Jack Le Brocq at the Supercars Perth SuperNight, Wanneroo Raceway

Supercars returns to Western Australia this weekend for the Perth SuperNight at Wanneroo Raceway.

The trip west is the category’s first since 2019 after WA’s strict border protocols during the pandemic made it impossible for the event to go ahead in 2020 and 2021.

With the border now open to the rest of the country Supercars will make its return to the tight 2.41-kilometre Wanneroo circuit on the outskirts of Perth’s northern suburbs.

The Perth SuperNight will feature a rapid-fire three-race sprint format held over just two days of Supercars running.

The main game will hit the track on Saturday morning for a pair of half-hour practice session, before using the three-part, knock-out qualifying session to determine the grid for the opening 110-kilometre race.

That will take place under lights on Saturday evening.

The action will then continue with two all-in qualifying sessions on Sunday morning followed by two more 110-kilometre heats on Sunday afternoon.

The soft compound Dunlop tyre will be in use across the weekend with drivers limited to five new sets from the start of Saturday qualifying onwards.

Each race will feature a single compulsory pitstop for at least two tyres.

Shane van Gisbergen will head to Perth as the pre-event favourite, the Kiwi also holding a handy 144-point series lead over Anton De Pasquale.

The Ford teams, meanwhile, will be looking to break a winless streak that extends to the back end of last season, with Holden heroes van Gisbergen and Chaz Mostert having split the available wins so far this year.

Bunnings Trade Perth SuperNight set-up

Preparation is underway for this weekend’s Bunnings Trade Perth SuperNight, with teams putting the finishing touches on their garages at Wanneroo Raceway on Friday.

Supercars will only run on the Saturday and Sunday in Perth with Friday limited to the support categories.