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Darwin Triple Crown Supercars Attracts Record Crowds


The Darwin Triple Crown Supercars event at the newly upgraded Hidden Valley Raceway saw a significant turnout, with a total of 40,000 attendances recorded over the weekend. This included 36% of attendees coming from interstate, indicating the event’s broad appeal.

In an Australian first, the event extended beyond the track with the “Track to Town” initiative. This feature saw all 25 Supercars travel in convoy from Hidden Valley Raceway to the Darwin CBD, culminating in a driver’s signing session at the Darwin Esplanade. Thousands of fans participated, meeting drivers and viewing the cars up close.

The Northern Territory Government highlighted the economic impact of such events. Last year, the Darwin Triple Crown contributed over $27 million to the Territory’s economy. The additional activation this year aims to enhance the experience for both locals and visitors.

Broc Feeney from Red Bull AMPOL Racing emerged as a standout performer, securing back-to-back wins at Hidden Valley. In other categories, Harri Jones led the Porsche Carrera Cup Championship, while Aaron Borg triumphed in the Tyrepower V8 SuperUtes Series.

This year’s event was unique for including Racing Together, an initiative supporting Indigenous youth in motorsports. Brisbane-based drivers Kade Davey and Karlai Warner, aged 15 and 17 respectively, competed in the Combined Sedans category, with support from Territory Indigenous mechanics.

Minister for Major Events, Brent Potter, noted the significant benefits to the Territory. “The attendance of 40,000 over the weekend, coupled with initiatives like the ‘Track to Town,’ demonstrates the wide-reaching impact of the event. Beyond the immediate excitement, the influx of visitors and participants boosts local tourism and showcases our region’s attractions.”

The Darwin Triple Crown continues to be a major draw for motorsport fans, reflecting the successful efforts of the Northern Territory Government to support and grow major events in the region.

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