Griffith University has welcomed two V8 Supercar drivers to the Gold Coast campus ahead of the Armor All Gold Coast 600.

Drivers, Shane Van Gisbergen and Lee Holdsworth took to the red couch at the Learning Commons Grass Forecourt to talk about their success in this highly competitive sport as well as the career path that took them there.

Staff and students also had the opportunity to ask V8 supercar engineers about the science and engineering that keeps the high-speed action on track.

Track marshals for the event were Professor Michael Blumenstein from Griffith’s School of Information and Communications Technology, and Professor Paul Burton from Griffith’s Urban Research Program.

They interviewed not only the V8 team members, but also introduced other Griffith experts who provided vital insights into the pathways and study options that could lead to a fast-paced career in this industry.

They also investigated other study-related opportunities linked with large-scale events including tourism, event management, environmental health, engineering and technology.

But it wasn’t all just lounging on the couch for our guests. The drivers were also put to the test with a rigorous slot car race against students to decide who really is the King of the Track at Griffith.

Fortunately for all… the race was declared a draw.