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8 October 2016 | General

KIWIS TAKE THE TROPHY RACE

COLIN MEADOWS and Paul Clarke lead a Kiwi sweep of the top five positions in the Wilson Trans-Tasman Challenge WAECO Fridges Trophy Race this afternoon at Mount Panorama.

The reversed top-50% field saw yesterday’s race winners relegated to the back of the field opening the grid up to a host of drivers to seize the chance to lead a race at Bathurst.

Meadows and Clarke finished 20th and 22nd respectively yesterday but the grid inversion saw them start 1-2 for today’s six-lap affair the pair dicing amongst themselves as they pulled away out in front of the field.

Clarke led the race early in his Ford Mustang before Meadows was able to grab the lead in his stunning 400ci Chevrolet Camaro mid race a car that sports a stunning tribute livery to the famous Chaparral team from US Trans Am competition in the early 1970s.

Never split by much more than a second the pair crossed the line nose to tail after getting traffic on the final lap.

Steven Ross finished a solitary third in his VK Holden Commodore Grant Dalton finished fourth in his Camaro while Dean Perkins was fifth in his XD Falcon – having stormed from 40th position on the grid.

Adam Garwood once again starred backing up his remarkable charge through the field in race one on Friday evening with another storming performance in today’s race.

Starting 38th Garwood was 27th at the end of lap one 19th at the end of lap two 16th by lap three and 13th a lap later.

He moved into the top-10 on the penultimate lap before passing three further cars on the final tour to end up sixth and first of the Touring Car Masters runners home – recording yet another class victory in the TCM Trophy race.  

Adam Bressington started sixth from the back of the grid today and neatly followed Garwood through the field taking the Fabre / Whiteline Racing Camaro to 7th position thanks to a storming drive.

Michael Eden took his Ford Falcon to eighth Tristan Teki was ninth aboard his Chevrolet Camaro and John Midgley 10th in another Falcon.

In his first Touring Car Masters season Mercury Comet racer Allan Boughen started on the second row and raced strongly ultimately slipping just outside the top 10 on the final lap to finish 13th.

Steven Johnson entertained with another typically entertaining drive through the field – charging to 18th position after starting third from last thanks to his excellent performance in race one on Friday.

Bowe stormed to 20th while Glenn Seton took the conservative approach and finished 38th. Jason Gomersall pitted on the formation lap to ensure he was out of the traffic and when running in clear air was able to show the potential of his iSeek Racing Torana by setting the race’s fastest lap at 2m19.5233s.

Once again the field completed the race without the need of a Safety Car with only a few minor ‘offs’ and a spin involving Wayne Mercer and Eddie Abelnica causing local yellows thoughout the race.

The third and final race of the unique combined Touring Car Masters / Central Muscle Cars weekend will be the Wilson Trans-Tasman Challenge race scheduled to commence at 8:30am on Sunday morning.

The race will see the TCM competitors line up on one side and CMC racers on the other setting up a true Aussie-versus-kiwi battle.

The grid will be determined by the finishing positions from race one meaning Glenn Seton will lead the TCM brigade to the green flag and Dean Perkins the Central Muscle Car contingent.

