JC and Big Dell Kick Off in Austin

  • 12/05/2013
  • By V8 Supercars
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Wendell ‘The Big Dell’ Sailor has made the journey to Austin, to safely deliver the Chrysler 300 SRT8 Pedders STP Safety Car.  Arriving in Texas at the Circuit of the Americas, where the Australian V8 Supercars will compete in the first North American Championship race, the Austin 400, next weekend. 

Before delivering the Chrysler, Dell – along with fellow Aussie, V8 Supercar driver James Courtney – will tour downtown Austin in a V8 Supercar convoy.

The cavalcade will mimic the formation of the V8 Supercar starting grid, with Dell ‘on pole’ behind the wheel of the Chrysler 300 SRT8 Pedders STP Safety Car. He will be accompanied by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vince Young, while 2010 V8 Supercar Champion James Courtney will follow with local Texas Longhorns star Errick "Ricky" Williams.

Chrysler Australia’s association with V8 Supercars couldn’t be a more perfect partnership with the brand back on home turf at the Austin 400.

“The Austin 400 allows us promote our association with the Australian V8 Supercar Championship on Chrysler’s homeground, ” said Mark McCraith, Director of Marketing for Fiat Chrysler Group Australia.

“What better location than Texas to continue to showcase the power of the 6.4-litre Hemi V8 in the Chrysler 300 SRT8,” he added.

The exclusive display of the Chrysler 300 SRT8, driver ability and motoring excellence will officially welcome Australian V8 Supercars to Austin and celebrate the American heritage of the Chrysler brand (with a splash of Aussie fun along the way).

James Courtney and Texas NFL Greats

Chrysler 300SRT8 – Official Supplier of the Pedders Safety and Course Cars of the V8 Supercars Championship

The potent and evocative-sounding Chrysler 300 SRT8s will be at each event leading the pack with its new 6.4-litre Hemi V8 engine, making it one of the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated V8, punching out a track-worthy 347kW @ 6100rpm and a tidal wave of 631Nm of torque at a low 4150rpm.

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