In case you missed it: Wilson Security Sandown 500

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 22/09/2017
  • By Supercars.com

A look at the lighter side of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship's retro round, the Wilson Security Sandown 500.

Burgo’s back

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Adrian Burgess overseeing Triple Eight mechanics during a pitstop? The former Triple Eight manager’s appearance at Tekno provided a seemingly inconceivable retro moment.

Retro Rusty

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Television pit reporter Greg Rust cut a comical figure as he observed Prodrive’s pit work on Sunday.

Smell of success

Cam Waters of Prodrive Racing Australia during the Wilson Security Sandown 500,  at the Sandown International Motor Raceway, Melbourne, Victoria, September 16, 2017.

Meanwhile in the garage, Richie Stanaway tried to remain focussed as Dean Canto was up to his usual tricks.

HDT returns

Alex Rullo of Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport during the Wilson Security Sandown 500,  at the Sandown International Motor Raceway, Melbourne, Victoria, September 15, 2017.

The HDT brand returned thanks to a deal between owner Peter Champion and LDM. It was ironic timing considering news of the squad’s efforts to switch to Fords in 2018…

Split Pin too…

during the Wilson Security Sandown 500, in Melbourne, Australia, September 17, 2017.

Phil ‘Split Pin’ Brock, the older brother of the late Peter Brock, also returned to Sandown in support of Erebus, which was well and truly into the retro theme thanks to sponsor Penrite.

Reverse strategy

Jamie Whincup of Red Bull Holden Racing Team during the Wilson Security Sandown 500,  at the Sandown International Motor Raceway, Melbourne, Victoria, September 17, 2017.

Chaz Mostert may be more flat peak than flat cap, but the youngster seemed to appreciate Jamie Whincup’s insistence on going reverse with his retro headwear.

Fiore of the Future

Michael Caruso of the Nissan Motorsport during the Wilson Security Sandown 500,  at the Sandown International Motor Raceway, Melbourne, Victoria, September 16, 2017.

Retro may have been the theme at Sandown, but Supercars’ trend-setting fashionista Dean Fiore still looked like a man of the future with these slick headphones.

Lego Man

Shane van Gisbergen of Red Bull Holden Racing Team during the Wilson Security Sandown 500,  at the Sandown International Motor Raceway, Melbourne, Victoria, September 17, 2017.

Matt Campbell is an international Porsche superstar and Holden factory Supercars gun these days, but the quietly-spoken youngster isn’t forgetting his roots.

Team 18+

Lee Holdsworth of Preston Hire Racing during the Wilson Security Sandown 500,  at the Sandown International Motor Raceway, Melbourne, Victoria, September 15, 2017.

Lee Holdsworth’s Preston Erection livery raised eyebrows, as did the car’s performance. Eighth on Sunday marked a fine result for the single-car team.

Retro racers

during the Wilson Security Sandown 500, in Melbourne, Australia, September 17, 2017.

Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards hammed it up on the grid, but the weekend brought little joy for the veterans.

The real deal

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There were no disguises at GRM, with James Golding’s mullet – and his driving – proving to be the genuine article.

Sticking with Dunlop

during the Wilson Security Sandown 500, in Melbourne, Australia, September 17, 2017.

If Nissan hadn’t had enough trouble with its Dunlops this season, Sandown took the team’s woes to a new level.

Mighty Moffat

during the Wilson Security Sandown 500, in Melbourne, Australia, September 17, 2017.

Six-time Sandown enduro winner Allan Moffat’s Tickford link led to his selection to accept the winning teams’ trophy by Prodrive. And he sure enjoyed the experience.

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