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Changes To Triple Crown

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In a welcome twist to the Darwin Supercars, fans will definitely see the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown lifted this year, a spectacle only enjoyed once before since the Crown’s inception in 2006.

Scott McLaughlin became the first-ever driver to win the elusive trophy in 2019 after winning the 120km race, the 100km race and scoring pole position in the Top Ten Shootout.

Because the format of this year’s event will be a little different in line with COVID-19 guidelines, the formula for winning the Crown has also changed. This year, whoever scores the most points from three 38-lap races will be named as the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown winner.

In other exciting program news, the Top End Drift Association will perform a drifting demonstration during the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown on 15-16 August.

Always a favourite with fans, drifters intentionally oversteer their vehicle, resulting in a loss of traction as they navigate corners. The result? Plenty of smoke and awe-inspiring manoeuvres.

Don’t miss this unique, history-making version of the Top End’s favourite event. Buy your ticket in advance to secure express, contactless access on the day. Visit www.darwinsupercars.com.au 

“It’s nearly Supercars time and the excitement is building. This year has been like no other, and this year’s event will be like no other, with a revised format for the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown," NT Major Events Company CEO, Tim Watsford said.

“There will also be a new formula for calculating the winner, which means someone will definitely lift the trophy this year. The chance to see this does not happen very often – it has only happened once before, so don’t miss it."

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