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Darwin triple crown : 18-20 June 2021

Experience the Darwin Triple Crown!

Each year Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex comes alive with an incredible program of world-class motorsport and entertainment as part of the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown. Strap yourselves in for an incredible weekend of the most heart-pounding action under the Top End sun!

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More than just racing

There’s something for the whole family at the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown with a host of delicious food choices, motorsports and plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

Paired with the Territory’s incredible weather and tourism experiences, the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown is a must-do on the Top End’s events calendar.

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Supercharge your trackside experience

Live it up at the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown in style with a shared or exclusive hospitality package! 

Get the best seats in the house for second-to-none views of the track and food and beverage options to match.

HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCES
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Darwin named official Indigenous Round host of Supercars Championship

In a first for the event, and the sport, the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown was the official Indigenous Round of the 2022 Supercars Championship.

Territory Larrakia artist Trent Lee created artwork inspired by the shape of the Hidden Valley track. It represents the Larrakia land, sea and people and was the centrepiece of the Darwin Indigenous Round.

The artwork represents how sport brings people from all walks of life together. The snake is a track with the head placed at the hairpin bend, the most dangerous part, the clapsticks represent different teams and the eggs symbolise all the people coming together to enjoy and celebrate the event.  It will be available for use by the Supercars teams moving forward.

 

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From Our Socials.

This week (3-10 July) is NAIDOC week! 

What a great opportunity for us to look back at the incredible Aboriginal artwork that featured as a part of the inaugural Indigenous Round of the Supercars Championship, right here in Darwin.

All cars at the 2022 Merlin Darwin Triple Crown carried Indigenous-themed liveries, each with different stories behind the artworks, to celebrate First Nations people and pay homage to the Larrakia people on whose land the event was held. Some of the bikes, Porsche and drag cars got involved too!

Seeing them on the grid together was a pretty special moment.
Were you at this year’s Merlin Darwin Triple Crown?🏁

We would love to hear from you so we can make Darwin Supercars an even better event in 2023!

By filling out our short survey you could also WIN one of two $500 Visa gift cards!

So put your pedal to the metal, hit the link in our bio, and send in your feedback.

The survey closes at 11:59pm on 5 July 🔥
Spotted: motorsports fans having the time of their lives!

Our Merlin Darwin Triple Crown 2022 photo gallery is now up on our website. 

Check it out at the link in our bio 📸
Did you attend the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown this year?

We are always looking for ways to improve our event experience and would love your feedback via our quick survey! Complete the survey and you'll also go in to win one of two $500 Visa gift cards.

The link is in our bio!

The survey closes at 11:59pm on 5 July.
A HUGE thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers, officials, fire and medical teams who helped to make the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown such a great success this year.

Cheers to all of you, we appreciate your hard work!
@chazmozzie pulls out an incredible finish for Race 18! Congratulations to the team 🔥👏🍾
That’s how you start the final race! With a spectacular FA35 air display and Welcome to Country.

Let’s see who takes out Race 18… 🔥
Congratulations to Mike Jones on his Race 3 win! Time for celebrations 🍾
How stunning is this year’s Merlin Darwin Triple Crown Shield?

Designed by local Larrakia artist Trent Lee, the bands on this beautiful trophy represent freshwater and saltwater. The shield also features a cross, which signifies all the Larrakia people, and the concentric circles symbolise Star Dreaming, which belongs to Trent’s sister.

12 didgeridoos have also been handcrafted by local artists to be handed out to the Supercars Kings of the Hidden Valley track (including @antondepasquale, @willdavison__ and @svg97 yesterday)!

Designs range from different types of animals and birds – including crocodiles (Danggalaba), fish, long-necked turtles and snakes – to depictions of ancestral spirits and songlines.
How’s this for a setup! 

The @merlinanz “Best Seats in the House” winner Tania Townley and her crew are all set up in Track Centre with a front row seat to the action.

Have an amazing Sunday at Hidden Valley guys! 😍
How comfy does the Power and Water Refreshed Tent look! It's all set up in Track Centre.

Head here to keep your water bottle full, re-charge your phone, and chill out under the shade 💦 🔌 

#RefreshedZone #Supercars
Welcome to Day 3!

Gates open this morning at 7:00am with race action starting from 7:30am.

Your ticket incudes a FREE ride to and from the track on public transport. Visit our website at the link in our bio for schedules.

Do you think the Triple Crown Trophy will be won this year? Find out trackside! Grab your tickets in advance darwinsupercars.com.au or pick them up at the gate.

*Program subject to change.
Things are heating up here at Hidden Valley for the second night of Nitro Up North🔥

The Nitro crew are flexing their engines for the packed stands, and everyone is loving it!

There’s still time to get down here and amongst the action.
Last race is at 10:15pm, you can get tickets at the gate.

See you soon!
What a day so far 😍 

Supercars Race 16 is about to start! What’s your prediction?
@asbk Race 1 had us in the edge of our seats! Congrats to the podium finishers:

🥇Mike Jones
🥈Troy Herfoss
🥉Bryan Staring
Questions during the day? Head to the blue info tent in Track Centre and speak to our friendly Event Champions!

Here you can pick up free earplugs, sunscreen, and programs too.
It’s all happening - on and off the track!

Pack a picnic, round up the kids, and head on out to Hidden Valley for a weekend full of fun and motorsport.

Tickets are available at the gate or online at darwinsupercars.com.au (link in bio).
Make sure you bring your empty water bottle to Hidden Valley this weekend, the Power and Water Refreshed Tent will be there to keep you cool 💦

Here you can refill your bottle, charge your phone, and kick back in between races. Find the tent in Track Centre!

#RefreshedZone
Pit Lane Walk magic ☀️
Day 2. Let’s go! 🏁
Day 2 is about to begin! 💨

Gates open this morning at 7:00am, with the Pit Lane Walk starting at 7:25am. Then, rubber hits the track! Chunky Custard will take over the Track Centre stage at 4:40pm followed by Nitro Up North and the Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship from 5:20pm.

Your ticket incudes a FREE ride to and from the track on public transport. Visit our website at the link in our bio for schedules.

Tickets are still available for purchase on our website or at the gate! See you soon.

*Program subject to change
Nitro Up North has begun 🔥 It’s loud and it’s a blast! There’s still plenty of time to get down, with tickets available at the gate and the last race at 9:30pm. 

Need some earplugs? Grab a pair from the Event Champions or St Johns Ambulance in Track Centre.
UPGRADE YOUR TICKET FOR A PREMIUM RESERVED GRANDSTAND SEAT TONIGHT!

If you’ve got yourself a GA ticket for the drags tonight and you’re looking for an elevated view, lock in an upgrade for just $30.

To get your upgrade, head to one of the Hidden Valley box offices or the Pit Paddock Ticket Booth!

Conditions apply: General Admission ticket types must be shown at the venue. Not available to children 13 and under.
Practice rounds are nearly finished up on track, but the action is just getting started!

Make your way to Track Centre for Chunky Custard on stage from 5:00pm, then get ready for some🔥🔥🔥 - Nitro Up North starts at 6:00pm!

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Merlin Darwin Triple Crown Supercars respectfully acknowledges the past, present and emerging Traditional Owners of the beautiful land on which we live, work and gather. We respect the cultural practices and traditions of our hosts, recognise the importance of sustainably caring for our country, and commit to being respectful visitors to traditional lands.