Adelaide… So Hot Right Now

Australian V8 Supercars, Pop Culture, Spultured

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At this point in time, Adelaide is the place to be. Not only is the weather fantastic and the people super friendly, but also the events taking place at the moment are taking over the city – and if you’re from another state, why not come down!

The Adelaide Fringe (14 February – 16 March)

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You’ll be lining up for hours – but once you are in The Garden of Unearthly Delights, you’ll understand why.

Full of live music, comedy acts, dancing and bars, it’s a beautiful place to be and it’s held right in the heart of the city, ironically right next to the Clipsal 500 circuit (because you know, Adelaide is tiny).

Entry into the garden is free, but head onto their website to check out Fringe Tix and find a stage show to check out!

Clipsal 500 Adelaide (27 February – 2 March)

 

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One of the biggest motor racing events in Australia kicks off today and the city streets will rumble of the sweet notes of V8 Supercar racing.

Not only will there be live racing from V8 Supercars and support categories, but musicians too will rock the place, including Bliss n Eso, Empire of the Sun, Kimbra, Guy Sebastian and Keith Urban.

There is live entertainment throughout the whole weekend and also great food, grid girls and fast-paced racing! Tickets are still available here.

Soundwave Festival (1 March)

 

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The Soundwave Festival never fails to please, with two of the greatest rock bands of the 90s, Green Day and The Living End, to headline this year.

Held down at Adelaide’s Bonython Park, it’s a great place to grab a beer and attend a mosh so you scream until your lungs bleed.

Other main bands playing include Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, A Day To Remember, Korn, Panic! At The Disco and many more, with tickets still available.

WOMADelaide (7 – 10 March)

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One of the nation’s favourite outdoor festivals, with a great atmosphere and friendly vibe for all ages to enjoy.

WOMAD is run over four days, in Adelaide’s Botanic Park in the city, featuring performances and workshops over seven stages, including music from the world’s best contemporary and traditional musicians.

Adelaide Cup (10 March)

 

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Not just a public holiday for uni students. The Adelaide Cup is the perfect place to get all dressed up and win some dollars betting on the horses with the best names.

Only a few minutes drive outside the city located at the Morphettville Racecourse, with punters and racing enthusiasts entertained by the Group 2 race of the day, the Yallambee Stud Classic, the Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes and the Group 3 Auraria Stakes.

Future Music Festival (10 March)

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Being an obsessive fan of Pharrell Williams, Future is going to go off this year. And not to mention the likes of Deadmau5, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Eric Prydz, Cut Copy, Rudimental and many more performing live, in Adelaide!

The festival will be held March 10 in Adelaide’s Showgrounds, with tickets still available.

We also have a new oval…

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So, you inter-staters think Adelaide is boring, hey? I’d like to see you hold onto those little savings of yours at this time of year. This is why we are called “The Festival State.”

Home Round Debut for Hazelwood at the Clipsal 500

Dunlop Development Series, Todd Hazelwood Racing
Todd Hazelwood's Ford FG Falcon ready to race

Todd Hazelwood’s Ford FG Falcon ready to race

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN Todd Hazelwood will make his first round debut in the Dunlop Development Series at his first home race in three years at Adelaide’s Clipsal 500.

The 18-year-old has never raced around the historic Clipsal circuit, with the teenager more than excited to race infront of his home crowd and have the support from his local sponsors, family and friends.

“It’s more than a dream come true to race at the Clipsal 500 event, after being a spectator my whole life,” said Hazelwood.

“I also cannot wait to make my debut with the team at Matt Stone Racing, our test day the other week went better than expected and I am really looking forward to see how the weekend plans out with the other strong competitors in the field this season.

“It’s amazing to be supported by local South Australian companies and running at one of South Australia’s major motorsport events, and I can’t wait for it to all kick off.”

Hazelwood will first hit the circuit at 1:20pm for Practice 1, with the second session commencing at 4:05pm.

If you want to keep up-to-date with Todd Hazelwood’s progress throughout this week at the Clipsal 500, please like and follow him on Facebook and Twitter and show your support.

Dunlop Development Series – Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Thursday
Practice 1: 1:20pm
Practice 2: 4:05pm

Friday
Q1 Group 1: 11:00am
Q1 Group 2: 11:25am
Race 1: 6:15pm

Saturday
Q2 Group 1: 11:25am
Q2 Group 2: 11:50am
Dunlop Series: 5:45pm (in-between the two twilight V8 Supercar races)

New V8 Drivers for 2014

Australian V8 Supercars, Dunlop Development Series, Fiasco Sports

As young drivers smashed their debut in the series last year, we decided to look at what the new drivers for 2014 have prepared behind the steering wheel for one of the biggest seasons in the series yet.

Source: Left Lane News

Source: Left Lane News

V8 Supercars has once again lifted and explored into new depths, and will not only have four manufacturers – but five including the announcement of Volvo’s S60 machine.

The series is at its peak with car and driver development, with four new drivers set to make the grid for this year’s season, and in just over one week the V8 Supercars will rumble on the streets of Adelaide for the Clipsal 500.

Last year’s rookies Scott McLaughlin and Chaz Mostert both picked up race wins, impressing the teams with McLaughlin now the star factory driver at Volvo and Mostert replacing Will Davison at the highly established Ford Performance Racing.

With 2013 rookies impressing, this can only mean that stronger talent will arise from the development series, with Bathurst winner Nick Percat teamed up at Walkinshaw, Jack Perkins racing at team Jeld-Wen, Dunlop Series champion Dale Wood to race with Brad Jones Racing and the newly imported driver from Sweden Robert Dahlgren to finish the line up at the new Volvo team.

