Archive Article: 1997/07/25

25 July 1997

HAVING been unsuccessful in the final six years ago, Roger Denton aims to prove that he can still "cut it" when its crunch time.

"Its more of a personal goal than anything else," he says. "Id almost got there in the past and Im sure I can still do it."

Mr Denton is preparing himself for the big day in August and is using his time to brush up on his spraying skills – skills that are seldom used on the familys 161ha (400ac) dairy and beef farm.

At Woodspeen Farm, Stockcross, Newbury, Roger works alongside his brother Andrew and father Graeme. Though responsible for much of the farms machinery maintenance, he is regularly involved in day-to-day tasks with his MF398.

If he is successful, he hopes to be able to counter some of his fathers criticisms, who demands high driving standards from his sons. "Should I win, it would be nice to remind father that hes got the best tractor driver in the country working for him," he muses.

MF398 is home to Roger Denton when

maintaining equipment. Hes looking

hes not in the farm workshop

forward to the Aug 12 final.

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