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Transporter Parade to kick off Townsville race week

Supercars
26 Jun
Supercars' return to North Queensland in 2024 will kick off with the annual NTI Transporter Parade
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  • Annual NTI Transporter Parade set for Wednesday 3 July

  • More than $25 million dollars’ worth of Supercars in parade

  • Track action commences on Friday 5 July

Supercars' return to North Queensland in 2024 will kick off with the annual NTI Transporter Parade on Wednesday 3 July, when transporters carrying more than $25 million dollars’ worth of Supercars will make their way to the circuit through the streets of Townsville.

The transporters will begin their journey from midday, turning from Webb Drive onto Ingham Road.

The procession carrying all 24 Repco Supercars Championship Mustangs and Camaros will then continue on in front of fans, before making a left turn onto Percy Street.

As the parade continues along Bundock Street, fans will be able to cheer on and wave at their favourite teams at various popular intersections, including Howitt Street, Warburton Street, Eyre Street, and crossing the popular George Roberts Bridge.

The procession will make its way onto Saunders Street, passing by Townsville Stadium and then turning into the Reid Park circuit precinct.

SC24-TOWN-NTI Transporter Parade Map

In addition to the transporter parade, a dedicated Fan Zone will be established at the Townsville sign in Central Park near Palmer Street.

Full details of the NTI Townsville 500 Transporter Parade are available on Supercars.com.

Supercars Logistics Manager and lead truck driver in the parade Jason Routley said: “The Townsville transporter parade is one of the best of the year, it’s an honour to be a part of for all Supercars’ teams.

“Every truckie looks forward to seeing fans old and new along the route to the circuit to really kick off our event celebrations.

“We encourage local fans and visitors to get to the Fan Zone near Palmer Street, it’s one of the best vantage points to see all the transporters and there will be something there for the whole family on the day.

“Some of the teams travel close to 2500km to get to Townsville each year and seeing fans lining the streets to welcome them to town is always a great way to cap off the trip and officially begin the NTI Townsville 500.”

The NTI Townsville 500 is the biggest annual sporting event in North Queensland and has become a staple on the Australian sporting calendar since it began in 2009.

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The Thursday of the event will be headlined by the inaugural Track to Town in Townsville, which will see all cars drive through the city streets.

Three of the biggest music acts in Australia, Tones And I, G Flip and Cyril, will perform on the evening of Saturday 6 July, at the NTI Townsville 500 within the circuit precinct. Concert entry is free with any Saturday ticket and children of all ages are welcome to attend.

The trio of acts will all perform on the evening of Saturday 6 July, at the NTI Townsville 500 within the circuit precinct.

Now in its 15th year, the event this year will celebrate its 40th Supercars race.

Also on track at this year’s NTI Townsville 500 will be some of the best support categories in the country, including the Dunlop Series featuring up and coming stars of Supercars, the Porsche Sprint Challenge, Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia GR Cup and the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series.

General admission, corporate hospitality and grandstand tickets for the 2024 NTI Townsville 500 running 5-7 July are available through Supercars.com

The NTI Townsville 500 is proudly supported by Townsville City Council and the Queensland Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland Major Events Program.

2024 NTI Townsville 500: NTI Transporter Parade

  • Date: Wednesday July 3

  • Start time: 12:00pm

Route

  • Transporters will drive along Ingham Road before turning onto Percy Street

  • Transporters will follow road turn into Bundock, Warburton, Eyre and Denham Streets

  • Transporters will pass Flinders Street Intersection and over George Roberts Bridge

  • Transporters will pass Fan Zone located at Central Park Townsville Sign near Palmer Street

  • Transporters will continue on Saunders Street past Townsville Stadium

  • Transporters will turn into Boundary Street entrance into circuit

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