Tickets are now on sale for next year’s new-look, new format 2011 ITM400 Hamilton V8 Supercar Championship Series street race.
Set to roar around town on the weekend from the 15 — 17 April 2011, V8 Supercars is bringing its ‘race all day, rock all night’ formula to Hamilton for the first time, delivering not only world-class motor racing but a concert featuring international artists.
V8 Supercars is in discussions with several international acts to play at next year’s event where concert admission is included as part of a same-day ticket. The full music line-up is expected to be announced next month.
Shane Howard, Chief Operating Officer of V8 Supercars, says they are thrilled to be offering Kiwis a new innovative experience for next year’s ITM400. “2011 will see the ITM400 step up to a new level that will attract people from all over the country,” he said. “With a big international act adding a new dimension to the event, this year there is something for everyone, including more support categories and a dedicated Family Zone with great entertainment catering for all ages. We are all about engaging with the fans and want them to be able to get up close and personal to our drivers, teams and the race cars. As part of this we will throw open the full circuit each evening for the people.”
The five support category classes are set to include the premier NZ V8 Sedans, Trans-Tasman V8 Utes, Historic Muscle Cars, Open Sedans/GT1 and for the their debut at the circuit the New Zealand Drift Cars.
In another first a newly covered set of platinum grandstands will be built on the action-packed turn three in the Hinemoa grandstand area of previous years.
According to Howard, “Last year ITM400 attracted more than 100,000 spectators, so we are confident next year’s much bigger offering will attract even more people and visitors to Hamilton as a huge boost for the city’s economy.”
Kids 12 years and under will receive free circuit and V8 Supercar paddock entry with a paying adult, making the event suitable for the whole family.
Tickets can be purchased from Ticketek agencies or by calling 0800 TICKETEK.
Full ticket prices, current event information and terms can be found at: www.v8supercars.com/ITM400