2009 Dunlop Townsville 400

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Race details
Round 6 of 14 in the 2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series on the Townsville Street Circuit at Townsville, Queensland.
Date 10 - 12 July 2009
Location Townsville, Queensland
Course Townsville Street Circuit
2.85 km
Distance 143 (71 + 72) laps, 407.55 km
Weather
Pole
Driver R11 Lee Holdsworth
R12 Garth Tander
R11 Garry Rogers Motorsport
R12 Holden Racing Team
Time R11 1:12.7327
R12 1:12.4700
Race 1
First Jamie Whincup 1:35:37.4475 Triple Eight Race Engineering
Second Will Davison 1:35:38.8969 Holden Racing Team
Third Garth Tander 1:35:39.1939 Holden Racing Team
Race 2
First James Courtney 1:35:03.3900 Dick Johnson Racing
Second Jamie Whincup 1:35:04.2974 Triple Eight Race Engineering
Third Garth Tander 1:35:05.5854 Holden Racing Team

The 2009 Dunlop Townsville 400 was the sixth race meeting of the 2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series. It contained Rounds 11 and 12 of the series and was held on the weekend of 11–12 July at Townsville Street Circuit, in Townsville in Queensland, Australia.

New event[edit]

The 2009 Townsville 400 is the inaugural running of this race. The first time a major motorsport has been held in North Queensland, the race has been assembled around a specially created street circuit, as no permanent racing facilities exist in north Queensland, apart from clay surface speedway circuits. Apart from Speedway racing, the largest event previously held in this part of Australia have been rounds of the Queensland Rally Championship.

The race will follow V8 Supercar's most familiar street circuit format with two races evenly split over the Saturday and Sunday of the event, with each race forming its own round of the V8 Supercar series. Similar to the Hamilton 400 event the races will be 200 kilometres in length, rather than the those of the Adelaide 500 which are 250 kilometres long.[1]

The 2.85 kilometre Townsville Street Circuit becomes the sixth race track in Queensland to host a round of the Australian Touring Car Championship (of which the V8 Supercars form a part of its history), following Lowood circuit, Lakeside Raceway, Surfers Paradise Raceway, Queensland Raceway and most recently the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit.

The race also represents an important litmus test for V8 Supercar, as this is the second time they have attempted to grow a street race event in a region where motor racing had not previously had a following, after the failure of the Canberra 400.

Changes[edit]

Mark McNally makes his V8 Supercar series debut, replacing Dale Wood in the #16 Kelly Racing Holden Commodore. Wood remains with the team, although it has not yet been confirmed that Wood will form part of the teams endurance racing squad.[2]

Jason Bright debuts his new race car, the first built by his new team. Stone Brothers Racing. The Ford FG Falcon replaces the Ford BF Falcon that Bright brought to the team from his former team, Britek Motorsport.[3] The only drivers left in the series still running the older BF Falcons now are PCR's Michael Patrizi and the car of Marcus Marshall whose proposed sale of the team to Grant Sherrin of Sherrin Motorsport fell through since the previous round of the series at Hidden Valley Raceway.[4]

Results[edit]

Qualifying Round 11[edit]

[5][6]

Pos No Name Car Team Top Ten Part 2 Part 1
1 33 Lee Holdsworth Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:12.7327 1:12.8635
2 18 James Courtney Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:12.8082 1:12.4747
3 2 Garth Tander Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:12.8263 1:12.8248
4 34 Michael Caruso Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:12.8977 1:12.8374
5 22 Will Davison Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:12.9407 1:12.9526
6 8 Jason Richards Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:13.0736 1:12.9893
7 9 Shane Van Gisbergen Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:13.0858 1:12.8251
8 17 Steven Johnson Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:13.2687 1:12.8520
9 1 Jamie Whincup Ford FG Falcon Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:13.3629 1:12.6426
10 111 Fabian Coulthard Ford FG Falcon Paul Cruickshank Racing 1:13.6079 1:12.8161
11 24 David Reynolds Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:13.0255
12 10 Paul Dumbrell Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:13.0260
13 14 Cameron McConville Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:13.0533
14 39 Russell Ingall Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:13.0584
15 888 Craig Lowndes Ford FG Falcon Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:13.1465
16 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:13.2002
17 7 Todd Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:13.4012
18 333 Michael Patrizi Ford BF Falcon Paul Cruickshank Racing 1:13.4232
19 15 Rick Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:13.5178
20 3 Jason Bargwanna Holden VE Commodore Tasman Motorsport 1:13.5230
21 6 Steven Richards Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:13.5088
22 55 Tony D'Alberto Holden VE Commodore Rod Nash Racing 1:13.5341
23 67 Tim Slade Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:13.5438
24 4 Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:13.7166
25 11 Jack Perkins Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:13.7420
26 51 Greg Murphy Holden VE Commodore Tasman Motorsport 1:13.7738
27 25 Jason Bright Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:13.7867
28 12 Dean Fiore Holden VE Commodore Triple F Racing 1:13.8292
29 16 Mark McNally Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:14.9106

