OTR Supersprint and Tailem Bend street party: what's on, when and where in 2021

Here's everything you need to plan your weekend at this year's Supercars event in South Australia.

Motorsport fans, start your engines.

The OTR Supersprint will be back on at The Bend Motorsport Park this weekend, preceded by a street party at Tailem Bend.

Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend will come alive on Thursday night, with appearances by Supercars drivers, a transporter truck parade, food, market stalls and more.

Racing will start at The Bend on Friday morning, with support categories including the world’s most desirable GTs, Porsche 911s, V8 Super Utes, historic touring cars and roll racing.

The weekend’s two Supercars Championship races will go at 4.05pm on Saturday and 3.40pm on Sunday.

There will also be a pit lane party, go karting, stunt drivers and freestyle motocross performances, fireworks, live music, a regional market showcase, kids’ zone and sideshow alley.

Here’s the info you need to plan your weekend.

The weekend’s festivities will kick off with a street party at Tailem Bend on Thursday night. Photo: Coorong District Council/Facebook.

Thursday night, May 6

  • Where: Railway Terrace and Willow Street, Tailem Bend

  • When: 4-9pm

  • Cost: Free – register at www.trybooking.com

Supercars drivers will make an appearance and Supercars transporter trucks will parade past a party on Tailem Bend’s main street on Thursday night.

The street party will also feature displays of drifting, classic and vintage cars by the Tailem Bend Car Club, machinery by the Lower Murray Vintage Engine and Machinery Club, and ride-on lawnmower racing.

Coorong Country Market stalls will offer arts, crafts, food and drink, and there will be live entertainment from local band Arkhive and others.

Mayor Paul Simmons said the Coorong district looked forward to welcoming visitors from around Australia over the weekend.

“The OTR Supersprint is a drawcard not only for The Bend Motorsport Park, but for our surrounding regional and local businesses,” he said.

The transporter truck parade will come into town via Golf Course Road, come down Railway Terrace, then turn onto Granites Road and back onto the Princes Highway.

Friday, May 7

The weekend’s on-track events will start on Friday, with Australian GT cars, historic touring cars, Porsche Carreras and V8 Super Utes all due to hit the tarmac for practice and qualifying.

Roll Racing Australia will take over the main straight from 5pm for a night of roll racing – like drag racing, but from a rolling start.

Fresh 92.7 will present a pit lane party on the same evening.

There will also be market stalls, a kids’ zone, go karting and more.

Saturday, May 8

Race nine of the Supercars Championship will start at 4.05pm on Saturday, while qualifying will be held between 12.50 and 1.30.

The Porsches, V8 Super Utes, historic touring cars and GTs will also be back on the track, and there will be performances by the Hot Wheels stunt team and Showtime freestyle motocross riders.

A performance by cover band Angels and Oils and a fireworks display will cap the day’s entertainment.

Sunday, May 9

Supercars race 10 will go at 3.40pm on Sunday.

All the on- and off-track entertainment of the previous two days will also continue, including stunt drivers, market stalls, kids’ rides and sideshows and more.


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