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PROGRAM CONTENTS

SATURDAY 2O MARCH Start

Finish

Category

Duration

Session

08:20

08:40

Heritage Revival

20 minutes

Practice

08:50

09:10

Porsche Carrera Cup

20 minutes

Practice 1

09:20

09:50

Supercars

30 minutes

Practice 1

10:00

10:20

S5000

20 minutes

Practice 1

10:30

10:50

Porsche Carrera Cup

20 minutes

Practice 2

11:00

11:20

Heritage Revival

20 minutes

Qualifying

11:30

12:00

Supercars

30 minutes

Practice 2

12:10

12:30

S5000

20 minutes

Practice 2

12:40

13:00

Porsche Carrera Cup

20 minutes

Qualifying

13:10

13:30

Heritage Revival

12 laps or 1 lap after 13:28

13:45

13:55

Supercars

10 minutes

Qualifying Part 1 - Race 3

14:00

14:10

Supercars

10 minutes

Qualifying Part 2 - Race 3

14:15

14:25

Supercars

10 minutes

Qualifying Part 3 - Race 3

14:40

14:55

S5000

15 minutes

Qualifying

15:05

15:25

Heritage Revival

12 laps or 1 lap after 15:23

Race 2

15:35

16:00

Porsche Carrera Cup

18 laps or 1 lap after 15:58

Race 1

Supercars

36 laps or 1 lap after 17:43

Race 3

16:45

Race 1

Schedule

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Welcome Notes

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Track Map

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Preview

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Entry List

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Profiles

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Standings

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Circuit Guide

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Records

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Support Categories

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Officials

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Volunteers

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SUNDAY 21 MARCH Start

Finish

Category

Duration

09:25

09:45

S5000

16 laps or 1 lap after 9:43

Heat 1

09:55

10:15

Heritage Revival

12 laps or 1 lap after 10:13

Race 3

10:30

10:40

Supercars

10 minutes

Qualifying - Race 4

10:50

11:00

Supercars

10 minutes

Qualifying - Race 5

11:15

11:35

S5000

16 laps or 1 lap after 11:33

Heat 2

11:45

12:05

Heritage Revival

12 laps or 1 lap after 12:03

Race 4

12:15

13:00

Porsche Carrera Cup

30 laps or 1 lap after 12:58

Race 2

Supercars

36 laps or 1 lap after 14:28

Race 4

13:30

Session

14:45

15:10

S5000

20 laps or 1 lap after 15:08

Main Event

15:20

15:45

Porsche Carrera Cup

18 laps or 1 lap after 15:43

Race 3

Supercars

36 laps or 1 lap after 17:28

Race 5

16:30

All times correct at the time of publishing. Visit Supercars.com for more.

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November 2017 - Order Form No.1

Customer___Pole Position P/L

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Order Date___December 02, 2017

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Item No.

Classic Carlectables Description

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Fax: 08 8277 6252 E-mail: sales@southernmodels.com.au

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On behalf of the entire Penrite Oil team, we welcome you to the 2021 Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint! Penrite greatly appreciates all fans attending across this weekend and being part of this great event. Without the fans the event would not have the same family atmosphere that makes this a truly special event. Sandown Raceway for many years now has been the heartland racing circuit in Melbourne, it is a special venue that for decades has

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18644

1/18 1966 Pony Mustang – Wimbledon White with Red Interior

18654

1/18 Holden VK Commodore – 1986 Wellington 500 Winner Brock / Moffat

Scheduled Production

Due

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2 Qtr 2018

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RRP $

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SCALE 1:18 $179 +p&h SCALE 1:43 $39.99 +p&h SCALE 1:64 $19.95 +p&h Order Date___December 02, 2017

Item No.

18644

1/18 1966 Pony Mustang – Wimbledon White with Red Interior

18654

1/18 Holden VK Commodore – 1986 Wellington 500 Winner Brock / Moffat

Mail: Southern Model Supplies PO Box 405 Melrose Park SA 5039

∗∗∗ IMPORTANT NOTE ∗∗∗ Please place your orders by return email, fax or post only. Phone orders will no longer be accepted.

Due

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Fax: 08 8277 6252 E-mail: sales@southernmodels.com.au

03 9370 6755 Orders Must Be Received By 30th November 2017 ∗∗∗ IMPORTANT NOTE ∗∗∗ Please place your orders by return email, fax or post only. Phone orders will no longer be accepted.

November DELIVERIES

VISIT STORE: Shop 2 / 30 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY November DELIVERIES

The following will commence being dispatched on approximately 23rd November 2017

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SEAN SEAMER

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Mail: Southern Model Supplies PO Box 405 Melrose Park SA 5039

∗∗∗ IMPORTANT NOTE ∗∗∗ Please place your orders by return email, fax or post only. Phone orders will no longer be accepted.

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November DELIVERIES

VISIT STORE: Shop 2 / 30 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY November DELIVERIES

The following will commence being dispatched on approximately 23rd November 2017

www.podium-gear.myshopify.com CLASSIC CARLECTABLES

Scheduled Production

Orders can be made by:

Fax: 08 8277 6252 E-mail: sales@southernmodels.com.au

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Welcome to historic Sandown! We are so excited to join you for the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship. Whilst we are not at Albert Park, Sandown is such a fitting location for this second round. Sandown is steeped in motorsport tradition and heritage, this amazing circuit has hosted some of the Australia’s greatest motor races, and we certainly hope to see more classics added to that impressive catalogue this weekend. Although COVID-19 continues to create challenges

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EVENT PREVIEW ROUND 2

PENRITE OIL SANDOWN SUPERSPRINT The Repco Supercars Championship returns to Victoria for the first time in over a year with the Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint, with Shane van Gisbergen the driver to beat following a sweep of the season-opening Repco Mount Panorama 500 but with an injury concern.

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he 2021 Repco Supercars Championship got underway with two races at the Mount Panorama Circuit, where Triple Eight Race Engineering’s Shane van Gisbergen emerged as the red-hot championship favourite with two race wins. With reigning champion Scott McLaughlin departing for the IndyCar Series, fellow New Zealander van Gisbergen

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picked up where he left off at the 2020 Bathurst 1000. But van Gisbergen has undergone surgery since the last round, after injuring his collarbone in a mountain biking accident with concerns over his fitness. Teammate Jamie Whincup is in his final full-time season before he steps out of the driving seat to become team manager at Triple Eight, taking a pair of top-10 finishes at the season opener. Tickford Racing’s Cameron

Waters and Walkinshaw Andretti United’s Chaz Mostert shape as van Gisbergen’s closest challengers following strong performances at Bathurst. Mostert took two podiums and is out to score a first win with the team, alongside former Dunlop Super2 Series champion Bryce Fullwood. Waters ended last season as one of the form drivers and carried that speed into Bathurst, leading a team that’s downsized from four

to three entries, with Jack Le Brocq and James Courtney returning for their second seasons with Tickford Racing. Reigning champions Dick Johnson Racing reset following the departure of McLaughlin and Team Penske, with the all-new driver line-up of Will Davison and Anton De Pasquale on the pace at the season opener. Team 18 started the season strongly with Mark Winterbottom sitting in third in the

