- The Supercars Championship Perth SuperSprint is on this weekend 28-30 April
- Five categories in the Perth round will feature 130 drivers and attract thousands of motorsport enthusiasts
- Proudly supported by the McGowan Government through Tourism WA
Fans of motorsports are set for a memorable three days when the Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint round of the Repco Supercars Championship gets underway tomorrow.
Held at Carco.com.au Raceway - formerly known as Wanneroo Raceway - from 28 to 30 April, the event is supported by the McGowan Government through Tourism WA.
Overall, around 130 entrants will be racing across five categories, including the Repco Supercars Championship; the Dunlop Super2 and Super3 Series; the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia; the V8 SuperUte Series; and Historic Cars.
The 2022 Supercars event attracted almost 22,000 people, including more than 2,000 drivers, support staff, suppliers and avid fans who travelled to Western Australia from out of State.
WA's Brodie Kostecki currently leads the Championship and will compete against other top drivers such as Shane van Gisbergen, Chaz Mostert and Cameron Waters in the Perth Championship round - currently the biggest motorsport event held in WA.
Female driver Elly Morrow will compete in the Dunlop Super2 Series alongside teammate Brad Vaughan, while former Olympic sprinter and Perth native John Steffensen and Ellexandra Best will race in the V8 SuperUtes Series.
Australia's top drivers will also take to the track in their Gen3 Supercars to compete in the ongoing Camaro v Mustang rivalry - for the first time in WA.
The Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint event is part of the Repco Supercars Championship, a series of 12 racing events held throughout Australia, featuring 25 drivers and 11 teams.
Tickets to the event include free public transport on the Transperth rail network during the weekend.
A free shuttle bus will be running at regular intervals from Clarkson Station to and from the track on Saturday and Sunday. The first bus on Saturday leaves Clarkson at 8am with the last bus from the event leaving at 5.30pm. On Sunday, the first bus leaves Clarkson Station at 7am with the last one returning at 5.30pm.
There will also be a free shuttle bus from an alternative off-site car park at Peak Road (off Mather Drive), Neerabup.
Find out more at https://www.supercars.com/perth-supersprint
Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Roger Cook:
"We're really proud to once again support this event as WA hosts the best in the touring car business for the Repco Supercars Perth SuperSprint.
"Motorsport enjoys an enthusiastic and passionate following in our State and this event has the potential to inspire further growth at all levels - from grassroot participants to professional teams.
"Hosting national drawcard events like this boosts our tourism and hospitality industry and attracts visitors from out of State.
"The Perth Supercars event puts locals in pole position for an exciting night out and WA motorsport on track for a great future."
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti
"The Supercars is always a fantastic event on Western Australia's motorsport calendar, and we want to make sure everyone is able to get to and from the event safely.
"New access roads have been built to get cars in and out of the event safely and efficiently, but my message is to leave the driving to the professionals and make the most of the free public transport, as well as the shuttle service operating between Clarkson Train Station and Carco.com.au Raceway."
Comments from Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton:
"It's great to have the V8 Supercars back in Wanneroo.
"This event brings energy, excitement and economic benefits to the Wanneroo community.
"The V8 Supercars Championship is not just a thrilling motorsports event but also a celebration of the community's passion for sports and tourism.
"I urge everyone to come and enjoy the races."
Tourism Minister's office - 6552 6500
Transport Minister's office - 6552 5500