At the recent Repco Supercars Championship Gala Awards on Monday, November 27, the coveted fan-voted category was claimed by the organizers of the VAILO Adelaide 500. This acknowledgment came as a high point for the ADL500, which had successfully hosted the renowned four-day event, drawing approximately 260,000 attendees from around the country between November 23 and 26. The event lived up to its reputation as Australia’s largest ticketed motorsport gathering.
Mark Warren, the CEO of VAILO Adelaide 500, expressed pride in receiving the award once again and stated that it marked a significant moment for the organizers as they embark on planning for the 2024 edition. He attributed the success to the multitude of fans who attended, totaling over 260,000, and the dedicated efforts of the team in delivering another world-class event.
Warren highlighted key moments from the event, including Brodie Kostecki’s victory in the Repco Supercars Championship, the debut of American custom car expert Dave Kindig in Australia, and the headline performance by Robbie Williams in the internationally acclaimed after-race concert series. He emphasized that the event aimed to cater to a diverse audience.
Adelaide has been the host of the 3.219km street circuit supercars event for the past 24 years, except for 2021 when the event was canceled. Warren mentioned the positive feedback from drivers and teams who appreciate racing on the streets of Adelaide and the warm reception from South Australia, contributing significantly to the state’s economy year after year.
Looking ahead, Warren disclosed that planning for the 2024 event is already in progress, expressing excitement about welcoming fans from across Australia and around the world back to the iconic Adelaide Parklands Street Circuit next year.