What’s On

There's action aplenty at the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 this November

Supercars events are packed full of entertainment and activities both and off track. From the roar of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship through to the family friendly LEGO Play Zone there's something for every person.

Keep checking out this page as more is added to find what's on at the Coates Hire Newcastle 500.

Hamilton Super Start Up

Head along to Gregson Park, for the Hamilton Super Start-Up. You can meet some of your favourite Supercars drivers and grab an autograph. Then cheer the drivers on as they cruise down Beaumont Street.

A limited quantity of free posters will be available for patrons at the signing sessions.

Where: Gregson Park, Hamilton

When: 4:30pm– 6pm, Thursday 22nd November

  • 4:30pm - 5.30pm: Supercars Trackside Live Broadcast
  • 5pm - 6pm: Supercars Driver Signing Session
  • 6pm: Supercars drivers cruise down Beaumont Street

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Dunlop Super2 Series


The Dunlop Super2 Series always has spectators at the edge of their seats with the 2017 season providing a tight open contest up until the last race.

The series remains the core breeding ground for future Supercar stars and can’t go unmissed with past drivers graduating to race in the main game.

Mark Winterbottom, Lee Holdsworth, Michael Caruso, Scott McLaughlin, Tim Slade, David Reynolds, Cameron Waters, James Moffatt, Chaz Mostert are all part of the elite group of past Dunlop Super2 Series driver’s now competing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

2018 will prove to be another stellar year as young talent Todd Hazelwood (2017 DS2 Series Champion), Anton De Pasqualie, Jack LeBrocq and Ritchie Stanaway all advance to take part in the Supercars Championship.

East Coast Bullbars SuperUte Series


SuperUtes will storm onto the circuit in 2018, representing a whole new automotive segment on-track.

Replacing the traditional V8 Utes, this next era of Ute racing, dual-cab, turbo diesel machines are set to give the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship an exciting new feel.

Making their debut at the Adelaide 500, the Holden Colorado, Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Mitsibushi Triton, Mazda BT-50 and Isuzu D-Max form this exhilarating line-up.

Toyota 86 Race Series

Will Brown leads the field at Bathurst

The Toyota 86 Race Series, under the official banner of Toyota Racing Australia, has been running at Supercars events annually since 2016.

As a one make category it gives developing grass roots talent the chance to race on even terms against select high profile drivers.

Toyota 86 Race Series cars compete with a strictly policed performance pack and run on Dunlop control tyres.

With a $125 000 prize pool, large fields and Supercars talent scouts looking on, Toyota 86 drivers are set to turn on plenty of close entertaining racing.

Touring Car Masters


Touring Car Masters is Australia’s top series for retro Touring Cars from the classic period of muscle car competition between 1964 and 1979.

The series, more 'retro' than 'historic', brings together some of the most iconic brands and models from Muscle Car history and creates a racing series full of unique sounds, sights and an on-track product like no other.

There's Ford and Holden, of course, but also classic US-Muscle like Mustang and Camaro, AMC, Valliants, Chryslers, AMC and even Porsche's.

TCM cars are loud, fast, sideways and exciting. The drivers are heroes and include some of the most famous names in the sport, including Bathurst legends Jim Richards and John Bowe, new champion Steven Johnson and 2017 challengers Adam Bressington, Ryan Hansford, Jason Gomersall, Eddie Abelnica and more.

TCM contests seven rounds across Australia, all of them running with the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

Pit Lane Walks

Get closer to the action than you ever have before – in Pit Lane! 

Take a behind-the-scenes look through the epicentre of all the action in pit lane at the 2018 Coates Hire Newcastle 500. Witness teams and drivers in preparation for the gruelling 500km of endurance racing. Get in quick as tickets are limited.

Click here to secure your spot! 

Meeting Point – Pit Gate C


Session 1 – 8.40am

Session 2 – 12.20pm

Session 3 – 3.55pm


Session 1 – 8.45am

Session 2 – 12.05pm

Session 3 – 1.30pm


Session 1 – 8.05am

Session 2 – 11.20am

Session 3 – 1.20pm

Important Information:

  • Please arrive 10mins prior to the start of your session.
  • Late-comers will not be permitted onto Pit Lane and will not be entitled to a refund or exchange of session.
  • Pit Lane walks are approximately 10mins.
  • Please ensure you have your Pit Lane walk ticket ready to present to staff.
  • Session times may be delayed or cancelled due to on track incidents.
  • Pit Lane walk tickets must be used in conjunction with a valid event ticket.
  • Session times may change at any time at the discretion of Supercars.
  • It is advised that you check your session time on www.supercars.com on the morning of your allocated session time.

Grand Finale Breakfast

Coates Hire Newcastle 500 Grand Finale Breakfast – Held by and in support of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

Join us trackside for the 2018 Coates Hire Newcastle 500 Grand Finale Breakfast.

Mingle with the Drivers, be the first to see the 2018 track, enjoy a delicious breakfast and raise funds for the Westpac rescue Helicopter Service.

Limited tickets available.

When: 7am – 9am, Thursday 22nd November

Where: Unibet Sports Lounge (within the Supercars Event Precinct), top of Watt Street, Newcastle East

Tickets: $80 *plus booking fee

What's included: Barista made coffee, Breakfast and be entertained listening to the stories, hearing the banter of your Coates Hire Newcastle 500 Drivers as they prepare to take the track. All 26 will be in attendance!

Purchase tickets HERE.