Supercars Guide 2017

23 November 2017

Newcastle has replaced Sydney as host of the season-ending Supercars race. The Newcastle 500 will be run on a new 2.6km street circuit, where Holden driver Jamie Whincup and Ford’s Scott McLaughlin will fight it out for the 2017 crown.



The race is set on the streets of Newcastle over three days from Friday, November 24, to Sunday, November 26. The two main 250km races are on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.


How do I get there?

Public transport is the recommended way to navigate the city during Supercars weekend. You can plan your trip here. Valid pre-purchased event tickets (single day or package types) include travel to and from Newcastle on public transport. There are also park and ride locations, more details here. From Friday we will have live road and public transport updates right here.


When do gates open?

Friday, November 24  – 7.45am

Saturday, November 25 – 7.15am

Sunday, November 26 – 7.15am


What about the music?

Australian rock legends Cold Chisel will perform at the inaugural Newcastle 500 on Saturday, November 25, alongside alt-rockers Spiderbait. On Friday, identical twins Lisa and Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas will perform before Delta Goodrem hits the stage. To access the concert ticket holders must collect a concert zone wristband from one of the four information booths in the event precinct. Wristbands can be collected only on the day for that night's performance. The Saturday night concert zone is at capacity. Holders of Saturday tickets bought on or before November 10 are eligible to collect a Saturday concert zone wristband. 

A number of great venues are located inside or around the area too. Make sure to check out Customs House Hotel, Mavericks on Darby and Hotel Delany.


Can I still get tickets?

Leading into the event there were still some trackside tickets available. Check this link for more details.


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