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Manuell wins thrilling battle with Scott


Paul Manuell and Kayne Scott bounced back from disastrous races earlier in the day to fight a magnificent battle in the NZ V8s reverse gridder.

Paul Manuell held off a hard-charging Kayne Scott to win the reverse grid third heat of the NZ V8s series at Timaru this afternoon.

Manuel (Orix Holden Commodore) started from close to the front of the grid after dropping out of Race 2 earlier today, and worked his way to the front, passing Adam Brook (Ford Falcon) after stalking the Blue Oval car for several laps.

Scott, who also didn’t finish Race 2, worked his way through the traffic after starting further down the grid, and after getting past Brook, closed right in on Manuell but couldn’t find a way past the Holden.

Brook finished third, followed by Dean Perkins (Falcon), and the similarly-mounted David Besnard and Andrew Porter.

John McIntyre (Falcon) finished outside the top 10 for the first time this season has increased his series lead to 115 points over Angus Fogg (Falcon).

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