V8 Supercars in action. Photo via V8 Supercars.
Clear your calendars for May 17-19, 2013, as that's when the V8-powered, door-bashing, a-whole-lot-like-NASCAR-turned-road-racing Aussie series will be making its way to the U.S.
"The series features great competition from a wonderfully colorful collection of teams and drivers, who enhance their on-track action with great personalities and storylines," said COTA president Steve Sexton.
Indeed. Personalities as big as and drivers as fast as well-known NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose, who once raced in the V8 Supercars series, taking the series championship in 2003 and 2004.
Tickets for the race start at $69 for general admission, with three-day reserved seating from $83-275--everyman prices for an everyman series.
For an unforgettable take on what V8 Supercars are really like, translated through the eyes of a meat-and-potatoes American NASCAR man (Darrell Waltrip), check out the video above, featuring a ridealong with Jason Bright in a V8 Supercar at Mount Panorama in 2011.