Townsville Street Circuit
Map of the track showing the local streets
|Time zone||GMT +10|
|Opened||10 July 2009|
|Major events||Townsville 400|
|Length||2.85 km (1.78 mi)|
|Race lap record||1:11.9875 (Christopher Mies, Audi R8 LMS, 2016, Australian GT Championship)|
The Townsville Street Circuit is reminiscent of the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. It winds its way through Reid Park where specially constructed roads form approximately 70 percent of the circuit. Rod Nash Racing’s Paul Dumbrell suggested it is a high grip circuit. Ford Performance Racing (FPR) driver Mark Winterbottom suggested the circuit is like a standard racing circuit but in the middle of a city. It is a tough circuit that can catch drivers out. Winterbottom described the first corner is almost a clone to the turn eight at Adelaide Street Circuit which he tackled it very aggressively because it looks high speed with great passing opportunity. The circuit quickly became a favourite of the V8 Supercars' drivers. The circuit's pit building is a permanent construction that can be used all year round for all sorts of events. There are five viewing mounds and grandstands that can seat approximately 12,000.
On 28 July 2008, the official website of V8 Supercars (the then-name of Supercars) reported that the Queensland Sports Minister, Judy Spence, said the State Government will contribute $2.5 million annually for the first five years of the event. The 2009 Dunlop Townsville 400 was held from 10–12 July. Sucrogen was the naming rights sponsor the race between 2010 and 2013, while Castrol is the current title sponsor.
As of July 2017.
|Outright||Christopher Mies||Audi R8 LMS||1:11.9875||9 July 2016|
|Australian GT||Christopher Mies||Audi R8 LMS||1:11.9875||9 July 2016|
|Carrera Cup||Jonny Reid||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup||1:14.0389||10 July 2011|
|Aussie Racing Cars||Kel Treseder||Mustang-Yamaha||1:24.9587||8 July 2017|
|Supercars Championship||Nick Percat||Holden VF Commodore||1:12.9311||9 July 2017|
|Super2 Series||Cameron Waters||Ford FG Falcon||1:13.7527||6 July 2014|
|V8 Ute Racing Series||Craig Dontas||Holden VE SS Ute||1:26.3008||11 July 2015|
|Australian Mini Challenge||Chris Atkinson||Mini JCW R56||1:26.3795||12 July 2009|
|Toyota 86 Racing Series||Cameron Hill||Toyota 86||1:30.3870||8 July 2017|
|Formula 4||Jordan Lloyd||Mygale F4-Ford||1:16.7182||12 July 2015|
|Formula Ford||Chaz Mostert||Spectrum 012||1:17.3157||11 July 2010|
|Stadium Super Trucks||Sheldon Creed||Stadium Super Truck||1:36.9608||9 July 2016|
- "Armor All Townsville 400, Queensland". v8supercars.com.au. n.d. Retrieved 2010-02-22.
- "Townsville means level playing field". v8supercars.com.au. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
- 2008 L&H 500 official race program, pages 68–70
- Briar Gunther (28 July 2008). "Townsville circuit unveiled". Official site of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series. Retrieved 2008-07-29.
- Natsoft Race Results