Randy Corners to star in V8 Ute Drive at Homebush Motorsport character Randy "Flathru" Corners will drive Scott Jenning's Samboy Racing Ute at the Grand Finale of the 2010 Yokohama V8 Ute Racing Series - protected by Armor All at the Sydney ...
Randy Corners to star in V8 Ute Drive at Homebush
Motorsport character Randy "Flathru" Corners will drive Scott Jenning's Samboy Racing Ute at the Grand Finale of the 2010 Yokohama V8 Ute Racing Series - protected by Armor All at the Sydney Telstra 500, 3 - 5 December.
Corners is "an ageless, cool, larger than life swashbuckler cutting a swathe through life's challenges, some say like Steve McQueen or Errol Flynn," and has been spotted stirring the pot at the following events; Malaysian Super Series, Australian Grand Prix, Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and the recent Armor All Gold Coast 600.
According to Randy's profile, his interests include himself - and goes on to detail his accomplishments as an F1 World Champion, Daytona Winner, Nurburgring lap record holder, 24 Hour winner, Giant Slalom Gold medallist, America's cup veteran, Wimbledon Singles Doubles and Mixed champion just to name a few on his long listed resume.
"I'm really excited as I haven't raced a Ute before so really looking forward to it. It is always rewarding to add another achievement to what has already been a chequered and outstanding career!"
"I've chosen to drive under number 56 as a lot of championships have been run and won with that number," he explains.
Corners' believes he knows how to handle a V8 Ute and can take on the likes of current champion Jack Elsegood and Series leader Grant Johnson.
"You know it's all about going sideways, I'm looking forward to sending the Samboy Ute sideways and mixing it up with the so called big guns."
The motorsport larrikin recently appeared on the V8 Superscreen TV at Bathurst, giving the crowd a guided tour of his Commer-bago camper van, as well as head butting Craig Lowndes during a pit lane interview.
Corners will have his favourite mechanic "Justin Case" on hand over the weekend.
"The world renowned multi-award winning mechanic will be on board on the weekend as my number one."
Corners will strut his stuff around the V8 Ute paddock in the Faulkner Pavilion and will hit the track for his first practice session in a V8 Ute on Friday, 3 December at 9:55am followed by practice 2 at 3:10pm. Qualifying will kick-off Saturday's schedule at 8:30am followed by Race 1 which will be televised LIVE on Network Seven at 12:30pm. On Sunday, 5 December the Utes will hit the track for Race 2 at 9:05am followed by Race 3, which will also be televised LIVE on Network Seven at 12:30pm.
-source: aus v8 utes