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22 May 2016 | General

SETON STARS IN SENSATIONAL TCM TROPHY RACE AT WINTON

JOHN BOWE may have won the third round of the 2016 Touring Car Masters but fellow racing legend Glenn Seton was arguably the star of the show at Winton Motor Raceway this weekend.

Bowe repeated his 2015 winning performance aboard the Payce / Wilson Security Holden Torana SL/R 5000 by winning races one and two at Winton – while Seton stormed from 16th to 1st in a thrilling trophy race later in the day.

The 12-lap sprint was a thriller with Seton calmly working his way through the field to get to second place by the start of the penultimate lap.

He then chased down leader Adam Garwood and grabbed the lead with a stunning pass at turn nine on the final lap – becoming the sixth different winner from the 2016 season so far.

Seton finished third in races one and two at Winton – making it five straight races in third place for the Thunder Road Racing Team Mustang at the Winton circuit. His thrilling performance in the Waeco Trophy Race was just his second ever TCM race win and the first for the team.

His victory was also the first for a Ford Mustang since the final round of the 2015 season – the eight races between wins the longest ever streak without the iconic Ford brand winning in TCM history.

Garwood finished second in the WAECO-supported Trophy race while Tony Karanfilovski finished third.

The race was action-packed from the start and saw an intense battle for much of it’s duration between Greg Garwood (Ford Capri) and Cameron Tilly (Valliant Pacer).

The pair ultimately finished fourth and fifth respectively while John Bowe started 20th and finished sixth. Andrew Fisher Bruce Williams Sven Burchartz and Eddie Abelnica completed the top10.

Bowe won the ProMaster round ahead of Glenn Seton and Steven Johnson his second round win in a row this year.

Jason Gomersall won the ProAm round in his brand-new Holden Torana A9X showing the race winning potential of both car and driver this weekend.

Having qualified second and finished in the same position in race one on Saturday Gomersall led race two for three laps holding off John Bowe’s four-door Torana until the defending champion was able to sneak by at turn one.

He then held off the advances of Glenn Seton in a battle for third backing up his earlier performance.

Gomersall labelled the performance his ‘best ever’ in TCM after having previously not enjoyed the best of luck at the Winton venue.

Andrew Fisher and Jason Gomersall completed the ProAm podium at Winton.

Porsche 911 racer Sven Burchartz edged out Adam Garwood to win his first ProSports round of 2016 while TCM newcomer Darren Beale finished third on his debut – racing the ex-Leo Tobin HQ GTS Monaro.

The next round of the Touring Car Masters series will see the championship return to Darwin’s Hidden Valley Raceway.

John Bowe leads the ProMasters standings by just 56 points former teammate Stephen Johnson currently second following a consistent start to his championship.

Eddie Abelnica sits third in the standings a further 13 points behind Johnson heading into a circuit which should suit his Melbourne’s Cheapest Cars XB Falcon.

Jason Gomersall holds a strong lead in the ProAm standings after three rounds while Adam Garwood has an even stronger margin at the top of the ProSports standings.

2016 STANDINGS – CLICK HERE

RACE 2 RESULTS:

Pos Car  Competitor/Team                Driver                   Vehicle              Cap   CL Laps     Race.Time Fastest...Lap1    18  Wilson Security / PAYCE        John Bowe (VIC)          1974 Holden Torana   5047       12    17:46.5184   3 1:28.0049R2    35  iseek Racing                   Jason Gomersall (QLD)    1978 Holden Torana   5000       12    17:53.3861   9 1:28.5618 3    30  Thunder Road Racing Team Aust. Glenn Seton (QLD)        1964 Ford Mustang    5000       12    17:53.6881   9 1:28.6245 4    17  Synergy Race Engines           Steve Johnson (QLD)      1971 Ford Falcon XY  5800       12    17:56.6832   9 1:29.0366 5     2  Shannons Insurance             Jim Richards (VIC)       1972 AMC Javelin     5898       12    18:07.3132   4 1:29.3381 6    48  Melbournes Cheapest Cars       Eddie Abelnica (VIC)     1974 Ford Falcon XB  5800       12    18:10.8151   9 1:29.6396 7    85  Whiteline Racing / King Spring Mark King (QLD)          1970 ChevroletCamaro 5800       12    18:11.9229   8 1:29.8196 8    12  Giraffe Civil Contracting      Adam Garwood (TAS)       1974 Holden Torana   5047       12    18:12.6928   8 1:29.8609 9    90  Werks Garage/KalusKennyIterlex Sven Burchartz (VIC)     1974 Porsche 911 RS  3600       12    18:13.4477  11 1:28.8883 10   88  TIFS Warehousing & Distrb'tion Tony Karanfilovski (NSW) 1969 Ford Mustang    5800       12    18:15.7821  11 1:29.6551 11    5  Performance&Race Tech Services Bruce Williams (VIC)     1974 Holden Torana   5000       12    18:17.0182   7 1:29.6964 12    9  Jesus Racing                   Andrew Fisher (NSW)      1971 Ford Falcon XY  5800       12    18:23.0994   5 1:29.9761 13   46  THD Motorsport                 Leo Tobin (VIC)          1969 FordBossMustang 5000       12    18:32.6544   8 1:31.3550 14    4  Skye Sands                     Rusty French (VIC)       1970 Ford Mustang    5800       12    18:36.4870  10 1:30.6205 15   74  Lyndways Builders              Wayne Mercer (VIC)       1971 Ford Falcon XY  5800       12    18:39.1638   4 1:31.8626 16   60  Glennan Transport/ANGLOMOIL    Cameron Tilley (NSW)     1969 Valiant Pacer   4390       12    18:39.8076   7 1:30.1916 17    7  Werks Garage / Red Rock Winery Rohan Little (VIC)       1974 Porsche 911 RS  3600       12    18:57.8863   7 1:32.0971 18   21  Giraffe Civil Contracting      Greg Garwood (TAS)       1972 Ford Capri      5000       12    18:58.6397  10 1:30.6448 19   19  Tincone Industrial Services    Darren Beale (QLD)       1972 Holden Monaro   5800       11    19:01.5882   6 1:37.0878 

