1990 Sandown 500

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The 1990 Sandown 500 was an endurance race for Group 3A Touring Cars.[1][2] The event was held at Sandown Park on 9 September 1990.[1] The race distance was 161 laps of the 3.10 km circuit,[1] totaling 499 km.

The race was Round 1 of the 1990 Australian Endurance Championship and Round 1 of the 1990 Australian Manufacturers' Championship.[3]

Divisions[edit]

Cars competed in three Divisions.[1]

  • Division 1 :
  • Division 2 :
  • Division 3 : Under 1600cc [4]

Results[edit]

Top 10 Qualifiers[edit]

Although no official Top 10 run off was held during qualifying for the Sandown 500, the top 10 qualifiers were:

Pos No Team Driver Car Qual
1 17 Shell Ultra Hi Racing Australia Dick Johnson Ford Sierra RS500 1:15.24
2 35 Peter Jackson Racing Australia Glenn Seton Ford Sierra RS500 1:15.31
3 28 Playscape Racing Australia Kevin Waldock Ford Sierra RS500 1:15.57
4 16 Holden Racing Team United Kingdom Win Percy Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 1:15.80
5 9 Allan Moffat Enterprises Germany Klaus Niedzwiedz Ford Sierra RS500 1:16.41
6 05 Mobil 1 Racing Australia Peter Brock Ford Sierra RS500 1:16.43
7 18 Shell Ultra Hi Racing United Kingdom Jeff Allam Ford Sierra RS500 1:16.44
8 6 Mobil 1 Racing Australia Andrew Miedecke Ford Sierra RS500 1:16.59
9 23 Beaurepaires Motorsport United Kingdom Chris Lambden Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R 1:17.01
10 11 Perkins Motorsport Australia Larry Perkins Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 1:17.44

Race[edit]

Position [1] Division [1] No.[1] Entrant [1] Drivers [1] Car [1] Laps[1]
1 Div.1 35 Peter Jackson Racing Australia Glenn Seton
Australia George Fury
Ford Sierra RS500 161
2 Div.1 6 Mobil 1 Racing Australia Charlie O'Brien
Australia Peter Brock
Ford Sierra RS500 161
3 Div.1 28 Playscape Racing Australia Kevin Waldock
Australia Mike Preston
Ford Sierra RS500 158
4 Div.1 05 Mobil 1 Racing Australia Peter Brock
Australia Andrew Miedecke
Australia David Parsons
Ford Sierra RS500 151
5 Div.1 15 Toyota Team Australia Australia John Smith
Australia Drew Price
Toyota Supra Turbo A [5] 149
6 Div.1 46 Gary Willmington Australia Gary Willmington
Australia Bryan Thomson
Toyota Supra Turbo A [5] 144
7 Div.1 44 Daf Sandblasting Australia Paul Trevethan
Australia Andrew McDowell
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A [6] 144
8 Div.3 78 Phoenix Motorsport Australia Geoff Full
Australia David Ratcliff
Toyota Sprinter AE86 [5] 139
9 Div.1 23 Beaurepaires Motorsport United Kingdom Chris Lambden
Australia Greg Crick
Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R 137
10 Div.1 19 Car-Trek Racing Australia Bob Jones
New Zealand Heather Spurle
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV [7] 129
11 Div.1 22 Lusty Engineering Australia Graham Lusty
New Zealand Peter Janson
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV [7] 127
NC Div.3 74 Alexander Rotary Australia Phil Alexander
Australia Keith McCulloch
Toyota Corolla 117
DNF Div.1 11 Perkins Engineering Australia Larry Perkins
Australia Tomas Mezera
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV [7] 151
DNF Div.1 38 Playscape Racing New Zealand Andrew Bagnall
New Zealand Robbie Francevic
Ford Sierra RS500 122
DNF Div.1 9 Allan Moffat Enterprises West Germany Klaus Niedzwiedz
Australia Gregg Hansford
Ford Sierra RS500 111
DNF Div.1 36 Peter Hudson Australia Peter Hudson
Australia Ian Clark
Australia Ian Carrig
BMW 635 CSi 92
DNF Div.3 71 Toyota Team Australia New Zealand John Faulkner
Australia Neal Bates
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82 85
DNF Div.1 18 Shell Ultra Hi Racing United Kingdom Jeff Allam
Australia John Bowe
New Zealand Paul Radisich
Ford Sierra RS500 60
DNF Div.1 14 Murray Carter Australia Murray Carter
Australia Matt Wacker
Ford Sierra RS500 60
DNF Div.3 75 Dow Airconditioning Australia Dennis Rogers
West Germany Llynden Reithmuller
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82 50
DNF Div.3 70 Toyota Team Australia Australia Peter McKay
Australia Paul Stokell
Toyota Corolla AE92 49
DNF Div.2 53 Brian Bolwell Racing Australia Mike Twigden
Australia Brian Bolwell
BMW 323i 37
DNF Div.1 16 Holden Racing Team United Kingdom Win Percy
Australia Neil Crompton
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV [7] 32
DNF Div.1 42 Car-Trek Racing Australia John Lusty
Australia Bernie Stack
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV [7] 27
DNF Div.1 17 Shell Ultra Hi Racing Australia Dick Johnson
Australia John Bowe
Ford Sierra RS500 18
DNS Div.1 86 Gemspares Australia Daryl Hendrick
Australia Joe Sommariva
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV [7] -
DNS Div.3 72 David Sala Australia David Sala
Australia Richard Vorst
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82 -

27 cars qualified for the race and 25 started.[1]

Note:

  • NC = Not classified
  • DNF = Did not finish
  • DNS = Did not start

Statistics[edit]

See also[edit]

1990 Australian Touring Car season

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Sandown 500, touringcarracing.net Retrieved on 22 July 2013
  2. ^ touringcarracing.net lists the “Ruleset” as “Group A” however the 1990 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport defined Touring Cars under the title “Group 3A Touring Cars”
  3. ^ a b c Seton’s first big title, Australian Motor Racing Year, 1990/91, pages 219 to 239
  4. ^ John Evans, Two of a kind, Australian Auto Action, No 508, September 2, 1990, pages 16 to 18 – this race report states that “John Faulkner and Neal Bates were fastest of the under-1600cc class in their TAA Corolla
  5. ^ a b c 1990 – Sandown 500, turbo-a.net Retrieved on 22 July 2013
  6. ^ Race results at turbo-a.net list the car as a Holden Commodore VL (HDT)
  7. ^ a b c d e f Race results at turbo-a.net list the car as a Holden Commodore VL (TWR)
  8. ^ a b 1990 Sandown 500, Racing Car News, October 1990, page 44
Preceded by
1989 .05 - 500
Sandown 500
1990
Succeeded by
1991 Don't Drink Drive Sandown 500