Miedecke on song in TCM Clipsal final

Andrew Miedecke takes chequered flag in Touring Car Masters

Andrew Miedecke takes chequered flag in Touring Car Masters

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

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