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TRACK TIMES

Friday 15th September

11:15 – 11:45 – Practice One (Co-Drivers Only)

13:35 – 14:05 – Practice Two

16:10 – 16:40 – Practice Three (Co-Drivers Only)

Saturday 16th September

9:20 – 9:35 – Practice Four

10:50 – 11:10 – Qualifying

13:45 – 14:20 – Race for the Grid – 60kms (Co-Driver Race)

16:15 - 16:50 – Race for the Grid – 60kms (Main Driver Race)

Sunday 17th September

9:40 – 10:00 – Warm Up

13:15 – 16:50 – Race Nineteen – Sandown 500 / 161 laps

 

FAST FACTS

- Track Length – 3.1km // Direction – Anti-Clockwise // Average Speed – 164km/h // Top Speed – 270km/h

- Qualifying Lap Record – 1m08.5730s, Jamie Whincup, Triple Eight Race Engineering, 2014, Holden Commodore VF

- Race Lap Record – 1m009.7140s, Nick Percat, Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport, 2016, Holden Commodore VF

 

- Mongrel Boots are sponsoring Nick and Macauley for the first round of the Pirtek Endurance Cup, which is also the ‘Retro Round’. Nick and Macauley’s livery pays tributes to one of the Australian greats – Norm Beechey, and his 1967 Chevy Nova. A photo on the BJR Facebook page shows a young Bradley Jones sitting on that very car with ‘Stormin Norman’ himself!

- Nick finished 9th at Sandown last year co-driving with Cameron McConville, and set the race lap record with a time of 1m09.7140s!

- This year sees a new co-driver for Nick, teaming up with Super2 driver Macauley Jones.

- Macauley has contested the last two Pirtek Endurance Cup events, firstly with Dale Wood, and last year with Tim Blanchard. In both Sandown 500 races the respective duo’s finished in 20th position.

- Nick’s best Sandown 500 finish was in 2012, he qualified in 3rd and finished in 4th position. He was co-driver for Garth Tander at HRT.

- Macauley will be on double duties this weekend, competing in the Super2 Series races. Last year Macauley finished 8th overall for the Super2 round.

- Macauley is coming off his best-ever Super2 race result, a 2nd place finish at Sydney Motorsport Park last month.

 

MEET NICK & MACAULEY

Saturday 16th September

12:05 – 12:35 – Supercars Autograph Session – In front of Team Transporters

Sunday 17th September

11:00 – 11:30 – Supercars Autograph Session – In front of Team Transporters

 

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Published: 11 September 2017.

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