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Race 20 - Sandown I Introduction

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The twists of time V8 Supercars’ decision to move its 500km, pre-Bathurst, endurance event back to its traditional home at Sandown this year raises the question of how the race’s history should be recorded. The official honour role of previous winners issued by V8 Supercars in the lead-up to this weekend runs under the headline of ‘Sandown endurance race’, and therefore omits the names of those who tasted victory in the Queensland 500s (1999-2002) and Phillip Island 500s (2008-11) run in the place of the Sandown 500 in recent years. Following on from that, the official list includes the winners of the 2001 and 2002 Sandown 500s run for the now defunct Procar’s production car classes. Sam Newman’s qualifying effort aboard a Lamborghini in 2002 therefore has his name in the history books as a one-time Sandown 500 pole-sitter alongside the likes of Mark Skaife, Marcos Ambrose and Rick Kelly. Whether Newman’s feat at Sandown is more relevant to what we’ll see this weekend than the heroics of Steven Johnson and Paul Radisich at the opposing V8 Supercar event in Queensland is certainly debatable. I would argue that, as the Queensland 500 and Phillip Island 500 were clearly run as replacements for the Sandown 500, the history of all three should be grouped under the tag of ‘the 500’. The different locations - and in the early days, distance - of the race over the years may see some oppose that theory, but such a move would certainly not be without precedent. The honour role for what is now the Bathurst 1000 long included the 500 mile events run at Phillip Island between 1960 and 1962. It was only the rather awkward orchestration of the ‘40th anniversary’ celebrations ahead of the 2002 Bob Jane T-Marts 1000 that saw the first three races eventually brushed aside. The amount of careful wordplay involved in this year’s ‘50 years of Bathurst’ campaign shows that the category is not afraid to iron out the crinkles of history when it suits. Perhaps it’s time to give the history of ‘the 500’ the same treatment.

Stefan Bartholomaeus

Journalist, Speedcafe.com Editor, Speedcafe Race Guides

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Race 20 - Sandown I Cover Story

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he V8 Supercars Championship’s annual move into endurance mode sees an additional 28 drivers thrown into the white-hot title battle.. The co-driver with arguably the hardest job of all this year is Paul Dumbrell. Having called an end to his full-time career ahead of the 2012 season, the 30-year-old was quickly snapped up by TeamVodafone to partner its three-time champion Jamie Whincup. Whincup heads to Sandown with a onepoint lead in the title race over Ford Performance Racing’s Mark Winterbottom after a titanic fight between the sport’s two biggest teams across the opening eight events. To put it bluntly, Whincup’s entire year’s work is about to be put into Dumbrell’s hands.

Speedcafe.com’s Grant Rowley spoke to the likeable Victorian ahead of the weekend. SPEEDCAFE: You’ve been out of a full-time V8 Supercars seat for nine months now. You’ve done test days and practice sessions in Jamie’s car, but do you feel ready for your return to race conditions? PAUL DUMBRELL: I feel as ready as I’m ever going to be. From my point of view, coming out of a nine year full-time career to just do two races, it has been a year of adjustment, but I think I’ve done as many laps as I can. I’ve done test days and a ride day, so I feel comfortable in the car. I’ve had the luxury of coming out of a full-time gig. Next year might be a different story with a lack of Car of the Future experience, but right now, I’m feeling as good as I can.

SPEEDCAFE: It must be nice knowing that your return is at Sandown, a place that has been kind to you over the past two years. DUMBRELL: When I heard the rumour last year that the race going back to Sandown, that brought a smile to my face. I won my first race there in 2010, but we were probably one of the faster cars. It’s a track I enjoy, for sure. It’s a local, home track too. I get to stay at home and focus on the job of, basically, doing whatever Jamie wants me to do! The last few years, it was about me trying to maximise it for myself. This year, I’m there to do a job. If they want me to do 40 laps or 60 laps, I’ll do it and I’ll do it to the best of my ability. SPEEDCAFE: The bookies have yourself and Jamie as the favourites for the race.


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This would probably be the first time you’re in that position. What sort of pressure does that bring? DUMBRELL: The only other time I was the favourite was when the bookies made a typo! It’s a pressure I’ve never had to deal with before, but Jamie has to deal with that week in, week out. At the end of the day, it’s another motor race. I’ve been racing there for 10 years, but this is the first time I’ve raced with the number #1 on the door. I just have to drive to the best of my ability and bring it back with a straight steering wheel and no marks on the side of the car and let him get in and take on the likes of Craig (Lowndes), Mark Winterbottom or Will Davison. I can’t be drawn into a battle with those guys. I’ll have a clear idea of what they want me to do come race day.

I certainly won’t be able to win the race for them, but I’ll definitely be able to lose it. That’s my philosophy. SPEEDCAFE: Last year, you were in the Winterbottom/Davison/FPR camp. This year, you’re against them. As you’ve probably seen from the sidelines this year, there’s only been four cars capable of winning this year. Have you been surprised to see how dominant those four have been? DUMBRELL: It has been interesting. Only

two years ago, DJR was a dominant team. James Courtney won the title and Stevie Johnson was right up there. It has been a year of two halves, really. FPR was the dominant team in the first half of the year, and that has swung now in Triple Eight’s favour. No doubt the building and developing Car of the Future is hurting some teams in the background. It has been a challenging year Continued on page 9 >>


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Race 20 - Sandown I Cover Story >> Continuation from page 7

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At the end of the day, the good teams will always come to the front, and that’s what Triple Eight is. They’ve put their head down and are getting the results they deserve. SPEEDCAFE: So, do you miss racing as a full-time driver? DUMBRELL: For the first six months of the year, I was working seven days a week, 18-20 hours a day, trying to piece together the sale of our business (to Metcash). Only in the last six weeks have I been able to sit back and get some normality back into my life. I have no doubt, after Sandown, I’ll be able to sit down and ask myself “how much do I really miss it?” I’ve kind of been lucky that I’ve been really busy of late and haven’t had much time to think too hard about it. After this year’s races, I might sit back and say “what a great 10 years, I’ve had.” I had my 30th birthday last week and I’m very happy with where my life has taken me. SPEEDCAFE: So being an endurance driver for next year and beyond is not a 100 percent deal for youself?

