SOLID SEASON IN V8 UTES ENDS FOR MCNALLY IN SYDNEY

Glenn McNally didn't take much from the Sydney 500 Grand Final of the V8 Utes Series but could look back on a solid year of improvement in his second season in the popular category.

Sunday proved to be a battle with the West Australian starting from position 27 thanks to a broken radiator on Saturday.

But to his credit Glenn pushed on and made some inroads into the pack to finish 20th by race's end.

Race 3, the final, didn't do any favours for Glenn as he bent his steering on the first lap and was forced to simply circulate and try to get as many points as he could. He ended up 22nd which, combined with the other races gave him 7th place in the series.

Glenn's rookie season in 2008 netted him 14th in the Series and in 2009 he became one of the front-runners netting some excellent results including race wins.

Two bad rounds, Sandown and Sydney cost Glenn greatly in the points but the strong results definitely overshadowed any negatives.

"It was a great season for me," Glenn said.

"I made some large improvements from 2008 and was really able to push the front guys along and keep them under pressure."

Glenn became known for his strong and aggressive style which sometime got him into strife on the track and with the officials.

"Nobody can say that I didn't have a go," Glenn said.

"I want to thank all my sponsors and supporters for 2009 and the HiTech Racing team that prepare my car did a fantastic job.

"I will take a break now and see if we can work out a package so we can go racing again next year."

-credit: westcoastracing.com.au