STARTING LINE IN SIGHT
WITH just seven days until the Townsville 400, local V8 Utes driver Graham Edwards joined Miss V8 Supercars contestants Saeran Tanton, Danielle Mintern and Talisa Andersen to test- drive some of the best seats in the house. Excitement is building ahead of the biggest show in town with the popular transporter parade set to roar through the streets next week.
THE V8s excitement will kick into high gear on Wednesday when a multi- million parade of supercars heads through the streets of Townsville on the way to Reid Park.
Thousands of people are expected to line the streets to welcome the procession of Bdouble transporters bringing V8 Supercars to the city ahead of next weekend’s Castrol EDGE Townsville 400.
The parade will include 17 transporters from various
The transporter parade is a real crowd favourite V8 SUPERCARS’ RACHAEL WHITE
teams and the new Townsville Bulletin transporter.
The trucks will start their journey on Webb Drive at the Bohle before taking a circuit along Shaw Rd, the Ring Road, Herveys Range Rd, Ross River Rd and Charters Towers Rd ( route pictured right).
V8 Supercars event manager Rachael White said the transporter parade would be a spectacle not to be missed.
“The transporter parade is a real crowd favourite and it is quite impressive to see the V8 Supercars contingent make the trip from Webb Drive to the racetrack,” she said.
“Crowd favourite Mack the Transporter from Disney’s Cars is back to delight young race fans, and as the parade will be held during school holidays we’re expecting a great turn- out along the route with more young race fans enjoying the experience.
“The route is the same as last year so everyone should take advantage of the key viewing points and watch the roadshow roll into town.”
The convoy will leave the Bohle at 11.50am on Wednesday and enter Reid Park at 12.35pm. Spectators can gather along Herveys Range Rd, Ross River Rd and Charters Towers Rd to watch, but parking won’t be allowed along Shaw Rd and the Ring Road.
Grandstand seats are still available for the three days of V8 action from Friday, July 10 until Sunday, July 12.
Apart from the racing, the entertainment program is the largest in the seven- year history of the event.
International stars Hilltop Hoods headline Friday’s concert with leading Australian hip- hop artists ILLY and The Funkoars. On Saturday night The Living End and Birds of Tokyo will rock Reid Park.