Australia - V8 Utes

New Partnerships Forged For V8 Ute Drivers

 It’s a new year for V8 Ute drivers and a new line of sponsorship deals for many, including six of the 32 strong field who have secured new partnerships to see out the 2009 Yokohama V8 Ute Racing Series.

2008’s most improved driver, Stephen Robinson will strengthen his affiliation with Tusker Beer and continues his relationship with Vanuatu, this time promoting Air Vanuatu.

“Tusker Beer has been on board for a while now and it’s great that they have stepped up.”

“Vanuatu is a great place and I’m so happy that Air Vanuatu has come on board - they will be a great asset for the team,” said Robinson.

Robinson finished 7th in 2008 and wishes to take good stead of his current title and improve on his overall result in 2009.

“It would be great to improve on last year’s result and reclaim my title,” he said.

Western Australian driver, Paul Williams has secured a deal with GBF Underground Mining and is happy to have secured a full season drive in the #41 Holden. 

“I am very excited about this year we have a new team with Brock (James) and it should be great all round.”

“I am very happy that GBF have come on board this year. They were with us for a few races last year and it’s a bonus they also love motorsport,” said Williams.

V8 Ute Veteran Nandi Kiss will be back in the car for his 7th year running and will be sporting a new partner CRELOAR along with JFTA and Protec.

Adelaide local, Craig Dontas might be sporting a few bumps this season with his new partner Thirsty Camel, whilst rival Scott Jennings will have his Holden decked out with United Oil and NT Shipping.

Gary Carson who has recently recovered from eye surgery is happy to announce Select TV as his major partner for 2009.

Gary has been driving an old AU Ute in the Australian Motorsport Racing Series for 2 years now taking out the 2008 title and is keen to jump behind the wheel of the Ford BF and hustle in the V8 Ute Racing Series, which will begin at Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, 19 – 22 March.