Wilson Security Sandown 500
Date 15 – 17 September 2017
Sandown Raceway, located in Springvale, 25 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, has hosted more ATCC / V8 Supercar events than any other circuit in Australia, with its history dating back to 1964, when the circuit held its first touring car endurance race, the Sandown Six Hour.
The Sandown 500 marks the opening round of the PIRTEK Enduro Cup, and sees the series regulars joined by their endurance co-drivers for the three-round Championship within a Championship.
The fast and flowing circuit, which borders the Sandown Park horse track, comprises of two long straights and the Esses section leading into Dandenong Road corner, one of the best sections of race track on the Championship calendar. However, the circuit is also one of the bumpiest and somewhat of a test on tyres. The circuit requires a higher degree of engine performance to provide power to the cars for both straights.
Location: Springvale, Victoria
Format: Pirtek Enduro Cup
Track Length: 3.104km
Circuit Direction: Anti-Clockwise
Fastest Point: End of the back straight
Slowest Point: Turn 4
Full Throttle: 52%
Average Speed: 160km/h
Race Lap Record: 1:09.3416 – Chaz Mostert (2015)
Qualifying Lap Record: 1:08.5730 – Jamie Whincup (2014)
Race Wins: Peter Brock – 9
Pole Positions: Jamie Whincup – 5
2016 Winners: Garth Tander/Warren Luff
Tyres: 32 Super Soft
2017 Wilson Security Sandown 500 Event Information
Friday: 3 x 30 minute Practice
Saturday: 1 x 15 minute Practice, 1 x 20 minute Qualifying, 2 x 60km Qualifying Races
Sunday: 1 x 20 minute Warm-up, 1 x 500km Race
Find out more about the Sandown 500 race format in our guide to the 2017 Race Formats