Welcome  Guest   
Latest News

LET THE RACING BEGIN...Adelaide 500 Supercars Preview

27 Feb, 2019

The 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is about to get underway in Adelaide.

Taking over the steering wheel from Tim Blanchard this season is Macauley Jones; who is one of two rookies (+ Garry Jacobson - Kelly Racing) competing in this year’s Supercars Championship.

Although making his full-time debut, Macauley knows the Adelaide street circuit well, as he has raced here in the Super2 support category since 2015.

Macauley Jones

“The Superloop Adelaide 500 is a great way to kick off the year. I can remember as a kid watching my dad race around the track and having a rollover at the exit of the treacherous turn 8. It’s a track that can bite hard if something goes wrong; there is no room for error.”

“The atmosphere at the track is always pumping and the drivers love the trickiness and complexity of the circuit itself. I can’t wait to get there and make my full-time Supercars debut. This is a really special moment for me.”

Below are the on-track times for Macauley Jones in the Team CoolDrive Supercar at the Superloop Adelaide 500, and your local TV times can be found here - https://www.supercars.com/tv-schedule/


Thursday 28th February
17:30-18:00 – Practice One

Friday 1st March
11:40-12:10 – Practice Two
14:50-15:20 – Practice Three
18:25-18:45 – Qualifying

Saturday 2nd March
10:40-11:10 – Practice Four
14:05-14:35 – Top Ten Shootout
16:50-18:50 – Race One – 250kms/78 Laps

Sunday 3rd March
10:30-10:50 – Qualifying
12:45-13:15 – Top Ten Shootout
15:20-17:20 – Race Two – 250kms/78 Laps


  • Track Length – 2.6km // Direction – Anti-Clockwise // Fastest Speed – 255km/h // Average Speed – 150km/h
  • Qualifying Lap Record – Shane Van Gisbergen – 1m19.2951s, Triple Eight Race Engineering, 2017
  • Race Lap Record – 1m20.4210s – Scott McLaughlin – 1m20.4210s, DJR Team Penske, 2017
  • No Adelaide 500 race has ever had a 100% finishing rate
  • Pole position is the best place to be in Adelaide – The pole sitting car has won 19 of the 42 races held on the South Australian streets


Friday 1st March
13:15-13:45 – Supercars Autograph Session @ Tracks of the World precinct (behind Pit Straight Grandstand)

« Back to Latest News | Back to the top