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Sandown Park

Sandown Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date: 21/5/1989
Track length: 3.100 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 40
Starters: 32
Finishers: 21

Pole position: Johnson in 1.14,43
Fastest lap: Brock in 1.16,11

Distance: 1 hour, 47 laps
Average speed:
Weather: Cloudy
Ruleset: Group A
Car info:  

 

"Big Bad Sandown is Back!" proclaimed the pre-race promotion, the LCCA deciding to ditch the unpopular Grand Prix loop and go back to using the old high-speed esses section. The series' first Victorian stop saw a lot of privateers make their first appearance, including Larry Perkins, Garry Rogers and Tony Noske, while those involved in the Lakeside carnage were all back save for Murray Carter. The Miedecke crew would have more work on their hands, though, after Andrew Bagnall rolled his Sierra in practice. The car wouldn't appear again until Bathurst. Another person missing was George Fury, his Skyline more damaged than first thought after the first lap dramas at Mallala. Brock had replaced the differential with the locally-developed spool unit and felt the handling had improved as a result, putting #05 on the front row alongside Johnson, on pole yet again.

I feel this race signalled the beginning of the end of DJR's domination of Australian touring car racing. While Johnson was never headed once the lights turned green, Brock stuck with him the whole way, at one point getting alongside down the front straight. This, in hindsight, was the first time someone was able to challenge Johnson over a race-long basis, Brock only one second behind the Shell car at the flag. Half a minute behind them was Bowe, hampered by a down-on-power engine and a spin at Dandenong Road corner. Miedecke made a fine start on his return to racing, making a fine start to be running as high as third before dropping out with an overheating Sierra.
(William Dale Jr/www.ten-tenths.com)


Class A-C
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1 17 Shell Ultra Hi Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Dick Johnson, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 47 laps, 1:00.51,60 1 1.14,43 1.16,15  
2 2 05 Mobil 1 Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Peter Brock, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 47 laps, 1:00.52,86 2 1.14,72 1.16,11  
3 3 18 Shell Ultra Hi Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
John Bowe, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 47 laps, 1:01.24,95 3 1.14,89 1.16,21  
4 4 2 Nissan Motorsport
Nissan Skyline GTS-R Turbo HR31
Jim Richards, NZ
2029 tc L6 A 47 laps, 1:02.16,67 4 1.15,77 1.17,38  
5 5 25 Benson & Hedges Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Tony Longhurst, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 46 6 1.15,85 1.17,10  
6 6 4 Caltex CXT Race Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Colin Bond, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 46 8 1.17,12 1.18,32  
7 7 9 Allan Moffat Enterprises
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Allan Moffat, CDN
1993 tc L4 A 46 10 1.17,27 1.18,63  
8 8 11 Perkins Motorsport Pty Ltd
Holden VL SS Commodore
Larry Perkins, AUS
4980 V8 A 46 11 1.17,88 1.19,29  
9 9 20 Benson & Hedges Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Neville Crichton, NZ
1993 tc L4 A 46 12 1.18,37 1.18,30  
10 10 12 Nissan Motorsport
Nissan Skyline GTS-R Turbo HR31
Mark Skaife, AUS
2029 tc L6 A 46 7 1.16,95 1.18,95  
11 11 22 Lusty Engineering P/L
Holden VL SS Commodore
Graham Lusty, AUS
4980 V8 A 45 18 1.21,48 1.20,70  
12 12 26  
Holden VL SS Commodore
Tony Noske, AUS
4980 V8 A 45 16 1.20,02 1.21,33  
13 13 24 Jagparts Racing
Holden VL SS Commodore
Gerald Kay, AUS
4980 V8 A 44 22 1.23,14 1.21,75  
14 14 96 Barbagallo Motorsport
Holden VL SS Commodore
Tim Slako, AUS
4980 V8 A 44 15 1.19,80 1.20,71  
15 15 23 Beaurepaires Motorsport
Holden VL SS Commodore
Chris Lambden, AUS
4980 V8 A 44 13 1.19,74 1.21,03  
16 1 32 Toyota Team Australia
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
John Faulkner, NZ
1587 L4 C 41 25 1.26,89 1.27,69  
17 2 33 Toyota Team Australia
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
David Armstrong, AUS
1587 L4 C 41 27 1.29,19 1.29,00  
18 3 78 Team Madison Racing
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoffrey Full, AUS
1587 L4 C 41 28 1.29,81 1.28,91  
19 4 31 Toyota Team Australia
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Darryl Bennet, AUS
1587 L4 C 41 26 1.29,17 1.28,92  
20 5 13 Bob Holden Motors
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Bob Holden, AUS
1587 L4 C 39 30 1.32,09 1.32,81  
21 6 39  
Nissan Gazelle
David Sala, AUS
1990 L4 C 39 31 1.32,41 1.32,58  
NC   42  
Holden VL SS Commodore
Matt Wacker, AUS
4980 V8 A 32 20 1.22,49 1.22,64  
DNF   77 Barbagallo Motorsport
Holden VL SS Commodore
Alf Barbagallo, AUS
4980 V8 A 41 19 1.21,99 1.22,34  
DNF   51 Bob Holden Motors
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Dennis Rogers, AUS
1587 L4 C 38 29 1.31,19 1.30,79  
DNF   30 Peter Jackson Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Glenn Seton, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 35 33 no time 1.17,68 Oil leak
DNF   105 Mobil 1 Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Brad Jones, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 29 9 1.17,24 1.18,63 Head gasket
DNF   6 Miedecke Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Andrew Miedecke, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 25 5 1.15,82 1.17,61 Overheating
DNF   54  
Nissan Skyline RS Turbo DR30
Clive Smith, AUS
1990 tc L4 A 20 24 1.25,76 1.25,73  
DNF   41 Garry Rogers Motors
Holden VL SS Commodore
Garry Rogers, AUS
4980 V8 A 14 14 1.19,79 1.19,84  
DNF   28 Sommariva Concrete
BMW 635 CSi
Joe Sommariva, AUS
3475 L6 A 14 23 1.25,74 1.25,73  
DNF   46 Reithmuller Pentecost Racing
Holden VL SS Commodore
Llynden Reithmuller, AUS
4980 V8 A 11 17 1.20,97 1.21,83 Engine
DNF   86 Gemspares
Holden VL SS Commodore
Daryl Hendrick, AUS
4980 V8 A   32 1.36,29   Head gasket
DNS   8 Miedecke Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Andrew Bagnall, NZ
1993 tc L4 A   21?     Accident in practice
DNP   29 Mark Petch Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Robbie Francevic, NZ
1993 tc L4 A         Engine