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 |  Mar 20 2013, 3:29 PM

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28 of Australia’s V8 Supercars will be competing in the first-ever U.S. V8 Supercars race on May 17-19 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, and they have just begun arriving in the States.

The V8 Supercars Austin 400 will be raced on the 2.3-mile National Circuit at the Circuit of the Americas and those attending will see the likes of V8 Supercars from Ford, Holden, Nissan, and Mercedes-Benz. The V8 Supercars will compete in four 62-mile sprints with two races on Saturday and Sunday, preceded by a qualifying session each morning.

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The V8 Supercars Series is Australia’s premiere form of motorsports, and has garnered quite a bit of attention in America thanks to coverage on the SPEED network and online.

Three-day tickets to the event start at $69 and can be purchased online. Children under 12 are admitted free with a parent or guardian.

“The series has a remarkable overseas following and a solid fan base here in the United States,” said Steve Sexton, Circuit of the Americas President. “The charismatic teams and drivers put on a great show, and with 28 cars fighting it out on track, the series offers the kind of rough-and-tumble competition that keeps race fans on the edge of their seats.”