Porsche Carrera Cup Australia
This Porsche One-Make Series attracts some of the region’s best Pro and Pro-Am ranked sports car drivers, all competing in identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race cars. Born on the 911 production line in Stuttgart, the second-generation 991-series 911 race car, introduced to the series in 2018, was faster, safer and more affordable than its predecessor and immediately improved the overall racing experience for Carrera Cup Australia’s teams, drivers and fans trackside.
Carrera Cup will continue to race at Australia’s largest motor racing events, beginning the season at the popular Adelaide 500 and Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix events and concluding with the iconic Bathurst 1000 and Gold Coast 600. Adding to this mix a return to the Townsville 400 means that the 2019 season will feature at five high-profile events. The remaining three events will be held at the picturesque Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, the ever-popular Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin and The Bend Motorsport Park, which was a hit with drivers and fans alike after Carrera Cup’s debut at the new Tailem Bend circuit in 2018.
And in 2019, Carrera Cup will be more visible than ever. Exclusively at Formula 1 and Supercars events, every race of the season will be broadcast live in Australia, while the addition of the Townsville 400 to the calendar means that races from five of the 2019 season’s eight rounds will be televised on free-to-air television.
As the championship is owned and operated by Porsche Cars Australia, the brand ensures Carrera Cup is run at the highest standard by Porsche’s in-house motorsport team. Full fields, tremendous racing cars and some of Australia’s best Pro and Pro-Am sports car drivers… Be sure to follow the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia championship in 2019.
Read more: www.carreracup.com.au
Toyota 86 Race Series
The Toyota 86 Race Series, under the official banner of Toyota Racing Australia, has been running at Supercars events annually since 2016. As a one make category it gives developing grass roots talent the chance to race on even terms against select high profile drivers. Toyota 86 Race Series cars compete with a strictly policed performance pack and run on Dunlop control tyres.
With a $125 000 prize pool, large fields and Supercars talent scouts looking on, Toyota 86 drivers are set to turn on plenty of close entertaining racing.
Read more: www.toyota.com.au/86/racing-series
Touring Car Masters
Touring Car Masters is Australia’s top series for retro Touring Cars from the classic period of muscle car competition between 1964 and 1979.
The series, more 'retro' than 'historic', brings together some of the most iconic brands and models from Muscle Car history and creates a racing series full of unique sounds, sights and an on-track product like no other. There's Ford and Holden, of course, but also classic US-Muscle like Mustang and Camaro, Valliants, Chryslers and even Porsche's.
TCM cars are loud, fast, sideways and exciting. The drivers are heroes and include some of the most famous names in the sport, including Bathurst legends Jim Richards and John Bowe, two-time champion Steven Johnson and regular challengers like Adam Bressington, Ryan Hansford, Jason Gomersall, Marcus Zukanovic and more. TCM contests seven rounds across Australia, a majority of them running with the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
Read more: www.touringcarmasters.com.au/
Kumho Super3 Series
The Kumho Super3 Series (formerly known as the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series) provides a competition home for genuine ex-V8 Supercars.
Many of the cars are historically significant race cars with an increasing number running in original livery, and fans can identify with their successes in the hands of some of the sport’s greatest drivers and teams.
The drivers are a mixture of the next ‘up and coming’ stars of the series, to experienced hands who have stepped away from professional driving, and enthusiastic amateurs keen to be involved in the sport. The result of this mixture is highly entertaining racing throughout the field.
Many of the cars are run by professional teams with considerable experience in the sport, including Brad Jones Racing, Eggleston Motorsport, Matt Stone Racing, Image Racing, MW Motorsport and more. The Kumho Super3 Series V8’s are crowd pleasers: Real Holden & Ford racing with an eclectic mix of cars and drivers, and a ‘where have these guys been’ factor!
Read more: http://super3.com.au/
Make sure you head to the Supercars Paddock area at the rear of the Supercars garages where the behind-the-scenes action takes place. From inside the paddock, fans can see the amazing purpose-built transporters, teams working in the garages and maybe even grab an autograph from a driver. Paddock Passes will be required to enter the Supercars Paddock.
The support paddock is also located within the Supercars Paddock, shown on the track map.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where to find: Rear of the Supercars Garages
Stock up on your favorite Team’s merchandise and Supercars gear. Plus check out some of the stunt team vehicles on display, enjoy a drink at the bars and grab a bite to eat.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where to find: Outside track along the main straight - inside and outside the Island Pavilion
Autograph Signing Sessions
Come along to the Supercars Paddock for the opportunity to meet the drivers and grab an autograph. Each driver will appear at the back of their garage for half an hour. Paddock Passes will be required to enter the Supercars Paddock.
When: Times to be confirmed
Where to find: Rear of team garages in the Supercars Paddock
Enjoy the thrill of taking a helicopter flight over the track to not only get a birds-eye view of the Island, but also see the grand spectacle of race day.
Price: $80.00 per person for a 2 lap flight
When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Where to find: Tickets are available at the Phillip Island Helicopters trailer at the northern end of the Island Pavilion or at the helipad at Lukey Heights
Matt Hall Aerial Plane
The Matt Hall Racing team has been performing one of the most spine tingling, high energy, progressive aerobatic routines on the planet for Supercar audiences since 2011. Flying Displays are done in the Extra 300L – the fastest, most powerful and manoeuvrable two-seat aerobatic aircraft in the country.
When: Saturday 1:00pm & 3:10pm. Sunday 11:05am & 1:20pm
Where to find: Look to the sky!
The Phillip Island Go Karts will be open exclusively to WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint event patrons. Take to the 750m replica track of the famous 4.45km Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and push out a series of hot laps in the state of the art Sodi RT8 Evo2 Go Karts. You can either race against your mates, or challenge the clock for the best time.
Campers receive a special 20% discount! Camping wristband must be shown to redeem discount.
When: 9.00am - 5.30pm daily
Where to find: Registrations can be made via the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Visitor Centre