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standings. He and teammate Scott Pye are out to score a breakthrough win for the ever-improving team. There were big off-season changes at the team now known as Kelly Grove Racing with investment in the team by the Grove Group/Grove Racing. David Reynolds and André Heimgartner were both inside the top 10 at Bathurst, in the team’s second season running Ford Mustangs. Erebus Motorsport and Matt Stone Racing both feature all-rookie line-ups with Will Brown and Brodie Kostecki being promoted from endurance co-drives to full-time drives at the former and Zane Goddard

and Jake Kostecki (cousin to Brodie) stepping up into full-time roles after sharing a drive last season at the latter. Team Sydney also features an all-new line-up with Fabian Coulthard and Garry Jacobson. Brad Jones Racing had a troubled run at Bathurst, plagued by mechanical dramas, with its four-car line-up of Nick Percat, Todd Hazelwood, Jack Smith and Macauley Jones. Also looking to bounce back is Blanchard Racing Team, running a Ford Mustang for Tim Slade. The entry impressed with a frontrow start in its debut as a standalone entry, though a

heavy crash for Slade in Race 1 forced the entry to miss Race 2 and switch to its spare car for Sandown. Sandown is the first event in 2021 to feature the threerace SuperSprint that was implemented last season, for the first sprint round at Sandown since 2011. Sandown first hosted the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1965 and has been a regular on the calendar, with the Sandown 500 endurance event included in the championship from 2003 to 2007 and 2012 to 2019. Sandown was due to host a sprint round in 2020 before the event’s cancellation in the wake of the COVID-19

pandemic. It slots into the 2021 schedule on the original date for the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, one year after the grand prix was cancelled midway through the 2020 event. The Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint is also the first Supercars event held in Victoria since the cancellation of the grand prix in 2020; a welcome return for not only Victorian fans but also the Victorian-based entrants who spent 100-plus days away from home to complete the 2020 season. Visit Supercars.com to follow the action throughout the Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint.

The 2021 Repco Supercars Championship got underway with two action-packed races at the Mount Panorama Circuit. REPCO SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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THE GARAGE IS OPEN. During this year’s Repco Supercars Championship season, The Garage is the goto place for all things Supercars and motoring. Exclusive content, special guests and your chance to win amazing track experiences. Join us now at repco.com.au/thegarage

#RepcoGarage

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PENRITE OIL SANDOWN SUPERSPRINT ENTRIES #

Driver

Team Sponsor Name

Car

2

Bryce Fullwood

Mobil 1™ Middy’s Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

3

Tim Slade

CoolDrive Racing

Ford Mustang

4

Jack Smith

SCT Logistics

Holden ZB Commodore

5

Jack Le Brocq

Truck Assist Racing

Ford Mustang

6

Cameron Waters

Monster Energy Racing

Ford Mustang

7

André Heimgartner

NED Whisky Racing

Ford Mustang

8

Nick Percat

R&J Batteries

Holden ZB Commodore

9

Will Brown

Erebus Motorsport

Holden ZB Commodore

11

Anton De Pasquale

Shell V-Power Racing Team

Ford Mustang

14

Todd Hazelwood

Brad Jones Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

17

Will Davison

Shell V-Power Racing Team

Ford Mustang

18

Mark Winterbottom

IRWIN Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

19

Fabian Coulthard

Local Legends

Holden ZB Commodore

20

Scott Pye

DEWALT Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

22

Garry Jacobson

Team Sydney

Holden ZB Commodore

25

Chaz Mostert

Mobil 1™ Appliances Online Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

26

David Reynolds

Penrite Racing

Ford Mustang

34

Jake Kostecki

UNIT Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

35

Zane Goddard

Yellow Cover Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

44

James Courtney

Boost Mobile Racing

Ford Mustang

88

Jamie Whincup

Red Bull Ampol Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

96

Macauley Jones

Coca-Cola Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

97

Shane van Gisbergen

Red Bull Ampol Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

99

Brodie Kostecki

Erebus Boost Mobile Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

Entries correct at the time. Visit Supercars.com for the latest news and entries. REPCO SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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WILL DAVISON

ENTRY SHELL V-POWER RACING TEAM CAR FORD MUSTANG DATE OF BIRTH August 30, 1982 FROM Melbourne, Victoria LIVES Gold Coast, Queensland STATUS Wife, Riana CHILDREN None HEIGHT 180cm WEIGHT 76kg ENGINEER Richard Harris

ROUND STARTS 209 RACE STARTS 455 RACE WINS 19 PODIUMS 55 POLE POSITIONS 17 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 2nd (2009) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 24th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2004 Winton Motor Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Team Dynamik (2004), Dick Johnson Racing (2005-08, 2021), Holden Racing Team (2009-10), Ford Performance Racing/Tickford Racing (201113, 2020), Erebus Motorsport (2014-15), Tekno Autosports (2016-17), 23 Red Racing (2018-20)

RETURN TO THE TEAM: Davison lost his full-time drive with the departure of 23 Red Racing in 2020. After an impressive stint as endurance co-driver with Tickford Racing, Davison is back on a full-time basis at Dick Johnson Racing. It’s a return to the team he drove for between 2005 and 2008, taking his first Supercars victory in 2008, with a third-place finish in Race 1 of the 2021 season.

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ANTON DE PASQUALE

ENTRY SHELL V-POWER RACING TEAM CAR FORD MUSTANG DATE OF BIRTH September 14, 1995 FROM Melbourne, Victoria LIVES Gold Coast, Queensland STATUS Single CHILDREN None HEIGHT 178cm WEIGHT 74kg

ROUND STARTS 43 RACE STARTS 91 RACE WINS 1 PODIUMS 5 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 8th (2020) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 8th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2018 Adelaide Street Circuit SUPERCARS TEAMS Erebus Motorsport (2018-20), Dick Johnson Racing (2021)

ENGINEER Ludo Lacroix GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY: After three seasons with Erebus Motorsport, De Pasquale moved to the championship-winning team now known as Dick Johnson Racing. The rising star has the chance to show his full potential in the Ford Mustang, after improving results throughout the last three seasons with a first Supercars win in 2020. He bounced back from a crash in Race 1 with fourth in Race 2. REPCO SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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JAMIE WHINCUP

ENTRY RED BULL AMPOL RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH February 6, 1983 FROM Melbourne, Victoria LIVES Brisbane, Queensland STATUS Single CHILDREN None HEIGHT 178cm WEIGHT 75kg

ROUND STARTS 241 RACE STARTS 525 RACE WINS 122 PODIUMS 222 POLE POSITIONS 89 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 1st (2008, ’09, ’11, ’12, ’13, ’14, ’17) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 4th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2002 Queensland Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Garry Rogers Motorsport (2002-03), Perkins Engineering (2004), Tasman Motorsport (2005), Triple Eight Race Engineering (2006-21)

ENGINEER Wes McDougall THE LAST DANCE: The seven-time champion will retire from full-time driving to take on the role of team manager at Triple Eight Race Engineering at the end of 2021. His bid to take an eighth and final title will include a new engineer with Wes McDougall joining from Matt Stone Racing and former engineer David Cauchi moving across the garage to work with Shane van Gisbergen.

