Whincup/Dumbrell secure pole for Sandown 500

Saturday 13th September, 2014 - 5:21pm

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Whincup and Dumbrell will start Sunday's 500 from pole

Whincup and Dumbrell will start Sunday’s 500 from pole

A victory for Jamie Whincup in the second qualifying race has secured pole for himself and co-driver Paul Dumbrell ahead of Sunday’s Wilson Security Sandown 500.

Whincup repeated Dumbrell’s effort from the opening qualifying heat, leading all 20 laps from pole.

Unlike Dumbrell’s seven second victory, the five-time champion had to work hard for his win, fending off a spirited challenge from Shane van Gisbergen.

The Kiwi started second courtesy of Jonathon Webb’s charge in the co-driver race and appeared to have the faster car in the early laps.

Unable to find a way by, the margin between the duo hovered between 0.5 and 1.5 seconds until the chequered flag.

“It’s actually quite refreshing to have a race without points,” said Whincup after a perfect day for the #1 Holden.

“You just go hard and rag it and see what happens. I really enjoyed it.”

Mark Winterbottom finished third, seven seconds in arrears of Whincup, after fending off Scott McLaughlin’s Volvo in what proved a processional race among the front-runners.

Garth Tander, James Courtney, Craig Lowndes, David Reynolds, Tim Slade and Fabian Coulthard completed the top 10.

The most spirited dice broke out late in the going for 14th and was won by Rick Kelly.

The Jack Daniel’s Nissan picked its way through Jason Bright and Nick Percat, while Chaz Mostert, Will Davison and Scott Pye also joined in on the action.

Russell Ingall had earlier been turned around on the opening corner of the race, leaving the veteran to finish 24th.

The V8 Supercars will return to the track for a 20 minute warm-up session on Sunday morning before the afternoon’s 500.

Result: V8 Supercars Qualifying Race 2, Sandown

1
Red Bull Racing Australia
Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore VF
20
23:19.02
2
Team Tekno VIP Petfoods
Shane Van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore VF
20
23:20.53
3
Ford Pepsi Max Crew
Mark Winterbottom
Ford Falcon FG
20
23:26.25
4
Valvoline Racing GRM
Scott McLaughlin
Volvo S60
20
23:26.98
5
Holden Racing Team
Garth Tander
Holden Commodore VF
20
23:27.79
6
Holden Racing Team
James Courtney
Holden Commodore VF
20
23:28.23
7
Red Bull Racing Australia
Craig Lowndes
Holden Commodore VF
20
23:28.88
8
The Bottle-O Racing Team
David Reynolds
Ford Falcon FG
20
23:30.26
9
Supercheap Auto Racing
Tim Slade
Holden Commodore VF
20
23:33.12
10
Lockwood Racing
Fabian Coulthard
Holden Commodore VF
20
23:34.15
11
Jack Daniel's Racing
Todd Kelly
Nissan Altima
20
23:34.60
12
Erebus Motorsport V8
Lee Holdsworth
Mercedes E63 AMG
20
23:36.89
13
Norton Hornets
Michael Caruso
Nissan Altima
20
23:37.46
14
Jack Daniel's Racing
Rick Kelly
Nissan Altima
20
23:39.52
15
Team BOC
Jason Bright
Holden Commodore VF
20
23:40.57
16
Walkinshaw Racing
Nick Percat
Holden Commodore VF
20
23:41.30
17
Ford Pepsi Max Crew
Chaz Mostert
Ford Falcon FG
20
23:41.62
18
Erebus Motorsport V8
Will Davison
Mercedes E63 AMG
20
23:43.13
19
Wilson Security Racing
Scott Pye
Ford Falcon FG
20
23:43.53
20
Team JELD-WEN
Jack Perkins
Ford Falcon FG
20
23:45.43
21
Valvoline Racing GRM
Robert Dahlgren
Volvo S60
20
23:47.15
22
Norton Hornets
James Moffat
Nissan Altima
20
23:47.52
23
Wilson Security Racing
David Wall
Ford Falcon FG
20
23:47.93
24
Repair Management Aust Racing
Russell Ingall
Holden Commodore VF
20
23:51.67
25
Team Advam/GB
Dale Wood
Holden Commodore VF
20
23:52.33

 

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