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Norton 360 Sandown Challenge

November 18th - 20th 2011

race guide TECH PREVIEW THE LOWNDES GUIDE EVENT SCHEDULE THE BAG MAN

PAUL DUMBRELL:

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V8 Supercars journeyman Paul Dumbrell broke through for a race win at the 2010 Norton 360 Sandown Challenge, while Garth Tander struck trouble.

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Races 25/26 - Norton 360 Sandown Challenge I Introduction

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Chained to the wheel If you see a few bleary-eyed mechanics in the V8 Supercars pitlane on Sunday night at Sandown, you’ll have to forgive them. As always, it’s been a big finish to the season for the category, with the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Armor All Gold Coast 600, Falken Tasmania Challenge and Norton 360 Sandown Challenge spread over just seven weekends.

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The Queensland-based crews will arrive in Melbourne direct from Tasmania, and start preparing their cars at the Sandown circuit for Races 25 and 26 from Tuesday morning.

SALES/MARKETING: Leisa Emberson

While the Victorian squads will at least have the comfort of their regular workshops, the turnaround time is still incredibly tight. All teams, no matter where their home base lies, will be thankful that there were no major incidents at Symmons.

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Jamie Whincup put one hand on the championship cup in Tasmania, and could ensure himself a cruisy weekend in Sydney next month with another strong performance this weekend. The 28-year-old TeamVodafone pilot has the runs on the board at Sandown and will again be very hard to beat. A bit of well-timed Melbourne rain could be all it takes to put Craig Lowndes’ title hopes back on track however, while if Symmons Plains is anything to go by, the soon-to-retire Paul Dumbrell lies as a real wildcard for Sandown success in his Ford Performance Racing Falcon.

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Movember contender While a large portion of the V8 Supercars community could be seen supporting the Movember cause at Symmons Plains last weekend, few did it better than Trading Post FPR’s Will Davison.

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Races 25/26 - Norton 360 Sandown Challenge I Q&A

Q&A

Paul Dumbrell:

Almost time

Paul Dumbrell will return to the scene of his one and only V8 Supercars Championship race victory at Sandown this weekend.

The 30-year-old, who in recent years has lived a well publicised triple-life of racing car driver, businessman and iron man, is preparing to step down from full-time driving at the end of the 2011 season.

full-time career to go, what are your feelings?

Speedcafe.com’s Grant Rowley spoke to Dumbrell ahead of the weekend’s races.

I still believe I have made the right decision, and from my point of view, I have to maximise the opportunities I have in these last four races.

SPEEDCAFE: Twelve months ago, it was all happening in Dumbrell Land – you were taking poles, wins, plus you’d just announced you were only going to be a full-time drive for one more season. Now, just four races in your

PAUL DUMBRELL: Nervous, excited, regretful, all sorts of emotions are going through my head.

I’ve come off a weekend in Tasmania where we were pretty quick, but we didn’t step on the podium, which is difficult when you have so much pace. Now, I need to make amends, and I’m running out of time to make amends. Two of four to go this weekend, and I’m going to be doing my best to win another race. SPEEDCAFE: What would it mean for you to take a win this weekend? DUMBRELL: It would be phenomenal. I would have to ask myself if I’d really like to drive at Homebush! It would be a great place to win. It’s my home race, a lot of friends and family are coming out. It would be good to just to have a solid weekend at my home race, and that’s why it was such a good thing to win last year.

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Races 25/26 - Norton 360 Sandown Challenge I Q&A

It has been a good track for us too. Our cars were strong at both Tassie and Sandown last year, so I’ve got no doubt we’ll be doing up there somewhere.

We’ve certainly come a long way since Queensland Raceway where we all finished outside the top 20 with no reported problems.

SPEEDCAFE: FPR had strong results at Symmons, and you guys were fast at Sandown last year. Is the team confident of maintaining that pace?

SPEEDCAFE: You’ve spoken many times about this being your ‘final races.’ It probably won’t be, as you’ll have the endurances races ...

DUMBRELL: Everyone is very upbeat. We certainly had a lean patch at the start of this year where we didn’t have a handle on the soft tyre and everything associated with that.

DUMBRELL: I guess I’ve just been splitting up these eras of my career – my full-time and part-time career. I’ll more than likely do the endurance races, but it’s not guaranteed.

After Queensland Raceway, we tested and tried a number of things with the soft tyre and found a direction to head in which we’ve done in the last couple of rounds. At the Gold Coast, Will (Davison) and Frosty (Mark Winterbottom) were competitive in the race, and at Tasmania, front-row starts, pole position and podiums – the results really speak for themselves.

I have been very vocal about my ambition of going to Kona (Hawaii) and trying to qualify for the Iron Man World Championships. Unfortunately, it’s on the Bathurst weekend, and that’s how it has been for as long as I’ve known.

We can’t see any reason why we won’t be front runners, but at the end of the day, it all comes down to getting the most out of the car on the day. You can have all the essence of it sitting in front of you, but unless you maximise it, you’re not going to be at the front. SPEEDCAFE: Why is it that you’ve been so strong at Symmons Plains and Sandown since you joined FPR? DUMBRELL: Both are very aggressive braking circuits, and you’ve also got to be very aggressive on the kerbs (at Sandown), which we’ve been able to get a handle on in the past 18 months. We’ve been to tracks this year where we’ve been off the pace, but were competitive last year. Fundamentally, we didn’t take a step forward that we all expected (from 2010 to 2011), but as I said, post-Queensland Raceway, we had a very fruitful test, and we got an understanding of what was going wrong, and every soft round from there, we’ve been competitive. I don’t think you can pinpoint just one thing, it’s just that we’ve had a better understanding of the tyre, what we’ve needed to do to get better tyre life.

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I’ll be faced with an interesting decision in the next 12-24 months – the endurance races will always be here, but my body and fitness might not, so if I do qualify for Kona, it will be a hard one. At the moment, I’m treating every race as though it’s my last. Whatever tension I have in my life now, there might be other things going on that may make me decide never to race again.

