Works begin for TOWNSVILLE 400
The first of the temporary infrastructure being installed for North Queensland’s inaugural Dunlop Townsville 400 started going up this week.
FIVE large temporary grandstands are being erected near the pit building and another 16 grandstand structures will be erected around the track in coming weeks.
Dunlop Townsville 400 event manager Kim Faithfull said it was exciting to see the first signs of temporary infrastructure being put in place for the event at the Reid Park track.
“Although the major construction works are drawing closer to completion, the whole precinct will continue to be a hive of activity almost every day for the next seven weeks leading into the event on July 10-12,” Mr Faithfull said.
“People will soon start to see other temporary event infrastructure being installed, including the corporate hospitality suites, concrete barriers and site offices.”
Grandstand tickets for the event are still up for grabs in the gold and silver stands and there are plenty of general admission tickets available.
“Driving past the precinct you can see the huge viewing mounds which are for spectators with a general admission ticket to get optimum views of the on-track action,” he said.
“The spectator viewing locations at this track are among the best at any race track in Australia.”
A purpose-built concert stage also will be erected at the track for the concert on the Saturday night featuring ARIA award-winning Eskimo Joe and super hot dance act The Potbelleez.
The concert is free for anyone who holds a Saturday ticket.
Grandstand and general admission tickets are available through ticketek. com or by phoning 132 849. >> Visit www.v8supercarevents. com.au to find out more details about the Dunlop Townsville 400.
At the track: Kim Faithfull (left) and Tony Parsons have a look from the new grandstands being erected around the track for the North Queensland’s inaugural Dunlop Townsville 400.