These four drivers are extremely talented, and come from a large background of motorsport not only in Australia – but also on the international circuit.

Nick Percat / Source: www.v8supercars.com.au

Nick Percat / Source: http://www.v8supercars.com.au

Nick Percat
Walkinshaw Racing #222
Won Bathurst in 2011 with Garth Tander and since was Holden Racing’s endurance driver, while also making a strong stance in the Australian Formula Ford Championship and Dunlop Development series, then in 2013 moved on to race in the Carrera Cup category last year.

Jack Perkins / Source: V8 Supercars

Jack Perkins / Source: V8 Supercars

Jack Perkins
Team JELD-WEN #18
Son of the great Larry Perkins, this will be a comeback for the development star, originally raced for Jack Daniel’s Racing in 2007. Perkins has a large background in motorsport, racing Aussie Cars, Dunlop Series and Formula Ford, while being a crucial part for the endurance rounds, racing with McLaughlin, Russell Ingall and Tim Slade.

 

Dale Wood/ Source: V8 Supercars

Dale Wood/ Source: V8 Supercars

Dale Wood
Team ADVAN/GB #21
Wood last year claimed the Dunlop Development Series crown, while having a long career in motorsport, starting in motocross before beginning state-level Formula Ford. The Queenslander also paired with newcomer Perkins for the Bathurst 1000, as well as Todd Kelly and Tony D’Alberto.

 

Robert Dahlgren / Source: V8 Supercars

Robert Dahlgren / Source: V8 Supercars

Robert Dahlgren
Valvoline Racing GRM #34
Sweden’s own has come to conquer the Australian V8 series, with Dahlgren’s previous racing results including winning the British, Swedish, Norwegian and Scandinavian Formula Ford Championships, racing in Formula 3 and racing in the World Touring Car Championship for Volvo Polestar Racing.

The new drivers this year bring a wealth of experience and a different culture of racing to the field, which will make for one great V8 Supercars Championship for 2014.

Written by Loren Hazelwood @LorenHazelwood

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20 years since Ayrton Senna’s last Australian F1 victory

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This week marks 20 years since Ayrton Senna took his final race win at the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide, 1993.

Ayrton Senna on the pdium with Alain Prost in 1993 at Adelaide. Source: Adelaide Now

Ayrton Senna on the podium with Alain Prost in 1993 at Adelaide. Source: Adelaide Now

Two decades ago Ayrton Senna sprayed the champagne taking his 41st Formula 1 Grand Prix victory on the streets of Adelaide, which was sadly his last.

It was that tragic day, 1 May 1994, Senna’s last drive, his Rothmans Williams Renault speared off at the Tamburello corner at the San Marino circuit, a crash that Senna unfortunately could not walk away from.

The 34 year old Brazilian suffered severe head trauma, succumbing to his injuries.

Debate still centres the cause of the crash that took the three time world champions life.

Source: Sportsphoto/Allstar

Source: Sportsphoto/Allstar

Senna will always be remembered by his amazing Formula 1 racing accomplishments.

Senna held many Formula 1 records which have been beaten in recent times, one that will stand the test of time is Senna’s record of ‘Highest percentage of front row starts in a season’ 100% in 1989.

Although Senna shares this amazing record with Alain Prost and Damon Hill, the record is perfection, what Senna strived for.

Source: Getty Images

Source: Getty Images

The Senna V Prost rivalry, will never be forgotten. Prost was seen by the public as Senna’s worst enemy, but is now known for working on The Ayrton Senna foundation, which was formed by Viviane Senna, sister to Ayrton.

Senna will always be remembered for his brave overtaking manoeuvres and aggression on the track, while attaining an impressive Formula 1 resume that made Formula 1 fans around the world fall in love with him.

Senna defending Nigel Mansell to win the Monaco Grand Prix. Source: Daily Mail

Senna defending Nigel Mansell to win the Monaco Grand Prix. Source: Daily Mail

Senna was adored in Brazil and the nation went into mourning long after his passing.

Senna is one of the greatest, one can not begin to imagine how the records would look if tragedy did not unfold on that dark San Marino weekend when the Formula 1 world also lost Roland Ratzenberger, that one Sunday that Senna did not want to race.

Written by Loren Hazelwood. @LorenHazelwood 

Source: Getty Images

Source: Getty Images

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Todd Hazelwood Ready for V8 Supercars Event in Darwin

Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, Todd Hazelwood Racing

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17-year-old Todd Hazelwood will head up north in two weeks time to race at the V8 Supercar event in Darwin, racing in the Australian National Formula 3 series.

The Adelaide-based driver recently raced at Bathurst and Tasmania this year and finished second at both rounds. Hazelwood is hoping he can continue his strong form in Darwin and go one better; take out the win for the National class.

Todd Hazelwood is yet to race around the Hidden Valley circuit, but is looking forward to the challenge ahead of him.

“I can’t wait to head up to Hidden Valley, as I have had great success previously throughout the Northern Territory claiming four state titles in my go-karting career, said Hazelwood.

“The team and myself have worked extra hard over the past six weeks and I am confident I can perform better with some key updates to the car.

“The first two rounds were a great success, finishing second in both rounds with only spending minimal time in the Formula 3 car due to budget constraints.

“Racing in front of the V8 Supercar teams, drivers and supporters is an exhilarating experience and hopefully we can continue our strong championship form in Darwin.”

Todd will hit the Hidden Valley circuit on Friday 14 June. To keep track of Todd Hazelwood Racing’s progress at the V8 Supercar round in Darwin, like his page on Facebook or follow Todd Hazelwood on Twitter.

PDF Document: Press Release- Hazelwood for V8 Event