Nitro Up North on track to wow crowds tomorrow

17 June 2021

Motorsports mania is taking over the Top End, with thousands of fans ready to head out to Hidden Valley from tomorrow for the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown.

The on-track action starts from 9.50am tomorrow, when support category Combined Sedans heads out for their first practice session. Australian Superbikes, Supercars and Stadium Super Trucks will follow them on track throughout the day.

As the sun slips lower in the sky it’s time to turn things up a notch with Nitro Up North. Featuring the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars, Top Doorslammers, Jet Dragster, special exhibition drags and Sportsman Racing, Nitro Up North is pure entertainment.

The action kicks off from 5pm tomorrow, and you can expect plenty of smoke as these high-octane rigs hurtle down the drag strip at speeds in excess of 440km/h, complete with chest-thumping roars that take your breath away.

The action continues on Saturday and Sunday with the Supercars, Australian Superbikes, Stadium Super Trucks and the Combined Sedans. Matt Mingay and his incredible Hotwheels Stuntz Crew is set to wow the crowds.

On Saturday night, there will be a concert featuring Australian rock sensation Bernard Fanning and more.

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.