Broc Feeney and Jamie Whincup have held on following a late Safety Car to claim Sandown 500 honours this evening. A determined opening stint from Jamie Whincup paved the way to success for Feeney, who controlled proceedings from Lap 57 when he took the wheel.
Brodie Kostecki and David Russell came home second, with Kostecki throwing everything at Feeney over the final minutes of the time certain race before eventually settling for the position.
Shane van Gisbergen and Richie Stanaway were the biggest movers in the race, pushing from 19th on the grid to finish third. A late mistake from Will Brown saw van Gisbergen take the final podium spot, having been put in a strong position after a patient opening stint from his compatriot.
Brown and Jack Perkins were forced to settle for fourth, one spot ahead of Kiwi Andre Heimgartner and co-driver Dale Wood, who progressed from 15th on the grid to 5th.
Matt Payne and co-driver Kevin Estre enjoyed a well-earned sixth, with Estre running with the leaders over his stint and Payne bringing the car home for a strong result.
More to come…