NAPA Auto Parts to bring Sprintcars to 2024 VAILO Adelaide 500

NAPA Auto Parts is pleased to confirm that it will be the naming-rights partner of the inaugural NAPA Speedway – Sprintcars in the City – at the 2024 VAILO Adelaide 500 this November.

Celebrating the 25th year of Supercars on the streets of Adelaide, the 2024 event will feature a suite of new activities at the event, making the famed VAILO Adelaide 500 a true Mecca of world class motorsport action.

The NAPA Speedway will be based within the Adelaide street course precinct, allowing traditional fans of the Repco Supercars Championship and the Adelaide event the opportunity to see the 950 horsepower Sprintcars – live and loud!  Never before has a Sprintcar race been held in a CBD before and is likely to see the biggest speedway crowds we’ve ever seen in this country.

“The whole team at NAPA are thrilled to be the inaugural partner of the NAPA Speedway and to see this amazing event come to life, adding to the already world class VAILO Adelaide 500” stated Mitch Wiley, GPC Asia Pacific’s Executive General Manager of Marketing.

“This will be such a unique spectacle, and an incredible moment for all Australian Speedway fans.”

The NAPA Speedway will host two nights of explosive sprintcar action, with as many as 40 competitors set to compete in qualify, heats and races on the Thursday and Friday nights of the event.

The VAILO Adelaide 500 has also confirmed that Round 3 of the FOX Australian Supercross Championship will take place at the iconic Adelaide street circuit.

For the Sprintcars, NAPA Auto Parts has also confirmed that Australian international Sprintcar star James McFadden as the first entrant for the Sprintcars in the City at NAPA Speedway.

McFadden, 35, is undoubtably Australia’s leading Sprintcar driver currently racing. In 2024, McFadden is competing in the High Limit Racing series for Roth Motorsports in the USA and currently sits ninth in the standings.

Over the past two Australian summers, McFadden has raced for Hodges Motorsport in the NAPA Auto Parts-supported Sprintcar, competing in the big shows down under, including the Grand Annual Classic and the Australian Sprintcar titles.

McFadden will rejoin Hodges at NAPA Speedway for the inaugural Sprintcars in the City at NAPA Speedway event, to be held as part of the VAILO Adelaide 500 on November 14-17.

“To have a Speedway built in the middle of the city, in conjunction with the VAILO Adelaide 500, is huge for the sport of speedway. It’s going to be an awesome show. They’ll be a lot of talented drivers and teams, and Sprintcar has such a big following in Australia” Said McFadden, #5 NAPA Auto Parts Hodges Motorsport.

More details on NAPA Speedway will be revealed in the coming months.