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Giving it more jandal than the rest

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OPINION: On the global stage we have Kane Williamson and Steven Adams and co, but cleaning up equally under our star-spangled flag is the guy who gives it jandal, Scott McLaughlin.

V8 Supercars are huge in Australia and the way the driver from Christchurch is winning almost everything in his Ford Mustang GT, the Aussies must be wondering when they will next get a look in.

Not any time soon because team-mate and fellow Kiwi Fabian Coulthard, lying second, and another Kiwi, Shane van Gisbergen in fifth, are among those inhaling McLaughlin's exhaust fumes.

Unlike Williamson, but like Adams, McLaughlin has already published. Yes, Aussie mates from Melbourne have put out Road To Redemption, the book written in secret and so-named because in his last race in 2017, McLaughlin was mentally wrecked after he bombed the race and the series to Jamie Whincup.

READ MORE: Don't blame Kiwi star Scott McLaughlin if Supercars is getting boring

After what he called his "dirty big choke", he fled early from the gala awards in Sydney. Three weeks later he was proposing to his Italian American girlfriend, Kathy, in a freezing New York. Photographic evidence is in........

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