Mil­li­gan & Harker lead M-B 1-2 at Pukekohe

Motor Equipment News - - MOTORSPORT - Story and im­age Si­mon Chap­man.

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).

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