The 2022 New Zealand Endurance Championship will have a familiar face on the grid as it takes place at Highlands next weekend. Partnering Scott O’Donnell in the Allied 24/7/Fuel Porsche 991 GT3R in the 3 Hour is none other than Team Porsche New Zealand driver Ryan Wood.
The duo will compete in the 3 Hour event.
O’Donnell last competed at Highlands in the New Zealand Endurance Championship in 2020, also having a great partner in crime for that race in the now multiple F2 race winner Liam Lawson. The duo finished third in the 3 Hour.
Wood has been having a season to remember, currently locked in a fierce title fight with Thomas Sargent in the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia. The Kiwi has won four races this season in the series, including yesterday’s Race 1 at the Bend. He was unlucky to miss out in Race 2 after a fuel pressure issue put an end to his race as he fought for the lead.
The teenager is also no stranger to the New Zealand endurance racing scene, winning the 2021 Class C and D one-hour title in the South Island Endurance Series.
It will be the first time the Allied 24/7/Fuel Porsche has been back in action since Round 1 of the South Island Endurance Series when it suffered a diff failure. Difficulties in obtaining parts meant it was withdrawn from the remaining rounds.
O’Donnell did, however, take to the track in a Hyundai TCR in the Class 4 & 5 One Hour series in which he claimed overall honours.
The New Zealand Endurance Championships take place at Highlands next weekend.