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23 July 2016 | General

BOWE BOUNCES BACK AT QUEENSLAND RACEWAY

JOHN BOWE has rebounded from one of his worst ever Touring Car Masters qualifying performances to win race two today at Queensland Raceway.

Meanwhile Glenn Seton has edged closer to the lead of the championship thanks to a race one victory and second in race two as he sets course towards his second ever TCM round victory – with just one race to come tomorrow.

Bowe started race one 23rd and last after being relegated to the back of the grid after stopping on track during an already fraught 20-minute qualifying session on Saturday morning.

Bowe had battled with electrical issues in his Bendigo Retro Muscle Cars Holden which ensured he had only set the 14th fastest time before he was ultimately relegated to the back of the grid.

However a storming drive to fourth place in race one set Bowe up perfectly for a second race charge to the front – completing a mighty comeback to take his 81st career TCM win and his first since Winton in May.

Bowe’s performance came later in a day that began with Glenn Seton storming to pole position the Ford Mustang driver edging out Jason Gomersall for the top spot by just 0.2 seconds and the second of his year.

Gomersall qualified second for the third straight round while Eddie Abelnica and Tony Karanfilovski completed the second row.

Seton stormed to the front in the opening turn of race one and then spent much of the nine-lap affair withering attacks from Gomersall as the iSeek Racing Torana driver continued his search for a maiden TCM victory.

He ultimately settled for second behind Seton with Eddie Abelnica grabbing third in his Brisbane’s Cheapest Cars XB Falcon.

With Bowe fourth Adam Bressington – in his first race with Whiteline Racing – finished fifth.

Mark King finished sixth having stormed from the 20th positions after a gearbox change slowed his progress in qualifying. Andrew Fisher finished seventh and Tony Karanfilovski eighth after battling braking issues all race in his TIFS Warehousing Ford Mustang. Queenslander Brett Curran (Mustang) and Adam Garwood completed the top-10.

Seton led from pole in the second slightly longer race later in the afternoon while Bowe’s slow start saw him drop to sixth at the end of lap one.

Then with a series of piercing moves he began his march to the front and ultimately passed Adam Bressington on lap two Eddie Abelnica on lap three and Jason Gomersall for second two laps later.

He then pounced on Seton six laps into the race to take a lead he’d never lose – Gomersall completing the program in another strong day for the A9X Torana. Bressington improved further on his race one performance by storming to fourth place in the Whiteline Camaro.

Bowe also re-set the TCM Queensland Raceway lap record in his pursuit of Seton the new mark standing at 1m16.4911s.

Eddie Abelnica and Mark King scrapped for fifth across the closing six laps with the battle going the way of the XB Falcon Hardtop.

Tony Karanfilovski was seventh with Adam Garwood Brett Curran and Rusty French completing the top-10.

A tough day for the resplendent Shannons Insurance Ford Falcon Sprint saw Jim Richards 11th in race one and fail to finish the second after pulling up just after the finish line with two laps remaining in the race.

The WAECO Trophy Race will complete round five of the series tomorrow morning at Queensland Raceway.

RACE 1

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Pos Car  Competitor/Team                Driver                   Vehicle              Cap   CL Laps     Race.Time Fastest...Lap1    30  Thunder Road Tacing Team Austr Glenn Seton (QLD)        Ford Mustang Coupe   5000        9    11:43.1539   5 1:17.1757 2    35  iseek Racing                   jason Gomersall (QLD)    Holden Torana A9X Ha 5000        9    11:44.7429   4 1:17.3737 3    48  Brisbane's Cheapest Cars       Eddie Abelnica (VIC)     Ford Falcon XB Coupe 5800        9    11:49.2105   2 1:17.7687 4    18  Wilson Security/Payce Dejoco   John Bowe (VIC)          Holden Torana SL/R 5 5047        9    11:51.0753   6 1:17.0078*5    95  Whiteline Racing/Fabre Austral Adam Bressington (NSW)   Chevrolet Camaro SS  5800        9    11:55.2049   3 1:18.3345 6    85  Whiteline Racing/King Springs  Mark King (QLD)          Chevrolet Camaro RS  5800        9    12:04.2267   8 1:18.5090 7     9  Jesus Racing                   Andrew Fisher (NSW)      Ford Falcon XY GTHO  5800        9    12:05.5066   2 1:19.0085 8    88  TIFS - Warehousing& Distributi Tony Karanfilovski (NSW) Fpord Mustang Trans  5800        9    12:07.0081   2 1:18.3374 9    25  Angliss Meats                  Brett Curran (QLD)       Ford Mustang Fastbac 5800        9    12:07.4402   2 1:19.0590 10   12  Giraffe Civil Contracting      Adam Garwood (TAS)       Holden Torana SL/R 5 5047        9    12:07.8545   2 1:19.5842 11    2  Shannons Insurance             Jim Richards (VIC)       Ford Falcon Sprint   5000        9    12:11.0779   2 1:19.2495 12    4  Skye Sands                     Rusty French (VIC)       Ford Mustang Fastbac 5800        9    12:11.3203   8 1:19.5258 13   46  THD Motorsport                 Leo Tobin (VIC)          Ford Boss Mustang    5000        9    12:13.7292   9 1:20.2096 14   90  Werks Garage/Kalus Kenny Iterl Sven Burchartz (VIC)     Porsche 911 RS IROC  3600        9    12:14.5860   7 1:20.3916 15    7  Werks Garage/Red Rock Winery   Rohan Little (VIC)       Porsche 911 RS IROC  3600        9    12:25.7964   2 1:21.0868 16    8  Sportsmed SA                   Greg Keene (SA)          Porsche 911 RS IROC  5800        9    12:30.0866   2 1:21.9240 17   65  Cannon Trailers                Michael (Blu) Cannon QLD Ford Falcon XY GTHO  5800        9    12:31.2770   7 1:22.1503 18   97  John's Furniture Removals      Allen Boughen (QLD)      Mercury Comet        4736        9    12:48.3732   4 1:23.3629 19   13  Mark Poole Motorsport          Rory O'Neill (SA)        Porsche 911 RS IROC  3600        9    12:58.3326   8 1:24.6246 20   19  Tincone Industrial Services    Daren Beale (QLD)        Holden Monaro GTS Co 5800        9    13:15.9542   4 1:22.2284 21   52  Outbound Racing/wheels.com.pg  Keith Kassulke (QLD)     Holden Monaro GTS Co 5800        8    11:53.0251   8 1:18.9005 22   68  Trans Am Race Engineering      Grant Wilson (QLD)       Chevrolet Camaro SS  5800        8    12:13.9446   6 1:25.1798 

