AUSCAR: V8 Stock Car round two Mallala qualifying

2002 Power Tour Qualifying -- Australian V8 Stock Car Series Rd 2 -- Mallala Raceway -- April 19-21 Miedecke dominates V8 stockers in qualifying. Road circuit experience was a telling factor as the skilled South Australian Andrew Miedecke ...

2002 Power Tour Qualifying -- Australian V8 Stock Car Series Rd 2 -- Mallala Raceway -- April 19-21

Miedecke dominates V8 stockers in qualifying.

Road circuit experience was a telling factor as the skilled South Australian Andrew Miedecke streeted his rivals in qualifying for round two of the V8 Stock Car series at his home track of Mallala Raceway.

With a touring car and open wheeler background Miedecke relished on picturesque circuit and circulated in a best time of 1 minute 13.3260 seconds, over a second under his own lap record.

The nearest rival to Miedecke's Chev Monte Carlo was the Ford Thunderbird of Dean Wanless who will start from the outside of the front row.

Replished in the colours of Quickpages, the Chev of Tony Southwell out-pointed Miedecke's team mate Chris Templer for third, a goal he had set for himself after some contact between the pair at Oran Park's opening round.

Next was Southwell's team mate Duncan Bain in another Monte Carlo who was able to lap quicker than the Fords of Richard Howe and Martin Borrows.

It was a disappointing session for NSW's Mark Harrison who was out to impress new sponsors Fireworks King. "I'm sure we would have snuck into the 14 second bracket but the Pontiac broke its gearbox in the early morning practice session," he reflected.

Qualifying times
1- Andrew Miedecke SA (Chev Monte Carlo) 1:13.3260,
2- Dean Wanless QLD (Ford Thunderbird) 1:14.6377,
3- Tony Southwell ACT (Chev Monte Carlo) 1:15.6631,
4- Chris Templer SA (Chev Monte Carlo) 1:16.0761,
5- Duncan Bain ACT (Chev Monte Carlo) 1:16.3165,
6- Richard Howe VIC (Ford Thunderbird) 1:17.7081,
7- Martin Borrows QLD (Ford Thunderbird) 1:17.7081,
8- Mark Harrison NSW (Pontiac Grand Prix) no time.

Australian V8 Stock Car Series Sunday April 21:
Warm Up 9:15 am
Race One (10 laps) 10:25,
Race Two (10 laps) Reverse Grid 12:30
Race Three (10 laps) 3:50.

Free paddock passes with all pre-purchased tickets through BASS or the Sporting Car Club of SA.
Prices: Admission $25 Sunday. Grandstand $10 Sunday.

Upcoming rounds:
Queensland Raceway June 21-13, Calder Park July 19-21, Barbagello August 23-25,
Wakefield Park September 27-29, Winton October 25-27, Oran Park November 23-24.

-pt-

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Series Stock car
Drivers Dean Wanless , Duncan Bain , Richard Howe , Andrew Miedecke