The three-time NZ Grand Prix champion is still competing, with the likes of Greg Murphy and Paul Radisich sending in tributes.
A spectator died yesterday morning after Paddon's vehicle went out of control on black ice.
Supporters of the Kiwi driver say it wasn't his fault a spectator died after his crash.
"Everyone associated with the event extends their deepest sympathies and condolences to the families, friends and individuals affected."
McLaughlin is the chief threat to Triple Eight's dominance of the series, sitting in fourth place behind championship leader Shane van Gisbergen.
Hamilton stayed in hot pursuit of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the chase for the Formula One season championship, posting the fastest lap in today's first practice.
Mike Whiddett tore through the corners of the R45 between Franschhoek and Villiersdorp in Red Bull's film 'Conquer the Cape'.
Phil Brock says it was 'fitting' Will Davison and his 'small, hard working team' came away with the Peter Brock Trophy yesterday.
This defied belief. A wandering dog, on a rally road, on a blind-corner, about to be made mince-meat - until fate intervened.