Cameron McConville fights back from a DNF in Race 1 in Darwin,NT
2008 Australian V8 Supercar Championship Overview
A passionate crowd was entertained by close racing in beautiful, warm, dry season weather this weekend for 3 fabulous days in Darwin for the 6th Round of the Championship. For WOW Racing the Top End trek generated a mixed outcome. Cameron McConville fought back from a DNF (Did Not Finish) in Race 1 to finish Race 3 in 12th delivering 82 valuable points to his Series tally while also contributing to the Team's Championship
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Position: 15th Points: 745 pts.
Cameron : "This field is so tight, it takes a whole weekend to get back to something like a respectable position. Thanks to the nonsense at the start of Race 1 my weekend was tipped upside down even before I got started. At least we made genuine progress with the car and in Race 3 I had a great battle chasing Todd Kelly and Greg Murphy. I reckon we were on for a Top Ten if the Race 1 DNF had not occurred. In between events we will continue to work on various improvements and I want to iron out a few niggles with the chassis set-up and the brakes"
Cam McConville Qualified (18th) despite some nagging brake balance problems and progressed into the second group in the elimination Qualifying process.
Steven Johnson and Paul Morris were scuffling through Turn 1 on Lap 1. As Steven recovered he blindly bumped Cameron off the road. A front tyre was damaged requiring an early pit stop. Once Cam was one lap down the car was parked to preserve rubber for Races 2 and 3.
Cameron marched through the field. Another flat spot on a front tyre forced an early pit stop but McConville was able to continue his strong run to gain 12 spots and finish 17th.
With soaring 44 degree track temperatures Cameron resumed his determined push. At Turn 6 on Lap 1 the WOW Commodore was damaged in nose-to-tail to contact involving many cars. Bonnet damage slowed the straight line speed, however, Cam was able to press-on and chased home Todd Kelly and Greg Murphy for an excellent 12th placing.
November 2009 Update: Cameron McConville joins JAX Tyres to run the new store in Moorabbin