Thousands Flock To Hidden Valley For Supercars Weekend

NT Government

The Lawler Labor Government continues to support major events like the Darwin Triple Crown Supercars, which saw huge crowds call Hidden Valley home for the weekend.

Fans flocked to the newly upgraded Hidden Valley track 40,000 times over the weekend to get a glimpse of the action, with 36 per cent of those fans coming from interstate.

This year in an Australian first, Territorians and visitors were also able to see the supercars off the track and in the CBD. 'Track to Town' saw all 25 Supercars taking to the streets in convoy from Hidden Valley Raceway to Darwin CBD for a driver's signing session at the Darwin Esplanade. Thousands of fans turned up to meet their favourite drivers and get up-close views of the parked cars.

This added an activation to the supercars show reflects the Lawler Labor Government work to deliver the best lifestyle possible for Territorians. This major event last year alone generated over $27 million to the Territory economy.

Broc Feeney, from Red Bull AMPOL Racing, dominated the betr Darwin Triple Crown winning back-to-back races at Hidden Valley.

Porsche Carrera Cup Championship leader Harri Jones won Round 3, dominating the weekend, while Aaron Borg won Race 3 and 4 in the Tyrepower V8 SuperUtes Series.

In addition, the Darwin Round was the only Supercars event Racing Together, an initiative that helps Indigenous youth pursue a career in motorsports, participate in. Brisbane-based drivers Kade Davey, 15, and Karlai Warner, 17 raced in the Combined Sedans category aided by Territory Indigenous mechanics.

Quotes attributed to Minister for Major Events, Brent Potter:

"The Lawler Labor Government is glad to see Territorians out in droves this weekend enjoying the sun and getting amongst the action at Hidden Valley.

"40,000 attendances over the three days topped off a busy five days of Supercars action including the popular Night Transporter Convoy and the Australian-first 'Track to Town.

"The benefits to the Territory are immense, not only from all the visitors travelling here, but also the competitors and their support crews going out and enjoying the many tourism experiences on offer like visiting Kakadu and Litchfield, going on fishing tours and handling a croc at Croc Cove."

Northern Territory Government

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