RACE 2

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Pos Car  Competitor/Team                Driver                   Vehicle              Cap   CL Laps     Race.Time Fastest...Lap1    18  Wilson Security/Payce Dejoco   John Bowe (VIC)          Holden Torana SL/R 5 5047       13    16:51.4050   4 1:16.4911R2    30  Thunder Road Tacing Team Austr Glenn Seton (QLD)        Ford Mustang Coupe   5000       13    16:52.7100   3 1:17.2328 3    35  iseek Racing                   jason Gomersall (QLD)    Holden Torana A9X Ha 5000       13    17:00.8981   3 1:17.2522 4    95  Whiteline Racing/Fabre Austral Adam Bressington (NSW)   Chevrolet Camaro SS  5800       13    17:08.7422   4 1:17.8893 5    48  Brisbane's Cheapest Cars       Eddie Abelnica (VIC)     Ford Falcon XB Coupe 5800       13    17:10.9572   4 1:17.8961 6    85  Whiteline Racing/King Springs  Mark King (QLD)          Chevrolet Camaro RS  5800       13    17:11.2864   3 1:18.2429 7    88  TIFS - Warehousing& Distributi Tony Karanfilovski (NSW) Fpord Mustang Trans  5800       13    17:11.8120   3 1:18.0005 8    12  Giraffe Civil Contracting      Adam Garwood (TAS)       Holden Torana SL/R 5 5047       13    17:21.1918   6 1:18.7307 9    25  Angliss Meats                  Brett Curran (QLD)       Ford Mustang Fastbac 5800       13    17:26.8502   3 1:19.0981 10    4  Skye Sands                     Rusty French (VIC)       Ford Mustang Fastbac 5800       13    17:32.9664   4 1:19.3516 11   90  Werks Garage/Kalus Kenny Iterl Sven Burchartz (VIC)     Porsche 911 RS IROC  3600       13    17:44.1537   4 1:19.0463 12   97  John's Furniture Removals      Allen Boughen (QLD)      Mercury Comet        4736       13    18:00.7387  10 1:22.1808 13   65  Cannon Trailers                Michael (Blu) Cannon QLD Ford Falcon XY GTHO  5800       13    18:07.4256  11 1:22.2306 14    7  Werks Garage/Red Rock Winery   Rohan Little (VIC)       Porsche 911 RS IROC  3600       13    18:07.6340   7 1:22.0869 15    8  Sportsmed SA                   Greg Keene (SA)          Porsche 911 RS IROC  5800       13    18:12.7326  10 1:21.9619 16   22  Aussie Muscle Car Run/PRT Fabr Graham Stewart (SA)      Holden Monaro GTS Co 5800       13    18:16.6964  10 1:21.3834 17   13  Mark Poole Motorsport          Rory O'Neill (SA)        Porsche 911 RS IROC  3600       12    17:02.2260   8 1:23.2694 18   19  Tincone Industrial Services    Daren Beale (QLD)        Holden Monaro GTS Co 5800       12    17:34.3841   6 1:22.0913 19   68  Trans Am Race Engineering      Grant Wilson (QLD)       Chevrolet Camaro SS  5800       12    18:01.2946   8 1:27.6770 DNF   2  Shannons Insurance             Jim Richards (VIC)       Ford Falcon Sprint   5000       11    14:50.3719   7 1:18.4831 DNF   9  Jesus Racing                   Andrew Fisher (NSW)      Ford Falcon XY GTHO  5800        5     6:46.6612   3 1:18.8859