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Pye returns to the podium at Queensland Raceway

Pye returns to the podium at Queensland Raceway
For immediate release: 5th August, 2012.

Triple Eight Race Engineering's Scott Pye made a triumphant return to the podium at this weekends fourth round of the Dunlop Series at the Coates Hire Ipswich 300, finishing second overall for the weekend.

Pye, who started this morning's reverse grid race ninth, managed to manoeuvre his way through the carnage in the early stages of the 15 lap race and drove conservatively to finish an impressive fourth.

With overall meeting points determining the grid position for the final 22-lap race, the Monster Energy/ Gear Wrench pilot started third and held his position off the line.

Pye moved past Scott McLaughlin and into second on Lap 3 and drove a smooth and consistent race to maintain his position throughout the 70km race.

Finishing 16 points shy of round winner Chaz Mostert, Pye said it was great to be back on the podium.

“It was a tough day but very satisfying to come away with a podium finish," Pye said.“We started ninth for the reverse grid race and nearly got caught up in the carnage but fortunately I was able to work my way around it and finish fourth.

“We made some more tweaks to the Holden Commodore to improve it on yesterday and the car was fantastic today.

“It was unfortunate because of the reverse grid we started third for the final race so we didn’t quite have track position to win the race but still managed to finish P2 and second for the round.

“Overall, it was a fantastic result for the team, I can't wait for the next round at Bathurst,” Pye concluded.

Triple Eight Race Engineering collected 268 points to finish Round 4 second and Pye now sits third in the Dunlop Series Championship points standings on 892 points.

The Brisbane-based team now look to Round 5 of the Dunlop Series which will be held at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 from October 4-7.

For regular new and updates, head to www.teamvodafone.com

Top Ten Dunlop Series Race 2 Results - Coates Hire Ipswich 300

1: David Russell
2: Scott McLaughlin
3: Ashley Walsh
4: Scott Pye
5: Chaz Mostert
6: Dale Wood
7: Cameron Waters
8: Andrew Jones
9: Paul Morris
10: George Miedecke

Top Ten Dunlop Seires Race 3 Results - Coates Hire Ipswich 300

1: Chaz Mostert
2: Scott Pye
3: Scott McLaughlin
4: Ashley Walsh
5: David Russell
6: Dale Wood
7: Luke Youlden
8: Andrew Jones
9: Tim Blanchard
10: Nick Percat

Top Ten Dunlop Series Round 4 Results - Coates Hire Ipswich 300

1: Chaz Mostert, 284 pts.
2: Scott Pye, 268 pts.
3: Scott McLaughlin, 262 pts.
4: Ashley Walsh, 237 pts.
5: David Russell, 216 pts.
6: Dale Wood, 199 pts.
7: Nick Percat, 173 pts.
8: Andrew Jones, 170 pts.
9: Luke Youlden, 159 pts.
10: Cameron Waters, 153 pts.

Top Ten Dunlop Series Championship Points Standings:

1: Scott McLaughlin, 1090 pts.
2: Chaz Mostert, 1052 pts.
3: Scott Pye, 892 pts.
4: Nick Percat, 854 pts.
5: Ashley Walsh, 801 pts.
6: Luke Youlden, 772 pts.
7: David Russell, 656 pts.
8: Tim Blanchard, 610 pts.
9: George Miedecke, 588 pts.
10: Drew Russell, 564 pts

ENDS

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