Supercars is set to race under lights as part of a major revamp for the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 next year.
The championship has today announced that work is underway to transform the 2020 Pirtek Enduro Cup finale into a night race, which would join Perth and Sydney as the third floodlit event on a revised 14 round Supercars calendar.
A radical change to the Gold Coast 600 comes amid confirmation of a new five-year deal for the event struck between Supercars, Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and the Queensland Government.
The new night racing format would see the Surfers Paradise street circuit lit up by 489 light towers to enable Supercars to host its first night street race.
“By growing major events like the GC600 race, we’re creating tourism jobs for Gold Coasters,” said the state’s Tourism Industry Development Minister, Kate Jones .
“By upgrading lighting along the course, we can make the GC600 one of the most iconic motorsport events on the planet.
“Our economic modelling shows this would boost revenue by more than $25 million – cash that will go straight back to local businesses and support local jobs.”