2 May 2021 | General

Johnson Falcon breaks through for maiden TCM win

The latest iteration of the iconic ‘Tru-blu’ Ford Falcon has finally tasted success in the Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters series.

A flying start from three-time TCM champion Steven Johnson saw him power the bright blue Falcon past a host of cars at the start and lead the field into turn one.


As the remainder of the field battled hard for the minors, Johnson pulled away to record a comfortable victory and his first in the Team Johnson Falcon since it’s highly-anticipated debut.

It was Johnson’s first TCM win since Bathurst 2019 and the 45th of his TCM career.

Ryan Hansford worked his way through the field to finish second while John Bowe battled his way to third after a bruising dice with Ryal Harris.

The pair traded blows in a side-by-side dice through turn one and two, though both survived to finish the race.

Cameron Tilley finished a solid fifth in the Valliant Pacer with Adam Bressington a racy sixth in his Whiteline Camaro.

Jeremy Gray, Gerard McLeod, Jamie Tilley and Jim Pollicina completed the top-10 in the 12-lap encounter that completed the third round of the series.

Ryan Hansford won the weekend and the Pro-Am class overall, while Johnson won Pro Masters and Jamie Tilley was third.

With three of six rounds complete, John Bowe leads the TCM standings with 445 points, while Ryan Hansford’s stunning weekend has him in second place – just 10 behind Bowe.

Marcus Zukanovic sits third overall in a tie with Cameron Tilley, the pair on 398 points each. Steven Johnson sits fifth with 387 points.

The Gulf Western Oil TCM field takes a well-earned break after a busy start to the season, the series to resume at Morgan Park raceway in early July.