Scott McLaughlin seals maiden V8ST Championship

Sunday 25th November, 2012


Author: Gordon Lomas ©

Scott McLaughlin celebrates big Championship win. Pic: Immage/Alex Mitchell

Scott McLaughlin completed his finest hour of motor racing by sealing the inaugural V8 SuperTourer Championship title with a race to spare at Christchurch’s Ruapuna circuit.

The Gold Coast-based Kiwi scored a resounding win after his chief rival Greg Murphy’s race was over in the opening seconds when he was taken out on the first corner by Steve Owen.

Starting the opening 53-lap race from pole position McLaughlin survived a frantic start to emerge from the first corner melee to lead narrowly in the Auto Trade Direct Commodore. CLICK HERE to read full race report on


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