BOWE RACES TO 90TH WIN
Jul 30, 2017
JOHN BOWE has won his 90th Touring Car Masters Series race, storming from pole position to win at Queensland Raceway for the ninth time.
The Wilson Security / PAYCE Holden Torana driver withstood a challenge from Steve Johnson at turn one to lead from lights-to-flag in another commanding performance.
Bowe also re-set the TCM Queensland Raceway lap record on the fifth of twelve laps, his 1m16.39s lap undercutting his old benchmark by 0.1 seconds.
Johnson started from the outside of the front row and made the superior start, looking to lead into turn one – however his Mustang locked its inside front brake and understeered wide: allowing not only Bowe but Eddie Abelnica through into second place.
Johnson and Abelnica battled for second spot for the next two laps, running side-by-side through turns five and six in a terrific battle before the big Falcon was able to asset his position and hold on to second spot.
Johnson finished third, while Ryan Hansford held out Jason Gomersall for fourth place in a race-long battle between the pair of Holden Torana’s.
Adam Bressington scored solid championship points with sixth, but not before spending much of his race battling with Keith Kassulke.
Kassulke, a former TCM race and round winner, had held sixth for much of the race before spinning out of the position on the penultimate lap – handing the spot to Bressington.
Adam Garwood stormed from the back of the grid to finish an outstanding seventh; backing up his impressive victory yesterday in the Dometic TCM Trophy Race.
Tony Karanfilovski ran sixth early in the race before spinning on lap eight, ultimately dropping to eighth place.
Shannon O’Brien was another to back up his impressive performance yesterday, finishing ninth, while Cameron Tilley rounded out the top-10 in the Valliant Pacer.
The Anglomoil team had to replace a broken rocker in the car following dramas yesterday.
The race was run without major dramas, save for additional spins by Bob Wisely and Geoff Fane at turn two throughout the race.
Allen Boughen ran strongly in the Mercury Comet before his car seemed to suffer a driveline issue on the penultimate lap – failing to finish.
The final race will be contested at 1:20pm local time and will be shown live on FOX Sports 506.
RACE 2 RESULTS:
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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 5047 12 15:28.0065 5 1:16.3951R 2 48 Brisbanes Cheapest Cars Eddie Abelnica (VIC) Ford Falcon XB Co 5800 12 15:32.7126 6 1:16.7086 3 17 WM Waste / Illusion Gas Log Fi Steve Johnson (QLD) Ford Mustang Fast 5800 12 15:35.7033 4 1:16.7399 4 6 Multispares Racing Ryan Hansford (QLD) Holden Torana SL/R 5000 12 15:40.1106 2 1:17.0706 5 35 Bigmate Racing Jason Gomersall (QLD) HOLDEN Torana A9X 5000 12 15:42.0938 3 1:17.1839 6 95 Whiteline Racing / Fabre Austr Adam Bressington (NSW) Mercury Camaro SS 5800 12 15:46.4416 5 1:17.5555 7 12 Giraffe Civil Contracting Adam Garwood (TAS) Holden Torana SL/R 5047 12 15:50.9242 9 1:17.6621 8 88 TIFS - Warehousing & Distribut Tony Karanfilovski (NSW) Ford Mustang TransAm 5800 12 15:54.4618 3 1:17.6095 9 26 Wanna Burger Shannon O'Brien (QLD) Ford Firebird Trans 5800 12 15:56.8795 8 1:18.4007 10 60 Glennan Transport / ANGLOMOIL Cameron Tilley (NSW) Valiant Pacer 4390 12 15:57.4527 8 1:18.4437 11 46 THD Motorsport Leo Tobin (VIC) Ford Boss Mustang 5000 12 16:00.6704 4 1:18.5476 12 3 Hercules Engines Cameron Mason (NSW) Ford Mustang Fastbac 5000 12 16:01.0717 8 1:18.7488 13 52 Outbound Racing / wheels.com.p Keith Kassulke (QLD) Holden Monaro GTS C 5800 12 16:07.0104 6 1:18.0138 14 4 Skye Sands Rusty French (VIC) Ford Mustang Fast 5800 12 16:09.3695 8 1:19.3225 15 19 Tincone Industrial Services Darren Beale (QLD) Holden Monaro GTS 5800 12 16:44.0576 6 1:22.0752 16 72 GFR Industries Geoff Fane (QLD) Chevrolet Camaro SS 5800 12 16:44.8244 8 1:19.3988 17 7 Wisely Motorsport Bob Wisely (QLD) Ford Torana SL/R 500 5000 12 16:50.0982 9 1:20.8191 DNF 97 John's Furniture Removals Allen Boughen (QLD) Mercury Comet 5000 10 13:38.9105 5 1:20.2161 DNF 85 Whiteline Racing / King Spring Mark King (QLD) Holden Monaro GTS 5800 9 11:59.5504 9 1:18.2829Return