SuperFest held at iconic Surfers Paradise sign Thursday evening
All 25 Supercars drivers on hand as fans lined up down the Esplanade
Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 on-track action begins tomorrow
Supercars fans were treated to the annual SuperFest on Thursday evening on Cavill Avenue, as the countdown to the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 draws closer to zero. On the eve of Queensland’s largest annual sporting event, hundreds of fans braved a steady drizzle to line the Esplanade along the iconic Surfers Paradise Beach to meet all 25 Repco Supercars Championship drivers less than a day before on-track action begins at the Boost Mobile GC500.
In classic Gold Coast fashion, the full field of Supercars drivers arrived at the signing session on the famous Aquaduck bus, high-fiving fans as they arrived at the night of festivities.
Fans were also treated to DJ sets, performances by Jet Pack Entertainment, and drag and muscle car displays in front of the iconic Surfers Paradise sign.
Drivers Mark Winterbottom and Cam Waters spoke to media at the signing session. Team 18's Winterbottom is a former winner on the Gold Coast, and has "nothing to lose" after a significant shake up of personnel at the Melbourne squad following the Repco Bathurst 1000.
Waters finished second on the Gold Coast in 2017, and provided one of the highlights of the 2022 event with a spectacular pirouette after clipping the tyre barrier at the first chicane. The 29-year old from Mildura is keen to bounce back after his car crashed out of the Bathurst 1000 earlier this month.
On-track action at the Surfers Paradise street circuit begins Friday, as the 31st motorsport event at the iconic temporary circuit gets underway.
Following the first full day of on-track action, Macintosh Island’s Club 500 will turn up the volume with DJ John Course and The Presets set to rock the stage.
Supercars will hold a 250-kilometre race each on Saturday and Sunday, as championship leader Brodie Kostecki looks to protect his advantage over reigning Repco Bathurst 1000 winner Shane van Gisbergen.
Live coverage of the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 can be found on Seven and Foxtel, with live streaming available via 7plus and Kayo.
Tickets to Queensland’s largest annual sporting event can be purchased via Supercars.com and Ticketek.