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    The 2006 Betta Electrical 500 was an endurance motor race for V8 Supercars. The race was held on 3 September 2006 at Sandown International Raceway in Victoria, Australia, and was the eighth round of the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series. It was the 39th in a sequence of "Sandown long distances races"[1] which are commonly referred to under the Sandown 500 name.

    The race was won by Jason Bright and Mark Winterbottom driving a Ford BA Falcon for Ford Performance Racing.

    Top ten shootout

    Results as follows:[2]

    Pos No Team Driver Car Time
    Pole 2 Holden Racing Team Australia Garth Tander Holden VZ Commodore 1:10.6102
    2 888 Team Betta Electrical Australia Craig Lowndes Ford BA Falcon 1:11.3471
    3 6 Ford Performance Racing Australia Jason Bright Ford BA Falcon 1:11.4215
    4 8 WPS Racing Brazil Max Wilson Ford BA Falcon 1:11.4708
    5 10 WPS Racing Australia Jason Bargwanna Ford BA Falcon 1:11.6196
    6 4 Stone Brothers Racing Australia James Courtney Ford BA Falcon 1:11.7777
    7 22 Holden Racing Team Australia Ryan Briscoe Holden VZ Commodore 1:11.7804
    8 3 Tasman Motorsport New Zealand Jason Richards Holden VZ Commodore 1:11.8630
    9 17 Dick Johnson Racing Australia Steven Johnson Ford BA Falcon 1:11.8683
    10 55 Rod Nash Racing Australia Steve Owen Holden VZ Commodore 1:12.3719

    Official results

    Results as follows:[3]

    Pos No Team Drivers Car Laps Qual
    Pos
    Shootout
    Pos
    Series
    Points
    1 6 Ford Performance Racing Australia Jason Bright
    Australia Mark Winterbottom
    Ford BA Falcon 161 3 3 320
    2 15 Toll HSV Dealer Team Australia Rick Kelly
    Australia Todd Kelly
    Holden VZ Commodore 161 12 310
    3 888 Team Betta Electrical Australia Craig Lowndes
    Australia Jamie Whincup
    Ford BA Falcon 161 5 2 300
    4 17 Dick Johnson Racing Australia Steven Johnson
    Australia Will Davison
    Ford BA Falcon 161 8 9 290
    5 14 Team BOC Australia John Bowe
    Australia Brad Jones
    Ford BA Falcon 161 23 280
    6 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport Australia Dean Canto
    Australia Lee Holdsworth
    Holden VZ Commodore 161 11 270
    7 10 WPS Racing Australia Jason Bargwanna
    New Zealand Craig Baird
    Ford BA Falcon 160 10 5 260
    8 67 Team Sirromet Wines Australia Paul Morris
    Australia Steve Ellery
    Holden VZ Commodore 160 DSQ 250
    9 4 Stone Brothers Racing Australia James Courtney
    Australia Glenn Seton
    Ford BA Falcon 160 9 6 240
    10 50 Supercheap Auto Racing Australia Nathan Pretty
    Australia Paul Weel
    Holden VZ Commodore 160 28 230
    11 8 WPS Racing Brazil Max Wilson
    Australia David Besnard
    Ford BA Falcon 160 6 4 220
    12 55 Autobarn Racing Australia Steve Owen
    Australia Tony Longhurst
    Holden VZ Commodore 159 7 10 210
    13 021 Team Kiwi Racing New Zealand Paul Radisich
    New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
    Holden VZ Commodore 159 26 200
    14 18 Dick Johnson Racing Australia Alex Davison
    Australia Grant Denyer
    Ford BA Falcon 159 13 190
    15 5 Ford Performance Racing New Zealand Matt Halliday
    Australia Cameron McLean
    Ford BA Falcon 159 14 180
    16 16 Toll HSV Dealer Team Australia Anthony Tratt
    Australia Tony D'Alberto
    Holden VZ Commodore 159 18 170
    17 88 Team Betta Electrical United Kingdom Richard Lyons
    Denmark Allan Simonsen
    Ford BA Falcon 159 17 160
    18 12 Team BOC Australia Dale Brede
    New Zealand Mark Porter
    Ford BA Falcon 158 25 150
    19 39 Team Sirromet Wines Australia Alan Gurr
    New Zealand Kayne Scott
    Holden VZ Commodore 158 29 140
    20 33 Garry Rogers Motorsport Australia Greg Ritter
    Australia Phillip Scifleet
    Holden VZ Commodore 157 19 130
    21 22 Holden Racing Team New Zealand Jim Richards
    Australia Ryan Briscoe
    Holden VZ Commodore 157 1 7 120
    22 26 Fujitsu Racing Australia José Fernández
    Australia Tony Ricciardello
    Ford BA Falcon 156 30 110
    23 25 Fujitsu Racing Australia Warren Luff
    Australia Adam Macrow
    Ford BA Falcon 155 22 100
    24 11 Jack Daniel's Racing Australia Jack Perkins
    Australia Shane Price
    Holden VZ Commodore 154 20 90
    25 20 Paul Cruickshank Racing Australia Marcus Marshall
    Australia Jonathon Webb
    Ford BA Falcon 153 27 80
    26 2 Holden Racing Team Australia Mark Skaife
    Australia Garth Tander
    Holden VZ Commodore 149 2 1 70
    27 1 Stone Brothers Racing Australia Russell Ingall
    Australia Luke Youlden
    Ford BA Falcon 141 15 60
    28 7 Jack Daniel's Racing New Zealand Steven Richards
    Australia Paul Dumbrell
    Holden VZ Commodore 139 16 50
    29 51 Supercheap Auto Racing New Zealand Greg Murphy
    Australia Cameron McConville
    Holden VZ Commodore 139 24 40
    30 3 Tasman Motorsport New Zealand Jason Richards
    Australia Andrew Jones
    Holden VZ Commodore 133 4 8 30
    DNF 23 Tasman Motorsport Australia Owen Kelly
    Australia Mark Noske
    Holden VZ Commodore 75 21

    References

    Statistics

    • Provisional pole position - #22 Ryan Briscoe - 1:10.8590
    • Pole position - #2 Garth Tander - 1:10.6102
    • Fastest lap - #2 Garth Tander - 1:11.7104
    • Average race speed - 148 km/h

    External links

    Supercars Championship
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    2006 Oran Park round of the V8 Supercar Championship
    2006 Supercars Championship Next race:
    2006 Supercheap Auto 1000
    Previous year:
    2005 Betta Electrical 500
    Sandown 500 Next year:
    2007 Just Car Insurance 500