Supercars Track to Town coming to Darwin – Auto Action

Supercars Track to Town coming to Darwin – Auto Action
Supercars Track to Town coming to Darwin – Auto Action

By Thomas Miles

For the first time in Australia, the Track to Town activation will take place at a Supercars event and Darwin will be the lucky location.

The full 25-car grid will roll through the streets of Darwin before heading to Hidden Valley on the Thursday before the Indigenous Round.

The Track to Town event has become a staple of the Bathurst 12 Hour, while it made its Supercars debut at the Taupo Super400 in April.

The Supercars will leave Hidden Valley at 16.30 and arrive at the Esplanade 20 minutes later for a signing session at 17.00.

At 17.55 drivers will jump back in the cars and make their way back to Hidden Valley.

In addition to the Track to Town, the team transporters will do a convoy on Wednesday night.

NT Major Events Minister Brent Potter said the Track to Town will be a brilliant addition to the Darwin Triple Crown.

“This is such exciting news to build on having the only Supercars Indigenous Round born here to now having the first time Supercars do a convoy on the streets in Australia,” he said.

“The Darwin Supercars is one of those bucket-list motorsport events people travel from all over Australia to attend and also take up the opportunity to explore the region from unbeatable fishing to jet skiing to the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. 

“Locals and visitors will be excited by the new additions to this year’s Darwin Triple Crown especially the Track to Town activation which will allow people to see these cars up close. 

“The 2024 Darwin Supercars generated a total expenditure stimulus of $27.6 million of which $21.7 million was new money to the Northern Territory.” 

Supercars CEO Shane Howard feels the Track to Town has become a big part of the Supercars show.

“We are incredibly proud to hold the Indigenous Round in Darwin once again this year,” he said.

“It will be special to kick it off with the annual Transporter Parade and for the first time, a full- field Track to Town event on Thursday night that I encourage all of Darwin to get out and watch. 

“The roar of 24 Supercars through the streets is something we are very proud to be bringing to life in Darwin this year. 

“The return of the Night Transporter Convoy is something we are all looking forward to. 

“It’s an incredible spectacle that brings together the community and fans from all over, creating a fantastic atmosphere that sets the stage for an exciting weekend at Hidden Valley.

“The Triple Crown is a unique celebration of culture, community, and motorsport, and it is a privilege to showcase the beautiful artwork of Indigenous artists on our cars.” 

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Source: autoaction.com.au

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