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Sep 20, 2014

MCCONVILLE WINS ON DEBUT IN KUMHO V8S

Cameron McConville has ended Ryan Simpson’s winning streak by scoring victory on debut in the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series.

The 40-year-old, making a guest appearance in the third-tier V8 Supercars class with Eggleston Motorsport, got the better of pole-sitter Simpson to lead each of the eight laps.

Simpson’s ex-Triple Eight Ford finished 1.3s adrift in second, with Justin Ruggier third in the second of Eggleston’s ex-Walkinshaw Holdens.

“I didn’t expect it and I knew Ryan (Simpson) would be very quick and a big challenge,” said McConville, whose win ended an eight-race streak from Simpson.

"I didn’t expect it and I knew Ryan (Simpson) would be very quick and a big challenge,” said McConville, whose win ended an eight-race streak from Simpson.

“I was conscious of not getting in the way of the guys fighting for the title. The Eggleston Motorsport Commodore hooked up on about lap four or five when the front gripped up and it was all coming back to me.

“I made some bar changes that I remembered making back in the VZ days in V8 Supercars and they worked. It’s a big credit to Ben Eggleston and Rachael Wagg for letting me have a steer.”

Matthew Palmer, Steve Briffa, John Vergotis and Matt Chada, who failed to finish, completed the thin seven-car field.

“I hope for the categories sake they can get more cars out, because it’s a great series for guys who want to move on to Development Series or V8 Supercars,” added McConville.

“If you can do 33s or 34s in one of these things around here you can drive anything.”

Fourteen-year-old Jake Kostecki was unable to take the start after failing to receive the required CAMS license sign-off following Friday practice.


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