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Novalak and Armstrong claim Teretonga TRS poles

by Bethonie Waring


Single-seater rookie Clement Novalak topped first qualifying for the second round of the Toyota Racing Series at Teretonga, splitting the pole positions with points leader Marcus Armstrong.

Giles Motorsport driver Novalak spent the first session swapping fastest lap times with M2 Competition?s Richard Verschoor.

A 53.375s lap around Teretonga Park late in the session put Novalak on top, just 0.058s faster than Verschoor.

Robert Shwartzman pipped team-mate Marcus Armstrong to third in the closing stages of the session, but it was the New Zealander who came out on top in qualifying two.

After spending the first part of the second qualifying in the pits, Armstrong jumped to the top of the order with a time faster than the race lap record.

The 53.089s put him a tenth of a second clear of Novalak, who had been set for a double pole.

Shwartzman again took third ahead of Verschoor.

James Pull, Juan Manuel Correa, and local man Brendon Leitch start race one fifth, sixth, and seventh. For race two, the order reverses with Leitch securing fifth ahead of Correa and Pull.