Sunday, September 7, 2008

Aussie race limit: One case of beer a day

Police in Australia have set what they describe as "very generous limits" for an upcoming auto race weekend -- no more than a case of beer a day for adults.

The Bathurst 1000 is scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 9 through Oct. 12.

"These restrictions are very generous," Chief Superintendent Steve Cullen of the New South Wales Police said in a news release. "Anyone who needs to drink more than 24 cans of beer in a day to have a good time is not welcome."

Racing fans who do not like full-strength beer have other choices. They can bring in 36 cans of beer with alcohol content of 3.5 percent or less, a case of pre-mixed cocktails or up to 4 liters (about 8 quarts) of wine.

They cannot mix and match their drinks, and no glass containers are allowed.

"This is a sporting event unlike any other with 30,000 people living in campsites around the (Mount) Panorama circuit for up to a week prior to the actual race," Cullen said.


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