October 24, 2002

The V8 Supercars roar again!: This time, with support races from the CART Indy cars. The Honda Indy 300 is my second favourite race of the season, being held in my home town and the only round where I have a real chance to see them in action. I won't make it this year, but will be watching the TV with all my windows open to try and hear some of that lovely noise. The off-track action provides something for everyone as well.

posted by dg to other at 07:31 AM - 2 comments

OK, so it isn't a sport played with a ball on american soil, but there are lots of US drivers competing here in a US-based world championship, if that helps ;-) Actually, they tried NASCAR as a support category in this event for a few years, but the cars were not capable of handling the tough street circuit and the drivers got all wimpy if a little bit of rain fell, so they moved to the local touring car categories and never looked back.

posted by dg at 07:31 PM on October 24, 2002

The event managed to bring the only rain we have had in weeks, in the middle of the worst drought in recorded history in this region. Jason Bargwana won the round in his Valvoline/Cummins sponsored Holden Commodore, with Craig Lowndes taking second in the 00 Motorsport Ford Falcon and Greg Murphy bringing the K-Mart Commodore home third, amidst numerous controversial drive-through penalties for drivers over-using kerbs on the very tight street circuit. Oh, and some guy called Mario Dominguez won the CART race, if anyone cares about wanna-be F1 cars. Full results here.

posted by dg at 07:18 PM on October 27, 2002

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