CONFIRMED: Night Racing Gets The Green Light For 2018 Supercars


CONFIRMED: Night Racing Gets The Green Light For 2018 Supercars

It's lights, cameras, Supercars in Sydney next August.

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will hold its first night race in 20 years at Sydney Motorsport Park.

An expanded 16-event calendar's been unveiled for 2018 which will include the Australian Grand Prix as a points-paying round for the first time.

There's also the new event at Tailem Bend in South Australia which we revealed here yesterday.

"Competing for Championship points for the first time at the Australian Grand Prix has been a long-term goal for our sport and we are honoured to be able to do so on such an international stage," said Supercars CEO James Warburton.

"Tailem Bend will be a premier motor racing circuit in Australasia and one we are delighted to be making our debut at in August as part of an initial four-year deal."

Following the success of a test earlier this year, the Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300 will be held under lights on Saturday August 4.

A single 300 kilometre race will run in a three-hour window from 7 until 10pm.

"We've made no secret we wanted to stage a night race next year and I am delighted to say it is now a reality that we will hold this race under lights in Sydney," said Warburton.

Asia's also on the horizon with a number of deals set to see some off-shore events added to the calendar in 2019.

The calendar for the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is below.


April 6-8: Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint
April 20-22: WD-40 Phillip Island 500
May 4-6: Perth SuperSprint
May 18-20: Winton SuperSprint
June 15-17: CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown
July 6-8: Watpac Townsville 400
July 20-22: Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint
Aug 4: Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300
Aug 24-26: The Bend SuperSprint
Sept 14-16: Sandown 500
Oct 4-7 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
Oct 19-21: Vodafone Gold Coast 600
Nov 2-4: ITM Auckland SuperSprint



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