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Photo Feature: 2000 Queensland 500
Mark Alan Jones
Captions: Shane Rogers
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Jones' bad day
Despite Jones reuniting with old HRT co-driver Tomas Mezera, it was a shocker of a weekend, concluding with an early engine failure.
Spin out!
An eventful day for Donaher/Mecklem as well, resulting in a 24th place finish.
No drive for Big Rev Kev
Paul Morris debuted the ex-Poole, ex-HRT VT Commodore at QR, but his co-driver Kevin Schwantz didn't get a drive in the race when the car expired early.
Ford in the background... again
Lowndes and Skaife left all the Fords behind them, including the Canto/Bates Falcon.
The Mad Scot is back!
Cleland teamed up with Rodney Forbes to finish the race in 14th. Cleland has finished in 4 of his 5 V8Supercar starts.
LP's rookie duo fail to finish
Christian Murchison and Luke Youlden drove a steady drive before a rare Perkins engine failure ended their day.
Mitre 10 DNF
8 of the top 9 from the top ten shootout finished the race in the top 8 positions. The exception was the Larkham/Brabham Falcon, which retired after 49 laps.
Dick's last drive a short one
Dick Johnson only got about ten laps in the #17 Falcon in the last race (well, at least we think so) of his career, before the engine expired.
Online for top 12
John Faulkner and Adam Macrow finished the race in 12th position.
Canto misses out
V8Lites champion Dean Canto also didn't get a run on the weekend, with Neal Bates retiring the car towards the end of the first stint.
Enduros take their Toll
Anthony Tratt and Alan Jones were another non-finisher, retiring after 115 laps.
Holt's best finish
Garry Holt scored his best National Level V8Supercar finish in 19th position, 7 laps adrift of Lowndes/Skaife.
First Falcon home
John Bowe and Jim Richards were the first Falcon home in 5th. Bowe switched to Richards earlier in the race, allowing them to make their final stop earlier than the others, while still affecting a change to their number one driver.
15th
Rod Nash and Cameron McConville finished 15th in the AutoPro Commodore.