Hillsborough born racing driver, Richard Lyons turned a short notice call-up by the Australian Ford Performance Racing Team into a podium and a outright win at last weekend’s Armor All Gold Coast 600, races 21/22 of the Australian V8 Supercar Series. Lyons opportunity to partner FPR’s Mark Winterbottom, at the temporary road course in Surfers Paradise [...]
HE IS the chief executive of a major Australian company, a professional triathlete and now Paul Dumbrell is a V8 Supercars race winner.
In one of the great V8 stories, the Rod Nash Racing driver yesterday held off Jamie Whincup and Mark Winterbottom to break one of the longest droughts in the sport’s history.
Dumbrell had not won a race since starting his career in 1998 and he did it two weeks after he was going to retire.
“They had to sit me down and make me change my mind,” Dumbrell said.
“I didn’t know what I was going to do for a while. But I’m here for another 12 months at least.”