Could Wide Bay Motor Complex host a future Supercars event?
COULD Wide Bay Motor Complex host a Supercars round in future?
It sounds like nothing more than a dream, but president Ben Collingwood said that, once built, the Boonooroo venue would be equipped to host a round of Australia's peak motorsports championship.
Collingwood's comments came after Rockhampton Regional Council announced it is in discussions with Supercars to host a future event at the Central Queensland city.
"We're certainly aiming to hold an event like this," Collingwood said.
"I'd rather see a new (permanent) circuit rather than a street race."
A high-quality circuit is part of the Wide Bay Motor Complex's plan, but there are other factors to consider.
"It will depend a lot on dollars. It's very hard to see where (Supercars') demographics are in future.
"But we'd certainly welcome it."
Queensland hosts three Supercars per season, with street races at Gold Coast and Townsville, and the circuit at Ipswich's Queensland Raceway.
A new permanent circuit at Toowoomba, propose by businessman John Wagner has been suggested as another host track.
Newcastle will host a street race next weekend (November 24-26), while a new South Australian circuit will debut in 2018.