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SHANE VAN GISBERGEN

ENTRY RED BULL AMPOL RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE

STATUS Single

ROUND STARTS 191 RACE STARTS 420 RACE WINS 42 PODIUMS 118 POLE POSITIONS 33 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 1st (2016) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 3rd

CHILDREN None

SUPERCARS DEBUT 2007 Oran Park Raceway

DATE OF BIRTH May 9, 1989 FROM Auckland, New Zealand LIVES Gold Coast, Queensland

HEIGHT 188cm WEIGHT 95kg

SUPERCARS TEAMS Team Kiwi Racing (2007), Stone Brothers Racing (2008-12), Tekno Autosports (2013-15), Triple Eight Race Engineering (2016-21)

ENGINEER David Cauchi UNDER AN INJURY CLOUD: Van Gisbergen added a Bathurst 1000 win to his impressive resume last season. He has a new engineer with David Cauchi replacing the Walkinshaw Andretti United-bound Grant McPherson this season, starting the campaign with two wins at Bathurst. However, he is battling an injury following surgery on his collarbone as a result of a mountain biking accident. P14

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CAMERON WATERS

ENTRY MONSTER ENERGY RACING CAR FORD MUSTANG DATE OF BIRTH August 3, 1994 FROM Mildura, Victoria LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Partner, Brooke CHILDREN None HEIGHT 180cm WEIGHT 77kg

ROUND STARTS 81 RACE STARTS 160 RACE WINS 2 PODIUMS 20 POLE POSITIONS 6 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 2nd (2020) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 2nd SUPERCARS DEBUT 2011 Mount Panorama Circuit SUPERCARS TEAMS Kelly Racing (2011-12), Charlie Schwerkolt Racing/Team 18 (2014), Prodrive Racing Australia/Tickford Racing (2015-21)

ENGINEER Sam Potter CHAMPIONSHIP BID: Waters was the form driver at the end of last season with a first solo Supercars win at The Bend Motorsport Park and a charging drive to pole position and second place in the race at Bathurst. He is now expected to challenge for the championship as team leader at Tickford Racing, in his sixth full-time season with the team, with a second place in Race 2.

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JAMES COURTNEY

ENTRY BOOST MOBILE RACING CAR FORD MUSTANG DATE OF BIRTH June 29, 1980 FROM Penrith, New South Wales LIVES Gold Coast, Queensland STATUS Single CHILDREN Zara and Cadel HEIGHT 181cm WEIGHT 71kg ENGINEER Brad Wischusen

ROUND STARTS 209 RACE STARTS 465 RACE WINS 15 PODIUMS 60 POLE POSITIONS 10 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 1st (2010) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 13th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2005 Sandown Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Holden Racing Team/Walkinshaw Racing/ Walkinshaw Andretti United (2005, 2011-19), Stone Brothers Racing (2006-08), Dick Johnson Racing (2009-10), Team Sydney (2020), Tickford Racing (2020-21)

BACK FOR A FULL SEASON: Courtney joined Tickford Racing after leaving Team Sydney after one round in 2020. He hit the ground running with his new team, scoring a podium in his third round in the Ford Mustang, and will be looking to build on those results in 2021. Courtney is the most experienced driver in the team with the departure of Lee Holdsworth and shapes as an important asset in its title charge. REPCO SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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JACK LE BROCQ

ENTRY TRUCK ASSIST RACING CAR FORD MUSTANG DATE OF BIRTH July 7, 1992 FROM Melbourne, Victoria LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Partner, Mackenzie CHILDREN None HEIGHT 186cm WEIGHT 85kg

ROUND STARTS 54 RACE STARTS 107 RACE WINS 1 PODIUMS 2 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 15th (2020) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 15th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2015 Sandown Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Erebus Motorsport (2015), Prodrive Racing Australia/Tickford Racing (2016, 2020-21), MW Motorsport (2017), Nissan Motorsport (2017), Tekno Autosports (2018-19)

ENGINEER Sam Scaffidi BUILDING ON FIRST WIN: Le Brocq broke through for his first Supercars win at Sydney Motorsport Park last season, in his first full-time season with Tickford Racing. This season he has the chance to build on that win and break into the top 10 on a more regular basis with continuity at Tickford Racing and the benchmark of Cameron Waters and experience of James Courtney from within the same team.

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TIM SLADE

ENTRY COOLDRIVE RACING CAR FORD MUSTANG DATE OF BIRTH August 3, 1985 FROM Hornsby, New South Wales LIVES Gold Coast, Queensland STATUS Partner, Dani CHILDREN Jordan HEIGHT 172cm WEIGHT 65kg ENGINEER Mirko De Rosa

ROUND STARTS 160 RACE STARTS 336 RACE WINS 2 PODIUMS 17 POLE POSITIONS 2 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 5th (2012) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 30th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2009 Adelaide Street Circuit SUPERCARS TEAMS Paul Morris Motorsport (2009), Stone Brothers Racing/Erebus Motorsport (2010-13), Walkinshaw Racing (2014-15), Brad Jones Racing (2016-19), DJR Team Penske (2020), Blanchard Racing Team (2021)

FULL-TIME RETURN: Slade returned to a full-time drive to lead the new Blanchard Racing Team in 2021. He made an immediate impression with a front-row start for Race 1, only to crash out heavily in the late stages of the race. He switches to the team’s spare Ford Mustang for Sandown, hoping to repeat the podium-challenging pace he showed at Bathurst. P16

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WILL BROWN

ENTRY EREBUS MOTORSPORT CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH June 5, 1998 FROM Toowoomba, Queensland LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Single

ROUND STARTS 8 RACE STARTS 12 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 0 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 40th (2020) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 40th

CHILDREN None

SUPERCARS DEBUT 2018 Sandown Raceway

HEIGHT 171cm

SUPERCARS TEAMS Erebus Motorsport (2018-21)

WEIGHT 64kg ENGINEER Tom Moore FULL-TIME PROMOTION: After three seasons as an endurance co-driver, Brown got a full-time drive with Erebus Motorsport in 2021. He stepped into the #9 entry he drove alongside David Reynolds at Bathurst last season. After a heavy crash in practice at the season opener, Brown recovered to gain valuable mileage across the two races and will race the team’s spare car at Sandown.

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BRODIE KOSTECKI

ENTRY EREBUS BOOST MOBILE RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH November 1, 1997 FROM Perth, Western Australia LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Single CHILDREN None HEIGHT 189cm WEIGHT 96kg

ROUND STARTS 5 RACE STARTS 8 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 0 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 34th (2020) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 34th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2019 Mount Panorama Circuit SUPERCARS TEAMS Kostecki Brothers Racing (2019), Erebus Motorsport (2020-21)

ENGINEER George Commins ONE TO WATCH: Kostecki impressed many with his attacking drive in the 2020 Bathurst 1000 and follows teammate Will Brown into a full-time position with Erebus Motorsport this season. He continued to make a name for himself with another strong outing at Bathurst, finishing just outside the top 10 in both races and qualifying for the top-10 Shootout in Race 1. REPCO SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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MARK WINTERBOTTOM

ENTRY IRWIN RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH May 20, 1981 FROM Sydney, New South Wales LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Wife, Renee CHILDREN Oliver, Austin and Elliot HEIGHT 185cm WEIGHT 75kg ENGINEER Manuel Sanchez

ROUND STARTS 239 RACE STARTS 530 RACE WINS 38 PODIUMS 117 POLE POSITIONS 36 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 1st (2015) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 10th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2003 Sandown Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Stone Brothers Racing (2003), Larkham Motorsport (2004-05), Ford Performance Racing/ Prodrive Racing Australia/Tickford Racing (200618), Team 18 (2019-21)

AIMING FOR TEAM’S FIRST WIN: Team 18 took a big step forward in 2020 with its expansion to two cars, getting onto the podium and with both drivers in the top 10 in the championship. Winterbottom has been a key part of that improvement in his third year with the team, starting this season with a pair of top-five finishes as the team edges closer to its first victory.