to be able to do it for the next 10 years, but I just really want to take it year by year. There’s a lot of other challenges in my life, so I want to do whatever I can to do them to the best of my ability. If I can do my corporate career, as well as motor racing, then that’s great, but I will certainly never go into a year where the commitment that I can offer wasn’t a valuable thing. If I feel I can’t give them the commitment, I’ll be the first to put my hand up and step aside. SPEEDCAFE: Ten years ago, as you were winning Development Series and moving into the Championship, would you even have thought you’d be saying “I’m consider total retirement from the sport at 30?” DUMBRELL: 100 percent not a chance. Even five years ago, I wouldn’t have thought that. The 2008 season was really a land mark year for me in terms of the focus changing from solely motor racing. That was the year my focus shifted, and I took a decision where my focus was going to be. It was a wake-up call too, with Lucas having his accident and my father being diagnosed with cancer. It was a year to reassess where I was at from a personal and family point of view.

DUMBRELL: I’m not committed to anything. I just want to get through these endurance races. I have no pre-conceived ideas longterm.

The biggest critic of myself stopping my motor racing career was my father. He was the most disappointed about it, and him reading this, with me contemplating that I won’t even do the enduros again, he probably won’t be too happy.

I’ll try and give myself the best opportunity

SPEEDCAFE: Life has certainly changed

for you. As you mentioned early, the big news was your business being sold to the Metcash Group. How are things tracking along? DUMBRELL: It’s going well. I’d been involved with Metcash through The Bottle-O for the past couple of years, so I understood a little bit about the business. The great thing about the Autobarn and Autopro business is that we get to work with independent franchisees who are passionate about their business, and we’re in partnership for them to make money. It’s no better way to see a successful independent model through the Metcash business, and ours, and we get to share the journey with our members. Coming from a family business, jumping into a corporatised, publicly listed business, it’s certainly different. It’s a completely different dynamic. It’s a massive change, and even bigger change when I jump into a race suit and drive a car in the Sandown 500. It’s certainly something I didn’t think I’d be doing five years ago.

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Race 20 - Sandown I Circuit Info

Sandown International Raceway Circuit Overview

Location: Sandown Park, Melbourne Length: 3.1 kilometres Direction: Anti-Clockwise Maximum speed: 270km/h Fastest Point: Back Straight Average Speed: 164km/h

Circuit Description A fast and flowing circuit set around a horse racing track, Sandown requires strong engines for the long run up and down the two long straights. The fast Esses section at the end of the back straight leading into Dandenong Road Corner is one of the most revered sequences of corners in the championship. The venue has hosted more Australian Touring Car Championship/V8 Supercars events than any other, and celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012.

V8 Supercars Qualifying Lap Record: Jamie Whincup, Ford Falcon FG, 1m09.6670s, 2009

V8 Supercars Race Lap Record: Garth Tander, Holden Commodore VE, 1m09.8573s, 2009

Event Format:

Friday: Practice: 3 x 40 min Saturday: Practice: 1 x 40 min Qualifying: 1 x 20 min Qualifying races: 2 x 60km (20 laps) Sunday: Warm-up: 1 x 20 min Race: 1 x 500km (161 laps)

Tyre Format: Only the hard compound Dunlop control tyre will be seen this weekend, with each entry receiving six new sets. An additional three sets of pre-marked hards can be brought for practice.

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Race 20 - Sandown I Tech Preview

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’m really looking forward to having the 500km pre-Bathurst endurance race back at Sandown this year. There’s a lot of history there for our category, and it’s a better warm-up for Bathurst than Phillip Island was in terms of how it stresses the cars. The kerbs are quite vicious, so it really tests the drivelines. It’s no surprise to see a few cars broken before the end of the race. The Sandown 500 is such an easy race to lose. A small mistake or being dragged into someone else’s incident can mean you spend 10 minutes parked in the sand, particularly in the first three or four corners. If that happens your day is done before it really starts. Likewise, a small off through Turns 10 or 11 at any point can fill your radiator with mud very quickly. There are just so many traps to fall into. Triple Eight and ourselves have set the pace this year, but a lot of teams like Walkinshaw Racing, Stone Brothers and Garry Rogers usually have good cars at Sandown. I think because of the number of street circuits that we race on nowadays everyone is getting more of a handle on how to approach these bumpy circuits, so I wouldn’t say anyone heads to the event as a clear favourite. Strategy The way the windows are set up with fuel and co-drivers means it’s going to be a very interesting race strategically. The basis of the equation is that the co-drivers have to do 54 laps, and most people’s fuel windows are going to be 48 or 49 laps, so you’re going to have an extra pitstop thrown in there at some stage. You’ll either be doing a very short stop somewhere or you’ll try to shorten each of your stints, which will open up your other fuel windows quite a bit.

There is a chance that people will try and do a massive fuel economy run to get through on two stops, but I honestly don’t think you can do it. Leaving the pitlane and all that kind of carry on pre-race takes fuel as well, so you lose a lap or two before it even starts. There’ll be a bit to work out with fuel numbers when we get to the track because obviously the data we have from last year was recorded on the soft tyres, and the higher grip with that tyre means higher speed and higher consumption. It might be that we can do 49 laps, but finding five more in a stint would still be pretty difficult, especially if you want to stay competitive. Sandown is a place where running behind other cars and all of the other saving techniques that a driver can do does make a lot of difference, rather than just relying on the trim switch. Some codrivers will be better at saving fuel than others, and guys like Paul Dumbrell that have recent experience as a full-time driver should be really on top of it. I think Plan A for a lot of guys will be to start the co-driver in the car and then pit at the first opportunity, leaving them in for a second run. Things that could get in the way of that will include a


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desire to split strategies across team cars to avoid pit stacking, and how well you did in the Saturday races. Saturday format The Saturday format is quite different this year, with the final starting position for Sunday determined by the finishing order of the second qualifying race, rather than a points aggregate across the two qualifying races. So previously if you had one bad finish on Saturday you could still start mid-pack, but now if you have a bad one you’re really disadvantaged heading into the main race. Personally I don’t think that’s a positive change, especially when you’ve got co-drivers in the car of varying experience levels. If anyone does get thrown out of sequence in those two races you can bet that they’ll look at doing something different to make up the ground in the race. Running an alternate strategy to get out of the traffic could be quite an attractive option. The co-drivers no longer have a qualifying session this year, but arguably they’ve got more weight on their shoulders with the race they do, so there’ll be plenty of nervous people around on Saturday afternoon!

