Big wheels rev up for T400’ s launch
THOUSANDS of people are expected to line the streets of Townsville today when the Supercar transporters make their annual procession to Reid Park.
It will mark the start of the Watpac Townsville 400 and starts at 11.50am at the Bohle.
A total of 20 B- double transporters will depart from Webb Drive, turn down Shaw Rd, drive along the Ring Rd and head along Hervey Range Rd, Ross River Rd and Charters Towers Rd before entering Reid Park about 12.35pm.
Townsville Supercars event manager Rachael White said it was a spectacle not to be missed.
“The transporter parade is a real crowd favourite and is quite impressive to see the Supercars contingent make the trip from Webb Drive to the racetrack,” she said.
“Crowd favourite Mack the Transporter from the Disney movie Cars is back to delight young race fans and as the parade will be held during school holidays we’re expecting a great turnout along the route.
“The route is the same as last year so everyone should take advantage of the key viewing points.”
Spectators are encouraged to watch the transporters along Hervey Range Rd, Ross River Rd and Charters Towers Rd.
Tomorrow the Townsville 400 Super Welcome will be held at Riverway from 4pm before all the action kicks off at Reid Park on Friday.
Supercar fans will get to meet some of their racing heroes at the Super Welcome as part of a jampacked evening of family fun including a screening of the movie Turbo.
Deputy Mayor Les Walker said the Super Welcome was the council’s signature event to officially launch the race weekend.
“This is a unique opportunity to meet all 25 drivers and teams, get their autographs and snap a few photos,” he said. “We’ll also be giving away a three- day Townsville 400 double pass with entry forms available in the Townsville Bulletin on the day of the event.
“This is an event for fans of ... everything related to V8 Supercars.”
LET’s GO: Jett Elliott- Price, 6, is ready for the parade.