5 top event every motor racing fan must visit

Everyone I thought I would talk about the 5 top events every motor racing fan must visit the list want be in any order like from my most favourite event to my favourite event it just my opinion.

My first one would have to be the Indianapolis 500 as this is one of the biggest motor racing events in the world. The reason I have chosen this event is because it is one of the biggest race in the Indy cars calendar and like all Indy car drivers they would like to win every race but this has to be the main race they would like to win. The Indianapolis 500 has been happening since 1911 and it is held every year on Memorial Day weekend which is in late May. If you watch at least one race you will notice the cars aren’t like other types of cars they are open-wheeled like in Formula one.

My Second one would have top be the Monaco GP which is happening this weekend at the time of me posting this. Like the Indianapolis 500 this is a race all the F1 drivers would like to win and all the F1 drivers look at when the fixture is released to see when the Monaco GP is so they can get ready for it. The race has been a part of the F1 Calendar since 1929 and the person that has one the most race there is the late and Great Ayrton Senna with 6 race wins there. Also, like the Indy cars these race cars are open-wheeled.

 

My third Event is the Bathurst 1000 it is the second race of the enduro series the V8 supercars have every year and like all the Supercars Drivers say if they can’t win a championship they would like to win a Bathurst 1000. This race has been happening since 1960 and there has only ever been one person to win the race a record 9 times and that is the late and great Peter Brock he was nicknamed the king of the Mountain after he won it for the ninth time it is the longest race on the Calendar and it can last from anywhere from 6 hours all the way up to almost 7 hours. They race for a trophy named after Peter Brock now and the first ever person to win that trophy was Peter apprentice Craig Lowndes which was Craig Second ever Bathurst win in 2006. Like Nascar these cars weigh about a tonne and cost about $300,000 dollars so you don’t want the drivers to crash the cars as that is a lot of money to fix it.

My fourth Event is the Daytona 500 which is the first event on the Nascar Calendar they have been racing here since 1959 and it has been won more times in a Chevrolet then any other car and Richard Petty has won it a total of 7 time. When the Nascar season has finished all the drivers know that the first race on the new season is going to be at Daytona and they can’t wait to get back into their cars and start the new season. Like in the V8 supercars they weigh about a tonne and these cost about the same almost $300,000 to race.

My final event would have to be one of the longest and toughest in the world and that would have to the Le mans 24 hour the first race was held back in 1923 and the time to get around the track then was a nine minute 39 second the time it take to go around the circuit now is a three minute 14 second which is pretty quick around a track that is 13.626 (8.467 Miles) there is one driver that has one the race a total of nine time and he is called Tom Kristensen and also he type of car that has one to most races is a Porsche at 19 race. The type of cars they race around range from Toyota all the way BMW m3 most of the cars have three drivers but you can have up to four drivers .

Thank for reading my post and I would like to hear your feedback and see if you have any other events that aren’t on the list that motor racing fans should visit.

until next time
kieran

Your Hero Growing up

Everyone I thought I would ask you a question that shouldn’t be too hard for you to answer.

My question to you all is who is or was your hero growing up? What did they do or what made you want to do the same as they did.

My Hero growing up and still is to this day is Craig Lowndes, the reason Craig Lowndes is my hero is because of how much he has achieved in Motorsport when he started racing in the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1996 only aged 22 winning his first Championship in that year. Then winning a second Championship only two years later in 1998 he then went back to back winning another Championship in 1999 making it a career total of 3 Championships won in 4 years. He has also won the Bathurst 1000 a total of 6 times to date and the Bathurst 12 hour twice. Lowndes didn’t win his second Bathurst 1000 until 10 years after his first one and that was in 2006 and he then went on to win three in a row.
At the time of me posting this he has just done his 650th start in a Supercars race and he is the only person to have done that so far. I reckon if he continues until the end of next year he will get to 700 race starts. But I’m think if he continues until the end of 2021 he will hopefully get to his race car number which is 888.

Craig Lowdnes is very much loved by the fans and he will take out his own time to have a chat with you to see how you are going and he will give you a signature if you asked him nicely. I went to the Adelaide 500 earlier this year and I asked him nicely if I could have a quick photo and he said sure you can see the photo of me and him below.

Check out the vintage Craig Lowndes footage below

Thanks for reading and I hoped you enjoyed reading about my Hero I would like to hear about your favourite hero hear and why they are you hero
Until next time
Kieran

Whats Your Favourite Sport or Sports

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Everyone I thought I would do another post asking what you favourite thing is, this time I thought about asking what your favourite sports are and why. I have a couple of sports that are my enjoy but my favourite sport that I like is Motorsport.

The reason Motorsport is my favourite sport is because you just don’t see one race the same every time you watch a race you might see that it has no safety cars or you might see another race where there are a lot of safety cars.

You will see different drivers in each variation of motorsport, yearly you can see drivers and teams leave the sport and also see some new drivers and teams come in, In some variations you might also see some past drivers from the sport come back part time and do enduro type events. For example in Australia Mark Skaife finished up in the V8 Supercars as a full-time driver but came back and drove in the Enduros of which the V8 Supercars have three races each season  Sandown,  Bathurst and the third at the Gold Coast. On his return Mark Skaife competed in this enduro races with his long time friend Craig Lowndes

I was very happy when I heard Mark was going to race with Craig as Mark was one of my favourite drivers at the time and Craig is my favourite driver ever. I think Craig will do the same as what Mark did when he retires and continue racing in the enduros and race with either Jamie Whincup or Shane Van Gisbergen as they should still be driving when he retires full time from driving.

