McLaughlin named Sportsman of the Year finalist

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Words: Nile Bijoux
14 Jan 2020

Scott Mclaughlin has been named a finalist for the 57th Halberg Sports Awards ‘Sportsman of the Year’ category.

The now two-time Supercars champion won more races than any other driver in one season last year (18) as well as the Bathurst 1000. He is number six on the list of Supercar race wins and has claimed the second-highest number of pole positions, all before his 26th birthday.

“It’s fantastic to have another Kiwi recognised for their motorsport achievements,” said MotorSport New Zealand CEO, Simon Baker.

“Scott is one of New Zealand’s biggest talents. His success in the Supercars during the 2019 season is absolutely unprecedented. To win the championship, Bathurst and break the record for the most wins in a season is exceptional.

“We wish him all the best for the awards. We certainly believe he has all the right credentials for taking out the top prize.”

As well as the Sportsman of the Year nomination, he received the ‘fan favourite’ and ‘driver’s driver’ accolades at the Supercars gala.

The annual Halberg Awards event takes place on February 13th at Spark Arena in Auckland with free to air coverage on Prime TV.

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