John Bowe claims TCM honours at Bathurst

Dan Herrero

Saturday 12th October, 2013 - 5:40pm

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John Bowe

John Bowe

John Bowe has secured both Race 3 and round honours in the penultimate round of the Touring Car Masters at Mount Panorama.

Bowe put on a clinic at the spiritual home of the Touring Car Masters to move back up to second in the title race having been sat out of the previous hit-out at Sandown for disciplinary reasons.

The Tasmanian, starting from third by virtue of the earlier race results, led after barely a lap, having passed Adam Bressington around the outside at Hell Corner in a move which emulated Craig Lowndes’ move on Bowe just up the road in the 1994 Bathurst 1000.

Such was the dominance of the twice Great Race winner, he bolted to a lead of nearly 7.5s after just six laps, before easing off to a devastating victory.

Jim Richards was best of the rest in second, after passing Bressington up Mountain Straight on Lap 3, while Brett Youlden was third after doing much the same later that lap on Conrod Straight.

Keith Kassulke was fourth and Brad Tilley fifth, while Eddie Abelnica recovered to tenth after nearly stalling in grid box one at race start.

Just 23 of the 31 entries made the start of the only race to run full distance after the weekend’s earlier carnage.

Meanwhile, Andrew Miedecke has admitted liability for the monster Race 2 shunt which claimed he and Glenn Seton.

“We came onto Conrod Straight and I could see that Seton was a long way back in the mirrors,” Miedecke explained.

“Once I tailgated [Jason Gomersall] and got into the slipstream, then I jigged right.

“I didn’t realise that Seton had so much power in that car and that he’d be up alongside us.”

The 2013 Touring Car Masters series concludes at Phillip Island from November 22-24.

Full results Race 3

1

Dunlop Super Dealers/Wilson Se

John Bowe (VIC)

Ford Mustang Trans A

7

16:53.4197

2

Shannons Insurance

Jim Richards (VIC)

Ford Falcon Sprint

7

16:59.7790

3

“Mothers Cleaners, Wax & Polis

Brett Youlden (VIC)

Holden HQ Monaro

7

17:00.4465

4

Outbound Racing / wheels.com.p

Keith Kassulke (QLD)

Ford Falcon XB Coupe

7

17:02.7360

5

Cannon Trailers / Tilleys Auto

Brad Tilley (NSW)

Ford Falcon XY GT

7

17:06.2252

6

Bandit Racing

Adam Bressington (NSW)

Holden HQ Monaro

7

17:06.8597

7

Tilleys Racing Equipment

Cameron Tilley (NSW)

Ford Boss Mustang

7

17:07.8433

8

Mopar Performance

Greg Crick (TAS)

Chrysler Charger E55

7

17:13.6122

9

TIFS – Warehousing & Distribut

Tony Karanfilovski (NSW)

Ford Mustang Trans A

7

17:14.0462

10

Sydney’s Cheapest Cars

Eddie Abelnica (VIC)

Ford Falcon XB Coupe

7

17:18.6764

11

Whiteline Transport Racing / K

Mark King (QLD)

Chevrolet Camaro RS

7

17:18.9593

12

Hercules Engines

Steve Mason (NSW)

Ford Mustang Fastbac

7

17:35.1295

13

Bendigo Accident Repair Centre

Gary O’Brien (VIC)

Holden HQ GTS

7

17:35.7766

14

SportsMed

Amanda Sparks (SA)

Porsche 911 RS

7

17:39.4823

15

Hercules Engines

Andrew Adams (VIC)

Chevrolet Camaro SS

7

17:46.5086

16

Lyndways Builders

Wayne Mercer (VIC)

Ford Falcon XY GTHO

7

17:50.2228

17

Thunder Road Racing Australia

William Vining (NSW)

Ford Mustang Coupe

7

17:51.8988

18

calga.biz      

Bill Pye (NSW)

Porsche 911 RS

7

17:53.4829

19

Black Cat Racing

Rory O’Neill (SA)

Porsche 911 RS

7

18:34.7418

20

Corio Auto Parts

Graham Alexander (VIC)

Holden HT Monaro

7

18:53.2956

21

Treloar Roses / Mick Wilson Pl

Mick Wilson (VIC)

Chrysler Charger RT

7

19:01.0779

DNF

THD Motorsport

Leo Tobin (VIC)

Holden HQ Monaro

6

17:32.2200

DNF

iseek Racing

Jason Gomersall (QLD)

Holden Torana SL/R 5

3

7:25.9045

 

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