Round 11[edit]

[7]

Pos No Name Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 71 1:35:37.4475 9 150
2 22 Will Davison Holden Racing Team 71 +1.4s 5 138
3 2 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 71 +1.7s 3 129
4 888 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 71 +3.0s 15 120
5 34 Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Motorsport 71 +4.4s 5 111
6 39 Russell Ingall Paul Morris Motorsport 71 +4.8s 4 102
7 15 Rick Kelly Kelly Racing 71 +9.5s 19 96
8 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 71 +9.8s 16 90
9 14 Cameron McConville Brad Jones Racing 71 +10.0s 13 84
10 7 Todd Kelly Kelly Racing 71 +10.2s 17 78
11 10 Paul Dumbrell Walkinshaw Racing 71 +10.7s 12 72
12 9 Shane Van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 71 +11.0s 7 69
13 17 Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing 71 +11.3s 8 66
14 3 Jason Bargwanna Tasman Motorsport 71 +12.9s 20 63
15 111 Fabian Coulthard Paul Cruickshank Racing 70 + 1 lap 10 60
16 25 Jason Bright Stone Brothers Racing 70 + 1 lap 27 57
17 12 Dean Fiore Triple F Racing 70 + 1 lap 15 54
18 11 Jack Perkins Kelly Racing 70 + 1 lap 25 51
19 51 Greg Murphy Tasman Motorsport 69 + 2 laps 26 48
20 333 Michael Patrizi Paul Cruickshank Racing 69 + 2 laps 18 45
21 6 Steven Richards Ford Performance Racing 68 + 3 laps 21 42
22 24 David Reynolds Walkinshaw Racing 66 + 5 laps 11 39
23 8 Jason Richards Brad Jones Racing 60 + 11 laps 6 36
24 16 Mark McNally Kelly Racing 60 + 11 laps 29 33
DNF 55 Tony D'Alberto Rod Nash Racing 67 22
DNF 4 Alex Davison Stone Brothers Racing 60 24
DNF 67 Tim Slade Paul Morris Motorsport 42 23
DNF 33 Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Motorsport 28 1
DNF 18 James Courtney Dick Johnson Racing 5 engine 2

Standings[edit]

  • After round 12 of 26
Pos No Name Team Points
1 1 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 1560
2 22 Will Davison Holden Racing Team 1386
3 2 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 1212
4 888 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 1110
5 17 Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing 1050

References[edit]

  1. ^ AVESCO, BigPond. "Dunlop Townsville 400 Event Info". Official site of the Australian V8 Supercar Series. Archived from the original on 2009-07-25. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  2. ^ Chris Jordan. "Mark McNally to Make V8 Supercar Debut in Townsville". Kelly Racing. Archived from the original on 2009-07-25. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  3. ^ Briar Gunther (3 June 2009). "Bright to debut FG at Townsville". Official site of the Australian V8 Supercar Series. Archived from the original on 8 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  4. ^ Briar Gunther (30 June 2009). "Back to the drawing board". Official site of the Australian V8 Supercar Series. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  5. ^ "Dunlop Townsville 400 - V8 Supercars Races 11 & 12 Townsville Street Circuit V8 Supercars - Race 11 Qualifying". natsoft.com.au. 11 July 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-07-25. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  6. ^ "Dunlop Townsville 400 - V8 Supercars Races 11 & 12 Townsville Street Circuit V8 Supercars - Top Ten Shootout". natsoft.com.au. 11 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  7. ^ "Dunlop Townsville 400 - V8 Supercars Races 11 & 12 Townsville Street Circuit V8 Supercars - Race 11". natsoft.com.au. 12 July 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-07-25. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 

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