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The 1986 Castrol 500 was an endurance race for cars complying with CAMS Touring Car regulations, which were based on FIA Group A rules. The event was staged on 14 September 1986 over 129 laps of the 3.9 km Sandown International Motor Racing Circuit [1] in Victoria, Australia, a total distance of 503 km. The race, which was Round 3 of both the 1986 Australian Endurance Championship and the 1986 Australian Manufacturers' Championship, was the 21st "Sandown 500" endurance race.

Cars competed in three engine displacement classes: [1]

  • Class A: Up to 3000ccc [1]
  • Class B: 2001 to 3000cc [1]
  • Class C: 3001 to 6000cc [1]

The race was won by the Peter Jackson Nissan Skyline turbo of George Fury and Glenn Seton from their team mates Gary Scott and Terry Sheil, with the V8 Holden Commodore of Allan Grice and Graeme Bailey finishing third. 1986 was the first time a turbo powered car had won the Sandown enduro, and the first of six consecutive Sandown 500's won by turbo power.

Peter Brock and Allan Moffat, who between them had won 14 of the previous 17 Sandown enduros dating back to Moffat's first win in 1969, finished 4th in their Holden Dealer Team Commodore. Brock had won pole for the race in Saturday's "Castrol Chargers" top ten runoff with a time of 1:49.84. Defending race winners Jim Richards and Tony Longhurst finished two laps down in 5th place in their JPS Team BMW 635 CSi.

Robbie Francevic, the 1986 Australian Touring Car Champion, failed to start the race after his car was withdrawn on race morning following his comments that the Volvo 240T he was to drive wouldn't be competitive as the Volvo Dealer Team had not been able to practice due to the team still building the car. Francevic's public comments saw him dismissed from the team by team manager John Shepherd the day after the race.

The Holden Commodore of Allan Grice and Graeme Bailey won Class C (3001 to 6000cc), the Nissan Skyline of George Fury and Glenn Seton won Class B (2001 to 3000cc) and the Toyota Corolla of Mike Quinn and John Faulkner placed first in Class A (Up to 2000cc).

The 1986 Castrol 500 saw the touring car racing debut of 19 year old Mark Skaife. Co-driving with Peter Williamson in his Toyota Celica Supra, the pair finished 10th outright.

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ResultsEdit

As sourced:[2]

Castrol ChargersEdit

A "Castrol Chargers" session, contested for the first time in 1986, involved the top ten cars from qualifying undertaking two single-lap runs to determine the final grid order for the race.[2]

Pos No Entrant [1] Driver Car Time Qual
1 05 HDT Racing Pty Ltd   Peter Brock Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 1:49.84 1:51.0
2 30 Peter Jackson Nissan Racing   George Fury Nissan Skyline DR30 RS 1:50.22 1:50.1
3 15 Peter Jackson Nissan Racing   Gary Scott Nissan Skyline DR30 RS 1:50.33 1:50.3
4 2 Valley View Poultry Pty Ltd   Allan Grice Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 1:50.66 ?
5 3 HDT Racing Pty Ltd   John Harvey Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 1:51.26 ?
6 6 Bob Jane T-Marts   Graeme Crosby Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 1:51.47 ?
7 1 JPS Team BMW   Jim Richards BMW 635 CSi 1:51.49 1:51.9
8 17 Palmer Tube Mills   Dick Johnson Ford Mustang GT 1:51.95 1:51.9
9 4 Autoport Centre   Peter McLeod Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 1:53.05 1:53.3
10 36 Everlast Battery Service   Murray Carter Nissan Skyline DR30 RS 1:53.85 1:53.1

