1994 Sandown 500

The 1994 Sandown 500 was an endurance motor race for Group 3A Touring Cars and selected production cars held at the Sandown circuit in Victoria, Australia on 4 September 1994. The event was staged over 161 laps of the 3.10 km circuit, a total distance of 499 km. It was the 29th race in a sequence of annual endurance races held at Sandown.

Dick Johnson and John Bowe won the race in their Dick Johnson Racing Ford EB Falcon. Second was the Gibson Motorsport Holden VP Commodore of Mark Skaife and Jim Richards, while third was the Perkins Engineering Commodore of Larry Perkins and Gregg Hansford. After first racing in the "Sandown 500" in 1977 when the race was known as the Hang Ten 400, Dick Johnson scored his first win in the classic.

The race was notable as it marked the debut race of future three-time Supercars champion Craig Lowndes.[1]

ResultsEdit

Pos. [2] Class No. [3] Entrant [3] Drivers [2] Car [2] Laps [2]
1 V8 17 Shell FAI Racing   Dick Johnson
  John Bowe
Ford EB Falcon 161
2 V8 2 Winfield Racing   Mark Skaife
  Jim Richards
Holden VP Commodore 161
3 V8 11 Castrol Perkins Racing Team   Larry Perkins
  Gregg Hansford
Holden VP Commodore 161
4 V8 25 Benson & Hedges Racing   Tony Longhurst
  Charlie O'Brien
Holden VP Commodore 161
5 V8 015 Holden Racing Team   Brad Jones
  Craig Lowndes
Holden VP Commodore 161
6 V8 05 Holden Racing Team   Tomas Mezera
  Peter Brock
Holden VP Commodore 161
7 V8 7 Coca-Cola Racing   Win Percy
  Russell Ingall
Holden VP Commodore 159
8 V8 18 Shell FAI Racing   Allan Grice
  Steven Johnson
Ford EB Falcon 159
9 V8 1 Peter Jackson Racing   Glenn Seton
  Paul Radisich
Ford EB Falcon 158
10 V8 47 Daily Planet Racing   John Trimbole
  Steve Harrington
Holden VP Commodore 157
11 V8 12 Ampol Max 3 Racing   Bob Jones
  Troy Dunstan
Holden VP Commodore 156
12 V8 39 Anderson Consulting / Protech   Chris Smerdon
  Cameron McConville
Holden VP Commodore 155
13 V8 24 Pinnacle Motorsport   Greg Crick
  Tony Scott
Holden VP Commodore 154
14 V8 26 Don Watson Transport   Don Watson
  Ian Love
Holden VP Commodore 154
15 Prod. 9 Neville Crichton   Neville Crichton
  Mark Brame
BMW M3 141
16 Prod. 70 BP Mazda Motorsport   Garry Waldon
  Colin Bond
Mazda RX-7 140
17 Prod. 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport   Steven Richards
  Garry Rogers
Porsche 968CS 140
18 V8 28 Playscape Racing   Kevin Waldock
  Michael Preston
Ford EB Falcon 133
19 Prod. 8 Volvo Cars Australia Pty Ltd   Jan Lammers
  Kent Youlden
Volvo 850 T-5 132
20 Prod. 19 Murray Carter   Murray Carter
  Terri Sawyer
Nissan Pulsar SSS 129
21 Prod. 61 Falken Tyres   Keith Carling
  Kevin Burton
Mazda RX-7 126
22 Prod. 41 Danny Bogut   Danny Bogut
  Ian Sawtell
Mazda 626 123
DNF V8 30 Peter Jackson Racing   Alan Jones
  David Parsons
Ford EB Falcon 147
DNF V8 44 [4] Group Motorsport [4]   George Ayoub
  Mike Conway
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 130
NC Prod. 33 David Sala   David Sala
  Steve Swaine
Holden VP Commodore SS 113
NC V8 23 Diet-Coke Racing   Paul Morris
  Geoff Brabham
Holden VP Commodore 94
DNF V8 16 Australian Boat Manufacturers   Graham Blythman
  Stephen Renshaw
Holden VP Commodore 56
DNF V8 31 Malcolm Stenniken   Brett Youlden
  Malcolm Stenniken
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 34
DNF V8 4 Coca-Cola Racing   Wayne Gardner
  Neil Crompton
Holden VP Commodore 27

NotesEdit

See alsoEdit

1994 Australian Touring Car season

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bartholomaeus, Stefan (17 November 2018). "How Lowndes' debut almost didn't happen". Supercars. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Australian Motor Racing Year, 1994/95
  3. ^ a b Official Program, Sandown 500, Sunday, 4 September 1994, as published in Australian Auto Action, 1 September 1994
  4. ^ a b The Richards / Rogers Porche and the Ayoub / Conway Holden were not listed in the Official Program

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1993 Sandown 500
Sandown 500
1994
Succeeded by
1995 Sandown 500