Strapping Systems and LG Electronics drivers Kevin Williams and Angus Fogg won the 2009 North Island Endurance Series which concluded with a four hour race at Taupo Motorsport Park on Saturday
The duo finished the race in second place behind Rick Cooper/Deon Cooper’s Ford GT 40 who completed 136 laps in all over the four hours.
The second placing, along with their win at the Northern Sports Car Club’s Six Hour Endurance Race at Pukekohe Park Raceway in Auckland three weeks ago, means they finished the series with a healthy lead in the points table.
Williams and Fogg started the race seventh on the grid, were up to fifth by the conclusion of the opening lap, then continued to make their way up the field, leading at several points in the race.
Williams started the race with Fogg doing the final 70 minutes. The Strapping Systems Falcon performed consistently well throughout the race, as opposed to several other leading contenders who retired early due to mechanical failures.
A delighted Williams said: “Things started a bit slow with us only qualifying 7th on the grid, but soon this was rectified and we were running in 1st place by the time I handed the car over to Foggy. Everything went like clockwork with excellent weather for the race and a perfect team effort.
"This is the first time I have competed in the whole North Island series, having just tackled the Pukekohe round to date. And of course this is the first year Foggy has entered the series, so I’m absolutely stoked that we’ve won!”