Ahead of this week’s Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500, the Repco Supercars Championship made a spectacular pit stop on the iconic Sundale Bridge in the heart of Surfers Paradise. As the countdown for the highly anticipated event is now just four days away, the roar of four Gen 3 Supercars echoed through the city streets.
Representatives of all four Queensland’s Supercars teams lined up on the iconic bridge. The Ford Mustang of Anton De Pasquale, hailing from Stapylton-based Dick Johnson Racing, led the charge. Flanking him were the formidable Chevrolet Camaros driven by Broc Feeney (Banyo’s Triple Eight Race Engineering), Jack Le Brocq (Yatala’s Matt Stone Racing), and James Golding (Arundel’s PremiAir Racing). Together, they roared up the Gold Coast Highway, setting the stage for a thrilling showdown.
Following the demonstration, the drivers were joined by Stirling Hinchliffe, Queensland’s Minister for Tourism and Minister for Sport, at a media call where he said, “The Gold Coast always lights up when the Supercars roll into town for what is the ultimate party round of the championship series.
“More than 200,000 motorsport fans are expected to snake around Australia’s most picturesque racetrack across the weekend, which will generate around $55 million for the local visitor economy.
“Twenty thousand fans will travel from out of town and other states, with many staying on to explore all this magnificent region has to offer.”
This is just a taste of what racegoers can expect. Once the on-track action commences at the Surfers Paradise street circuit on Friday, the four will be joined by 21 others. The event features two thrilling 250-kilometre races scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, along with numerous support categories and on-track challenges throughout the weekend.
The excitement doesn’t end there. The festivities continue with live music acts gracing the Boost Mobile Club 500 stage on Macintosh Island over three nights. Artists like The Presets, Client Liaison, Mashd N Kutcher, and Illy are set to entertain the crowds.