Aukland: Lansvale Racing Friday qualifying notes

McConville 18th in fast Kiwi qualifying session. November 9, 2002 - Lansvale Racing Team driver Cameron McConville has qualified 18th for the first of three trans-Tasman V8 Supercar races being held at Auckland's Pukekohe circuit this ...

McConville 18th in fast Kiwi qualifying session.

November 9, 2002 - Lansvale Racing Team driver Cameron McConville has qualified 18th for the first of three trans-Tasman V8 Supercar races being held at Auckland's Pukekohe circuit this weekend.

The Sydney V8 Supercar Team driver set his fastest lap time of 58.0208s around the exciting 2.8 kilometre circuit during the dying moments of the 25 minute session that saw a number of competitors caught in the circuit's damp and unforgiving gravel traps.

McConville's impressive pace saw the Lansvale Racing Team placed just two and a half tenths of a second away from the New Zealand V8 Supercar top ten and eight tenths of a second from pole position holder Mark Skaife in a HRT Commodore. The second and third fastest lap times of the day were set by Ford driver Marcos Ambrose and HRT pilot Jason Bright.

McConville has once again out paced the two Shell Helix Falcons of Steven Johnson and Paul Radisich with the Lansvale Racing Holden VX Commodore and will start tomorrow's (Saturday's) first of three Boost Mobile V8 International races behind Perkins Commodore driver Russell Ingall.

Cameron McConville - " The car was much better than during practice, but it has been a handful in the high speed sections of the circuit today. We were able to overcome some of our problems during qualifying and despite being 18th, I am pleased that we are only two and a half tenths outide the top ten."

Wally Storey, Chief Engineer - "We have displayed some excellent pace here today despite some major problems this morning, so we will be working hard to develop our race package for this fast circuit. We have the potential to do very well here."

The Lansvale Racing Team, Sydney's only V8 Supercar team, will be back on track at Pukekohe at 9:30am (NZ time) in the pre-race Warm Up, re-emerging at 2:10pm (NZ) for the first 36 lap Kiwi challenge.

-www.lrt.com.au

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Series Supercars
Drivers Steven Johnson , Marcos Ambrose , Jason Bright , Cameron McConville , Paul Radisich