On today’s episode we’ve got utes legend, Craig Dontas. These days he’s known for being a part of the Supercars landscape as the Head of Commercial Sales and Sponsorships. There was a little hiccup recording due to Hooly getting over excited but have no fear the episode goes beyond the hour thirty mark. You will hear about Craig’s racing career from start to finish in production cars, Stadium Super Trucks, Aussie Race Cars, Trans Am, V8 Utes and into SuperUtes. Plus, we get into the nitty gritty of:
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00:00 - Show Teaser
01:10 - Show Intro
2:20 - Episode Intro
3:00 - What’s going on at Sydney Supercars (we filmed July 29)
08:00 - Hooly FINALLY got Craig on the couch!
09:30 - Owning and racing Trans Am Team with Elliott Barbour
10:45 - Shannons Supercar Showdown - Oh we remember!
14:25 - Has Supercars lost its way?
20:20 - NASCAR, SVG and what does this mean for future Aussie talent?
23:00 - Do we allow NASCAR drivers to race in Supercars with NO SUPER LICENSE?
29:00 - Hustling to fund go-karts as a teenager
33:00 - Racing Production Cars
35:00 - Growing up with Peter Brock
38:00 - The juggling game ~ Work, Life and Racing
41:00 - Career journey from marbles hustler to Supercars (Head of Sales & Sponsorships)
43:00 - Have sponsors' attitudes towards Supercars changed?
50:00 - How would you change Supercars?
57:00 - COVID groundhog days
01:02:00 - Toyota 86 Series fostering talent
01:05:00 - Getting to know Craig’s family
01:09:00 - Overcoming anxiety and seeking support
01:14:00 - Memories of first Bathurst ‘85
01:17:00 - Becoming mates with Elliot Barbour
01:18:30 - Was NASCAR always bound to fail in Australia?
01:20:00 - Are opportunities for women in motorsports improving?
01:28:30 - Who will win the Sydney Supernight?
01:31:41 - WHOOPS! THE SHOW IS NOT OVER PEOPLE!
01:34:04 - Bringing Stadium Super Trucks to Australia ~ Wild stories
01:45:55 - Best category to race…Can you guess? - 12min
01:47:03 - Old V8 Brutes or Super Utes? +2min
01:49:16 - Trans Am to replace SuperUtes? + secret squirrel talk
01:51:03 - Cost to race SuperUtes
01:54:12 - The OFFICIAL podcast wrap-up…finally!
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