Coates Hire Newcastle 500 schedule released
- By Supercars.com
- Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
The schedule for the maiden Coates Hire Newcastle 500 has been released, with a pair of 95-lap races set to settle the 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
On November 24-26, the Newcastle foreshore will host Supercars’ new season finale.
Supercars will take to the 2.63km street circuit track for the first time for Practice 1 from 12:10pm on the Friday.
A second 40-minute practice session will follow, before qualifying at 11:00am and the first 95-lap, 250km race at 3:45pm on Saturday.
Sunday’s Supercars running consists of qualifying from 11:20am, the ARMOR ALL Top 10 Shootout at 12:50pm and the final race of 2017 from 3:40pm.
With support categories including the Dunlop Super2 Series, ECB V8 Utes Racing Series, Touring Car Masters, Toyota 86 Racing Series and Aussie Racing Cars, the on-track action starts at roughly 8am each day.
Construction of the circuit itself started last Monday, as the countdown to the maiden event continues.