“I don’t think you can pinpoint just one thing, it’s just that we’ve had a better understanding of the tyre, what we’ve needed to do to get better tyre life.” ™

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Races 25/26 - Norton 360 Sandown Challenge I Q&A

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Races 25/26 - Norton 360 Sandown Challenge I Circuit Info

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Sandown International Motor Raceway

Located just 25km from the Melbourne CBD, Sandown International Motor Raceway is a 3.1km circuit that circumnavigates the Sandown Racecourse horse racing facility. First opened in 1962, the circuit has been used in three significantly different configurations, with the original, 3.1km, eight-turn layout given a major overhaul in order to host a round of the FIA’s World Endurance Championship in 1984. The extended 3.9km version lasted just four years however, with its tight inner loop proving unpopular with drivers and spectators alike. The current layout consists of 13 official corners,

with its front and back straights each measuring just under a kilometre in length - putting an emphasis on horsepower and drive-traction. Sandown holds the record for hosting the highest number of events in the history of the AustralianTouring Car Championship/V8 Supercars Championship. The 2011 Norton 360 Sandown Challenge marks the circuit’s 42nd championship event. Next year will see Sandown host a V8 Supercars endurance race for the first time since 2007. The change in format will recommence Sandown’s tradition of hosting a touring car endurance race that began in 1964 with the Sandown 6 Hour.

V8 Supercars Lap Records Qualifying 2009 Race 2009

Jamie Whincup Garth Tander

Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VE

1m09.6670s 1m09.8573s

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Races 25/26 - Norton 360 Sandown Challenge I Tech Preview

TECH PREVIEW with

CAMPBELL LITTLE

This weekend’s Norton 360 Sandown Challenge is obviously a difficult one for the teams because it’s twinned with Symmons Plains. The Victorian teams will get their cars off the boat from Tasmania and then quickly turn them around in their own workshops before heading to Sandown. For the Queenslanders, all their preparation work is done at Sandown itself. It’s not a disadvantage for them, but it’s a long couple of weeks for the crew.

The front straight, both coming on and going off, are critical. You’ve got to have a car that is able to brake on those into Turn 1, and turn to the apex. Typically you see that a lot of cars either brake and then understeer or brake and then oversteer and can’t get through Turn 1 with any speed. You also need to be able to ride the kerbs, especially up through Turns 2, 3 and 4. They’re very big kerbs, and the cars take quite a pounding over those. At Sandown, it’s not just the apex kerbs you’ve got to consider either. You’ve simply got to use the exit kerbs, especially the one onto the front straight. There’s no drive on it, but you’ve got to widen the corner in order to carry the car speed, so it’s a real challenge to get the power down. Getting drive off of the four slow corners is vital.

Circuit Sandown has got a few of very unique elements to it, and requires a lot of different things from the car. Like Symmons Plains, it’s a circuit that requires good drive-traction, good horsepower and a driver with a lot of braking confidence. That being said, it has a lot of characteristics that are different The great thing about Sandown is that you’ve also got the to what we needed last weekend.

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high speed areo section across the back of Dandenong to contend with as well. It’s really a race track where you need to have a bit of everything going for you. Format It’s the same race and tyre format as we had at Symmons, so the strategy is fairly similar with one stop in the 120km race on Saturday and two in the 200km race on Sunday. It’s always weather dependent at Sandown though of course. It’s going to be really good going back next year for the long distance race here on the hard tyre. We had a very good car there last year on the hard tyre, but it wasn’t so good on the soft. We’ll have to see what happens when we get back there.

was just extraordinary. Safety Cars though aren’t all that uncommon, but it usually depends on how much rain they’ve had in the lead-up as to what the out-field is like. Cars being stranded just off the circuit on a boggy outfield is classic Sandown. Form The Triple Eight cars have been very strong here in recent years. Their package is very very good on the bumpy circuits, which is something they’ve honed over many days testing at Willowbank. They’re able to not only brake well over the bumps, but get the turn and the drive as well. They’ll be the benchmark, no doubt.

Last year we saw red flag stoppages in both races, which

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Races 25/26 - Norton 360 Sandown Challenge I Did you know

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, Jamie Whincup With two dominant victories in Tasmania pionship lead has built himself a very solid 194-point cham nt record is rece heading to Sandown, a circuit where his sparkling. ever podium Including 2005 – when he scored his first at Sandown finish in the V8 Supercars Championship orsport - Whincup alongside Jason Richards for Tasman Mot

last 10 races at has finished in the top three in nine of the thirds). the venue (three wins, a second and five mons Plains, With his eighth pole of the season at Sym Armor All Pole Whincup has all but locked up the $20,000 on. He can also Position Award for the fourth straight seas s in a season with still beat his own 2010 record of 10 pole ey. four still available at Sandown and in Sydn

For the second straight year the Norton 360 Sandown Challenge will be the Heritage Event of the V8 Supercars Championship, celebrating over five decades of championship racing history. But unlike last year, the celebrations will spill onto the track in the form of Group A and Group C touring cars that will compete in three, 10-lap ‘Heritage Vehicle’ races. These cars are all original, logbooked machines that raced in the era of 1973-1984 (Group C), right, and 1985-1992 (Group A). No replicas or new cars are permitted.

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Races 25/26 - Norton 360 Sandown Challenge I Did you know

Sandown has undergone major upgrade works since the V8 Supercars last raced at the venue. A multi-million dollar upgrade has been completed, with a new safety wall constructed on the outside of turn four and the earth-filled tyre barrier behind the turn 13 gravel trap removed. Triple-layer steel barriers now line the circuit from turn six at the top of the back straight down

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to turn 13 which leads onto the pit straight, while the dip on the front Brock Straight in front of the grandstand has also been smoothed out. Next year, Sandown will host the traditional 500km pre-Bathurst endurance event for the first time since 2007. It will also be the home of the official pre-season test, run for the first time in 2011 at Eastern Creek.

There are just five drivers that have finished all of the 24 V8 Supercars Championship races held this season. Championship leader Jamie Whincup, Alex Davison, Will Davison, Shane van Gisbergen and Rick Kelly are all yet to record a DNF (did not finish) against their names in the results sheets this year. On the flip side, Warren Luff has the most DNFs for the year (six), followed closely by Todd Kelly (five) and Jason Bright and Russell Ingall (four each).

Three teams are locked in contention for the Most Improved Award from 2010 to 2011. First given in 2006, the award recognises the improvement of a particular team and its entry over the course of 12 months, judged from the final championship points year to year. Both the Bundaberg Racing #61 entry and Kelly Racing #11 entry have improved 13 positions over where they finished last year in the championship, while the Stone Brothers Racing #4 entry has improved 12 spots. Last year’s award was won by Rod Nash Racing with its #55 The Bottle-O Racing Team entry.

