Craig Spencer part of Perth SuperNight's Dunlop Grid Kids Program

On the track: Bunbury City Kart Club's Craig Spencer, 14. Photo: Supplied.
On the track: Bunbury City Kart Club's Craig Spencer, 14. Photo: Supplied.

Bunbury's Craig Spencer, 14, joined three others in the inaugural Virgin Australia Supercars Championship - Dunlop Grid Kids Program at the Perth SuperNight round earlier this month.

"I was very proud to be a Dunlop ambassador as I've used Dunlop tyres throughout my karting career. It was very excited to see behind the scenes and meet some incredible people," Craig said.

Working with Karting Australia, Dunlop gives selected motorsport fans, aged between 12 and 16, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent Dunlop on the starting grid as brand ambassadors, providing a supercars experience they will never forget.

The selected young karting and motorsport enthusiasts had exclusive behind the scenes access to the Supercars paddock and were amongst all the action with the drivers and teams.

They proudly represented Dunlop on the grid before the race and at the Dunlop Super2 podium presentations.

"Dunlop Tyres has a proud history supporting motorsport and emerging motorsport talent. We are excited to be leading the way by creating amazing experiences for Dunlop Grid Kids," Goodyear and Dunlop Tyres Australia senior brand manager Tony Kiernan said.

"Dunlop's program is a fantastic chance to provide the future talent of motorsport a glimpse into the Supercars paddock where they can mingle with their heroes."

Supercars general manager, commercial Jamie Black said Dunlop was committed to the Supercars Championship.

"Many of these Grid Kids will have experienced the thrill of the track through their local karting clubs, so to give them an experience like this on the starting grid at our events will be something they will never forget," he said.

The 2019 season marks Dunlop's 18th year supplying the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and Dunlop Super2 Series, having extended its fifth-successive tyre contract.

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