A million car won- as drifters from all over the world prepare for SA’s Grid show


A million-rand car winner Dean Jubber, with wife at the handover ceremony held at Ford’s Centurion. All images SLM.

Yep, it might NOT be hard cash (so Sars take a back seat) but won a specially made, state of the art Ford Roush Mustang that cost over a million rand.

The bulky and tall Dean from Johannesburg South, was the luckiest recipient winner after entering the ‘Win A Roush Mustang’ competition in September this year.

Courtesy of one of the fastest growing energy drink Monster, the excited Dean told this reporter it’s a bit surreal and perhaps it will sink in later on winning the specially designed Roush Mustang.

“I don’t usually enter competitions because one end up spending money that at times you don’t have, but this time God was on my side. I owe this to my family who encouraged me to take a chance and look at us now,” uttered the gigantic Dean with a broad-smile that could move a mountain.

He continued:” The only reason I entered the competition is that the Ford brand is my favourite and today I’m the luckiest. Dreams to come true I guess.”

It wasn’t a scam after-all, that means as from now onwards I will encourage my family to enter competitions, said Dean, who unflinchingly said he’s gonna ride it as if ‘stolen’, clutching his fist inside the Mustang, in company of his wife.

Asked if he’s a drifter himself, he said no- but who knows with this monster of mine, possibilities are endless, he said jokingly.

The announcement was made at a media brief in Centurion on Wednesday.

Ryan Payne, Communications Manager- Monster Energy, says over 180 000 entries were counted that went to show the popularity of the competition.

“As a brand that focuses on motor sport, events such as the Gymkhana Grid taking place for the second time in SA, shows brand loyalty and this augurs well for our product,” says Payne, who also indicated the competition has been to Greece, UK and other states.

The launch also saw the announcement of Gymkhama Grid scheduled for December 1 2018 at Carnival City, Ekurhuleni.

It is one of Motorsport’s most unique competitions – attracting a full grid of 60 000 elite local and international drivers.

Jason Webb (3 times SA Drifting champion Rear Wheel Drive) and Wayne Hay (First Golden Ticket for 2018, Highest placed AW driver 2017, ALL Wheel Driver competitor) will hoist the SA flag.

Previous winner Luke Woodham explains: “It gets harder and harder every year. There are some big names coming over to South Africa, and I want to put up a good fight for the title again.

Certainly I never expected to win it two times in a row, let alone three or four times in succession. But by all means I’m coming back in better shape than before – faster, and stronger. There’s a lot of pressure for sure – most of which I put on myself, but mainly I’m just excited now to get get there  and drive at the Grid again.

Revving off in style.

It’s the part of the race season I work all year towards, it’s on my mind nearly everyday; it’s one of the biggest and best events which I look forward to. It’s so much fun to drive because GRiD is so different from anything else…”

Tickets available from R250.00 – R2850.00

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