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Superloop Adelaide 500 starts this weekend

Get ready, Supercars 2020 is about to get underway

The Superloop Adelaide 500 will kickstart the 2020 Supercars Championship this weekend.

Running from Thursday 20 until race-day on Sunday 23 February, the event will feature four days of action both on and off-track, as well as several huge headline concerts across three days.

The official race, and final on-track event, will get underway at 3.20pm on Sunday at the Adelaide Street Circuit.

What’s on-track at the Superloop Adelaide 500?

The main Supercars race takes place in the afternoon on the final day, but there is still a hectic schedule lined up across all four days, which can be found here.

Practice sessions will take place on both the Thursday and Friday, with Qualifying getting underway on Saturday and concluding Sunday.

The Supercars Drivers Parade will also take place at 10am on Sunday.

The Stadium Super Trucks will make a triumphant return in 202o, with these massive beasts ready to wow fans across all four days, including the precursor to the main race on Sunday, and opening the on-track action on Thursday.

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After Race Concert Series

All ticket holders to the Superloop Adelaide 500 will be able to attend the after-race concert on their chosen day, and with so many huge names, you’ll definitely want to stick around.

Hilltop Hoods

The Hilltop Hoods will play their only South Australian show this year at the Superloop Adelaide 500, headlining the main stage on Sunday 23 February.

The hip hop act will be supported by Illy and rising Aussie artist G-Flip.

Pete Murray and Sheppard

More Aussie acts take to the stage as iconic singer-songwriter Pete Murray and pop band Sheppard headline on Saturday (22 February) night.

It will be the second time Sheppard have performed at the event, after entertaining a sold-out Adelaide crowd in 2018.

Grinspoon

Rockers Grinspoon will take over on Friday 21 February, supported by both Sneaky Sound System and The Superjesus.

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What is happening off-track at the Superloop Adelaide 500?

There is so much going on off the track across all four days to keep both young and old entertained for the whole weekend.

The City of Adelaide Family Zone will be humming, hosting everything from The Big Wedgie to face painting, racing simulators, car displays, and plenty more that the kids will love.

 

There will be several autograph sessions with Supercars drivers, and don’t miss the insane feats of Moto X Step Up as the best stunt riders put on a display. This is the only place outside of America’s X Games to see these daredevils in action.

Your head will be in the clouds on Saturday and Sunday with awesome aerial displays taking place each day, and you can even check out the Tracks of the World display, showcasing the very best motorsport tracks from across the globe.

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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.

Adelaide 500 2020 Tickets

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.

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