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The Mercury Cars Guide : October 10th 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---15 Chance to create family history with JAMES BRESNEHAN LEGACY: IRWIN Racing's Alex Davison with his brother Will and a portrait of Lex Davison. 'It continues to amaze me how fortunate I am to be the grandson of such a motor sports legend ' WHILE all eyes will be on Craig Lowndes and Ja- mie Whincup as they go for a record four wins in a row at Bathurst tomorrow, brothers Alex and Will Davison will be shooting for their own slice of history. Never before have two members from the same family won a Bathurst 1000 and an Australian Grand Prix title. Their grandfather Lex claimed the first part of the quinella. Victory to either Will or Alex would add to the legacy of their late grandfather, who scored four Aus- tralian Grand Prix titles, including the 1958 championship held at Mount Panorama. On that day Lex's Ferrari beat home the likes of Stan Jones, Alec Mildren, Len Lukey and Bill Patter- son, and he now as a entrance named in his honour on the legendary Conrod Straight. ''It continues to amaze me how fortunate I am to be the grandson of such a motor sports legend,'' Alex said. ''The opportunity to put my name alongside his at this great circuit is certainly something that has a lot of significance to our family and plenty of other motor sports enthusiasts.'' Alex is relying on the Irwin Racing team to be at the top of its game for the 161-lap endurance spectacular, while Will is arguably the more likely of the two to see the chequered flag driving for the iconic Holden Racing Team, partnered by Garth Tander. Aside from his thundering 650-horse-powered V8 supercar, Alex has raced at Bathurst in a Formula Ford open wheer. ''It would have been a totally different ball game in an open- wheeler of Lex's era,'' Will said. ''It is a great circuit no matter what type of car you drive it in, but the drivers of that era were certainly brave. ''Racing today is different to then, but at the same time they had different challenges, and that is what makes looking back at the different stages of racing so interesting. ''Winning at Mount Panorama is never easy. If Will or I could do it, then it certainly would make another great chapter in our family's racing history.'' John Goss is the only individual driver to win both Bathurst (1974 and '85) and Australian Grand Prix title (1976 Sandown). The supercars practice at Bathurst today from 10am-11am, followed by the Top 10 Shootout at 3.45pm. The race starts at 10.30am tomor- row. V8 Supercars leaderboard 1 Jamie Whincup (2254) 2 Will Davison (2083) 3 Garth Tander (1738) 4 Craig Lowndes (1725) 5 Steven Johnson (1590) 6 Mark Winterbottom (1574) 7 James Courtney (1370) 8 Russell Ingall (1364) 9 Rick Kelly (1336) 10 Lee Holdsworth (1310) $28,888 Driveaway $26,888 Driveaway Honda Accord Euro Luxury da Accord o Top of the range. Only 6,500kms. 118 Argyle Street, Hobart www.eurocentral.com.au Have you found your Perfect Match? You know what you like, now pick the ONE you'll love. 6234 0 Which is your match? $14,888 Driveaway $12,888 Driveaway Honda Jazz VTi VW Polo Club Fuel Efficient and Roomy. European Quality with 6 Airbags. $32,888 Driveaway $31,888 Driveaway BMW 318i Executive Mercedes C200 Kompressor Leather, Sunroof and TV. Refined Luxury Motoring. $25,888 Driveaway $28,888 Driveaway Ford Territory TX Ford Territory TS 7 Seater All-Wheel Drive. Alloys and Curtain Airbags. $22,888 Driveaway $19,888 Driveaway Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Holden Commodore SV6 High Performance. Popular Eye Catching Sedan. $19,888 Driveaway Nissan X-Trail Ti Luxury Offroader with Features. Proudly part of the $22,888 Driveaway Honda CRV Sport Luxury Sunroof and Leather. Driveaway $22,888 Subaru Impreza Luxury AWD Safety with Leather.
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