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McIntyre not too concerned


John McIntyre isn’t going to lose any sleep any sleep about being overtaken on NZ V8 series points by Kayne Scott in today’s first heat.

March 10, 2007, 6.30pm. NZ V8 driver John McIntyre wasn’t too concerned about losing the series lead to Kayne Scott in today’s first Parker Enzed Championship race at Teretonga, near Invercargill.

Scott won the race in his Holden Commodore, with McIntyre finishing fourth in his Ford Falcon.

That gave Scott an 11-point lead heading into tomorrow’s two races.

“We’re looking on the positive side,” McIntyre said. “Kayne’s only 11 points in front going to the next race and there are five races left to go (two at Teretonga and three at Pukekohe).

“Anything can happen.”

McIntyre goes into tomorrow’s races in confident mood. He says the BP Ultimate Falcon is very strong on the back part of the course, and “that’s where you want to be quick.”

“We’ll keep on charging to get some more points.”

McIntyre says he had lost third place on the exit from final corner after receiving “a little tap from Bezzy (David Besnard) just at the point I was trying to get on the power in first gear.

“I’m happy with a fourth place finish. I could have been being pulled out of the (trackside) grass. And I got the third-fastest time.”

– Mike Stock at Teretonga.


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