Barbagallo: Hi-Tec Oils Racing race two report

TOUGH DAY AT THE OFFICE FOR MCNALLY Hi-Tec Oils Racing's Mark McNally endured a tough day at the office during the final day of action of the Bigpond 300 at the Barbagallo Raceway near Perth, Western Australia today. McNally was aiming to...

TOUGH DAY AT THE OFFICE FOR MCNALLY

Hi-Tec Oils Racing's Mark McNally endured a tough day at the office during the final day of action of the Bigpond 300 at the Barbagallo Raceway near Perth, Western Australia today.

McNally was aiming to take advantage of the extra grip provided by the soft 'option' tyre during today's 84-lap race but unfortunately the West Australian was unable to do so after overworking his tyres early in the race.

While battling with tyre grip throughout the race McNally continued to push hard aboard the #16 Hi-Tec Oils Holden Commodore throughout the remainder of the race before crossing the line in 25th spot.

Craig Lowndes won today's second race of the Bigpond 300 ahead of Steve Johnson and Garth Tander.

With just one event remaining on the 2009 V8 Supercar schedule, the Sydney Telstra 500 in two weeks time, McNally is 30th in the points standings.

WHAT MARK HAD TO SAY ...

Mark McNally - #16 Hi-Tec Oils Holden Commodore:

"It was a tough old race we had out there today," said Mark McNally.

"I got held up by one of the other cars while I was on the soft tyre and just really didn't get the most out of the soft tyre at all.

"I spent the best laps of it behind someone else and I overworked the e wyuals) tyres trying to get past them. They seemed to go off pretty quick and I just really struggled for speed for the rest of the race.

"As soon as the tyre began to fall away, I was just slipping and sliding all over the shop. It was a pretty tough race actually.

"84 laps around here is pretty hard work, so I'm looking forward to Sydney.

"A big thanks to all the family, friends and sponsors for coming out this weekend to my homes race.

"It was great to have the support there and it would have been good to get them a better result but I really appreciate their support."

-credit: h-tor

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Series Supercars
Drivers Garth Tander , Craig Lowndes , Mark McNally