The next sport on my list of sports I enjoy is AFL, between the teams the players abilities and coaching styles vary significantly causing considerable variations in each game watched. In one match a team could win by a big margin against one opponent and the next game they might have very nail bitting game no matter where the teams fall on the ladder but just due to how the teams match up.

Basketball is another sport I really get into, my favourite Basketball team is the Utah Jazz and I was very happy to see Donovan Mitchell I really rate him highly due to how quick and versatile he is. With him being able to help out his team mates where ever he can. You don’t always see that team first attitude in some of the players in the NBA. Why I like basketball is because if you want to you can go out and play with a friend or group of friends and put a pick up game together really easy.

Thanks for reading this post and it hopefully its help you guys understand me a bit more, why I like these certain sports. As always I would like to hear about what your favourite sports or sport are and why you like them.

Until next time Kieran

My Adelaide 500 Experience

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Everyone with the Australian GP this weekend and the first time the supercars will be going for Championship points. I thought I will talk about my experience at the Adelaide 500. It was the 20th anniversary of the event and was only my second ever time going to the event. I bought a four-day pass so I would get a better chance at seeing drivers or other categories that would happen over the weekend.

On the Thursday I thought I would spend most of my time just walking around seeing if I could get some photos with drivers or cars that were on display I first found the 20 years of cars display which it was showing 20 cars that have raced around on the circuit you can see some of the cars down below cars that have raced around the circuit some of the cars even won one or a couple of races on the circuit


After I look at the 20 years of cars display I walk and got a pit paddock pass which means ii could get into the pit paddock to look in the garages of all the teams that are racing I thought this would be my best chance of getting photos of some drivers. I was only able to get a couple of drivers on the Thursday which were Rick Kelly, Andre heimgartner, Nick Percat and David Reynolds. And the pictures of me with them are below

So, after that I went and took a look at where I was seating and the Porsche Carrera cup was about to come on, I was very happy for that because that is one of my favourite support categories I thought this would be a good chance of getting a picture of where I was sitting and how close I could see the cars on track.

My Friday was a little bit different because I already bought my pit paddock pass I thought I would go straight to the pit paddock and see if I could get anymore photos of drivers of media personality I saw Roland Dane which is the team Principle for the Triple 888 race engineering team which holds the Red Bull Holden Racing team and Autobarn Lowndes racing. So, I thought this would be a good chance at getting a photo with and he was so nice that he said yeah.

I walked down farther in the pit paddock and saw Garry Rogers I asked him if I could get a photo and he said yeah it was his first photo of the new supercars season so I was very happy that I asked him for the photo.

After that I continued more up the pit paddock and Erebus Motorsport had displayed the Peter Brock trophy because they won the Bathurst 1000 the previous season and I took a photo of that because I had never seen the trophy up close the reason it was there is because Peter Brock was a man of the people and they wanted all the fans of the sport that are going to the events this year to see the trophy which they are taking to every event for the fans to see it up close.

why I was taking a photo of the trophy I saw Matt white which is a tv presenter for Channel ten which was broadcasting the event and I asked if I could grab a quick photo and he said yes. I was very happy with that being my third photo of the day and I had only been there for an hour.

When I was walking back down the pit paddock I saw Craig Lowndes and I got my phone ready to get my photo with him and I did he was very happy to meet me because I was wearing his team shirt and it was his first photo of the day from one of his fans.

After I finished taking my photo with him I saw Jamie Whincup and I just asked him if I could get a quick photo and he said sure thing.

I just walked down the pit paddock again to see if I could get any more photos with drivers I wasn’t able to because some were in the garage looking at how the cars were for practise and then I saw Greg Murphy which is an ex-driver but now a pit presenter for fox sports I asked if I could get his photo and he said sure.

Whem I was walking to go to my seat I saw Scott McLaughlin then I saw Dick Johnson and then Fabian Coulthard. Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard drive in the DJR team Pensike team with Dick Johnson being the team Principle

After I got back to my seat I just watch the support categories for the rest of the day.

On the Saturday I thought I could go see if I could try and get some more photos with some drivers and I was luckily to meet Michael Caruso and then I saw Chaz Mostert and I got a photo which each of them.

When I was just walk back down to my seat I thought I would look at the red bull team merchandise tent which is next to the Autobarn Lowndes racing team tent and I saw Shane van Gisbergen

There was not much else I did on Saturday I just watch all the support Categories and the first race of the new Supercars season, which was won by Shane van Gisbergen.

 

The final day of the Adelaide 500 was good aswell I got there early to see some other things I hadn’t in the previous day when I got there the were just opening the tent where the Hot rods were for the driver parade and I got a photo of all of them I was happy looking at these cars because you don’t see them on the road anymore.

Thanks for reading this post also if you have any experiences of Motorsport event please write them in the comment so I can see what other peoples experiences