999326_475347322540333_1348154080_n-1On a glorious Melbourne day, Stephen White has scored two consecutive top five finishes in both the Auto One Ute championship and Australian Touring Car Masters series.

Getting the call-up late Friday evening to stand-in for John Bowe in the Dunlop Superdealer/Wilson Security Mustang, White had little time to adapt to the decades old machinery and jumping from right to left-hand drive. Nevertheless, Stephen capitilized on his strong qualifying performance to run a consistent 6th until he was shunted off at turn one by an out of control Greg Crick.

Dropping back to 8th, White wasted no time in scything his way back through the field and in the process netting a superb debut 5th place by less than half a second. White’s performance earning plaudits from television commentators and team-owner John Bowe.

It was a similar story in the Auto One Ute Race 1. White made the perfect start from 5th on the grid to be 3rd by the end of the firt lap, however some slight over-exuberance whilst challenging for 2nd saw him flat-spot his front tyres; resulting in a slight loss of pace and no doubt a rattling pair of eyeballs. Stephen rode out the deformation to again close on the podium finishes to record a strong 4th.

With tomorrow’s race starting in a reverse-grid lottery format, White will start just outside the top ten in 11th position – a perfect position to score some much needed points and more attention-grabbing headlines.1230060_513585658716499_491679996_n

 

Both the Auto One V8 Utes Series and the Australian Touring Car Masters can be seen on 7 Mate

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