Safety Cars The early weather predictions are for a dry weekend with rain in the days leading up to it. Pre-event rain at Sandown always creates more Safety Cars. Wet verges mean cars get stuck more regularly, regardless of whether it’s actually raining on the day or not. Sandown historically has quite a high frequency of Safety Cars, particularly in the longer races. I think that some of the cautions we’ve seen this year have been thrown to spice up the races as much as anything, so that’s always something that’s hard to plan for. Sandown isn’t an easy track to overtake on, and if you have someone exit the pits with good tyres late in the race, a Safety Car could make it very interesting. The length of each Safety Car period is an important variable as well, especially considering the fuel windows. We’ve seen some big crashes there that take a long time to clear up, so that’s where you’ve got to roll the dice and figure out how to work it. It’s going to be an interesting day.


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Race 20 - Sandown I Did you know

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raig Lowndes is often lauded for being strong in the second half of the V8 Supercars Championship, but his record in the pre-Bathurst, 500-kilometre enduro should be more enough to make his rivals nervous. Lowndes has won the pre-Bathurst ‘500 seven times at its three different homes - at Sandown (1996, 1997, 2005, 2007), Queensland Raceway (2000) and Phillip Island (2010, 2011). His recent record in the ‘500 is sparkling, finishing on the podium seven times in a row from the 2005 Sandown 500 onwards, including victory the last two years at Phillip Island with Mark Skaife. In total, Lowndes has an amazing 12 podium finishes in the 18 years he’s competed in the preBathurst classic.

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range of drivers are making ‘first starts’ at the Sandown 500. Dunlop Series front-runners Scott McLaughlin and Scott Pye will make their V8 Supercars Championship debuts, while another 10 drivers - Nick Percat, Dale Wood, Tim Blanchard, Daniel Gaunt, David Russell, David Wall, Taz Douglas, Alex Premat, Christian Klien and Jonny Reid - are making their first V8SC appearance at Sandown. Add to that Karl Reindler, Dean Fiore, James Moffat, Tim Slade and Michael Patrizi and that makes a total of 17 drivers competing in their first Sandown 500, given many young drivers were not in the championship the last time the race was run in 2007.

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he 2012 Dick Smith Sandown 500 takes the Australian Touring Car Championship/V8 Supercars Championsh a special milestone. The event will be the 450th in the history of the ATCC/V8SC which kicked off at Gnoo-Blas in Orange back in 1960. This year’s event will be the eighth time the Sandown endu classic has been part of the ATCC/V8SC. It counted for point 1976 and 1977 and from 2003 to 2007.


Race 20 - Sandown I Did you know

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t’s easy to overlook considering the race has been absent for five years, but Ford teams have dominated the Sandown 500 in recent times. Falcon pilots won the race four times in a row from 2004 to 2007 with Stone Brothers Racing (‘04), Triple Eight Race Engineering (‘05, ‘07) and Ford Performance Racing (‘06) collecting the silverware. The last Holden victory came nine years ago in 2003 with Mark Skaife and Todd Kelly.

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TeamVodafone would need to win 13 races in a row to match the streak recorded by HRT in late 1998/early 1999 with Skaife and Lowndes.

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TeamVodafone Base: Banyo, Queensland Car: Holden Commodore VEII Chassis: Triple Eight Race Engineering Engines: KRE Team principal: Roland Dane

Eight straight wins heading to Sandown sees this team as the favourites. The Vodafone cars have proven especially strong on bumpy circuits such as Sandown in the past, with Whincup taking the Sunday win last year. The team has two new co-drivers in 2012, but arguably both entries are strengthened by the changes. Lowndes’ endurance form and Luff’s dependability indicate that the #888 entry is a marginally better package on paper than car #1, although early-race track position will be vital for pit strategy - putting a significant emphasis on each co-driver’s Saturday sprint race performance.

#1 TeamVodafone - Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell Born: 6 February 1983 V8SC debut: 2002 Race wins: 58 Career Highlights: 2008, 2009 & 2011 V8 Supercars Champion, 1st 2006, 2007 & 2008 Bathurst 1000, 2002 Australian Formula Ford Champion

Born: 1 September 1982 V8SC debut: 1999 Race wins: 1 Career Highlights: 1st 2002 V8 Development Series, 1st 2010 V8 Supercars Race 23 (Sandown), 2nd 2001 V8 Supercars Development Series

#888 TeamVodafone - Craig Lowndes/Warren Luff Born: 21 June 1974 V8SC debut: 1996 Race wins: 86 Career Highlights: 1996, 1998 & 1999 V8 Supercars Champion, 1st 1996, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 Bathurst 1000, 1993 Australian Formula Ford Champion

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Race 20 - Sandown I Driver Profiles

The Bagmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Say Walkinshaw Racing Base: Clayton, Victoria Car: Holden Commodore VEII Chassis: Walkinshaw Racing Engines: Walkinshaw Racing Team principal: Steve Hallam

The form of the three Walkinshaw Racing Holdens has been on the rise over the last two events, with the developments trialled on Ingallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car at Queensland Raceway appearing to carry across well to the HRT entries in Sydney. The Sydney pace and thereabouts dry-weather performance of HRT at Sandown last year sees the Tander/Percat entry loom as the most likely of any in the field to break the HRT/ FPR steamroller. As was the case last year, Percat should prove to be one of the quickest co-drivers, although an error-free performance is far from assured.

