Queensland: Protecnica Racing Saturday report

PRODUCTIVE START FOR PROTECNICA IN SYDNEY STOUSH It may not have been the fastest car on track at Sydney's Eastern Creek Raceway in the Shannons Australian Production Car Championship, but Protecnica Racing's is on the right track early in its...

PRODUCTIVE START FOR PROTECNICA IN SYDNEY STOUSH

It may not have been the fastest car on track at Sydney's Eastern Creek Raceway in the Shannons Australian Production Car Championship, but Protecnica Racing's is on the right track early in its quest for a podium result.

Scott Anderson entered the weekend at the team's home track looking to maintain second place after three rounds, aboard the Class A standings aboard the Elf Lubricants NSW Holden VY SS Commodore.

After banking solid times in the day's practice session, Anderson qualified second fastest in the qualifying session, with a time of 1:51.5028 around the 3.93km circuit.

"The car has been running well," team manager Michael Stratte reported. "We haven't had any major issues with it, or changes to be made. We are mainly looking after the brakes between sessions which is probably the biggest problem that we will have this weekend."

Late in the day, the weekend of racing started with a six lap scratch race, which counted for class points. The Elf Lubricants NSW Commodore had no answer for runaway race winner David Ryan, but Anderson was able to hold out a late charge from Class A points rival Drew Russell and finish in second place.

"That's what it's all about," enthused Anderson post race. "We got out there, didn't have the pace of Ryan, but I had a great battle with the guys behind me for second place.

"I was able to build a little gap over Nick Dunkley when he was having a battle, but when Russell got past, the Elf Lubricants NSW Commodore just had enough to hold him out.

"To be honest, I'm just hopping in, driving the car and having a ball. The guys are doing a good job so hopefully tomorrow we'll have another good day out there."

Protecnica's Elf Lubricants New South Wales Commodore returns to the track tomorrow for the series' regular reverse-class-handicap-grid format races, both nine laps in duration. The first race kicks off at 10:35am, with the second scheduled for 1:40pm.

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Series Supercars
Drivers Drew Russell , David Ryan , Scott Anderson