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    Minister for Police, Corrective Services and Sport
    The Honourable Judy Spence

    Nikon announced as naming rights sponsor for Indy

    Minister for Police, Corrective Services and Sport
    The Honourable Judy Spence

    Tuesday, August 05, 2008

    Nikon announced as naming rights sponsor for Indy

    Sport Minister Judy Spence, together with Indy Chairman Terry Mackenroth and General Manager Greg Hooton, today announced Nikon as the naming rights sponsor of the Gold Coast motorsport event which will now be known as the Nikon Indy 300.

    Ms Spence welcomed the partnership with Nikon - recognised as a world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology.

    "The Nikon Indy 300 will see four days of the world's best motorsport entertainment on the streets of Surfers Paradise,” Ms Spence said.

    "Nikon is globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance - a perfect fit for our world-class event.

    "We know the stars of the IndyCar Series and the V8 Supercars are really looking forward to this event from October 23-26, as a major highlight on the annual motorsport calendar.

    "With the naming rights sponsor now announced, we are powering full-steam ahead towards this year's event – which is now less than three months away.”

    “Nikon has a one-year deal with an option for a further two years,” Ms Spence said.

    General Manager of Sales and Marketing for Nikon Australia, James Murray said: “Motor Sport is always a major occasion for photography, and the Nikon Indy 300 will be a sensational spectacle guaranteed to offer many magical moments.

    “The IndyCar Series 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 IndyCar in its tracks!”

    Nikon Indy 300 General Manager Greg Hooton said that the naming rights sponsorship announcement comes as the event heads into the final months of preparation with construction beginning in the next two weeks.

    “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Nikon to 96 hours of non-stop excitement over October 23-26, when the Gold Coast comes alive to the sound of the IndyCars and Australia’s own V8 Supercars burning up the track,” Mr Hooton said.

    “With the non-stop action of the IndyCar Series and the V8 Supercars against the backdrop of one of the most famous beach-side cities in the world, the event is a photographer’s dream and one which I am sure will provide Nikon with many great memories.”

    Tickets are now on sale for the Nikon Indy 300 with ticket options to suit everyone's needs. Four day Grandstand passes are available for those who prefer to watch the racing from the comfort of their own reserved seat or for those who prefer to wander around and soak up the atmosphere then a four day, weekend or single day General Admission pass might be more their style.

    For more information on ticket options go to For information on Corporate Hospitality packages please call our Sales Team on (07) 5588 6800.


    Minister’s Office: 3239 6172

    Amanda Cobb - BAM Media: +61 421 378 789 (Media Manager – Nikon Indy 300)

    Brett Murray - BAM Media: +1 704 315 0083 (Communications Manager – Nikon Indy 300)