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Races 25/26 - Norton 360 Sandown Challenge I The Lowndes Guide

DayTime CRAIG ON THE SANDOWN I love racing in Melbourne and Sandown is almost a unique race for us now in that it’s in a large capital city. I’m originally from Melbourne, so I always like to spend a bit of time in town on either side of the event to visit the family and to catch up with friends. Being November you would think it will be warm for the event, but you just never know in Melbourne, it could be pouring with rain or 30 degrees. Melbourne is a great city; there is plenty to do on any night of the week and plenty of good places to eat.

CRAIG ON THE NOTRON 360 SANDOWN CHALLENGE I really enjoy racing at Sandown, I’ve had a lot of success at the circuit both in sprint races and endurance races and I still consider it to be a home event for me. As the penultimate round of the championship it is a very important round in terms of the title and anyone hoping to win the series will need to have a good event. The circuit is very flowing and enjoyable to drive on and it suits the Triple Eight cars really well. Hopefully I can get another win this weekend and really put the pressure on Jamie.

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EXERCISE OF THE EVENT:

SKIPPING Just because you’re on the road doesn’t mean you workout schedule needs to suffer. TEAMVODAFONE DRIVER CRAIG LOWNDES shows you the potential of a hotel room/ bedroom as a mini-gym with another exercise in your ‘on the move’ training programme. How to do it: - Do one jump. That’s it. - Next, do two sets of two jumps. - Then three sets of three. - Continue this progression until you can skip for 10 sets of 10, or you’ve gone for 15 to 20 minutes. - Whenever you miss a jump, go back and repeat the previous level.


Races 25/26 - Norton 360 Sandown Challenge I The Lowndes Guide

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NightTime VERSACHI’S PIZZERIA

STOKEHOUSE

I love Italian food and this has to be one of the best little pizza places going around. Located close to the city in South Yarra, it’s perfect for a night out.

St Kilda is a great part of Melbourne and nothing beats the Stokehouse when it comes to eating out. This venue looks out into Port Phillip Bay and is a great spot for an afternoon drink or some food.

129 Toorak Rd, South Yarra, Vic 3141 / T: (03) 9867 4992 / www.versachis.com.au

30 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda, Vic 3182 / (03) 9525 5555 / www.stokehousemelbourne.com.au

THE SAINT HOTEL After you’ve finished dinner at Stokehouse head round to Fitzroy Street for a drink at The Saint Hotel. The pub is normally busy, but has a great atmosphere. 54 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Vic 3182 / (03) 9593 8333 / www.thesainthotel.com

STAR BAR CAFÉ AND HOTEL What better way to wash down some good pizza than with some great wine. Melbourne has plenty of great little wine bars, but a favourite of mine is The Argo in South Yarra. 64 Argo St, South Yarra, Vic, 3141 / T: (03) 9867 3344 / www.theargo.com.au

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Races 25/26 - Norton 360 Sandown Challenge I The Bag Man

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THE BAGMAN RECENT FORM - TRACK FORM - BAGMAN’S SAY

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#1 JAMES COURTNEY Toll HRT THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

6

2

11

4

6

Qual 2

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-

2

5

Race 1

9

16

6

2

4

Race 2

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-

4

8

1

Race 3

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3

-

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The second half of James Courtney’s year has arguably been even more disappointing than the first. While staying out of trouble, the reigning champion has suffered badly form a lack of outright speed. Only two events remain in which to turn it around. Qualifying solidly in the top 10 at Sandown will be a good start.

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ADEL

HAM

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WIN

DAR

TOW

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GC

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Qual 1

20

8

22

7

19

11

19

21

5

4

10

14

Qual 2

5

5

13

9/5

20

21

12

23

14

Race 1

26

24

11

10

8

25

DNF

20

14

10

Race 2

1

4

DNF

26

25

24

19

DNF

6

11

Race 3

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5

-

-

-

22

9

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#2 GARTH TANDER Toll HRT THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

1

4

12

27

5

Qual 2

-

-

-

6

20

Race 1

26

4

5

17

DNF

Race 2

-

-

9

1

17

Race 3

-

-

12

-

-

Put in some excellent drives in Tasmania when qualifying issues and a slight pit exit delay could have prevented a trip to the podium. Walkinshaw cars traditionally suit the Sandown layout, although results for Tander have been mixed here in recent years. Expect to see car #2 giving the TeamVodafone and FPR cars a hard time this weekend.

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ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

Qual 1

23

21

6

23

11

19

5

20

2

9

2

10

2

7

4

1

11

3

23

6

Qual 2

21

10

19

5/4

4

15

4

19

Race 1

17

22

18

13

12

18

1

28

Race 2

4

14

3

7

3

26

26

23

Race 3

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-

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3

-

-

-

6

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Races 25/26 - Norton 360 Sandown Challenge I Driver Profiles

#3 TONY D’ALBERTO Wilson Security Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

18

DNQ

20

26

28

Qual 2

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-

-

19

26

Race 1

16

11

25

DNS

25

Race 2

-

-

25

7

14

Race 3

-

-

25

-

-

Stunning qualifying effort on Saturday in Tasmania but failed to fire in the races. Symmons and Sandown are the two circuits that this customer FPR chassis could be expected to be at its best, and D’Alberto certainly does not lack miles at the Melbourne venue. Don’t be surprised to again see the #3 pop up in the 10 at some stage across the weekend.

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ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

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Qual 1

16

19

9

28

27

14

24

27

-

23

25

5

Qual 2

16

17

12

15/15

16

5

27

23

20

17

Race 1

18

17

12

25

26

6

18

25

DNF

15

Race 2

DNF

20

DNF

23

21

17

25

17

19

16

Race 3

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-

-

20

-

-

-

20

-

9

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#4 ALEX DAVISON IRWIN Racing THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

13

13

-

14

17

Qual 2

-

-

-

18

24

Race 1

14

DNF

-

16

15

Race 2

-

-

-

21

21

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Right in the mix in Tasmania and was pushing the leaders on Saturday until his brakes faded in the closing stages.. Still sits in the top 10 in points despite a lack of sparkling results. Hasn’t fared well at Sandown in the past.

