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Enduro races kick off Teretonga season

Enduro races kick off Teretonga season

The annual ASKO Appliances 1 Hour and 3 Hour Endurance Races kick off what is shaping as an exciting season of motor racing at Teretonga Park near Invercargill this weekend.

The Endurance Races will be held on Saturday followed by a programme of Noel McIntyre Drainage Clubmans Saloons, Pro 7 Saloons and Sports & Racing Cars on Sunday in an action packed first meeting of the season presented by Downer.

The calibre of cars in the ASKO Appliances 1 Hour and 3 Hour Endurance races has risen over the years to the stage that they now feature a huge amount of exotic machinery. The 1 Hour Race will feature several Porsche 997 GT3 cars along with a Chev Corvette C6, Audi R8 LMS Ultra, a Ferrari 458 Challenge plus a range of other Porsche's and a Mercedes E430. Expect to see 2014 Champion, Hugh Gardiner of Auckland in his Porsche, Cantabrians Grant Williams, the 2013 Series Champion, and Brent Buist (Corvette) plus Canterbury Porsche pilots, Grant Silvester/Michael Bushell and Danny Whiting near the front. Add in the trans-tasman pairing of Danny Stutterd/Sam Fillmore in their Porsche plus rapid hybrid cars such as the 6.2 litre Toyota Corolla of Chris Henderson of Dunedin and a great race is in store.

The 3 Hour Race will also feature some fantastic machinery with Inky Tulloch and John McIntyre in the GT3 Sareni Camaro, George and Angus McFarlane of Canterbury in their Porsche GT3, Scott O'Donnell of Invercargill and Allan Dippie of Dunedin in their Porsche GT3 Cup S and Aucklanders Matt and Dwayne Carter in their V8 Falcon Supercar. Andrew Bagnall and Rick Armstrong line up in an Audi R8 LMS Ultra while the Holden VE Commodore V8 SuperTourer of Simon McLennan/Richard Moore and the Lotus Exige of Mark Meadows and Barry Calder of Christchurch are also interesting cars in the line up.

Sunday's action sees the Noel McIntyre Drainage Clubmans Saloons with Pierre Neame of Winton in his Ford Mustang, Liam MacDonald of Invercargill in his V8 Falcon, Brian Scott of Dunedin in a Chev Corvette, Keith Macdonald of Dunedin in a Chevrolet Nova plus Adam Cullen of Dunedin in his Nissan Skyline GTR, Greg Elder of Gore in a Honda Integra and Paul Muir of Gore in his Holden Tranzam Light among the drivers to watch.

In the Pro7 Saloons, current NZ1 Hamish Collins of Timaru and NZ2 Jack Milligan of Prebbleton head the field while in the Sports & Racing Car races, Anna Collins of Christchurch, sister of current South Island Formula Ford Champion Michael Collins will line up against Southland youngsters 17-year-old Joseph Oliver and 18-year-old Jordan Michels of Invercargill. Other locals Steve Heffernan and Dave Harris will also be part of the grid.

On track action commences at 9.30am on both Saturday and Sunday with admission $15 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday. Children under 14 are free.

Keep up to date with what is happening at Teretonga Park this summer at www.teretonga.org.nz

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