Four Races For V8 Supercars In Austin
AUSTIN, Texas – When Australia’s V8 Supercar Championship heads to Austin, Texas, in May to race at Circuit of the Americas, fans will have plenty of action to enjoy.
Both days of the Austin 400 weekend schedule will include a pair of qualifying sessions following by two 62 mile (100km) races. The dramatic sprint race distances are set to provide plenty of action as teams fight it out for precious championship points.
“We want to put on an unforgettable show for Americans to remember,” V8 Supercars CEO David Malone said. “Our aggressive style of racing is enormously popular in the states courtesy of our coverage on the SPEED network and online. There is a very large following amongst fans and U.S.-based categories, particularly the teams and drivers of NASCAR and IndyCar.
“As Australia’s premier motorsport category U.S. fans will be entertained and can expect the unexpected when 28 cars take to one of the world’s most challenging road courses ever designed.”
To ensure the battle at the front of the pack is even tighter, the V8 Supercar teams will contest the four races over the 2.3-mile National Circuit. Short races, plus a short circuit should result in plenty of door-to-door action. The cars are not expected to return to Australia in the same pristine condition that they will arrive in.
“We go out there and race hard, if it means bending a few panels here and there then so be it, I am sure fans won’t be disappointed. Everyone is out there to prove a point and take home that very first V8 Supercars Austin 400 trophy,” said reigning series champion Jamie Whincup.
“The Circuit of The Americas has been compared to Bathurst and if that is anything to go by, then people are going to love the action that is sure to unravel over the weekend. I can’t wait; it’s going to be an amazing experience.”