With a record 420 competitors taking part, this weekend’s 18th Nationallube Historic Sandown (November 6-8) can claim the largest entry ever seen at the popular Melbourne circuit since it opened in 1962.
As well as capacity fields in most categories, some 100 V8-engined historic touring, sports and open wheeler racing cars will compete in 16 races over the weekend.
A highlight of this year’s meeting is the final and deciding round of the 2009 Biante Touring Car Masters series, with former Bathurst winners Jim Richards and John Bowe again locking horns in their Falcon Sprint and Chevrolet Camaro respectively.
Three generations of the Brabham family will also be on track for a unique Speed Comparison, with Victorian Historic Racing Register Patron Sir Jack dropping the flag on his Le Mans 25-Hour race winning son Geoff in a BMW M3, his grandson and rising Formula Ford star Matthew aged 15 and four times Australian champion John Bowe in a racing GT40 replica.
The 40th anniversary of the Holden Dealer Team and the Falcon GT HO are also being celebrated at the meeting with big displays including historic vehicles and famous past drivers, including 1990 Bathurst winner, Win Percy.
Adult admission for practice on Friday Nov 6 is free, qualifying and racing Saturday Nov 7 costs $25 and racing Sunday is $35, with a weekend pass $50. There’s a $5 concession for Seniors/Pensioners/Students with children U15 free.
Gates open 8am all days, with qualifying and racing from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
And thanks to the Victorian Historic Racing Register IN PIT LANE has 6 passes to give away for the weekend.
For your chance to win just email your name, address and email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer to this simple question:
Complete the missing words: WITH A RECORD FIELD AT THE 18TH HISTORIC SANDOWN ONLY A COMPLETE D*** H**D WOULD GO TO PHILLIP ISLAND TO WATCH THE V8 SUPERCARS THIS WEEKEND.