Sandown Raceway

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Sandown International Raceway is a motor racing circuit in the suburb of Springvale in Melbourne, Victoria, approximately 25 km south east of the city centre.wikipedia
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Sandown 500

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A bitumen motor racing circuit was built around the outside of the proposed horse track (which was not completed until 1965) and was first opened in 1962 and held the race which became the Sandown 500 for the first time in 1964. The circuit is home to the famous Sandown endurance race which was first held in 1964 through to 2007, with a return to the V8 Supercars calendar in 2012.
The Sandown 500 is an annual endurance motor race which has been staged at the Sandown Raceway, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia since 1964.

Sandown Challenge

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The circuit hosted its first sprint round in 1965.
The Sandown Challenge was a Supercars motor racing event held at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

1964 Sandown 6 Hour International

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A bitumen motor racing circuit was built around the outside of the proposed horse track (which was not completed until 1965) and was first opened in 1962 and held the race which became the Sandown 500 for the first time in 1964. The circuit is home to the famous Sandown endurance race which was first held in 1964 through to 2007, with a return to the V8 Supercars calendar in 2012.
The event was held at the Sandown Park circuit in Victoria, Australia on 29 November 1964 and was the genesis of what is now known as the Sandown 500.

1962 Sandown International Cup

The opening meeting, held on the 11th and 12th of March 1962, featured the 1962 Sandown International Cup, which was contested by world-famous international drivers including Jack Brabham, Jim Clark, Stirling Moss, Bruce McLaren and John Surtees.
The 1962 Sandown International Cup was a motor race for Formula Libre cars, staged at Sandown Park, in Victoria, Australia on 12 March 1962.

1963 Sandown International Cup

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A second Sandown International Cup was held in 1963, the two races serving as the forerunners of the Sandown round of the annual Tasman Series from 1964 to 1975.
The 1963 Sandown International Cup was a motor race for Formula Libre cars, staged at Sandown Park, in Victoria, Australia on 11 March 1963.

Allan Moffat

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Australia's traditional Holden/Ford rivalry really surfaced at the track in the late 1960s and through the 1970s with drivers such as Norm Beechey, Ian Geoghegan, Allan Moffat, Bob Jane, Colin Bond and Peter Brock and continues to the present day.
Allan Moffat and Jon Leighton drove a Ford Cortina Lotus to fourth place in the 1964 Sandown 6 Hour International at Melbourne's Sandown Park.

1984 Castrol 500

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It also saw the first 500 km race held at the circuit, the Castrol 500, being Round 3 of the 1984 Australian Endurance Championship.
The 1984 Castrol 500 was an endurance motor race staged at the Sandown Park circuit in Victoria, Australia on 9 September 1984.

Jim Clark

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The opening meeting, held on the 11th and 12th of March 1962, featured the 1962 Sandown International Cup, which was contested by world-famous international drivers including Jack Brabham, Jim Clark, Stirling Moss, Bruce McLaren and John Surtees.
This included winning the 1968 Australian Grand Prix at the Sandown International Raceway in Melbourne where he defeated the Ferrari 246T of Chris Amon by just 0.1 seconds after 55 laps of the 3.1 km (1.92 mi) circuit, the closest finish in the history of the Australian Grand Prix.

Grand Finale (V8 Supercars)

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In 2001 and 2002, the circuit hosted the Grand Finale as the closing round of the season.
In those years, it was held at Sandown Raceway, Eastern Creek Raceway, the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and Oran Park Raceway.

2007 Just Car Insurance 500

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The circuit is home to the famous Sandown endurance race which was first held in 1964 through to 2007, with a return to the V8 Supercars calendar in 2012.
The 2007 Just Car Insurance 500 was an endurance motor race for V8 Supercars, held on the weekend of the 14 to 16 September at the Sandown International Raceway in Victoria, Australia.

1968 Datsun 3 Hour Trophy

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Traditionally the domain of touring cars, the race has also been held for Series Production cars from 1968–1972 and GT Sports Cars in 2001 and 2002.
The 1968 Datsun 3 Hour Trophy was an endurance race for production cars staged at the Sandown Park circuit in Victoria, Australia on 15 September 1968.

