News // DARWIN TRIPLE CROWN PREVIEW
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Nick Percat and Jack Smith are set to turn up the heat, as the Supercars arrive to Darwin next week for the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown event at Hidden Valley Raceway.

 

The Triple Crown concept was introduced in 2006 and no driver has earned the crown. If a driver is to clean sweep all races, or as per this year’s format, claim pole position in the top ten shootout and win the two races, they would claim the triple crown.

 

Nick Percat will be back in Dunlop Motorsport colours for this event, and SCT Logistics driver Jack Smith makes his race debut here (alongside rookie Garry Jacobson). This event is Jack’s second Supercar event in a row, competing as a wildcard entry.

 

Below are the on-track times for Nick Percat & Jack Smith at the Darwin Triple Crown event this weekend; local TV times can be found here, with all Supercar sessions live on FOX Sports - https://www.supercars.com/tv-schedule/

 

TRACK TIMES

Friday 14th June

11:10-11:40 – Practice One

13:45-14:15 – Practice Two

Saturday 15th June

10:50-11:20 – Practice Three

13:15-13:25 – Qualifying Part One

13:30-13:40 – Qualifying Part Two

13:45-13:55 – Qualifying Part Four

16:15-17:10 – Race 15 – 120kms / 42 Laps

Sunday 16th June

9:25-9:45 – Qualifying

11:05-11:35 – Top Ten Shootout

13:30-14:55 – Race 16 – 200kms / 70 Laps

 

FAST FACTS

- Qualifying Lap Record – 1m05.6806s, Scott McLaughlin, DJR Team Penske, 2017, Ford Falcon FG X

- Race Lap Record – 1m06.5590s, Nick Percat, Brad Jones Racing, 2018, Holden Commodore ZB

- Nick is one of the 12 Supercar drivers in the field to have claimed a podium finish here, only 8 drivers in the current field are Darwin race winners.

- This is Jack’s third Supercar event for the season including (Tasmania & Winton), alongside two Super2 appearances at Adelaide and Perth. This means he has raced at all but two events so far this year.

- Nick set the race lap record here in last years’ Sunday race.  

- Jack’s best race result came at the last event at Winton, finishing 21st in Sunday’s race. His best qualifying result is also 21st, Jack will be looking to see if he can break through to the top 20 this weekend.

- The safety car has appeared in 28 of the 56 races held at Hidden Valley, and the last time a Hidden Valley round was completed without a single safety car appearance was 2010. The last time prior to this that a weekend was completed without the safety car was 2002.

 

MEET NICK

Thursday 13th June

11:00-12:00 – Autograph Session, Raintree Park, Smith St Mall

17:45-18:45 – Autograph Session, Mindil Beach

Saturday 15th June

8:10-8:40 – Pit Lane Super Walk

9:45-10:00 – Autograph Session @ Merchandise Alley

Published: 11 June 2019.

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