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TOP FIVE FOR INGALL IN THE TOP END Supercheap Auto Racing's Russell Ingall has recorded his second consecutive top five finish of 2008 with a fifth placing in the SKYCITY Triple Crown, round six of the 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series, this...

TOP FIVE FOR INGALL IN THE TOP END

Supercheap Auto Racing's Russell Ingall has recorded his second consecutive top five finish of 2008 with a fifth placing in the SKYCITY Triple Crown, round six of the 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series, this weekend.

Ingall started the weekend by qualifying in seventh position aboard the #39 Supercheap Auto Commodore. His time of 1m10.1671s was a mere two-tenths of a second behind the fastest time set by pole sitter, Mark Winterbottom.

In the opening 42-lap race Ingall maintained his position inside the top ten to cross the line in seventh place.

The 2005 series champion continued his solid performance to claw his way up the order over the final pair of 42-lap races today, finishing sixth and fourth respectively, to claim fifth position overall for the round.

This weekend's round was won by Steve Richards ahead of Mark Winterbottom and Garth Tander.

After six rounds Winterbottom leads the championship on 1402 points, 58 clear of Tander with Jamie Whincup in third spot. Ingall's result has lifted him into 12th in the championship standings on 797 points.

WHAT HE HAD TO SAY......

Russell Ingall - #39 Supercheap Auto Racing Commodore "To get another top five finish is a good result for the team and has helped me move within reach of the top ten in the championship," said Ingall.

"We qualified well, and with some good pace throughout the races we were able to be in the thick of the action near the front of the field.

"I am really looking forward to heading to Queensland Raceway.

"It is our home race, we test there, we know the track well, and we will be aiming for another top five if not better there."

2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series Round 6, SKYCITY Triple Crown, Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin, NT TOP FIVE FOR INGALL IN THE TOP END

Supercheap Auto Racing's Russell Ingall has recorded his second consecutive top five finish of 2008 with a fifth placing in the SKYCITY Triple Crown, round six of the 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series, this weekend.

Ingall started the weekend by qualifying in seventh position aboard the #39 Supercheap Auto Commodore. His time of 1m10.1671s was a mere two-tenths of a second behind the fastest time set by pole sitter, Mark Winterbottom.

In the opening 42-lap race Ingall maintained his position inside the top ten to cross the line in seventh place.

The 2005 series champion continued his solid performance to claw his way up the order over the final pair of 42-lap races today, finishing sixth and fourth respectively, to claim fifth position overall for the round.

This weekend's round was won by Steve Richards ahead of Mark Winterbottom and Garth Tander.

After six rounds Winterbottom leads the championship on 1402 points, 58 clear of Tander with Jamie Whincup in third spot. Ingall's result has lifted him into 12th in the championship standings on 797 points.

WHAT HE HAD TO SAY......

Russell Ingall - #39 Supercheap Auto Racing Commodore "To get another top five finish is a good result for the team and has helped me move within reach of the top ten in the championship," said Ingall.

"We qualified well, and with some good pace throughout the races we were able to be in the thick of the action near the front of the field.

"I am really looking forward to heading to Queensland Raceway.

"It is our home race, we test there, we know the track well, and we will be aiming for another top five if not better there."

2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series Round 6, SKYCITY Triple Crown, Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin, NT

-credit: bammedia.com.au

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Series Supercars
Drivers Garth Tander , Russell Ingall , Jamie Whincup , Mark Winterbottom , Steve Richards