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9 October 2015 | General

JOHNSON BEATS BOWE AT BATHURST

 

IN A BATTLE of famous Bathurst surnames Johnson has led home Bowe in the first of three races in round seven of the ENZED Touring Car Masters at Mount Panorama.

The Ford Mustang driver led from pole survived dramas at turn one and then powered away to victory following a safety car to record his 9th win from 10 starts to date this season.

Johnson also set a new TCM Bathurst lap record at 2m19.4587s on his final tour of the shortened five lap race one he ultimately won by two seconds.

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The race commenced with dramas at turn one as Andrew Miedecke passed Eddie Abelnica up the inside of Hell corner.

As the Camaro was making the move and past the Falcon second-placed starter Glenn Seton swept across from the outside contacting Miedecke’s Camaro and spinning out of second place.

Miedecke suffered damage to his left front corner and was forced to pit for repairs while Seton was relegated to the back of the field.

The drama continued on the run up Mountain Straight as Jason Gomersall and Mark King briefly touched as the pair approached the famous ‘hump’ on the 1.1km long straight.

Gomersall’s iSeek Racing Torana subsequently fired off the road on the drivers’ right impacting the wall heavily on the right-front corner.

The driver emerged unscathed with the Matt Stone Racing outfit that prepares the car – led by veteran V8 Supercars team owner and engineer Jim Stone – immediately going to work on repairing the car in time for tomorrow’s second race.

Bowe took advantage of the turn one dramas to sneak his way into second from his fifth-placed starting position.

He then held out advances from Eddie Abelnica following the three-lap Safety Car interruption the XB Falcon driver finishing third to secure his seventh podium finish of the race.

Brett Youlden took advantage of the issues in front to jump to fifth place pressuring Jim Richards in the two-lap dash to the flag in their battle for fourth.

With Miedecke finishing further down the field Richards extended his margin at the top of the TCM series standings following his strong finish.

Mark King finished sixth Andrew Fisher seventh Cameron Mason eighth Tony Karanfilovski ninth and Paul Freestone tenth.

The TCM Mountain Masters presented by ENZED Shannons and Rare Spares continues tomorrow with race two – broadcast live on FOX Sports Motorsport and Network Ten.

The TCM family extends their thoughts of support to Chaz Mostert and the five officials involved in today’s V8 Supercars qualifying accident. Our best wishes to their speedy recovery!

ENZED Touring Car Masters – Race 1 results

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Pos Car  Competitor/Team                Driver                   Vehicle              Cap   CL Laps     Race.Time Fastest...Lap1    17  PAYCE/Wilson Security          Steven Johnson (QLD)     1969 Ford Mustang Tr 5800        5    16:28.5527   5 2:19.4587R2    18  Dunlop Super Dealers/ Wilson S John Bowe (VIC)          1974 Holden  Torana  5047        5    16:30.5975   5 2:20.2475r3    48  Sydneys Cheapest Cars          Eddie Abelnica (VIC)     1974 Ford Falcon XB  5800        5    16:33.2288   5 2:21.5329 4     2  Shannons Insurance             Jim Richards (VIC)       1972 AMC Javelin     5890        5    16:33.4966   5 2:21.3643 5    56  Gabriel Shock Absorbers        Brett Youlden (VIC)      1972 Holden  HQ Mona 5800        5    16:35.1353   5 2:21.9745 6    85  Whiteline Transport Racing / K Mark King (QLD)          1970 Chevrolet Camar 5800        5    16:36.2298   5 2:22.2290 7     9  Jesus Racing                   Andrew Fisher (NSW)      1971 Ford Falcon XY  5800        5    16:38.0574   5 2:22.9383 8     3  Hercules Engines               Cameron Mason (NSW)      1966 Ford Mustang Fa 5000        5    16:38.6734   5 2:23.2710 9    88  TIFS - Warehousing & Distribut Tony Karanfilovski (NSW) 1969 Ford Mustang Tr 5800        5    16:43.6548   4 2:25.0730 10   25  Freestones Transport/Freestone Paul Freestone (VIC)     1968 Chevrolet Camar 5800        5    16:44.3202   4 2:25.0976 11   10  Sunliner RV                    Tony Hunter (VIC)        1971 Chevrolet Monza 5000        5    16:48.8544   5 2:27.5764 12   30  Thunder Road Racing Australia  Glenn Seton (QLD)        1964 Ford Mustang Co 5000        5    16:50.4878   5 2:25.1846 13   11  Lion Mill Solutions/Ultra Perf Tony Edwards (VIC)       1973 Ford Falcon XA  5768        5    16:51.1340   5 2:28.6198 14    4  Skye Sands                     Rusty French (VIC)       1970 Ford Mustang Fa 5800        5    16:52.4765   5 2:28.8600 15   12  Giraffe Civil Contracting      Adam Garwood (TAS)       1974 Holden  Torana  5047        5    16:53.1469   5 2:27.8307 16   74  Lyndways Builders              Wayne Mercer (VIC)       1971 Ford Falcon XY  5800        5    16:54.3039   5 2:28.0941 17   60  Glennan Transport / Tilleys Ra Cameron Tilley (NSW)     1969 Valiant Pacer   4390        5    16:54.6510   5 2:29.1699 18   46  THD Motorsport                 Leo Tobin (VIC)          1972 Holden  HQ Mona 5810        5    16:57.5470   5 2:29.8529 19   90  Kalus Kenny Intelex            Sven Burchartz (VIC)     1974 Porsche 911 IRO 3600        5    16:58.3850   5 2:29.9588 20   95  Whiteline Transport Racing / L Andrew Miedecke (NSW)    1969 Chevrolet Camar 5800        4    16:52.5324   3 4:04.4095 DNF  35  iseek Racing                   Jason Gomersall (QLD)    1974 Holden  Torana  5047      DNF   7  Red Rock Winery                Rohan Little (VIC)       1974 Porsche 911 IRO 3600