The 2017 Wilson Security Sandown 500 was a motor racing event for Supercars, held from 15 to 17 September 2017 at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne, Victoria. It consisted of one race, scheduled for 499.744 kilometres in length (161 laps), it was shortened to 388 kilometres in length because of a time limit (4:48 p.m. local time) imposed by Supercars. It was the tenth event of fourteen in the 2017 Supercars Championship and hosted Race 19 of the season. It was also the first event of the 2017 Enduro Cup.

Background

The event was the 47th running of the Sandown 500, which was first held in 1964 as a six-hour race for series production touring cars. It was the thirteenth time the race had been held as part of the Supercars Championship and the fifth time it formed part of the Enduro Cup. The defending winners of the race were Garth Tander and Warren Luff.

The event was promoted as a "retro round", with teams encouraged to use adaptations of Australian touring car liveries from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, although some teams extended beyond these parameters when devising a livery.

The following cars carried a retro livery during the event:

Vehicle Notes
Walkinshaw Racing 02 Holden Racing Team livery used by Peter Brock and the team in the 1994 Australian Touring Car Championship.[1]
22 HSV Dealer Team livery used by Garth Tander to win the 2007 V8 Supercar Championship Series.[2]
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 3 1990s-era retro livery featuring the original logo of primary sponsor, Plus Fitness, when the business was launched in 1996.[3]
62 1970s-era retro livery featuring the original logo of primary sponsor, Phil Munday's Panel Works, when the business was launched in 1977.[4]
Tim Blanchard Racing 4 Neptune Racing Team livery used by Norm Beechey to win the 1965 Australian Touring Car Championship.[5]
Nissan Motorsport 7 Brock Racing Enterprises livery used by John Morton and Bobby Allison in winning the 1970 and 1971 SCCA C Production National Championship and the 1971 and 1972 Under 2.5 Litres Trans-Am Championship.[6]
15
23 Calsonic Team Impul livery used by Kazuyoshi Hoshino and his team to win the 1990 and 1993 Japanese Touring Car Championship.[7]
78 Nissan test livery used by Tatsu Yokoyama to set seven new international speed records at Yatabe Test Track in 1967.[8]
Brad Jones Racing 8 Tridents Racing Team livery used by Norm Beechey in the 1967 Australian Touring Car Championship.[5]
75 Shell Racing Team livery used by Norm Beechey to win the 1970 Australian Touring Car Championship.[5]
Erebus Motorsport 9 Team Brock livery used by Peter Brock to win the 1976 Sandown 400.[9]
99 GB Galvanizing livery used by Jimmy Ellis in the 1998-99 Australian NASCAR Championship.[10]
DJR Team Penske 12 Regular 2017 livery with retro Shell logos to commemorate their 50 year association with Dick Johnson which began in 1967.[11]
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Team 18 18 Split livery featuring their regular 2017 livery on one side and a retro livery featuring retro logos of their sponsors on the other which include their primary sponsor, Preston Hire, which was known as Preston Erection from 1969 to 2001.[12]
Garry Rogers Motorsport 33 Valvoline livery used by Garth Tander and the team in the 1998 Australian Touring Car Championship.[13]
34 Rothmans livery used by Allan Moffat and John Harvey in the 1987 World Touring Car Championship.[13]
Tickford Racing 55 Supercheap Auto livery used by John Briggs in the 1999 Shell Championship Series.[14]
Triple Eight Race Engineering 88 Holden livery used by the Holden Dealer Team in the late 1960s and early 1970s.[15]
97
888 Caltex Colin Bond Racing livery used by Colin Bond and his team in the 1989 and 1990 Australian Touring Car Championship.[16]