#2 Holden Racing Team - Garth Tander/Nick Percat Born: 31 March 1977 V8SC debut: 1998 Race wins: 50 Career Highlights: 2007 V8 Supercars Champion, 1st 2000, 2009 & 2011 Bathurst 1000, 1997 Australian Formula Ford Champion

Born: 14 September 1988 V8SC debut: 2010 Race wins: 1 Career Highlights: 2009 Australian Formula Ford Champion, 2nd 2006 Aussie Car Series, 4th 2010 V8 Supercars Development Series

#22 Holden Racing Team - James Courtney/Cameron McConville Born: 29 June 1980 V8SC debut: 2005 Race wins: 9 Career Highlights: 2010 V8 Supercars Champion, 2001 British Formula Ford Champion, 2002 Jaguar F1 test driver, 2000 British Formula Ford Champion

Born: 22 January 1974 V8SC debut: 1999 Race wins: 2 Career Highlights: 1st 1992 Australian Formula Ford Series, 1st 2002 Bathurst 24 Hour, 1996 Australian GT-PC Champion

#66 Supercheap Auto Racing - Russell Ingall/Christian Klien Born: 24 February 1964 V8SC debut: 1996 Race wins: 27 Career Highlights: 2005 V8 Supercars Champion, 1st 1995 & 1997 Bathurst 1000,1st 1998 Sandown 500 & 1999 Queensland 500, 1993 British Formula Ford Champion

Born: 7 February 1983 V8SC debut: 2011 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 1st 2003 Masters of F3, 1st 2002 Formula Renault 2000 Germany, 2nd 2003 F3 Euro Series, 3rd 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours

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Race 20 - Sandown I Driver Profiles

The Bagman’s Say Stone Brothers Racing Base: Yatla, Queensland Car: Ford Falcon FG Chassis: Stone Brothers Racing Engines: Stone Brothers Racing Team principal: Ross Stone

SBR’s quest to step up to the TeamVodafone/FPR level saw its three entries splinter off into different set-up directions at Sydney Motorsport Park, with mixed results typically forthcoming. the team’s cars generally like bumpy, lowgrip circuits like Sandown, although a win appears unlikely against such formidable opposition. The Van Gisbergen/Youlden entry is arguably the pick of this trio, despite the mistakes that led to Youlden’s exit from FPR.

#4 IRWIN Racing - Lee Holdsworth/Craig Baird Born: 2 February 1983 V8SC debut: 2004 Race wins: 2 Career Highlights: 1st 2010 V8 Supercars Race 26, 1st 2007 V8 Supercars Round 8 , 3rd 2009 Bathurst 1000, 7th 2010 V8 Supercars Championship

Born: 22 July 1970 V8SC debut: 1999 Race wins: 1 Career Highlights: 2006, 2008 & 2011 Australian Carrera Cup Champion, 2009/10 NZV8 Champion, 1st 2000 V8 Supercars Race 2 (Phillip Island)

#9 SP Tools Racing - Shane van Gisbergen/Luke Youlden Born: 9 May 1989 V8SC debut: 2007 Race wins: 2 Career Highlights: 1st 2011 ITM400 Hamilton (Race 6), 1st 2011 Skycity Triple Crown (Race 12), 2005/06 NZ FFord Champion, 2nd 2006/07 Toyota Racing Series

Born: 27 January 1978 V8SC debut: 2000 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2000 Australian Formula Ford Champion, 2nd 2004 V8 Supercars Development Series, 3rd 2003 Bathurst 1000

#47 Lucky 7 Racing - Tim Slade/Andrew Thompson Born: 3 August 1985 V8SC debut: 2009 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2nd 2005 Australian Formula Ford Championship, 7th 2008 V8 Supercars Development Series, 9th 2011 V8 Supercars Championship

Born: 11 March 1987 V8SC debut: 2007 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 1st 2011 V8 Supercars Development Series, 2nd 2011 L&H 500 Phillip Island, 8th 2006 V8 Supercars Development Series

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Race 20 - Sandown I Driver Profiles

The Bagman’s Say Ford Performance Racing Base: Campbelfield, Victoria Car: Ford Falcon FG Chassis: Ford Performance Racing Engines: Ford Performance Racing Team principal: Tim Edwards

The FPR entries have run within a whisker of taking victories from TeamVodafone over the last eight races, and proved similarly competitive at Sandown last November. The team has three of the strongest co-drivers around, although form in recent races suggests that only the #5 and #6 entries can be considered genuine chances for victory. The Davison/McIntyre car is appears to theoretically be the team’s best shot, with the Kiwi having been poached by FPR following another strong performance with SBR in last year’s enduros.

#5 Orrcon Steel FPR - Mark Winterbottom/Steven Richards Born: 20 May 1981 V8SC debut: Sandown, 2003 Race wins: 20 Career Highlights: 1st 2006 Sandown 500, 1st 2003 V8 Supercars Development Series , 2nd 2008 V8 Supercars Championship, 2nd 2002 Australian Formula Ford Championship

Born: 11 July 1972 V8SC debut: 1996 Race wins: 7 Career highlights: 1st 1998 & 1999 Bathurst 1000, 1st 2000 Canberra 400, 1994 Australian Formula Ford Champion, 4th 2011 Australian Carrera Cup Championship

#6 Trading Post FPR - Will Davison/John McIntyre Born: 30 August 1982 V8SC debut: 2004 Race wins: 12 Career Highlights: 1st 2009 Bathurst 1000, 1st 2009 Phillip Island 500, 2nd 2009 V8 Supercars Championship, 2001 Australian Formula Ford Champion

Born: 10 March 1977 V8SC debut: 2002 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2006/07, 2007/08, 2010/11 NZV8 Champion, 1st 2012 NZ SuperTourers Sprint Series, 2nd 2010 V8 Supercars Race 20 (Gold Coast)

#55 The Bottle-O Racing - David Reynolds/Dean Canto Born: July 1985. V8SC debut: 2007 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2007 Australian Carrera Cup Champion, 2004 Australian Formula Ford Champion, 4th 2008 V8 Supercars Development Series

