Submit Your Questions To the Bathurst 1000 Coverage Team!

Jack Baruth
by Jack Baruth

The Bathurst 1000 is the kind of race that many American fans say they really want: big, powerful, production-based V-8 sedans running on a road course for 620 miles, as flat-out as they can. Drivers, cars, and random marsupials are all sacrificed on the altar of Victory herself. This year, SPEED will be covering it on October 8th at 7pm EST.

The members of the SPEED team covering the race (Leigh Duffy, Darrell Waltrip, and Mike Joy) claim to be recently made aware of big fans of TTAC and its reader community. Towards that end, they’ve agreed to answer your questions on-air regarding the race in particular and V8 Supercars in general. Ask them below… and click the jump to see what SPEED gave me for pimping this event!

I’m pleased to announce that, in exchange for building awareness of V-8 Supercars in America, SPEED found a brand-new, leftover Pontiac G8 GXP six-speed and gave it to me, free of charge, to drive, I mean, test, for a year!

Just kidding.

They didn’t give me shit. Nor did they comp TTAC in any way. But I do think that this is a fun way to get your name on TV and find something out about the cars that you didn’t already know.

My question for the team will be:

Do you guys think a well-prepped Sprint Cup road-course car and a competent driver could finish the race on the lead lap? If not, how far behind or ahead would it be?

Enter yours below!

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  • Pacificpom2 Pacificpom2 on Oct 08, 2011

    I think the Ford engines are Coyote based. But the underpinnings are pure Ford Oz. Nothing under the bum of a Mustang (because thats the only rwd car Ford NA makes) comes close to a Falcon's full independant rear end. But don't wish for any Ford Oz product crossing the ocean. (1) Oz $ is still to close to the US$, (2) Ford NA will never approve of a LHD version of the Falcon, it would show up the local offerings and (3) Ford NA is killing off the Falcon after 2015 and replacing it with the Taurus. MInd you the Falcon sales have nose dived this last year when you are down to 40% of last years sales, it's time to close the shop and go home.

  • G-Force G-Force on Oct 08, 2011

    You guys know that the V8 Supercars series is coming to the States in 2013, right?’s-bigger-in-texas/tabid/70/newsid/11406/default.aspx Do you think it will get a similar tribal response from the fans (ie. Ford vs GM) as it does in Australia?

  • Outback_ute Outback_ute on Oct 10, 2011

    They did race NASCARs in support races a few times back in the 90's, the fastest lap was by Jim Richards with 2:18.10 which is a good 6+ seconds off what the V8Supercars were running then, and he is a great driver in as fast a car as was running over here back then. No doubt a top US car would be a bit quicker, but you also have to consider the lack of brakes as a real disadvantage. Even with the frequent intervention of Safety Cars, 8 in this years race, I don't think that would be enough to stay on the lead lap. How did the telecast go? I only saw the DW ride laps, do you all find that as cringeworthy as I did? Eg the whole "I'm dyin'..."

  • Timmruss Timmruss on Oct 12, 2011

    Jack will you be attending Rennsport union at Monterey this weekend? Timm