MAD DOG WINS AGAIN AT QLD RACEWAY

Written on the 23 July 2008

Grant “Mad Dog” Denyer made it two wins back to back with another great performance during round 4 of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar series at Qld Raceway last weekend.

Driving the Summit Fleet Leasing/Playstation FORD – Grant won Race 2 of the series after a race long battle, and finished on the podium with 3rd overall for the weekend.

“We had a front left hand brake issue with the car which plagued us for the first 2 sessions and qualifying, so to come from 15th on the grid and finish 3rd for the weekend was a special result,” Denyer said.

Grant started on the front row for Race 2 and was never headed despite intense pressure from veteran Craig Baird and former series champion Dean Canto.

“All I could see in the mirror was the Ford grille badge of the guy behind, it was that close all race. A mid race safety car bunched up the field, and when I realized Dean Canto was behind, I knew I had to make a break at the start and push as hard as I could.”

Denyer outpaced Canto to the flag, to take two wins in two rounds and finish 3rd overall for the weekend, behind Canto and series leader Steve Owen.

“As we used our new tyres to maximize our pace in race 2, I knew we would be short on rubber for the final race, so it was a matter of just staying on the track and trying to protect our 3rd place for the weekend. Matthew White Racing provided a strong car for the races and we now look forward to going to Winton, the teams home test track in 2 weeks time”

Canto took the overall round win from Steve Owen with Grant third, a great debut for new partners Playstation 3 and Dick Smith Electronics. This moves Grant into the top 6 of the Championship.

On Friday, Grant and Craig Lowndes also played host to Tysen Hughes, a 4 year old suffering from cancer and at Qld Raceway as a guest of the Make A Wish Foundation. Tysen had the chance to sit in both Lowndes Triple 8 Ford and Grants Summit/Playstation racer.

Round 4 of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar series will be replayed this Saturday from 1.30pm on the SEVEN Network.


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