Lee Holdsworth, a driver with Erebus Motorsports, wants to race a dogecar. The Erebus Mercedes E63 AMG-bodied V8 Supercar is looking for sponsors for the Townsville 400 in July, and after the success of the Dogecoin NASCAR, Internet comedy crowdfunding just might be the answer.
The team’s goal for sponsorship — Dogecoin decals on the car’s bonnet, quarter panels and the pit crew’s uniforms — is US$50,000, or roughly about 110 million doge. It’s a lofty goal, and the target is only 1 per cent met with two weeks until the crowd-funding effort runs out of time, but there’s still a chance you’ll see the iconic Shiba Inu on the side of a V8 Supercar in a month’s time.
The Townsville 400 is a street circuit with a 72-lap race length, and a Dogecoin-sponsored racer would surely get a lot of screen time. The same was true for Josh Wise and his Dogecoin NASCAR, with community contributors giving US$55,000 worth of digital currency for that team to race in a 499-lap sprint at Talladega. Come on, Australia — we can get a dogecar onto the track. [Dogeraiser]