The FOX Australian Supercross Championship will return to Newcastle. (AUSX Photo)

Fox Australian Supercross Returns To McDonald Jones Stadium

The FOX Australian Supercross Championship will return to Newcastle with the marquee event, the AUSX Triple Crown, kicking off the series at McDonald Jones Stadium on November 11. 

Last year almost 20,0000 fans packed McDonald Jones Stadium to see American Justin Brayton take the SX1 crown, proving the popularity of supercross in the Hunter region and growing interest in the Australian domestic series. 

The AUSX Triple Crown will again be a unique event for Newcastle with a bespoke race format known as the ‘Championship within the Championship’. The format delivers a hotly contested race for both riders & teams that will draw fans to Newcastle for the first race of season. 

Venues NSW & McDonald Jones Stadium, CEO Kerrie Mather, is excited for the return of this action-packed event and the inaugural 85cc Cup.

“Last year’s Australian Supercross Championship was a huge success with almost 20,000 people coming from all over the region to McDonald Jones Stadium for one of the events of the year,” Mather said. 

Newcastle Councillor Peta Winney-Baartz believes the return of the Australian Supercross Championship to Newcastle was testament to the community’s support for hosting major events of this type in the city.

“Newcastle has become an events powerhouse, attracting nationally and internationally renowned acts and events that entertain audiences across the city, increase tourism and deliver major economic benefits to the local community,” Winney-Baartz said.

“The Newcastle Triple Crown event proved hugely popular when it was staged at McDonald Jones Stadium last year, allowing almost 20,000 sports fans from across the region and beyond to experience the country’s best supercross riders in Newcastle while also injecting more than $3 million into the local economy.

“City of Newcastle is proud to have worked with Venues NSW through our strategic partnership to bring this high-octane event back to our city and we expect another huge turnout for the biggest Australian Supercross event of the year.”