What to Expect From Townsville 500 2023
It’s almost here! Round 6 of the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship, the Townsville 500 (formerly known as the NTI Townsville 500) is a short weekend away from pushing us into another round of exhilarating entertainment. From the 7th to the 9th of July, watch as your favourite drivers take the track yet another time to get one step closer to winning the coveted Championship title.
With Brodie Kostecki of Erebus Motorsport currently in the lead with 1164 total points, and Will Brown, also of Erebus Motorsport. and Broc Feeney of Triple Eight Race Engineering close behind with 1105 and 1073 points respectively, the Townsville 500 could be the race track where things take a swift turn and see someone else emerging victor.
But, in addition to the on-track entertainment, there’s several off-track entertainment planned for the weekend! So, if you’re heading down to Reid Park Street Circuit with friends who may not be so enthusiastic about what’s going on on the field, the off-track entertainment is sure to convince them to join you! Let’s take a look at what the exciting weekend has in store for us, and some more Townsville 500 news!
The Townsville 500 Headlined by Ministry of Sound
The Townsville 500 is one of the biggest motorsport events in Australia, and its also a great opportunity to enjoy some top-notch off-track entertainment. Fans of classical music rejoice, for Ministry of Sound’s Classical Show is making its maiden journey to Townsville. with award-winning conductor Vanessa Perica at the helm of an orchestra accompanied by live vocals.
Ministry of Sound is a British dance music brand that has been around for over 25 years. They’ve released some of the biggest dance hits of all time, and their Classical show is a unique blend of electronic music and classical orchestration.
The Townsville concert will be held on Saturday and Sunday, the 8th and 9th of July at the Townsville Entertainment Centre. The show will feature a full orchesta and will include a mix of Ministry of Sound’s classic hits, as well as some newer tracks.
Get ready to be transported into a mesmerising world of music as we celebrate three decades of Ministry of Sound. Prepare to be dazzled by electrifying renditions of iconic tracks from Groove Armada, Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Underworld, Fatboy Slim, Moby and more. Immerse yourself in the pulsating beats, soaring melodies and unforgettable rhythms before you take your energy to witnessing the action on the race track. It’s excitement after excitement, and we guarantee you’ll be a part of an exhilarating celebration that will leave you spellbound!
Accompanying Act: Groove Terminator
Our very own Australian DJ, Groove Terminator will join the concert line-up to add even more excitement to what is sure to be an electrifying weekend. Known for his unparalleled talent and infectious energy, Groove Terminator has captivated audiences across the globe with his exhilarating performances, and he’s ready to take the Townsville stage by storm!
Prepare to be transported on a sonic journey like no other as Groove Terminator has you dancing, jumping and losing yourself in the magical rhythms he creates. Be part of an unforgettable weekend as Ministry of Sound and Groove Terminator collaborate with each other to bring the roof down on all Supercars fans this weekend!
While the off-track entertainment may be off-the-charts, the action on-track is bound to be just as exhilarating. With the Chevrolet Racing Camaro taking on the Ford Performance Mustang for the first time, and the inaugural Gen3 races, this year’s Townsville 500 is gearing up to be one of the biggest in its 14 year history.
The Townsville 500 2023 will showcase not only heart-stopping V8 Supercar action but also an incredible lineup of Australia’s finest support categories. Brace yourself for the intense competition between the Dunlop Super2 and Super3 Series, where rising stars battle it out for supremacy on the track. Hold on to your seats as the Porsche Carrera Cup unleases its high-octane precision and speed, pushing the limits of performance to new heights. Witness the thrill of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia 86 Series as skilled drivers maneuver their way through challenging twists and turns, showcasing their incredible talent.
The Townsville 500 promises a motorsport extravaganza like no other, with an electrifying line-up of music, dance and motorsport action in store for the weekend.
And that’s not all! Brace yourself for jaw-dropping stunt shows that will defy the laws of gravity, the futuristic marvels of drone shows and breathtaking aerial displays that paint the sky with vibrant colours and precision maneuvers. Explore the merchandise alley, a treasure trove of must-have items for all motorsport enthusiasts. There’s even something for our young champions: the Super Kids Zone awaits, filled with exciting activities and adventures that will keep them entertained for hours on end.
In the latest in Supercars news, Jack Le Brocq with Matt Stone Racing took his second career win at the Darwin Triple Crown. Will he continue his streak or will another underdog fight his way to the finish line first? For more motosport news, stay tuned to find out what happens at the Townsville 500 on the 7th-9th of July!