News 18 Jun 2019

AUS Supercross calendar nears completion with Port Adelaide return

Gillman Speedway venue to host round two of Australian supercross in 2019.

Image: Foremost Media.

The 2019 Australian Supercross Championship calendar nears completion with the return of Port Adelaide being announced as round two of the series at Gillman Speedway on 19 October.

Promoter Troy Bayliss Events has confirmed the South Australian round will adopt a traditional race format for the 2019 edition, after last year’s instalment saw the Triple Crown format introduced.

“It’s all about the racing,” promoter Troy Bayliss commented. “Gillman Speedway has a top quality dirt stockpile of 7000 tonnes onsite with access to more and we don’t have any bump in time restraints, which we think will deliver us one of the best tracks of the year.”

Penrite Honda Racing’s Brett Metcalfe, a South Australian local and winner of the event last year, is hopeful the crowd will get behind him once again after it created an incredible atmosphere.

“South Australia last year was a huge step forward for me, I wanted to win and it could not have been at a better time – the crowd definitely influenced my win and the track layout was incredible,” Metcalfe explained.

“I’m looking forward to doing it all again in 2019 and hopefully go back-to-back in front of my home crowd down there at Gillman Speedway on 19 October.”

A full list of support categories will fill the night’s program including SX1, SX2 and the junior Australian Supercross Championship classes. Fans will also be able to meet and greet the riders before the event starts, with the pit party taking place between 4-5pm.

Just the season-opening round is still be confirmed, with Port Adelaide, Wollongong, Auckland and Melbourne making up the remainder of the series in that respective order.

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