Born: 24 September 1980 V8SC debut: 1999 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 1st 2000 & 2005 V8 Supercars Development Series, 1st 2006 V8 Supercars Championship Round 4 Race 2 (Winton)


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Race 20 - Sandown I Driver Profiles

The Bagman’s Say Kelly Racing Base: Braeside, Victoria Car: Holden Commodore VEII Chassis: Kelly Racing Engines: Kelly Racing Team principals: Rick and Todd Kelly

If the prediction of a dry Sunday eventuates, it could be a long race for these four entries. Rick Kelly won the opening heat at Sandown in the wet last year, but struggled for pace during both the dry Friday and Sunday running. Equipment aside, the Rick Kelly/David Russell combination is one of the very best in the field, with Russell having added two championship events (replacing the injured Greg Murphy) to his full-time Dunlop Series drive with the season this year. Anywhere in the top 10 will signify a good day.

#7 Jack Daniel’s Racing - Todd Kelly/Tim Blanchard Born: 9 October 1979 V8SC debut: 1999 Race wins: 19 Career Highlights: 1st 2005 Bathurst 1000, 1st 2003 Sandown 500, 2nd 1998 Australian Drivers’ Championship, 2nd 2006 Bathurst 1000, 2nd 2006 Bathurst 1000

Born: 30 June 1987 V8SC debut: 2010 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2007 Australian Formula Ford Champion, 2nd 2008 British Formula Ford Championship, 2nd 2010 V8 Development Series

#11 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing - Karl Reindler/Daniel Gaunt Born: 18 April 1985 V8SC debut: 2008 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2004 Australian F3 Champion, 8th 2008 V8 Supercars Development Series, 3rd 2006 A1GP Shanghai Feature Race

Born: 27 February 1985 Debut: 2008 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2003 Australian Drivers’ Champion, 2006/07 Toyota Racing Series Champion, 3rd 2011 Australian Carrera Cup Championship


Race 20 - Sandown I Driver Profiles

#15 Jack Daniel’s Racing - Rick Kelly/David Russell Born: 7 January 1983 V8SC debut: 2001 Race wins: 12 Career Highlights: 2006 V8 Supercars Champion, 1st 2003 & 2004 Bathurst 1000 , 2001 Australian Drivers’ Champion, 2nd 2000 Australian Formula Ford Championship

Born: 4 January 1982 V8SC debut: 2003 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 3rd 2009 & 2011 V8 Supercars Development Series, 3rd 2008 Australian Carrera Cup Championship

#51 Pepsi Max Crew - Greg Murphy/Owen Kelly Born: 23 August 1972 V8SC debut: 1997 Race wins: 28 Career Highlights: 1st 1996, 1999, 2003 & 2004 Bathurst 1000, 1st 1996 & 97 Sandown 500, 1st 2003 Bathurst 24 Hour

Born: 12 March 1977 V8SC debut: 2001 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 4th 2007 V8 Development Series, 3rd 2007 Sandown 500, 5th 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series Road America

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The Bagman’s Say Brad Jones Racing Base: Albury, Victoria Car: Holden Commodore VEII Chassis: Walkinshaw Racing Engines: Noonan Race Engines Team principals: Brad and Kim Jones

Brad Jones Racing’s chances of a top-five finish at Sandown this weekend could well rest with the performance of David Besnard. The #14 entry has consistently posted top results in recent events, taking five top six finishes from the last seven races. BJR is Besnard’s third endurance destination in three seasons, and while the Queenslander is undoubtedly fast, mistakes have curtailed recent efforts. The Bright/Jones combination appears a more reliable entry, although car #8’s form has been very up and down this year.

#8 Team BOC - Jason Bright/Andrew Jones Born: 7 March 1973 V8SC debut: 1997 Race wins: 30 Career Highlights: 1st 1998 Bathurst 1000, 1995 Australian Formula Ford Champion, 1997 Australian Drivers’ Champion, 1st 2006 Sandown 500

Born: 24 June 1980 V8SC debut: 2002 Race wins: Career Highlights: 1st 2004 V8 Supercars Development Series winner, 4th 2005 Bathurst 1000, 3rd 2010 Phillip Island 500

#14 Lockwood Racing - Fabian Coulthard/David Besnard Born: 28 July 1982 V8SC debut: 2004 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2005 Australian Carrera Cup Champion, 2001 NZ Formula Ford Champion, 3rd 2004 Australian Carrera Cup, 4th 2000 NZ Formula Ford Championship

Born: 21 January 1977 V8SC debut: 2000 Race wins: 1 Career Highlights: 1st 2002 Queensland 500, 1996 Australia Formula Ford Champion, 1998 US Formula Ford 2000 Champion

#21 Wilson Security Racing - David Wall/Chris Pither Born: 1 January 1983 V8SC debut: 2009 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2009 & 2010 Australian GT Champion, 3rd 2007 Australian GT Championship, 11th 2011 V8 Supercars Development Series

Born: 3 December 1986 V8SC debut: 2008 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 1st 2011 Australian V8 Ute Series, 1st 2010/11 NZ V8 Ute Series, 5th 2004/05 Toyota Racing Series, 11th 2006 V8 Supercars Development Series

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Race 20 - Sandown I Driver Profiles

The Bagmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Say Dick Johnson Racing Base: Yatla, Queensland Car: Ford Falcon FG Chassis: Triple Eight Race Engineering Engines: InnoV8 (Roger Higgins) Team principal: Dick Johnson

Season 2012 has been a tough slog to date for Dick Johnson Racing. There is little to suggest that the endurance races will see an improvement in outright speed, but the greater number of variables involved in the longer races may at least provide a chance to sneak into the top 10. Halliday and Simonsen head to Sandown with extremely limited V8 laps this year, although both have at least done significant race miles in GT cars overseas. The presence of Davison has the #18 car as arguable the best positioned of the four, despite Moffatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lean results.

