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Ruapuna racing round-up


V8 Utes and Sports Saloons at Ruapuna.

Lobb takes V8 Utes pole

Whangarei driver, Caine Lobb, put his Holden Commodore Ute on pole for today’s fourth round of the Enzed V8 Utes Series at Ruapuna, Christchurch.

Defending champion and current series leader Matthew Lockwood was second quickest in his Holden ahead of top local hope and leading Ford Falcon runner, Simon Beirne.

Aucklander Mack Peach was fourth in his Holden ahead of Graham Beirne.

Stowell continues his winning ways

Timaru’s Neville Stowell extended his domination of the 2008/2009 Kumho Sport Saloon Series when he won the opening race of round five at Ruapuna yesterday.

Nissan Skyline GT-R driver Stowell set the pace in qualifying and then won the opening race from Ron Shelton.

Shelton incurred a 10-second penalty but still had enough time in hand to secure second place in his Nissan Silvia.

A third Timaru driver, Matt Dunn, completed the podium in his turbocharged Toyota Corolla.

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