Slade/Walsh excluded from Sandown 500

The #75 Brad Jones Racing car has been excluded

Stewards have excluded Tim Slade and Ash Walsh from the Wilson Security Sandown 500.

The #75 Brad Jones Racing Holden has been stripped of its ninth place finish in Sunday’s Pirtek Enduro Cup opener after officials deemed the entry breached driver resting time regulations.

Regulations dictate drivers must log a minimum of 54 laps and minimum resting time of the same period which the entry has broken according to the stewards. Drivers must not complete more than two thirds of the race distance.

Co-driver Walsh started the race and completed two stints (85 laps) as the Albury team operated an alternate strategy which proved fruitful having been turned around on the opening lap.

The pairing stopped during the early Safety Car and was therefore able to make it home on just two more stops.

Tim Slade took over the car from Walsh at the end of lap 86 ensuring he completed the 39 lap run to the chequered flag in what was a time certain finish after an hour long suspension.

As a result, Walsh failed to meet the required 54 lap (one third scheduled distance) minimum resting period.

The regulations in question read as the following;

“8.4.6.1 the total driving distance for each Driver must not exceed two-thirds (2/3) of the scheduled race distance; and

“8.4.6.2 the total effective resting time for each Driver must be equal to at least one-third (1/3) of the scheduled race distance.

“8.4.6.3 the scheduled race distance will always be considered as the number laps listed in the Supplementary Regulations, irrespective of a time certain finish being referenced and/or applied unless, at the sole discretion of the Stewards, a reduced distance is necessary.”

A stewards report rejected an interpretation from Brad Jones Racing that both its drivers had abided by the rules stipulating the maximum driving time or continuous time behind the wheel.

The exclusion marked a disastrous weekend for the team after its #4 entry failed to make the start following a horror crash for Todd Hazelwood on Saturday, while Nick Percat and Macauley Jones were the last of the classified finishers.

See below for updated Sandown 500 race results and championship points

Results: Virgin Australia Supercars Championship Wilson Security Sandown 500

1 Monster Energy Racing C.Waters/R.Stanaway Ford Falcon FG/X 125 3:31:35.7850
2 Shell V-Power Racing Team S.McLaughlin/A.Premat Ford Falcon FG/X 125 3:31:36.4596
3 Supercheap Auto Racing C.Mostert/S.Owen Ford Falcon FG/X 125 3:31:58.3598
4 Wilson Security Racing GRM G.Tander/J.Golding Holden Commodore VF 125 3:32:02.9525
5 Shell V-Power Racing Team F.Coulthard/T.D’Alberto Ford Falcon FG/X 125 3:32:08.5048
6 Red Bull Holden Racing Aust J.Whincup/P.Dumbrell Holden Commodore VF 125 3:32:12.1805
7 Wilson Security Racing GRM J.Moffat/R.Muscat Holden Commodore VF 125 3:32:13.1237
8 Preston Hire Racing L.Holdsworth/K.Reindler Holden Commodore VF 125 3:32:14.5606
9 The Bottle-O Racing Team M.Winterbottom/D.Canto Ford Falcon FG/X 125 3:32:19.7249
10 Mobil 1 HSV Racing J.Courtney/J.Perkins Holden Commodore VF 125 3:32:23.0153
11 TeamVortex C.Lowndes/S.Richards Holden Commodore VF 125 3:32:33.4225
12 TEKNO Woodstock Racing W.Davison/J.Webb Holden Commodore VF 125 3:32:45.3894
13 Erebus GB Galvanizing Racing D.Wood/C.Pither Holden Commodore VF 124 3:31:49.1885
14 Sengled Racing R.Kelly/D.Wall Nissan Altima 124 3:31:57.3447
15 Red Bull Holden Racing Aust S.Van Gisbergen/M.Campbell Holden Commodore VF 124 3:32:05.0566
16 carsales Racing T.Kelly/J.Le Brocq Nissan Altima 124 3:32:33.7421
17 Erebus Penrite Racing D.Reynolds/L.Youlden Holden Commodore VF 124 3:32:34.8307
18 Team Harvey Norman S.De Silvestro/D.Russell Nissan Altima 124 3:32:41.4815
19 MEGA Racing J.Bright/G.Jacobson Ford Falcon FG/X 124 3:32:45.4318
20 Nissan Motorsport M.Caruso/D.Fiore Nissan Altima 123 3:31:57.6221
21 Mobil 1 HSV Racing S.Pye/W.Luff Holden Commodore VF 113 3:31:58.6646
22 Mongrel Boots Racing N.Percat/M.Jones Holden Commodore VF 109 3:32:23.1221
DNF Repair Management Aust Racing A.Rullo/A.Davison Holden Commodore VF 43 2:29:23.2935
DNF Plus Fitness Racing Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VF
EXC Freightliner Racing T.Slade/A.Walsh Holden Commodore VF

Championship points: After Race 19

1 Scott McLaughlin 2334
2 Jamie Whincup 2250
3 Fabian Coulthard 2173
4 Chaz Mostert 2052
5 Shane Van Gisbergen 1920
6 Mark Winterbottom 1671
7 Garth Tander 1608
8 Craig Lowndes 1590
9 Cameron Waters 1564
10 David Reynolds 1503
11 Lee Holdsworth 1269
12 James Moffat 1227
13 Will Davison 1152
14 Rick Kelly 1152
15 Tim Slade 1113
16 Michael Caruso 1101
17 Nick Percat 1095
18 Scott Pye 1090
19 James Courtney 1059
20 Todd Kelly 1051
21 Jason Bright 963
22 Simona De Silvestro 834
23 Tim Blanchard 828
24 Dale Wood 705
25 Alex Rullo 438
26 James Golding 402
27 Richie Stanaway 300
28 Alexandre Premat 276
29 Steve Owen 258
30 Jack Le Brocq 249
31 Macauley Jones 225
32 Tony D’Alberto 222
33 Paul Dumbrell 204
34 Taz Douglas 198
35 Richard Muscat 192
36 Karl Reindler 180
37 Dean Canto 168
38 Jack Perkins 156
39 Shae Davies 153
40 Steven Richards 144
41 Alex Davison 141
42 Jonathon Webb 138
43 Chris Pither 132
44 David Wall 126
45 Matthew Campbell 120
46 Luke Youlden 108
47 David Russell 102
48 Garry Jacobson 96
49 Todd Hazelwood 90
50 Dean Fiore 90
51 Warren Luff 84
52 Cameron McConville 81
53 Aaren Russell 69
54 Matthew Brabham 57
55 Ashley Walsh 0

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