Fast- paced festival of cars and hot rock
CLASSY LINE-UP: V8 Supercars spokesman Shane Howard announces the entertainment
‘‘ We know that money is tight for families at the moment and we know a lot of people are doing it tough.
‘‘ We can’t underestimate the impact an event like this has on Townsville and I think we are seeing ourselves grow and evolve into a world-class city.
‘‘ We have a lot to offer and we know that as locals, but this is a great way to get that message across to the international community.
‘‘ We have our iconic landmark in the background so millions of people from across the world will be seeing Castle Hill for those three days.’’
More than 152,000 fans walked through the gates last year with a record attendance on the Saturday of the three-day event.
This year’s spectacle is set to be beamed across the globe through international telecasts in areas such as Asia and Europe.
V8 Supercars chief operating officer Shane Howard said the benefits spoke for themselves.
‘‘ Our international television footprint covers in excess of 25 countries worldwide taking in more than 430 million potential viewers, so the reach is extraordinary,’’ he said.
‘‘ Any country in the world would value an event of this size and magnitude and it will be held right here in North Queensland.
‘‘ We were blown away by the huge crowd we received in the first year and that has continued on from there.
‘‘ We are in the heartland of our fan base and people vote with their feet.
‘‘ The people of North Queensland deserve a bit of a party to let their hair down after a tough couple of months and we are eager to show that big international-style events can be held in the region.’’
The Townsville 400 will be held at Reid Park from July 8-10.
Pre-sale weekend general admission adult passes start at $ 110 and three- Mayor Les Tyrell and Cr Tony
Parsons day general admission adult passes start at $ 115.
To book, phone Ticketek on 132 849 or visit www. ticketek. com. au.