Hot On-Track Action and Temps Mark V8 Supercars Austin 400 Event at Circuit of the Americas™
Circuit of The Americas gave U.S. motorsports fans their first taste of V8 Supercars’ mad scramble, bumper-to-bumper style of racing, as Australia’s most popular motorsport made its debut on U.S. soil at the new world-class sports and entertainment complex in Central Texas May 17-19 during the V8 Supercars Austin 400. Attendance for the three-day event, which was marked by record temperatures in the mid-90s, was 68,891. Approximately nine percent of fans who purchased tickets in advance of the race came from Australia to watch their Supercars heroes compete under the red-hot Texas sun. Circuit of The Americas sold tickets to the event in more than 30 states, including Texas.
“We would like to thank our fans, employees and vendors; the V8 Supercars series managers, teams and drivers; the Pirelli World Championship family; and our incredibly accommodating host city of Austin for helping us stage another spectacular event,” Circuit President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Sexton said. “V8 Supercars lived up to its billing for dynamic racing and a fan-friendly environment—and we had some die-hard fans here given the very warm temperatures. Our Australian visitors were good sports and loads of fun, and we’re glad that people from around the world had a chance to visit Central Texas and our new state-of-the art facility.”