Grenville Anderson

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Grenville Anderson
Nationality  Australia
Born (1951-11-26)26 November 1951
Died 31 May 2004(2004-05-31) (aged 52)
Championship titles
1975/76, 1977/78, 1979/80, 1992/93 Australian Super Sedan Championship

Grenville Anderson (26 November 1951 – 31 May 2004) was an Australian auto racing driver, considered "one of the icons of Australian sedan racing" and is "the only man in national speedway history to win four Australian Super Sedan Championships".[1] He died on 31 May 2004[2] as a consequence of injuries he sustained at the then Archerfield Speedway, now Brisbane International Speedway, on 8 May 1993, some 11 years earlier. Anderson, who was running hot laps in practice for the 1993/94 Australian Championship for which he was the defending champion, spun on the back straight and rolled his car along the concrete safety wall sustaining head injuries.

The Grenville Anderson East Coast National, a 50 lap race, is held annually in his honor at Lismore Speedway.[3]

In 2007, Anderson was one of the first ten people inducted into the Australian Speedway Hall of Fame.[4]

Australian Super Sedan Title[edit]

Winners of Grenville Anderson East Coast Grand National[edit]

  • 2010 - Tania Smith driving a Danny Smith built Rocket racecar
  • 2011 - Darren Kane driving the Ian Boettcher sponsored Dominator racecar[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newlyn, Dennis (18 February 2010). "Kane is willing and able to win". The Northern Star (Lismore, New South Wales). Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  2. ^ McKay, Peter (1 June 2004). "Crouch, Anderson dead". Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney). 
  3. ^ Newlyn, Dennis (22 February 2010). "Tania takes out title". The Northern Star (Lismore, New South Wales). Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  4. ^ National Association of Speedway Racing. "Australian Speedway Hall Of Fame Inductees". SPEEDWAY Net. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "National History: National Titles". Speedway Sedans Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "QSSA Release: Grenville Results - KANE TAKES THE GRENVILLE, DAYLIGHT SECOND". Queensland Super Sedan Association. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 

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