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    2017 Supercars Season (Could contain Spoilers)

    Post all next years goss and speculation here.

    First off:

    Newcastle confirmed? for next 5 years?

    http://www.nxfm.com.au/thisisnewcast...-v8-supercars/


    After months of speculation, we can confirm the V8 Supercars are coming to Newcastle for the next five years - with the first race in November 2017.

    The proposed street circuit route runs along Wharf Road, loops around Horseshoe and Nobbys Beaches, goes up past Fort Scratchley to Scott Street, through the middle of Pacific Park, and then onto Watt Street.


    The race, which will be known as the Coates Hire Newcastle 500, is set to inject more than $57 million into the local economy and attract 81,000 visitors.

    Newcastle will replace Sydney Olympic Park as the final race on the season calendar.

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    yep it was coming.
    Thank goodness Homebush is gone !
    I like the Newy foreshore (they have spent a fortune renovating all over the place incl cafes/bars etc) and surrounds and the track layout looks pretty good.
    As long as dates don't clash I'll be going.
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    just another street circuit
    would rather see money going into permanent facilities
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    Agree but it is what it is, I can't see anything of a dedicated circuit eventuate unless the likes of the next Bob Jane or another private land owner like yourself Mr Slow wishing to build his passion shrine in the hope of making a buck over time.
    For now, just got to move with the times and see what it delivers.
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    So how do interstaters get to the event?
    Aeropelican used to fly into the southern area's of Newcastle, Virgin fly into WilliamsTown RAAF Base, which is still a fair way from Newcastle's CBD.
    Or fly direct to Sydney & drive up to Newcastle?
    I am very interested in attending, this place has to be better than Homebush.
    As long as they don't do the Indycar trick & jack up Motel/Hotel prices 200% during the week end of racing!!!!

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    Yer, Virgin or REX to Williamtown.
    25min drive to Newy.
    Land Sydney - 2hr drive north.
    Look no doubt hotels/motels etc will jack up prices just depends how much of a hike.
    It will be heaps better than Homebush from what I see.
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    there is a airport in Newcastle, I have flown in and out on Jetstar from there
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    No different to Winton or Phillip Island.

    Hell its an hour drive from the airport to Sandown.
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    yep re Newy airport as well.
    Correct, no issue where its at just got to arrange yourself.
    I did 45mins to Springvale last Monday
    PI is the challenge for some but such is life.
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    Racing will remain mostly on local shores as Supercars focuses on expanding into Asia for 2018. The schedule will be similar to this year, which has seen exciting Supercars action and the closest season start in history.

    2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship Provisional Calendar

    http://www.supercars.com/news/champi...2017-calendar/

    Adelaide March 3-5

    GP TBA

    Tasmania April 7-9

    Philip Island April 21-23

    Perth May 5-7

    Winton May 19-21

    Darwin June 16-18

    Townsville July 7-9

    Ipswitch July 28 -30

    Eastern Creek August 18-20

    Sandown Sept 15 -17

    Bathurst Oct 5-8

    Gold Coast Oct 20-22

    Aukland Nov 3-5

    Newcastle TBA in Nov


    Just 14 rounds plus the GP
    Pretty Slack

    KL isn't listed at all ( a real bonus this round, signed but will never race there)
    or the other Asian rounds they keep talking about
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