Why Supercars are so much more than just a race…

Here are six reasons that are sure to have you sprinting for tickets...Find out why the Ipswich Supercars event is so much more than just a race.
10 Jul 2019
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

The Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint returns to Ipswich again this July, and with almost 50,000 people travelling from around the world to attend the event in 2018, this is a weekend for the history books.

The Ipswich SuperSprint will be held from Friday July 26 to Sunday July 28 at Willowbank Raceway. It’s set to offer the most accessible trackside experience on the Ipswich calendar, promising a weekend packed full of action and experiences far beyond the track itself.

Here are six reasons that are sure to have you sprinting for tickets, find out why the Ipswich SuperSprint is so much more than just a race.

Feel the buzz

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Even the crowd close-ups you see on TV can’t capture the buzzing atmosphere you feel on-the-ground at the SuperSprint. Get wrapped up in the atmosphere with people from all walks of life, as you witness the thrills of motor racing and celebrate being a part of a major Queensland sporting event – all less than an hour from Brisbane’s CBD.

Meet racing greats


At the SuperSprint you won’t just be ‘fangirling’ over your favourite on-track superstars, you’ll get the bragging rights that come with meeting them.

At scheduled times across the weekend, you will be able to snap a pic with your racing idols and get your favourite team gear signed. Be sure to monitor Ipswich SuperSprint’s official event guide so you don’t miss out.

Kit yourself out in merch


One of the best things about going to a major event is being able to take a timeless souvenir home with you, and the Ipswich SuperSprint is no exception.

Gear up from head to toe, with hats and tees to official event programs and keepsake memorabilia. Even better, take your merch down to the official signings with some of motor sports’ biggest legends to add to your one-of-a-kind collection.

Discover our backyard

You can purchase a range of passes to the Ipswich SuperSprint, but our pick is the three-day pass.

Explore the beautiful region and plan a weekend away in your backyard. You could take a morning hike in the picturesque White Rock Conservation Park or visit the educational RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre.  

Ipswich is your oyster, with a smorgasbord of activities just a stones’ throw away from the track.

Get the family hyped


Rev up your weekend routine and start a new annual family tradition at Willowbank. Unlike many major events, the Ipswich SuperSprint offers easy parking and excellent vantage points for people of all ages to soak up the atmosphere that can only be felt trackside.

BONUS: Children under 12 years of age can go trackside for free (with each paying adult)!

Be part of a global event

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In 2018, the total television audience on Fox Sports and Channel Ten across the three days of racing reached more than 1.2 million people!

Over 90 countries worldwide tuned into watch the SuperSprint, putting Ipswich on the world-stage. If you are looking to tick ‘Attend a global event’ off you bucket list, there is no need to wait for the next Olympic games.

Now you’ve got six reasons to get excited, get your friends and family together for a weekend of heart-racing action and book your tickets to the Ipswich SuperSprint now.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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