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HAM

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WIN

DAR

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Qual 1

3

23

28

8

13

24

26

18

17

12

5

8

Qual 2

8

20

7

4/7

13

9

22

16

12

13

Race 1

2

23

10

21

6

19

26

12

23

6

Race 2

7

10

7

6

16

8

4

22

18

26

Race 3

-

-

-

11

-

-

-

8

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#5 MARK WINTERBOTTOM Orrcon Steel FPR Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

DNQ

1

2

11

3

Qual 2

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-

-

15

2

Race 1

1

8

2

12

3

Race 2

-

-

6

16

2

Race 3

-

-

2

-

-

PI

Led the opening stages of Saturday’s race in Tasmania, where all three FPR Falcons were highly competitive. While Sandown provides its own challenges, expect Winterbottom to again be right among the battle for the podium.

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ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

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Qual 1

4

5

11

12

8

1

1

12

Qual 2

3

3

21

11/8

1

1

2

20

4

Race 1

3

6

4

8

9

15

5

13

17

Race 2

14

3

DNF

13

19

3

3

10

Race 3

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26

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BAT

GC

TAS

10

17

2

3

2

3

4

1

3

4

SAN

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#6 WILL DAVISON Trading Post FPR Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

DNQ

7

3

1

4

Qual 2

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-

-

1

10

Race 1

4

DNF

DNF

1

10

Race 2

-

-

11

2

DNF

Race 3

-

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7

-

-

A real threat for victory this weekend. FPR continued its rejuvenated soft tyre form at Symmons Plains, and produced fast cars at Sandown last year. Package still lacks the outright pace and consistency of Whincup, but the prospect of a Davison win at Sandown is always special.

2011 Season Form UAE

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HAM

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Qual 1

12

7

13

2

9

20

3

14

1

2

3

7

Qual 2

13

1

10

8/14

15

6

5

20

4

5

Race 1

12

9

6

3

13

5

3

15

2

5

Race 2

16

7

4

8

24

7

18

15

14

2

Race 3

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-

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15

-

-

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19

3

18

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Races 25/26 - Norton 360 Sandown Challenge I Driver Profiles

#7 TODD KELLY Jack Daniel’s Racing THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

12

3

8

10

10

Qual 2

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11

15

Race 1

2

9

17

4

11

Race 2

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8

18

19

Race 3

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DNF

5

-

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Experienced an encouraging weekend in Tasmania - pressing the top 10 for the first time in a long time. Will be desperate to prove that Symmons form was more than a one-off.

2011 Season Form UAE

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Qual 1

17

16

19

25

16

25

23

24

5

19

22

11

Qual 2

12

19

2

27/26

18

23

20

27

17

9

Race 1

10

7

3

27

21

16

14

17

13

11

Race 2

DNF

DNF

15

22

DNF

DNF

17

DNF

9

8

Race 3

-

-

-

16

-

-

14

24

SAN

SYD

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#8 JASON BRIGHT Team BOC THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form Qual 1

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

3

17

28

15

13

Qual 2

-

-

-

25

7

Race 1

1

DNF

DNF

DNF

14

Race 2

-

-

15

19

24

Race 3

-

-

14

-

-

Has a question mark next to his name after suffering from a rib injury in Tasmania. Had to be replaced by Cameron McConville for Sunday’s race at Symmons, and may struggle to do 200km at Sandown even if he is fit enough to start. Andrew Jones on stand-by.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

Qual 1

7

9

20

10

14

15

21

7

9

18

28

23

Qual 2

7

11

24

2/2

8

18

6

4

25

27

Race 1

DNF

4

19

6

7

DNF

9

21

21

25

Race 2

2

23

11

1

1

DNF

22

14

DNF

DNS

Race 3

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

28

All-In-One Security

7

5

SAN

SYD


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#9 SHANE VAN GISBERGEN SP Tools Racing THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

23

17

7

18

Qual 2

-

-

-

24

14

Race 1

-

20

9

15

9

Race 2

-

-

2

DNF

DNF

Race 3

-

-

4

-

-

Highly competitive in Tasmania but lacked the last bit of speed to challenge the podium. Made a major leap forward in qualifying, but failed to excel late in the stints another surprise compared to early season form. Struggled in qualifying here last year, but should threaten the top five this time around.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

Qual 1

15

6

4

16

24

3

22

16

1

5

9

4

Qual 2

18

23

4

20/18

9

12

11

5

18

4

Race 1

4

13

16

4

14

7

11

11

16

7

Race 2

8

18

1

10

4

1

5

8

16

7

Race 3

-

-

-

7

-

-

-

3

5

6

SAN

SYD

#11 GREG MURPHY Pepsi Max Crew Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

24

DNQ

19

20

11

Qual 2

-

-

-

10

17

Race 1

29

14

22

11

23

Race 2

-

-

26

23

10

Race 3

-

-

11

-

-

PI

Wheels literally fell off Murphy’s recent resurgence at Symmons Plains. Will do a solid job at Sandown, but the top 10 is a lofty goal considering the team’s mediocre run last year and its preference for the harder tyre.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

Qual 1

27

24

8

22

Qual 2

24

12

5

18/11

Race 1

21

18

8

15

Race 2

9

19

DNF

Race 3

-

-

-

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

22

8

17

17

EXC

17

18

21

3

18

12

19

6

13

24

11

22

20

7

10

-

-

-

13

BAT

GC

TAS

1

18

17

7

16

6

DNF

4

14

3

SAN

SYD

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#12 DEAN FIORE Triple F Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

28

20

Qual 2

-

-

-

28

21

Race 1

-

-

-

25

19

Race 2

-

-

-

DNF

18

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

No qualy speed subsequently transferred into lowly placed race results in Tasmania. Car speed continues to be a huge issue and looks to be in for another long weekend at Sandown.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

Qual 1

26

27

10

24

25

23

25

25

15

28

27

21

Qual 2

23

26

18

23/27

23

25

25

18

26

25

Race 1

22

15

21

24

25

17

20

23

20

19

Race 2

20

15

14

21

DNF

19

DNF

21

DNF

24

Race 3

-

-

-

22

-

-

19

20

SAN

SYD

25

#14 JASON BARGWANNA Jana Living Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

5

21

-

18

19

Qual 2

-

-

-

13

28

Race 1

7

DNF

-

20

17

Race 2

-

-

-

9

20

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Again struggled for car speed at Symmons, along with his Brad Jones Racing stable-mates. Only glimpses of competitive form mid-season and again looks to be up against it at Sandown.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

