V8 Supercars – BOOGITY BOOGITY BOOGITY, Let’s Go Racing!!

October 8, 2011

V8 Supercars

Few people have had a hot lap around the infamous Mount Panorama but American NASCAR legend and SPEED TV commentator Darrell Waltrip can add his name to the prestigious list today.

The three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, famous for his ‘boogity boogity boogity’ catchphrase on SPEED TV, was a little nervous being strapped in besides Jason Bright in the Team BOC Commodore this afternoon.

A few minutes later, however, he could not contain his excitement as he exited the car with cameras clamouring to capture his priceless reaction.

“All I could do is hold on,” said DW, describing his three-lap trip around the Bathurst circuit. “You know that bug eye feeling? I had that all the way around! That’s hard work. After the first lap I thought the throttle was stuck but then I realised he was working it all!

“It’s amazing how fast they are and with so much grip! The car started ‘popping’ and you don’t even want to know what’s going to happen next! I didn’t even look over to see what Jason was doing!”

DW was full of praise for Brighty, who he predicted would win this Sunday’s Bathurst 1000 by five laps if today’s experience was anything to go by: “Jason was so smooth; I could tell by where he was positioned on the track. He wasn’t looking for the groove; he was in it!”

Waltrip is at Bathurst to call this weekend’s Bathurst 1000 for SPEED TV, which is being broadcast live to the USA. Footage of his passenger lap will be aired on Sunday.

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