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    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 Jay Verdnik
    Holden VE Commodore Tasman Motorsport 1:11.9127
    31 14 Australia Damien White
    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 Jay Verdnik
    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 Damien White
    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

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