The V8 Supercar season opener will have some added entertainment in 2015.
The Clipsal 500 has been a part of the V8 Supercar calendar since 1999 and next year, fans attending the event will get a special treat. The street course is known for creating a lot of action, but that's going to multiplied exponentially next time around.
The high-intensity, high-flying action Formula Off-Road presents is going outside of North America for the first time come 2015 in a new milestone for the series. Competitors will head to Adelaide, Australia for the V8 Supercar season-opening Clipsal 500. Any Aussies and Kiwis in attendance are in for quite a show.
Series history and growth
NASCAR race winner and Baja 1000 champion Robby Gordon revived Mickey Thompson's stadium off-road racing concept back in 2012. It is a bit of a cousin to the TORC and LOOR series. This new form of extreme truck racing has seen a notable growth in popularity since its inception and has been run as a support event for a number of IndyCar races. It was even added to the X-Games earlier this year.
These powerful 600bhp machines race both on dirt and asphalt on circuits fitted with temporary jumps.