Australia’s first Supercars doubleheader wrapped up today, with Shell V-Power Racing Team’s Scott McLaughlin taking out the CoreStaff Darwin SuperSprint Territory 2.0 trophy. His win followed Jamie Whincup of the Red Bull Holden Racing Team taking home the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown last weekend.
Shell V-Power Racing Team’s Scott McLaughlin said he was proud to take out the CoreStaff Darwin SuperSprint.
We’ve made an absolute jet out of this car; we’ve been working on it all week. Having back-to-back rounds has been good.
I have worked hard on my starts – I’ve got a really nice procedure and I feel for the bite point now. When I first started I was pretty average and stalled it a lot, but I’ve worked on it and it’s a confidence thing. That last start was the best start of the weekend for me.
Jamie Whincup of the Red Bull Holden Racing Team said he and his team had a great battle on the track for the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown.
I thought after [the] penalty we were done and dusted for the Triple Crown, but it was fantastic to have a great day and get a win for the team.
We were having a good battle with Car #17 and we knew the race would come down to the pit stops. We didn’t want to hand them the win, and we wanted to attack as hard as we could and that’s exactly what we did.
This year’s Supercars was unlike any other, and more than 11,000 people caught the action at Hidden Valley over the two weekends. A highlight for many was the chance to meet their Supercars heroes during an exclusive Pit Lane Walk today. Flags were flown, shirts signed and physically distant selfies snapped as eager fans traded jokes with their favourite drivers.
Northern Territory Major Events Company CEO Tim Watsford said the event was a great success and thanked fans for adhering to the COVID-19 safety protocols.
Spectators enjoyed four days of world-class motorsport right here in the Territory. The sun was shining, the track looked great and Darwin was on display to hundreds of thousands of people through the event itself, and broadcast and social media channels.
What an incredible way to wrap up an incredible weekend of sport where Darwin was at the centre of the sporting world.
Supercars Chief Operating Officer Shane Howard thanked the Northern Territory Government and Northern Territory Major Events Company for all of their support for this year’s Darwin double-header.
The hospitality and care shown to everyone at Supercars during our stay has been world-class and we look forward to returning in 2021.
As well as the Supercars, the North Australian Motorsports Club took to the track with three categories combined – Improved Production NT, Commodore Cup NT and HQ Racing Australia. David Ling, Marian Bujnowski, Rodney Jessup and Craig Wright placed first in their categories. The Top End Drift Association put on an impressive display
Another highlight over the four days of racing was the attendance of Bluey and Bingo, everyone’s favourite Blue Heeler pups. Small fans were delighted to floss with the two sisters, who were enjoying their first time in the Territory.
The Supercars teams will now head to Queensland for the next round. The NT Major Events team will turn its attention to bringing motorsports to Alice Springs, with the Red CentreNATS scheduled to take place from 4-6 September. Tickets cost $30 for a three-day pass. Children aged 13 and under are free. Visit www.redcentrenats.com.au to find out more.