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V8 SuperUtes driver Craig Jenner passes away

THE Tyrepower V8 SuperUte Series is mourning the death of driver Craig Jenner.

The 55-year-old today succumbed to a battle with cancer that had spanned several years.

Jenner debuted in the category in 2021 and finished outright fifth that season.

The following year he donned a “Get Checked” awareness message on the side of his #50 Mazda BT-50, which he sold to Rob McMahon at the end of 2022.

Craig Jenner during the 2022 season. Pic: Supplied/Jack Martin Photography

Jenner’s last event was the 2023 season-opener at Wanneroo Raceway, where he leased an Isuzu D-Max from Sieders Racing, before stepping away from driving.

The category had already renamed its Rookie of the Year trophy as the Craig Jenner Perpetual Cup.

In the wake of his passing, category manager Luke Sieders today paid tribute to Jenner.

“From the beginning, during the rebirth of the V8 SuperUte Series back in 2020, Craig Jenner was one of the biggest supporters of mine helping to push the category forward,” said Sieders.

“His belief, support and passion for what we all believe in at the Tyrepower V8 SuperUte Series is part of the reason we have made it here and so quickly as a great series.

“He will be sorely missed but never forgotten and everything we do as a category will be in honour and dedication to the commitment, belief and passion Craig showed for our category and sport.

“The Craig Jenner Rookie of the Year Trophy is truly an amazing way for us to celebrate a great man and his passion for our series and will be special to us all.”

V8 Sleuth extends its condolences to Craig’s family and friends.

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