Perth to host Supercars night race in 2019 at Barbagallo Raceway

Scott McLaughlin won last year's Supercar round at Barbagallo. Picture: Barnsiesphotos
Scott McLaughlin won last year's Supercar round at Barbagallo. Picture: Barnsiesphotos

PERTH will host a Supercars night race at Barbagallo Raceway for the first time next year.

A trial night race in Sydney earlier this year attracted larger audiences compared to day racing, including more families.

The revamped Barbagallo event will be the only night race in Australia next year.

Supercars Championship today confirmed next year’s Supercar round at Barbagallo would be held from May 2 to 4.

Tourism WA is supporting it.

“Night races will provide a point of difference between Perth and other race events on the Supercars calendar, and we’re hoping this will entice more people to travel to Western Australia for the event,” Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said.

“Being live on TV on the east coast alongside iconic events such as the Bathurst 1000, will also help us promote Perth as an exciting travel destination in some of our key domestic markets.

“Promoting a calendar of events that prioritises visitation to and around WA, and delivering greater tourism outcomes from existing events such as Supercars is a priority of Tourism WA’s two-year action plan.”