IRL: Surfers Paradise video highlights

By Andy Darley

CalendarTuesday, October 28th, 2008


See Sheffield’s Justin Wilson blast past Marco Andretti, Will Power throw away a certain victory, and fellow Aussie Ryan Briscoe take the chequered flag in front of his home fans.

Briscoe held off New Zealand’s Scott Dixon to take the win as the Indy Racing League loaded 24 of its cars into an air freighter and flew them out to Australia’s gold coast for an end-of-season shindy on a street course by the beach.

If race organisers, local politicians and the IRL can’t sort out an agreement, this year’s Nikon Indy 300 could be the last race at Surfers for the foreseeable future – which would be a shame, as everyone seems to be keen for it to continue.

The problem is its traditional late-season date, which worked (just about) for Champ Car but is some seven weeks after the final points-scoring race of this year’s IRL season, where the title was settled.

But enough of the sports politics – the video is well worth a look, if for no other reason than to see the hangdog expression on Power’s face as he tries to explain a third consecutive failure to win the race after starting on pole.

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