Racing Together At Betr Darwin Triple Crown

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betr Darwin Triple Crown growing opportunities at the Supercars Indigenous Round

The betr Darwin Triple Crown Supercars Indigenous Round recognises the importance of recognition and celebration of culture. Every year, NT Major Events Company works with stakeholders and partners to introduce and grow several initiatives designed to expand and showcase Indigenous culture on a national platform. The event equally provides a platform of learning and celebration of Aboriginal culture whilst enabling educational opportunities for First Nations people, specifically those interested in pursuing careers in the motorsport and events industries.

Now in its third year the Indigenous Round is welcoming back Racing Together, an initiative that helps Indigenous youth pursue a career in motorsports. Brisbane based drivers Kade Davey, 15, and Karlai Warner, 17, have brought two vehicles and their crew to Darwin to race in the Combined Sedans category. Racing Together is also providing the opportunity for two Territory-based Indigenous apprentice mechanics and a social media producer to join the teams while they are in town.

The Darwin Round will be the only Supercars event Racing Together participates in, offering unique opportunity for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander racing fans to gain hands-on experience in a motorsport setting at the event from 14-16 June 2024.

Local Top End Clontarf students had the chance to be involved in education sessions at the betr Darwin Triple Crown Round. They met the Racing Together team to learn about their program, participate in a Pit Lane Walk and assist with the Teen Zone and Larrakia Nation activation throughout the event. Additionally, Stars Foundation students are taking part in Girls on Track - a program designed to provide female youth with to learn more about the motorsport industry.

In partnership with Larrakia Nation, the event will honour the Larrakia land by showcasing the Larrakia people and their culture with a Smoking Ceremony, a Welcome to Country on the grid, and didgeridoo trophies designed by Larrakia artists.

The Triple Crown trophy itself is a traditional shield crafted by Larrakia artist Trent Lee. New to the Darwin Supercars this year is a special activation in The Valley Infield, which will feature the rich and vibrant culture of the Larrakia people through art, music, and dance.

One of the most popular and exciting aspects of the Darwin Triple Crown is back brighter than ever, with the unveiling of each Supercar wrapped in stunning liveries designed by Indigenous artists. The spectacular designs, which celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, continues to grow. Each design is unique and shares a story from the artist, the country where they come from or journey of Supercars drivers and their teams. In 2024 Darwin Supercars for the first time welcomes liveries from participating vehicles in the V8 SuperUtes and Porsche Carrera Cup categories.

The betr Darwin Triple Crown enters its 26th year in 2024. Independent research shows the 2023 event attracted more than 42,000 attendances and generated a total expenditure stimulus of $27.6 million, of which 79 per cent ($21.7 million) was new money to the Territory.

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