MCNALLY COMES HOME 22ND IN FINAL RACE AT SURFERS Hi-Tec Oils Racing driver Mark McNally has finished his first event at the Surfers Paradise street circuit with a 22nd placed finish in the final race of the Nikon SuperGP on the Gold Coast. The...
MCNALLY COMES HOME 22ND IN FINAL RACE AT SURFERS
Hi-Tec Oils Racing driver Mark McNally has finished his first event at the Surfers Paradise street circuit with a 22nd placed finish in the final race of the Nikon SuperGP on the Gold Coast.
The West Aussie continued to make improvement over the course of the last day of competition at the tough 4.47-kilometre Surfers Paradise street circuit, working at posting two solid race finishes aboard the #16 Hi-Tec Oils Holden Commodore.
Unfortunately McNally made contact with a tyre wall in the opening race of the day, with a bent steering arm ending his run.
He recovered in the second race of the day to pick off spots one-by-one and come home in 22nd position in the final 34-lap race of the weekend.
Mark Winterbottom won today's second day of the Nikon SuperGP ahead of Garth Tander and James Courtney.
McNally will race again in two weeks time at the Island 300 at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Victoria.
WHAT MARK HAD TO SAY ...
Mark McNally - #16 Hi-Tec Oils Holden Commodore:
"The first race was pretty tough, although it's probably some of the best speed that I've had at this track," said Mark McNally.
"I was able to run with the pack and I was running 17th at the time, pushing a bit hard in the sector I was struggling in and I made an error and I tagged the wall, which damaged the suspension and it put me out.
"It was good to get out there in the last race and try and put it all together. But I'm still struggling with some parts of the track. It's my first time here so there is a bit of improvement there but still a bit more needed.
"I'm looking forward to going to a few tracks that I know next up and hopefully then I can reward the boys for all of their hard work and try and get a result."