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9am Pukekohe news round-up


Scott on pole for NZ V8s

April 21, 2007, 9am. Defending champion Kayne Scott has put his Fujitsu Holden Commodore on pole for this weekend’s final round of the NZ V8 Championship at Pukekohe.

Scott set the pole time in the dying stages of the 15-minute qualifying session late yesterday afternoon, edging out Ford Falcon rivals Angus Fogg and series leader John McIntyre.

Scott’s pole time was 61.386 seconds, 0.312 seconds faster than Fogg. McIntyre was another 0.046 seconds further back.

Andy Booth continued his late season form resurgence, gridding the Tasman Motorsport car fourth, with a lap of 61.870s.

Paul Pedersen (Caltex Falcon) was fifth, followed by Darryn Henderson who produced sensational pace in the Radio sport Commodore to edge out David Besnard (Hydraulink Falcon).

Pothole stymies Manuell

April 21, 2007, 9am. Former NZ V8 champion Paul Manuell is languishing at 17th on the grid after hitting a pothole on the inside of a corner during qualifying.

The deep pothole bent the left-front wheel rim on the Orix Holden Commodore and pulled out the balljoint.

Manuell circulated with the balljoint broken and was unable to set a quick time.

He says his car was running on equal pace with Andy Booth’s Holden earlier in the day. Booth, whose car is run by the same team as Manuell’s, qualified fourth.



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