Darrell Waltrip won Nascar's Winston Cup three times and stands fourth in race wins among all Nascar drivers. Yet it only took half a lap in an Australian supercar around Mount Panorama to unleash his inner Snagglepuss. NOT THE CORKSCREW!
Only the most unfair race fans would use Waltrip's shriekfest with Supercar driver Jason Bright as an indicator of how a regular NASCAR driver might perform with a production-based Aussie V8 around Bathurst. The Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore-based cars actually have less power than an unrestricted Sprint Cut car — but they also weigh about 200 pounds less, and their shorter wheelbase and more modern suspension make them just a little bit faster than Darrell's accustomed to.
Also, right turns.
Bright and co-driver Andrew Jones finished fifth in the Bathurst 1000; Garth Tander and Nick Percat kept their Holden out front for the win in the crash-marred race, including this car-b-que moment that driver David Besnard was lucky to escape uninjured.
Hat tip to Adam!