V8SDS: Mark McNally Winton Friday notes

WET START TO WINTON FOR MCNALLY'S V8 AUSSULT Mark McNally got off to a flying start today as he hit the track at Victoria's Winton Raceway for Round 5 of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series. With two practice session scheduled both were interrupted...

WET START TO WINTON FOR MCNALLY'S V8 AUSSULT

Mark McNally got off to a flying start today as he hit the track at Victoria's Winton Raceway for Round 5 of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series.

With two practice session scheduled both were interrupted by rain as the skies opened up and made for a slippery day of practice.

The first practice session allowed for a short period of dry track time late in the session which Mark took full advantage of. Second fastest in that session was a great way for Mark to start his weekend after the disappointment of Queensland Raceway.

"I am so pumped about this weekend and to be fast from the start is a real relief," he said.

"Speed has not been the problem this year as we have always got there in the end.

"This weekend we have a strong base to start from in either wet or dry conditions which we can build from and hopefully be on the pace a lot quicker."

The second session was also wet with the fastest periods of the session being at the start and the end as rain came down mid-session.

Mark finished 13th in that session but was in the top 5 for most of it before 'roading' some wet tyres in preparation for tomorrow. (Roading is when the tyres are used for a few laps to take the wax surface off them which is very slippery is the wet).

"It is good to know that I am fast whether it is wet or dry.

"We have got off to a good start and hopefully it lays down the foundation for the rest of the weekend."

Mark has qualifying tomorrow followed by Race 1 with Race 2 and 3 on Sunday.

-credit: westcoastracing.com.au

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