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 on and off track. From the roar of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship through to the family friendly SuperKids Zone there's something for everyone.

Grand Finale Breakfast

Enjoy a cocktail style breakfast within the Supercars precinct and mingle with the drivers, whilst helping raise funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

This year's event will be attended by the top 10 ranked drivers going into the Coates Hire Newcastle 500. This is a morning not to be missed - limited tickets are available.

When: 7am - 9am, Thursday 21 November 2019

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

Inclusions: Start your day with a delicious breakfast and barista made coffee while listening to your favourite Supercars drivers speak before they take to the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 track.

Tickets: $80.00 per person

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Super Signing Session

Come along to the official off track signing session and meet all 26 Supercars drivers.

FREE posters will be available on the day plus you can watch a live broadcast of “Trackside Live” as it goes to air on Fox Sports.

Drivers will be signing autographs between 5pm and 6pm.

When: 4:30pm - 6:30pm, Thursday 21 November 2019

Where: Civic Park, Newcastle

Support Categories

Dunlop Super2 Series

The Dunlop Super2 Series always has spectators at the edge of their seats! 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, Scott McLaughlin, Lee Holdsworth, Tim Slade, David Reynolds, Cameron Waters, Chaz Mostert, Scott Pye and Nick Percat are all part of the elite group of past Dunlop Super2 Series driver’s now competing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. In 2018, Scott McLaughlin became the second Super2 Series Champion to go on and win the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, the only other driver achieving this feat being Mark Winterbottom, who won Super2 in 2003 before taking the main game prize in 2015.

In 2019 the Dunlop Super2 Series remains pivotal in shaping the future of motorsport with rising star Macauley Jones advancing to take part in the Supercars Championship. Showing plenty of promise, young talent Jack Le Brocq, James Golding, Todd Hazelwood and Anton De Pasquale will contest their second fulltime Supercars season.

East Coast Bullbars SuperUte Series

After a maiden season in 2018, the ECB SuperUtes will storm onto the circuit again in 2019.

This new era of dual-cab, turbo diesel Ute racing will continue to liven up the support program for the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

The 2019 the ECB SuperUtes season will include eight rounds across Australia and at least six different manufacturers all competing for championship glory.

Toyota 86 Race Series

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.

Aussie Racing Cars

A crowd favourite for 20 years, the Aussie Racing Cars will be hitting the track again across seven rounds in 2019.

Celebrating their 20th Anniversary as a support category to Supercars, the Aussie Racing Cars are set to provide another season of action packed 4 wide racing action.

Despite their small size these cars have a lot of power, boasting a 1.3 litre, 135bhp, twin-cam, 16 valve engine that revs to 11500rpm.

Their favourable power to weight ratio brings fast-paced action with maximum speeds in excess of 200kph.

As one of Australia’s most popular motor sport categories, the Aussie Racing Cars are set to bring another exciting year of racing!

Pit Lane Walks

Take a behind-the-scenes look through the epicentre of all the action in pit lane at the 2019 Coates Hire Newcastle 500. Witness teams and drivers in preparation for the gruelling 500km of endurance racing. Get in quick as tickets are limited.


  • Session 1 – 8.30am
  • Session 2 – 12.00noon
  • Session 3 – 3.55pm


  • Session 1 – 8.45am
  • Session 2 – 11.20am
  • Session 3 – 1.50pm


  • Session 1 – 8.30am
  • Session 2 – 11.50am
  • Session 3 – 1.55pm

Where: Meeting point is at Pit Gate C (Pit Entry end of the Pit Building, closest to Foreshore Park) 

Click here to secure your spot! 

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.
  • Enclosed footwear must be worn when participating in a Pit Lane Walk.
  • Pit Lane walks are approximately 10mins.
  • Please ensure you have your Pit Lane walk ticket ready to present to staff.
  • Pit Lane walk tickets must be used in conjunction with a valid event ticket.
  • Session times may be delayed or cancelled due to on track incidents.
  • It is advised that you check your session time on www.supercars.com on the morning of your allocated session time.