#12 Jim Beam Racing - Dean Fiore/Matthew Halliday Born: 1 December 1983 V8SC debut: 2009 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2nd 2008 Australian Carrera Cup Championship, 4th 2005 Australian Formula Ford Championship, 5th 2007 Australian Carrera Cup Championship

Born: 14 July 1979 V8SC debut: 2004 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2nd 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07 New Zealand Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup, 2nd 2008 New Zealand Grand Prix

#17 Jim Beam Racing - Steven Johnson/Allan Simonsen Born: 6 September 1974 V8SC debut: 1994 Race wins: 3 Career Highlights: 1st 2001 Queensland 500, 1st 2001 Canberra 400, 5th 2001 V8 Supercars Championship, 6th 2009 V8 Supercars Championship

Born: 5 July 1978 V8SC debut: 2003 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2007 Australian GT Champion, 2nd 2010 Le Mans 24 Hour LM GT2 class, 3rd 2011 Bathurst 1000, 5th 2007 Bathurst 1000


Race 20 - Sandown I Driver Profiles

#18 Team Norton DJR - James Moffat/Alex Davison Born: 18 June 1984 V8SC debut: 2010 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2nd 2009 V8 Supercars Development Series, 3rd 2008 Australian Carrera Cup Championship, 3rd 2007 Australian Formula Ford Championship

Born: 3 November 1979 V8SC debut: 2004 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2004 Australian Carrera Cup Champion, 2nd 2008 Le Mans 24 Hour GT2 class, 3rd 1999 Australian Formula Ford Championship

#49 VIP Petfoods Racing - Steve Owen/Paul Morris Born: 18 December 1974 V8SC debut: 1999 Race wins: 1 Career Highlights: 1st 2008 & 2010 V8 Supercars Development Series, 1st 2010 V8 Supercars Race 20 (Gold Coast), 2nd 1999 Australian Formula Ford Championship

Born: 22 December 1967 V8SC debut: 1992 Race wins: 1 Career Highlights: 1st 1995, 97, 99 & 00/01 Australian Super Touring Championship, 1st 1999 Bathurst 500, 1st 2000 V8 Supercars Calder Park

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Race 20 - Sandown I Driver Profiles

The Bagman’s Say Tekno Autosports Base: Stapylton, Queensland Car: Holden Commodore VEII Chassis: Triple Eight Race Engineering Engines: KRE Team principal: Jonathon Webb

Jonathon Webb enjoyed his best V8SC qualifying performance yet last time out in Sydney, starting Race 18 from an impressive second on the grid - a fourth top 10 grid slot in seven races. Promisingly for Sandown, the Tekno cars have also shown plenty of speed on the hard tyre earlier in the year. Sandown will mark McLaughlin’s first championship start, although three seasons in the Dunlop Series and two in New Zealand’s own V8 classes means the youngster could hardly be better prepared to assist Webb towards a top 10 finish.

#19 Tekno Autosports - Jonathon Webb/Scott McLaughlin Born: 10 December 1983 V8SC debut: 2006 Race wins: 1 Career Highlights: 1st 2009 V8 Supercars Development Series, 3rd 2005 Australian Carrera Cup Championship, 2010 V8 Supercars Race 26 winner

Born: 10 June 1993 V8SC debut: 2012 Race wins: Career Highlights: 4th 2011 V8 Supercars Development Series, 8th 2010/11 NZ V8 Championship, 12th 2010 Development Series

#91 Tekno Autosports - Michael Patrizi/Jonny Reid Born: 4 May 1984 V8SC debut: 2008 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2nd 2005 Formula BMW Asia,, 8th 2006 Formula BMW UK, 18th 2007 Formula 3 Euroseries, 6th 2011 Australian Carrera Cup Championship

Born: 18 October 1983 V8SC debut: 2003 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2nd 2012 NZ V8 SuperTourer Sprint Series, 2nd 2011 Australian Carrera Cup Championship, 7 A1GP race wins

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The Bagmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Say Garry Rogers Motorsport Base: Knoxfield, Victoria Car: Holden Commodore VEII Chassis: Garry Rogers Motorsport Engines: Walkinshaw Racing Team principal: Garry Rogers

GRM heads to Sandown in its best form of the season, with Caruso scoring four consecutive top 10 qualifying results over the Ipswich and Sydney weekends, and finishing between eighth and 11th on each occasion. Ritter is a former Sandown 500 winner and can be expected to help Caruso towards a top 10 finish. Perkins is also a top quality co-driver, but Premat sits last of the full-time runners in the points standings after a difficult first nine events. The Frenchman at least has experience of Sandown from the pre-season test.

#33 Fujitsu Racing - Alexandre Premat/Jack Perkins Born: 5 April 1982 V8SC debut: 2012 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2008 Le Mans Series Champion, 1st 2005-06 A1 GP Series (Team France), 1st 2004 Macau Grand Prix, 1st 2004 Masters of F3

Born: 22 August 1986 V8SC debut: 2006 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 3rd 2006 V8 Supercars Development Series, 5th 2008 V8 Supercars Development Series, 5th 2010 L&H 500 Phillip Island

#34 Fujitsu Racing - Michael Caruso/Greg Ritter Born: 25 May 1983 V8SC debut: Bathurst, 2006 Race wins: 1 Career Highlights: 2003 Australian Formula 3 Champion, 3rd 2009 Bathurst 1000, 1st 2009 V8 Supercars Race 10 (Hidden Valley), 2nd 2007 V8 Development Series

Born: 20 February 1973 V8SC debut: 1999 Race wins: 1 Career Highlights: 1999 Australian Formula Ford Championship, 1st 2004 Sandown 500, 4th 2001 Bathurst 1000


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The Bagman’s Say Tony D’Alberto Racing Base: Knoxfield, Victoria Car: Ford Falcon FG Chassis: Ford Performance Racing Engines: Ford Performance Racing Team principal: Al D’Alberto

Despite qualifying in the top dozen for five of the last six races, D’Alberto continues to be without a top 10 finish since Hamilton in mid-April. Wood returns to this car for a second consecutive year, and will benefit from recent running in the Dunlop Series. Last year’s top 10 finish at Bathurst proves what this combination can do in the longer races. Repeating such a result can be considered as good as a win for this small team.

