Nikon deal helps IRL in Australia

August 6, 2008
Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share
nikonOfficials for Nikon yesterday announced they signed a deal to be the title sponsor the Indy Racing League race in Australia in October.

The race in Surfers Paradise will be called the Nikon Indy 300. It’s a one-year deal with an option for a further two years, Nikon officials said. Motorsports business experts said the deal indicates that the IRL is interested in racing in Australia beyond 2008. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

The Nikon Indy 300 will bring four days of practice, qualifications and racing to the streets of Surfers Paradise involving the IRL and the V8 Supercar Championship Series.

“The [IRL] is synonymous with precision machinery, and so too is Nikon where 90 years of research, development and design ensures all Nikon cameras perform at levels that can stop an Indy car in its tracks,” said James Murray, General Manager of Sales and Marketing, Nikon Australia.
ADVERTISEMENT
  • If you want some advise, run like hell from anything to do with Tony George and the IRL You will get nothing but grief from any association with the back stabbing and delusional Mr. George. His League is a laughing stock in the racing world . The cars are slow and dangerous and a real pain to listen to. There is a reason Mr. George and his series cannot find sponsors. To name 2, no fans and no TV viewers. But you could also throw in a garbage product as a third reason. But the first 2 should suffice.
  • Having owned a Nikon camera for many years I can attest to its precision. The Indy Racing League on the other hand is nothing but a steaming heap of crap!! Why Nikon would associate itself with racing's biggest moron Tony George is beyond me. Market your cameras in Formula 1, The Amercian LeMans Series or even the Atlantics. The average IRL fan is still confused with how to use his disposable Kodak.
  • wow, the c>rt/owrs/ccws faithful are bust at it. Of course they have nothing else to do since their series went belly up for the third or fourth time, hard to keep track anymore.

    Slow? Wow, I would wonder what you call fast. It is funny to watch you guys squirm over the fact that the IRL is gaining momentum.
  • Motorsports business experts said the deal indicates that the IRL is interested in racing in Australia beyond 2008.

    Just who are these so-called 'experts'? More Hulmanista shillbags most likely.

    Posts 1 & 2 are fantastic. Spot-on analysis of this rubbish.
  • The IRL is gaining momentum right over to Versus TV. A boulder gathers momentum going downhill also.
  • So, how fast are those DP01's this year?

Post a comment to this blog

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT
  1. Thank you to the scientists who care enough to find a cure. We are so lucky that their intelligence has brought them to these understandings because it is through these understandings that we have new hope. Certainly the medicine will be expensive, these drugs usually are, especially the ones that are not mass produced. If I know anything from the walks that my town has put on for FA it is this: people care and people want to help. Donations and financial support can and will come to those who need it. All we need is a cure, the money will come. I mean, look at what these scientists have done thanks to the generosity of donors. 30 million dollars brings us here where we can talk about a drug's existence! There is so much to be frustrated about in this world, but this scientific break is not one of them. I am so happy for this new found hope. Thank you so much to the scientists who have been slaving away to help my friends with FA. We wish you speedy success in the time to come!

  2. I love tiny neighborhood bars-- when I travel city to city for work, it's my preference to find them. However, too many still having smoking inside. So I'm limited to bars in the cities that have smoking bans. I travel to Kokomo often, and I can promise, I'll be one of those people who visit the ma and pa bars once they're smoke free!

  3. I believe the issue with keystone & 96th was due to running out of funds though there were other factors. I just hope that a similar situation does not befall ST RD 37 where only half of the overhaul gets built.

  4. It's so great to see a country founded on freedom uphold the freedom for all people to work and patronize a public venue without risking their health! People do not go to bars to smoke, they can take it outside.

  5. So, Hurko, mass transit has not proven itself in Indy so we should build incredibly expensive train lines? How would that fix the lack of demand? And as far as those double decker buses to bus people in from suburbs, we can't fill up a regular sized buses now and have had to cancel lines and greatly subsidize others. No need for double decker buses there.

ADVERTISEMENT