Supercars FAI 1000 Classic Mt Panorama Bathurst – 1999
The V8 Supercars grand finale began with crashes and carnage, then built through the emotion of what was Dick Johnson’s final race, and seemed to have reached a peak when Paul Radisich hit the lead with 20 laps to the flag. But then Radisich’s Dick Johnson Racing Falcon AU suffered a punctured tyre, leaving Steven Richards and Greg Murphy with a clear run in their Commodore VT. It was back-to-back wins for Richards after the previous year’s victory with Jason Bright, as well as a return to the podium for veteran team boss Fred Gibson, who last won in 1992 with Jim Richards and Mark Skaife. The Holden Racing Team swept the minor places, with Craig Lowndes and Cameron McConville taking second – and crucially enough points to clinch Lowndes’ third Shell Championship Series – and Mark Skaife and Paul Morris third in the second HRT Commodore.
This release also includes a range of unseen vision. We have included the race action that unfolded while television viewers of the day were watching the commercial brea