Supercars are ready to roll in for North Queensland’s premier sporting event the Watpac Townsville 400 – and they will roll in with style. Get set for the annual Supercars Transporter Parade and see the massive rigs that carry all the Supercars and equipment drive into Townsville in spectacular style.
WHERE TO FIND
DUNLOP SUPER2 SERIES
The Dunlop Super2 Series always has spectators at the edge of their seats. The series remains the core breeding ground for future Supercar stars and can’t go unmissed with past drivers graduating to race in the main game. Mark Winterbottom, Lee Holdsworth, Michael Caruso, Scott McLaughlin, Tim Slade, David Reynolds, Cameron Waters, James Moffatt, Chaz Mostert are all part of the elite group of past Dunlop Super2 Series driver’s now competing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. In 2018 the Dunlop Super2 Series remains pivotal in shaping the future of motor sport with young talent competing to become the upcoming stars of Australian motorsport.
LEARN MORE: Supercars.com/super2
EAST COAST BULLBARS SUPERUTES SERIES
SuperUtes will storm onto the circuit in 2018, representing a whole new automotive segment on-track. Replacing the traditional V8 Utes, this next era of Ute racing, dual-cab, turbo diesel machines are set to give the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship an exciting new feel. Making their debut at the Adelaide 500, the Holden Colorado, Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, Mazda BT-50 and Isuzu D-Max form an exhilarating line-up.
LEARN MORE: Supercars.com/superutes
TOURING CAR MASTERS
Touring Car Masters delivers exactly what the name suggests: legendary cars and drivers from the history of motor sport going head to head, producing spectacular racing. The grid includes racing legends like Jim Richards, John Bowe and Glenn Seton who race a host of other competitive drivers in a who’s who of classic muscle car machinery. Here, Ford Mustang races Chevrolet Camaro, Holden Torana takes on Ford Falcon GT and other old rivals like the Charger, Javelin, Porsche 911 and more. TCM is loud, spectacular, exciting and old-school Touring Car racing.
LEARN MORE: touringcarmasters.com.au
The Toyota 86 Race Series, under the official banner of Toyota Racing Australia is running at five Supercars events for at least three years commencing in 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.
LEARN MORE: Toyota.com.au
WHERE TO FIND
There are two support paddocks – one located on the infield hosting Dunlop Super2 Series and ECB SuperUtes and the other on the outfield near Gate 1 with the Touring Car Masters and Toyota 86.
Anyone aged under 16 years and under in the Paddock must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
Upgrade to paddock access $30 for three-days ($35 at the gate). Kids 12 and under receive free paddock access, but must be accompanied by an Adult who has a Paddock Pass.
Anyone aged 16 years and under in the paddock must be accompanied by an adult.
WHERE TO FIND
Rear of the Pit Building
During the heat of the day relax in comfort with music, bars, food stalls, seating, tables and shade. A big screen will ensure you won’t miss a moment of the action.
Hoodoo Gurus and The Baby Animals will be rocking out under the Watpac SuperTop on the Friday night as North Queensland commemorates a decade of Supercars racing.
On Saturday night, the SuperTop transforms to a mecca for Aussie rock, with Aussie music royalty John Farnham leading the celebrations supported by fellow rock legend, Daryl Braithwaite.
The concerts are included in your same day event ticket, being a 3-day, 2-day, Friday or Saturday Trackside, Grandstand or Corporate ticket
WHERE TO FIND
Behind the Supercars Paddock