Howard Racing on front row at Mallala
Current leader of the 2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Championship, Adam Macrow will start the fifth round of the series on the front row after qualifying second at Mallala Motorsport Park today.
Macrow will start tomorrow's race alongside pole sitter, Shane Price who is second in the 2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Championship, 134 points behind the Howard Racing driver.
After winning each round of the series contested this year, Macrow stated the front row start will provide him with the opportunity to extend his championship lead.
"The car was extremely strong today and I am looking forward to testing it in a race situation tomorrow morning," Macrow said.
"The front row start will help me stay out of the trouble which is associated with being further down the field and will provide me with the best chance of claiming the most points possible for my championship assault."
When asked if he thinks he can extend his winning streak into this weekend, Macrow is quick to point out his focus remains on finishing the championship at the top of the score sheets.
"At the end of the day, my number one priority is winning the championship. My aim tomorrow is to finish each race in the best position possible and to keep the car clean" Macrow added.
"Each round we have achieved this objective with great success and this weekend should not be any different."
Howard Racing Team Principal, Mark Howard also had a solid day at Mallala Motorsport Park with the Gold Coast based driver qualifying in 18th position.
"It was a tight qualifying session and the time I recorded today suggests that we will have a strong race car for tomorrow's three races," Howard stated.
"The last few rounds of the series have been challenging, however, I believe that with luck on our side things can be turned around this weekend."
According to Howard Racing Team Manager, Warren Davis, as a whole his team performed well at Mallala this afternoon.
"Both Adam [Macrow] and Mark [Howard] put in a pleasing effort today and at this stage things are pointing towards a successful day on track tomorrow," Davis said.
"Both cars were quicker than when we raced at Mallala last year and the goal tomorrow will be to use this speed to our advantage."
Three races will be contested tomorrow at Mallala Motorsport Park with first of the two 16 lap races to commence at 10am. The 26 lap final will take place at 3.30pm.