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SCOTT PYE

ENTRY DEWALT RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH January 8, 1990 FROM Adelaide, South Australia LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Partner, Shannen CHILDREN None HEIGHT 183cm WEIGHT 80kg ENGINEER Phil Keed

ROUND STARTS 113 RACE STARTS 251 RACE WINS 1 PODIUMS 10 POLE POSITIONS 1 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 7th (2018) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 9th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2012 Sandown Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport (2012-13), Dick Johnson Racing/DJR Team Penske (2014-16), Walkinshaw Racing/Walkinshaw Andretti United (2017-19), Team 18 (2020-21)

PODIUM RUN: Pye joined his fourth team in Supercars in the second entry at Team 18 and scored three podiums in 2020. The continuity at Team 18 and strengthening of the engineering line-up makes this a team to watch this season, with Pye and Winterbottom battling it out to give the team its first win. Pye recovered from accident damage in Race 1 to finish inside the top 10 in Race 2. P18

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CHAZ MOSTERT

ENTRY MOBILE 1™ APPLIANCES ONLINE RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH April 10, 1992 FROM Melbourne, Victoria LIVES Gold Coast, Queensland STATUS Partner, Riarne CHILDREN None HEIGHT 190cm WEIGHT 81kg ENGINEER Adam De Borre

ROUND STARTS 106 RACE STARTS 233 RACE WINS 13 PODIUMS 60 POLE POSITIONS 21 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 5th (2017, ‘19, ‘20) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 5th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2013 Barbagallo Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Dick Johnson Racing (2013), Ford Performance Racing/Prodrive Racing Australia/Tickford Racing (2014-19), Walkinshaw Andretti United (2020-21)

UPWARD TRAJECTORY: Mostert hit the ground running in his first season with Walkinshaw Andretti United, scoring five podiums, a pole position and fifth in the championship. With continuity in the team and the arrival of Grant McPherson, Mostert will be looking for a first win in a Holden Commodore following two podium finishes at the season opener.

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BRYCE FULLWOOD

ENTRY MOBILE 1™ MIDDY’S RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH May 11, 1998 FROM Darwin, Northern Territory LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Single CHILDREN None HEIGHT 182cm WEIGHT 70kg

ROUND STARTS 18 RACE STARTS 38 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 1 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 18th (2020) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 18th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2018 Sandown Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Matt Stone Racing (2018), Kelly Racing (2019), Walkinshaw Andretti United (2020-21)

ENGINEER Terry Kerr SOPHOMORE SEASON: Fullwood scored a podium in his full-time rookie season with Walkinshaw Andretti United, getting closer to teammate Chaz Mostert as the season went on. The challenge for Fullwood this season is to challenge Mostert on a more regular basis and help the team’s drive to return to the top step of the podium with the addition of Grant McPherson to the engineering line-up. REPCO SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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NICK PERCAT

ENTRY R&J BATTERIES CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH September 14, 1988 FROM Adelaide, South Australia LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Single CHILDREN None HEIGHT 189cm WEIGHT 72kg ENGINEER Andrew Edwards

ROUND STARTS 107 RACE STARTS 225 RACE WINS 4 PODIUMS 11 POLE POSITIONS 1 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 7th (2020) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 7th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2010 Phillip Island GP Circuit SUPERCARS TEAMS Walkinshaw Racing (2010), Holden Racing Team (2011-13), Walkinshaw Racing (2014), Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport (2015-16), Brad Jones Racing (2017-21)

WINNING MOMENTUM: Percat scored two race wins and a first pole position with Brad Jones Racing last season, confirming his position as the unofficial team leader with seventh in the championship. In his fifth season with the team, Percat will be aiming for further improvement with the hope of a more consistent campaign and to recover from a challenging season opener.

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TODD HAZELWOOD

ENTRY BRAD JONES RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH September 25, 1995 FROM Adelaide, South Australia LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Partner, Alice CHILDREN None HEIGHT 173cm WEIGHT 72kg

ROUND STARTS 47 RACE STARTS 96 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 1 POLE POSITIONS 1 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 17th (2020) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 17th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2017 Queensland Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Brad Jones Racing (2017, 2020-21), Matt Stone Racing (2017-19)

ENGINEER Tony Woodward BREAKOUT SEASON: Hazelwood had his best season yet in his first year with Brad Jones Racing in 2020, scoring a first pole position and podium finish. With teammate Nick Percat scoring wins for the team last season, Hazelwood could become a first-time winner in 2021 with the goal of getting closer to his teammate on a regular basis and cementing his place within the team. P20

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MACAULEY JONES

ENTRY COCA-COLA RACING CAR FORD HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE

CHILDREN None

ROUND STARTS 43 RACE STARTS 83 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 0 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 19th (2020) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 19th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2015 Sandown Raceway

HEIGHT 175cm

SUPERCARS TEAMS Brad Jones Racing (2015-21)

DATE OF BIRTH October 8, 1994 FROM Albury, New South Wales LIVES Albury, New South Wales STATUS Partner

WEIGHT 70kg ENGINEER Tom Wettenhall SEEKING IMPROVED RESULTS: Jones remains with the team owned by father Brad Jones despite the loss of the entry that underpinned his seat in recent seasons. With Tim Blanchard taking the entry to run a standalone team, Brad Jones Racing purchased a licence from Phil Munday (23 Red Racing) to retain a four-car presence.

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JACK SMITH

ENTRY SCT LOGISTICS CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH July 9, 1999 FROM Gold Coast, Queensland LIVES Yarrawonga, Victoria STATUS Single CHILDREN None HEIGHT 185cm WEIGHT 70kg

ROUND STARTS 19 RACE STARTS 42 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 0 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 22nd (2020) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 22nd SUPERCARS DEBUT 2019 Symmons Plains Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Brad Jones Racing (2019-21), Matt Stone Racing (2019)

ENGINEER Paul Forgie SECOND-SEASON GROWTH: Smith recovered from a challenging start to his rookie season to post some solid results. His second season will be about establishing himself within the championship with the benchmark of Nick Percat, Todd Hazelwood and Macauley Jones alongside. With one top-15 finish in 2020, he will be aiming to crack the top 10 and climb higher into the midfield. REPCO SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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ANDRÉ HEIMGARTNER

ENTRY NED WHISKY RACING CAR FORD MUSTANG DATE OF BIRTH June 8, 1995 FROM Auckland, New Zealand LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Partner CHILDREN None HEIGHT 185cm WEIGHT 80kg

ROUND STARTS 72 RACE STARTS 154 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 4 POLE POSITIONS 1 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 14th (2020) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 14th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2014 Mount Panorama Circuit SUPERCARS TEAMS Super Black Racing (2014-15), Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport (2016), Brad Jones Racing (2017), Nissan Motorsport/Kelly Racing/Kelly Grove Racing (2018-21)

ENGINEER Dilan Talabani GROWING INTO TEAM LEADER: With Rick Kelly’s full-time retirement, Heimgartner assumes the role of the longest-serving driver of the team now known as Kelly Grove Racing. He scored a first pole position and more podiums last season, edging closer to that first win with the experience in the team’s second season running Ford Mustangs and the investment from the Grove Group.

