The fifth race of the 2018 Sand Marble Rally was hosted in Doornse Gat. The conditions of the weather were sunny, with the temperature at 12 degrees Celsius and the sand in moderate condition. Comet edged out 2016 Sand Marble Rally champion Ghost Plasma for his first win and podium of the season.
The race got off to an anticlimactic start, as a gate malfunction resulted in a false start. This led to the racing being restarted with the gate to be released by hand. Upon the restart, Ghost Plasma, Ducktape, and Comet all of whom were sitting in the bottom half of the overall standings coming into the race, quickly separated themselves from the rest of the pack. Although sitting third in the leading pack near the halfway point, Comet was able to maintain enough speed to roll all the way over a steep wall, an alternate path which ultimately gave him a lead he wouldn't relinquish. On the final stretch, Ghost Plasma managed a final push, but was expertly blocked by the leader, who remained victorious by a mere 0.02s. The result launched Comet 15 spots up the general standings to third place, while the rookie Ducktape moved up 10 spots to fourth.
|13th||Red Number 3||2:26.43||P11||3p|
|14th||Crazy Cat's Eye||2:26.51||P18||2p|
|DNF||Slimer||Did not finish||P14|
- P1–P10 is on the front row
- P11–P20 is on the back row
Championship standings after the raceEdit
|2nd||Red Number 3||49p|
|All Sand Marble Rally races|
|2016: R1 · R2 · R3 · R4 · R5 · R6 · R7 · R8 · R9 · R10 · R11 · R12|
2017: R1 · R2 · R3 · R4 · R5 · R6 · R7 · R8 · R9 · R10 · R11 · R12 · F
2018: R1 · R2 · R3 · R4 · R5 · R6 · R7 · R8