THE iconic Gold Coast 600 will be taken to new heights both on and off track when it returns to the world renowned street circuit in October.
Castrol EDGE was this week announced as the new naming rights sponsor, signing a three year deal with the iconic event which will now be known as the Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600.
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This year, the entertainment will be brought into the precinct for the first time, making it an all-encompassing hub of activity for traditional race fans, families, party goers and corporates.
The refreshed approach was revealed at a who’s who launch at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa on Tuesday night.
The event has invested in 770 additional grand stand seats around the track after they were completely sold out well in advance of last year’s event and a completely refurbished corporate structure on pit straight with enclosed, air-conditioned suites on the bottom level.
Gold Coast entertainment king Billy Cross will add his own touch with an exclusive over-18s Las Vegas style day club – Club 600 – on MacIntosh Island, complete with a beach stage and world class DJs and celebrities.
The area, which will be capable of housing up to 2000 people at a time, will be separated from the general public as a place where people can party in a like-minded environment.
Australia’s premier hip hop band the Hilltop Hoods will feature at the event for the first time with a Saturday evening performance to be included in the event ticket.
Also returning for a night of high octane fun are Australia’s biggest and most powerful drag racing machines for a two-hour adrenalin packed show on Friday evening.
Not forgetting the real core of the weekend – a crazy 600kms of V8 Supercars on Saturday and Sunday as well as the Carrera Cup, V8 Utes and Aussie Racing Cars.
The addition of the Gold Coast Light Rail, officially opened by the Queensland Government last Sunday, means that the event will become a one-stop package for all, in one place
V8 Superfest will again light up the Gold Coast with two weeks of ticketed and free community events.
New to the V8 Superfest calendar is a Festival of Fuel and Fire in Surfers Paradise, a celebration of urban art and creativity, a Student Safe Driving program at the Norwell V8 Supercars Driving Centre, a ute muster at Mudgeeraba and a Gear Up Gold Coast competition for local business and schools.
Returning is the V8 Superfest Parade followed by the hugely popular Tapas and Torque on Tedder, the Miss V8 Supercars program, the CIK Race of Stars at Pimpama, the runners’ hot lap, the V8 Billy Kart Derby at Burleigh and a V8 Utes charity golf day.
More events are being planned for the V8 Superfest calendar in the coming weeks.
The Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600 will run from 24 to 26 October | Tickets on sale now at ticketek.com.au
Available from as little as $30 for general trackside and $75 for a fan stand seat