F1, Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, MotoGP, ALMS, And More!

Mar 02, 2014 - 06:03 AM
Top News!
Rumors Edition!
Upcoming Racing! (Updated)

Top Stories
· 2014 Phoenix: NASCAR Nationwide Race Results - Busch, Toyota Win! (Mar 1, 2014)
· 2014 Phoenix: NASCAR Nationwide Qualifying Results - Keselowski, Ford On Pole! (Mar 1, 2014)
· 2014 Phoenix: NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice Two Results - Harvick, Chevrolet Fastest! (Mar 1, 2014)
· 2014 Bahrain: Formula One F1 Saturday Test Results - Massa, Williams Fastest! (Mar 1, 2014)
· 2014 Phoenix: NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying Results - Keselowski, Ford On Pole! (Feb 28, 2014)

Previous Top Stories!

Hot Rumors!
· F1: Decision about new 2015 teams delayed ? (Feb 28, 2014)
· F1: Horner 'fits the bill' to replace Ecclestone ? (Feb 26, 2014)
· F1: 2014 noses could get even uglier ? (Feb 26, 2014)
· F1: Latest Schumacher Rumors ? (Feb 24, 2014)
· F1: Red Bull to lose title sponsor Infiniti ? (Feb 20, 2014)
More Rumors!

Bowe Wins Touring Car Masters Season Opener
Posted by: newsla on Mar 02, 2014 - 06:01 AM
Sports Cars
Bowe Wins Touring Car Masters Season Opener

Dual Touring Car Masters champion John Bowe opened his 2014 campaign in spectacular fashion, winning the championship's first round at the Clipsal 500.


Bookmark and Share
Bowe, a Coates Hire ambassador, topped the timesheets in the two practice sessions lowering the lap record along the way. He finished almost a second clear of rivals Jim Richards (Falcon Sprint) with Andrew Miedecke (Chev Camaro) third.

Bowe continued his dominance in qualifying, bettering his own lap record and becoming the first TCM driver to lap the Adelaide street circuit in under 1min 30s. His time of 1min 29.4s was almost 1.5 seconds faster than that set by Tony Karanfilovski in another Trans Am Mustang, followed by Andrew Miedecke in his Camaro, Eddie Abelnica in an XB GT Falcon, Cam Tilley driving yet another Mustang, with Jim Richards in his Falcon Sprint rounding out the top six.

In the first of three races Bowe was beaten off the line by fellow Mustang driver Tony Karanfilovski and despite sliding through the gravel trap in the Senna chicane on lap one, Karanfilovski kept the lead over Bowe and the Chev Camaro of Andrew Miedecke. Karanfilovski maintained his lead throughout the race with Miedecke slipping through to second with two laps remaining relegating Bowe to third.

Bowe started in ninth position for the 10-lap, top 50% reverse grid. He put in an electrifying drive, missing the start line carnage and worked his way through the field, snatching second place from Keith Kassulke in the last corner of the last lap. Mark King in a Chev Camaro was victorious from Bowe, with Keith Kassulke third in an XB GT Falcon. Jason Gomersall was fourth in his Holden Torana with Eddie Abelnica in another XBGT Falcon rounding out the top five.

The Touring Car Masters had their final 10 lap encounter around the Adelaide Parkland circuit on Sunday morning. Starting second on the grid, Bowe in his Trans Am Mustang dropped to third on lap two after being passed by Eddie Albenica in his XBGT Falcon.

Andrew Miedecke triumphed from Abelnica and Bowe.

Despite finishing third, Bowe claimed round one championsip honours in the championship after finishing third in race one, second in race two and third in today's race.

Second in the championship is Miedecke from Abelnica, Jim Richards with Mark King rounding out the top five.

"What a great start to the championship', said Bowe after climbing from his Trans Am Mustang. "The racing was close all weekend and Mustang Sally never missed a beat. While it's always nice to win races, coming away with the championship lead makes me very happy indded". he added.

PaddockTalk Perspective

Also in Sports Cars:

Related links
· Sports Car Edition
· Top PaddockTalk News!
· More about Sports Cars

Home :: _ 

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest (c) 2003-2014 by PaddockTalk.com.
Contact E-mail: [email protected]