Qual 1

19

17

25

21

23

17

13

26

14

21

26

25

Qual 2

25

16

20

7/13

22

28

13

17

24

28

Race 1

19

10

13

11

DNF

8

23

22

17

18

Race 2

12

DNF

DNF

3

14

10

11

13

17

15

Race 3

-

-

-

8

-

All-In-One Security

26

11

23

SAN

SYD


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#15 RICK KELLY Jack Daniel’s Racing THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

DNQ

8

4

12

9

Qual 2

-

-

-

4

11

Race 1

2

2

7

24

7

Race 2

-

-

12

13

8

Race 3

-

-

17

-

-

QR

PI

Suffered from heavy rear-tyre wear on Sunday in Tasmania, prompting an early final pitstop and ultimately a lean-fuel run to the chequered flag. Is always thereabouts, but may struggle to challenge the top five over the journey.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

Qual 1

25

4

Qual 2

27

8

3

5

12

12

9

3

1

14/10

12

14

9

12

6

Race 1

13

12

1

9

4

1

7

4

8

Race 2

19

2

6

16

17

20

13

4

Race 3

-

-

-

12

-

-

-

17

BAT 16 22

GC

TAS

8

18

14

6

7

14

5

12

SAN

SYD

#16 DAVID REYNOLDS Stratco Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

DNQ

-

17

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

22

-

Race 1

-

DNF

-

9

-

Race 2

-

-

-

DNF

-

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Was up against it in Tasmania with a new engineer and a cloud continuing to hang over his 2012 plans. Will again give it his all at Sandown, but can’t be expected to challenge the top 10 in his current environment.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

Qual 1

23

21

7

15

6

13

8

10

4

7

12

22

Qual 2

21

10

26

26/23

7

13

3

6

10

12

Race 1

17

22

24

19

22

DNF

24

18

19

22

Race 2

4

14

20

20

20

21

23

26

11

22

Race 3

-

-

-

24

-

-

6

19

SAN

SYD

5

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#17 STEVEN JOHNSON Jim Beam Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

9

DNQ

16

3

15

Qual 2

-

-

-

3

16

Race 1

4

DNF

13

8

13

Race 2

-

-

5

17

5

Race 3

-

-

10

-

-

Qualified last on Saturday in Tasmania amid another dismal weekend. Car has not been right since Queensland Raceway - proving worryingly uncompetitive on both compounds of tyre across a large spread of race tracks. Qualifying in the top 20 will be a good performance considering recent form.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

Qual 1

8

12

2

4

2

4

7

13

16

24

20

28

Qual 2

4

15

14

6/6

3

8

16

7

21

22

Race 1

11

11

5

5

3

2

13

8

DNF

23

Race 2

18

8

9

14

8

9

12

6

12

21

Race 3

-

-

-

6

-

-

-

9

26

DNF

SAN

SYD

#18 JAMES MOFFAT Jim Beam Racing THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Car speed shown on the Gold Coast quickly evaporated at Symmons Plains. Will be looking to step up at the home event of personal sponsor Norton 360. Sneaking into the top 10 in either race would be a good result.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

Qual 1

28

25

Qual 2

22

24

12

9

21

22

16

22

24

17

6

24

28

12/21

17

26

10

11

9

20

Race 1

16

DNF

9

18

19

14

17

10

4

20

Race 2

DNF

22

17

17

9

13

15

24

DNF

18

Race 3

-

-

-

21

-

-

25

25

SAN

SYD

4

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#19 JONATHON WEBB Mother Energy Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

DNQ

28

-

-

27

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

19

Race 1

25

12

-

-

20

Race 2

-

-

-

-

9

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Surprised many by his competitiveness on Sunday at Symmons Plains - running genuinely among the top 10 for the entire 200km journey. Also had a top 10 finish here last year, but repeating that performance this weekend will be no mean feat.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

Qual 1

10

14

14

18

20

26

12

11

13

26

16

19

Qual 2

17

7

27

22/20

21

11

21

13

19

10

Race 1

20

14

DNF

20

24

22

21

26

9

21

Race 2

6

11

12

15

12

16

DNF

20

13

9

Race 3

-

-

-

9

-

-

18

13

SAN

SYD

22

#21 KARL REINDLER Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

23

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

27

Race 1

-

-

-

-

24

Race 2

-

-

-

-

22

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Another difficult weekend for this team in Tasmania, with an improved qualifying performance on Sunday only providing a marginal improvement in race result. Looks set to leave the team at the end of 2011, and can’t be expecting big results from the final four races.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

Qual 1

22

28

23

6

26

27

28

5

28

27

21

26

Qual 2

28

25

23

13/9

26

22

23

26

28

18

Race 1

DNF

19

17

7

20

DNF

22

9

DNF

24

Race 2

11

17

13

DNF

23

25

24

16

22

20

Race 3

-

-

-

DNS

-

-

-

16

All-In-One Security

28

14

SAN

SYD


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#30 WARREN LUFF Gulf Western Oil Racing Track Form Qual 1

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

22

27

-

-

26

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

23

Race 1

23

DNF

-

-

27

Race 2

-

-

-

-

DNF

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

PI

Unreliability crept back into the Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Commodore at Symmons Plains. Team will again be out-classed in this field.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

Qual 1

24

26

17

26

28

28

27

28

Qual 2

26

27

DNF

28/28

27

24

26

28

7

Race 1

23

21

22

26

DNF

24

DNF

27

27

Race 2

17

DNF

16

25

22

23

21

24

Race 3

-

-

-

25

-

-

-

23

BAT

GC

TAS

22

19

27

27

26

DNF

26

DNF

28

15

SAN

SYD

#33 LEE HOLDSWORTH Fujitsu GRM Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

DNQ

11

14

21

7

Qual 2

-

-

11

7

3

Race 1

6

5

22

18

6

Race 2

-

-

8

11

4

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Holdsworth enjoyed moderate results in Tasmania as his lengthy stint with GRM edges towards its conclusion. Extremely competitive at Sandown last year, and is again expected to thrive on the high-kerb layout. Will be disappointed if not pushing the top five.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

