With just five laps remaining in the 300km race, the No. 37 LEXUS TEAM KeePer TOM'S LC 500 (Ryo Hirakawa and Nick Cassidy) made a decisive move in traffic.They held on for second place ahead of the No. 6 LEXUS TEAM LE MANS WAKO'S LC 500 (Kazuya Oshima and Kenta Yamashita). Sixth place was good enough for Yuji Tachikawa and Hiroaki Ishiura to move to the top of the drivers' championship in the No. 38 LEXUS TEAM ZENT CERUMO LC 500.
In the GT300 class, the No. 96 K-Tunes Racing RC F GT3 (Morio Nitta and Sena Sakaguchi) came from behind to post a second victory in three races, after winning the rain-shortened Okayama race in April.
Nakajima - who heads to the 24 Hours of Le Mans classic next month - said the safety-car period was unlucky, but the pit-stop timing was ideal. "After changing to Yuhi (Sekiguchi), there were some breathtaking scenes, but I knew that he wouldn't let anyone overtake, and he came back in slamming first place," Nakajima said. "It really was a perfect race."