Newcastle 500 facing axe from Supercars calendar

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated May 15 2020 - 8:31am, first published 6:25am
Action from last year's Newcastle 500. Picture: Marina Neil

The Newcastle 500 will be axed from this year's Supercars calendar as the sport struggles to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus epidemic.


Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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