Qual 1

9

3

27

11

4

6

6

6

11

13

7

13

8

8

12

17

10

16

3

13

Qual 2

6

4

6

10/12

11

4

7

24

Race 1

9

20

22

16

2

4

6

7

Race 2

22

DNF

2

9

15

15

6

11

Race 3

-

-

-

18

-

-

-

18

SAN

SYD

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#34 MICHAEL CARUSO Fujitsu GRM THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

DNQ

23

8

21

Qual 2

-

-

-

8

8

Race 1

-

DNF

20

5

16

Race 2

-

-

23

20

DNF

Race 3

-

-

19

-

-

Had an encouraging showing on Saturday in Tasmania, before traffic in qualifying hurt his Sunday chances. Should be pushing the top 10 at Sandown, and needs to step up if he is to be leading the team next year.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

Qual 1

18

18

24

13

10

16

14

19

8

14

14

12

Qual 2

9

22

16

19/22

5

20

24

15

11

19

Race 1

15

16

15

12

16

11

16

19

8

9

Race 2

5

21

DNF

18

6

12

16

19

21

15

Race 3

-

-

-

17

-

-

-

14

16

10

SAN

SYD

#39 RUSSELL INGALL Supercheap Auto Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

15

10

6

9

8

Qual 2

-

-

-

23

12

Race 1

27

7

4

7

5

Race 2

-

-

7

14

13

Race 3

-

-

6

-

-

PI

Lacked speed at Symmons Plains - a particularly disappointing outcome considering it was among PMM’s best circuits in 2010. Can expect to be in for another long weekend at Sandown.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

Qual 1

21

22

16

20

18

18

18

15

Qual 2

15

14

17

24/24

24

10

15

9

8

Race 1

24

DNF

14

14

17

23

10

16

20

Race 2

DNF

16

8

12

DNF

5

9

12

Race 3

-

-

-

19

-

-

All-In-One Security

11

BAT

GC

TAS

25

13

20

16

24

22

DNF

8

17

8

SAN

SYD


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#47 TIM SLADE Lucky 7 Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

22

22

Qual 2

-

-

-

17

18

Race 1

-

-

-

21

18

Race 2

-

-

-

24

6

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Found himself again back in the pack at Symmons Plains, where he struggled to match the qualifying speed of his team-mates. Needs to achieve a greater gain on the green tyres in qualifying if he is to challenge the top 10 at Sandown.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

Qual 1

6

15

26

19

17

5

20

2

12

15

24

16

Qual 2

10

18

15

17/19

10

7

14

3

22

21

Race 1

5

8

DNF

22

15

21

24

2

12

12

Race 2

DNF

13

DNF

5

13

4

7

3

10

27

Race 3

-

-

-

9

-

-

24

12

SAN

SYD

2

#49 STEVE OWEN VIP Petfoods Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

10

15

-

-

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

12

11

-

-

-

Race 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

The #49 entry was among the most disappointing in Tasmania, with Owen sliding back into the midpack after showing impressive speed on the Gold Coast. Form is hard to predict for Sandown, but the potential is certainly there for a return to the top 10.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

Qual 1

13

13

21

17

15

9

10

8

7

6

4

15

Qual 2

20

DNQ

3

25/25

25

27

19

14

6

23

Race 1

14

27

20

17

23

10

8

5

18

17

Race 2

13

DNS

5

DNF

10

14

14

5

7

23

Race 3

-

-

-

DNS

-

-

All-In-One Security

27

15

11

SAN

SYD


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#55 PAUL DUMBRELL The Bottle-O Racing THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form Qual 1

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

DNQ

25

15

23

2

Qual 2

-

-

-

20

1

Race 1

28

6

12

23

1

Race 2

-

-

13

10

7

Race 3

-

-

27

-

-

PI

Had good speed in Tasmania, and certainly did not want for aggression. Was a winner here last year and is set to again contend this weekend, despite a tough season. Absolutely one to watch in qualifying.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

Qual 1

5

10

18

14

5

10

15

9

Qual 2

11

6

11

21/17

19

29

28

25

2

Race 1

25

25

DNS

DNF

5

20

12

14

23

Race 2

10

6

19

19

18

11

10

25

Race 3

-

-

-

14

-

-

-

24

BAT

GC

TAS

11

23

3

13

1

15

13

DNF

4

DNF

SAN

SYD

#61 FABIAN COULTHARD Bundaberg Racing THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

29

5

5

14

Qual 2

-

-

-

5

9

Race 1

-

19

8

10

28

Race 2

-

-

14

15

12

Race 3

-

-

DNF

-

-

Ran solidly in Tasmania, threatening the top 10 all weekend. Will be buoyed by his new deal with Brad Jones Racing for next season, and hungry to underline the commercial considerations involved in his axing from Walkinshaw Racing.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

Qual 1

11

20

15

27

7

21

11

23

10

20

11

9

Qual 2

19

21

25

16/16

14

16

17

8

15

11

Race 1

8

5

7

23

10

13

15

24

5

8

Race 2

15

9

DNF

11

5

18

8

18

15

10

Race 3

-

-

-

13

-

-

-

7

10

DNF

SAN

SYD

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#88 JAMIE WHINCUP TeamVodafone Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

DNQ

5

1

2

1

Qual 2

-

-

-

9

4

Race 1

3

1

1

6

2

Race 2

-

-

3

3

3

Race 3

-

-

1

-

-

PI

Whincup built himself a comfortable points lead with two dominant wins in Tasmania. Is the benchmark in qualy and the races and will take a lot of beating. Has a terrific record at this circuit.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

Qual 1

2

2

1

1

3

2

2

4

Qual 2

1

2

9

1/1

2

2

8

2

12

Race 1

1

2

23

1

1

9

2

3

2

Race 2

3

1

18

2

2

6

1

2

Race 3

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

10

BAT

GC

TAS

8

1

1

1

3

1

1

2

1

21

SAN

SYD

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Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

2

DNQ

9

6

12

Qual 2

-

-

-

12

6

Race 1

3

1

3

3

8

Race 2

-

-

1

5

11

Race 3

-

-

DNS

-

-

Headed to Tasmania confident he could challenge team-mate Jamie Whincup, but poor qualifying performances left the three-time champion well short. Will be well amongst the battle for the win again at Sandown, but can’t be expected to beat an in-form Whincup.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

