Norton 360 Sandown Challenge

Race results

Sandown Raceway, Victoria

19-21 November 2010

  • Qual 2nd
  • Shootout 3rd
  • Race 1 3rd
  • Qual 2 2nd
  • Race 2 2nd
Championship 3rd

Melbourne's 3.1 kilometre Sandown International Raceway has hosted some incredible races over the past three decades. This circuit is best described as two long dragstrips with some some tight hairpin corners in between. It can be treacherous in the wet (or the hail) and very exciting in the dry. It has been a place where I have achieved significant milestones as I made my V8 Supercar debut at the Sandown 500 back in 2003 and gained my first V8 Supercar victory at the Sandown 500 with Jason Bright in 2006. I also finished second overall at this venue in 2008.

Post-race report

21 November 2010

What a race, qualified 2nd, didn't get the best run due to traffic, but starting on the front row is what we wanted. Finished 2nd after a drama packed race, who would have thought we would have two red flagged races. Car 5 was fast on hard tyres and we had a 10 second gap before the race was reg flagged. It was almost like we had two sprint races, unfortunately we struggled on the soft tyres and Courtney got passed me to take the win. Thanks to all the fans for coming out, the grandstand was full of cheering Ford fans.