V8’S and surf safety have something in common

SOME V8 Supercars drivers will be drawing attention to a very important message, during the GC600 which kicks off on Friday.

Surf Lifesaving Queensland COO George Hill said today that Surf Lifesaving Queensland, CS Racing and the Gold Coast 600 worked together to get two V8 Supercars on the beach in the same colours as the flags we are meant to swim between.

The idea of the event was to draw attention to the importance of surf safety, especially during the warmer months.


Team Jeld-Wen drivers Jack Perkins and Cameron Waters and their pit crew will be dressed in red and yellow when they take to the track from Friday, in support of volunteer lifesavers.

Mr Hill said this is the first campaign of its kind involving SLSQ, he explained that he has built a “good relationship with CS Racing Charlie Schwerkolt’s team, he’s based on the Gold Coast and he realises the importance of the safety of swimmers when they visit the Gold Coast”.

Both men got together and decided this would be a good way to raise awareness.

He added that unfortunately statistics reveal that the “majority of people who get into trouble on the Gold Coast are visitors to the Gold Coast, not always the locals and the V8 Supercars and GC 600 obviously attract lots of visitors from around Australia and overseas and it’s an opportunity to” get the message out about staying safe while swimming.

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