Aussie V8's top race in USA
Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:09 AM
V8 Supercars will become the first Australian sport to hold a round of its championship series on US soil.
Premier Anna Bligh announced the move on Friday in Austin, Texas, during a trade mission to the US.
Since late 2009, Australia's V8 Supercar Championship has been broadcast on the SPEED Channel in the US, which has more than 79 million subscribers.
From 2013, a round of the series will be raced in Austin, Texas, at the new Circuit of the Americas Arena.
It will also host the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix from next year and the MotoGP from 2013.
Ms Bligh said it was a big development for the Queensland-based sport.
"The five year deal between V8 Supercars Australia and Circuit of the Americas is a vote of confidence for other sports and Queensland businesses looking to expand to the US," she said in a statement.
The first international V8 Supercars event was held in Shanghai in 2005 and races had since been held in Bahrain.
During the 2011 championship series, Abu Dhabi and New Zealand will host events.
V8 Supercars chairman Tony Cochrane said the US was the world's largest motorsport market, and had fully embraced the V8s.
"This is a huge deal for V8 Supercars and one that all Australians should be proud of," he said.
A date for the race is yet to be set.
Posted 03 July 2011 - 11:36 PM
Posted 15 September 2011 - 03:41 AM
I'm in Adelaide where they set up a street circuit every year and haven't missed a year from day 1!!
Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:21 AM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:41 AM
youll love it!!
I'll be there for sure. Finally some JD racing in the states again!!