It’s back, faster and better than ever! Turbosmart Flying 500 is a full noise, top speed competition held on the Main Straight of the SMSP Circuit, in the reverse direction, commencing on the tarmac strip located adjacent to Turn 1.
Each competitor gets two runs each day, with a total of four runs of the course for the event. Top speed is measured by a radar speed trap located at the finish line. The eventual winner of the Turbosmart Flying 500 Trophy will be the car with the fastest recorded speed on the course over the two days. A trophy will also be awarded for 2nd and 3rd fastest times over the two days.
“We are excited to be partnering with World Time Attack again. This event showcases the best competitors from across the globe, which aligns with our spirit as a business to provide the highest quality of race-bred products to the industry” – Stewart Mahony, General Manager, Turbosmart.
The Turbosmart Flying 500 features cars that are built by local workshops, tuning houses and /or individuals. They aren’t dedicated drag cars but real-life, 1000 plus horsepower street monsters.
Expect GT-Rs, EVOs, Falcons, Commodores, old school Datsuns and Mazdas as well as one real big surprise that will blow everyone’s mind at this year’s event.
Turbosmart Flying 500 FAQ
Do I need to pay extra to see Flying 500? No. Turbosmart Flying 500 is a part of WTAC and is covered, like most other attractions at the event, with your general entry ticket.
When is it on? The Turbosmart Flying 500 is the main part of our lunch entertainment and will be held on the main straight at approx 1:30pm on Friday and Saturday.
What are the best viewing spots? The Turbosmart Flying 500 starts on Turn 1 and ends near the Pit Lane entry so you can see the entire race from either the Grand Stand or from the Pit Garage Roof.
The Flying 500 is an invite only event, however, Turbosmart will be opening the entries to two lucky entrant to pit their car against the fastest road registered vehicles. If you think you think your car has what it takes to compete fill out an entry form at this link: http://bit.ly/Flying500-Entries-2017
To celebrate 5 years of partnership with WTAC, Turbosmart will also be dipping into their goodies bag for giveaways and prizes. Make sure you check out the Turbosmart Facebook to get involved: https://www.facebook.com/Turbosmart/