Results

Race

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Australia Cameron Waters
New Zealand Richie Stanaway
Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon 125 3:31:35.7850 1 300
2 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
France Alexandre Prémat
DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon 125 +0.675 2 276
3 55 Australia Chaz Mostert
Australia Steve Owen
Rod Nash Racing Ford FG X Falcon 125 +22.575 5 258
4 33 Australia Garth Tander
Australia James Golding
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 125 +27.168 8 240
5 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Australia Tony D'Alberto
DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon 125 +27.720 6 222
6 88 Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Paul Dumbrell
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore 125 +36.396 4 204
7 34 Australia James Moffat
Australia Richard Muscat
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 125 +37.339 16 192
8 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth
Australia Karl Reindler
Team 18 Holden VF Commodore 125 +38.776 12 180
9 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Australia Dean Canto
Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon 125 +43.940 9 168
10 22 Australia James Courtney
Australia Jack Perkins
Walkinshaw Racing Holden VF Commodore 125 +47.230 14 156
11 888 Australia Craig Lowndes
New Zealand Steven Richards
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore 125 +57.638 24 144
12 19 Australia Will Davison
Australia Jonathon Webb
Tekno Autosports Holden VF Commodore 125 +1:09.604 25 138
13 99 Australia Dale Wood
New Zealand Chris Pither
Erebus Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 124 +1 lap 7 132
14 15 Australia Rick Kelly
Australia David Wall
Nissan Motorsport Nissan L33 Altima 124 +1 lap 13 126
15 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Australia Matthew Campbell
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore 124 +1 lap 21 120
16 7 Australia Todd Kelly
Australia Jack Le Brocq
Nissan Motorsport Nissan L33 Altima 124 +1 lap 18 108
17 9 Australia David Reynolds
Australia Luke Youlden
Erebus Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 124 +1 lap 3 102
18 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro
Australia David Russell
Nissan Motorsport Nissan L33 Altima 124 +1 lap 22 96
19 56 Australia Jason Bright
Australia Garry Jacobson
Britek Motorsport Ford FG X Falcon 124 +1 lap 23 114
20 23 Australia Michael Caruso
Australia Dean Fiore
Nissan Motorsport Nissan L33 Altima 123 +2 laps 11 90
21 02 Australia Scott Pye
Australia Warren Luff
Walkinshaw Racing Holden VF Commodore 113 +12 laps 15 84
22 8 Australia Nick Percat
Australia Macauley Jones
Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore 109 +16 laps 10 78
Ret 62 Australia Alex Rullo
Australia Alex Davison
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 43 Mechanical 20
Ret 3 Australia Aaren Russell
Australia Taz Douglas
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 1 Accident 19
DSQ 75 Australia Tim Slade
Australia Ashley Walsh
Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore 125 Driving Time 17
DNS 4 Australia Tim Blanchard
Australia Todd Hazelwood
Tim Blanchard Racing Holden VF Commodore
Source:[17]

References

  1. ^ Howard, Tom (13 September 2017). "Vintage Brock look for Pye/Luff HSV Commodore". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  2. ^ Howard, Tom (12 September 2017). "HSV Racing celebrates title winner with Sandown livery". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  3. ^ Howard, Tom (14 September 2017). "Retro livery for Plus Fitness LDM Commodore". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  4. ^ Howard, Tom (14 September 2017). "LDM reveals retro colours for Rullo/Davison Holden". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Howard, Tom (7 September 2017). "Brad Jones Racing reveals Norm Beechey tribute". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  6. ^ Howard, Tom (3 September 2017). "Vintage American look for Kelly Nissans". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  7. ^ Howard, Tom (4 September 2017). "Iconic Calsonic colours for Caruso Nissan". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  8. ^ Howard, Tom (5 September 2017). "Nissan marks milestone with de Silvestro retro livery". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  9. ^ Howard, Tom (12 September 2017). "Erebus reveals Team Brock Sandown tribute". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  10. ^ Howard, Tom (11 September 2017). "Classic Australian NASCAR livery for Wood". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  11. ^ Howard, Tom (6 September 2017). "DJR Team Penske reveals retro Shell look". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  12. ^ Howard, Tom (1 September 2017). "Striking split retro livery for Holdsworth, Reindler". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  13. ^ a b Howard, Tom (13 September 2017). "GRM unveils Tander, Moffat throwback liveries". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  14. ^ Howard, Tom (12 September 2017). "Prodrive showcases retro Supercheap Auto livery". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  15. ^ Howard, Tom (13 August 2017). "Red Bull HRT unveils Sandown retro livery". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  16. ^ Howard, Tom (6 September 2017). "T8 reveals vintage Caltex colours for Lowndes". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  17. ^ 2017 Wilson Security Sandown 500 Results, www.supercars.com, as archived at web.archive.org
Supercars Championship
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2017 Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint
2017 Supercars Championship Next race:
2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
Previous year:
2016 Wilson Security Sandown 500
Sandown 500 Next year:
2018 Rabble.club Sandown 500

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