Reid Park 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)|
Reid Park Street Circuit, also known as the Townsville Street Circuit, is a semi-permanent street circuit located in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Opened in 2009, the circuit hosts the Townsville 400 Supercars Championship event.
The Reid Park Street Circuit is reminiscent of the Albert Park Circuit's parkland setting. It winds its way through Reid Park where specially constructed roads form approximately 70 percent of the circuit. The circuit borders the Townsville State High School and Townsville Civic Theatre, crosses the Ross Creek multiple times and runs adjacent to Townsville railway station. The circuit's pit building, and much of the Reid Park infrastructure, is a permanent construction that can be used all year round for various events. The event also has five viewing mounds/grandstands that can seat approximately 12,000.
Paul Dumbrell suggested it is a high grip circuit, while Mark Winterbottom stated that the circuit is like a standard racing circuit but in the middle of a city. Winterbottom described the first corner as almost a clone to the high speed turn eight at the Adelaide Street Circuit, noting that it also produces a great passing opportunity exiting the corner.
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 to 12 July. In 2014, the event was held as a 500 kilometre event with two 250 kilometre races across the weekend.
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|
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- "Armor All Townsville 400, Queensland". v8supercars.com.au. n.d. Archived from the original on 20 February 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010.
- 2008 L&H 500 official race program, pages 68–70
- "Townsville means level playing field". v8supercars.com.au. 28 October 2009. Archived from the original on 10 July 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2009.
- Herrero, Daniel (5 February 2019). "Supercars circuit flooded amid Townsville disaster". Speedcafe. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
- Briar Gunther (28 July 2008). "Townsville circuit unveiled". Official site of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series. Archived from the original on 20 September 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2008.
- Natsoft Race Results