#3 Hiflex Racing - Tony D’Alberto/Dale Wood Born: 9 December 1985 V8SC debut: 2005 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 1st 2007 V8 Supercars Development Series, 6th 2007 Bathurst 1000, 5th 2005 V8 Supercars Development Series, 9th 2011 Bathurst 1000

Born: 9 June 1983 V8SC debut: 2008 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 6th 2008 V8 Supercars Development Series, 6th 2006 Australian Formula Ford Championship

The Bagman’s Say Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Base: Nunawading, Victoria Car: Holden Commodore VEII Chassis: Triple Eight Race Engineering Engines: KRE Team principal: Lucas Dumbrell

The Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport entry provides Roland Dane protégé Scott Pye with the ideal low-expectation first run in the main championship. The former British Formula Ford Champion has proven a mature head in Triple Eight’s Dunlop Series entry this season as the youngster learns the intricacies of tin-top vehicles. While this entry is not expected to be in the top half of the field on outright pace, a consistent and mistake-free day from both Douglas and Pye will likely see it somewhere in the top 20.

#30 iSelect Racing - Taz Douglas/Scott Pye Born: 11 February 1985 V8SC debut: 2009 Race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 1st 2010 V8 Supercars Development Series Sandown Race 2, 8th 2007 Australian Formula Ford Championship, 9th 2009 V8 Supercars Development Series

Born: 8 January 1990 V8SC debut: 2012 Race wins: Career Highlights: 2010 British Formula Ford Champion, 3rd 2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship, 3rd 2008/09 Toyota Racing Series


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Race 20 - Sandown I Race Stats

Championship Standings Pos

Driver

Team

Car

Pts

1

Jamie Whincup

TeamVodafone

Holden Commodore VE

2238

2

Mark Winterbottom

Orrcon Steel FPR

Ford Falcon FG

2237

3

Will Davison

Trading Post FPR

Ford Falcon FG

2116

4

Craig Lowndes

TeamVodafone

Holden Commodore VE

2084

5

Shane Van Gisbergen

SP Tools Racing

Ford Falcon FG

1634

6

Garth Tander

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VE

1527

7

Tim Slade

Lucky 7 Racing

Ford Falcon FG

1464

8

Fabian Coulthard

Lockwood Racing

Holden Commodore VE

1432

9

Lee Holdsworth

IRWIN Racing

Ford Falcon FG

1286

10

David Reynolds

The Bottle-O Racing

Holden Commodore VE

1179

11

James Courtney

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VE

1169

12

Jason Bright

Team BOC

Holden Commodore VE

1149

13

Russell Ingall

Supercheap Auto Racing

Holden Commodore VE

1148

14

Michael Caruso

Fujitsu Racing GRM

Holden Commodore VE

1146

15

Todd Kelly

Jack Daniel’s Racing

Holden Commodore VE

1082

16

Rick Kelly

Jack Daniel’s Racing

Holden Commodore VE

1057

17

Steven Johnson

Jim Beam Racing

Ford Falcon FG

1037

18

Michael Patrizi

Tekno Autosports

Holden Commodore VE

979

19

Steve Owen

VIP Petfoods Racing

Ford Falcon FG

961

20

Jonathon Webb

Tekno Autosport

Holden Commodore VE

946

21

Dean Fiore

Jim Beam Racing

Ford Falcon FG

857

22

Tony D’Alberto

Tony D’Alberto Racing

Ford Falcon FG

829

23

Taz Douglas

Team iSelect

Holden Commodore VE

668

24

Karl Reindler

Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing

Holden Commodore VE

653

25

James Moffat

Team Norton DJR

Ford Falcon FG

650

26

David Wall

Wilson Security Racing

Holden Commodore VE

619

27

Alexandre Premat

Fujitsu Racing GRM

Holden Commodore VE

577

28

Greg Murphy

Pepsi Max Crew

Holden Commodore VE

315

29

David Russell

Pepsi Max Crew

Holden Commodore VE

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Race 20 - Sandown I Race Stats

2012 SEASON STATISTICS Race Wins Will Davison 6, Jamie Whincup 6, Craig Lowndes 4, Mark Winterbottom 3 Pole Positions Craig Lowndes 5, Will Davison 4, Jamie Whincup 4, Mark Winterbottom 3, Garth Tander 2, David Reynolds 1

Fastest Laps Craig Lowndes 5, Mark Winterbottom 4, Jamie Whincup 2, Garth Tander 3, James Courtney 1, Will Davison 1, Russell Ingall 1, Lee Holdsworth 1, Jonathon Webb 1 Podiums Jamie Whincup 15, Mark Winterbottom 14, Will Davison 12, Craig Lowndes 8, Garth Tander 4, Shane van Gisbergen 2, Tim Slade 1, Jason Bright 1