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DAVID REYNOLDS

ENTRY PENRITE RACING CAR FORD MUSTANG DATE OF BIRTH July 3, 1985 FROM Albury, New South Wales LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Partner, Tahan CHILDREN Ryu HEIGHT 177cm WEIGHT 69kg ENGINEER Alistair McVean

ROUND STARTS 163 RACE STARTS 347 RACE WINS 7 PODIUMS 30 POLE POSITIONS 13 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 3rd (2015) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 12th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2007 Sandown Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Paul Weel Racing (2007), HSV Dealer Team/ Walkinshaw Racing (2008-10), Kelly Racing/Kelly Grove Racing (2011, 2021), Rod Nash Racing/ Prodrive Racing Australia (2012-15), Erebus Motorsport (2016-20)

CAREER RESTART: Reynolds returned to the team he drove for in 2011 after an unhappy end to his time with Erebus Motorsport. The former Bathurst winner went without a podium over the course of the season and walked out on a 10-year deal with Erebus Motorsport to move to Kelly Grove Racing. He has reunited with engineer Alistair McVean and retained the backing of Penrite. P22

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FABIAN COULTHARD

ENTRY LOCAL LEGENDS CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH July 28, 1982 FROM Auckland, New Zealand LIVES Gold Coast, Queensland STATUS Fiance, Becky CHILDREN Mackenzie and Carter HEIGHT 188cm WEIGHT 80kg ENGINEER Geoffrey Slater

ROUND STARTS 203 RACE STARTS 442 RACE WINS 13 PODIUMS 60 POLE POSITIONS 9 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 3rd (2017) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 6th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2004 Oran Park Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Tasman Motorsport (2004-05), Paul Morris Motorsports (2006-07), Paul Cruickshank Racing (2008-09), Walkinshaw Racing (2010-11), Brad Jones Racing (2012-15), DJR Team Penske (201620), Team Sydney (2021)

NEW TEAM LEADER ROLE: Coulthard moved to Team Sydney following a five-year stint at DJR Team Penske. The switch allows Coulthard the chance to lead a team that has been bolstered by the appointment of Bathurst-winning engineer Geoffrey Slater as team manager. Coulthard’s experience will be an important asset to a team looking to get back up the grid.

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GARRY JACOBSON

ENTRY TEAM SYDNEY CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH February 28, 1992 FROM Shepparton, Victoria LIVES Gold Coast, Queensland STATUS Fiance, Naomi CHILDREN None HEIGHT 185cm WEIGHT 67kg

ROUND STARTS 33 RACE STARTS 68 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 0 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 21st (2020) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 21st SUPERCARS DEBUT 2017 Sandown Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Prodrive Racing Australia (2017), Nissan Motorsport/Kelly Racing (2018-19), Matt Stone Racing (2020), Team Sydney (2021)

ENGINEER TBA NEW TEAM: Jacobson enters his third full-time season with a third different team in 2021. He switched from Matt Stone Racing to Team Sydney, having shown flashes of speed in his time in the main game. The opportunity to work alongside the experienced Fabian Coulthard could be a real asset to Jacobson, who despite his inexperience was team leader at Matt Stone Racing last season. REPCO SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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JAKE KOSTECKI

ENTRY UNIT RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH January 24, 2000 FROM Perth, Western Australia LIVES Brisbane, Queensland STATUS Single CHILDREN None HEIGHT 184cm WEIGHT 70kg

ROUND STARTS 10 RACE STARTS 20 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 0 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 27th (2020) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 27th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2019 Mount Panorama Circuit SUPERCARS TEAMS Kostecki Brothers Racing (2019), Matt Stone Racing (2020-21)

ENGINEER Tim Newton FULL-TIME STEP UP: Kostecki gets a full season with Matt Stone Racing after sharing driving duties in the #34 entry in 2020. The disrupted campaign saw Kostecki miss out on one round compared to his teammate, with direct comparisons between the two now possible. Kostecki will also line-up against cousin Brodie Kostecki, also in his first full-time season at Erebus Motorsport.

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ZANE GODDARD

ENTRY YELLOW COVER RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH October 13, 1999 FROM Gold Coast, Queensland LIVES Gold Coast, Queensland STATUS Single CHILDREN None HEIGHT 178cm

ROUND STARTS 7 RACE STARTS 17 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 0 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 25th (2020) 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP 25th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2020 Adelaide Street Circuit SUPERCARS TEAMS Matt Stone Racing (2020-21)

WEIGHT 64kg ENGINEER Jack Bellotti MOVING INTO HIS OWN CAR: Goddard moved across the Matt Stone Racing garage into his own entry this season. Goddard made his Supercars debut with the team last season, scoring the best result for the shared entry with a 10th place at Sydney Motorsport Park. He now has the chance to impress with a direct comparison up against teammate Jake Kostecki this season. P24

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Position

Driver

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Shane van Gisbergen Chaz Mostert Mark Winterbottom Will Davison Jamie Whincup Cameron Waters Bryce Fullwood David Reynolds Jack Le Brocq André Heimgartner Brodie Kostecki Scott Pye Todd Hazelwood Nick Percat Zane Goddard Jake Kostecki Will Brown Anton De Pasquale Fabian Coulthard Jack Smith James Courtney Macauley Jones Garry Jacobson Tim Slade

Team Sponsor Name

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Points

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Red Bull Ampol Racing Mobil 1™ Appliances Online Racing IRWIN Racing Shell V-Power Racing Red Bull Ampol Racing Monster Energy Racing Mobil 1™ Middy’s Racing Penrite Racing Truck Assist Racing NED Whisky Racing Erebus Boost Mobile Racing DEWALT Racing Brad Jones Racing R&J Batteries Yellow Cover Racing UNIT Racing Erebus Motorsport Shell V-Power Racing Local Legends SCT Logistics Boost Mobile Racing Coca-Cola Racing Team Sydney CoolDrive Racing

Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Ford Mustang Holden ZB Commodore Ford Mustang Holden ZB Commodore Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Ford Mustang Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Ford Mustang Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Ford Mustang

300 267 231 225 198 183 177 156 150 144 141 138 129 129 126 120 120 120 102 96 90 60 45 0

-33 -69 -75 -102 -117 -123 -144 -150 -156 -159 -162 -171 -171 -174 -180 -180 -180 -198 -204 -210 -240 -255 -300

TEAMS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

Position

Team Sponsor Name

Points

Difference

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Red Bull Ampol Racing Team Mobil 1™ Appliances Online Racing and Mobil 1™ Middy’s Racing IRWIN Racing and DEWALT Racing Shell V-Power Racing Team Penrite Racing and NED Whisky Racing Monster Energy Racing and Boost Mobile Racing Erebus Boost Mobile Racing and Erebus Motorsport R&J Batteries and Brad Jones Racing Yellow Cover Racing and UNIT Racing SCT Logistics and Coca-Cola Racing Truck Assist Racing Local Legends and Team Sydney CoolDrive Racing

498 444 369 345 300 273 261 258 246 156 150 147 0

-54 -129 -153 -198 -225 -237 -240 -252 -342 -348 -351 -498

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CIRCUIT GUIDE A

fast and flowing circuit that was the traditional home of the pre-Bathurst 1000 endurance event before 2019, Sandown missed out on a spot on the original 2021 Supercars calendar but slots in as the replacement round for the postponed Australian Grand Prix in March.

