Iconic surfboard continues countdown to Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500

28 Sep
Iconic surfboard clock now counting down the days to Queensland's largest annual sporting event
  • The Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 is now less than one month away

  • The iconic surfboard clock in Surfers Paradise joined the countdown on Wednesday

  • The GC500 takes place October 27-29 on the streets of Surfers Paradise

The countdown is on to the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500, with Surfers Paradise’s iconic surfboard clock now counting down the days to Queensland’s largest annual sporting event.

Wednesday marked one month to go until on-track action begins at the famed street race, where the Repco Supercars Championship will hold its 11th event of the 2023 season.

The clock was first installed in 2013 in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and will be wrapped in bold Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 branding through the upcoming race event at the end of October.

Brad Jones Racing’s Bryce Fullwood was on site as the iconic clock in Surfers Paradise began counting down towards Friday, October 27, the first day of practice at the popular event.

Fullwood moved to the Gold Coast in 2018 and returned to the coast after signing with BJR for the 2022 Supercars season. The Darwin-native happily describes the event as a bit of a home race, and also a driver favourite.

“Look, I'm really lucky,” the 2019 Dunlop Super2 Series champion said.

“I obviously get to call the Gold Coast home and I get to race here, and then obviously I’m a very proud Territorian and I get to call the event in Darwin my own too. So I'm really lucky I get to have sort of like two home events.”

First held as an IndyCar event from 1991, this year marks the 31st time racing has been held on the streets of the Gold Coast, and the 27th time Supercars has competed on the picturesque street circuit.


Like last year’s event that welcomed over 200,000 patrons, the 2023 Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 will feature two 250-kilometre Supercars races, and serves as the penultimate round on the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship calendar.

The party continues after the chequered flag, with music acts and entertainment slated for all three days of the event, featuring the likes of The Presets, Client Liaison, Illy and more, as well as a raft of on and off-track activations and attractions.

“The Gold Coast is a really, really awesome event,” Fullwood added.

“You know, the hype around this event is incredible and you really have to be here to understand it.

“For us as drivers, this is definitely right up the top of the pecking order of our favourite events.

“That is for sure, so really, really excited to get underway and can't wait to get stuck into it.”

Construction of the temporary street circuit is well underway as the roar of Supercars returns to the Gold Coast October 27-29.

Before that, the Repco Supercars Championship is on track again next weekend at the Repco Bathurst 1000, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Great Race, taking place October 5-8.

Tickets to both events can be purchased via Supercars.com and Ticketek.

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