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18 June 2016 | General

ITS THE TORANA 1-2 SHOW AGAIN IN DARWIN

JOHN BOWE and Jason Gomersall have qualified first and second for the fourth round of the 2016 Touring Car Masters series generating a Holden Torana front-row lock out for the second straight round.

Gomersall led the session early before Bowe was able to post another of his customary one-lap screamers to deny the A9X Torana pilot his first Pole position. The final margin between the pair was just 0.3 seconds.

Bowe’s pole time of 1m12.5197s was actually 0.3s slower than the qualifying record established last year and Gomersall’s fastest lap yesterday with different track conditions denying the chance for record lap times.

Steven Johnson qualified his Falcon GTHO an impressive third just 0.4s away from the time banked by Bowe despite missing much of yesterday’s opening practice session with technical issues.

Glenn Seton charged to fourth place while Eddie Abelnica and Jim Richards will start fifth and sixth respectively. 

Mark King Tony Karanfilovski Andrew Fisher and Adam Garwood completed the top-10 ahead of today’s first race scheduled for 1:45pm local time.

The session ran without interruption however a technical issue relegated the Valliant Pacer driven by Cameron Tilley to pit lane after just three laps.

The cause of the technical issue is currently unknown however fire extinguisher was briefly required for use under the bonnet of the popular Chrysler product. Updates will be forthcoming via the TCM social channels on Facebook and Twitter.

The race will be live on FOX Sports Channel 506.

QUALIFYING RESULTS:

Pos Car  Competitor/Team                Driver                   Vehicle              Cap   CL   Laps   Fastest...Lap        Gap1    18  Wilson Security/PAYCE          John Bowe (VIC)          Holden Torana SL/R 5 5047          4     4 1:12.5197* 2    35  iseek Racing                   Jason Gomersall (QLD)    Holden Torana A9X    5000          9     3 1:12.9077  0:00.38803    17  Synergy Race Engines           Steve Johnson (QLD)      Ford Falcon XY GTHO  5800          7     6 1:12.9274  0:00.40774    30  Thunder Road Racing Team Austr Glenn Seton (QLD)        Ford Mustang Coupe   5000         11     7 1:13.3880  0:00.86835    48  Darwin's Cheapest Cars         Eddie Abelnica (VIC)     Ford Falcon XB Coupe 5800         10     8 1:13.6567  0:01.13706     2  Shannons Insurance             Jim Richards (VIC)       AMC Javelin          5898          6     2 1:13.6668  0:01.14717    85  Whiteline Racing/King Springs  Mark King (QLD)          Chevrolet Camaro RS  5800         11    11 1:14.3653  0:01.84568    88  TIFS - Warehousing & Distribut Tony Karanfilovski (NSW) Ford Mustang Trans A 5800          8     7 1:14.3754  0:01.85579     9  Jesus Racing                   Andrew Fisher (NSW)      Ford Falcon XY GTHO  5800         10     5 1:14.5755  0:02.055810   12  Giraffe Civil Contracting      Adam Garwood (TAS)       Holden Torana SL/R 5 5047         13     7 1:15.1377  0:02.618011   74  Lyndways Builders              Wayne Mercer (VIC)       Ford Falcon XY GTHO  5800         12    11 1:15.2852  0:02.765512   21  Giraffe Civil Contracting      Greg Garwood (TAS)       Ford Capri Perana    5000         13    12 1:15.5037  0:02.984013   60  Glennan Transport/ANGLOMOIL Lu Cameron Tilley (NSW)     Valiant Pacer        4390          3     3 1:16.1683  0:03.648614   95  Whiteline Racing/CAV Power     Bob Middleton (SA)       Chevrolet Camaro SS  5800          7     3 1:16.2618  0:03.742115    4  Skye Sands                     Rusty French (VIC)       Ford Mustang Fastbac 5800          7     3 1:16.4029  0:03.883216   22  Aussie Muscle Car Run/PRT Fa   Nigel Benson (SA)        Holden Monaro GTS    5800          5     5 1:18.3955  0:05.875817   65  Cannon Trailers                Michael Cannon (QLD)     Ford Falcon XY GTHO  5800         12     2 1:19.3399  0:06.820218   19  Tincone Industrial Services    Darren Beale (QLD)       Holden Monaro GTS    5800         11    11 1:20.2277  0:07.708019   43  Treloar Roses/Mick Wilson Plum Mick Wilson (VIC)        Ccrysler Charger RT  4390          7     7 1:21.7892  0:09.2695