Tag Archive: Armor All Gold Coast 600

Oct 21

Dan Wheldon memorial trophy unveiled at the Armor All Gold Coast 600

The Dan Wheldon Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the winning International driver this weekend.

Queensland Sport Minister, Phil Reeves joined with V8 Supercars Chairman, Tony Cochrane and a number of drivers at the Armor All Gold Coast 600 today to unveil a trophy dedicated to the memory of fallen IndyCar star, Dan Wheldon.

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Oct 19

Alex Tagliani back behind the wheel in V8 Supercars testing in Queensland

Queensland Raceway test days quoteboard – Kelly Racing

Kelly Racing LogoThe test day is a chance for drivers and teams to get ready for the Armor All Gold Coast 600 at the Surfers Paradise street circuit this weekend.

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Oct 13

Brisbane shoppers get a taste of the Armor All Gold Coast 600

TeamVodafone Holden of Jamie Whincup rumbled through the streets

Office workers and lunchtime shoppers were treated to taste of what can be expected at next week’s Armor All Gold Coast 600 when they stood metres from a random V8 Supercar pit stop in the middle of Edward Street.

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Sep 29

Five time Le Mans winner becomes Gold Coast 600 Super-sub

Dixon has elected not to come to Australia given his wife has just given birth to the couple’s first child.

With IndyCar ace, Scott Dixon ruled out of the Armor All Gold Coast 600, Stone Brothers Racing has drafted five times Le Mans 24 Hours winner and former F1 ace, Emanuele Pirro as Shane van Gisbergen’s SP Tools Racing team-mate for the October 21-23 Surfers Paradise stoush.

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Sep 19

Championships & more controversy for GC600 drivers

The Armor All Gold Coast 600 will run from October 21-23

2011-09-17In a champagne weekend for Armor All Gold Coast 600 internationals, Will Power took out the IZOD IndyCar Series Road Course Title with second behind Scott Dixon in Japan, whilst Dirk Muller and Joey Hand have been crowned American Le Mans GT Champions for BMW – building confidence ahead of the Surfers Paradise stoush – October 21-23.

(Flagworld’s photo album)

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Sep 05

Will Power settting up nicely for Gold Coast celebration

Powering on

Armor All Gold Coast 600 international driver Will Power has taken the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix IZOD IndyCar Series race and has ensured a grandstand finish to the Championship the week prior to the Gold Coast event – October 21-23.

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Aug 31

Gold Coast codes come together to mark 50 days until Armor All Gold Coast 600

October 21-23

With the AFL and NRL regular seasons coming to a close this weekend, players from the Gold Coast Titans and Suns met with leading V8 Supercar drivers – Shane van Gisbergen and Alex Davison – in Surfers Paradise today to mark the 50 day countdown until the next major sporting event on the Coast – the Armor All Gold Coast 600, October 21-23.

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Aug 23

Mixed weekend for Gold Coast Internationals in Canada and USA

Next weekend more internationals are back in action

2011-08-20_07412011-08-20_0830After a big weekend of V8 Supercars racing at the Coates Hire Ipswich 300, it was a mixed bag for several of the international drivers that are due to be in Australia for the Armor All Gold Coast 600 across October 21-23.

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Aug 10

Tony Kanaan joins Armor All Gold Coast 600 field

Kanaan will co-drive with Jason Bargwanna in the Jana Living Racing Commodore

The number of former IndyCar or Champ Car Champions at this year’s Armor All Gold Coast 600 has increased to four with Brad Jones Racing confirming Tony Kanaan as part of their squad for this year’s October 21-23 event.

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May 29

INdy 500 polesitter Alex Tagliani to return to Armor All Gold Coast 600 with Kelly Racing

“Alex is the first of a number of international stars to be named in the field for this year’s Gold Coast 600.”

100th anniversary Indianapolis 500 polesitter Alex Tagliani will race for Kelly Racing at the Armor All Gold Coast 600 this October. 

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Nov 12

Jacques Villeneuve inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

“it feels as great as actually winning.” -Jacques Villeneuve

Jacques Villeneuve - Paul DumbrellJacques VilleneuveJust weeks after his trip to the Armor All Gold Coast 600, 1997 Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve has been honoured overnight for his racing achievements and career success with an induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Statement about Beach Boys

At the Armor All Gold Coast 600 last weekend

Due to ongoing speculation surrounding the Saturday evening performance of The Beach Boys, the management team of the Armor All Gold Coast 600, which includes the 600 Sounds presented by Hard Rock musical festival, would like to unequivocally state that the performance by the Beach Boys on Saturday evening was a live performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Alex Tagliani not happy with Ingall altercation

After the pair clashed in the final race

Rock Racing driver Alex Tagliani was not pleased with V8 veteran Russell Ingall after the pair clashed in the final race of the Armor All Gold Coast 600 at the Surfers Paradise street circuit in Queensland today. The IndyCar Series pilot started from 22nd position in the #11 Rock Commodore he shared with Jason Bargwanna and the driver known as ‘Tags’ drove up to fifth place in an impressive first stint of the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Fifth position for Jacques Villeneuve and teammate Dumbrell (+result)

Spectacular racing tops off stellar Gold Coast weekend

A crowd of 58,977 spectators has enjoyed a hot day and hot racing on the streets of the Gold Coast today for the third and final day of the Armor All Gold Coast 600.  Today’s crowd brings the Event’s total tally to 170,073 fans across the three days, a result Queensland Sport Minister Phil Reeves said was spectacular. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Tagliani and Bargwanna just miss Top Ten (+result&photos)

In Gold Coast opener

Rock Racing drivers Jason Bargwanna and Alex Tagliani have narrowly missed out on a top 10 finish in the opening race of the Armor All Gold Coast 600 in Surfers Paradise, Queensland. Bargwanna was in a battle for eighth place on the final lap but at the second to last corner the #11 Rock Commodore ran low on fuel and staggered home in a still-respectable 11th place. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Jacques Villeneuve pushed around in lap one of race one down under (+result)

Frenetic racing for race one of Armor All Gold Coast 600

Day two of the Armor All Gold Coast 600 has delivered all of the breath-taking action anticipated to a crowd of 60,116 fans on the streets of the Gold Coast. The battles started from the very start of the race, with frenetic racing from start to finish ensuring the crowd was kept entertained from start to finish across the 300 kilometer, 120 lap stanza. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Tagliani on song in Gold Coast practice

At the Surfers Paradise street circuit in Queensland today

IndyCar star Alex Tagliani has performed well during practice for the Armor All Gold Coast 600 at the Surfers Paradise street circuit in Queensland today. Tagliani, who has previously finished on the podium in Champ Car competition on the Gold Coast, was pleased with his progress aboard the #11 Rock Racing Commodore during today’s four practice sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Jacques Villeneuve does well in Australia (+result)

Tagliani near the bottom of the time sheet…

Day one of the Armor All Gold Coast 600 has gotten off to a cracking start on the streets of the Gold Coast, with 50,980 fans coming through the gates for the party the Gold Coast has to have.While the racing has concluded for the day with Ford Performance Racing, the Bottle-O Racing Team and Jim Beam Racing posting the three quickest times for the combined sessions, the action for Friday is nowhere near over with Southport’s Broadwater Parklands about to fire up for the first night of 600 Sounds presented by Hard Rock. Read the rest of this entry »


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