Qual 1

1

11

5

3

1

7

4

1

6

3

15

6

Qual 2

2

9

2

3/3

6

3

1

1

5

15

Race 1

7

3

8

2

11

3

4

1

DNF

2

Race 2

21

12

10

4

7

2

2

1

20

5

Race 3

-

-

-

4

-

-

1

2

SAN

SYD

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CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS NO

Driver Team Car

Points

1

Jamie Whincup

TeamVodafone

Holden Commodore VEII

2817

2

Craig Lowndes

TeamVodafone

Holden Commodore VEII

2623

3

Shane van Gisbergen

SP Tools Racing

Ford Falcon FG

2215

4

Mark Winterbottom

Orrcon Steel FPR

Ford Falcon FG

2201

5

Garth Tander

Toll Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VEII

2187

6

Will Davison

Trading Post Racing FPR

Ford Falcon FG

2096

7

Rick Kelly

Jack Daniel’s Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

1977

8

Lee Holdsworth

Fujitsu Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

1713

9

Alex Davison

IRWIN Racing

Ford Falcon FG

1664

10

Fabian Coulthard

Bundaberg Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

1614

11

Greg Murphy

Pepsi Max Crew

Holden Commodore VEII

1579

12

Tim Slade

Lucky 7 Racing

Ford Falcon FG

1568

13

Steven Johnson

Jim Beam Racing

Ford Falcon FG

1558

14

Jason Bright

Team BOC

Holden Commodore VEII

1549

15

James Courtney

Toll Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VEII

1467

16

Michael Caruso

Fujitsu Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

1426

17

Steve Owen

VIP Petfoods Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

1370

18

David Reynolds

Stratco Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

1270

19

Russell Ingall

Supercheap Auto Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

1250

20

Jonathon Webb

Mother Energy Racing

Ford Falcon FG

1244

21

Jason Bargwanna

Jana Living Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

1235

22

Todd Kelly

Jack Daniel’s Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

1235

23

James Moffat

Jim Beam Racing

Ford Falcon FG

1211

24

Paul Dumbrell

The Bottle-O Racing

Ford Falcon FG

1198

25

Tony D’Alberto

Wilson Security Racing

Ford Falcon FG

994

26

Karl Reindler

Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

946

27

Dean Fiore

Triple F Racing

Ford Falcon FG

944

28

Warren Luff

Gulf Western Oil Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

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Previous Sandown Winners Year

Driver Team Car

2010

Paul Dumbrell

The Bottle-O Racing Team

Ford Falcon FG

James Courtney

Jim Beam Racing

Ford Falcon FG

2009

Will Davison

Toll Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VE

Garth Tander

Toll Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VE

2008

Jamie Whincup

TeamVodafone

Ford Falcon BF

Craig Lowndes

TeamVodafone

Ford Falcon BF

Jamie Whincup

TeamVodafone

Ford Falcon BF

2007

Craig Lowndes/Jamie Whincup

TeamVodafone

Ford Falcon BF (500km)

2006

Jason Bright/Mark Winterbottom

Ford Performance Racing

Ford Falcon BA (500km)

2005

Craig Lowndes/Yvan Muller

Team Betta Electrical

Ford Falcon BA (500km)

2004

Marcos Ambrose/Greg Ritter

Stone Brothers Racing

Ford Falcon BA (500km)

2003

Mark Skaife/Todd Kelly

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VY (500km)

2002

Marcos Ambrose

Stone Brothers Racing

Ford Falcon AU

Marcos Ambrose

Stone Brothers Racing

Ford Falcon AU

2001

Mark Skaife

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VX

Todd Kelly

Kmart Racing

Holden Commodore VX

Craig Lowndes

Gibson Motorsport

Ford Falcon AU

2000

Paul Radisich

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Falcon AU

Steve Ellery

Steve Ellery Racing

Ford Falcon AU

Paul Radisich

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Falcon AU

1999

Mark Skaife

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VT

Mark Skaife

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VT

Craig Lowndes

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VT

1998

John Bowe

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Falcon EL

Craig Lowndes

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VS

Craig Lowndes

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VS

1997

Glenn Seton

Glenn Seton Racing

Ford Falcon EL

Glenn Seton

Glenn Seton Racing

Ford Falcon EL

Glenn Seton

Glenn Seton Racing

Ford Falcon EL

1996

Craig Lowndes

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VR

John Bowe

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Falcon EF

Glenn Seton

Glenn Seton Racing

Ford Falcon EF

1995

Larry Perkins

Castrol Perkins Racing

Holden Commodore VR

John Bowe

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Falcon EF

1994

Mark Skaife

Gibson Motorsport

Holden Commodore VP

Mark Skaife

Gibson Motorsport

Holden Commodore VP

1992

John Bowe

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Sierra RS500

John Bowe

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Sierra RS500

1991

Jim Richards

Gibson Motorsport

Nissan GTR

1989

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Sierra RS500

1988

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Sierra RS500

1987

Glenn Seton

Gibson Motorsport

Nissan Skyline Turbo

1986

George Fury

Gibson Motorsport

Nissan Skyline Turbo

1985

Peter Brock

Holden Dealer Team

Holden Commodore VK

1984

Peter Brock

Holden Dealer Team

Holden Commodore VH

1983

Allan Grice

STP-Roadways Racing

Holden Commodore VH

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Past ATCC/V8SC Champions Year

