CRICK CALLS TIME ON RACING CAREER
Aug 18, 2015
TASMANIAN motor sport legend Greg Crick has announced his retirement from all forms of racing, effectively immediately.
The Launceston car dealer, who this year raced a Chrysler Charger in the ENZED Touring Car Masters and an Audi R8 LMS Ultra in the Australian GT Championship, has cited health reasons for his decision to step from behind the wheel following a highly successful 43-year racing career.
Crick, with German ace Christopher Mies, won the Phillip Island 101 Australian GT enduro in May this year and was a title contender in the Touring Car Masters following the first five rounds of the championship this year.Read More
JOHNSON SECURES HOME TOWN ROUND WIN
Aug 2, 2015
STEVEN JOHNSON has maintained his perfect run of success in the ENZED Touring Car Masters Series, winning his third round from three this year at the Shannons Queensland Tourist Trophy at Queensland Raceway.
Though Johnson won all three races at the Ipswich venue, his round win didn’t come easy: first having to fend off Andrew Miedecke in race two and then his own teammate – and car owner John Bowe – in race three.
Miedecke grabbed an early lead in race two before Johnson chased him down and passed him, while in the finale’ he led from lights to flag but had to withstand a challenge from Bowe in the closing laps as the Torana driver rapidly closed.Read More
JOHNSON WINS, SETON STORMS AT QR
Aug 1, 2015
PRE-ROUND, Steven Johnson joked about the pressure of delivering results in front of his friends, family and an army of Queensland fans on his return to racing in his home state this weekend in the ENZED Touring Car Masters.
Junior Johnson didn’t disappoint, delivering pole position and a comprehensive race one victory in today’s Shannons Queensland Tourist Trophy opener in the Ipswich sunshine.
Johnson led from pole position, set a new lap record and won comfortably in today’s race – the first of three this weekend.
JOHNSON, BOWE, MIEDECKE TOP 3 IN QR QUALY
Aug 1, 2015
STEVEN JOHNSON has stormed to pole in qualifying for the Shannons Queensland Tourist Trophy this morning at Queensland Raceway, edging out John Bowe by 0.2s to grab his second pole for 2015.
Johnson needed just five laps to score pole early in the session, electing to sit out much of the second half of the session and save his tyres for race one later today.
Bowe charged hard late in the session and got to within 0.2s of Johnson’s record 1m15.9050s lap but ultimately missed out on pole for only the second time in the past thirteen rounds.Read More
GOMERSALL TOPS PRACTICE ON HOME TURF
Jul 31, 2015
A RECENT UPTURN in form for iSeek Racing Holden Torana driver Jason Gomersall has continued into practice for round five of the ENZED Touring Car Masters this weekend at Queensland Raceway.
The Queenslander took advantage of cooler conditions in the first of today’s two practice sessions to bank a stunning 1m16.7840s lap – underneath John Bowe’s existing circuit qualifying record for TCM cars.
The lap not only saw him on top of the practice times for the first session, but hotter conditions later would see that his time held as the fastest throughout the day.Read More
VALE: BILL PYE
Jul 29, 2015
THE TOURING CAR MASTERS family is shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of our friend, fellow competitor and great racer, Bill Pye.
A staple of the TCM series for several years, TCM understands that Bill was tragically killed in a light aircraft accident on his property near Coonamble, in country New South Wales, earlier this morning.
A committed part of the TCM family, Bill began racing in the series driving a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro and then a Porsche 911, before debuting his latest Camaro last year.Read More
TCM TORQUE – SHANNONS QUEENSLAND TOURIST TROPHY
Jul 28, 2015
2015 MARKS just the third time that the ENZED Touring Car Masters series will have visited Ipswich and Queensland Raceway.
Yet there’s still been plenty of notable stories to emerge from the circuit over the years as the 2015 series enters the second half of a remarkably competitive season.
With only a handful of points splitting the top three drivers in the championship – and both John Bowe and Steven Johnson not out of the equation despite missing rounds – QR could be a key round in this year’s TCM fight. Click through to find out about some of the key points!Read More
BOWE AND JOHNSON SHOW TO CONTINUE AT QR
Jul 24, 2015
THE BOWE and Johnson show will continue during round five of the ENZED Touring Car Masters series at Queensland Raceway next week.
Racings ‘first family’ will be reunited under the John Bowe Racing banner once again at the V8 Supercars Coates Hire Ipswich Supersprint, Steven Johnson to take the wheel of Bowe’s 1969 Ford Mustang for the Shannons Queensland Tourist Trophy after winning the most recent round in Darwin.
Having been beaten by his own car in Darwin last month, Bowe will be keen to get one back on Johnson when he returns to the wheel of the Holden Torana SL/R 5000 in which he won the Winton round in earlier this year.Read More
QUEENSLAND TRANS AM REGULARS TO JOIN TCM GRID
Jul 22, 2015
EIGHT TOP Queensland competitors will join the new-for-2015 2015 ENZED Touring Car Masters (TCM) TransAm class during round five of the Series at Queensland Raceway next week.
A growing relationship between TCM and organisers of the Queensland-based Australian TransAm group will see the TCM field bolstered by the local competitors, who will race for their own class trophy within the broader Touring Car Masters field.
It will ensure that the Shannons Queensland Tourist Trophy has even more relevance to local fans attending the Coates Hire Ipswich Supersprint V8 Supercars Event on July 31-August 2.
LONG TERM FUTURE OF TCM SET
Jul 1, 2015
CAMS, the governing body of Australian motorsport, yesterday released their 'Racing towards 2020' document that sets the pathway for the sport heading into the future. We are pleased to report that the Touring Car Masters are recognised by CAMS as an important part of the racing landscape now and into the future.Read More