2009 Skycity Triple Crown
|Round 5 of 14 in the 2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series on the Hidden Valley Raceway at Darwin, Northern Territory.|
|Date||19 - 21 June 2009|
|Location||Darwin, Northern Territory|
|Course||Hidden Valley Raceway
|Distance||103 (34 + 69) laps, 299 km|
|Driver||R9 Jason Richards
R10 Garth Tander
|R9 Brad Jones Racing
R10 Holden Racing Team
|First||Jamie Whincup||41:09.7792||Triple Eight Race Engineering|
|Second||Mark Winterbottom||41:23.9785||Ford Performance Racing|
|Third||Will Davison||41:25.2733||Holden Racing Team|
|First||Michael Caruso||1:25:24.6054||Garry Rogers Motorsport|
|Second||Alex Davison||1:25:25.2133||Stone Brothers Racing|
|Third||Craig Lowndes||1:25:27.8015||Triple Eight Race Engineering|
The 2009 Skycity Triple Crown was the fifth race meeting of the 2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series. It contained Rounds 9 and 10 of the series and was held on the weekend of 19–21 June at Hidden Valley Raceway, in Darwin, in the Northern Territory, Australia.
With just 103 racing laps all weekend of the 2.9 kilometre venue, the race meeting is significantly shorter than recent V8 Supercar rounds at just 300 kilometres of racing against the 400 kilometre norm. It is also shorter than the 2008 Skycity Triple Crown which raced 360 kilometres over its three races last year.
The first race, Round 9, was held on Saturday 20 June. Tander started well from third grid position to move past polesitter Jason Richards and settled to chase leader Whincup. Jack Perkins was an early retirement with bent steering. Lowndes was the first of the front running cars to pit on lap 7. Tander lost ground during the pitstops, falling behind team mate Davison, and when Jason Richards vaulted past after his later stop.
With the stops completed, Whincup held a clear lead over a tight group of Jason Richards, Mark Winterbottom, Will Davison and Garth Tander. Late in the race with car condition falling away Jason Richards speared off the track at the end of the front straight, dropping behind the HRT pair then lost position to Todd Kelly and Craig Lowndes and kept James Courtney out of seventh position by just a single hundredth of a second.
Race 2 was held on Sunday 21 June.
Qualifying Round 9
- After event 5 of 14
|1||1||Jamie Whincup||Triple Eight Race Engineering||1272|
|2||22||Will Davison||Holden Racing Team||1128|
|3||2||Garth Tander||Holden Racing Team||954|
|4||888||Craig Lowndes||Triple Eight Race Engineering||906|
|5||33||Lee Holdsworth||Garry Rogers Motorsport||897|
- "Skycity Triple Crown, 19 Jun - 21 Jun 2009: Race Details". Official site of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series. Archived from the original on 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-06-19.
- "2009 Skycity Triple Crown - V8 Supercar Championship Series Hidden Valley Raceway V8 Supercars - Race 9 Qualifying". natsoft.com.au. 20 June 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
- "2009 Skycity Triple Crown - V8 Supercar Championship Series Hidden Valley Raceway V8 Supercars - Shootout". natsoft.com.au. 20 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
- "2009 Skycity Triple Crown - V8 Supercar Championship Series Hidden Valley Raceway V8 Supercars - Race 9". natsoft.com.au. 20 June 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
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|2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series||Next race:
2009 Dunlop Townsville 400
2008 Skycity Triple Crown
|Skycity Triple Crown||Next year:
2010 Skycity Triple Crown