Madeline Stewart is set to make her street circuit debut this weekend in a 25-strong Tin Top field which will act as a support category for Supercar’s return to Townsville.
Stewart has been competing in her sophomore Super3 campaign in a Brad Jones Racing-prepared Holden Commodore VE II, collecting a pair of fourths at the only round to have been run in the 2020 season earlier in the year at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Now, the 19-year-old will get a taste for the city life when she grids up for the one-off Tin Tops all-comers event this weekend, Stewart’s first street race of her career.
The all-comers event has been organised former Bathurst 1000 winner Paul Morris and Stadium Super Trucks general manager Nathan Cayzer and is open to any high-end tin top machinery.
Stewart will grid up alongside fellow BJR junior driver and current Super2 pilot Josh Fife, with two further Super3 cars confirmed to partake in the trio of 30-minute races.
A myriad of MARC cars, Super Saloons, GT and TA2 cars will also feature in the event with the class split into seven different classes. Stewart will be competing in the appropriately named Super3 class.
It will be a subtle return to normality for the Supercars fraternity with the Hyundai Excel Series and NQ Supersprinters also joining the supports paddock and 10,000 fans expected to be trackside across the two days of action.
Stewart will have one 30-minute practice session, a 20-minute qualifying session and a hat-trick of timed races all half-an-hour each in length. Rolling starts will likely be used given the presence of Transams and Super Saloons on the grid.
All races will be live on Sky Sports with the first 30-minute affair slated for 4.35 pm NZT on August 29.