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23 July 2016 | General

SETON SNARES QUEENSLAND POLE

GLENN SETON has edged out Jason Gomersall to take his second pole position of the Touring Car Masters season this morning at Queensland Raceway.

Seton’s 1m17.0191s topped Gomersall’s Torana A9X by just 0.1 seconds for his second pole position of the season in the Thunder Road Racing team Ford Mustang Coupe.

Gomersall qualified second – the third straight time he’s narrowly missed pole this year. The Torana headed the session to it’s half way point however was bumped by the flying Seton in it’s second half.

Eddie Abelnica qualified third and Tony Karanfilovski an excellent fourth in his Ford Mustang.

Adam Bressington Adam Garwood Jim Richards Keith Kassulke Andrew Fisher and Rusty French completed the top-10 the top five split by under one second.

The two championship contenders in the ProMaster class had shocking days – one of them out for the weekend and the other stuck in a lowly 14th.

Steven Johnson will not start this round after engine dramas yesterday were unable to be fixed – and a replacement engine couldn’t be fitted to his Falcon GTHO.

Two rival teams offered Johnson’s outfit a replacement however the differences ensured the Synergy team was unable to fit them to the car this weekend.

“From the high of Darwin to the low of Queensland Raceway. Its a sad sight sitting in the garage alone while the others are on track for qualifying” Johnson posted on Facebook. 

“The boys have it everything all night but it just couldn’t be done. I really feel for Steve and Olga Makarios and the whole Synery race team as well as our great sponsors and fans who have been behind us all the way. Sorry i couldn’t be out there today putting on a show in the old girl at my home track. We will be back stronger than ever at our next round Phillip Island.”

Meanwhile ProMaster points leader Bowe could only manage 14th fastest having endured mechanical dramas all sessions.

The Wilson Security Torana limped around the circuit for much of the session only to stop on track in the final few minutes.

RARE SPARES QUEENSLAND CHALLENGE – QUALIFYING:

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Pos Car  Competitor/Team                Driver                   Vehicle              Cap   CL   Laps   Fastest...Lap        Gap1    30  Thunder Road Tacing Team Austr Glenn Seton (QLD)        Ford Mustang Coupe   5000          9     7 1:17.0191* 2    35  iseek Racing                   jason Gomersall (QLD)    Holden Torana A9X Ha 5000         13    10 1:17.1987  0:00.17963    48  Brisbane's Cheapest Cars       Eddie Abelnica (VIC)     Ford Falcon XB Coupe 5800          9     5 1:17.3645  0:00.34544    88  TIFS - Warehousing& Distributi Tony Karanfilovski (NSW) Fpord Mustang Trans  5800         12    10 1:17.7515  0:00.73245    95  Whiteline Racing/Fabre Austral Adam Bressington (NSW)   Chevrolet Camaro SS  5800          7     5 1:17.9023  0:00.88326    12  Giraffe Civil Contracting      Adam Garwood (TAS)       Holden Torana SL/R 5 5047         10     7 1:18.2316  0:01.21257     2  Shannons Insurance             Jim Richards (VIC)       Ford Falcon Sprint   5000          8     4 1:18.2792  0:01.26018    52  Outbound Racing/wheels.com.pg  Keith Kassulke (QLD)     Holden Monaro GTS Co 5800          9     7 1:18.3280  0:01.30899     9  Jesus Racing                   Andrew Fisher (NSW)      Ford Falcon XY GTHO  5800         12     9 1:18.6597  0:01.640610    4  Skye Sands                     Rusty French (VIC)       Ford Mustang Fastbac 5800          6     4 1:19.2043  0:02.185211   25  Angliss Meats                  Brett Curran (QLD)       Ford Mustang Fastbac 5800          6     6 1:19.2938  0:02.274712   90  Werks Garage/Kalus Kenny Iterl Sven Burchartz (VIC)     Porsche 911 RS IROC  3600         12     4 1:19.5786  0:02.559513   46  THD Motorsport                 Leo Tobin (VIC)          Ford Boss Mustang    5000         10     7 1:19.8720  0:02.852914   18  Wilson Security/Payce Dejoco   John Bowe (VIC)          Holden Torana SL/R 5 5047          6     5 1:20.2336  0:03.214515    7  Werks Garage/Red Rock Winery   Rohan Little (VIC)       Porsche 911 RS IROC  3600         14    11 1:21.3072  0:04.288116    8  Sportsmed SA                   Greg Keene (SA)          Porsche 911 RS IROC  5800         11     6 1:21.9612  0:04.942117   65  Cannon Trailers                Michael (Blu) Cannon QLD Ford Falcon XY GTHO  5800         10     6 1:22.2083  0:05.189218   19  Tincone Industrial Services    Daren Beale (QLD)        Holden Monaro GTS Co 5800         11    11 1:22.4825  0:05.463419   13  Mark Poole Motorsport          Rory O'Neill (SA)        Porsche 911 RS IROC  3600         12     4 1:24.2509  0:07.231820   97  John's Furniture Removals      Allen Boughen (QLD)      Mercury Comet        4736         10     7 1:24.5166  0:07.497521   85  Whiteline Racing/King Springs  Mark King (QLD)          Chevrolet Camaro RS  5800          3     2 1:25.5575  0:08.538422   68  Trans Am Race Engineering      Grant Wilson (QLD)       Chevrolet Camaro SS  5800          4     4 1:26.2956  0:09.276523   22  Aussie Muscle Car Run/PRT Fabr Graham Stewart (SA)      Holden Monaro GTS Co 5800          2     2 1:26.5339  0:09.5148