It’ll be a long-awaited return to Victoria for Supercars, a year since the grand prix was cancelled during the course of the event. Long associated with a two-driver endurance event, Sandown will host a sprint round as it was scheduled to do in 2020. The 2021 event will be the 51st championship round

at the circuit, more than any other in the history of the Australian Touring Car Championship/Repco Supercars Championship. Sandown features two long straights and the fast Dandenong Road Corner (Turn 6), in addition to the tight and twisty sections in the first and third sectors. CLICK HERE to watch the

biggest hits at Turn 6. Recent redevelopments saw safety upgrades made at various points of the circuit, particularly on the exit of Dandenong Road Corner. Sandown first opened in 1962, hosting the Australian Grand Prix six times and in 1964 an international six-hour touring car race, which eventually became the Sandown 500.

TRACK: Sandown Motor Raceway (Melbourne, Victoria) LENGTH: 3.1km DIRECTION: Anti-clockwise AVERAGE SPEED: 164km/h TOP SPEED: 270km/h PRACTICE/QUALIFYING LAP RECORD: 1:07.5425 (2019) – Scott McLaughlin, Ford Mustang RACE LAP RECORD: 1:08.2440 (2019) – Shane van Gisbergen, Holden ZB Commodore

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SANDOWN AUSTRALIAN TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP/SUPERCARS RACE WINNERS Year 1965 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1976 1976 1977 1977 1978 1979 1980 1980 1981 1981 1982 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1991 1992 1992 1994 1994 1995 1995 1996 1996 1996 1997 1997 1997 1998 P30

Driver/s Norm Beechey Norm Beechey Bob Jane Allan Moffat Allan Moffat Allan Moffat Colin Bond Peter Brock Allan Moffat Peter Brock Ian Geoghegan Bob Morris Peter Brock Kevin Bartlett Dick Johnson Dick Johnson Dick Johnson Dick Johnson Allan Grice Peter Brock Peter Brock George Fury Glenn Seton Dick Johnson Dick Johnson Jim Richards John Bowe John Bowe Mark Skaife Mark Skaife Larry Perkins John Bowe Craig Lowndes John Bowe Glenn Seton Glenn Seton Glenn Seton Glenn Seton John Bowe

Team Neptune Racing Team Shell Racing Team Bob Jane Racing Allan Moffat Racing Allan Moffat Racing Allan Moffat Racing Holden Dealer Team Team Brock Allan Moffat Racing Bill Patterson Racing Bob Jane Racing Ron Hodgson Racing Holden Dealer Team Nine Network Sports Dick Johnson Racing Dick Johnson Racing Dick Johnson Racing Dick Johnson Racing Roadways Racing Holden Dealer Team Holden Dealer Team Gibson Motorsport Gibson Motorsport Dick Johnson Racing Dick Johnson Racing Gibson Motorsport Dick Johnson Racing Dick Johnson Racing Gibson Motorsport Gibson Motorsport Perkins Engineering Dick Johnson Racing Holden Racing Team Dick Johnson Racing Glenn Seton Racing Glenn Seton Racing Glenn Seton Racing Glenn Seton Racing Dick Johnson Racing

Car Ford Mustang Holden Monaro GTS 350 Chevrolet Camaro Ford TransAm Mustang Ford Falcon GT-HO Ford Falcon XB GT Holden Torana L34 Holden Torana L34 Ford Falcon XB GT Holden Torana A9X Holden Torana A9X Holden Torana A9X Holden VB Commodore Chevrolet Camaro Ford XD Falcon Ford XD Falcon Ford XD Falcon Ford XD Falcon Holden VH Commodore Holden VH Commodore Holden VK Commodore Nissan Skyline Turbo Nissan Skyline Turbo Ford Sierra RS500 Ford Sierra RS500 Nissan GT-R Ford Sierra RS500 Ford Sierra RS500 Holden VP Commodore Holden VP Commodore Holden VR Commodore Ford EF Falcon Holden VR Commodore Ford EF Falcon Ford EF Falcon Ford EL Falcon Ford EL Falcon Ford EL Falcon Ford EL Falcon

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Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes Mark Skaife Mark Skaife Craig Lowndes Paul Radisich Steve Ellery Paul Radisich Mark Skaife Todd Kelly Craig Lowndes Marcos Ambrose Marcos Ambrose Mark Skaife/Todd Kelly Marcos Ambrose/Greg Ritter Craig Lowndes/Yvan Muller Jason Bright/Mark Winterbottom Craig Lowndes/Jamie Whincup Jamie Whincup Craig Lowndes Jamie Whincup Will Davison Garth Tander Paul Dumbrell James Courtney Rick Kelly Jamie Whincup Craig Lowndes/Warren Luff Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell Mark Winterbottom/Steve Owen Garth Tander/Warren Luff Cameron Waters/Richie Stanaway Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell Jamie Whincup/Craig Lowndes

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Holden VS Commodore Holden VS Commodore Holden VT Commodore Holden VT Commodore Holden VT Commodore Ford AU Falcon Ford AU Falcon Ford AU Falcon Holden VX Commodore Holden VX Commodore Ford AU Falcon Ford AU Falcon Ford AU Falcon Holden VY Commodore Ford BA Falcon Ford BA Falcon Ford BA Falcon Ford BF Falcon Ford BF Falcon Ford BF Falcon Ford BF Falcon Holden VE Commodore Holden VE Commodore Ford FG Falcon Ford FG Falcon Holden VE Commodore Holden VE Commodore Holden VE Commodore Holden VF Commodore Holden VF Commodore Ford FG X Falcon Holden VF Commodore Ford FG X Falcon Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore

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SUPPORT CATEGORIES VHT S5000 AUSTRALIAN DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

The VHT S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship makes its first appearance on the Supercars support bill. S5000 represents the new generation of Australian openwheel racing, with drivers battling it out for the Australian Drivers’ Championship and Motorsport Australia Gold Star – the oldest and one of the most prestigious drivers’ titles in Australia. S5000 is the modern successor to the legendary Formula 5000 category, which captured the hearts and minds of Australian motorsport fans

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throughout the 1970s. The number ‘5000’ is in reference to the five-litre (5200cc) V8 engines, which produce 560bhp and speeds of up to 300km/h. Long-time Supercars team Garry Rogers Motorsport prepares the S5000 cars, which made their racing debut at Sandown in 2019. With the 2020 season falling victim to the COVID-19 pandemic, a four-round championship is scheduled for 2021 ahead of a move to a summer season later in the year. Drivers to watch include Supercars co-drivers Thomas Randle and James Golding, European Formula 3 race winner Joey Mawson,

open-wheel veteran Tim Macrow and rising stars Nathan Herne, Cooper

Webster and Luis Leeds. Visit S5000.com.au for more.

