Bowe takes Torana to TCM Winton treble
John Bowe proved untouchable in the Touring Car Masters at Winton as he completed a clean sweep with victory in the final race of the meeting.
Armed with a newly built Holden Torana, Bowe was rarely threatened as he produced yet another faultless drive to secure his third lights-to-flag win of the weekend.
In the end, Bowe took the chequered flag by a second from the Chevrolet Camaro of Andrew Miedecke with Glenn Seton claiming the final spot on the podium in third.
Gavin Bullas chased Bowe in the early stages but a mistake at Turn six saw him drop down the order.
The Ford Mustang racer managed to recover to fifth at the flag just behind Mark King, while Jim Richards guided his AMC Javelin to sixth.
Brett Youlden won a tight battle in the ProAm class to edge out Cameron Tilley (Valliant Pacer) and Andrew Fisher (Ford Falcon GTHO) while Tony Edwards (XA Falcon GT) won Pro Sports, ahead of Leo Tobin and Garry Treloar.
Eight-time Kerrick Sports Sedans champion Tony Ricciardello returned to the top step of the podium with a double triumph in the two support races.
The Alfa Romeo driver led home Saturday’s Race 1 winner Thomas Randle and Holden Calibra racer Steven Tomasi in both encounters.
Jack Perkins, standing in for Darren Hossack in the Audi, was unable to take the start having suffered mechanical issues in Race 1.
Roger I’Anson managed to fend off Aaron Steer to take victory in the final Sports Racer Series with Mark Laucke a distant third.