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Benson & Hedges 500

Pukekohe Raceway, Auckland, New Zealand

Date: 1/11/1987
Track length: 3.500 m
Attendance: unknown
Entries accepted: unknown
Starters: unknown
Finishers: unknown

Pole position: Miedecke
Fastest lap:

Distance: 500 km
Average speed: unknown
Weather: unknown
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1987 Cars


Miedecke grabbed the pole from Brancatelli, Baigent, Cameron, Kieran Wills (Skyline), O'Brien and Crowe.

In the race itself, Miedecke led for the first half hour until turbo problems intervened. Brancatelli took over the lead and kept it until the pit stop. However, the BMW refused to restart for Grice and they lost valuable time, ending up 30 seconds behind the Baigent Nissan.
Grice hunted down the Nissan and the two engaged in a seven lap dice before Grice got through and then led to the end.

Division 1, 2 and 3
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Group Distance,
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
1 1 42 Mark Petch Seals
Gianfranco Brancatelli, I
Allan Grice, AUS
2332 L4 Div. 2 144 2      
2 1   Sleepyhead/Nissan NZ
Nissan Skyline RS Turbo DR30
Graeme Bowkett, NZ
Kent Baigent, NZ
1990 tc L4 Div. 3 144 3      
3 2   Archibald Motorsports
Robbie Francevic, NZ
Trevor Crowe, NZ
2332 L4 Div. 2   7      
5   31  
BMW 635 CSi
John Sorenson, NZ
Kayne Scott, NZ
3475 L6 Div. 3          
BMW 325i
Paul Radisich, NZ
Denny Hulme, NZ
2494 L6 Div. 2          
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Andrew Miedecke, AUS
Phil Myhre, NZ
1993 tc L4 Div. 3   1     Head gasket
DNF     Nissan NZ
Nissan Skyline RS Turbo DR30
Kieran Wills, NZ
Phil Henley, NZ
1990 tc L4 Div. 3   4      
DNF     CANAM Racing
Holden VL Commodore
Graeme Cameron, NZ
? Wayne Wilkinson, NZ
4980 V8 Div. 3   5      
DNF     Archibald Motorsports
BMW 635 CSi
Charlie O'Brien, AUS
3475 L6 Div. 3   6      
DNF     U-Bix Copiers
Volvo 240 Turbo
Ian "Inky" Tulloch, NZ
Gary Croft, NZ
2141 tc L4 Div. 3