Australian V8 Supercars Heading to Texas: May 17-19, 2013

Australian V8 Supercars Heading to Texas: May 17-19, 2013

Next year, the V8 Supercar Series will be heading to America for the first time ever in its storied history. The event will take place from May 17th to the 19th next year at Circuit of the Americas’ new Texas circuit.

The V8 Supercars race will be on the same weekend as the NASCAR All-Star event in Charlotte and falls one week before the Indianapolis 500. Tickets for the Austin, Texas event will go on sale on October 16th and will range in price from $83 to $275.

“The Austin circuit is coming together beautifully and will offer our teams and drivers fabulous facilities from which to compete – and one of the most challenging road courses ever designed,” said V8 Supercars CEO David Malone. “We’re delighted to showcase Australia’s premier motorsport category at first-class venue and in a national marketplace with a healthy appetite for top-notch auto racing and family friendly entertainment.”

The rest of the 2013 V8 Supercar Series schedule will be revealed within the next two weeks.

[Source: Speedcafe]

  • FordV8Supercar

    In 2013 the V8 Supercars will go under the Car Of The Future regulations, so the cars will weigh 200kg less, have new 18″ wheels, a common floorpan and cage system, limited-slip differential and now any car manufacturer can take part. Nissan are joining Kelly Racing with the new Altima, and Mercedes-Benz (via Erebus Motorsport) will also be in partnership with Stone Brothers Racing to compete with their E-Class sedans. No word yet on what sort of engine the Mercs will run, but the Nissans will be running a 5-Litre racing V8 that originates from the Nissan R35 GTR GT1 race car, enlarged and redesigned for V8 Supercar COTF regulations.

  • Craft_4

    Actually The V8 the Nissan will be using is used in the Gt1 class but doesn’t originate from there and it wont be enlarged, but reduced in capacity.
    Hey I get your a ford fan and are used to getting it wrong