Fans react to Courtney's 'Marshalling with the Stars'
Repco Supercars Championship
By Charlie Bullis
In last night's Tuesday Night Takeaway, viewers were treated to a blast from the past by Tickford Racing's former Dancing with the Stars contestant, James Courtney.
The cheeky promotion, Marshalling with the Stars, showcased the important work of Supercars volunteers, with Courtney taking on the role of track marshal at the Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint.
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Inducted and wearing a special issue sequin-covered hi-vis vest, the 2010 championship winner patroled pitlane to ensure spectators and team personnel were adhering to COVID-19 protocols and safety requirements.
What did the fans think?
Taking his new role seriously, Courtney said: "Mask needs to be over the nose thanks pal and photos are a different time, thanks."
"Neil Crompton, 1.5 meters mate, stay away from me."
To which Crompton replied: "That's not enough."
The #44 Boost Mobile Mustang driver then took his dancing skills to pit exit for some very entertaining Flag-menco.
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"What a good sport James is," said Tuesday Night Takeaway co-host Briony Ingerson.
"He rocked that flag really really well," said special co-host Michael Caruso.
Acknowledging the essential service volunteers provide to Supercars, Caruso added: "We are lucky in our sport as it can't function without our volunteers, but they actually get some of the best points to watch the race.
"Obviously they are working but you get to sit in the best points, imagine sitting at Skyline as a flaggy."