News 18 Oct 2019
Port Adelaide ‘easily the biggest’ track on AUS Supercross calendar
Over 8000 tonnes of dirt brought into South Australian venue.
This weekend’s second round of the 2019 Australian Supercross Championship in Port Adelaide is set to deliver the largest circuit on the calendar, which comes one week after the series took on its smallest track inside Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
Over 8000 tonnes of dirt has been brought in to shape the American-style layout, which will boast five lanes of rhythm sections and obstacles. In comparison, the AUS-X Open Melbourne, to be staged inside Marvel Stadium, is stated to be bringing in 6000 tonnes of dirt, machinery and equipment.
The South Australian stop, operated by Troy Bayliss Events (TBE), will see a traditional main event format rolled out for the first time this season.
“It’s easily the biggest, for sure,” TBE co-owner Mark Peterson told MotoOnline.com.au. “We’ve only just stopped dropping dirt over the last four days, and it’s between 8000-8500 tonnes of dirt.
“There’s a start straight, three rhythm lanes in a row with 180-degree turns, a triple, the finish line jump, another rhythm lane, and a full set of whoops into a wall. It’s huge – it’s massive.
“It’s really going to bring out the abilities of all riders on a large track. A lot of people have been critical on the small track from last week, although we didn’t have the elements of the rain and all that.
“This weekend is the opposite – it’s easily the biggest track of the year. We have the luxury of having 8000-plus tonnes of dirt here, which we can’t get into the other stadiums in the time provided. We’re taking that on board and going as big as we possibly can.”
Tomorrow action kicks off with the pit party at 4pm, followed by qualifying at 5:30pm and the night show from 7pm. Tickets will be available at the gate.