The podium for Saturday of the Armor All Gold Coast 600
(l-r John McIntyre, Shane van Gisbergen, Garth Tander, Cameron
McConville, Andy Priaulx and Craig Lowndes)
(Photo credit – EDGE Photographics)
|Day two of the Armor All Gold Coast 600 has delivered all of the breath-taking action anticipated to a crowd of 60,116 fans on the streets of the Gold Coast.
The battles started from the very start of the race, with frenetic racing from start to finish ensuring the crowd was kept entertained from start to finish across the 300 kilometer, 120 lap stanza.
The action was kicked off spectacularly with lap one seeing all of the racers fire up right away, with many of the cars caught
Day one of the Armor All Gold Coast 600 has gotten off to a cracking start on the streets of the Gold Coast, with 50,980 fans coming through the gates for the party the Gold Coast has to have.
While the racing has concluded for the day with Ford Performance Racing, the Bottle-O Racing Team and Jim Beam Racing posting the three quickest times for the combined sessions, the action for Friday is nowhere near over with Southport’s Broadwater Parklands about to fire up for the first night of 600 Sounds presented by Hard Rock.
The music event is part of the Armor All Gold Coast 600’s Rock N Race format and will see The Only, Hook N Sling, Kid Kenobi & MC Shureshock, the Potbelleez, Static Revenger and Ian Carey all hitting the stage this evening, with entry free as part of the Armor All Gold Coast 600 event ticket.
|Champion race driver Colin Bond got reacquainted with the car that was part of Australian motorsport’s most famous moment at the Armor All Gold Coast 600 at Surfers Paradise today.
For only the second time since 1977, Bond drove the #2 Ford Falcon XC that finished second in the Bathurst 1000 33 years ago behind team-mate Allan Moffat – a moment that will be re-enacted on Sunday.
Bond, along with 10 other Australian motor racing heroes, drove at the Surfers Paradise circuit in the first of three demonstration race sessions for the popular Pirtek Australian Legends category.
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SENSATION P!NK IS THE NEW FACE OF V8 SUPERCARS AUSTRALIA
Brand new multi-million dollar TV commercial features P!nk singing her worldwide hit “Get The Party Started”
V8 Supercars Australia has proven its credentials as “The Greatest Show on Wheels” by securing international music sensation P!nk as the sport’s ambassador from 2010 through to 2012. The announcement was made at the annual Season Launch tonight, held at Stage 3, Fox Studios, where the crème de la crème of the motor sport, media and entertainment world gathered together to be the first to see the brand new commercial starring the feisty American rocker.
V8 Supercar driver Mark Winterbottom, pilot of the #5 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon, was in the Nikon SuperGP pit lane to reflect upon his weekend’s success on the Surfers Paradise streets.
Winterbottom, who claimed two prized Nikon SuperGP surfboards across the weekend despite battling a glandular illness for the past week, said the win was just the injection he needed.
“I’ve been having injections all week due to my illness but yesterday’s win was certainly the injection that I enjoyed the most,” said Winterbottom. Continue reading
Mark Winterbottom has continued his blistering form despite illness today aboard his #5 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon, coming home for the win this afternoon and finishing second in this morning’s race at the final day of racing for the 2009 Nikon SuperGP.
That makes two wins, and two runner-ups from the four 150km races this weekend for the driver who has been battling a glandular illness this week, with the points he collected – the most of any driver this weekend – elevating him to fifth in the championship.
Martin Jolly, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of IMG Asia Pacific, trackside today had the following statement to make in relation to IMG, the event and the partnership between the Queensland Government and IMG.
“IMG has been in partnership with the Queensland Government for the past 15 years and through this period has together created Australia’s biggest motorsport festival,” said Jolly.
Photo: Jason Hill
|Saturday’s first two 150km V8 Supercar races on the streets of Surfers Paradise did not disappoint today, with plenty of action on the streets of Surfers Paradise for the third day of the 2009 Nikon SuperGP.
Mark Winterbottom continued his blistering pace of yesterday by placing his #5 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon on pole after the Top Ten Shootout this morning before taking victory in the opening 150km stanza, with the Holden Racing Team pair of Garth Tander and Will Davison in third.
4 NEW V8 SUPERCAR RACES, A NEW RACE PROGRAM AND BRAND NEW CATEGORY ANNOUNCED THAT CELEBRATES AUSTRALIA’S MOTORSPORT LEGENDS!
The 2009 Nikon SuperGP will JUMP START YOUR HEART from October 22 to 25 on Queensland’s spectacular Gold Coast.
The Australian V8 Supercars Championship Series will headline the entertainment with 600km of race distance with four 150km races conducted at over 300 kilometre per hour around one of the world’s most picturesque street circuits.
The Nikon SuperGP will host Event 11 of the 2009 V8 Supercars Championship Series, as well as the Australian Legends category, the Aussie Racing Cars, Strategic Airlines Formula Ford, the Haymans Electrical MINI Challenge and a mammoth on-track entertainment program including stunt shows, burn out displays, drifting, driving challenges and driver parade laps.