Whincup/Lowndes claim pole for the Sandown 500

Red Bull Holden Racing Team drivers Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes have claimed Armor All pole position for tomorrow’s Penrite Oil Sandown 500 after dominating in wet conditions.

Lowndes won the opening sprint race of the day between PIRTEK Enduro Cup co-drivers in tough conditions, before Whincup claimed his fourth Sandown pole position late today with a win in the main drivers race for Pole.

“We’ve been a little bit hit and miss in the wet this year, we’ve had some good performances and some ones that haven’t been so nice,” Whincup said.

“The car was good and poles have been few and far between this year, so we’ll certainly take this one.

“It’s always touch and go, but that’s why the engineers gets the big bucks to make the right calls and today we made the right one.”

The #9 Penrite Commodore of David Reynolds and Luke Youlden had a solid day in the wet with Reynolds finishing 3rd in Race 29 to ensure the pair will start forom the second row on the grid for tomorrow’s race.

The next best placed Holden was that of Jake and Brodie Kosteck behind the wheel of thier Boost Mobile Kostecki Brothers Holden. A phenomenal effort from Brodie who started the main drivers race from 22nd on the grid and gained 14 places to ensure he and cousin Jake will start form the fourth row of the grid tomorrow.

Mobil 1 Racing driver James Courtney rounded out the top-10 with he and co-driver Jack Perkins to start from the fifth row of the grid for the 500

There will be a warm up session tomorrow morning before the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 begins at 1:25pm local time.

SUPERCARS ON TRACK TIMES THIS WEEKEND (ALL LOCAL TIME):

SUNDAY

  • 10:20am – 10:40am – Warm Up
  • 1:25pm – 4:45pm – Race 30 – Penrite Oil Sandown 500

Results: Race 29, Penrite Oil Sandown 500

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Laps Race time
1 888 Red Bull Holden Racing Team Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore ZB 20 25:47.2796
2 7 Plus Fitness Racing Andre Heimgartner Nissan Altima 20 25:54.6600
3 9 Penrite Racing David Reynolds Holden Commodore ZB 20 25:56.9144
4 23 Milwaukee Racing Will Davison Ford Mustang GT 20 25:57.0124
5 17 Shell V-Power Racing Team Scott McLaughlin Ford Mustang GT 20 26:01.3978
6 12 Shell V-Power Racing Team Fabian Coulthard Ford Mustang GT 20 26:01.5067
7 5 The Bottle-O Racing Team Lee Holdsworth Ford Mustang GT 20 26:02.1857
8 56 Boost Mobile Kostecki Brothers Brodie Kostecki Holden Commodore ZB 20 26:02.8082
9 55 Supercheap Auto Racing Chaz Mostert Ford Mustang GT 20 26:02.9204
10 22 Mobil 1 Racing James Courtney Holden Commodore ZB 20 26:07.3096
11 35 Bigmate Racing Todd Hazelwood Holden Commodore ZB 20 26:13.0955
12 78 Team Harvey Norman Simona De Silvestro Nissan Altima 20 26:16.7247
13 99 Penrite Racing Anton De Pasquale Holden Commodore ZB 20 26:39.3258
14 6 Monster Energy Racing Team Cameron Waters Ford Mustang GT 20 26:53.6258
15 18 Irwin Racing Mark Winterbottom Holden Commodore ZB 20 27:00.1505
16 34 Boost Mobile Racing James Golding Holden Commodore ZB 20 27:00.5220
17 15 Castrol Racing Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 19 25:48.9379
18 8 Fujitsu Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore ZB 19 25:56.2640
19 33 Boost Mobile Racing Richie Stanaway Holden Commodore ZB 19 25:59.5400
20 14 Freightliner Racing Tim Slade Holden Commodore ZB 19 26:00.5560
21 21 Team CoolDrive Macauley Jones Holden Commodore ZB 19 26:00.8918
22 3 RABBLE.club Racing Garry Jacobson Nissan Altima 19 26:04.7254
23 2 Mobil 1 Racing Scott Pye Holden Commodore ZB 19 26:09.6032
24 19 Truck Assist TEKNO Racing Jack Le Brocq Holden Commodore ZB 19 26:32.7870
DNF 97 Red Bull Holden Racing Team Shane van Gisbergen Holden Commodore ZB

Championship points

Pos Driver Pts
1 Scott McLaughlin 3474
2 Shane van Gisbergen 2974
3 Jamie Whincup 2718
4 Fabian Coulthard 2591
5 David Reynolds 2517
6 Chaz Mostert 2475
7 Cameron Waters 2317
8 Will Davison 2199
9 Nick Percat 2178
10 Lee Holdsworth 2108
11 James Courtney 1947
12 Anton De Pasquale 1849
13 Mark Winterbottom 1836
14 Scott Pye 1795
15 Rick Kelly 1641
16 Tim Slade 1617
17 Andre Heimgartner 1614
18 James Golding 1437
19 Todd Hazelwood 1405
20 Simona De Silvestro 1365
21 Jack Le Brocq 1143
22 Macauley Jones 1133
23 Garry Jacobson 1092
24 Richie Stanaway 924
25 Garth Tander 607
26 Craig Lowndes 578
27 Michael Caruso 573
28 Thomas Randle 517
29 Alexandre Premat 463
30 Warren Luff 447
31 Jack Perkins 428
32 Luke Youlden 422
33 Chris Pither 402
34 Jack Smith 386
35 Tim Blanchard 379
36 Alex Davison 374
37 Dale Wood 342
38 Steven Richards 323
39 Tony D’Alberto 262
40 Jonathon Webb 255
41 Dean Fiore 245
42 Dean Canto 241
43 Richard Muscat 229
44 Alex Rullo 229
45 William Brown 208
46 Ashley Walsh 156
47 Brodie Kostecki 138
48 Jake Kostecki 122
49 James Moffat 120
50 James Hinchcliffe 102
51 Alexander Rossi 102
52 Bryce Fullwood 0