NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip has seen and done it all in his racing career. Or has he? The three-time Sprint Cup champion got the opportunity to ride shotgun in a V8 Supercar this past weekend in Australia. Waltrip was in the land down under to call the Bathurst 1000 race.
Waltrip strapped in with Jason Bright, driver for Team BOC, and took a lap around Mount Panorama. The “track” is actually public roads, many of which have homes with gates just off the course. The course is 4 miles long and its highlights include a varying degree of incline throughout.
Starting at the start-finish line, the track is generally viewed in three sections; It starts with the short pit straight. Its then followed by a tight left turn into the long, steep mountain straight; Then comes the tight, narrow section across the top of the mountain (itself is the second section). It then concludes with the long, downhill section of Conrod Straight with the fast Chase (and the turn back onto pit straight).
Strap in and ride along with D.W. in a V8 Supercar in the video below