Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 20.0
Average finishing Position 17.6


Date of birth
24/09/1980 (Age 39)
Place of birth
Sydney, NSW
Adelaide, South Australia
Married - two sons
Outside of Racing
Mountain bike riding, tennis, spending time with the family
Personal Vehicle
Ford Territory

The winner of what is now known as the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2000 and '05, Dean Canto has been a Supercars regular for the best part of two decades.

This year, he shifts to the Brad Jones Racing-run Team CoolDrive to partner rookie Macauley Jones in the PIRTEK Enduro Cup.

Canto was a Tickford Racing co-driver from 2008-18, joining the team following two full-time seasons at Garry Rogers Motorsport.

His Tickford tenure included drives alongside Paul Dumbrell, David Reynolds and Mark Winterbottom.

With Reynolds, Canto finished second at Bathurst in 2012 and took a Supercars victory at the Gold Coast two years later.

Canto was the winner of the maiden Super2 Series in 2000, then known as V8 Lites, in a privately-run EL Falcon.

Between main game stints with Briggs Motorsport/Triple Eight and GRM, he became Super2's first two-time winner five years later, with Dick Johnson Racing.

When he is not racing Supercars, Canto runs a performance driving school as well as undertaking driver coaching and TV and film work.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
2019 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 25 › 23 16 42
2019 Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 26 › 17 17 43
Race 27 › 15 15 41
2019 Penrite Oil Sandown 500 ›
Race 28 › 25 22 42
Race 30 › 20 18 42

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore ZB
Team CoolDrive

Team CoolDrive starts a new era in 2019, with owner Tim Blanchard stepping back from full-time driving and Macauley Jones stepping up.

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