NEXT STOP: MUSCLE CAR MASTERS

2019 Round 5, Sydney Motorsport Park, August 30 - September 1

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SETON STARTS WITH SATURDAY SWEEP AT QR

Jul 27, 2019

AARON SETON has continued the trend of the 2019 Paynter Dixon Touring Car Masters series producing first-time race winners, the third-generation racing talent storming to two victories in an emphatic Saturday sweep at Queensland Raceway.

After Cameron Mason became the third, first-time winner of the season in Friday’s Dometic Trophy Race, Seton added his name to the roster when he led the 10th championship race of the season from lights to flag on Saturday morning.

He backed that up with another win later in the afternoon to head into Sunday’s finale staring down a potential clean sweep at his home circuit.

Seton’s dominant performance came on a day where championship leader Steven Johnson had his worst result of the season; the Team Johnson Mustang failing on the Race 10 formation lap thanks to a fuel pump issue as the car left pit lane.

While he rebounded in the second race to charge from the back of the grid to seventh, Johnson’s 114-point series lead was reduced to just 58 by the end of the challenging day.

However it was another famous racing surname taking all the limelight thanks to a pair of near-perfect drives out in front of the field.

“It’s great to be here, thanks to Leo (Car owner, Leo Tobin) for the opportunity to be here this weekend,” Seton said.

“It’s a great car to drive. My dad and Chris have done a great job setting it up. We’ve been working on it since Winton and we’ve made a lot of changers and it’s really starting to feel good.”

Race 10 saw Seton lead the pack into the first corner from pole position and promptly escape up the road.

The battling behind, however, was competitive with Ryal Harris, John Bowe, Adam Garwood and Ryan Hansford battling over the minors.

Harris looked to have sealed the spot before an upper control arm broke on the left-front corner of his EFS Camaro; the Queenslander remarkable able to limp the car home to sixth position – just – to score valuable points.

The beneficiary was Adam Garwood, who climbed to second, and John Bowe who was third. Hansford just missed the podium while Jim Pollicina scored another strong result in fifth: First of the Pro-Am class contenders.

Harris, Rob Hackwood, Adam Bressington, Marcus Zukanovic and Jason Gomersall completed the 10.

Race 11 stared in similar circumstances with Seton nailing the rolling start and disappearing up the road.

Harris was the big mover, however, with his repaired Camaro storming from sixth to third, and then second, on the first lap with a flying start.

Behind him, Hansford, Bowe and Pollicina scrapped for the final spot on the podium: the all-Torana scrap ultimately going the way of Bowe, Pollicina improving one to fourth position while Hansford slipped to fifth.

A consistent Adam Bressington made ground to sixth position, while a charging Johnson climbed from 23rd to seventh at the line; including making up 10 spots on the opening lap. Hackwood, Zukanovic and Mason completed the top-10.

The race was marred by an opening lap incident when contact at turn four resulted in Adam Garwood’s Whiteline Racing Camaro being turned around.

Collateral damage in the incident saw Ben Dunn hit the rear of Danny Buzadzic’s Torana as the field checked up and took evasive action. Garwood recovered to 12th position, narrowly missing out on pipping Jason Gomersall to the line.

In one of the more remarkable stories of the day, Allen Boughen recorded a pair of 16th placed finishes in his Mercury Comet following an all-night effort to rebuild the car following its hefty crash in Friday’s Dometic Trophy Race.

Steven Johnson’s day, coupled with strong performances from his closest title rivals, have closed the Paynter Dixon Touring Car Masters series standing up ahead of tomorrow’s 12th race of the championship.

Provisionally, Johnson now leads Bowe by just 58 points, Adam Bressington slipping to third position some 85 from the series lead.

Ryal Harris is fourth, just three points behind his fellow Camaro driver, while Jim Pollicina moves to fifth place and continues to lead the Pro-Am standings.

Race 12 of the 2019 championship will commence at 12:10pm on Sunday and will be shown live on FOX Sports 506 and Kayo Sports. 

