Holden Racing Team Supercars co-driver Warren Luff has stepped in for injured stuntman Matt Mingay at Hidden Valley this weekend.
Luff will entertain the Darwin crowd aboard the Hot Wheels Holden Ute following Mingay's horrific Stadium Super Truck crash in Detroit earlier this month.
Mingay remains at Detroit Receiving Hospital following recent surgery to the lower half of his face, which included the insertion of a prosthetic chin.
Luff was already scheduled to attend Hidden Valley with Carrera Cup squad McElrea Racing and has a long history working as a stunt driver at Movie World.
“I've been friends with Matt for a very long time and Kent does a lot of work on our cars at Movie World as well,” Luff told Speedcafe.com.
“I offered to help because, like everyone, I want to do whatever I can to help out Matt, who's got a bit of a recovery ahead of him.
“It's pretty different to coming here going racing. It's all about going sideways and smoking the tyres rather than saving them.
“The first time I even stepped in the car was for today's first run, so it's a bit of a baptism of fire, but it was a lot of fun.”
Mingay's place in a Stadium Super Truck demonstration scheduled for tomorrow will meanwhile be taken by experienced off-road racer Brad Gallard.
A multiple winner of the Finke Desert Race that Mingay had also planned to compete in last weekend, Gallard has previously raced the Super Trucks in Australia.
Mingay's stunt bikes are also in action throughout the weekend, with his usual team of riders stepping up in place of their leader.
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