SETON TAKES QUEENSLAND TCM VICTORY
JOHN BOWE (ProMaster) Jason Gomersall (ProAm) and Adam Garwood (ProSports) were the big winners in todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Waeco TCM Trophy Race at Queensland Raceway while Glenn SetonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s round victory was a milestone for the Ford Mustang driver.
SetonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s consistent weekend Ã¢â‚¬â€œ he won a race and twice finished second Ã¢â‚¬â€œ delivered the Thunder Road Racing Team their first round victory and the first win in the category for a generation one Ford Mustang.
It was also SetonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first TCM round victory since Bathurst in 2011.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“John and I have been racing each other like that for years and I tried to pull as big a gap as I could but he still got me!Ã¢â‚¬Â Seton said on the podium.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the first win for Don Dimitriadis and his Ã¢â‚¬â„¢64 Mustang in TCM. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a great supporter of the category and we have a great time when we go away racing so this is great for him and it was a really enjoyable weekend.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The 16-lap trophy race featured three different leaders Leo Tobin leading the field away in his repaired Ford Mustang for the first three laps.
Seton and Bowe were rapidly on the march however with the former climbing to ninth at the end of the first lap and the latter to eleventh.
Mark King battled Tobin for the lead on the third lap before both were passed by a flying Seton a lap later Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the Mustang driver then putting his head down to build a margin as the other Pro drivers continued their charge through the field.
Bowe climbed to second two laps later and set out in pursuit of Seton ultimately passing him with three laps remaining to grab his second win of the weekend.
Seton finished second while Jason Gomersall stormed to third place in his iSeek Racing Torana winning the ProAm class for the first time in a TCM Trophy race. Ã‚Â
Reverse-grid king Adam Garwood ran as high as second in his Holden Torana but ultimately ceded positions to Bowe Seton and Gomersall before finishing a solid fourth and taking the ProSports class win.
Keith Kassulke completed his remarkable TCM comeback by finishing a superb fifth outright in his Outbound Racing Holden Monaro GTS one year on from his most recent round in the category.
Eddie Abelnica finished sixth Mark King seventh and Adam Bressington eighth in the second Whiteline Racing Camaro.
Tony Karanfilovski and Brett Curran completed the top-10 in the trophy race.
Rohan Little Sven Burchartz and Darren Beale failed to finish the race Ã¢â‚¬â€œ LittleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Porsche with mechanical issues and the latter two out with damaged vehicles after BealeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Monaro locked itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rear brakes at turn four making contact with Burchartz Porsche as he entered the corner.
SetonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ProMasters class round victory was the second in his TCM career and saw him head Bowe and Abelnica in the outright category.
John Bowe now leads the standings by 59 points with Eddie Abelnica in second and Seton a further five points further back in third. Mark King moves to fourth in the standings with Steven Johnson Ã¢â‚¬â€œ who scored no points this weekend Ã¢â‚¬â€œ now fifth.
Gomersall won ProAm ahead of Bressington and Karanfilovski while Adam GarwoodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ProSports victory came in front of Allan Boughen and Blu Cannon. Both Gomersall and Garwood continue to lead their respective classes.
Queensland TransAm competitor Brett Curran won the invitational class driving his stunning Angliss Meats Ford Mustang Fastback this weekend Ã¢â‚¬â€œ one that included an impressive ninth place finish in the trophy race.
Camaro racer Grant Wilson finished second in invited eight points behind his local rival.
The next round of the Touring Car Masters series will see the category return to the Shannons Nationals program for the second time this year round six to be held at the classic Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit on September 9-11.
RACE 3 RESULTS:
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Pos Car Competitor/Team Driver Vehicle Cap CL Laps Race.Time Fastest...Lap1 18 Wilson Security/Payce Dejoco John Bowe (VIC) Holden Torana SL/R 5 5047 16 20:58.2653 12 1:16.8146*2 30 Thunder Road Tacing Team Austr Glenn Seton (QLD) Ford Mustang Coupe 5000 16 20:58.8466 8 1:17.5105 3 35 iseek Racing jason Gomersall (QLD) Holden Torana A9X Ha 5000 16 21:09.4791 7 1:17.2480 4 12 Giraffe Civil Contracting Adam Garwood (TAS) Holden Torana SL/R 5 5047 16 21:12.6992 7 1:18.1241 5 52 Outbound Racing/wheels.com.pg Keith Kassulke (QLD) Holden Monaro GTS Co 5800 16 21:16.4992 8 1:18.2161 6 48 Brisbane's Cheapest Cars Eddie Abelnica (VIC) Ford Falcon XB Coupe 5800 16 21:21.0962 6 1:18.6262 7 85 Whiteline Racing/King Springs Mark King (QLD) Chevrolet Camaro RS 5800 16 21:23.7871 7 1:18.7619 8 95 Whiteline Racing/Fabre Austral Adam Bressington (NSW) Chevrolet Camaro SS 5800 16 21:26.2671 5 1:18.5852 9 88 TIFS - Warehousing& Distributi Tony Karanfilovski (NSW) Fpord Mustang Trans 5800 16 21:31.6158 7 1:18.0982 10 25 Angliss Meats Brett Curran (QLD) Ford Mustang Fastbac 5800 16 21:32.8981 6 1:19.2238 11 4 Skye Sands Rusty French (VIC) Ford Mustang Fastbac 5800 16 21:48.0241 7 1:19.9205 12 65 Cannon Trailers Michael (Blu) Cannon QLD Ford Falcon XY GTHO 5800 16 22:01.1467 14 1:21.5526 13 97 John's Furniture Removals Allen Boughen (QLD) Mercury Comet 4736 16 22:03.7176 15 1:21.7703 14 8 Sportsmed SA Greg Keene (SA) Porsche 911 RS IROC 5800 16 22:14.4304 5 1:21.9619 15 46 THD Motorsport Leo Tobin (VIC) Ford Boss Mustang 5000 16 22:23.5237 4 1:20.5598 16 22 Aussie Muscle Car Run/PRT Fabr Graham Stewart (SA) Holden Monaro GTS Co 5800 15 21:06.0883 12 1:22.6475 17 13 Mark Poole Motorsport Rory O'Neill (SA) Porsche 911 RS IROC 3600 15 21:06.7792 4 1:22.9192 18 68 Trans Am Race Engineering Grant Wilson (QLD) Chevrolet Camaro SS 5800 15 22:14.6034 2 1:26.0788 DNF 7 Werks Garage/Red Rock Winery Rohan Little (VIC) Porsche 911 RS IROC 3600 12 16:50.9871 12 1:21.2195 DNF 19 Tincone Industrial Services Daren Beale (QLD) Holden Monaro GTS Co 5800 7 9:46.3695 5 1:21.9688 DNF 90 Werks Garage/Kalus Kenny Iterl Sven Burchartz (VIC) Porsche 911 RS IROC 3600 7 9:46.8252 5 1:21.4815