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  1. With the likes of Dario Franchitti and Will Power running, the tr...

    John Oreovicz

    With the likes of Dario Franchitti and Will Power running, the true "Race of Champions" may be at Surfers Paradise this weekend for the V8 Supercars Australia Series races.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2010
  2. Indy stars such as Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon will return t...

    John Oreovicz

    More than a few people in the Izod IndyCar Series lament the loss of the event in Surfers Paradise, Australia that featured America's top open-wheel series from 1991 to 2008. Now a handful of Indy car drivers from present and past alike are getting t...

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2010
  3. Will Power took a gamble with Team Penske -- and it's paying off

    John Oreovicz

    Last October, Will Power turned the biggest mistake of his racing career into his biggest break. The 28-year-old native of Toowoomba, Australia, was running away at the front of an IndyCar Series exhibition race in Surfers Paradise, Australia, when ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 06, 2009
  4. Dario Franchitti, Dan Wheldon and Vitor Meira debut with new team...

    John Oreovicz

    It wasn't all fun and games at Surfers Paradise. For some IndyCar Series teams, the exhibition race on the streets of Australia's Gold Coast was a chance to get acquainted with their new drivers -- or in Dario Franchitti's case, renew old friendships, writes John Oreovicz.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2008
  5. Last time Down Under for IndyCar Series?

    John Oreovicz

    Surfers Paradise lived up to its name Sunday. Beautiful weather, almost 100,000 fans and a thrilling shootout between two drivers with strong Australian ties. It should be a no-brainer, then, that the IndyCar Series would want to return to Australia's Gold Coast, right? Not so fast, writes John Oreovicz.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2008
  6. IndyCar Series puts on a show at Surfers Paradise

    John Oreovicz

    The 2008 IndyCar Series championship was decided seven weeks ago at Chicagoland Speedway. But that didn't stop the IRL from staging arguably the most exciting open-wheel race the Gold Coast has ever seen, writes John Oreovicz.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2008
  7. Surfers Paradise braces for IndyCar Series invasion

    John Oreovicz

    So what if this weekend's IndyCar finale at Surfers Paradise is a non-points venture. "Without championship points," explains Dario Franchitti, who makes his return to open-wheel racing on Australia's Gold Coast, "[the fans] might even get a bigger show than they were expecting."

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2008
  8. Scheduling conflicts could derail IndyCar's future in Surfers Par...

    John Oreovicz

    If you've been wanting to catch the IndyCar Series rub tires in Australia, you might want to book your flight for the Oct. 24 race down under. It could be the last time the series races at Surfers Paradise, writes John Oreovicz.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2008
  9. Bourdais locks up record fourth straight Champ Car crown

    John Oreovicz

    Sebastien Bourdais has accomplished about all he can in the Champ Car World Series. Four consecutive series championships. A whopping 30 race wins in 72 starts. Sunday's title-clinching victory in Australia was an appropriate send-off for the F1-bound Frenchman, writes John Oreovicz.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2007
  10. Bourdais looking to make it official at Surfers Paradise

    John Oreovicz

    Sebastien Bourdais can lock up Champ Car title No. 4 by finishing 14th or better Saturday at Surfers Paradise (11:30 p.m., ESPN Classic). In other words, writes John Oreovicz, the Frenchman is a shoo-in.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2007
  11. Bourdais and the boys try to get a foothold in Europe

    John Oreovicz

    Chances are good that Champ Car's road course events at Zolder and Assen will be well-received. The big question is, asks John Oreovicz, will anyone not directly affiliated with the series even care?

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2007
  12. Philippe sheds rich-kid tag for winner's trophy

    John Oreovicz

    Nelson Philippe was a rich kid who bought his way into a Champ Car ride. After Australia, he should be better known as a winner, writes John Oreovicz.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2006
  13. Bourdais likely to vie for fourth straight title

    John Oreovicz

    Three straight titles likely would have been good for a promotion to F1 a few short years ago. It's not likely for Sebastien Bourdais, writes John Oreovicz.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2006
  14. Wilson breaks wrist, could be done for season

    John Oreovicz

    Champ Car front-runner Justin Wilson broke his right wrist during a practice session for the Lexmark Indy 300, an injury that could end his 2006 season.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2006
  15. Rowdy crowd ready to see champion crowned

    John Oreovicz

    The Champ Car title could be decided at Surfers Paradise, one of the best and best-attended races on the circuit, writes John Oreovicz.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2006
  16. Junqueira drive his best yet

    John Oreovicz

    Not only did Bruno Junqueira win at Surfers Paradise, but he turned in his best career effort to boot.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2004