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October 8, 2015 | General

SETON ON TOP IN BATHURST PRACTICE

GLENN SETON has edged out Steven Johnson and John Bowe to top official practice for the TCM Mountain Masters presented by ENZED Shannons and Rare Spares this morning at Mount Panorama Bathurst.

The Thunder Road Racing Team Australia Ford Mustang driver banged in a 2m19.1594s lap to edge Johnson by 0.18s and Bowe by 0.31s across the pair of 20-minute sessions on a crisp and clear Bathurst Thursday morning.

The results saw two of the top three cars running five-litre power proving it’s not all about straight line performance on the Mountain.

Championship leader Jim Richards was fourth fastest with Eddie Abelnica fifth in his Falcon XB coupe.

Brett Youlden set a strong 2m21.2094s lap in his HQ Monaro to go sixth overall ahead of Andrew Miedecke Mark King Jason Gomersall and 10th placed Andrew Fisher.

Fisher had a solid run in practice using a dry-sumped V8 for the first time in the Jesus Racing Falcon.

The two trouble-free session were run at a quick pace with Seton’s benchmark time just 0.1s away from John Bowe’s TCM qualifying record set last year.

Remarkable speeds down Conrod Straight were also experienced with official timing having Eddie Abelnica’s XB Falcon the quickest – recording a genuine 290km/hr just before the famous Chase kink.

Mark King’s Whiteline Racing Camaro was clocked at 286km/hr in practice one.

Attention will now be turned to qualifying later on Thursday afternoon the 20-minute session to be held at 4:55pm local time and broadcast LIVE on FOX Sports Motorsport – Channel 506. 

Meanwhile Network Ten has also confirmed that all three TCM races will be shown within their coverage this weekend.

TCM MOUNAIN MASTERS – PRACTICE RESULTS

(SESSION 1 & 2 COMBINED)

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Pos Car  Competitor/Team                Driver                   Vehicle              Cap   CL          Fastest...Lap        Gap1    30  Thunder Road Racing Australia  Glenn Seton (QLD)        1964 Ford Mustang Co 5000              P2  2:19.1594* 2    17  PAYCE/Wilson Security          Steven Johnson (QLD)     1969 Ford Mustang Tr 5800              P2  2:19.3412  0:00.18183    18  Dunlop Super Dealers/ Wilson S John Bowe (VIC)          1974 Holden  Torana  5047              P2  2:19.4747  0:00.31534     2  Shannons Insurance             Jim Richards (VIC)       1972 AMC Javelin     5890              P2  2:20.2688  0:01.10945    48  Sydneys Cheapest Cars          Eddie Abelnica (VIC)     1974 Ford Falcon XB  5800              P2  2:20.9540  0:01.79466    56  Gabriel Shock Absorbers        Brett Youlden (VIC)      1972 Holden  HQ Mona 5800              P2  2:21.2094  0:02.05007    95  Whiteline Transport Racing / L Andrew Miedecke (NSW)    1969 Chevrolet Camar 5800              P2  2:21.9641  0:02.80478    85  Whiteline Transport Racing / K Mark King (QLD)          1970 Chevrolet Camar 5800              P2  2:22.0228  0:02.86349    35  iseek Racing                   Jason Gomersall (QLD)    1974 Holden  Torana  5047              P2  2:22.0295  0:02.870110    9  Jesus Racing                   Andrew Fisher (NSW)      1971 Ford Falcon XY  5800              P2  2:22.9316  0:03.772211    3  Hercules Engines               Cameron Mason (NSW)      1966 Ford Mustang Fa 5000              P2  2:23.8439  0:04.684512   88  TIFS - Warehousing & Distribut Tony Karanfilovski (NSW) 1969 Ford Mustang Tr 5800              P2  2:24.8120  0:05.652613   25  Freestones Transport/Freestone Paul Freestone (VIC)     1968 Chevrolet Camar 5800              P2  2:25.7210  0:06.561614   10  Sunliner RV                    Tony Hunter (VIC)        1971 Chevrolet Monza 5000              P2  2:25.8423  0:06.682915   90  Kalus Kenny Intelex            Sven Burchartz (VIC)     1974 Porsche 911 IRO 3600              P2  2:27.0387  0:07.879316   11  Lion Mill Solutions/Ultra Perf Tony Edwards (VIC)       1973 Ford Falcon XA  5768              P2  2:27.3622  0:08.202817   74  Lyndways Builders              Wayne Mercer (VIC)       1971 Ford Falcon XY  5800              P2  2:29.0248  0:09.865418   46  THD Motorsport                 Leo Tobin (VIC)          1972 Holden  HQ Mona 5810              P2  2:29.2992  0:10.139819    5  SAMEX                          Mark Buik (SA)           1974 Porsche 911 IRO 3600              P2  2:30.2721  0:11.112720   12  Giraffe Civil Contracting      Adam Garwood (TAS)       1974 Holden  Torana  5047              P2  2:31.4075  0:12.248121    4  Skye Sands                     Rusty French (VIC)       1970 Ford Mustang Fa 5800              P1  2:37.4857  0:18.326322    7  Red Rock Winery                Rohan Little (VIC)       1974 Porsche 911 IRO 3600              P1  2:50.9380  0:31.778623   60  Glennan Transport / Tilleys Ra Cameron Tilley (NSW)     1969 Valiant Pacer   4390              P1  2:59.1579  0:39.9985