Sydney: Utes: Glenn McNally Saturday notes

STEAMY DAY FOR MCNALLY IN V8 UTES SYDNEY DEBUT Glenn McNally had a disappointing start to the final round of the V8 Utes Series at the Sydney 400 today with a hole in his radiator and a DNF in race 1. With the new street circuit only just...

STEAMY DAY FOR MCNALLY IN V8 UTES SYDNEY DEBUT

Glenn McNally had a disappointing start to the final round of the V8 Utes Series at the Sydney 400 today with a hole in his radiator and a DNF in race 1.

With the new street circuit only just being completed and scheduling tight the V8 Utes had reduced practice prior to qualifying.

Glenn made the most of the time he had and qualified 18th for race 1 which gave him a good shot at making it into the top 16.

With a tight turn one and two the drivers were instructed to race single file through the combination on the first lap.

This instruction ended up creating the issue that would put Glenn out of the race.

"It created a huge concertina, probably back further than it would usually occur because of the single file instruction," Glenn said.

Glenn connected with the rear of another car which punctured his radiator.

"I kept going as long as I could with the temperature rising and got up to about 15th.

"Once I dropped out of the top 16 I had no choice but to park it and come back for another crack tomorrow from about grid 27."

Glenn's best hope now is throw everything at it tomorrow and try to win the 'hard charger' award along the way to a stronger result.

"We were due a bad round but I am going to do everything I can to turn this weekend around."

-credit: westcoastracing.com.au

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