Pukekohe 500

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The Pukekohe 500 is an endurance motor racing event held for various touring car racing series since the 1980s at Pukekohe Park Raceway, Pukekohe, New Zealand. The race rose to international prominence in 1985 when it was linked with the Wellington 500 street race. The two races attracted Group A racing teams from Australia, Europe and Asia though until the end of the Group A era in the early 1990s.

New Zealand Pukekohe 500
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Race Information
Venue Pukekohe Park Raceway
Number of times held 14
First held 1984
Race Format
Race 1
Laps 53
Distance 150 km
Race 2
Laps 53
Distance 150 km
Race 3
Laps 70
Distance 200 km
Last Event (2014)
Overall Winner
New Zealand Simon Evans
New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Team 4
Race Winners
New Zealand Simon Evans
New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Team 4
New Zealand Simon Evans
New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Team 4
New Zealand Mitch Cunningham
Australia Cameron Waters
Cunningham Racing

From 2001, the event was superseded by the Auckland 500, an event for the Australian V8 Supercars series. However, the Pukekohe 500 name was revived in 2012 as a V8SuperTourer endurance event. The meeting proved popular with large crowds attending. Greg Murphy rekindled his success from the V8 Supercars era at Pukekohe by winning two of the three races. The event is currently known as the Fuchs 500 for sponsorship reasons.

Past winnersEdit

Year Driver Car model Team report
1984   Kent Baigent
  Neal Lowe
BMW 635 CSi H. Kent Baigent report
1985   Neville Crichton
  Wayne Wilkinson
BMW 635 CSi John Andrew Motorsport report
1986   John Harvey
  Neal Lowe
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Mobil Holden Dealer Team report
1987   Larry Perkins
  Denny Hulme
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Enzed Team Perkins report
  Gianfranco Brancatelli
  Allan Grice
BMW M3 Mark Petch Motorsport report
1988   Andrew Miedecke
  Steve Soper
Ford Sierra RS500 Miedecke Motorsport report
1989   Dick Johnson
  John Bowe
Ford Sierra RS500 Shell Ultra Hi Racing report
1990   Peter Brock
  Andrew Miedecke
Ford Sierra RS500 Mobil 1 Racing report
1991   Jim Richards
  Mark Skaife
Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Nissan Motorsport Australia report
1992   Emanuele Pirro
  Joachim Winkelhock
BMW M3 Evolution BMW M Team Schnitzer report
1993   Paul Radisich
  Glenn Seton
Ford Mondeo Si Rousesport report
1994
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2011
Not held
2012   Greg Murphy
  Jack Perkins
Holden VE Commodore M3 Racing report
2013   Scott McLaughlin
  James Moffat
Holden VE Commodore Scott McLaughlin Racing report
2014   Simon Evans
  Shane van Gisbergen
Holden VE Commodore Team 4 report