Reid Park Street Circuit, also known as the Townsville Street Circuit, is a semi-permanent street circuit located in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Opened in 2009, the circuit hosts the Townsville 400 Supercars Championship event every year.

The circuit

Main straight (Boundary Street) as pictured between events in November 2018
Turn 10 as pictured between events in November 2018

The Reid Park Street Circuit is reminiscent of the Albert Park Circuit's parkland setting.[1] It winds its way through Reid Park where specially constructed roads form approximately 70 percent of the circuit.[2] The circuit borders the Townsville State High School and Townsville Civic Theatre, crosses the Ross Creek multiple times and runs adjacent to Townsville railway station. The circuit's pit building, and much of the Reid Park infrastructure, is a permanent construction that can be used all year round for various events. The event also has five viewing mounds/grandstands that can seat approximately 12,000.[3]

Paul Dumbrell suggested it is a high grip circuit, while Mark Winterbottom stated that the circuit is like a standard racing circuit but in the middle of a city. Winterbottom described the first corner as almost a clone to the high speed turn eight at the Adelaide Street Circuit, noting that it also produces a great passing opportunity exiting the corner.[4][2]

In February 2019, parts of the circuit were flooded in the 2019 Townsville flood.[5]

Supercars Championship

On 28 July 2008, the official website of V8 Supercars (the then-name of Supercars) reported that the Queensland Sports Minister, Judy Spence, said the State Government will contribute $2.5 million annually for the first five years of the event.[6] The 2009 Dunlop Townsville 400 was held from 10 to 12 July.[3] In 2014, the event was held as a 500 kilometre event with two 250 kilometre races across the weekend.

Lap records

As of July 2021, the official race lap records at Townsville Street Circuit are listed as:[7]

Class Driver Vehicle Time Date
Outright Germany Christopher Mies Audi R8 LMS 1:11.9875[8] 9 July 2016
Sports Cars
GT3 Germany Christopher Mies Audi R8 LMS 1:11.9875[8] 9 July 2016
Carrera Cup Australia David Wall Porsche 911 (992) GT3 Cup 1:13.6549 10 July 2022
Townsville Tin Tops Australia Geoff Taunton MARC II V8 1:16.1376 18 July 2021
Aussie Racing Cars Australia Kel Treseder Mustang-Yamaha 1:24.9587 8 July 2017
Touring Cars
Supercars Championship Australia Nick Percat Holden VF Commodore 1:12.9311 9 July 2017
Super2 Series Australia Cameron Waters Ford FG Falcon 1:13.7527 6 July 2014
Super3 Series Australia Kai Allen Holden VE Commodore 1:16.8808 9 July 2022
Touring Car Masters Australia Ryan Hansford Holden Torana A9X 1:20.2322 9 July 2022
V8 Ute Racing Series Australia Craig Dontas Holden VE SS Ute 1:26.3008 11 July 2015
Australian Mini Challenge Australia Chris Atkinson Mini JCW R56 1:26.3795 12 July 2009
Toyota 86 Racing Series Australia Zach Bates Toyota 86 1:29.0960 11 July 2021
Racing Cars
Formula 4 Australia Jordan Lloyd Mygale M14-F4 1:16.7182 12 July 2015
Formula Ford Australia Chaz Mostert Spectrum 012 1:17.3157 11 July 2010
Stadium Super Trucks Australia Toby Price Stadium Super Truck 1:35.3754 10 July 2021


  1. ^ Townsville's Grade 3 licence expired 9 July 2021.


  1. ^ "The Need To Know for the Townsville 400". Triple M. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Armor All Townsville 400, Queensland". n.d. Archived from the original on 20 February 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010.
  3. ^ a b 2008 L&H 500 official race program, pages 68–70
  4. ^ "Townsville means level playing field". 28 October 2009. Archived from the original on 10 July 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2009.
  5. ^ Herrero, Daniel (5 February 2019). "Supercars circuit flooded amid Townsville disaster". Speedcafe. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  6. ^ Briar Gunther (28 July 2008). "Townsville circuit unveiled". Official site of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series. Archived from the original on 20 September 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2008.
  7. ^ Natsoft Race Results
  8. ^ a b "Australian GT Townsville 2016". Retrieved 18 June 2022.

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