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The Sandown Challenge was a Supercars motor racing event held at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.wikipedia
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The Sandown Challenge was a Supercars motor racing event held at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The circuit hosted its first sprint round in 1965.
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Opened in 1962, Sandown Raceway has traditionally been known as the host of endurance races, the first of which was held in 1964, an event which later evolved into the Sandown 500 event.
In 1965, Sandown also hosted the single-event Australian Touring Car Championship and hosted a regular sprint round from 1970 onwards.
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In 2000, Steven Ellery won his only career race at the event.
In 2000 Ellery, now with Supercheap Auto backing, won the second race of the Sandown round, what proved to be his only championship race victory.
In the final sprint round to date in 2011, Will Davison won the round despite only finishing fourth and third in a rain-affected weekend.
This was Davison's best year to date; he finished 2nd in the championship after collecting a round win at the Sandown Challenge, a race win at Queensland Raceway and a rare endurance double at the Phillip Island 500 and Bathurst 1000, driving with Garth Tander.
It was held in various years from 1965 to 2011, and is due to return in the 2020 Supercars Championship, known as the Sandown Super400.
The Sandown round, the first sprint round at the circuit since 2011, will be known as the Sandown Super400.
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