The 2007 Just Car Insurance 500 was an endurance motor race for V8 Supercars, held on the weekend of the 14 to 16 September at the Sandown International Raceway in Victoria, Australia. The race, which was the 40th Sandown 500, was the ninth round of the 2007 V8 Supercar Championship Series.

Results

Qualifying

Qualifying and the Top Ten Shootout were held on Saturday, 15 September 2007.

Pos No Drivers Car Team Shootout Part 2 Part 1
1 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom
New Zealand Matt Halliday
Ford BF Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:10.6405 1:10.5655
2 4 Australia James Courtney
Australia David Besnard
Ford BF Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:10.7277 1:10.4430
3 22 Australia Todd Kelly
Australia Nathan Pretty
Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:10.7355 1:10.4918
4 16 Australia Garth Tander
New Zealand Craig Baird
Holden VE Commodore Toll HSV Dealer Team 1:10.7895 1:10.4559
5 888 Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Craig Lowndes
Ford BF Falcon Team Vodafone 1:10.7931 1:10.4711
6 6 New Zealand Steven Richards
Australia Owen Kelly
Ford BF Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:10.8739 1:10.6281
7 17 Australia Will Davison
Australia Steven Johnson
Ford BF Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:10.9616 1:10.5391
8 1 Australia Rick Kelly
New Zealand Paul Radisich
Holden VE Commodore Toll HSV Dealer Team 1:11.0001 1:10.6704
9 51 New Zealand Jason Richards
New Zealand Greg Murphy
Holden VE Commodore Tasman Motorsport 1:11.3440 1:10.7157
10 9 Australia Russell Ingall
Australia Luke Youlden
Ford BF Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:19.3508 1:10.6275
11 33 Australia Lee Holdsworth
Australia Dean Canto
Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:10.7554
12 8 Brazil Max Wilson
Australia Michael Caruso
Ford BF Falcon WPS Racing 1:10.7601
13 18 Australia Alex Davison
Australia Andrew Thompson
Ford BF Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:10.7823
14 88 United Kingdom Richard Lyons
Denmark Allan Simonsen
Ford BF Falcon Team Vodafone 1:10.8428
15 55 Australia Steve Owen
Australia Tony D'Alberto
Holden VZ Commodore Autobarn Racing 1:10.9802
16 50 Australia Cameron McConville
Australia David Reynolds
Holden VE Commodore Supercheap Auto Racing 1:10.9869
17 25 Australia Jason Bright
Australia Adam Macrow
Ford BF Falcon Britek Motorsport 1:11.0281
18 7 Australia Shane Price
Australia Jack Perkins
Holden VE Commodore Jack Daniel's Racing 1:11.0284
19 34 Australia Greg Ritter
Australia Cameron McLean
Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:11.0609
20 2 Australia Glenn Seton
Australia Tony Longhurst
Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:11.2925
21 10 Australia Jason Bargwanna
Australia Grant Denyer
Ford BF Falcon WPS Racing 1:11.3658
22 11 Australia Marcus Marshall
New Zealand Kayne Scott
Holden VE Commodore Jack Daniel's Racing 1:11.3810
23 021 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
New Zealand John McIntyre
Ford BF Falcon Team Kiwi Racing 1:11.4615
24 12 Australia Andrew Jones
New Zealand Simon Wills
Ford BF Falcon Team BOC 1:11.5038
25 20 Australia Paul Dumbrell
Australia Paul Weel
Holden VE Commodore Supercheap Auto Racing 1:11.5118
26 67 Australia Paul Morris
Australia Steve Ellery
Holden VE Commodore Team Sirromet Wines 1:11.5699
27 26 Australia Warren Luff
Australia Alan Gurr
Ford BF Falcon Britek Motorsport 1:11.7990
28 111 Australia Jonathon Webb
Australia John Bowe
Ford BF Falcon Paul Cruickshank Racing 1:11.8028
29 39 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
New Zealand Chris Pither
Holden VZ Commodore Team Sirromet Wines 1:11.8885
30 3 Australia Mark Noske
Australia
Holden VE Commodore Tasman Motorsport 1:11.9127
31 14 Australia
Singapore Christian Murchison
Ford BF Falcon Team BOC 1:11.9297

Race

The race was held on Sunday, 16 September 2007.

