Action Begins on the Streets of Adelaide

27 Feb 2014
It's qualifying day at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide - see who will start from the front row of the grid for Saturday's two races.
3 mins by James Pavey

It’s qualifying day at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide – see who will start from the front row of the grid for Saturday’s two races, and who is the first race winner of the Dunlop Series season.

The Touring Car Masters and Formula 3 warm up the crowd, with first running at 9.35am local time.

And shortly after, it’s what everyone is waiting for. The V8 Supercars head out for an all-in practice session, the first 30-minute run of what is set to be an awesome weekend.

Following is Dunlop Series qualifying, with a new format that divides the field into two to cater for this year’s extraordinary numbers.

There’s plenty of time on-track for the main attraction, with the V8 Supercars running two further 30-minute practice sessions before two 15-minute qualifying sessions at 3pm to determine the grid for tomorrow’s two 125km races.

Quickest in the second session will start from ARMOR ALL Pole Position in the twilight race, which many of the drivers are looking forward to.

Later in the evening, the Dunlop Series’ race one will begin at 6.15pm.

Other support categories will entertain throughout the day with Carrera Cup and V8 Utes, as well as the Nissan Time Attack display showcasing electric race car the Nissan Leaf Nismo RC.

Bliss N Eso, with Horrorshow and All Day also at the concert stage.

Grab your Paddock Pass and see the cars and transporters up close – you may even be lucky enough to catch your favourite driver! If so, snap a photo and share with #MyV8 – the best images will be picked up by V8 Supercars and run in exclusive fan galleries.


There’s something to entertain everyone at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide, with a number of displays and hang outs around the street circuit.

The Family Fun Zone is perfect for the kids, and you can also head to the GoPro TrAction Zone, where there’s everything from beachwear parades, the Showtime FMX Freestyle Moto and Porsche Kids Driving School, decked out like a mini community so children can learn the road rules while having fun.

Check out some of the world’s best, with the BMX RAMPage, eight top BMX Dirt Freestyle riders competing over the four days.

Those who’d prefer to chill with a cold drink can hit Coopers 1862 Bar, or the Pit Straight Adrenaline Bar.

Or lose yourself in Sideshow Alley – scream yourself silly on your favourite ride.

There are plenty of displays, with everything from Ducatis, to Coca Cola memorabilia, to vintage caravans on display.

Click here for today’s full program.

Tickets are still available for the event – secure yours now and head in to the track for the first day of the first V8 Supercars Championship race event.

And public transport is free for trains, trams and buses – so what are you waiting for?!

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