Supercars Greatest finishes

Everyone I was just looking around on youtube for the video of the week but I found something that I thought could be a post just on its own

The video I found – Supercars Greatest finishes is below, you will notice there are two parts

My favourite finish would have to be in the second video, the Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander battle at Bathurst in 2011. Craig was trying to win Bathurst for a fifth time in just six years and Garth’s third time winning at the mountain and his second in just three years. One of the big stories here was that Garth Tanders driving partner Nick Percat was driving in V8 supercars for the first time and went on to become one of the very few to win on there first drives.

The footage following the Craig and Garth battle is Craig and Jamie with team Vodafone finishing 1-2 it reminds me of the Allan Moffat and Colin Bond one-two in 1977 because how many times would you see two teams finish one and two in a major race like Bathurst, not that often you would see it in other races with team mates finishing one and two or if the team has three cars a one-two-three, there is still more then 15 races left in the 2018 season and I’m pretty sure there are going to be some more close hard fought battles so there may just be later in the future a third instalment of  Supercars Greatest Battles.

I would like to know what you favourite Battle is and what makes that battle stand out for you.

Maybe I might find a Supercars crash compilations and that will be this week video of the week to follow on from this post.

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

Kieran’s Dream goals

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Everyone I thought I would tell you about what some of my dream goals to achieve are.
My dream car to drive or own is a Mclaren 650s you can see a picture of it below


I would like to go the home of cricket Lords and watch a cricket match and also while I’m in England go to Old Trafford in Manchester and watch Manchester United play as they are my favourite Soccer team in the world.

I would like to go to every Formula 1 race circuit and I would like to start with Singapore as it’s my favourite Formula 1 circuit and end with Melbourne as that’s my home Formula 1 race.

I would like to go to every super cars event in Australia and New Zealand I have been to Adelaide and you can check out my post on my experience my Adelaide 500 experience here the next track I would like to go to is Tasmania as that is my favourite Super Cars circuit one of the circuit’s that I need to do is Bathurst but I would like to go up there for a whole event and feel the atmosphere of other Supercars fans.

I would like to go over to America and watch a Utah Jazz game as they are my favourite NBA team and while I’m there go and watch an NFL game and a MLB game both of these games will need to be in New York as my favourite NFL team is the Giants and my favourite MLB team is the Yankees

Thanks for reading I would like to know some of dream goals that you want to achieve and why you want to achieve them, I would also like to know what some of you favourite sports teams and arenas or stadiums are in the world. My favourite Arena or Stadium in the world would have to be the Adelaide oval as I’m from Adelaide but I’m also there every second week watch an event.

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