Surfers Paradise: Lansvale Racing Friday notes

McConville to start first Surfers street fight from 13th. October 25, 2002 - Lansvale Racing Team V8 Supercar driver Cameron McConville will start the first of two Surfers Paradise Gillette Challenge V8 Supercar street races from 13th on the...

McConville to start first Surfers street fight from 13th.

October 25, 2002 - Lansvale Racing Team V8 Supercar driver Cameron McConville will start the first of two Surfers Paradise Gillette Challenge V8 Supercar street races from 13th on the grid after an impressive qualifying performance this afternoon.

28 year old McConville's fastest lap of 1:52.1247s placed the VX Commodore driver only 3/100ths of a second outside the top ten ahead of Todd Kelly, Steve Ellery and Steven Johnson, with the second (lower 50%) group yet to set their fastest laps.

McConville's 11th spot on the grid survived the most of the second 50% qualifying session but for the last three minutes when Ford driver Max Wilson and Holden rival Steven Richards powered into the 9th and 10th positions respectively.

The Lansvale Racing Team has performed well within the pace of the top fifteen competitors throughout the first day of Indy V8 Supercar action, which also marks the start of the 11th round of the Australian V8 Supercar Series.

Cameron McConville - "The car has felt very good all day today, I thought we were a genuine shot at making the top ten shootout - but we just missed out. 13th doesn't sound as good as being in the top ten, but its so close. We've got good carspeed and things are looking very promising for the races. The team has prepared a great car after Bathurst."

Provisional Pole position went to Holden driver Garth Tander with a lap time of 1:51.0045s followed by Ford driver John Bowe-1:51.0252s and HRT's Jason Bright - 1:51.0640s.

Sydney's only V8 Supercar team will be back on the grid at 12:05pm tomorrow (Saturday) for a 15 minute warm up, followed by the first of two 100 kilometre races at 4:05pm.

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Series Supercars
Drivers Steven Johnson , Max Wilson , Garth Tander , Jason Bright , Cameron McConville , John Bowe , Todd Kelly