Pos No Drivers Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 888 Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Craig Lowndes
Triple Eight Race Engineering Ford Falcon BF 161 3:23:16.5157 5 72
2 1 Australia Rick Kelly
New Zealand Paul Radisich
HSV Dealer Team Holden Commodore VE 161 +2.7173 8 60
3 6 New Zealand Steven Richards
Australia Owen Kelly
Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon BF 161 +13.0689 6 51
4 16 Australia Garth Tander
New Zealand Craig Baird
HSV Dealer Team Holden Commodore VE 161 +35.6291 4 45
5 33 Australia Lee Holdsworth
Australia Dean Canto
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore VE 161 +40.2961 11 39
6 20 Australia Paul Dumbrell
Australia Paul Weel
Paul Weel Racing Holden Commodore VE 161 +59.7193 25 36
7 9 Australia Russell Ingall
Australia Luke Youlden
Stone Brothers Racing Ford Falcon BF 160 +1 lap 10 33
8 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom
New Zealand Matt Halliday
Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon BF 160 +1 lap 1 30
9 22 Australia Todd Kelly
Australia Nathan Pretty
Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore VE 160 +1 lap 3 27
10 88 United Kingdom Richard Lyons
Denmark Allan Simonsen
Triple Eight Race Engineering Ford Falcon BF 160 +1 lap 14 24
11 55 Australia Steve Owen
Australia Tony D'Alberto
Rod Nash Racing Holden Commodore VZ 160 +1 lap 15 18
12 111 Australia Jonathon Webb
Australia John Bowe
Paul Cruickshank Racing Ford Falcon BF 160 +1 lap 28 15
13 2 Australia Glenn Seton
Australia Tony Longhurst
Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore VE 160 +1 lap 20 12
14 51 New Zealand Jason Richards
New Zealand Greg Murphy
Tasman Motorsport Holden Commodore VE 160 +1 lap 9 9
15 67 Australia Paul Morris
Australia Steve Ellery
Paul Morris Motorsport Holden Commodore VE 160 +1 lap 26 6
16 4 Australia James Courtney
Australia David Besnard
Stone Brothers Racing Ford Falcon BF 160 +1 lap 2
17 11 Australia Marcus Marshall
New Zealand Kayne Scott
Perkins Engineering Holden Commodore VE 160 +1 lap 22
18 34 Australia Greg Ritter
Australia Cameron McLean
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore VE 159 +2 laps 19
19 39 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
New Zealand Chris Pither
Paul Morris Motorsport Holden Commodore VZ 159 +2 laps 29
20 021 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
New Zealand John McIntyre
Team Kiwi Racing Ford Falcon BF 154 +7 laps 23
DNF 18 Australia Alex Davison
Australia Andrew Thompson
Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon BF 140 13
DNF 8 Brazil Max Wilson
Australia Michael Caruso
WPS Racing Ford Falcon BF 134 12
DNF 10 Australia Jason Bargwanna
Australia Grant Denyer
WPS Racing Ford Falcon BF 127 21
DNF 26 Australia Warren Luff
Australia Alan Gurr
Britek Motorsport Ford Falcon BF 123 27
DNF 50 Australia Cameron McConville
Australia David Reynolds
Paul Weel Racing Holden Commodore VE 117 16
DNF 3 Australia Mark Noske
Australia
Tasman Motorsport Holden Commodore VE 108 30
DNF 12 Australia Andrew Jones
New Zealand Simon Wills
Brad Jones Racing Ford Falcon BF 92 24
DNF 25 Australia Jason Bright
Australia Adam Macrow
Britek Motorsport Ford Falcon BF 77 Spun out 17
DNF 14 Australia
Singapore Christian Murchison
Brad Jones Racing Ford Falcon BF 66 31
DNF 7 Australia Shane Price
Australia Jack Perkins
Perkins Engineering Holden Commodore VE 35 Hydraulics 18
DNF 17 Australia Will Davison
Australia Steven Johnson
Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon BF 29 Brakes 7

Further reading

  • A case for combinations, The Annual - Australian Motorsport, Number 3/2007, pages 40-41

External links

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