Supercars: Kiwi Scott McLaughlin chasing history in Pukekohe

Scott McLaughlin is on the verge of history at this weekend's round of Supercars action at Pukekohe.

The reigning champion needs just one more win to break the record for the most victories in a single season - a feat he didn't think possible at the start of the year.

The Kiwi has enjoyed a picture-perfect season so far, with 16 wins from 22 races and a chance to make it 17 at this weekend's Supersprint at Pukekohe. 

That would see him surpass Supercars legend Craig Lowndes' record.

"It would be a proud moment, because it's a record you think is unrealistic, because people can win from anywhere on the grid," said McLaughlin.

Judging by his form this season, it's not a matter of if, but when he does it.

No other driver has won more than two races this season and McLaughlin holds a staggering 573-point lead with 10 races to go.

But to get the record out of the way this weekend would hold extra significance.

"I'd love to do it in New Zealand in my 100th round in my home race."

Pukekohe already holds a special place in the Kiwi's heart - it was the scene of his first win in back in 2013

Such is his dominance, McLaughlin is already thinking about the missing jewel in his crown - Bathurst.

"This year, I think we've got a great opportunity to win… I've been on the podium now. I don't care about it, I just want to win."

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