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AUS Utes: Hi-Tech Motorsport Sydney qualifying report

Solid Qualifying for Hi-Tech in Sydney Hi-Tech Motorsport has put on a thrilling show in qualifying for the final round of the Yokohama V8 Ute Racing Series. The track dried quickly once the boys started their campaign for top spot and saw the...

Solid Qualifying for Hi-Tech in Sydney

Hi-Tech Motorsport has put on a thrilling show in qualifying for the final round of the Yokohama V8 Ute Racing Series.

The track dried quickly once the boys started their campaign for top spot and saw the 32-strong field fighting it out well after the clock had stopped.

Series leader Grant Johnson made a final dash for the line to snap up 5th position on the starting grid for race one later today.

"I didn't do the best in the drying conditions. I just didn't make most of dry line and was too conservative.

"The plan for race 1 is to get a good start and win," Johnson laughs

Despite the disappointing qualifying session, Grant isn't worried about his championship campaign.

"I just have to finish first then don't have to worry about doing the calculations," says Johnson, grinning

Jack Elsegood put in a huge effort in the #1 Coopers Clear Ute to pick up 2nd position and a handy 31 points towards his championship campaign. Elsegood started his assault 2 minutes into the qualifying session after a miss-communication over starting times. He wasted no time and produced a cracking lap straight out of the box and continued to match what the other drivers threw at him until the chequered flag.

Rhys McNally fought it out in the top 10 for the entire 20 minute session, reaching 2nd position before being pushed down the list by some seasoned drivers to finish in 6th place.

Greg Willis ended the session in 24th position. The Queenslander is wrapped with the setup of the car and can't wait to get underway with race one.

Newcomer Ryo Orime once again produced some good numbers. He will start from 9th place in race one. Having only been behind the wheel of a V8 Ute a handful of times, Mr Orime is achieving outstanding lap times.

Race 1 will get underway at 11am today and is broadcast live on Channel Seven.

-source: hightechmotorsport.com.au

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Series V8S
Drivers Grant Johnson , Jack Elsegood , Ryo Orime , Greg Willis