Key changes for 2020 include upgrading The Bend to a 500km enduro as part of the 2020 Pirtek Enduro Cup, as well as the return of racing to Sydney Motorsport Park (one of two night rounds for 2020), but Phillip Island and Queensland Raceway have been dropped from the calendar.
With all ‘SuperSprint’ rounds increased in length to 200km each day, there will be more racing and more track time, according to Supercars Australia boss, Sean Seamer: “It was important to us to increase the amount of Supercar racing for the fans at track and at home.
“SuperSprint weekends are now full of Supercars racing on both days and we are really stepping up the entertainment value for fans and partners, on and off the track,” Seamer added.
“We are also working hard on providing an improved offering for the fans with a more seamless experience from the time they buy a ticket to the time they leave the track, diverse food and beverage offerings including more modern options and additional entertainment.”
Support categories are still to be finalised, but Seamer confirmed that the Stadium Super Trucks will return, starting with this year’s Gold Coast 600.
The deletion of Phillip Island sees the ITM Auckland SuperSprint move forward to the Anzac Day long weekend, while the Watpac Townsville 400 and BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown change positions.
An expected reduction in crowds during the Tokyo Olympics (24 Jul – 9 Aug) means the winter break is longer than usual, with racing resuming at the end of August.
Finally, both the Gold Coast and Townsville have secured new five-year deals to host Supercars rounds.