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Team Triton V8 SuperUtes race car driver – Craig Dontas shared his professional and personal story!

My Biography:

  • Date of birth: 22/12/1979
  • Place of birth:
  • Lives: Adelaide, South Australia
  • Status: Married
  • Outside of racing: Sport, family, and fitness
  • Engineer: Luke Sieders

About Me:

After competing in superkarts and production cars in the late 1990s and early 2000s, I become a V8 Utes Series mainstay, scoring numerous races wins and podium finishes across 12 years.

In between I had appearances in Touring cars, Aussie Racing Cars, TransAm and the Stadium Trucks.

I am known as not only a handy steerer, but also one of the most commercially savvy operators out of the race car. I was head of commercial at the Clipsal Adelaide 500 and now head up Sponsorship at Supercars Australia.

Now as a part of the SuperUtes fraternity, I work hard behind the scenes, generating commercial support for the series and am there to help guide the series to future success and popularity.

With off-track work keeping me busy on most race weekends, I still can’t resist the opportunity to slot behind the wheel when there’s time. I have won race and scored a few pole positions in the diesel format of the SuperUtes, but the shift to the V8 Powered SuperUtes has got me very excited.

Inspirations & Passion – Q&A

  1. What inspired you to start driving?

As a child we my father was close friends with Peter Brock and a number of well-known drivers, I spent most weekend and holidays at the racetrack, so it was only natural that I wanted to race too.

  1. What does it mean to you to be a part of the Team Triton V8 SuperUtes racing team?

I am quite proud to be honest, it’s something we built from ground up. Whether I am driving or overseeing the next generation of drivers, it’s so great to have the support of RYCO 24.7 whilst doing what we love.

  1. After escaping a frightening moment at Mount Panorama, did it change you as a race car driver?

Not really, over the journey I have had a few big ones, it’s part of what we do. If anything, it makes you more determined to challenge yourself to go better.

  1. In your opinion, which qualities should a race car driver possess?

The ability to have fun, at time this is a high-pressure industry, the drivers who still manage to keep the fun in it tend to go well.

  1. How did victory in 2018 ECB SuperUtes Series Townsville motivate you?

Reward was the biggest motivator, it was a tough journey up until then, so it was a great relief and reward to get that result.

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