Packed Supercars programme for Darwin day-nighter
Thursday 19th May, 2022 - 12:58pm
A stacked schedule has been released for the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown at Hidden Valley Raceway.
The event, which takes place across June 17-19, will be headlined by the Repco Supercars Championship and Nitro Up North.
A list of previously announced high-profile supports include the mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia, S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship, and Combined Sedans.
Friday’s running will see Supercars on track for two, 30-minute practice sessions at 10:50 local time/ACST and 14:05 local time/ACST.
Supercars action on Saturday kicks off with Qualifying for Race 16 at 11:45 local time/ACST.
Qualifying will be a two-part knockout format with a Top 10 Shootout to follow.
Race 16, the first of three 38-lappers, will close out Saturday’s circuit proceedings at 15:25 local time/ACST.
Supercars get back on track on Sunday morning at 08:35 local time/ACST for two, 10-minute, all-in qualifying sessions to determine the grid for Race 17 and Race 18 respectively.
Race 17 starts at 11:55 local time/ACST with Race 18 to follow at 15:25 local time/ACST.
At the conclusion of running on the 14-turn circuit on Friday and Saturday, the quarter-mile drag strip will come alive for Nitro Up North.
On Friday, the first session begins at 18:00 local time/ACST with the last session starting at 21:32 local time/ACST.
Saturday’s first Nitro Up North session starts at 17:20 local time/ACST with the last session beginning at 22:15 local time/ACST.
Off-track proceedings get underway on Wednesday, June 15 with the night transporter convoy in downtown Darwin.
Supercars and the ASBK will have their competitors in town for a signing session on Thursday, June 16.
Schedule: 2022 Merlin Darwin Triple Crown (local time/ACST)
|Friday, June 17|
|8:15||Combined Sedans||Practice||15 min|
|8:50||Australian Superbike Championship||Free Practice 1||30 min|
|9:40||S5000||Practice 1||20 min|
|10:10||Porsche Carrera Cup||Practice 1||25 min|
|10:50||Supercars||Practice 1||30 min|
|11:45||Australian Superbike Championship||Free Practice 2||30 min|
|12:35||Combined Sedans||Qualifying||15 min|
|13:00||S5000||Practice 2||20 min|
|13:30||Porsche Carrera Cup||Practice 2||25 min|
|14:05||Supercars||Practice 2||30 min|
|14:55||Australian Superbike Championship||Free Practice 3||35 min|
|15:35||Australian Superbike Championship||Pillion Rides||15 min|
|16:10||Porsche Carrera Cup||Event Rides||15 min|
|16:30||Supercars||Event Rides||30 min|
|18:00||Sportsman Testing||Drag Racing|
|18:30||Australian Top Doorslammer||Drag Racing|
|18:50||Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle||Drag Racing|
|19:02||Australian Top Fuel Championship||Drag Racing|
|19:17||Top Eliminator||Drag Racing|
|19:26||Modified Bike||Drag Racing|
|19:31||Super Street||Drag Racing|
|19:36||Super Modified||Drag Racing|
|19:41||Street Car||Drag Racing|
|19:46||Street Bike||Drag Racing|
|19:56||Street Car||Drag Racing|
|20:01||Street Bike||Drag Racing|
|20:06||Super Street||Drag Racing|
|20:11||Super Modified||Drag Racing|
|20:16||Modified Bike||Drag Racing|
|20:21||Street Car||Drag Racing|
|20:26||Street Bike||Drag Racing|
|20:31||Top Eliminator||Drag Racing|
|20:40||Super Street||Drag Racing|
|20:45||Super Modified||Drag Racing|
|20:50||Modified Bike||Drag Racing|
|21:00||Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle||Drag Racing|
|21:12||Australian Top Doorslammer||Drag Racing|
|21:32||Australian Top Fuel Championship||Drag Racing|
|Saturday, June 18|
|7:25||Pit Lane Walk||Fan Experience||40 min|
|8:10||Combined Sedans||Race 1||6 laps or 1 lap after 8:18|
|9:10||Australian Superbike Championship||Qualifying 1||20 min|
|9:35||Australian Superbike Championship||Qualifying 2||15 min|
|10:10||Porsche Carrera Cup||Qualifying||20 min|
|10:40||Combined Sedans||Race 2||6 laps or 1 lap after 10:48|
|11:00||S5000||Race 1||23 laps or 1 lap after 11:23|
|11:30||On Track Entertainment||10 min|
|11:45||Supercars||Qualifying Race 16 – Part 1||10 min|
|12:00||Supercars||Qualifying Race 16 – Part 2||10 min|
|12:20||Supercars||Top 10 Shootout||30 min|
|13:10||Australian Superbike Championship||Race 1||16 Laps|
|14:10||Porsche Carrera Cup||Race 1||18 laps or 1 lap after 14:33|
|15:25||Supercars||Race 16||38 laps or 1 lap after 16:23|
|17:20||Australian Top Fuel Championship||Drag Racing|
|17:35||Australian Top Doorslammer||Drag Racing|
|17:55||Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle||Drag Racing|
|18:07||Top Eliminator||Drag Racing|
|18:17||Super Modified||Drag Racing|
|18:27||Super Street||Drag Racing|
|18:32||Street Bike||Drag Racing|
|18:37||Street Car||Drag Racing|
|18:42||Modified Bike||Drag Racing|
|18:48||Street Bike||Drag Racing|
|18:53||Street Car||Drag Racing|
|18:58||Super Street||Drag Racing|
|19:03||Super Modified||Drag Racing|
|19:25||Australian Top Doorslammer||Drag Racing|
|19:45||Australian Top Fuel Championship||Drag Racing|
|20:00||Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle||Drag Racing|
|20:12||Top Eliminator||Drag Racing|
|20:22||Modified Bike||Drag Racing|
|20:27||Street Car||Drag Racing|
|20:36||Street Bike||Drag Racing|
|20:42||Super Street||Drag Racing|
|20:50||Super Modified||Drag Racing|
|21:10||Street Bike||Drag Racing|
|21:15||Street Car||Drag Racing|
|21:20||Top Eliminator||Drag Racing|
|21:43||Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle||Drag Racing|
|21:55||Australian Top Doorslammer||Drag Racing|
|22:15||Australian Top Fuel Championship||Drag Racing|
|Sunday, June 19|
|7:30||Combined Sedans||Race 3||8 laps or 1 lap after 07:43|
|7:55||S5000||Race 2||23 laps or 1 lap after 08:18|
|8:35||Supercars||Qualifying – Race 17||10 min|
|8:50||Supercars||Qualifying – Race 18||10 min|
|9:00||On Track Entertainment||10 min|
|9:15||Porsche Carrera Cup||Race 2||18 laps or 1 lap after 09:38|
|10:00||Australian Superbike Championship||Race 2||16 Laps|
|11:00||S5000||Race 3||23 laps or 1 lap after 11:23|
|11:55||Supercars||Race 17||38 laps or 1 lap after 12:53|
|12:55||On Track Entertainment||10 min|
|13:10||Porsche Carrera Cup||Race 3||18 laps or 1 lap after 13:33|
|13:55||Australian Superbike Championship||Race 3||16 Laps|
|15:25||Supercars||Race 18||38 laps or 1 lap after 16:23|