Driver Team Car

2010

James Courtney

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Falcon FG

2009

Jamie Whincup

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Ford Falcon FG

2008

Jamie Whincup

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Ford Falcon BF

2007

Garth Tander

Toll HSV Dealer Team

Holden Commodore VE

2006

Rick Kelly

Toll HSV Dealer Team

Holden Commodore VZ

2005

Russell Ingall

Stone Brothers Racing

Ford Falcon BA

2004

Marcos Ambrose

Stone Brothers Racing

Ford Falcon BA

2003

Marcos Ambrose

Stone Brothers Racing

Ford Falcon BA

2002

Mark Skaife

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VX

2001

Mark Skaife

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VX

2000

Mark Skaife

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VT

1999

Craig Lowndes

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VS/VT

1998

Craig Lowndes

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VS/VT

1997

Glenn Seton

Glenn Seton Racing

Ford Falcon EL

1996

Craig Lowndes

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VR

1995

John Bowe

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Falcon EF

1994

Mark Skaife

Gibson Motor Sport

Holden Commodore VP

1993

Glenn Seton

Glenn Seton Racing

Ford Falcon EB

1992

Mark Skaife

Winfield Team Nissan

Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

1991

Jim Richards

Gibson Motor Sport

Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

1990

Jim Richards

Gibson Motor Sport

Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R/R32 GT-R

1989

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Sierra RS500

1988

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Sierra RS500

1987

Jim Richards

JPS Team BMW

MW M3 E30

1986

Robbie Francevic

Volvo Dealer Team

Volvo 240T

1985

Jim Richards

JPS Team BMW

BMW 635CSi

1984

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford XE Falcon

1983

Allan Moffat

Peter Stuyvesant Racing

Mazda RX-7

1982

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Falcon XD

1981

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Falcon XD

1980

Peter Brock

Marlboro Holden Dealer Team

Holden Commodore VB

1979

Bob Morris

Ron Hodgson Channel 7 Racing

Holden Torana LX SS A9X

1978

Peter Brock

Marlboro Holden Dealer Team

Holden Torana LX SS A9X

1977

Allan Moffat

Moffat Ford Dealers

Ford Falcon XB GT/XC

1976

Allan Moffat

Allan Moffat Racing

Ford Falcon XB GT

1975

Colin Bond

Marlboro Holden Dealer Team

Holden Torana LH SL/R 5000 L34

1974

Peter Brock

Marlboro Holden Dealer Team

Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1/LH SL/R 5000

1973

Allan Moffat

Ford Motor Company

Ford Falcon XY GTHO Phase III

1972

Bob Jane

Bob Jane Racing Team

Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1

1971

Bob Jane

Bob Jane Racing Team

Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1

1970

Norm Beechey

Shell Racing Team

Holden Monaro HT GTS350

1969

Ian Geoghegan

Mustang Team

Ford Mustang

1968

Ian Geoghegan

Mustang Team

Ford Mustang

1967

Ian Geoghegan

Mustang Team

Ford Mustang

1966

Ian Geoghegan

Total Team

Ford Mustang

1965

Norm Beechey

Neptune Racing Team

Ford Mustang

1964

Ian Geoghegan

Total Team

Ford Cortina GT

1963

Bob Jane

Bob Jane

Jaguar 3.8 Litre Mk II

1962

Bob Jane

Bob Jane

Jaguar 3.8 Litre Mk II

1961

Bill Pitt

Bill Pitt

Jaguar 3.4 Litre

1960

David McKay

David McKay

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Races 25/26 - Norton 360 Sandown Challenge I Event Schedule

Schedule of Events Friday Start

Finish Category

Duration

Session

0905

0925

V8 Utes

20 minutes

Practice 1

0930

0950

Aust GT Champ

20 minutes

Practice 1

1000

1030

V8 Supercars

30 minutes

Practice 1

1040

1120

Fujitsu V8 Supercars

40 minutes

Practice 1

1130

1200

V8 Supercars

30 minutes

Practice 2

1210

1230

V8 Utes

20 minutes

Practice 2

1245

1315

V8 Supercars

30 minutes

Practice 3

1330

1410

Fujitsu V8 Supercars

40 minutes

Practice 2

1420

1450

V8 Supercars

30 minutes

Practice 4

1500

1520

Touring Car Masters

20 minutes

Practice 1

Start

Finish Category

Duration

Session

0905

0925

V8 Utes

20 minutes

Qualifying 1

0935

0955

Touring Car Masters

20 minutes

Practice 2

1005

1035

Fujitsu V8 Supercars

30 minutes

Qualifying

1045

1100

Heritage Vehicles

15 minutes

Practice

1115

1135

V8 Supercars

20 minutes

Qualifying

1145

1205

Touring Car Masters

20 minutes

Qualifying

1215

1235

V8 Utes

12 Laps

Race 1

1245

1305

Aust GT Champ

20 minutes

Qualifying

1310

1325

Heritage Vehicles

15 minutes

Qualifying

1330

1350

Touring Car Masters

12 Laps

Race 1

1410

1430

Fujitsu V8 Supercars

15 Laps

Race 1

1440

1510

Aust GT Champ

30 minutes

Race 1

1515

1530

Heritage Vehicles

15 minutes

Qualifying

V8 Supercars

39 Laps

Race 25

Saturday

1605

Sunday Start

Finish Category

Duration

Session

0905

0925

V8 Utes

12 Laps

Race 2

0935

0955

Touring Car Masters

12 Laps

Race 2

1015

Fujitsu V8 Supercars

15 Laps

Race 2

1045

1100

V8 Legends Display Laps

20 minutes

1115

1135

V8 Supercars

20 minutes

Qualifying

1145

1200

Heritage Vehicles

10 Laps

Race 2

1205

1225

V8 Utes

12 Laps

Race 3

1235

1255

Touring Car Masters

12 Laps

Race 3

1300

Fujitsu V8 Supercars

15 Laps

Race 3

1405

1435

Aust GT Champ

30 minutes

Race 2

1445

1500

Heritage Vehicles

10 Laps

Race 3

V8 Supercars

65 Laps

Race 26

1535

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Ryal Harris is closing on Chris Pither with two rounds of the V8 Utes remaining, while Mark Eddy will hope to hold off Klark Quinn in the GT Championship decider

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Mini Norton 360 Sandown Challenge Race on a miniature version of the track using radio-controlled V8 Supercars in the MiniNorton 360 Sandown Challenge. Experience the thrills of the high-speed track for yourself! Try and set a time good enough for the top 10 leader board or see if you can beat the times of V8 Supercar legends CRAIG LOWNDES and JAMIE WHINCUP. There are great prizes on offer, including limited edition trophies signed by the entire V8 Supercars field and awarded on the official V8 Supercars podium.

Best seats in the house promotion Wave those Norton 360 Sandown Challenge flags! Get spotted by the TV crew, and see yourself up on the big screen. Across the weekend you could win a session in the Best Seats in the House to see all the race action. The Norton 360 hosts will keep you comfortable with drinks, food and the best seats trackside. Watch the big screen TV on track to find out more.

Norton Store Head to Merchandise Area and see the home of Norton 360. Check out the special race offer on Norton 360, fill in a survey for a free cap, enter our Norton Mobile Security Lite promotion and meet V8 drivers at signing sessions. See Norton Store notice board for signing session times.

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Chequered Flag Jamie Whincup was simply too good last time out at Symmons Plains.

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