Miedecke on song in TCM Clipsal final
Andrew Miedecke secured his second win of the weekend in the final Touring Car Masters race at the Clipsal 500.
The New South Welshman in the Chevrolet Camaro was hardly troubled in the 11 lap contest despite the race being interrupted by a late Safety Car.
Miedecke led from the outset with Ford Mustang driver Gavin Bullas close behind.
There was plenty of action in the pack as a charging John Bowe and Glenn Seton scythed their way through the field having started from the back of the grid after retirements in Saturday’s race.
Within a couple of laps both Bowe and Seton had progressed inside the top 10.
Two laps were added to the race total when Corey McMahon brought out the Safety Car when he glanced the wall at Turn 11, which dislodged a wheel from his Holden Torana.
Once racing resumed, Miedecke successfully held off Bullas in a one lap showdown to take the chequred flag.
Eddie Albenica claimed the final place on the podium after successfully battling through a train of cars, including Cameron Tilley, Greg Crick, Keith Kassulke and Bowe.
The latter eventually came home in seventh spot with Jim Richards, Brett Youlden and Seton completing the top 10.
After claiming two victories, Miedecke leads the championship by 14 points from Bullas.
The Touring Car Masters series heads to Symmons Plains for Round 2 on March 27-29.
Result, Touring Car Masters Race 3, Clipsal 500
|1||Whiteline Transport Racing||Andrew Meidecke (NSW)||Chevrolet Camaro SS||11||17:58.9546|
|2||Rain City Racing||Gavin Bullas (VIC)||Ford Boss Mustang||11||17:59.6541|
|3||Adelaides Cheapest Cars||Eddie Abelnica (VIC)||Ford Falcon XB Coupe||11||18:00.3585|
|4||Tilleys Racing Equipment||Cameron Tilley (NSW)||Valiant Pacer||11||18:00.8503|
|5||Mopar Performance||Greg Crick (TAS)||Chrysler Charger E55||11||18:01.6553|
|6||Outbound Racing / wheels.com||Keith Kassulke (QLD)||Ford Falcon XB Coupe||11||18:02.9287|
|7||Dunlop Super Dealers/Wilson Se||John Bowe (VIC)||Ford Mustang Trans A||11||18:03.2535|
|8||Shannons Insurance||Jim Richards (VIC)||AMC Javelin||11||18:04.0239|
|9||Autolite Spark Plugs||Brett Youlden (VIC)||Holden HQ Monaro Co||11||18:04.5092|
|10||Thunder Road Racing Australia||Glenn Seton (QLD)||Ford Mustang Coupe||11||18:05.0870|
|11||Whiteline Transport Racing||Mark King (QLD)||Chevrolet Camaro RS||11||18:07.3632|
|12||Hercules Engines||Cameron Mason (NSW)||Ford Mustang Fastbac||11||18:08.0857|
|13||Sunliner RV||Tony Hunter (VIC)||Chevrolet Monza 2+2||11||18:16.3807|
|14||PRT Race Fabrication||Nigel Benson (SA)||Holden HQ Monaro Co||11||18:16.7211|
|15||THD Motorsport||Leo Tobin (VIC)||Holden HQ Monaro Co||11||18:18.0037|
|16||SportsMed||Greg Keene (SA)||Porsche 911 RS||11||18:19.0892|
|17||Lyndways Builders||Wayne Mercer (VIC)||Ford Falcon XY GTHO||11||18:20.3003|
|18||SportsMed||Amanda Sparks (SA)||Porsche 911 RS||11||18:20.6971|
|19||Palmer Promotions||Ian Palmer (QLD)||Pontiac Trans-Am||11||18:21.2058|
|20||Tilley Automotive||Brad Tilley (NSW)||Ford Mustang Coupe||11||18:21.6026|
|21||Hercules Engines/Bridgestone||Graham Stewart (SA)||Chevrolet Camaro SS||11||18:31.0642|
|22||Red Rock Winery||Rohan Little (VIC)||Porsche 911 IROC||11||18:31.8190|
|23||Black Cat Racing||Rory O’Neill (SA)||Porsche 911 IROC||11||19:36.6357|
|DNF||Flo.gineering||Carey McMahon (NSW)||Holden Torana SL/R||6||9:47.6797|
|DNF||Freestones Transport/Freestone||Paul Freestone (VIC)||Chevrolet Camaro SS||1||1:41.3665|