Supercars’ new castle

Say farewell to Homebush, and hello to Newcastle. From 2017, Supercars Australia will hold its annual series finale on the streets of the second-largest city in NSW.

The five-year deal will see the final round each year known as the Newcastle 500.

Like the Sydney event it replaces, there will be 250-kilometre races on Saturday and Sunday. The street circuit will be in the city’s east, taking in parts of the foreshore, and is the first Supercars race to be held in Newcastle.