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5 September 2015 | General

BOWE AND ABELNICA MAKE ALL-AUSSIE FRONT ROW

IN A qualifying performance dominated by Aussie cars John Bowe has scored his eighth Sydney Motorsport Park Touring Car Masters pole position this morning at the Muscle Car Masters.

The Holden Torana SL/R 5000 driver set a TCM track qualifying record time of 1m39.8691s on his sixth of seven laps to score the top spot over Eddie Abelnica’s Sydney’s Cheapest Cars XB Falcon Coupe’.

Abelnica’s 1m40.7389s was comfortably under the existing TCM race lap record as was third-placed Glenn Seton’s Thunder Road Racing Ford Mustang Coupe.

Pro Master points leader Andrew Miedecke qualified his Lubrimaxx Camaro fourth with Jason Gomersall fifth in the iSeek Torana SL/R 5000.

Neil Crompton made a strong impression on his TCM qualifying debut logging the sixth fastest time in the PAYCE Ford Mustang he’s borrowed from Steven Johnson – and John Bowe – for a one-off Muscle Car Masters cameo this weekend.

Tony Karanfilovski Mark King Jim Richards and the returning Brett Youlden completed the top-10.

Notable performances: Cameron Tilley put the rebuilt Valliant Pacer 13th Tony Edwards put his XA GT Falcon 17th having driven up from Melbourne yesterday and David Falvey ended up 19th in the debut of the two-door Torana to TCM competition.

After enduring engine dramas in practice yesterday – that necessitated an engine change in the afternoon – 16-year-old Tasmanian driver Adam Garwood’s tough TCM initiation continued completing just two laps in his Sunliner Torana.

Race one gets underway at 12:50pm local time today with live timing available here.

QUALIFYING – MUSCLE CAR TOURIST TROPHY

Pos Car  Driver                   Competitor/Team                Vehicle              Cap   CL   Laps   Fastest...Lap        Gap1    18  John Bowe (VIC)          DUNLOP SUPER DEALERS / WILSON  Holden Torana Sl/R 5 5047          7     6 1:39.8691* 2    48  Eddie Albelnica          SYDNEYS CHEAPEST CARS          Ford Falcon XB Coupe 5800          9     8 1:40.7389  0:00.86983    30  Glenn Seton (QLD)        THUNDER ROAD RACING AUSTRALIA  Ford Mustang Coupe   5000          8     7 1:41.0884  0:01.21934    95  Andrew Miedecke          WHITELINE TRANSPORT RACING / K Chevrolet Camaro SS  5800          8     3 1:41.1638  0:01.29475    35  Jason Gomersall          ISEEK RACING                   Holden Torana Sl/R 5 5047          9     3 1:41.4013  0:01.53226     7  Neil Crompton (NSW)      PAYCE / WILSON SECURITY        Ford Mustang Trans A 5800          6     5 1:41.9420  0:02.07297    88  Tony Karanfilovski       TIFS WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTIO Ford Mustang Trans A 5800          8     3 1:41.9983  0:02.12928    85  Mark King                WHITELINE TRANSPORT RACING / K Chevrolet Camaro RS  5800          8     3 1:42.1142  0:02.24519     2  Jim Richards (VIC)       SHANNONS INSURANCE             AMC Javelin          5890          9     3 1:42.3182  0:02.449110   56  Brett Youlden            GABRIEL SHOCK ABSORBERS        Holden HQ Monaro     5800          7     3 1:42.4761  0:02.607011   20  Ian Palmer (QLD)         STORAGE KING                   Pontiac Trans-Am     5800          8     2 1:42.7551  0:02.886012   25  Paul Freestone (VIC)     FREESTONES TRANSPORT / FREESTO Chevrolet Camaro SS  5800          9     4 1:43.1411  0:03.272013   60  Cameron Tilley (NSW)      GLENNAN TRANSPORT/TILLEY'S RA Valliant Pacer       4390          8     2 1:43.1874  0:03.318314    4  Rusty French (VIC)       SKYE SANDS                     Mustang Fastback     5800          6     3 1:43.5866  0:03.717515    6  Chris Stillwell (VIC)    CHRIS STILLWELL RACING         Ford/ Mustang Trans  5000          8     5 1:44.4868  0:04.617716   74  Wayne Mercer             LYNDWAYS BUILDERS              Ford Falcon XY GTHO  5800          8     3 1:44.6996  0:04.830517   11  Tony Edwards             LION MILL SOLUTIONS / ULTRA PE Ford Falcon XA GT    5768          6     5 1:45.4762  0:05.607118   46  Leo Tobin (VIC)          THD MOTORSPORT                 Holden HQ Monaro     5810          7     5 1:46.8957  0:07.026619   76  David Falvey (NSW)       FALVEY BROS/SAVY MOTORSPORT    Holden Torana SS     5700          8     8 1:48.4470  0:08.577920   12  Adam Garwood             GIRAFFE CIVIL CONTRACTING      Holden Torana SL/R 5 6000          2     2 8:46.6293  7:06.7602