Supercars action begins

23 Nov 2018

The second instalment of the Newcastle 500, the city's biggest event, has begun with the SuperUtes first on track this morning.

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The City of Newcastle is supporting Hunter woman Charlotte Poynting in the SuperUtes class.
 
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Poynting, 19, is driving a SuperUte emblazoned with the colourful Newcastle brand.

A43I0402-COPY.JPGPit crews in action this morning.

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Crowds started gathering just after sunrise to score the best vantage points.

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City staff are out there greeting fans and promoting Newcastle.

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Hundreds gathered in Gregson Park, Hamilton, yesterday afternoon for signings by Supercars drivers before their star power lit up Beaumont Street in a parade of vintage cars.

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Diners spilled out of restaurants as the procession passed in the first celebration of the four-day Entertain Newcastle festival, organised with our partners to spread the high-octane atmosphere across the city.

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Darby Street will light up tonight with live music and early Christmas lights, before tomorrow sees the staging of the Supercars concert at No.1 Sportsground.