The Supercars are set to roar into town next month for three days of non-stop action for the betr Darwin Triple Crown Supercars Indigenous Round, with the full on-track schedule out now.
Feel the rush when the Supercars, Australian Superbikes, Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup, Aussie Racing Cars and Combined Sedans hit the track.
Combined with two nights of Nitro Up North featuring the world’s fastest cars in the Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship 2023, there will be plenty of on-track entertainment at Hidden Valley Raceway from 16-18 June 2023.
As the official Supercars Indigenous Round, fans will again be wowed by indigenous artwork proudly displayed across the Supercars liveries.
The liveries were a hit with spectators last year, as was the F-35 jet flyover, which will take place on the Sunday again this year.
There will be plenty of Supercars entertainment off-track too, including the Night Transporter Convoy on Wednesday, 14 June.
The convoy will leave Hidden Valley and pass through Palmerston for the first time this year before heading into the city, where Raintree Park will become a hub of activity. There will also be a Welcome to Country to officially welcome the teams to Larrakia country.
At the track, attendees will be able to catch the Eastern Arrernte Band live on stage on Friday and Saturday afternoon, check out the Shannon’s Machines, ADF and Variety Bash displays, and join the Pit Lane Walk to meet their favourite Supercars drivers.
The popular Kids Zone and Teens Den return, with face painting, stilt walkers, laser tag and arcade games.
The on and off-track schedule is now online. A three-day Hot Pass to the betr Darwin Triple Crown is just $119. For more details about any of the above, and to view the schedule or buy tickets, visit www.darwinsupercars.com.au.
"The betr Darwin Triple Crown is one of Darwin’s largest events and is an opportunity for racing nuts to see some of Australia’s best drivers right here in the NT," Quotes from Minister for Major Events Paul Kirby said.
"Last year almost 18,000 individuals, including more than 8000 from interstate, descended on Hidden Valley for three days of heart-thumping action, and the event generated a total expenditure stimulus of $28.4 million, of which $21.3 million was new money to the Territory."
Supercars CEO Shane Howard added: "Supercars is very proud to collaborate with the Northern Territory Government, Northern Territory Major Events Company, and Larrakia Nation in honouring Darwin for the 2023 Indigenous Round of the Repco Supercars Championship.
"Through Supercars Indigenous Round and valuable motorsport programs such as Racing Together, the aim is to familiarise Indigenous individuals with the event, our sport, and the teams, while actively engaging with the local community.
"This year also marks the first time we get to show off the Gen3 Chevrolet Camaros and Ford Mustangs on track in striking indigenous liveries to fans at Hidden Valley.
"The Darwin Triple Crown is one of the biggest events on the Supercars Championship calendar and we cannot wait to hit the track in June."
Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle said: "The mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship is very excited to return to Darwin and again be a part of the betr Darwin Triple Crown.
"This event is a unique experience for the spectators, featuring the very best action on two and four wheels in the beautiful weather of the Northern Territory.
"The ASBK Championship will again thrill the fans at Hidden Valley with three Superbike races across this action-packed weekend. The high-speed Superbikes are sure to produce handlebar-to-handlebar racing at speeds over 280km/h and will bring the fans to their feet as we have seen for the past two years.
"The Darwin Triple Crown is an event not to be missed and well worth the trip to witness all the action from the trackside – see you there."