The opening round of the Three-Hour Golden Homes Noth Island Endurance has been won by Glenn Smith and Chris van der Drift (SBT Motorsport McLaren) at Hampton Downs on Saturday. The pairing finished two laps ahead of second placed Andrew Fawcett/Sam Fillmore. Third home was the Heart of Racing Aston Martin of Alex Riberas and Darren Kelly.
Having set fastest lap for pole position, Smith and van der Drift had a poor start and had to make up time on the Riberas/Kelly Aston. Riberas and held second for much of the race but eventually came under pressure from Fawcett/Fillimore who took over second place with just 15 minutes remaining.
In the One-Hour race, John De Veth finished ahead of Matt Whittaker and Callum Hedge.
The second and final round of the series takes place at Pukekohe Park Raceway 23-24 October.