About the trackEdit

The event's format has changed several times over its history. As it has always been a non points-paying event in the championship, several methods have been used to try and add a point of difference to the races, particularly from the late 2000s onwards. In 2008 and 2009, a Manufacturers' Challenge was introduced, pitting traditional rivals Ford and Holden against each other.[1] In 2011, a portion of the grid was reversed between qualifying and the Top 10 Shootout. The size of this portion was determined by the provisional polesitter who drew a number between eight and twenty at random - which coincided with the number of cars whose position would be inverted.[2]

In 2012, V8 Supercars used a 'knockout' style qualifying race in order to set the grid for the rest of the weekend. This involved the bottom three cars being forced to retire on each of laps three to eight until only the top 10 remained, who completed the race.[3] 2014 introduced both double file rolling starts to each race as well as awarding double points for the final race of the weekend, a move designed to imitate Formula One's plans for a double points race in their own season finale in Abu Dhabi.[4]

As of 2015, the event features four races approximately 60 kilometres in length. Practice and qualifying are held on Thursday, two races are held on Friday, and then one each on Saturday and Sunday. As per 2014, each race features a double file rolling start. The points from each race are accumulated to find an event winner, however the points do not count towards that year's championship.

Winners of the trackEdit

Year Race Number Driver Team
2015 1 Mark Winterbottom Pepsi Max Crew
2015 2 Mark Winterbottom Pepsi Max Crew
2015 3 Mark Winterbottom Pepsi Max Crew
2015 4 Mark Winterbottom Pepsi Max Crew
2016 1 Shane Van Gisbergen Red Bull Racing
2016 2 Shane Van Gisbergen Red Bull Racing
2016 3 Jamie Whincup Red Bull Racing
2016 4 Shane Van Gisbergen Red Bull Racing