The Merlin Darwin Triple Crown just kicked up a gear with confirmation of the Night Transporter Convoy, driver signings, pit lane walk and children’s entertainment, plus the incredible Iron Horse J60 Jet Dragster added to the line-up. The full program of track timings for the 18-20 June 2021 weekend is also locked in.
The Night Transporter Convoy is always a favourite, with crowds lining the streets from Hidden Valley Raceway to the Darwin CBD to see the transporters cruise by. It will take place on Wednesday, 16 June, with family entertainment in Raintree Park, including live music and activities for children, from 4pm.
Fans can meet their Supercars and Australian Superbikes heroes at signings at Darwin Waterfront on Thursday, 17 June from 1-2pm and, later that day, at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets from 5.30-6.30pm. There will also be the chance to see display cars, and buy merch and tickets. The documentary Challenge Accepted, about Hot Wheels Stuntz hero Matt Mingay, who is part of this year’s Merlin Darwin Triple Crown, will also air at the Mindil signing.
The much-loved pit lane walk returns in its usual format this year, and will take place on Saturday, 19 June at 7.50am. Here, fans get a sneak peek inside the team garages, and the opportunity to see the Supercars up close.
There will be plenty of entertainment for the littlies over the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown weekend, including the Junior Racing Experience & Pit Stop Challenge, where children can take part in a simulated race, then be put through their paces during a mock-up tyre change. There will also be the bLU cRU Mini Moto, where kids can ride mini bikes on a safe, inflatable track.
The incredible Iron Horse J60 Jet Dragster has been added to this year’s line-up too, and will provide plenty of flame and noise thanks to its 17,300 RPM with afterburner.
All this plus the Supercars, Australian Superbikes, Stadium Super Trucks, support categories Improved Production, Commodore Cup and HQ Holden & Circuit Excel, Nitro Up North and the Saturday night concert featuring Bernard Fanning, Ball Park Music and Alice Ivy.