Panoz praises Adelaide

American Le Mans Series founder Don Panoz has given the Race of a Thousand Years a boost by hailing its Adelaide venue as the home of Australian motorsport

Panoz praises Adelaide

Panoz was a guest at the V8 Supercar Clipsal 500, to get a glimpse of what to expect when the ALMS visits the South Australian venue on New Year's Eve for the Race of a Thousand Years.

Speaking after his visit, Panoz said: "I had watched videos, talked to people and seen photos of what this track was like, but nothing can prepare you for what happens here in Adelaide and how professionally everything is run.

"The way that motorsport is supported is a real credit to the people of South Australia and my hat goes off to SA Premier John Olsen for having the foresight to initially bring the V8 race to Adelaide to revive this venue."

The New Year's Eve race will be a six hour event featuring the stars and the cars from ALMS and captures the mystique, the passion and the history of the Le Mans 24 Hour.

"I have been excited about the Race of a Thousand Years for a long time, but I am even more excited now I have seen the magnificent facilities they build here," added Panoz

"The V8 race is a real credit to the SA Motorsport Board and its management team and I look forward to establishing some great cross-promotion opportunities between our races to further promote the city of Adelaide."

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