Surfers Paradise: Hi-Tec Oils Racing Saturday notes

MCNALLY HAS AN EYE TO SUNDAY AFTER SOLID SURFERS RUN Hi-Tec Oils Racing driver Mark McNally has grown in confidence ahead of tomorrow's final day of action at the Nikon SuperGP after a solid day on the Gold Coast today. McNally rose up the ...

MCNALLY HAS AN EYE TO SUNDAY AFTER SOLID SURFERS RUN

Hi-Tec Oils Racing driver Mark McNally has grown in confidence ahead of tomorrow's final day of action at the Nikon SuperGP after a solid day on the Gold Coast today.

McNally rose up the order to finish 21st in the first stage of today's event, which consisted of two 34-lap races.

The West Australian then came home in 27th position in the second stage of the day, giving him 24th overall for the day on points.

The V8 Supercar rookie, who is racing at the Surfers Paradise street circuit for the first time this weekend, continues to improve with every session as he works closely with #16 Race Engineer Oscar Fiorinotto to improve of the course of the event.

Now with two days of proceedings under his belt, McNally is feeling confident about making further improvement at the 4.47-kilometre street circuit tomorrow aboard the #16 Hi-Tec Oils Holden Commodore.

Garth Tander won today's opening event of the 2009 Nikon SuperGP ahead of this morning's race winner Mark Winterbottom and third place getting Will Davison.

WHAT MARK HAD TO SAY ...

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

"I'm pretty happy with the progress again," said Mark McNally.

"We would like it to be a little more rapid but I did say earlier in the weekend that Sunday is the day where I wanted to be fast and be able to run with everyone and I think I will be able to do that.

"I have pulled the gap in a fair bit and was able to run with them a little bit more.

"The first race was quite good, the Safety Cars made it quite achievable to stay with them and have a pretty good result.

"That last race was green all the way. I had a lot better pace but made an error and had a spin. I lost the pack there so I think tomorrow it will be a different story. I'll have a sleep on it and come out there tomorrow and be a lot more competitive."

-credit: h-tor

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Series Supercars
Drivers Garth Tander , Mark Winterbottom , Mark McNally