Hidden Valley Raceway is part of the Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex, located at 171 Hidden Valley Road, Hidden Valley,[1] 10 km (6.2 mi) from Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. The Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex includes a 1 km drag racing track (which runs alongside the main straight of the raceway circuit), the 400 m (440 yd) long Northline Speedway, a Dirt Track Speedway circuit, motorcross tracks and a go-kart circuit. Hidden Valley Raceway holds an annual round of the International V8 Supercars Championship.

The circuit

Hidden Valley Raceway is known for its high speeds and fast lap times. It is 2.870 km (1.783 mi) long and has 14 corners, with a main straight 1.1 km (0.68 mi) in length. In order to win, the race car has to flow well through the sweeping bends and also needs top end horse power for the main straight.[2]

Events

In 2021, AIDRA announced the establishment of an annual Australian Drag Racing Championship series, with ASID as one of five venues across the country to host a round in the inaugural season.[3]

Supercars

V8 Supercars races have been held at Hidden Valley Raceway since 1998, with the first event occurring in July that year. The event is usually held in late June or early July as the temperature is cooler and it is in the 'dry season'. The event is currently called the CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown, with the 'Triple Crown' awarded to the driver who is fastest in the top ten shootout and wins both races. The 2008 event was voted as the V8 Supercar Event of the Year.[2]

Lap records (race)

Mark Skaife in action at the 2007 V8 Supercar event at Hidden Valley Raceway
As of June 2022.[4]

As of June 2022, the official race lap records at Hidden Valley Raceway are listed as:

Class Driver Vehicle Time Date
Outright New Zealand Simon Wills Reynard 94D 1:02.9268 13 May 2001
Racing Cars
Formula Holden New Zealand Simon Wills Reynard 94D 1:02.9268 13 May 2001
S5000 Australia Cooper Webster Ligier JS F3-S5000 1:03.4504[5] 18 June 2022
Formula 3 Australia Simon Hodge Mygale M11 1:05.1101 22 June 2014
Formula Ford Australia Ryan Simpson Spectrum 011c 1:12.9052 18 March 2011
Sports Cars
Carrera Cup Australia Christian Pancione Porsche 911 (992) GT3 Cup 1:07.5065 18 June 2022
Aussie Racing Cars Australia Craig Woods Ford Mustang-Yamaha 1:17.4263 17 June 2018
Touring Cars
Supercars Championship Australia Nick Percat Holden ZB Commodore 1:06.5590 17 June 2018
Combined Sedans Australia Justin Keys Holden Commodore VS 1:13.8122 19 June 2022
Improved Production Australia Ray Hislop Ford BF Falcon 1:13.9257[6] 16 June 2019
Commodore Cup Australia Bryce Fullwood Holden VH Commodore 1:17.8781[6] 18 June 2016
V8 Ute Racing Series Australia George Miedecke Ford FG Falcon Ute 1:19.5543 20 June 2015
HQ Holdens Australia Brett Osborn Holden HQ 1:31.1219[6] 17 June 2017
Historic Touring Cars
Touring Car Masters Australia Steven Johnson Ford Mustang Fastback 1:13.2546 17 June 2018
Motorbikes
Superbike Australia Wayne Maxwell Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:04.4073 19 June 2022
ProStock Australia Nicholas Waters Honda CBR1000RR 1:08.993 22 April 2012
Supersport Australia Daniel Falzon Yamaha YZF-R6 1:09.458[7] 15 September 2013
SuperStock Australia Daniel Falzon Yamaha YZF-R6 1:11.891 21 April 2012
Other
Stadium Super Trucks United States Robby Gordon Stadium Super Truck 1:32.7015 14 June 2017

References

  1. ^ Government, Northern Territory (25 October 2016). "Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex". nt.gov.au. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b "SKYCITY Triple Crown, Hidden Valley Raceway". v8supercars.com.au. n.d. Archived from the original on 30 October 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2010.
  3. ^ "ANDRA Launches New Australian Drag Racing Championship Series". Engine Builder Magazine. Babcox Media. 2 June 2021. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "S5000 Series 2022 Darwin Race 1 Statistics". Retrieved 18 June 2022.
  6. ^ a b c http://racing.natsoft.com.au/
  7. ^ "Amended Classification".

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