News 29 May 2024

'Supercross Sprint' to feature at Adelaide 500 as part of 2024 series

Boost Mobile backs unique new format alongside the Supercars finals.

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Australian Supercross will be staged alongside the 2024 Adelaide 500 Supercars Championship finals between November 15-17, labelled the Boost Mobile Supercross Sprint at a purpose-built location inside the South Australian street circuit precinct.

A full-size supercross track will be constructed within the Victoria Park venue, complete with viewing opportunities from an existing heritage grandstand and temporary seating.

General admission holders for the Adelaide 500 will have access to round three of the Fox Australian Supercross Championship (AUSX), which will be contested under a unique new four-race sprint format and with bonus points on offer throughout the round. It’s unclear how the schedule will break down across the three days.

“We are thrilled to be working with the South Australian Motor Sport Board to deliver a world-class weekend of motor sport action in Adelaide at the VAILO Adelaide 500,” said AUSX managing director, Kelly Bailey. “The partnership will deliver intense racing across both bikes and cars, and non-stop entertainment for fans, while providing the sport of Supercross and our Australian championship a significant platform for enhanced reach and exposure.

“It’s exciting for us to showcase how incredible our sport is to more people, from the world-class riders involved, to lightning-fast turns and heart-stopping jumps – the Boost Mobile Supercross Sprint will have fans on the edge of their seats from the moment gates open until the final gate drops. And for the first time in Australian Supercross history, a new format will be in play with a focus on speed.

“SX1 and SX2 competitors will race in four sprint finals, with points from each final being accumulated to award the overall round winner. Additionally, one championship point will be awarded for the fastest lap in each in SX1 and SX2 final, incentivising faster and more intense racing, with riders throwing everything they have at each race.”

Adelaide 500 CEO Mark Warren noted the event will mark 25 years on the streets of Adelaide by giving fans an experience to remember: “The 2024 VAILO Adelaide 500 has something for everyone. Not only do we play host to the last round of the Repco Supercars Championship where the championship could boil down to Adelaide once more, but an epic four-day program where we make South Australia the mecca of motorsport, with Australian Supercross and speedway added to the entertainment line-up.”

Under the management of series rights-holder AME Group, the 2024 AUSX championship will open – potentially over two days – at Kayo Stadium in Redcliffe, Queensland, on October 12, before travelling to Wollongong’s Win Stadium in New South Wales on November 2, and then onto Adelaide. It’s anticipated that a high-profile return to Melbourne on an international-type scale, is in line to host the series finals.