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Speedway, Supercross added to Adelaide 500

THERE will be a new dimension to the VAILO Adelaide 500 in 2024, featuring sprintcars and the Australian Supercross Championship.

A NAPA Speedway will be based within the Adelaide Parklands circuit, setting the scene for a mix of Australian and American competitors to duke it out on the Thursday and Friday nights of the November 14-17 event.

Round 3 of the Australian Supercross Championship will also support the Supercars season finale, utilising a custom-built full-sized dirt track.

Those announcements follow news that Stadium Super Trucks will appear at the event, and that Australian bands Crowded House and Cold Chisel will headline the Saturday and Sunday night concerts respectively.

“Our ambition for the 2024 VAILO Adelaide 500 is to make it a motorsport mecca for fans, showcasing the best of world-class motorsport including the final round of the Repco Supercars Championship where the championship could come down to Adelaide once more,” said Adelaide 500 CEO Mark Warren.

“It’s an epic four-day program, with Speedway and Supercross, together with Stadium Super Trucks added to the entertainment line-up.

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“We will mark 25 years on the streets of Adelaide by giving fans an experience to remember.”

Speedway Australia CEO Darren Tindal said: “We’re very proud of the amazing entertainment package that speedway provides and can’t wait to see the reactions to just how fast and unpredictable sprintcars can be.

“We’ve been very excited to work alongside the VAILO Adelaide 500 team to make sure that they have the best people at their disposal to make this the safest and best showcase of the sport that we can and reignite the passion for speedway in a state that has produced so many champion racers.”

The Australian Supercross Championship’s appearance will come with a move to, for the first time in category history, award a bonus point for fastest lap in each of the SX1 and SX2 finals.

“We are thrilled to be working with the VAILO Adelaide 500 to deliver a world-class weekend of motorsport action in Adelaide,” said Australian Supercross Championship managing director Kelly Bailey.

“The partnership will deliver intense racing across both bikes and cars, and non-stop entertainment for fans, while providing the sport of Supercross and our Australian Championship, a significant platform for enhanced reach and exposure.

“It’s exciting for us to showcase how incredible our sport is to more people, from the world-class riders involved, to lightning-fast turns and heart-stopping jumps on a man-made dirt track – the Boost Mobile Supercross Sprint will have fans on the edge of their seats from the moment gates open, until the final gate drop.”

The Adelaide 500 was first held in 1999, four years after Formula 1 left the South Australian capital in favour of Melbourne.

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