Results overview Qualifying Results

Race Results

#

Driver

Best

Worst

Average Best

Worst

Average

1

Jamie Whincup

1

9

3.6

1

26

4.5

2

Garth Tander

1

24

10.2

3

28

11.0

3

Tony D'Alberto

5

26

15.3

8

28

17.9

4

Lee Holdsworth

4

25

13.1

4

27

13.1

5

Mark Winterbottom

1

10

3.4

1

23

4.1

6

Will Davison

1

9

3.5

1

25

5.5

7

Todd Kelly

11

25

17.5

8

23

15.3

8

Jason Bright

2

27

14.5

3

28

14.0

9

Shane Van Gisbergen

2

18

9.2

2

22

9.2

11

Karl Reindler

21

28

25.8

14

25

21.3

12

Dean Fiore

11

27

20.7

11

25

18.1

14

Fabian Coulthard

5

17

10.4

4

27

11.3

15

Rick Kelly

5

23

14.2

5

27

15.6

17

Steven Johnson

7

24

15.5

10

27

15.9

18

James Moffat

8

28

17.6

13

28

20.5

19

Jonathon Webb

2

23

11.5

7

28

16.3

21

David Wall

19

28

25.3

14

28

22.0

22

James Courtney

6

28

15.8

5

26

13.7

30

Taz Douglas

8

27

22.8

12

27

21.4

33

Alexandre Premat

11

28

21.7

13

28

21.9

34

Michael Caruso

4

22

15.1

4

27

14.6

47

Tim Slade

5

20

12.9

3

21

10.1

49

Steve Owen

4

26

15.2

6

28

16.5

51

Greg Murphy

17

27

21.9

11

27

18.1

55

David Reynolds

1

13

5.5

5

26

13.9

66

Russell Ingall

5

28

18.0

4

28

14.5

91

Michael Patrizi

7

28

17.2

5

27

15.6

888

Craig Lowndes

1

20

5.8

1

28

5.2

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Race 20 - Sandown I Race Stats

Previous Sandown endurance race winners Year

Driver

Car

2007

Craig Lowndes/Jamie Whincup

Ford Falcon BF

2006

Jason Bright/Mark Winterbottom

Ford Falcon BA

2005

Craig Lowndes/Yvan Muller

Ford Falcon BA

2004

Marcos Ambrose/Greg Ritter

Ford Falcon BA

2003

Mark Skaife/Todd Kelly

Holden Commodore VY

2002

Paul Stokell/Anthony Tratt

Lamborghini Diablo GTR

2001

John Bowe/Tom Waring

Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge

1998

Larry Perkins/Russell Ingall

Holden Commodore VT

1997

Greg Murphy/Craig Lowndes

Holden Commodore VS

1996

Craig Lowndes/Greg Murphy

Holden Commodore VR

1995

Dick Johnson/John Bowe

Ford Falcon EF

1994

Dick Johnson/John Bowe

Ford Falcon EB

1993

Geoff Brabham/David Parsons

Ford Falcon EB

1992

Larry Perkins/Steve Harrington

Holden Commodore VL TWR

1991

Mark Gibbs/Rohan Onslow

Nissan GT-R

1990

Glenn Seton/George Fury

Ford Sierra RS500

1989

Jim Richards/Mark Skaife

Nissan Skyline GTS-R

1988

Allan Moffat/Gregg Hansford

Ford Sierra RS500

1987

George Fury/Terry Shiel

Nissan Skyline Turbo

1986

George Fury/Glenn Seton

Nissan Skyline Turbo

1985

Jim Richards/Tony Longhurst

BMW 635CSi

1984

Peter Brock/Larry Perkins

Holden Commodore VK

1983

Allan Moffat

Mazda RX-7

1982

Allan Moffat

Mazda RX-7

1981

Peter Brock

Holden Commodore VC

1980

Peter Brock

Holden Commodore VB

1979

Peter Brock

Holden Torana A9X

1978

Peter Brock

Holden Torana A9X

1977

Peter Brock

Holden Torana A9X

1976

Peter Brock

Holden Torana L34

1975

Peter Brock

Holden Torana L34

1974

Allan Moffat

Ford Falcon XB GT

1973

Peter Brock

Holden Torana XU-1

1972

John Goss

Ford Falcon XY GT-HO

1971

Colin Bond

Holden Torana XU-1

1970

Allan Moffat

Ford Falcon XW GT-HO

1969

Allan Moffat/John French

Ford Falcon XW GT-HO

1968

Tony Roberts/Bob Watson

Holden Monaro GTS 327

1965

Frank Gardner/Kevin Bartlett

Alfa Romeo TI Super

1964

Ralph Sach/Roberto Bussinello

Alfa Romeo TI Super


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Race 20 - Sandown I Race Stats

Past ATCC/V8SC Champions Year

Driver Team

Car

2011

Jamie Whincup

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Holden Commodore VE

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

BMW 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 Falcon XE

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

Jaguar 3.4 Litre


Race 20 - Sandown I Event Schedule

Schedule of Events Friday Start 0910 0940 1015 1105 1205 1255 1325 1400 1550 1630

Finish 0930 1000 1055 1125 1245 1315 1345 1440 1620 1650

Category Formula Ford Touring Car Masters V8 Supercars Group C and A V8 Supercars Formula Ford Touring Car Masters V8 Supercars V8 Supercars Group C and A

Duration 20 minutes 20 minutes 40 minutes 20 minutes 40 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 40 minutes 30 minutes 20 minutes

Saturday Session Practice 1 Practice 1 Practice - Part 1 Practice 1 Practice - Part 2 Practice 2 Practice 2 Practice - Part 3 Meeting Rides Practice 2

Start 0910 0940 1035 1105 1140 1235 1310 1345 1445

Finish 0930 1020 1055 1125 1200 1255 1330 1405

Category Group C and A V8 Supercars Formula Ford Group C and A V8 Supercars Touring Car Masters Formula Ford Group C and A V8 Supercars

1530 1550

Touring Car Masters

1638

V8 Supercars

Duration 20 minutes 40 minutes 20 minutes 10 Laps 20 minutes 20 minutes 12 Laps 10 Laps 20 Laps or one (1) lap after 1515 12 Laps or one (1) lap after 1549 20 Laps or one (1) lap after 1715

Session Qualifying Practice - Part 4 Qualifying (post) Race 1 Qualifying (TX) Qualifying Race 1 (post) Race 2 Qualifying Race 1 (LIVE) Race 1 (LIVE)

Qualifying Race 2 (LIVE)

Sunday Start 0915 0945 1015 1105 1135 1205

1335

Finish 0935 1005 1035 1125 1155 1225

Category Touring Car Masters Formula Ford V8 Supercars Group C and A Touring Car Masters Formula Ford

1715 V8 Supercars

Duration 12 Laps 12 Laps 20 minutes 10 Laps 12 Laps 12 Laps or one (1) lap after 1224 161 Laps or one (1) lap after 1715

Session Race 2 Race 2 (post) Warm Up (TX) Race 3 Race 3 Race 3 (post)

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