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November 21, 2015 | General

BOWE WINS RACE ONE SPRINT

JOHN BOWE has edged out Steven Johnson to take victory in a shortened first race in the Rare Spares Phillip Island trophy this morning.

Greg Ritter led the field from pole into turn one however his race unravelled as he entered the Southern Loop – his gearbox breaking as he shifted into third gear ending his race on the spot.

Ritter limped the Chevrolet Monza back to pit lane as the leaders flew past on the opening lap.

Johnson was the big mover making a stunning start and leaping from fifth to third before the field got to turn one. Third became second when Ritter expired and from there the Ford Mustang driver shadowed Bowe for the remainder of the race.

A safety car was called at the end of lap two when Royston Evans’ Pontiac GTO expired at turn one – dropping fluids on the circuit and parking on the exit of the corner.

A one lap dash to the line saw Bowe hold out Johnson and Eddie Abelnica to take the victory – his 10th of the season. Abelnica’s third place was his 10th podium finish of his consistent season.

With only six of a scheduled 10 laps completed half points were awarded – provisionally handing Bowe a one point lead heading into race two later this morning.

Tony Karanfilovski finished fourth and Jim Richards fifth in the Shannons Insurance AMC Javelin.

Andrew Miedecke was the big mover – storming the Lubrimaxx Chevrolet Camaro from 14th to 6th in the few laps of racing available. Andrew Fisher finished seventh Tony Edwards a season-best 8th in the XA GT with Jason Gomersall and Adam Garwood completing the top 10.

Mark King stormed from 19th to 11th position in the King Springs Camaro.

Race two is scheduled for 11:30am.     

RACE 1 RESULTS – RARE SPARES TROPHY 

Pos Car  Competitor/Team                Driver                   Vehicle              Cap   CL Laps     Race.Time Fastest...Lap1    18  Dunlop Super Dealers / Wilson  John Bowe                Torana SLR 5000      5047        6    16:11.6885   2 1:41.8592R2    17  Payce / Wilson Security        Steven Johnson           Mustang Trans Am     5800        6    16:12.1219   6 1:43.4162 3    48  Melbourne's Cheapest Cars      Eddie Abelnica           Ford Falcon XB       5800        6    16:13.3582   6 1:44.2196 4    88  TIFS Warehousing & Distributio Tony Karanfilovski       Mustang Trans Am     5800        6    16:15.3758   6 1:45.4950 5     2  Shannons Insurance             Jim Richards             Javelin              5890        6    16:15.8937   6 1:44.9379 6    95  Whiteline Transport Racing / L Andrew Miedecke          Chev Comaro SS       5800        6    16:17.3365   6 1:45.8347 7     9  Jesus Racing                   Andrew Fisher            Falcon XY  GTHO      5800        6    16:17.4250   6 1:46.7371 8    11  Lion Mill Solutions /Ultra Per Tony Edwards             Ford Falcon XA GT    5768        6    16:19.9149   6 1:48.6692 9    35  iseek Racing                   Jason Gomersall          Torana SLR 5000      5047        6    16:20.1716   6 1:48.1178 10   12  Giraffe Civil Contracting      Adam Garwood             Torana SLR 5000      5047        6    16:20.3607   6 1:47.7786 11   85  Whiteline Transport Racing / K Mark King                Chev Camaro RS       5800        6    16:20.3632   6 1:47.6188 12   56  Gabriel Shock Absorbers / PIAR Brett Youlden            Monaro HQ            5800        6    16:20.6236   6 1:47.3929 13   60  Glennan Transport / Tilleys Ra Cameron Tilley           Valiant Pacer        4390        6    16:21.3623   6 1:47.7012 14   74  Lyndways Builders              Wayne Mercer             Ford Falcon XY GT HO 5800        6    16:22.2061   6 1:47.8603 15   90  Kalus Kenny Itelex             Sven Burchartz           Porsche  911RS       3600        6    16:22.8430   6 1:48.9800 16   46  THD Motorsport                 Leo Tobin                Monaro HQ            5810        6    16:22.9438   6 1:48.9019 17   52  Angliss Meats                  Brett Curran             Mustang Shelby       5800        6    16:25.3476   6 1:50.1181 18   57  Corio Auto Parts               Graham Alexander         Monaro HT            5819        6    16:27.9650   6 1:51.6843 19   75  Quest Roofing                  Andy Clempson            Mustang Trans Am     5800        6    16:28.7965   6 1:52.6794 20    7  Red Rock Winery                Rohan Little             Porsche 911          3600        6    16:28.8005   6 1:52.8415 DNF  81  Tarosa Stairs                  Angelo Taranto           Camaro SS Tans Am    5800        4    11:17.9866   2 1:58.7926 DNF  24  RPM Electrical Repairs         Royston Evans            Pontiac Trans Am     6899        1     2:06.5538   1 2:06.5538 DNF  10  Sunliner RV                    Greg Ritter              Chev Monza 2+ 2      5800