Heart-thumping Action To Take Over Darwin

NT Government

Motorsport fans are in for a treat with five days of action on and off-track across Darwin this week with the much-loved Night Transporter Convoy kicking off the betr Darwin Triple Crown Supercars Indigenous Round tonight.

The Night Transporter Convoy will allow fans to see the spectacular big rigs rev up the city. Thousands of people will line the streets as dozens of B-Double trucks drive from Hidden Valley to Palmerston and into Darwin CBD and back.

Celebrations in the Darwin CBD for the Convoy will include a Welcome to Country, face painting and music at Raintree Park. The action kicks off in the CBD from 4pm with the convoy to leave Hidden Valley at 5.45pm and arrive in the city around 6.50pm.

Tomorrow in an Australian first, all 25 Supercars will drive into the Darwin CBD and park at the Darwin Esplanade on Thursday, 13 June before they race on Friday at Hidden Valley.

Track to Town is a free not-to-be missed event that will get pulses racing. Fans will be able to see the cars in their Indigenous liveries up close as well as meet their heroes during a signing session. It will take place from 4pm to 6pm near the Esplanade Bicentennial Park playground.

The racing kicks off on Friday with three days of packed action including Supercars, Porsche Carrera Cup, Tyrepower V8 SuperUtes, Touring Car Masters and Combined Sedans. Off track there will be plenty of entertainment from music, a teens den and kids zone. A flyover by an F-35 jet will add an extra level of heart-thumping action on Sunday. Nitro Up North will bring the action after dark with two nights of high-octane drag racing, including showdowns from Top Fuel the world’s fastest rigs.

Paired with the Top End’s perfect weather and incredible tourism experiences, the betr Darwin Triple Crown, which is delivered by Northern Territory Major Events Company, is a staple on the NT’s events calendar, and a must-do for all ages.

Sunday’s race will be the 75th Supercars race to be held at Hidden Valley. The family-friendly event held from 14-16 June, is free for children aged 13 and under who are accompanied by a paying adult. 3-Day Hot Passes are just $125 and new this year is The Valley Rodeo – a themed experience in The Valley Infield that will take your day at the Supercars to the next level.

Information about the livery artwork designed by Indigenous artists is available to view on the Darwin Supercars website.

This event is supported by the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre.

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