Supercars are back

THE V8 Supercars are back this weekend as they head to Queensland Raceway for the Coates Hire Ipswich 300.

This event follows a month's break for the V8 stars and their fans and looks to be an unforgettable weekend of racing, including the Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series.

The opening day of this event tomorrow will feature four V8 practice sessions, plus round six of the Australian Superbike Championship, round four for Formula Ford and round four of the Aussie Racing Cars Series.

The track has undergone some extensive work and safety changes to prevent a repeat of last year's phenomenal crash, which injured two spectators.

Barrier walls have been extended five metres at each flag point for greater protection and the gravel trap at turn six, the final turn, has been extended around the length of the corner.

After donating $60,000 to the flood appeal, organisers and the Ipswich City Council have decided to offer a 10% discount on ticket prices to the two main racing days, on Saturday and Sunday, for this year's event.

Ipswich residents will only have to show their rates notice or their driver's licence with an Ipswich address to receive the discount.

This announcement has boosted Ipswich's relationship with the event, which has struggled to survive in recent years.

This event looks likely to be another incredible V8 Supercar showdown, in which drivers will be chasing points towards this year's championship as they get closer to the end of the season.

Make sure you're watching all the action that the V8 Supercars have to offer this weekend.

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