RACE 3 RESULTS:

Pos Car  Competitor/Team                Driver                   Vehicle              Cap   CL Laps     Race.Time Fastest...Lap1    30  Thunder Road Racing Team Aust. Glenn Seton (QLD)        1964 Ford Mustang    5000       12    18:10.2216  11 1:28.0895*2    12  Giraffe Civil Contracting      Adam Garwood (TAS)       1974 Holden Torana   5047       12    18:11.0129   3 1:30.0461 3    88  TIFS Warehousing & Distrb'tion Tony Karanfilovski (NSW) 1969 Ford Mustang    5800       12    18:16.1917   7 1:30.0930 4    21  Giraffe Civil Contracting      Greg Garwood (TAS)       1972 Ford Capri      5000       12    18:16.7176   8 1:29.8209 5    60  Glennan Transport/ANGLOMOIL    Cameron Tilley (NSW)     1969 Valiant Pacer   4390       12    18:18.1295   7 1:30.1590 6    18  Wilson Security / PAYCE        John Bowe (VIC)          1974 Holden Torana   5047       12    18:19.3428   5 1:28.5610 7     9  Jesus Racing                   Andrew Fisher (NSW)      1971 Ford Falcon XY  5800       12    18:20.2578   4 1:29.9613 8     5  Performance&Race Tech Services Bruce Williams (VIC)     1974 Holden Torana   5000       12    18:21.5698   5 1:28.8136 9    90  Werks Garage/KalusKennyIterlex Sven Burchartz (VIC)     1974 Porsche 911 RS  3600       12    18:22.2379   8 1:28.8119 10   48  Melbournes Cheapest Cars       Eddie Abelnica (VIC)     1974 Ford Falcon XB  5800       12    18:24.0366   5 1:29.9742 11    2  Shannons Insurance             Jim Richards (VIC)       1972 AMC Javelin     5898       12    18:24.3434   8 1:30.1871 12   35  iseek Racing                   Jason Gomersall (QLD)    1978 Holden Torana   5000       12    18:24.7067   6 1:29.9412 13   74  Lyndways Builders              Wayne Mercer (VIC)       1971 Ford Falcon XY  5800       12    18:38.5694  11 1:30.9076 14    4  Skye Sands                     Rusty French (VIC)       1970 Ford Mustang    5800       12    18:51.6114   4 1:30.2539 15   85  Whiteline Racing / King Spring Mark King (QLD)          1970 ChevroletCamaro 5800       12    19:18.9486   6 1:30.6653 16   19  Tincone Industrial Services    Darren Beale (QLD)       1972 Holden Monaro   5800       11    18:38.6929   5 1:38.2501 17   17  Synergy Race Engines           Steve Johnson (QLD)      1971 Ford Falcon XY  5800       10    18:13.1476   5 1:29.9861 DNF  46  THD Motorsport                 Leo Tobin (VIC)          1969 FordBossMustang 5000        6     9:20.1690   5 1:31.3534 DNF   7  Werks Garage / Red Rock Winery Rohan Little (VIC)       1974 Porsche 911 RS  3600        6     9:43.1552   4 1:33.9697