Australian V8 Supercar races are coming to the U.S. in 2013, and here's another look at what you might be able to expect at the end of six hours of racing.

This time, rookie veteran Garth Tander, who shared race duties with rookie Nick Percat, in a ragged Holden has to hold off veteran Craig Lowndes in a slightly better car if Tander is going to win, and... well, you'll just have to flip past the jump for the last few laps to find out. If you like racing at all, it'll be worth it.


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      Duane
      • 3 Years Ago
      What NASCAR should have been!!!
      mbukukanyau
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is real cars racing, forget F1 and Forget NASCAR.. this is it friends.. and of course Le Mans GT Series
        Kris
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        Every touring cars championship is real racing. Check out WTCC or even better BTCC.What the Australians made is they took the European idea of touring cars racing and combined it with the American idea of big V8 and they made one of the best championships in the world indeed!
      Adam
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesome aint it!
      KaiserWilhelm
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesome racing...but WOW what a fantastic race track!
      Gary Lamphear
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can't wait for this to hit our shores. Not this excited since CanAm at the Glen. Real cars, real racing, no more robo cars of tomorrow crap.
      itissomuchbs
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh Pontiac G8... you look so beautiful
      htay9500
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is what racing is about.
      brandon
      • 3 Years Ago
      So glad that you guys in the states are going to enjoy our V8 Supercars, but there is a slight correction for this article. Garth Tander is not a rookie. In fact, he started in V8 Supercars in 1998 (when the series first started). To date he has 167 starts, 13 of them at Bathurst. Including this years win, he has 3 Bathurst 1000 race wins. http://www.v8supercars.com.au/tabid/100/drivertab464/2/seasonseriesdriverid/1522/default.aspx#Driver The rookie you are referring to is Nick Percat who Garth shared the car with through out the race, not to detract from Nick's achievement, but it was Garth who drove the final stint.
      Levi Shearer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Garth Tander is no Rookie, He has been one of top drivers in the championship for a number of years, and I think this is his third Bathurst win he has also won tghe Championship once. No mean feat, this is a very competitive championship, with the feild often within a second of each other. However his co-driver Nick Percat was a rookie the first to win the race in some 30 years, he did an awesome job keeping up to the pace a delivering a relatively straight car to Tander despite a scrape against the wall. You Americans really need to check out this series when it comes your way, it often produces stunning racing
        Phil T
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Levi Shearer
        The last rookie to win out the mountain prior to Nick was Jacky Ickx in 1977. A 6 time LeMans winner and very good F1 driver. In that year IndyCar drivers Johnny Rutherford and Janet Guthrie also competed, qualifying 26th, but Rutherford crashed out on lap 13 at the top of skyline. The track was even scarier then.
      harbour
      • 3 Years Ago
      That second paragraph exhibits the ability of AB to report since the master AOL took over. Throw a bunch of words at the page, and forget anything about the truth, Inept fools.
      DrEvil
      • 3 Years Ago
      Watched the race over the weekend. Wow!! real production based cars on a road course, what a concept. While watching the race, it crossed my mind to ask why Chrysler is not also down under delivering some of that HEMI goodness? Not that it is a problem, but I would to something other than Holdens and Fords in this series. Mr. Marchionne, Ford and GM has had this market to themselves for too long, I'm sure the Aussies would mind some Mopar magic.
        DrEvil
        • 3 Years Ago
        @DrEvil
        Mr. Marchionne, Ford and GM has had this market to themselves for too long, I'm sure the Aussies wouldn't mind some Mopar magic.
      snap_understeer_ftw
      • 3 Years Ago
      Garth Tander is still a rookie?! I guess it takes more than 167 races to be considered a rookie no more in a series
        FSLIV
        • 3 Years Ago
        @snap_understeer_ftw
        His co-driver is the rookie
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