V8 Supercars’ Winterbottom Gives Thumbs Up To CoTA

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Today Circuit of The Americas (C0TA) welcomed a racing star from the Australian-based series, V8 Supercars. His name is Mark “Frosty” Winterbottom.  He came to learn about Austin, went around the CoTA circuit at speed in a Mustang GT (from turns 5 thru 12) & shared his impressions of Austin & CoTA for journalists.  The popular Aussie driver gave a ringing endorsement to the almost completed facility.

Mark 'Frosty' Winterbottom, pausing during his test drive at speed at CoTA (at Turn 11 apex) - Courtesy of GlobeNewswire.com

Above you can see Mark (& the Mustang GT – sweet!) at the apex of Turn 11 at CoTA.  Here’s a quote from Mark that says it all:

The circuit’s topography, including the dramatic changes in elevation, will make for some really fun racing and a great show for fans,” Winterbottom said. “While I didn’t get to drive the full circuit, the sequence of turns I did sample were fantastic, and I can’t wait to come back and take a lap around the finished racecourse. Circuit of The Americas will be a welcome addition to our future V8 Supercar line-up!

Here’s a quick, but in-depth interview with Mark from Speed City by Jon Massengale – ENJOY!

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For those of you fans of Wild Bubba’s Wild Game Grill, here’s a shot of Mark enjoying a burger (found later it was Antelope).  This was from before he ventured onto the track at CoTA.  You can tell he has great taste eating at Wild Bubba’s!

V8 Supercars driver Mark 'Frosty' Winterbottom enjoying a burger at Wild Bubba's Wild Game Grill

The nickname, “Frosty” comes from the Disney – PIXAR movie character in Cars 2.  Mark lent his voice to be that of Frosty.

"Frosty" from Disney movie Cars 2 - voiced by Mark Winterbottom

But here’s a shot at speed of Mark, at speed, in the actual Ford Falcon racer he campaigns in the V8 Supercars series.  You can see that this is an action-filled racing series!

Mark Winterbottom rounds a bend racing at Hidden Valley - June 2012 - Courtesy of Mark Horsburgh Edge Photographics via AAP

And what of this rumor that V8 Supercars would like to tie the Austin/CoTA race visit in the Spring of 2013 with another back-to-back race in Mexico City?  There are some talks going on to have an racing event at the famed Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit.  That would be very interesting & great for ALL the fans!

2005 NASCAR Busch Series race in Mexico City

Racing Ready had been invited to attend this media introduction & I was all set to go!  Unfortunately, issues at work prevented me from attending.  I had a slew of good questions to ask & not just concerning V8 Supercars.  I will push on regardless to get onsite at Circuit of The Americas & get the questions both you & I know we want answered. For more info please visit : http://www.usedalloywheels.org.uk.

Dan

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