Crowds raced to The Strand for SuperCruise event

Date published: 6 July 2018

More than 5000 rev-heads and fans flocked to last night’s SuperCruise – a free event organised by Townsville City Council.

The SuperCruise was the most successful community welcome for the Supercars in the event’s 10-year history in Townsville.

Mayor Jenny Hill said Council souped-up the format for the welcome to make it easier for fans to meet their favourite drivers.

“This is the biggest event in North Queensland and the whole city gets excited when the Supercars come to the city,” Cr Hill said.

“Having the driver parade along The Strand with some of the most iconic Aussie muscle cars in production was a fantastic sight for the thousands of race fans that flocked to the area.”

“It was the biggest and best welcome event we have put on in the 10 years the Supercars have raced around the Townsville street circuit.”

Cr Hill said holding it along The Strand also showed off some of Townsville’s most iconic vistas on the Fox Sports telecast.

“These iconic images of The Strand, Castle Hill and Magnetic Island were shown to race fans right across the world,” Cr Hill said.

Local businesses also gained traction with huge crowds lining The Strand from Fryer Street all the way to Strand Park.

Cr Hill said bringing crowds to the area was a great way to boost the local economy.

“My Council continues to invest in these major events because they boost local businesses and help to create jobs for locals,” Cr Hill said.