Southland motor racing brothers, Brendon and Damon Leitch, will line up in the opening round of the Carter’s Tyre Service South Island Endurance Series at Teretonga Park in Invercargill this Saturday.
Both Brendon and Damon made their name in the Toyota Racing Series where they both experienced success against some of the up and coming talent that comes from all around the globe to compete in the series each year. However this Saturday they will meet in a couple of very exotic machines in the GT Class of the 3 Hour race at Teretonga Park.
After racing in this season’s Toyota Racing Series Brendon has shifted focus and has shared the driving of the ITM-MIKE Racing Mercedes AMG SLS GT3 with Christina Orr-West. The pair won their class and finished second overall in the North Island Endurance Series recently, and they now turn their attention to the South Island Series. “Teretonga is my home track and I can’t wait to race there again. I’ve gone very well there over the past few years,” says Brendon.
Damon has done little racing over the past two years and in recent times has driven older cars at classic meetings. However the opportunity to drive Tony Quinn’s Aston Martin Vantage in the series arose after a conversation at Damon’s work (Highlands Motorsport Park). “I owe a massive thanks to Tony Quinn and Highlands for the opportunity to race a car like that,” he says.
While the brothers are supportive of each other they are looking forward to competing against each other with bragging rights at stake.
The Carter’s Tyre Service South lsland Endurance Series takes place at Teretonga Park, Invercargill on Saturday 15 September. The on track action starts at 9.30am with qualifying followed by a One Hour Race and then a Three Hour Race.
Tickets will be available at the gate at a cost of $15 with children 14 & Under accompanied by an adult free.
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