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Matt Greenop is editor of Driven magazine

Matt Greenop: Kiwi trio doing us all proud

By Matt Greenop

Kiwi Scott McLaughlin of Valvoline Racing GRM during the Clipsal 500. Photo / Supplied
Kiwi Scott McLaughlin of Valvoline Racing GRM during the Clipsal 500. Photo / Supplied

It's not often we see a trio of Kiwis at the sharp end of the V8 Supercars championship.

Sure, we've had some heroes (thanks Murph) but never something like this.

Young Scott McLaughlin has taken an unknown Swedish quantity and done great things, Shane van Gisbergen has proven he can foot it with the best and Fabian Coulthard is on top on points.

Heading out for this weekend's racing at Pukekohe is going to be well worth the effort - Kiwis on home turf taking it to the Aussies. Doesn't exactly embody the Anzac spirit, but that's exactly what it's all about.

Come out and support New Zealand's three big hitters in the ITM 500 this weekend. There's our own V8 SuperTourers - spectacular in their own right - SsangYong ute racing (deranged as it may be) and a whole lot more.

There's a full run of events in your copy of today's Driven Magazine, and a V8 SuperTourers pull-out after that.

We'll see you trackside.

- NZ Herald

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