Denyer Congo’s to Queensland Raceway – via Africa
From Round 4 of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series at Sandown Raceway to Round 5 this weekend at Queensland Raceway – through the deep Congo of Rwanda in Africa, Grant Denyer has knocked up plenty of Frequent Flyer points over the past 2 weeks.
“Whoever coined the phrase it’s a jungle out there wasn’t just referring to the V8 Supercar Series,” Grant explained. “I have seen some of the most magnificent scenery you could hope to imagine over the past 10 days and shared some amazing experiences, including a touching close up with a 200 kg Silverback Gorilla - and I’m not referring to Paul Morris!”
Grant touched down earlier this week and is looking for a podium four-peat at Queensland Raceway in the Crimsafe Ford, after finishing second overall at Sandown and third at the Townsville at Winton rounds.
“We had a win at Queensland Raceway last year, and being Dick Johnson Racing's test track, the car should be on the pace from the first session. The Championship point score is very tight at the top, however with a good weekend, there’s a chance we could move into the top three.”
Grant will visit the Mater Children’s Hospital prior to V8 Supercar practice on behalf of long time supporter Summit Fleet Leasing.
“This is something we do every year and is always well organised by Glenda McCowatt from Summit. It’s a great chance to sign posters for the kids and is a very grounding experience.” Grant said.
On Friday, Dan Cheshire will get the chance for a hot lap with Grant around Queensland Raceway, thanks to a competition won by his partner Sarah. Sarah entered the recent Franklyn’s “Win a Hot Lap” Competition which was drawn last weekend at Franklyn’s Underwood store.
Practice for Round 5 of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series will commence tomorrow with qualifying and Race 1 Saturday, and Races 2 and 3 on Sunday.