What's on this week: September 18-24

Between Supercars, footy finals and a stockman's challenge, it will be a sporty weekend in the Murraylands.

A Supercars double-header will start this weekend with the Repco Super Sprint, the first of two rounds of racing at The Bend Motorsport Park.

Australia’s best racing drivers will duke it out in practice from 9.15am on Saturday, qualifying from 12.20pm and the first of two races at 3.10pm on Saturday, then return to do it all again on Sunday.

There will be fewer support categories than usual at the event, which was hastily thrown together after COVID-19 restrictions forced changes to the Supercars schedule; but combined sedan and racing categories will still feature.

The Aussie Bandit wheel-standing ute and JB Stunts will also entertain on the track, while off it will be the Royal Australian Navy Band, a skydiving display and, as usual, a display of exotic vehicles in the welcome centre.

If you can’t wait until Saturday, two drivers – Jamie Whincup and Shane Van Ginsbergen – will be making an appearance at Drakes Murray Bridge at 5.30pm on Friday.

Friday

Meet the drivers: 5.30-6.30pm at Drakes Murray Bridge. With Jamie Whincup and Shane Van Ginsbergen; social distancing rules will apply.

Saturday

Repco Super Sprint: 7am-6pm Saturday and Sunday at The Bend Motorsport Park. Supercars, other racing formats, displays, live music and more. Tickets: From $49/40 at premier.ticketek.com.au.

Lower Lakes Stockman’s Challenge Cracker’s Challenge: 7am Saturday-5pm Sunday on Langhorne Creek Road, Strathalbyn. Riders compete in a barrel race, dry pattern, obstacle course, whip cracking and jumping; quiz and local music on Saturday night. Entry: gold coin donation.

Murray Bridge Skate Park Comp: POSTPONED.

River Murray Football League preliminary final: 9am-5pm at Johnstone Park, Murray Bridge. Jervois v Ramblers (league), Imperials v Mypolonga (reserves), Mypolonga v Ramblers (under 17.5s), Jervois v Mannum (under 15s), Jervois v Imperials (under 13s). Pre-purchased tickets essential: $12/8 at www.eventbrite.com.au.

Mindarie-Halidon Cup: 11.30am-5pm at Murray Bridge Racing Club. Capacity limited to 355 patrons, bookings recommended. Entry: From $10/6 on 8532 2310 or at email@racingmurraybridge.com.

Creatures of Habit: From 7.30pm at the Palmer Hotel. Rock the night away with all your favourites.

Sunday

Repco Super Sprint: See Saturday.

Lower Lakes Stockman’s Challenge Cracker’s Challenge: See Saturday.

Monday

Senator Marielle Smith mobile office: From 10am at Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace. Share your views with a member of Labor’s Senate team. Bookings essential: 8205 1050.

Thursday

Native orchid walk: 11am-1pm on Bowman Street, Meningie. Join LAP sustainability officer Sam Blight for a walk along the Lions Walking Trail. RSVP by Monday: 0477 900 001 or sblight@coorong.sa.gov.au.

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Update: The Murray Bridge skate park comp was postponed a short time after this post was published.