Stephen White will be on double duties during this weekend’s Sandown 500. Whilst preparing to continue his assult on the Australian V8 Ute Championship.
Stephen received a last minute call to replace John Bowe at the wheel of his #18 Dunlop Super Dealers/Wilson Security Ford Mustang, after Bowe was excluded from Practice Sessions 1 and 2 after inadvertently clipping the foot of a pit-lane marshall.
Whilst the regrettable altercation was a set-back, the Wilson Security Mustang will continue to run in the capable hands of White; who was jumping out of his skin at the opportunity.
“This is an exciting opportunity, one that I will take on with the greatest of respect for the car, the team, and for John’s (Bowe) position in the series.” said White this morning.
“We hope to go out and put in a strong showing for our shared sponsors and the fans of motor sport, with the main aims to keep ‘Sally’ on track, and bring the car home clean. It is an honour to have been asked by John (Bowe) to take over control of his successful and well known car, and I will do my best to make all involved proud that they chose me.”
Stephen was one of the original Holden Young Lions who went on to compete throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, racing everything from British Formula Ford, Formula Renault, Formula Vauxhall Lotus, British Formula 3, British Formula Palmer Audi and testing with the leading Formula 3000 teams, before returning to Australian shores to challenge in the Auto One V8 Ute Racing Series with Dunlop Superdealers and Century Batteries. White took out his season’s first race victory at Townsville’s Round 4, White has been a consistent podium contender during season 2013.
Currently 11th in the series, White has qualified 5th for todays first V8 Ute race and jumped straight into the iconic #18 Mustang for Australian Touring Car Masters qualifying to qualify an outstanding 7th on debut. There will be little rest for Stephen this weekend but one suspects that’s just how he likes it!
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