The countdown to the Superloop Adelaide 500 is on and that means one thing – it’s time to dive back into the Supercars Championship Series for 2020.
Held at the Adelaide Street Circuit, the Superloop Adelaide 500 will once again kick off the Virgin Australian Supercars Championship Series, with 2020 marking the 22nd year that the event has been hosted in Adelaide.
As Australia’s largest domestic motorsport event, the Adelaide 500 has not only become an iconic part of South Australia’s motorsport scene, it is also widely regarded as one of the best touring car races in the world.
Taking place on a shortened version of the former Formula One Grand Prix circuit, it features some of Australia’s favourite corners, including the Senna Chicane, the deep-braking hairpin at Turn 9, and the now-infamous Turn 8 sweeper.
First held in April 1999 as the Sensational Adelaide 500, the event brought Holden and Ford to the heart of Adelaide. Staged as a single race across two days, it famously saw a young Craig Lowndes pull off a come from a back-of-grid penalty to score a win for the Holden Racing Team. Fast forward 20 years and Scott McLaughlin took out a stellar win for DJR Team Penske – in the competitive debut of the Ford Mustang GT (the first time a Mustang has competed in a round of the Australian Touring Car Championship since 1990) and the first time a Ford Mustang had won an ATCC race since 1972.
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, David Ridgway, spoke about the importance of the event. “The Superloop Adelaide 500 is a world-class motorsport event which has injected more than $600 million into the state’s economy since its inception, created more than 400 full-time jobs and regularly attracts crowds of more than 250,000 visitors a year.
“Securing the season opener is a real coup for the state and reaffirms our reputation for delivering exceptional events,” he says.
Tickets are available as either four-day passes or single day tickets. General admission or Grandstand/Platform options are available for both, including reserved seating, unreserved, and accessible seating.
Family prices are also available for four-day tickets.
The Superloop Adelaide 500 will take over Adelaide Parklands Circuit from Thursday 20 February until Sunday 23 February. Tickets are now available from Ticketmaster.com.au.