Saturday Night Cowes Car DisplaySupercars brings some colour into Cowes with the Melbourne Old School Cruisers display. Come to town, grab a bite to eat, and check out a range of the Australian and American cruisers and muscle cars on display.
When:Saturday 21st April from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Northern end of Thompson Ave, Cowes
Champions BreakfastGet ready for the big race with a prime view from the Paddock Rooftop. A drivers Q&A will take place and the first 100 people will receive a free bacon and egg roll to get the day started right.
When:Sunday from 9am
Where:Supercars Paddock Rooftop
Super Track WalkRace goers have the chance to walk onto the track, view the cars and get to know some of their favourite Championship drivers during the Super Track Walk. The track will be open for fans to take part in this unique experience and show their support to their favourite team. With the cars on the grid and the drivers coming out to meet their fans, make sure you have your cameras ready!
When: Saturday, 8:55am meeting time for a 9:10am start
Where: Access Point via Pit Exit at the Southern end of the Pit Building (all patrons can access this area even if they don’t have a Paddock Pass) and also via the gates near the Grandstand and Merchandise Alley, on the western side of the circuit.
The 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 V8s are crowd pleasers: Real Holden & Ford racing with an eclectic mix of cars and drivers, and a ‘where have these guys been’ factor!
Always a crowd favourite, the Aussie Racing Cars will be back in 2018. Despite their small size these cars have a lot of power, boasting a 1.2 litre, 125bhp, twin-cam, 16 valve engine that revs to 11500rpm. Their favourable power to weight ratio brings fast-paced action with maximum speeds in excess of 200kph. As one of Australia’s most popular motor sport categories, the Aussie Racing Cars are set to bring another exciting year of racing!
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.
As one of the region’s best sports car series, Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia is set for a bumper season in 2018; one that will see new cars, new tracks and a fully subscribed field of Pro and Pro-Am racers. One of the key drawcards to the 2018 season is the introduction of the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car. Born on the 911 production line in Stuttgart, the second-generation 991 series 911 race car made its track debut in 2017 in Europe and North America before Australia adopted the new race-bred 911 in 2018. The new 911 is faster, safety and more affordable than its predecessor, improving the overall racing experience for Porsche’s teams, drivers and fans trackside.
WHERE TO FIND
The support paddock is located on the infield and is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Matt Hall RacingThe 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.
WHERE TO FINDLook to the skies Saturday at 12:30pm and 3:10pm, and Sunday at 10:30am and 1:10pm.
Make sure you head to the Supercars Paddock area across the weekend to see 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.
Anyone aged 16 yrs and under in the paddock must be accompanied by an adult. Grandstand tickets include free paddock access.
Where to find:
Rear of the Supercars Garages