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[Melb] Pit Stop Challenge @ Fed Sq Wed 07-09-2005

Discussion in 'VIC' at netrider.net.au started by pvda, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. It's a promotion for this weekends Sandown 500 V8Supercar race meeting so it's kind of off topic for a bike site but I've highlighted a paragraph of interest to the OFARC members.

    Some of Melbourne’s favourite sporting and media personalities are geared up for Wednesday’s Celebrity Pitstop Challenge, being held at Federation Square from Midday to 2pm.

    The celebrity teams will compete against each other in a race to change the tyres on Craig Lowndes' Betta Electrical V8 Supercar, using the same equipment the race crews will use this weekend at the Betta Electrical 500 endurance race.

    The fastest team from each round will progress through to the final, where they will challenge Lowndes’ official pit crew in the final. The winning team will then present a cheque to the Starlight Charity.

    The event will raise money for the Starlight Children’s Foundation, and is part of the lead up to one Melbourne's biggest sporting events, the V8 Supercar Betta Electrical 500 at Sandown Raceway from September 9 - 11.

    Celebrity entrants include Neighbours star Ryan Moloney, model Nicky Whelan, as well as Australian Idol star Rob Mills, and recent Big Brother contestants Heath and Glenn.

    The Carlton Football Club and Cricket Victoria will also field teams, and several Bartercard Miss V8 Supercar entrants will add some glamour to the event.

    V8 drivers Craig Lowndes and Steve Ellery will also be on hand to challenge their pit crew in the tyre change challenges.

    Hosted by Network Ten motorsport commentator Greg Rust, the Pitstop Challenge will include ticket giveaways to the Betta Electrical 500, and an autograph session.

    “The Pitstop Challenge will be a fun day where the public can see some of their favourite sporting and TV personalities in a fun, relaxed atmosphere working together for a great cause,” said Betta Electrical 500 Event Manager David Bennett.

    “It’s a great lead up for the real race action that will take place on the race track at the Betta Electrical 500 over the weekend.”

    The Betta Electrical 500 is Melbourne’s only V8 Supercar race for the year, and is the first of two all-important endurance races on the calendar.

    Tickets for the Betta Electrical 500 are available now through Ticketmaster on-line at www.ticketmaster.com.au or by calling 1300 136 122.

    So if you work in the city and are really bored tomorrow you have something to go to look at for a few minutes.