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July 24, 2016 | General

SETON TAKES QUEENSLAND TCM VICTORY

JOHN BOWE (ProMaster) Jason Gomersall (ProAm) and Adam Garwood (ProSports) were the big winners in today’s Waeco TCM Trophy Race at Queensland Raceway while Glenn Seton’s round victory was a milestone for the Ford Mustang driver.

Seton’s consistent weekend – he won a race and twice finished second – 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 Seton’s first TCM round victory since Bathurst in 2011.

“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!†Seton said on the podium.

“It’s the first win for Don Dimitriadis and his ’64 Mustang in TCM. He’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.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 – 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.  

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 – Little’s Porsche with mechanical issues and the latter two out with damaged vehicles after Beale’s Monaro locked it’s rear brakes at turn four making contact with Burchartz Porsche as he entered the corner.

Seton’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 – who scored no points this weekend – now fifth.

Gomersall won ProAm ahead of Bressington and Karanfilovski while Adam Garwood’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 – 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