Andrew Miedecke has won the opening race of the Touring Car Masters at Hidden Valley Raceway today.
The touring car stalwart won a tight three-way dice between Miedecke (Chevrolet Camaro), Jim Richards (Falcon Sprint) and pole-sitter John Bowe (Ford Mustang).
Bowe qualified on pole by a considerable margin but didn’t have the pace to run at the front.
Bill Pye (Chevrolet Camaro) and Tony Edwards (Holden Torana) moved their way up the order to take fourth and fifth respectively.
Gavin Bullas’ horror run continued in his Ford Boss Mustang. After only completing three laps in practice, Bullas qualifyed a strong fifth, but his car broke on lap three, leaving the two-time champion’s title chances in tatters.
Class A was won by Terry Lawlor (Porsche 911), while Class B was taken by Ian McAlister (Ford Mustang).
Two races will be held at the Darwin circuit tomorrow.