That’s right! The Australian V8 Supercars Championship Series is returning to the US airwaves beginning next season following a three-year deal with Speed TV. …yeah, that’s the bummer part of it. We have to wait until next year, but at least we have a great series to watch over the next off-season. NASCAR should take note, the Aussies do stock car racing properly and with MODERN fuel-injected V8s, a proper racing engine!
Here’s an excerpt from their press release:
V8 Supercars Australia Executive Chairman, Tony Cochrane, said the deal was a huge milestone in the ongoing and rapid success of V8 Supercars and its international recognition.
“This is a fantastic and exciting relationship for V8 Supercars,” he said.
“There is no question that SPEED in North America is the foremost network with regards to motorsport coverage and is the pinnacle platform in our sport; to be held in such regard by this highly professional organisation is a great testament to the quality of our television coverage and our racing.
“Each year we build our international presence and our TV reach next season will go to in excess of 135 customer countries in varied forms of live, delayed and packaged highlights.
“We are delighted to announce that the coverage will commence with next week’s Sydney Telstra 500 being shown on SPEED over the weekend of December 12 and 13 in North America as a taste of what North American fans can view all of next season.
“I would like to thank David Hill personally and the entire FOX Sports and SPEED teams for showing their great faith in V8 Supercars.
“This is the first of many new international TV announcements that will be rolled out between now and our opening event at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi next year.”
This isn’t the first time that SpeedTV/Speedvision has carried the Aussie V8s, but always before it was in tape-delayed syndication. Not sure what the series is all about? Check out their website at http://www.v8supercars.com.au/ The V8 Supercar Championship Series is a series for factory branded and backed silhouette cars running short to mid-length endurance races on the road and street courses around Australia. Check out some videos of this year’s season. Once you do, I’m sure you’ll be just as excited about the series as I am!