Coates Hire Newcastle 500 Schedule Locked In

How The Series Will Be Settled

Sean Maynard

25 October 2017

Sean Maynard

It's almost time for the grand finale of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

And this year, for the first time, it will take place on the streets of Newcastle.

Two 95-lap races will decide the 2017 title on Saturday and Sunday.

The action starts on Friday when the drivers hit the 2.63 kilometre track for Practice 1 at 12:10pm.

There'll be a second 40-minute practice session after that.

Qualifying happens at 11:00am on Saturday before the first 250km race from 3:45pm.

There's plenty more on Sunday too.

Qualifying at 11:20am, the ARMOR All Top 10 Shootout at 12:50pm and the final race of the season from 3:40pm.

It's a packed schedule with plenty of support categories turning up to help "break in" the new street circuit.

Locals and fans planning to be trackside can expect to see the Dunlop Super2 Series, ECB V8 Utes, Touring Car Masters, Toyota 86 Racing and the fan favourite Aussie Racing Cars.

The circuit's already under construction, but first the Supercars make the trip across the ditch for the ITM Auckland SuperSprint which is sure to set the stage for a title defining round in Newcastle.

The Coates Hire Newcastle 500 will run from Friday November 24 to Sunday November 26.

Did we mention Cold Chisel are rocking the race too?

They'll play their only mainland Aussie show on Saturday November 25.

Check out the full schedule here. 

If you're thinking of checking out the event, there's more here.

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