Emery started the one-hour race from third in the Jamec Racing Audi R8 LMS Evo 2 and held his place behind Liam Talbot (Audi) and Prince Abu Bakar Ibrahim (Triple Eight Mercedes AMG) before he took his compulsory pitstop and handed over to Hofer.
Hofer led from there and controlled the race to win by 10.4s. The second half of the race saw Garnett Patterson (in the Porsche 911 GT3R in which Yassar Shahin started) hold off the relentless pursuit from Jamie Whincup, who took over after Ibrahim pitted.
The Am class was taken out by the Audi driven by Matt Stoupas and Paul Stokell, which finished seventh outright. Brad Schumacher was leading until he spun on the exit of the final corner, and hit the pit wall before spearing back across the track.
Stokell placed in front of Mike Bailey/Brett Hobson (Mercedes). Ninth and first in the Invitational class was Geoff Taunton/Dan Jilesen (MARC GT), while Micheal Sheargold/Garth Walden (Mercedes) rounded out the top 10.
The GT3 Trophy class was won by Renee Gracie (Audi) in 14th outright, the result enough for her to clinch the Trophy championship after Paul Lucchitti retired his Audi early.
Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia will begin on Sunday with its first-ever Top Ten Shootout at 11:40 am before the second one-hour begins at 2:10 pm and will be live on Stan Sport.