Dontas Joins Stadium SUPER Trucks In 2017

Craig Dontas has announced his racing plans for 2017, as he lines up a drive in the Stadium SUPER Trucks Season together with new major sponsor Shannons Insurance.

Dontas is a huge supporter of the Stadium SUPER Trucks, having played a part in bringing the category to Australia through his position with the Clipsal 500 and is looking forward to the challenge of driving in a new category.

Following 10 years in the Australian V8 Utes Championship, Dontas is now moving onto the versatile off-road trucks that he trialled at the latest Gold Coast 600.

Dontas narrowly missed out on a podium finish in the 2016 V8 Utes Championship after a car write off and a series of bad luck.

“I loved my time in the Utes, but they say a change is better than a holiday and I wanted to bring some fun back into my racing. I’ve watched Stadium SUPER Trucks in awe for the last two years so to jump in and have a go, I’m excited and nervous all at once."

The Stadium SUPER Truck Races feature man-made ramps in strategic locations which allow the trucks to fly through the air nearly 20 feet off the ground and hundreds of feet down the track.

“It’s very different driving a Ute to driving a SUPER Truck. I’ve never done any Motocross with jumps so the Gold Coast was a big eye opener. But it was all I needed to say, ‘yeah I'm going to do it’."

Dontas is ecstatic to partner with Shannons Insurance for the 2017 Stadium SUPER Truck series. He has fond memories of the company’s involvement in the motorsport community, and is proud to be representing the iconic brand.

“We are really proud to announce our partnership with Shannons, it’s an iconic brand here in Australia and one I’ve grown up with, so to represent the brand is a dream come true. Shannons has always been a huge supporter of the motoring movement in Australia. As a kid you go to car shows and always see Shannons – I still do now. They are definitely the brand for the motoring enthusiast and to represent them is fantastic."

Mark Behr, Shannons Marketing Manager added,

"Shannons are very proud to be associated with Craig and his team. SUPER Trucks are one of the most exciting race categories in the country and our support reflects our deep involvement across all motorsport categories throughout Australia."

Dontas is thrilled to also keep on board returning sponsors Milwaukee, Vilis, Rent a Bomb & RWA.

Dontas’ first race in the Stadium SUPER Trucks season will be at the Clipsal 500, in Adelaide from the 2-5 March.

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