GOOD CHARLOTTE BROTHERS RIDE IN JACK DANIEL'S V8 SUPERCARS AT PHILLIP ISLAND Good Charlotte rockers Joel and Benji Madden have kick-started their Australian promotional tour with a flying hot lap aboard Todd and Rick Kelly's Jack Daniel's ...
GOOD CHARLOTTE BROTHERS RIDE IN JACK DANIEL'S V8 SUPERCARS AT PHILLIP ISLAND
Good Charlotte rockers Joel and Benji Madden have kick-started their Australian promotional tour with a flying hot lap aboard Todd and Rick Kelly's Jack Daniel's V8 Supercars at Phillip Island today.
The Madden brothers, who are part of American pop-punk band Good Charlotte, were today hosted by V8 Supercar siblings Todd and Rick Kelly at the famous Phillip Island circuit, reaching speeds up to 290km/h (180mph) strapped into the passenger seat of the Kelly brothers' Jack Daniel's Commodores.
"I'm sure not many people get to do that in their life time," said Joel Madden.
"This was one of the coolest things I have ever done. I've never been that fast before, those things really fly. When you are on stage it's good adrenalin but you're more in control. In the car I was pretty much just holding on, I would love to do it again."
Todd and Rick Kelly currently compete in the V8 Supercar Championship Series for Jack Daniel's Racing and were at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit as part for their preparations for the L&H 500 Phillip Island on September 10-12.
With both the Jack Daniel's Commodores at the circuit, the brothers couldn't help but engage in some harmless brother rivalry.
"I had Benji with me and he was really enjoying it so we put in a couple of real fast laps to try and ensure Todd didn't give Joel a quicker experience," laughs Rick Kelly.
Joel and Benji Madden are in Australia to promote their new single 'Like it's her birthday' and new album 'Cardiology' due for release on November 2.
"They are both great guys, I think secretly they are adrenalin junkies, taking people like that for a spin is really enjoyable," said Todd Kelly.
The V8 Supercars 'Greatest Show on Wheels' heads to Phillip Island on September 10-12 to begin the hugely anticipated 'Season of Endurance' for the L&H 500 Phillip Island.
A challenging new race format, preventing full-time Championship Series drivers from pairing together in the same car, is expected to deliver some thrilling racing.
This year the event is also offering on-site camping for fans wanting to get amongst the action-packed race weekend.
-source: kelly racing