Supercars locks in Newcastle 500 as 2022 season opener after skipping next year

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated March 23 2021 - 12:38pm, first published December 2 2020 - 7:00pm
OFF TRACK: Supercars will skip Newcastle next year before returning in early 2022.

Supercars has called off next year's Newcastle 500 for the second year in a row, but the touring car series will return to the city as the opening round of 2022.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

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.