Sunday, 23 July 2017 16:14

Rogers column: Golding opportunity

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Team owner Garry Rogers is a renowned talent spotter having given the likes of Garth Tander, Jason Bright, Steven Richards, Jamie Whincup, Lee Holdsworth, Michael Caruso, Scott McLaughlin and more their starts in Supercars.

The latest Rogers protégé is 21-year-old Victorian James Golding, who made his Supercars debut with Garry Rogers Motorsport in the endurance events in 2016 and participated in two solo events as a wildcard entry before teaming with Garth Tander in the enduros in 2017.

Rogers describes what he sees in the mechanic turned racer nicknamed 'Bieber' in his exclusive column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #99.

Issue #99 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and in the Magzter app store.

CLICK HERE for more information on issue #99.

"He is a very skilful driver, but he has also got a good brain because it's no good being skilful if you're a dope," writes Rogers.

"I have also been impressed that 'Beiber' has joined the team as an apprentice mechanic. He is not scared to get his hands dirty. It is also great that he realised that racing is something that he wanted to do and obviously he's been very good at it for a long time and hopefully will be for a long time to come.

"He knows he can't be a racing driver forever and he wanted to have some form of established trade. He enjoyed the motor mechanic side of things and he's good to work with. He's got a good wit and he fits in well with all the boys and girls.

"I've always been a huge advocate of bringing on the young drivers because I believe this sport is best suited to young talent."

CLICK HERE to purchase issue #99 to read the column.

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Event Date
Adelaide 500 1-4 March
2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 22-25 March
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint 6-8 April
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 20-22 April
Perth SuperSprint 4-6 May
Winton SuperSprint 18-20 May
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown 15-17 June
Watpac Townsville 400 6-8 July
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint 20-22 July
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint 4 August
The Bend SuperSprint 24-26 August
Sandown 500 14-16 September
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 4-7 October
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 19-21 October
ITM Auckland SuperSprint 2-4 November
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 23-25 November

 

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Scott McLaughlin

3368

 2

 Shane van Gisbergen

3354

 3

 Jamie Whincup 

2935

 4

 Craig Lowndes

2925

 5

 David Reynolds

2687

 6

 Chaz Mostert

2438

 7

 Fabian Coulthard

2354

 8

 Rick Kelly

2354

 9

 Scott Pye

2248

 10

 Nick Percat

2053

 Full points table