Queensland 500

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Queensland 500
Venue Queensland Raceway
Race Format
Race 1
   - Laps 161
   - Distance 500 km
Last Race (2002)
Winning Driver David Besnard / Simon Wills
Winning Team Stone Brothers Racing
Winning Manufacturer Ford

The Queensland 500 was originally a V8 Supercar endurance touring car race held from 1999 to 2002. The race was held at Queensland Raceway near Ipswich. It replaced the Sandown 500 when it relinquished its role as the two-driver warm up event for the Bathurst 1000.

After the collapse of original circuit owners, Motorsport Queensland, new owners interest in the race waned and the race reverted to the status of a standard V8 Supercar sprint round in 2003. The 500 km race returned to Sandown Raceway for 2003.

The race was revived from 2006 to 2008 as a sports car race.

Race results[edit]

Year Event Title Date Winners Team Car Report
1999 Queensland 500 16 - 19 Sep Australia Russell Ingall
Australia Larry Perkins
Castrol Perkins Motorsport Holden VT Commodore report
2000 Ozemail Queensland 500 8 - 10 Sep Australia Craig Lowndes
Australia Mark Skaife
Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore report
2001* V.I.P Petfoods Queensland 500 24 - 26 Aug Australia Steven Johnson
New Zealand Paul Radisich
Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon report
2002 V.I.P Petfoods Queensland 500 13 - 15 Sep Australia David Besnard
New Zealand Simon Wills
Stone Brothers Racing Ford AU Falcon report
2006[1] Queensland 500 Club Enduro 28 May United Kingdom Rob Sherrard
Australia Wayne Park
Wayne Park Motorsport Services Porsche 962C
Holden Monaro 427C
2007[2] Queensland 500 Club Enduro 2 Jun United Kingdom Tony Quinn
New Zealand Craig Baird
VIP Petfoods P/L Porsche 997 GT3 Cup
2008[3] Porsche Centre Gold Coast 500 15 Nov Australia Grant Sherrin
Australia David Russell
Howard Racing Ford AU Falcon report

*Race was red flagged due to bad weather; results were declared as of lap 156.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queensland Raceway Ipswich 28/05/2006 Queensland 500 Club Enduro". National Software. 28 May 2006. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  2. ^ "Queensland Raceway Ipswich 02/06/2007 Queensland 500 Club Enduro". National Software. 2 June 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  3. ^ "Queensland Raceway Ipswich 15/11/2008 Queensland 500 Club Enduro". National Software. 15 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  4. ^ 2001 VIP Petfoods Queensland 500 race report from www.autoweb.com.au