The daily grind can be rough, so when it comes to weekends, we're always on the lookout for new events to help us shake off the shackles of the office. Whether it's watching live sport, eating delicious food or getting our kidult on, Sydney always delivers — you certainly couldn't accuse our city of being dull. And on the weekend of August 3–4, it's upping the ante even further by delivering all three in one spot.
Enter Supercars. Didn't think we were going to say that, did you? Well, hear us out. Like most events these days, the next Supercars event is more than just a race — it's two days and nights of action-packed activity from all angles. Across Friday and Saturday, the Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300 will see a number of practice, qualifying and support racing sessions take place culminating in the climax of the 300-kilometre feature race when the sun goes down on Saturday evening. It's a monumental milestone, too — it's the first time the headline race is being held at night under lights in 20 years, and crowd favourite Craig Lowndes will appear in his last Sydney Supercars race.
This will be round ten of 16 in the championship so rivalries between the drivers are at a high, and the atmosphere can get surprisingly intense. Plus, the fact that it's all going down at night means you'll be able to see the sparks literally fly — don't be surprised if you get caught up in the theatrics.
Plenty of non-track action will be interspersed throughout the weekend too. There will be a fireworks show, carnival rides and lots of food and drink options to keep you well-fed and watered.
Grandstand tickets cost either $98 for the two days or $88 for Saturday only. If you're looking at the latter, you'd be best to find three mates and book together — you'll save 70 bucks if you book the Mates Rates option. It's also family-friendly, so you can nab a family pass for a discounted rate, too. And, to make the whole thing even easier, Supercars is running a free shuttle bus from Blacktown Station, and parking is also available at no extra cost.