RACE 2 RESULTS – WAECO TROPHY RACE

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Pos Car  Competitor/Team                Driver                   Vehicle              Cap   CL Laps     Race.Time Fastest...Lap1    44  Colin Meadows Racing Team      Colin Meadows (NZ)       Chevrolet Camaro SS  6000  NZ    6    14:25.5609   5 2:22.0701 2    49  Clarke Machine Hire            Paul Clarke (NZ)         Ford Mustang         6000  NZ    6    14:26.0013   5 2:22.3544 3    66  Vernon & Vazey Truck Parts     Steven Ross (NZ)         Holden  Commodore VK 6653  NZ    6    14:41.9010   2 2:25.5580 4   135  Central Muscle Cars NZ         Grant Dalton (NZ)        Chevrolet Camaro Z28 6500  NZ    6    14:55.2542   6 2:25.1315 5   175  Perkins Racing Team            Dean Perkins (NZ)        Ford Falcon          5800  NZ    6    14:55.9198   6 2:22.8372 6    21  Giraffe Civil Contracting      Adam Garwood (TAS)       Ford Capri Perana    5800  AUS   6    15:00.6457   4 2:24.5418 7    95  Whiteline Racing / Fabre Austr Adam Bressington (NSW)   Chevrolet Camaro SS  5800  AUS   6    15:01.6829   4 2:25.5094 8   165  GDM Retail Systems             Michael Eden (NZ)        Ford Falcon          6000  NZ    6    15:02.1441   4 2:28.8876 9    27  Burger Fuel Wellington         Tristan Teki (NZ)        Chevrolet Camaro     6700  NZ    6    15:02.7598   4 2:28.1839 10  119  Central Muscle Cars NZ         John Midgley (NZ)        Ford Falcon          6735  NZ    6    15:03.7991   4 2:22.3606 11    4  Skye Sands                     Rusty French (VIC)       Ford Mustang Fastbac 5800  AUS   6    15:03.8634   3 2:27.5982 12  160  Hopper Car Construction        David Hopper (NZ)        Chevrolet Camaro     6000  NZ    6    15:04.4911   4 2:24.6943 13   97  Johns Furniture Removals       Allen Boughen (QLD)      Mercury Comet        4736  AUS   6    15:06.1454   5 2:29.7845 14   46  THD Motorsport                 Leo Tobin (VIC)          Ford Boss Mustang    5000  AUS   6    15:06.3112   4 2:29.9225 15   33  Class Harvest Centre Otago     Steve Scoles (NZ)        Chevrolet Camaro     6000  NZ    6    15:06.7427   2 2:30.4531 16  168  Case IH                        Mark Holland (NZ)        Chevrolet Camaro     6718  NZ    6    15:07.8597   6 2:29.1989 17  121  Steve Hildred Motors           Steve Hildred (NZ)       Holden  Monaro       6000  NZ    6    15:08.4005   5 2:28.8301 18   17  Synergy Race Engines           Steve Johnson (QLD)      Ford Falcon XY GTHO  5800  AUS   6    15:09.1103   6 2:23.2203 19   88  TIFS - Warehousing & Distribut Tony Karanfilovski (NSW) Ford Mustang Trans A 5800  AUS   6    15:13.4479   6 2:24.7028 20   18  Wilson Security / PAYCE        John Bowe (VIC)          Holden  Torana SL/R  5047  AUS   6    15:13.4907   6 2:24.4089 21  167  PPG                            Steve Noyer (NZ)         Ford Mustang         5000  NZ    6    15:16.1873   5 2:28.6122 22   77  Dirty Boys Just Dig It         Duane Ingley (NZ)        Dodge Challenger     5800  NZ    6    15:16.7698   5 2:29.4624 23   70  Ray White Real Estate          Brendan Mason (NZ)       Chevrolet Camaro SS  6600  NZ    6    15:17.8920   4 2:28.6788 24   85  Whiteline Racing / King Spring Mark King (QLD)          Chevrolet Camaro RS  5800  AUS   6    15:18.4820   4 2:25.0413 25   43  Wasn't Me Racing               Tony Galbraith (NZ)      Valiant Charger      6555  NZ    6    15:19.2196   6 2:29.6291 26   52  Outbound Racing / wheels.com.p Keith Kassulke (QLD)     Holden  Monaro GTS C 5800  AUS   6    15:19.6254   4 2:25.3751 27   25  Maxi-Trans Trailers            Paul Freestone (VIC)     Chevrolet Camaro     5800  AUS   6    15:21.0439   4 2:24.9968 28   10  Sunliner RV                    Tony Hunter (VIC)        Chevrolet Monza 2+2  6000  AUS   6    15:21.2970   3 2:29.3376 29    2  Shannons Insurance             Jim Richards (VIC)       AMC Javelin          5898  AUS   6    15:21.7176   4 2:24.0318 30   60  Glennan Transport/ANGLOMOIL Lu Cameron Tilley (NSW)     Valiant Pacer        4390  AUS   6    15:21.8191   4 2:25.8757 31   56  Gabriel Shock Absorbers        Brett Youlden (VIC)      Holden  Monaro GTS C 5800  AUS   6    15:22.3195   6 2:26.6992 32  169  Pinepac E Frame                Bruce Anderson (NZ)      Ford Mustang Fastbac 5866  NZ    6    15:22.9386   6 2:26.5118 33   48  Melbourne's Cheapest Cars      Eddie Abelnica (VIC)     Ford Falcon XB Coupe 5800  AUS   6    15:27.7532   5 2:21.5830 34   22  Aussie Muscle Car Run / PRT Fa Nigel Benson (SA)        Holden  Monaro GTS C 5800  AUS   6    15:29.4325   6 2:32.1266 35   74  Lyndways Builders              Wayne Mercer (VIC)       Ford Falcon XY GTHO  5800  AUS   6    15:47.4610   3 2:25.0511 36   19  Tincone Industrial Services    Darren Beale (QLD)       Holden  Monaro GTS C 5800  AUS   6    15:58.9394   6 2:36.0748 37   35  iseek Racing                   Jason Gomersall (QLD)    Holden  Torana A9X H 5000  AUS   6    16:00.3974   2 2:19.5233*38   30  Thunder Road Racing Team Austr Glenn Seton (QLD)        Ford Mustang Coupe   5000  AUS   6    16:13.3471   4 2:29.5484 39  118  Chesters                       Greg Holden (NZ)         Ford Falcon          5625  NZ    6    16:15.3923   6 2:39.0552 40  117  Dannevirke Honda               Greg Cuttance (NZ)       Ford Falcon          6718  NZ    6    16:39.9723   6 2:43.0271 41  888  TDM                            Calvin Andrew (NZ)       Holden  Commodore VK 5000  NZ    6    16:40.8338   5 2:42.6352 42   26  STL                            Sean Fowler (NZ)         Holden  Torana SL/R  6000  NZ    5    14:25.5615   5 2:47.2344 43   02  Hawk Brake Pads                Dave Roberts (USA)       Chevrolet Camaro SS  5800  US    5    14:32.9838   4 2:50.3383 44   13  Kumeu Village Medical Centre   John Elliott (NZ)        Holden  Torana XU1   3310  NZ    5    14:50.9360   4 2:53.6731 DNF 130  Team West                      Cam Crawford (NZ)        Ford XA Hardtop      6100  NZ    5    13:33.0257   5 2:38.3549 DNF  15  Nautech Electronics            Andrew Turner (NZ)       Holden  Commodore VH 6700  NZ    2     5:26.6111   2 2:48.8165