Counting down to Castrol Gold Coast 600

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 24/09/2015
  • By Ben Nightingale

V8 Supercars has marked the countdown to the 2015 Castrol Gold Coast 600 in spectacular style on the beach at Surfers Paradise today.

With just 30 days to go until Queensland's premier sporting event, Stadium Super Truck daredevil Matt Mingay sent his 600 horsepower truck flying through the air in an impressive waterside stunt.

Mingay, who hails from the Gold Coast, said he couldn't wait to take to the streets of his home town next month alongside some of the world's best drivers.

"I'm pumped to be heading to the Castrol Gold Coast 600 and entertaining the crowds when we're going crazy in our Stadium Super Trucks, it's a great event and a great party," Mingay said.

The Stadium Super Trucks first wowed V8 Supercars crowds at the season opening Clipsal 500 Adelaide, providing a high-octane mix of high speeds, big jumps and crowd pleasing action.

V8 Supercars Chief Operating Officer Shane Howard said the Stadium Super Trucks show at the Castrol Gold Coast 600 would be even more exciting thanks to the compact street circuit in Surfers.

"These guys have never raced their trucks on a track as narrow and fast as this one, so we're sure to see lots of spectacular action," said Howard.

"The full field of Stadium Super Trucks make the most incredible noise, and the sight of them firing over massive ramps, flying 30 metres through the air is sure to make them an absolute crowd pleaser."

"The Stadium Super Trucks are just one incredible part of what is going to be an absolutely massive weekend of entertainment with 600km of V8 Supercars racing, and Cold Chisel bringing the party back to the Gold Coast at the Saturday night concert."

2014 Castrol Gold Coast 600 podium place getters Shane van Gisbergen, Jonathon Webb and Tim Slade watched Mingay launch his truck high above the beach today.

"They're great to watch at the track, like a life-size pack of remote control cars! I can't wait to be watching them launch over the jumps around Surfers Paradise next month," Van Gisbergen said.

The party returns to the Castrol Gold Coast 600 from 23-25 October at Surfers Paradise. Legendary Australian rock band Cold Chisel will perform their hits on Saturday night (24th October) at the Broadwater Parklands.

Free public transport is available on certain services to and from the event with a pre-purchased ticket - click here for more information.

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