During qualifying for the Toyota Racing Series, Michael Burdett's stationary car was T-boned by Sam MacNeill and neither driver made it to the grid for the first race won by Earl Bamber, who was followed home by Andy Knight and Nelson Hartley.

In race two Bamber went wide early on and dropped back to fourth, eventually finishing third behind Hartley and Knight.

Bamber established an early lead in the Dan Higgins Trophy race and at the flag added the title to the Lady Wigram Trophy. McNeill and Hartley filled the top three.

The Mini Challenge as usual provided much of the weekend's entertainment with shunts aplenty. Race honours were shared between Gavin Yortt, Courtney Letica and Keeley Pudney who all had race wins.

John Whelan dominated the three Formula Ford races with two wins and a second place.

Round five of NZ's premier motorsport championships are at Timaru from February 29 to March 2.