Motorsport promoter Speed Works Events has been confirmed as the new promoter for the ENEOS North Island Endurance series and will promote the next edition of the popular winter series in 2019.
Speed Works is entering its third season as promoter of the summer championship series in New Zealand and owner Geoff Short was delighted to secure the North Island Endurance series and the 2019 NZ Endurance Championship final which this time around will be held on a north Island track, yet to be confirmed.
The three Eneos North Island Endurance Series events will take place on the following dates / venues; 29/30 March Taupo, 10/11 May Pukekohe and 7/8 June Hampton Downs. The national endurance final date and venue will be confirmed in the New Year. Fridays at all events will be fully dedicated endurance test days and will be incorporated into the event structure.
“We’ve worked hard to improve the overall presentation, coverage and value for money for categories in the summer series and we’ll take those lessons and that knowledge to the ENEOS North Island Endurance Series,” he explained.
“We are also working all year round anyway and it’ll be great for the staff to have a product to get their teeth into in the winter months. The North Island Endurance Racing Drivers Club have worked incredibly hard over recent years to develop a series from scratch and they have been very successful in attracting some very cool cars and teams, and establishing a fantastic culture and community around the competition. We hope very much we’ll be able to help the club further enhance all of that.”
The series has seen increasing numbers of contemporary racing machinery from global GT series enter in recent seasons, including cars from McLaren, Ferrari, Audi, Aston Martin, Mercedes, Chevrolet and Porsche. These have run alongside some incredible NZ ‘enhanced’ V8 machinery and home-built and engineered domestic specials in a variety of closely fought classes in both a one and three hour competition.”