Peter Brock

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Australia's traditional Holden/Ford rivalry really surfaced at the track in the late 1960s and through the 1970s with drivers such as Norm Beechey, Ian Geoghegan, Allan Moffat, Bob Jane, Colin Bond and Peter Brock and continues to the present day.
Along with his record at the Bathurst race, Brock also claimed victory in the traditional lead up race to Bathurst, the Sandown 500, nine times, including a string of seven consecutive wins from 1975 until 1981.

2001 Clarion Sandown 500

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Traditionally the domain of touring cars, the race has also been held for Series Production cars from 1968–1972 and GT Sports Cars in 2001 and 2002.
The race, which was the 34th Sandown 500 endurance race was held at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia over the weekend of 15 September 2001.

1972 Sandown 250

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Traditionally the domain of touring cars, the race has also been held for Series Production cars from 1968–1972 and GT Sports Cars in 2001 and 2002.
It was held on 10 September 1972 over 130 laps of the Sandown circuit in Victoria, Australia, a total distance of 250 miles (403 km).

Springvale, Victoria

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Sandown International Raceway is a motor racing circuit in the suburb of Springvale in Melbourne, Victoria, approximately 25 km south east of the city centre.
Sandown International Motor Raceway incorporates a motor racing track with permanent pit and grandstand facilities.

2002 Sandown 500

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Traditionally the domain of touring cars, the race has also been held for Series Production cars from 1968–1972 and GT Sports Cars in 2001 and 2002.
The race, which was the 35th Sandown 500 endurance race was held at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia over the weekend of 8 September 2002.

Marcos Ambrose

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The event was won by Todd Kelly in 2001 and by Marcos Ambrose in 2002.
He eventually finished third in the championship, including winning the final round at Sandown.

Todd Kelly

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The event was won by Todd Kelly in 2001 and by Marcos Ambrose in 2002. The 2003 event was won by Mark Skaife and Todd Kelly for the Holden Racing Team.
He finished his first full season in 6th and broke through for his first-round victory in the last round of the season at Sandown Raceway.

1984 Sandown 1000

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The race, known as the Sandown 1000, was won by Stefan Bellof and Derek Bell in their Rothmans Porsche 956.
The 1984 Sandown 1000 was an endurance motor race staged at the Sandown Raceway in Victoria, Australia on 2 December 1984.

Holden Dealer Team

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Peter Brock and Larry Perkins took their Holden Dealer Team VK Commodore to a one lap victory in the 1984 Castrol 500; it was to be the last of Brock's record nine wins in the Sandown enduro events.
However, due to teething troubles with this new homologation special, the Holden Dealer Team struggled against the two-car Moffat Ford Dealers team, with Allan Moffat winning both the 1977 ATCC title and also the big one, the Hardie-Ferodo 1000 at Bathurst, though Peter Brock, driving for former racer and Melbourne Holden dealer Bill Patterson, gave the A9X Hatchback a dream racing debut when his privately entered car won the 1977 Hang Ten 400 at Sandown Park.

1988 360 km of Sandown Park

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This was the 1988 360km of Sandown Park, the final round of the 1988 World Sports-Protype Championship, which was won by Jean-Louis Schlesser and Jochen Mass driving their Sauber Mercedes C9.
It took place at Sandown Raceway, Victoria, Australia on 20 November 1988.

1984 World Sportscar Championship

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On 2 December 1984, Sandown held the last round of the 1984 World Endurance Championship.

Colin Bond

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Australia's traditional Holden/Ford rivalry really surfaced at the track in the late 1960s and through the 1970s with drivers such as Norm Beechey, Ian Geoghegan, Allan Moffat, Bob Jane, Colin Bond and Peter Brock and continues to the present day.
Bondy and "Mad Andy" then drove a steady race, staying out of trouble, to record a 6th-place finish at Melbourne's Sandown Park.

Walkinshaw Andretti United

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The 2003 event was won by Mark Skaife and Todd Kelly for the Holden Racing Team.
Due to a budget shortfall and the need to develop the VP Commodore for the new V8 formula, HRT only competed at the Sandown, Lakeside and Eastern Creek rounds.

Sandown Racecourse

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Sandown Racecourse was first built as a horse racing facility, dating back into the 19th century, but closed in the 1930s in a government run rationalisation program.
The Sandown Racecourse also features a motor racing circuit on the outside of the racecourse, referred to as Sandown Raceway.