Sandown 500 results

SANDOWN, SUNDAY SEPT 14 1997: Not even drought breaking rain could deter a huge crowd from attending the 1997 Tickford 500 at Melbourne's Sandown raceway. The huge crowd had gathered to say farewell to hometown hero Peter Brock in his final ...

SANDOWN, SUNDAY SEPT 14 1997: Not even drought breaking rain could deter a huge crowd from attending the 1997 Tickford 500 at Melbourne's Sandown raceway. The huge crowd had gathered to say farewell to hometown hero Peter Brock in his final Melbourne appearance but it was Brock's younger teammates New Zealand's Greg Murphy and former champion Craig Lowndes who took the incident packed race. Second was the Holden Commodore of Larry Perkins and Russell Ingall with former world champion Alan Jones and his partner Jason Bright the first of the Fords in third. Brock and new team mate Mark Skaife started from pole but the dream ended when they were forced to pit early in the race with throttle trouble. The teams now move to Bathurst for the new IMG run Primus 1000 on October 16. Brock will meanwhile partner ex F1 driver Derek Warwick in a Holden Vectra in the traditional Bathurst on October 5.

1997 SANDOWN 500 Results Pos No Drivers Car Laps Elapsed Fastest On 1 15 Murphy/Lowndes Commodore 157 3:45:22.3508 1:18.2390 113 2 11 Perkins/Ingall Commodore 157 3:46:33.2906 1:19.9189 109 3 9 Jones/Bright Falcon EL 157 3:46:53.5573 1:19.4101 110 Holden 4 46 Faulkner/Percy Commodore 156 3:45:58.4139 1:18.6516 117 5 34 S Richards/ Commodore 155 3:45:35.6587 1:20.5045 117 J Richards

     6  7   Gardner/Crompton  Commodore   155 3:46:14.2539 1:19.7605 108
                  
                 
     7  18  S Johnson/Barid    Falcon EL   154 3:45:45.8481 1:20.8281 113
                  
                            
     8  45  Hossack/Ellery   Commodore   154 3:46:39.0529 1:19.8078  69
                  
                             
                            
     9  97 Bargwanna/Noske   Commodore   153 3:45:51.4280 1:17.9492 110
                  
     

10 25 Longhurst/O'Brian Falcon EL 151 3:46:30.3813 1:19.4131 108

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-- Brett Ramsey

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