Hidden Valley Raceway

2017 Round 3 - June 16-18, Darwin, NT

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BRESSINGTON CHALLENGES, BOWE WINS RACE TWO IN ADELAIDE

Mar 4, 2017

A STERN challenge from Adam Bressington’s Whiteline Racing Chevrolet Camaro wasn’t quite enough to unseat John Bowe’s run at the pointy-end of the Touring Car Masters field, today at the Clipsal 500.

Bowe took his second win from two starts this morning, however it was Bressington who applied the most pressure and became the first person to lead Bowe’s Torana this year when he jumped to the point on the first lap.

The Yellow Camaro edged out Bowe though the Senna chicane, though Bowe worked his way past a lap later to assume a lead he’d never lose.

Once in front he eased away to another win, re-setting the TCM lap record in Adelaide to 1m29.2812s in the process.

Bressington was a safe second - however behind him there was a huge contest for the final spot in the top three.

Ryan Hansford briefly held the spot on lap one; however steering damage on the opening lap ruled out the Multispares Torana that had impressed on Friday.

Jason Gomersall then assumed the spot in his A9X Torana, but dropped to sixth place on the fifth lap during a four-way dice that included Andrew Fisher, Mark King and Cameron Tilley.

Fisher then assumed third place and was able to hold the spot through to the end of the race, delivering the brand-new Falcon GTHO its first TCM podium.

Mark King also improved one spot from the first race, grabbing fourth to continue the strong from from the Adelaide-based Whiteline Racing this weekend.

Steven Johnson finished fifth, charging from 18th place in Mustang Sally after yesterday’s unfortunate non-finish.

Gomersall was sixth in the BigMate Torana, Jim Richards seventh in the Shannons AMC Javelin and Brad Tilley eighth in his Ford Mustang.

Tony Karanfilovski and Adam Garwood finished ninth and tenth, despite contact between the Mustang and Torana saw the young Tasmanian spun through 360-degrees after contact in the final corner early in the race.

Cameron Tilley was a non-finisher in the Anglomoil Pacer after a strong showing early in the race, while Rory O’Neill and Hansford were also non-finishers.

Leo Tobin won ProSports by finishing 15th outright in his THD Motorsport Ford Mustang.

South Aussie Bernie Stack levelled the score in the all-Porsche IROC Challenge affair, beating race one winner Sven Burchartz by less than 0.3 seconds today – Manny Palyaris third.

The third and final race of the weekend will see the TCM Trophy Race contested over 10-laps on Sunday morning at 9:20am.

RACE 2 RESULTS - CLIPSAL 500 ADELAIDE

Pos Car  Competitor/Team                Driver                   Vehicle              Cap   CL Laps     Race.Time Fastest...Lap

1    18  Wilson Security / PAYCE        John Bowe (Vic)          Holden Torana SL/R 5 5047       10    15:05.2292   3 1:29.2812R
2    95  Whiteline Racing / Fabre Austr Adam Bressington (NSW)   Chevrolet Camaro SS  5800       10    15:11.4962   4 1:29.8679 
3     9  Jesus Racing                   Andrew Fisher (NSW)      Ford Falcon XY GTHO  5800       10    15:14.6367   8 1:30.1967 
4    85  Whiteline Racing / King Spring Mark King (Qld)          Chevrolet Camaro RS  5800       10    15:15.2920   8 1:30.2457 
5    17  WM Waste / Illusion Gas Log Fi Steve Johnson (Qld)      Ford Mustang Fastbac 5800       10    15:24.0798   3 1:29.7899 
6    35  Bigmate Racing                 Jason Gomersall (Qld)    Holden Torana        5000       10    15:25.5570   2 1:30.1616 
7     2  Shannons Insurance             Jim Richards (Vic)       AMC Javelin          5890       10    15:30.3271   9 1:30.4052 
8    28  Speedgas / Tilley Auto Garage  Brad Tilley (NSW)        Ford Mustang Coupe   4735       10    15:35.2260   8 1:31.5385 
9    88  TIFS - Warehousing & Distribut Metodia Karanfilovsk NSW Ford Mustang Trans A 5800       10    15:35.7261   5 1:31.1892 
10   12  Giraffe Civil Contracting      Adam Garwood (TAS)       Holden Torana SL/R 5 5047       10    15:40.9746   9 1:30.9435 
11   74  Lyndways Builders              Wayne Mercer (Vic)       Ford Falcon XY GTHO  5800       10    15:49.1991   6 1:32.9620 
12    8  Lady Luck Racing               Terry Lawlor (NSW)       Ford Mustang Coupe   5000       10    15:49.7634   3 1:32.7257 
13    3  Hercules Engines               Steve Mason (NSW)        Ford Mustang Fastbac 5000       10    15:50.2792   6 1:32.4933 
14   56  Wasp Steering & Suspension     Brett Youlden (Vic)      Holden Monaro GTS    6000       10    15:54.0183   4 1:31.6491 
15   46  THD Motorsport                 Leo Tobin (Vic)          Ford Boss Mustang    5000       10    16:00.9975  10 1:33.3514 
16   38  Gawler Self Storage            Bernie Stack (SA)        Porsche 911 IROC     3600       10    16:04.0031   5 1:33.4468 
17   90  Kalus Kenny Interlex  / Werks  Sven Burchartz (Vic)     Porsche 911 IROC     3600       10    16:04.3534   5 1:32.5705 
18   97  John's Furniture Removals      Allen Boughen (Qld)      Mercury Comet        5000       10    16:30.9946   5 1:34.3628 
19   91  SA Structural                  Manny Palyaris (SA)      Porsche 911 IROC     3200       10    16:37.5357  10 1:36.4962 
20   19  Tincone Industrial Services    Darren Beale (Qld)       Holden Monaro GTS    5800       10    16:38.7136   3 1:37.0603 
21   77  Red Rock Winery / Werks RRR    Rohan Little (Vic)       Porsche 911 IROC     3600        9    15:29.9999   7 1:38.9065 
22    7  Wisely Motorsport              Bob Wisely (Qld)         Holden Torana SL/R 5 5000        9    16:46.5361   9 1:45.0514 
DNF  60  Glennan Transport / ANGLOMOIL  Cameron Tilley (NSW)     Valiant Pacer        4390        6     9:17.0045   3 1:30.2886 
DNF  13  Mark Poole Motorsport          Rory O'Neill (SA)        Porsche 911 IROC     3600        4     6:57.0298   4 1:40.9529 
DNF   6  Multispares Racing             Ryan Hansford (Qld)      Holden Torana SL/R 5 5000      

 

 

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