RaceEdit

Position [3] Class [1] No. Entrant [1] Drivers Car Laps [3]
1 B 30 Peter Jackson Nissan Racing   George Fury
  Glenn Seton
Nissan Skyline DR30 RS 129
2 B 15 Peter Jackson Nissan Racing   Gary Scott
  Terry Shiel
Nissan Skyline DR30 RS 128
3 C 2 Valley View Poultry Pty Ltd   Allan Grice
  Graeme Bailey
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 128
4 C 05 HDT Racing Pty Ltd   Peter Brock
  Allan Moffat
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 128
5 C 1 JPS Team BMW   Jim Richards
  Tony Longhurst
BMW 635 CSi 127
6 C 6 Bob Jane T-Marts   Graeme Crosby
  Wayne Wilkinson
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 127
7 B 36 Everlast Battery Service   Murray Carter
  Bill O'Brien
Nissan Skyline DR30 RS 125
8 C 3 HDT Racing Pty Ltd   John Harvey
  Neal Lowe
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 125
9 C 33 Mike Burgmann   Mike Burgmann
  Mal Rose
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 125
10 B 77 Peter Williamson Toyota   Peter Williamson
  Mark Skaife
Toyota Celica Supra 125
11 C 7 Goold Motorsport   Charlie O'Brien
  Garry Rogers
BMW 635 CSi 125
12 C 38 Grellis Marketing   Ray Ellis
  Kerry Baily
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 125
13 C 19 Tony Mulvihill   Tony Mulvihill
  Ken Matthews
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 123
14 C 11 Enzed Team Perkins   Larry Perkins
  David Parsons
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 122
15 B 75 Network Alfa   Colin Bond
  Peter Fitzgerald
Alfa Romeo GTV6 120
16 B 87 Brian Bolwell   Brian Bolwell
  Tony Farrell
BMW 323i 119
17 A 61 Toyota Team Australia   Mike Quinn
  John Faulkner
Toyota Corolla 119
18 A 60 Giddings Moss Vale   John Giddings
  Bruce Stewart
Nissan Silvia RS [1] 118
19 A 42 David Morton   David Morton
  Chris Clearihan
Toyota Corolla 115
20 A 62 Bob Holden Motors   Keith McClelland
  Brian Nightingale
Toyota Sprinter 115
21 C 91 Graham Lorimer   Graham Lorimer
  Phil Myhre
BMW 635 CSi 114
22 C 4 Autoport Centre   Peter McLeod
  Glenn Clark [4]
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 108
23 A 13 Bob Holden Motors   Bob Holden
  Ray Cutchie
Toyota Sprinter 108
24 C 28 Capri Components   Lawrie Nelson
  Brian Sampson
Ford Mustang GT 108
25 C 20 Jim Keogh   Jim Keogh
  Des Wall
BMW 635 CSi 106
26 A 88 John White   John White
Les Szreniawski [1]
Isuzu Gemini ZZ (PF60E) [1] 106
27 B 76 Hulcraft Automotive Rex Muldoon [1]
  David Sala
Ford Capri 3000S 92
28 A 57 Mike Freeman   Mike Freeman
  Bruce Williams
Toyota Celica 84
DNF C 8 Cullen Supa Salvage   Warren Cullen
  Gary Sprague
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 113
DNF B 44 Volvo Dealer Team   John Bowe
  Alfredo Costanzo
Volvo 240T 112
DNF C 23 Lusty Engineering Pty Ltd   Graham Lusty
  Ken Lusty
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 68
DNF C 9 JPS Team BMW   Kevin Bartlett
  Trevor Crowe
BMW 635 CSi 57
DNF A 16 Toyota Team Australia   Drew Price
  John Smith
Toyota Corolla 48
DNF A 86 Gem Spares   Daryl Hendrick
Thomas Crozier [1]
Isuzu Gemini 45
DNF C 24 Jagparts   Gerald Kay
  Bryan Thomson
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 18
DNF C 17 Palmer Tube Mills   Dick Johnson
  Gregg Hansford
Ford Mustang GT 16
DNF B 99 Hulcraft Automotive   Denis Horley [5]
  Craig Harris
Ford Capri 3000S 14
DNF A 58 Ratcliff Transport Spares   David Ratcliff
  Don Smith
Toyota Corolla Levin 5
DNF B 49 Alfa City Pty Ltd   Ray Gulson
  Frank Porter
Alfa Romeo GTV6 0 [6]
DNS B 42 [1] Volvo Dealer Team   Robbie Francevic
  Graham McRae
Volvo 240T -
DNS [7] C [1] 12 [1] Gary Willmington [1]   Gary Willmington [3]
  John Clinton [3]
Jaguar XJ-S [1] -

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - #05 Peter Brock - Holden VK Commodore SS Group A - 1:49.84
  • Fastest Lap - #2 Allan Grice - Holden VK Commodore SS Group A - 1:52.10 (Touring Car Lap Record)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Official Programme, Castrol 500, 14 September 1986
  2. ^ a b Wilson, Stewart (1986). "Australian Endurance Championship". Australian Motor Racing Year. Killara: Berghouse Publishing Group Pty. Ltd. 16: 282–285 & 319. ISSN 0158-4138.
  3. ^ a b c d Bill Tuckey, Skylines for Skyline? - The Castrol 500, James Hardie 1000 1986/87 (book), pages 60-73
  4. ^ Castrol 500, touringcarracing.net Retrieved 25 April 2017
  5. ^ Stewart Wilson & Max Stahl, The Australian Racing History of Ford, 1989, page 316
  6. ^ 1986 Castrol 500 Sandown, www.duluxalfa.com Retrieved 15 September 2018
  7. ^ The Willmington/Clinton Jaguar is included in the Castrol 500 Grid table on page 64 of the James Hardie 1000 1986/87 (book) but is not included in the Castrol 500 Results table on page 73 of the same publication.

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