Brendon Leitch took an historic victory in the Spirit of a Nation feature race, becoming the first local driver to win the ‘home’ Toyota Racing Series feature race, the Spirit of a Nation.

Just 19 years old and in his second season of TRS, Leitch has struggled to fully fund his racing but drove the race of his career, fending off a determined charge from young American Santino Ferrucci that saw the pair side by side in the first corner when the race started. He quickly took command of the race, extending a lead of half a second that become two seconds late in the race when Ferrucci slid wide while challenging for the lead.

The championship now treks north into the North Island’s fertile Waikato region for the mid-point round of the championship.

Results Race 3 Teretonga:

Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Brendon Leitch Victory Motor Racing 20 laps in 18:07.109
2 Santino Ferrucci Giles Motorsport +1.763
3 Lance Stroll M2 Competition +2.136
4 Arjun Maini M2 Competition +7.503
5 Sam MacLeod Giles Motorsport +7.956
6 Brandon Maisano M2 Competition +8.756
7 Artem Markelov M2 Competition +10.347
8 Thomas Randle ETEC Motorsport +14.485
9 James Munro Giles Motorsport +15.509
10 Charlie Eastwood M2 Competition +17.606
11 Jamie Conroy M2 Competition +17.651
12 Ferdinand Habsburg Victory Motor Racing +19.124
13 Damon Leitch Victory Motor Racing +20.218
14 Mathias Kristensen M2 Competition +20.629
15 Nikita Mazepin ETEC Motorsport +24.767
Not classified
Matteo Ferrer ETEC Motorsport +6 laps
Dzhon Simonyan Giles Motorsport +20 laps
Callum Ilott ETEC Motorsport +20 laps
DNS Stefan Riener Victory Motor Racing
DNS Alfonso Celis Giles Motorsport