S5000 ENTRY LIST # 15 23 27 29 31 39 49 88 89 92 96

Driver Kaleb Ngatoa Tim Macrow Joey Mawson Nathan Herne James Golding Antonio Astuti Thomas Randle Cooper Webster Braydan Willmington Ricky Capo Luis Leeds

Team Sponsor Name Team BRM UCS Group Racing TMR ALABAR/Form700 Team BRM Team Valvoline GRM Team Valvoline GRM Yellow Tail Astuti Motorsport Castrol Team ALABAR/Form700 ACMFinance.com Racing Willmington Racing Modena Engineering Garry Rogers Motorsport

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PORSCHE PAYNTER DIXON CARRERA CUP

The Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup returns to the race track for the first time in more than a year, kick-starting its 2021 season at Sandown. The category is one of the premier one-make championships in Australia with drivers competing in identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (991 Gen II) race cars. The second-generation 991-series 911 race car was introduced to the series in 2018 and will be replaced by the 992-generation 911 GT3 Cup in 2022. The Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup is made up of two classes, the Pro and Pro-Am classes, which provides a mix of rising stars and experienced professional racers and “gentleman” racers on the grid. Two Bathurst 1000 winners join the field in 2021 with Craig Lowndes making his long-awaited debut in the category, after the cancellation of his scheduled debut at the 2020 Australian Grand Prix, and Luke Youlden returning to racing after a brief retirement. Fellow Supercars endurance co-drivers Dale Wood and David Russell will also be

contenders in the Pro class, with Wood the runner-up to Jordan Love in 2019. Cooper Murray was leading the 2020 championship

following the only round of the season in Adelaide, looking to restart where he left off following a clean-sweep of those races.

Pro-Am contenders include Stephen Grove, Adrian Flack, Tim Miles and Sam Shahin. Visit CarreraCup.com.au for more.

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Driver Stephen Grove Tim Miles Nick McBride Marc Cini Jackson Walls Harri Jones Sam Shahin Adrian Flack Matthew Payne David Russell Luke Youlden Indiran Padayachee Cooper Murray David Wall Geoff Emery Ben Stack Christian Pancione Michael Almond Aaron Love Dale Wood Cameron Hill Scott Taylor Craig Lowndes Simon Fallon

Team Sponsor Name Grove Group No Second Chance Porsche Centre Melbourne Hallmarc Objective Racing Helimods The Bend Motorsport Park/HTFU AGAS National Team Porsche New Zealand / Earl Bamber Motorsport Lago Racing TekworkX Motorsport RentCorp Hyundai Forklifts Lodge Brothers Paynter Dixon / Shannons Force Accessories Duttons EMA Motorsport VCM Performance Sonic / Bob Jane T Marts / PSA Australia Sonic Timken / ASM Squadra Bespoke Scott Taylor Motorsport Paynter Dixon / Shannons Bob Jane T-marts / Sonic

Class Pro-Am Pro-Am Pro Pro-Am Pro Pro Pro-Am Pro-Am Pro Pro Pro Pro-Am Pro Pro Pro-Am Pro-Am Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro-Am Pro Pro

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HERITAGE REVIVAL

The Heritage Revival will allow local and interstate entrants to race their much-loved cars at one of the most historic circuits in Australia, keeping the retro theme of recent Sandown Supercars events alive. Sandown has hosted more Australian Touring Car Championship/Repco Supercars Championship rounds than any other circuit, with the 2021 Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint the 51st championship event at the circuit. Since it was opened in 1962, Sandown has hosted many of the historic cars on the grid

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for the Heritage Revival, be it in a championship round or in the Sandown touring-car endurance race, which began as a six-hour race in 1964 and became a 500-kilometre race in 1984. There are four classes within the Heritage Revival, including Groups A, C, N and S. The 1985 Bathurst-winning Jaguar XJS will hit the track, as well plenty of Group C Commodores and Falcons. Two-time Bathurst 1000 winner and 1995 Australian Touring Car Championship winner John Bowe will be one to watch in a Chevrolet Corvette C2 in Group S.

HERITAGE REVIVAL ENTRY LIST Driver Steve Webb Tony Pallas Mike Roddy Dean How Carl Muller Neville Butler Terry Lawlor Ian Ross Ed Singleton Jeff Trembath Lindsay Woolard Tony Sawford Aaron Cameron Mark Le Valliant Joe Calleja Andrew Lane Michael Rose Jamie Tilley Brad Tilley Pete Meuleman Adam Walton Nathan Gordon Ray Narkiewicz David Baker John Bowe Carey McMahon Andrew Whiteside James Calvert-Jones Tom Walstab

Car Ford Sierra Jaguar XJS Jaguar XJS BMW 635csi Ford Capri Ford Falcon XD Ford Falcon XD Ford Falcon XD Holden Commodore SS VH Holden Commodore SS VH Holden Commodore VC Holden Torana A9X Holden Torana L34 Ford Falcon XY GT Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Holden Torana XU1 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Detomaso Pantera GTS Porsche 911 Porsche 911 Porsche 928

Group A A A C C C C C C C C C C N N N N N N N N N S S S S S S S

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National Sporting Authority Promoter Organiser Organising Committee

Motorsport Australia V8 Supercars Australia V8 Supercars Australia Sam Pearce, Phil Shaw, Matt Gegg, Colin Smith, Hannah Holloway

SUPERCARS OFFICIALS VCS Stewards VCS Race Director VCS Deputy Race Director Clerk of the Course Secretary of the Event Medical Delegate Supercars Head of Motorsport DS2 Category Technical Manager Starter Driving Standards Advisor Race Control Operations Timing Co-ordinator Recovery Co-ordinator Safety Car Driver Safety Car Communicator Media Manager

Matt Selley, Steve Lisk, Brad Tubb Tim Schenken James Taylor Colin Smith Hannah Holloway Dr Carl Le Adrian Burgess Vincent Dumarski Paul Martin Craig Baird James Delzoppo Ian Leech Alistair Walker Jason Routley Wayne Giles Paul Glover

SUPPORT EVENT OFFICIALS Support Category Stewards Deputy Clerk of the Course Assistant Clerk of the Course Secretary of the Event Emergency Coordinator Communicator - Chief

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Mark Scorah, Alan Patterson, Andrew Papadopoulos, Matt Balcombe Gale Smith Hannah Holloway Simon Maas Kym Scorah

Communicator Communicator Communicator Course Car 1 Course Car 2 Support Safety Car Driver Support Safety Car Observer Chief Starter Assistant Starters Chief Timekeeper Chief Scrutineer Deputy Chief Scrutineer Chief Marshal Chief Flag Marshal Assistant Chief Flag Marshal Chief Fire Marshal Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Chief Pit Lane & Grid Marshal Deputy Chief Pit Lane/Grid Marshal Chief Paddock Marshal Paddock Manager Chief of Recovery Chief of Supply Sector Marshals

