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Old 31 Jan 2014, 00:48 (Ref:3362349)   #16
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yup, he'll need a lot of training before getting onto a Real Oval, but he did win one at Tours Speedway, wonder if it qualify's him as being the first aussie to win on an oval in a Nascar sanctioned series.
Pretty sure that Robin Best may have a few words to say on that subject. After all, he was (to the best of my memory) the first Australian to win at the Thunderdome, as well as being the first series champion. All done several years before Josh Burdon was born.
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Old 2 Feb 2014, 18:58 (Ref:3363359)   #17
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Pretty sure that Robin Best may have a few words to say on that subject. After all, he was (to the best of my memory) the first Australian to win at the Thunderdome, as well as being the first series champion. All done several years before Josh Burdon was born.
Ahhh - but was the Thunderdome NASCAR sanctioned?
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Hmmm, dunno, they used the NASCAR name...
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Old 2 Feb 2014, 20:27 (Ref:3363396)   #19
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Ahhh - but was the Thunderdome NASCAR sanctioned?
Short answer is yes.

Deal was done between Bob Jane and Bill France jr for AUSCAR to run the series on behalf of NASCAR. The early cars had the NASCAR logo on them. The logo disappeared after a few years, I can't remember when that was though.
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Short answer is yes.

Deal was done between Bob Jane and Bill France jr for AUSCAR to run the series on behalf of NASCAR. The early cars had the NASCAR logo on them. The logo disappeared after a few years, I can't remember when that was though.
Thanks for that - was really struggling to recall how it all went down.
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Thanks for that - was really struggling to recall how it all went down.
Yes, the memory does dull with age

I just find it saddening that because something didn't happen in the last 10 - 15 years, it just doesn't seem to have existed. The Thunderdome was an amazing place, the sound had to be heard to be believed.

I do think FAS33 is right in one regards, Josh is going the right way about getting into the NASCAR big league, proving himself in the feeder catagories before moving up. It's quite amazing to see that an Aussie driving for a French team, who are having a go at the All-American Series. I just hope they don't take long to get the hang of short track oval racing, in cars with 50% more power than the Euroseries cars.
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Yes, the memory does dull with age

I just find it saddening that because something didn't happen in the last 10 - 15 years, it just doesn't seem to have existed. The Thunderdome was an amazing place, the sound had to be heard to be believed.

I do think FAS33 is right in one regards, Josh is going the right way about getting into the NASCAR big league, proving himself in the feeder catagories before moving up. It's quite amazing to see that an Aussie driving for a French team, who are having a go at the All-American Series. I just hope they don't take long to get the hang of short track oval racing, in cars with 50% more power than the Euroseries cars.
Agree - I wasn't that "full bottle" on the Thunderdome so wasn't sure. You're right about Josh, it's a good way to go and there's no doubt that ovals are quite a learning curve so more time on them from an earlier age is a good thing.
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Nobody but nobody is as bad dirty cheating Ambrose, Nascar are welcome to keep him as he will never win on ovals.
So what's the goss? You can't just leave us hanging like that and not give us the full sp!?
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Ambrose hasn't had an easy introduction to NASCAR. those guys don't hold back.

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Perhaps because he won driving a Ford, not a Holden.
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