Move over Nascar! Here come the Aussie V8s !
June 28, 2011 - 5:32PM Drive.com
Drive.com article continues hereSpeculation is firming that V8 Supercars will burn fuel in United States’ famous oil state of Texas. Australia’s V8 Supercar series is heading for the land of 10-gallon hats and JR Ewing.
The local touring car championship is believed to be on the verge of announcing it will race in Texas – the US state made famous by the 1980s television oil drama Dallas.
The Holden and Ford teams will race at an all-new race track in Texas’s capital, Austin, called the Circuit of the Americas. The venue is already confirmed as the stage for a Formula One United States Grand Prix from 2012 and a round of MotoGP bike races from 2013.
V8 Supercars boss Tony Cochrane has made no secret of his desire to expand the series’ appeal beyond Australia. In recent years there have been rounds held in the Middle East and China, in addition to closer neighbour New Zealand.
Look forward to action like this: