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Scott grids fifth for Adelaide race


NZ V8 champion Kayne Scott will start the first V8 Development Series race at Adelaide from the inside of the third row of the grid.

March 2, 2007, 7.30pm. NZ V8 champion Kayne Scott has qualified his ex-Mark Skaife Holden Commodore fifth for the first Australian V8 Supercar Development Series race at Adelaide.

The race will be run later this evening.

“Though I’m not making any excuses, they took my two fastest laps off me for kerb-hopping,” Scott said after the qualifying session. The quicker of those laps would have put him second on the grid, a tenth of a second behind pole-winner Andrew Thompson.

Scott’s fifth-fastest time was three-tenths of a second off pole. “So there’s nothing in it.

“When I was on my really good lap, going for pole, they red-flagged the session.

“Ironically it was Thompson who caused the session to be stopped..

“You’ve got to work for your lap times here.” Scott said. “It’s not easy, but I’m confident we’ve got a good car for the race.”

Scott will race this evening and tomorrow before flying back New Zealand for the two NZ V8s races at Timaru on Sunday. Scott, the defending champion, leads the Parker Enzed series after the last round at Manfeild.

– story by Mike Stock.

Photo caption: Kayne Scott driving his NZ V8 Fujitsu Holden Commodore.

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