Surfer’s Paradise Tag

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Verizon IndyCar Series team owner Bobby Rahal seems to like the potential of the series expanding internationally. The 1986 Indianapolis 500 and three-time Indy car champion turned team owner feels that going international would elevate IndyCar’s bottom line if the event well supported. He alluded to CART/Champ Car’s successful stint in Surfer’s Paradise Australia from 1991-2008 as an example of how a race was done right.  “We had tremendously successful races in Australia, Surfer’s Paradise became a huge event,” Rahal told Motorsports Tribune. “There’s aRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Author’s note: This is part of a 10-part series discussing tracks around the world that I feel would be a good fit for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The opinions here are expressed solely of the author and not necessarily of the Motorsports Tribune. International races and street races in the Verizon IndyCar Series have often been hit or miss, but one of the surefire hits was the street circuit in Surfer’s Paradise, Australia. Surfer’s Paradise was a mainstay in the CART/Champ Car calendar from 1991-2007Read More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter A private consortium in Austrialia is reportedly in talks bring the Verizon IndyCar Series back to the streets of Surfer’s Paradise, Australia as soon as next season. The Gold Coast Bulletin reported that a group as been given the green light to negotiate with INDYCAR officials as well as officials from the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship in order to bring the open wheel series back to Surfer’s Paradise for the first time since 2008. The group has the goal being a week long event with the IndyCar race being theRead More