Jennings "Slams" 100th V8 Ute Start in Darwin Scott "Slamboy" Jennings, will celebrate his 100tth V8 Ute Race start during Round 3 of the 2010 Yokohama V8 Ute Racing Series - protected by Armor All at Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin, Friday, ...
Jennings "Slams" 100th V8 Ute Start in Darwin
Scott "Slamboy" Jennings, will celebrate his 100tth V8 Ute Race start during Round 3 of the 2010 Yokohama V8 Ute Racing Series - protected by Armor All at Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin, Friday, 18th June - Sunday, 20th June.
The former U/19 AFL representative, will celebrate his 100th start in Race 1, Saturday, 19th June and sees it as one of his biggest achievements.
"It's a fairly big milestone for me. Playing 100 games in AFL comes around fairly quick but this has taken me a while. I'm really passionate about motorsport and to log 100 starts is a big milestone for me. It's great to do it in one of the best support categories in Australia, the V8 Utes," said Jennings.
Jennings completed 2 rounds in 2005, started a full season in 2006 and although a Sydneysider he has come to call Darwin his biggest supporters track.
"Darwin is my home supporters' track, which is mainly because of Peter Mules from NT Shipping. He has supported me every year I've been there. If I've been down and out with sponsors, Muley will come and pick me up and allow me to go racing again. His support is invaluable and we've come to be great friends," confides Jennings.
Peter Mules, loves supporting Jennings in his Holden VE SS Commodore V8 Ute.
"We've supported Scott for a few years now and we have established a great relationship. He's a great guy and we love hanging out with him when he comes to Darwin," said Mules.
The Samboy Racing Holden is currently in lucky 13th position in the Series, just ahead of former NASCAR champion, Kim Jane and a spot behind New Zealand V8 Ute champion, Chris Pither.
"I'm not in a bad position at the moment however I would really like to get into the top ten. I'm always positive when I go to Darwin. Our best result there was 5th in 2008. Last year we were unlucky to finish out of the top ten after we qualified sixth but didn't finish Race 2 when we got caught up in the incident with Andrew Fisher. We came home strong in Race 3 but wasn't enough to keep in the top ten," said Jennings.
"Our aim is to get a top 10 in qualifying and try and end with a top 8 over the weekend," he said. Jennings changed teams earlier in the year and is learning a lot racing for friend and former teammate Paul Morris.
"I'm really enjoying driving under Paul Morris Motorsport. Paul and I raced together earlier in the year at the Clipsal 500 in the legends event and he taught me a lot. I'm hoping to build on that throughout the year and claim some top ten spots," explained Jennings.
Race 1 will be televised LIVE on Network Seven, Saturday, 19th June.
Make-A-Wish& Australia is the official charity of Australian V8 Ute Racing who will endeavour to assist the foundation with their mission, which is to "To grant the Wishes of Children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope strength and joy."
-source: Australian V8 Ute Racing
Above: Scott Jennings in his Slamboy Racings Holden VE at Winton Raceway.
Above: Scott "Slamboy" Jennings
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