Milligan & Harker lead M-B 1-2 at Pukekohe
Two of the youngest drivers in the ENEOS North Island Endurance Series field, Jack Milligan, 21, and Reid Harker, 22, (Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3) bounced back to convert pole position into victory at the second round at Pukekohe Park over the June 15-16 weekend.
It was the first endurance series victory for the two Toyota 86 Championship graduates and their first victory together in the Three Hour Series for Palmerston North outfit MIKE Racing.
Second was the other MIKE Racing MercedesBenz SLS AMG GT3 of Brendon Leitch and Christina Orr-West.
Winning was especially satisfying for Milligan and Harker, the pair having suffered during round one at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park. Electrical gremlins saw them in and out of the pits and ended hopes of finishing up the front despite a strong qualifying effort.
With their woes behind them the duo kept their car out of trouble to take the win.
Provisionally, victory in GT-B went to John McIntyre and Simon Gilbertson who also finished fourth overall. Andre Mortimer and Glen Chappel took out Class One victory, meanwhile Bryan Symes and Lochlainn Fitzgerald-Symes won Class Two, with Stefan Calcot and Shane Drake winning Class Three.
The final round of the ENEOS North Island Endurance Series takes place at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon in Feilding over July 20–21.
ENEOS Three Hour race winners Jack Milligan (left) and Reid Harker (right).