Event Official Supervisors

Bryce Crawford Belinda Taylor Rebecca Humphreys Anthony Jenkins Mario Pacifici Michael Parker Wayne Giles Jeff Benham Gavin Newman, Caitlin Sartori Elaine Mival David Howard Ken Seymour Roger Chirnside Will Gaff Jason Carroll Phil Craig Neil Wilson Rhys Carleton-Carlos John Caracoglia Barry Parker Michael Schauer Geoff Rowley Steve Lemm Michael Arnott, Suzanne Arnott, Arthur Cooksley, Natalie Daish, Graeme D’Arcy, Ross Earl, Paul Freeman, Don Johnson, Scott Long, Paul Meade, Lloyd Owen, John Pollard, Terry Regester, Glenn Rochester, David Thornbury Peter Mckinnon, Craig Anderson, Shaun Robertson

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Mikey Clewett Amanda Clydesdale Michael Cochrane Donna Cockfield Arthur Cooksley Jeanette Craig Phillip Craig Bryce Crawford Graeme D’Arcy Andrew Day Amy De Angelis James Delzoppo Angela Di Lallo Leigh Di Lallo Micheal Donchos Harold Dreher Ray Dyson Allan Eadie Ross Earl Colin Earney Brendan Elliott James Fludder Kiera Fludder Michael Franks Trevor Franks Paul Freeman Karen French Rob French Melissa Frost William Gaff Kashyap Ganesh Arvind Gawade Wayne Giles Ross Girvan Morgan Griggs-Kennelly Chris Hall

Patrick Harding Gregory Hardy Marg Hardy Matthew Hardy Luke Hingeley Ian Hogan Hannah Holloway David Howard Gary Howard Rebecca Humphreys Matthew Jackson Cameron Jamieson Anthony Jenkins Jeremy Jenner Don Johnson Daryl Karlsson Geoff Kay Andy Kelk Jack Kennedy Simon King Ian Koetsveld Matthew Lacey Joe Laface Damian Lane Peter Laurie Brent Law Karen Legg Peter Lehmann Steven Leithhead Steve Lemm Chris Lind Steve Lisk Scott Long Steven Lynch Anthea Ma Simon Maas

Sarah Madden Jacquie Marfatia Brent May John McBain Alice Mckenzie Peter McKinnon Luke McLean Travis McPherson Paul Meade David Milnes Elaine Mival Brad Moras Glenn Morgan David Mori Tash Morina Andrew Mortimer Dave Mortimer Gavin Newman Jess Nicholson Chris Norman Christopher Norman Lauren Northe Tim Oh Lloyd Owen Mario Pacifici Graeme Palmer Andrew Papadopoulos Barry Parker Michael Parker Justin Parrant Julie Parry Adrian Pascuzzi Alan Patterson Elizabeth Pearce Brian Petterson Caroline Petterson

Chelsea Petterson Daniel Petterson Mark Pettitt John Pollard Andrew Poulter Barry Power Vivek Prabhakar Shane Priest Karmin Pungor Peter Rackley Claudio Ramos Manuele Ranieri Terry Regester David Reginato Kristy Roberts Shaun Robertson Glenn Rochester Shane Rogers Geoff Rowley Adolfo Saenz Doug Salan Tanya Salan Caitlin Sartori Daniel Schauer Michael Schauer Alan Schultz Kym Scorah Mark Scorah Jim Scott Ken Seymour Des Shiel Roger Sinclair Stuart Sinclair Shannon-Lee Smallpage Lesley Smart Colin Smith

Gale Smith Ankit Solanki Peter South Sue South Ian Spencer Vikas Srivastava Kelli Stephens Murray Stevens Russell Stork Christopher Sullivan Belinda Taylor James Taylor Damien Thomas Mark Thompson Noel Thomson Robyn Thomson David Thornbury Christopher Thorne Noel Tippett Glenn Tomlinson Bradley Tubb Peter Valentine Colleen Walker Rob Wall Traci Warner Campbell Watt Darren Watterson Douglas Williams Josh Williams Neil Wilson Karen Wirken Tracey Wong Ian Young

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THE LAST TIME A CHAMP DIDN’T DEFEND THE TITLE

Scott McLaughlin won’t be defending his Supercars championship in 2021. The last time that happened was in 1997, when Craig Lowndes ventured to Europe and paved the way for McLaughlin’s mentor Greg Murphy to step up with the Holden Racing Team.

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here have only been three times in the 60-plus year history of the Australian Touring Car Championship/ Supercars when the reigning champion hasn’t defended the title. They were David McKay in 1961, Robbie Francevic in 1987 and Craig Lowndes in 1997. While McLaughlin plans to take part in the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship with a return to drive for Dick Johnson Racing at the Repco Bathurst 1000, the aforementioned trio didn’t race in any championship rounds in what would’ve been their titledefending seasons. Lowndes’ dominant performances in 1996, including a record-breaking run to the championship in his rookie season followed by victories

in the Sandown and Bathurst endurance races, led to an opportunity to race in Formula 3000, the feeder category to Formula 1, in 1997. New Zealander Greg Murphy replaced Lowndes at the Holden Racing Team, following his stint as co-driver to Lowndes in their wins in the endurance events the previous year. With Lowndes’ absence, the 1997 championship shaped as a wide-open contest. Murphy won the opening race of the season at Calder Park Raceway, but the pendulum soon swung to Glenn Seton. The Ford driver scored a clean sweep of the rounds at Sandown and Eastern Creek, with John Bowe and Russell Ingall his closest championship challengers. Murphy ended the season as the form driver with round wins at Mallala and Oran

Park, though Seton had done enough to win his second championship with his own Glenn Seton Racing team. Meanwhile, over in Europe, Lowndes was having a difficult time, struggling to keep pace with teammate Juan Pablo Montoya and scoring points at just one round. Lowndes returned for the non-championship enduros alongside Murphy in 1997, but it was his move back into the championship on a full-time basis in 1998 that created a dilemma for the Holden Racing Team. With Lowndes back and Mark Skaife signed for the 1997 endurance events and a full-time drive in 1998 as replacement for the retiring Peter Brock, Murphy had to make way. He made a wildcard appearance for the Holden Racing Team at Calder Park in 1998 before returning for the

endurance events, though he would have to move elsewhere to continue on a full-time basis. While Lowndes and Skaife went on to win five championships in a row for the Holden Racing Team between 1998 and 2002, Murphy moved to Gibson Motorsport in 1999 and won the first Bathurst 1000 to be included in the championship that season. Twenty-four years after Lowndes’ one-season absence, McLaughlin follows suit with a switch to open-wheelers as the reigning Australian Touring Car Championship/Supercars title winner. This time it’s a young Australian in Anton De Pasquale replacing the departing New Zealand champion, as opposed to a young Kiwi replacing the departing Australian champion as it was in 1997.

Greg Murphy replaced Craig Lowndes at the Holden Racing Team in 1997, before the duo reunited at Bathurst that year.

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