Team CoolDrive’s Tim Blanchard and Dale Wood are all set for this weekend’s great race - The Bathurst 1000. The Bathurst event is like no other, with drivers taking on Mount Panorama flat out for 1000kms!

It is known as one of the best circuits in the world, for its elevation, corners, high speed straights and the incredible challenge that it provides drivers, teams and cars alike. Bathurst is one of those places where anything and everything can happen, and on race day… it usually does!
 
All sessions will be LIVE on FOX Sports across the weekend, plus coverage on Channel Ten/One HD. Check your local guides for times. If you’re not set to join us trackside, clear your schedule and be sure to turn in as you won’t want to miss this. They don’t call it ‘The Great Race’ for nothing!
 
TRACK TIMES

Thursday 4th October

9:35 – 10:35 – Practice One (All Drivers)

12:55 – 13:55 – Practice Two (Additional Drivers Only)

15:05 – 16:05 – Practice Three (All Drivers)

Friday 5th October

8:30 – 9:30 – Practice Four (Additional Drivers Only)

11:15 – 12:15 – Practice Five (All Drivers)

15:50 – 16:30 – Qualifying

Saturday 6th October

10:00 – 11:00 – Practice Six (All Drivers)

(14:55 – 16:35 – Super2 Series Race – 250kms/41 Laps)

17:10 – 17:55 – Top Ten Shootout

Sunday 7th October

8:05 – 8:25 – Warm Up

9:05 – 9:20 – Drivers Parade

11:10 – Bathurst 1000

Race 25 / 161 Laps
 
FAST FACTS

- Track Length – 6.213km // Direction – Anti-Clockwise // Fastest Speed – 300km/h // Average Speed – 178km/h

- Qualifying Lap Record – 2m03.8312s, Scott McLaughlin, DJR Team Penske, 2017, Ford Falcon FG

- Race Lap Record – 2m06.2769s, David Reynolds, Erebus Motorsport, 2016, Holden Commodore VF

- Tim and Dale have had impressive results at Bathurst in recent years. The last two years saw Tim finish 10th & 12th and Dale finishing in 9th and 4th

- The record for most pole positions in Bathurst history is held by Peter Brock with 6. Mark Skaife sits second with 5; no active driver has more than 2

- Dick Johnson holds the record for the most appearances in the Bathurst shootout - 21

- Dale Wood was behind the wheel of the #21 Commodore when all 3 BJR cars made it into the Top 10 shootout for the very first time at Mount Panorama, in 2014

- The car that has started on pole position has won the Bathurst race 11 times, the last time this happened was when Garth Tander and Will Davison won for HRT in 2009.
 

MEET TIM –

Wednesday 5th October

13:15 – 14:00 – Autograph Session – Kings Park (Church St) Bathurst

Thursday 4th October

12:00 – 12:20  – Team CoolDrive Stand @ Merchandise Alley

Friday 14th September

13:30 – 14:00 – Autograph Session @ Team Garages

Saturday 15th September

12:10 – 12:30  – Team CoolDrive Stand @ Merchandise Alley

13:00 – 13:30 – Autograph Session @ Team Garages