TCM race red flagged after Johnson XD shears wheel

Steven Johnson’s XD Falcon Picture: Seven Network

Race 2 of Round 1 of Gulf Western Oils Touring Car Masters at Symmons Plains has been red flagged after Steven Johnson’s XD Falcon sheared a wheel off.

Johnson was running third, behind Adam Garwood and John Bowe, when Car #17 spat its right-front wheel off through the hairpin on Lap 5.

He managed to avoid the fence on exit before pulling off the circuit, causing a Safety Car initially.

A red flag was called after three more laps in what was to have been an 18-lap race.

There is no confirmation yet on whether or not series points will be awarded.

Garwood won Race 1 on the day prior in his Camaro, after Marcus Zukanovic took out the Trophy Race in another XD.

TCM Race 3 at Boost Mobile Race Tasmania is scheduled for 14:10 local time/AEDT.

Picture: Seven Network

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