Subaru rally driver, Cody Crocker, has taken an unassailable lead in the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship after finishing second in Rally Indonesia, but first among his title rivals.
He becomes just the second Australian to take the regional motorsports title, following Ross Dunkerton who won back to back titles in 1991 and 1992.
Crocker dominated the Australian domestic championship from 2003 to 2005 and moved to the international scene this year in search of higher goals.
His success has been instant and dramatic. He sits on top of the championship points table on 168 points from a maximum score of 170.
Japan's Toshi Arai, a non-championship entrant, won Rally Indonesia from Crocker, with Jarko Miettinen third.
Crocker now heads to Rally China in November where he will be presented with his Championship crown.