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20 June 2015 | General

BOWE NARROWLY GRABS SEVENTH DARWIN POLE

STEVEN JOHNSON gave it a red hot go but fell just short of beating John Bowe to pole position for the ENZED Thunder in the Valley this morning in Darwin.

Bowe set a record 1m12.3826s lap earlier in qualifying and looked set to score a relatively comfortable pole position beofore a late run from Johnson saw him edge closer.

His last flyer of 1m12.5022s fell just 0.1196s short of denying Bowe his sixth straight and seventh Darwin pole postion overall.

A strong Jim Richards put his Shannons AMC Javelin third 0.5s behind the warring teammates who locked out the front row. Richards in turn just edged Andrew Miedecke’s Lubrimaxx Camaro for the spot – the Camaro driver just 0.0052s behind Richards in fourth after a late charge up the order. 

A strong fifth from Greg Crick made it five brands in the top five – Holden leading Ford AMC Chevrolet and Charger to the top spots this morning – the five covered by just one second. 

Jason Gomersall continued his strong run of Darwin qualifying results adding a sixth-placed effort today to fourth in 2013 and fifth last year.

Gavin Bullas will start race one from seventh in his Ford Mustang in front of the Falcon GTHO of Andrew Fisher Eddie Abelnica’s XB Falcon and Cameron Tilley’s hard-driven Valliant Pacer.

Race one gets underway at 12:20pm local time today and can be viewed live on FOX Motorsport – channel 506.

ENZED TOURING CAR MASTERS – DARWIN QUALIFYING

Pos Car  Competitor/Team                Driver                   Vehicle              Cap   CL   Laps   Fastest...Lap        Gap1    18  Dunlop Super Dealers/Wilson Se John Bowe (VIC)          Torana SLR 5000      5800          4     4 1:12.3826R 2    17  Payce/Wilson Security          Steven Johnson (QLD)     Ford Mustang TransAm 5800          7     7 1:12.5022r 0:00.11963     2  Shannons Insurance             Jim Richards (VIC)       AMC Javelin          5890          5     2 1:13.0751r 0:00.69254    95  Whiteline Transport Racing/Lub Andrew Miedecke (NSW)    Chevrolet Camaro SS  5800         11    11 1:13.0803r 0:00.69775    75  Mopar Performance              Greg Crick (TAS)         Chrysler Charger E55 5570          8     5 1:13.4407r 0:01.05816    35  iseek Racing                   Jason Gomersall (QLD)    Torana SLR 5000      5047         12    10 1:13.7743  0:01.39177    16  Rain City Racing               Gavin Bullas (VIC)       Ford Mustang Fastbac 5800         11     9 1:13.8789  0:01.49638     9  Jesus Racing                   Andrew Fisher (NSW)      Ford Falcon XY GTHO  5800         10     4 1:14.4084  0:02.02589    48  Darwin Cheapest Cars           Eddie Abelnica (VIC)     Ford Falcon XB Coupe 5800          9     9 1:14.5444  0:02.161810   60  Glennan's Transport            Cameron Tilley (NSW)     Valiant Pacer        4390         10     9 1:14.5475  0:02.164911   52  Outbound Racing/wheels.com.pg  Keith Kassulke (QLD)     Ford Falcon XB Coupe 5800         10     8 1:14.5909  0:02.208312   88  TIFS - Warehousing & Distribut Tony Karanfilovski (NSW) Ford Mustang Trans A 5800          8     6 1:14.7076  0:02.325013   85  Whiteline Transport Racing/Kin Mark King (QLD)          Chevrolet Camaro RS  5800         10     9 1:14.9194  0:02.536814    3  Hercules Engines               Cameron Mason (NSW)      Ford Mustang Fastbac 5000          8     4 1:15.5063  0:03.123715   46  THD Motorsport                 Leo Tobin (VIC)          Holden HQ Monaro     5810          6     6 1:15.7239  0:03.341316   99  Outbound Racing/Treloar Roses  Garry Treloar (VIC)      Holden HQ Monaro     5810          9     5 1:15.7343  0:03.351717   74  Lyndways Builders/Mick Webb's  Wayne Mercer (VIC)       Ford Falcon XY GTHO  5800         10     4 1:15.8798  0:03.497218    7  calga.biz                      Bill Pye (NSW)           Chevrolet Camaro     5800          7     5 1:15.9288  0:03.546219   15  Hercules Engines               Steve Mason (NSW)        Chevrolet Camaro     5800          5     3 1:16.0718  0:03.689220   10  Sunliner RV                    Tony Hunter (VIC)        Chevrolet Monza 2+2  5000          6     6 1:16.8228  0:04.4402