2019 RACE 10

Pos Car Competitor/Team Driver Vehicle Laps Race Time
             
1 30 Hillier Brothers/THD Motorsp't Aaron Seton (QLD) Boss Mustang 12 15:27.8368
2 85 Whiteline Racing / Giraffe Civ Adam Garwood (TAS) Camaro RS 12 15:32.3335
3 18 Paytner Dixon John Bowe (VIC) Torana SL/R 5000 12 15:33.2511
4 6 Multispares Racing Ryan Hansford (QLD) Torana A9X 12 15:39.0313
5 7 MOCOMM Motorsport Comm'tion Jim Pollicina (NSW) Torana A9X 12 15:39.0904
6 58 EFS 4X4 Accessories Ryal Harris (QLD) Camaro SS 12 15:40.7714
7 24 Wellpro Racing Robert Hackwood (QLD) Pontiac Trans Am 12 15:40.9301
8 95 Whiteline Racing / VDC Adam Bressington (NSW) Camaro SS 12 15:45.2456
9 71 Centec Security Industries Marcus Zukanovic (VIC) Falcon XD 12 15:46.3804
10 35 Bigmate Racing Jason Gomersall (QLD) Torana A9X 12 15:46.8486
11 88 TIFS-Warehousing & Distribut'n Tony Karanfilovski (NSW) Mustang Trans Am 12 15:47.9456
12 60 ANGLOMOIL Lubricants/MD Steel Cameron Tilley (NSW) Valiant Pacer 12 15:53.1134
13 33 Total Fire Solutions Cameron Mason (NSW) Mustang Trans Am 12 15:53.3885
14 3 Western General Body Works Danny Buzadzic (VIC) Torana A9X 12 16:00.4830
15 99 Clifford Construction Ben Dunn (NSW) Chevrolet Monza 12 16:01.1290
16 97 Century Batt/Johns Removals Allen Boughen (QLD) Mercury Comet 12 16:15.5242
17 2 MotorsportSales.com Karl Begg (QLD) Torana A9X 12 16:25.3703
18 5 ACDelco/ Auto Action/ BARC Bruce Williams (VIC) Monaro GTS 11 16:05.9963
19 9 Jesus Racing Andrew Fisher (NSW) Falcon XY GT 9 15:45.2717
DNF 90 Kalus Kenny Intelex Lawyers Sven Burchartz (VIC) Porsche 911 IROC 11 14:55.6667
DNF 902 1902ALAWYER Guy Gibbons (QLD) Monaro GTS 10 13:30.0659
DNF 12 Lighthouse Hotel-Burnett Heads Peter Burnitt (QLD) Torana A9X 9 12:05.6048
DNF 72 GFR Industries Geoff Fane (QLD) Camaro SS 2 2:53.8064
DNF 17 WM Waste / Kubota Steve Johnson (QLD) Mustang Fastback    

2019 RACE 11

Pos Car Competitor/Team Driver Vehicle Laps Race Time
             
1 30 Hillier Brothers/THD Motorsp't Aaron Seton (QLD) Boss Mustang 12 15:35.1677
2 58 EFS 4X4 Accessories Ryal Harris (QLD) Camaro SS 12 15:38.1166
3 18 Paytner Dixon John Bowe (VIC) Torana SL/R 5000 12 15:39.0588
4 7 MOCOMM Motorsport Comm'tion Jim Pollicina (NSW) Torana A9X 12 15:39.7546
5 6 Multispares Racing Ryan Hansford (QLD) Torana A9X 12 15:42.3439
6 95 Whiteline Racing / VDC Adam Bressington (NSW) Camaro SS 12 15:42.6672
7 17 WM Waste / Kubota Steve Johnson (QLD) Mustang Fastback 12 15:43.0865
8 24 Wellpro Racing Robert Hackwood (QLD) Pontiac Trans Am 12 15:49.8453
9 71 Centec Security Industries Marcus Zukanovic (VIC) Falcon XD 12 15:50.8439
10 33 Total Fire Solutions Cameron Mason (NSW) Mustang Trans Am 12 15:50.9393
11 35 Bigmate Racing Jason Gomersall (QLD) Torana A9X 12 15:51.6653
12 85 Whiteline Racing / Giraffe Civ Adam Garwood (TAS) Camaro RS 12 15:51.8810
13 88 TIFS-Warehousing & Distribut'n Tony Karanfilovski (NSW) Mustang Trans Am 12 15:54.9000
14 60 ANGLOMOIL Lubricants/MD Steel Cameron Tilley (NSW) Valiant Pacer 12 16:00.5720
15 9 Jesus Racing Andrew Fisher (NSW) Falcon XY GT 12 16:09.7658
16 97 Century Batt/Johns Removals Allen Boughen (QLD) Mercury Comet 12 16:13.1555
17 2 MotorsportSales.com Karl Begg (QLD) Torana A9X 12 16:14.8721
18 5 ACDelco/ Auto Action/ BARC Bruce Williams (VIC) Monaro GTS 12 16:20.0641
19 3 Western General Body Works Danny Buzadzic (VIC) Torana A9X 12 16:21.0575
20 902 1902ALAWYER Guy Gibbons (QLD) Monaro GTS 12 16:25.5115
21 50 13CABS Allan Hughes (QLD) Torana SL/R 5000 12 16:40.8195
22 99 Clifford Construction Ben Dunn (NSW) Chevrolet Monza 11 16:37.4402
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