Doubleheader confirmed for Townsville

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 07/08/2020
  • By Connor O'Brien

The 2020 trend of holding consecutive events at a location will continue through to Townsville, which will host its first Supercars doubleheader in just a matter of weeks.

The north Queensland city will become the third straight destination to do so, following two rounds at Sydney Motorsport Park and the upcoming BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown and CoreStaff Darwin SuperSprint events.

As had been scheduled, the first meeting on the streets of Reid Park will take place across August 29-30, known as the NTI Townsville SuperSprint.

The second – an official title for which is to be confirmed – will be held the following weekend on September 5-6.

Fans will be permitted to attend both weekends, although all tickets must be pre-purchased.

In a win for fans, kids under 12 will get in free, with single-day tickets $35 and a special price of $110 for a four-day ticket for those wanting to make the most of the double dose of events in town.

In line with COVID-19 regulations, there will be no concerts this year. The Townsville events will feature fan-favourite merchandise stalls around the circuit and support categories will be in action at both weekends.

For the first time since 2014, fans in Townsville will be able to watch three Supercars races over two days – with that format running at both events.

“We’d like to thank the Queensland Government and Townsville City Council for supporting this concept which allows Supercars to race at one of our favourite circuits on back-to-back weekends,” Supercars CEO Sean Seamer said.

“Two weeks of racing in Townsville allows us to maximise exposure and competition during the key northern leg of this year’s championship.”

“Supercars would like to thank drivers, officials, team personnel and their families for their continued support of this year’s championship during these times.”

The August 29-30 event in Townsville will be broadcast on Foxtel and 10 HD and streamed on Kayo. The September 5-6 round will be live and ad-free on Fox Sports and Kayo. Broadcast times will be released in the coming days.

Tickets for both weekends are limited and will be on sale from Friday 11am through Ticketek.

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