Pukekohe Cardboard Car Rally
Launching the weekend’s festivities is the Pukekohe Cardboard Car Rally and Driver Signing Session! Come along and support local Pukekohe kids as they race wearable cardboard cars around Pukekohe Town Square. Then mix and mingle, grab a signature or snap a selfie with your favourite Supercars driver.
When: Thursday 1 Nov, 4pm to 7pm
Where: Pukekohe Town Square
BNT V8s Championship
With the new season commencing at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint and the strongest line up of class one cars seen in years, it's shaping up to be an epic start to the season.
Being New Zealand’s only Premier V8 Touring Car Championship, the BNT V8s with the super-fast space-framed class one cars and the earlier model NZV8s all mixed together in the same race, the certainty of close and entertaining racing will be assured.
Whether you’re a Holden, Ford, Toyota or Nissan fan we have got you covered with our multiple V8 brands. With up to 26 cars on the Grid, it will once again be a crowd favourite at this years’ ITM Auckland SuperSprint.
This season will see a true Trans-Tasman challenge with up to 5 Australian drivers entering the Championship to take on the best of our V8 Saloon Car Drivers. The competition and intensity up front will be awesome to watch!
LEARN MORE: nzv8touringcars.co.nz
Toyota 86 Championship
The Toyota 86 Championship begins its sixth season in 2018 and it will be the most competitive in the history of the championship with a field full of the best up and coming racers in New Zealand
The Toyota 86 Cars have been locally developed by Toyota Racing from the 86 Sports Coupe and provide nose-to-tail action from lights out to chequered flag. In true Toyota fashion these superbly constructed machines are deceptively fast and highly entertaining.
There’s some fantastic opportunities for both the series winner and the best rookie for this year’s championship, and you will definitely be watching more than one future star on the big stage at Pukekohe this year. It all starts here – don’t miss it.
LEARN MORE: toyota.co.nz/racing
ENZED Central Muscle Cars
If there is one Category that really gets the crowd on their feet it has to be the hugely popular V8 Central Muscle Cars with their unique rumble rocking your seats once again at this years’ event.
With the ENZED Central Muscle Cars grid growing in size each year, you can once again expect a bumper field of the country’s best American and Australian Muscle Cars. See classic brands like Mustang’s, Camaro’s, Commodore’s, Falcon’s, Corvette’s, Torana’s, Charger’s, Monaro’s, Monza’s and Nova’s with heavily modified engines vying for maximum performance.
With an expected 35 car field and a number of new cars joining the category for this season there sure will be some hair raising racing for all to enjoy. With four Grid/Handicap Races at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint, it's anyone’s guess who will reign supreme for the weekend.
LEARN MORE: centralmusclecars.co.nz
Pirelli Porsche Championship
The 2018 ITM Auckland SuperSprint will see the welcome return of the Pirelli Porsche Championship, their last appearance at a Supercars event over 7 years ago.
The category is made up of a wide variety of Porsches - from the super-fast 991 and 997 GT3 Cup Cars to 924 and 944 Series, there are six groups fighting for class points in every race giving each driver a chance to excel within their speed group.
This will be Round 2 of the MSNZ National Championship with over 20 cars expected from both the North and South Island.
That unique sound of a GT3 Cup Car in full flight down the front straight of Pukekohe along with the close competitive racing is sure to please many fans within the crowd.
LEARN MORE: fb.me/pirelliporscheseries
SAS Autoparts MSC Formula 5000
Always a favourite with motorsport fans young and old the SAS Autoparts MSC Formula 5000 Tasman Cup Revival category returns to Pukekohe after an impressive debut on the ITM Auckland SuperSprint support class roster last year.
The sheer ground-shaking presence of these classic stock-block V8-powered, wings-and-slicks single seaters originally raced between 1968 and 1977 is never anything less than spectacular as they thunder down the Pukekohe front straight often two and sometimes even three abreast and through the circuit’s famed Turn 1 sweeper at barely reduced velocity.
LEARN MORE: f5000.co.nz
CAMS Payce Formula 4 Championship
The next generation of Australian racers will carve a name for themselves in the CAMS PAYCE Formula 4 Championship. Racing on the same tracks as their Virgin Australia Supercars Championship heroes, it is the first step on the motor racing pathway after karting.
Despite many of the teenage drivers not holding a road licence, they’re more than capable at racing up to 200km/h. The 1.6 litre turbo, modern carbon fibre chassis and sticky Hankook tyres promote close racing and develops critical race craft skills.
Past Australian Formula 4 graduates have stepped up to higher categories in Australia and abroad.
LEARN MORE: formula4.com.au
Where to find
There are several support category paddocks at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint. Refer to the track map for locations.
Support Paddock A (between the Supercars Paddock overbridge and the covered Grandstand)
- BNT V8s
- Toyota 86
- SAS Autoparts Formula 5000
Support Paddock B (behind the stables)
- Pirelli Porsche
- ENZED Central Muscle Cars
The Formula 4 Pits are located next to Race Control.
Make sure you head to the Supercars Paddock across the weekend to see where the behind-the-scenes action takes place. From inside the Paddock, fans can see teams working in the garages and maybe even grab an autograph from a driver.
Pre-purchase your Paddock Pass online through Ticketek or purchase on event weekend from the Ticketek Box Offices.
Please Note: The Supercars Paddock may close at any time for safety reasons.
Pit Lane Walks
Get closer to the action than you ever have before. Take a behind-the-scenes walk through Pit Lane, the activity hub of the ITM Auckland SuperSprint.
These are for Supercars Members and Supercars Travel bookings.
When: Saturday 8.25am & Sunday 8.30am
Where: Meeting point is Pit Entry
Take a break from the racing and chill out to some local tunes at the music hubs around the event precinct.
Old Garden Bar Stage
MELZ (solo) will be playing a range of popular soulful tunes in the style of Nora Jones, with TANNER (solo with backing tracks) playing up beat classics from the 70’s to current hits.
When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Inside Gate 2
ROWAN (duo) will be playing upbeat classic Pop/Rock tunes with THE LOCALS (trio) playing a range of popular favourites from the 60’s to current radio hits. NGATI 2 (acoustic duo) will also be hitting the main stage playing a wide range of sing along classics.
When: Friday 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 11:30am - 3:30pm
Where: Inside Gate 3