Indy car betting is often associated with the United States, but it’s also a mainstay in the international racing betting scene as well.
Although named after the place where its racing roots were born, Indy car betting spans the globe. The first international stop of the year on the Indy car betting calendar in 2008 will at the Twin Ring Motegi 1.5 Oval in Japan.
Indy car betting fans have grown accustomed to the international flavor of Indy car betting and it has been embraced whole-heartedly. The great thing about holding auto racing events in foreign countries is that it’s great for US-based Indy car betting fans to get a chance to see the traditional racing broadcast with a foreign twist and it’s great for the sport as it raises Indy car betting’s profile among international audiences. And any type of growth for sport is almost always good news for Indy car betting fans.
The Twin Ring Motegi is actually one of the most interesting auto racing betting venues in the world. It was created by Honda expressly for the development of its oval racing team to better compete in Indy car betting. As the name suggest there are actually two tracks including a 4.8 mile road course used primarily for motorcycles and the oval which is used primarily for the Indy car betting. It is racing wonder in Japan as it is the only oval of its kind in the country and something of an auto racing betting oddity in Asia.
Indy car betting events have been held here for the past decade and each year the Indy car betting events seem to get better and better. The Motegi event is generally the last race before Indy car betting’s Super Bowl, the Indianapolis 500 and so it has some significance on the Indy care betting schedule. If the drivers run well in Japan it’s generally a good omen for things at the old Brickyard.
Last year Tony Kanaan took the checkered flag at the April 21 event. He will certainly be among the top picks to win the Indy car event again this year. Fellow Brazilian Helio Castroneves won in 2006 and also among the favorites for this year’s Indy car betting event is Dan Weldon, a two time winner here in the past. With an interesting venue and top flight drivers it should make a great event.