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Bell scoops victory in NZV8s


Christchurch driver Eddie Bell dominated the first round of the V8 motor racing championship series at Pukekohe this weekend

In just his second season racing in the V8 category, Bell a win and a second placing in the first two 12-lap races.

He then finished sixth in the 22-lap reverse grid finale yesterday after starting near the rear of the grid.

Second overall was Nelson's John McIntyre, also driving a Ford Falcon, who scored a win and a ninth placing followed by a second placing in the reverse grid race.

Aucklander Andy Booth, in a Holden Commodore, claimed the final spot on the podium with second and third placings and 10th place in the finale.

Bell said: "It hasn't quite sunk in yet especially with the next round being at my home track in Canterbury (on November 28-29).

"The team has been fantastic in sticking with me and allowing me to concentrate on the races together with handing me a really competitive car."

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