November 5, 2002 - Sydney's only V8 Supercar team, Lansvale Racing, is set to capitalise on the improved performance and reliability of their Holden VX Commodore V8 Supercar at this weekend's trans-Tasman round of the Australian V8 Supercar ...
November 5, 2002 - Sydney's only V8 Supercar team, Lansvale Racing, is set to capitalise on the improved performance and reliability of their Holden VX Commodore V8 Supercar at this weekend's trans-Tasman round of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series.
The team is making their second visit to Auckland's fast and exciting Pukekohe circuit after displaying consistent top ten race pace and improved qualifying speed at the Gold Coast Indy V8 Supercar round a fortnight ago.
For talented 28 year old team driver Cameron McConville, there is some unfinished business to attend to in New Zealand this weekend.
"We had two tyre blowouts at Pukekohe last year, so we couldn't really show what the team is capable of at our last trans-tasman visit, " McConville said.
"We have got on top of that problem now and we have had good qualifying speed of late. I think that there will be more of the Fords at the pointy end in qualifying because Pukekohe is a high horsepower circuit. Those with good power will definitely qualify well, I hope to continue our run of solid results in New Zealand to give us a strong end to the season," He added.
The Lansvale Racing Team has taken part in Australian Touring Car / V8 Supercar racing for 17 years. Team owners Trevor Ashby and Steve Reed are the record holders for the most consecutive Bathurst 1000 kilometre races contested together at 16. Ashby and Reed also won the Australian Touring Car Championship Privateers Cup in 1998.
From the 2000 season, Ashby and Reed decided to concentrate their efforts and resources on one highly competitive Holden entry in the Australian V8 Supercar Championship. With the talents of highly experienced Chief Engineer Wally Storey, who oversaw the team's first ever fully in house built V8 Supercar and the driving talent of McConville, they formed a successful alliance.
This collaboration has transformed this small, tight-knit motor racing team to what is today a frequent top ten ranked competitor in what most regard as the most competitive motor racing series in the world.