Queensland 500 fact sheet

<pre> The VIP Petfoods Queensland 500 will be supported by no less than the four support categories including Formula Ford, Porsche Cup, Sports Sedans and Improved Production. Action starts from 8.25am Friday, 9.00am Saturday and 8.05am...

<pre> The VIP Petfoods Queensland 500 will be supported by no less than the four support categories including Formula Ford, Porsche Cup, Sports Sedans and Improved Production.

Action starts from 8.25am Friday, 9.00am Saturday and 8.05am on Sunday. The top 15 shootout for V8 Supercars will be held at 3.15pm on Saturday while Sunday's big race begins at 1pm.

Top-10 Championship Standings after eight of 13 rounds

1. Mark Skaife (Holden) - 2,006 pts 2. Jason Bright (Holden) - 1,902 pts 3. Steve Johnson (Ford) - 1,692 pts 4. Russell Ingall (Holden)- 1,675 pts 5. Craig Lowndes (Ford) - 1,365 pts 6. Marcos Ambrose (Ford) - 1,328 pts 7. Greg Murphy (Holden) - 1,323 pts 8. Steve Richards (Ford) - 1,316 pts 9. Paul Radisich (Ford) - 1,305 pts 10. Todd Kelly (Holden) - 1, 266 pts

RACE FACTS & FIGURES

Top-15 Shootout - Saturday 25 August - 3.15pm Race (161 laps ­ 499.1 km) - Sunday 26 August - 1pm Circuit: Queensland Raceway, Willowbank Length: 3.1km

Lap Record: 1m. 09.2594s (qualifying) ­ John Bowe (1999) 1m. 11.0033s (race) ­ Garth Tander (1999) Estimated top speed: 260 km/h - Back Straight

Previous winners 1999 ­ Larry Perkins-Russell Ingall ­ Castrol Holden Commodore 2000 ­ Mark Skaife-Craig Lowndes ­ Holden Racing Team Commodore

THREE-DAY RACE PROGRAM *Subject to change

FRIDAY RACE PROGRAM 8.25: Formula Ford Practice 9.00: V8 Supercars Pre. Qualifying 9.30: Porsche Practice 9.55: Formula Ford Practice 10.25: V8 Supercars Pre. Qualifying 10.50: Sports Sedan Qualifying 11.35: V8 Supercars Practice 12.45: Porsche Practice 13.25: Formula Ford Practice 14.05: V8 Supercars Practice 14.45: V8 Supercar Rides 15.15: Porsche Qualifying 15.50: Formula Ford Qualifying 16.10: Porsche Media Rides 16.30: Improved Production Practice

SATURDAY RACE PROGRAM 9.00: Improved Production Qualifying 9.35: Saloon Cars Qualifying 10.15: V8 Supercars Practice 11.10: Porsche Qualifying 11.40: Formula Ford Qualifying 12.00: Sports Sedan Qualifying 12.35: V8 Supercars 50% 13.05: V8 Supercars 50% 13.30: Channel 10 13.45: Porsche (12 Laps ) 14.15: Formula Ford (12 Laps ) 14.45: Sports Sedan (13 Laps ) 15.15: V8 Supercar Shoot Out 16.05: Media Conference & Monroe Rides 16.15: Improved Production (12 Laps ) 16.45: Saloon Cars (25 Laps )

SUNDAY RACE PROGRAM 8.05: Porsche Warm-Up 8.20: Formula Ford Warm-Up 8.35: Sports Sedan Warm-Up 8.50: Improved Production (12 Laps ) 9.20: Saloon Cars (12 Laps ) 9.50: Porsche (12 Laps ) 10.30: V8 Supercars-Warm UP 11.00: Formula Ford (12 laps ) 11.30: VB Challenge & Monroe Rides 12.00: Sports Sedan (13 Laps ) 12.30: Pit Lane Opens 13.00-16.30 VIP Petfoods - QLD 500 16.35: Presentation 16.55: Media Conference 17.10: Saloon Cars & Improved Production

VIP PETFOODS QUEENSLAND 500 - PRICES

FRIDAY - Adults: $5; Under-12 free SATURDAY - Adults: $22; Concession: $12; 12-under free; Paddock: $5 SUNDAY-Adults: $38; Concession: $20; 12-under free; Paddock: $10 WEEKEND PASS - Adults: $50; Concession: $25; Paddock: $15

TERRACE CLUB - Adults: $95 Marquee area on western side of circuit. Sunday circuit entry and Paddock pass included. Lunch served with cash bar operating.

CORPORATE CLUB - Adults: $185 (minimum of 4) Full weekend tickets with Paddock Upgrade. Premier car parking inside venue. TV sets for on-track viewing. Race programs for tables of 10. Buffet lunch, morning and afternoon teas. Cash bar operating.

Tickets for this year's VIP Petfoods Queensland 500 can be purchased through Ticketmaster7.com or by phoning 1 300 888 086.

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Series Supercars
Drivers Garth Tander , Marcos Ambrose , Jason Bright , Greg Murphy , Russell Ingall , Mark Skaife , Craig Lowndes , Paul Radisich , John Bowe , Todd Kelly , Larry Perkins , Steve Johnson , Steve Richards
Teams Holden Racing Team