Bowe’s know how

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle Sport -

John

Bowe has se­cured his fourth Tour­ing Car Mas­ters ti­tle and his first ever se­ries win, of any de­scrip­tion, aboard a Holden.

Bowe claimed the over­all round win at the Phillip Is­land fi­nale with two vic­to­ries from three races. Steven John­son, driv­ing the Ford Mus­tang which Bowe started the sea­son in, won the fi­nal race of the year.

Com­plet­ing the top three in the trio of sprints at the Vic­to­rian sea­side cir­cuit was Ed­die Abel­nica (XB Fal­con hard­top).

The week­end was no­table for Bathurst 1000 reg­u­lar Greg Rit­ter’s de­but. The Vic­to­rian was plagued by re­li­a­bil­ity is­sues early in the Chev Monza 2+2, but came from the back of the grid to fourth in the fi­nale.

Se­ries run­ner-up was Jim Richards, in the Shan­nons Javelin.

Bowe, mean­while, re­flected on an­other suc­cess­ful sea­son which saw him make the switch to the Holden To­rana SL/R 5000.

“We’ve had a ter­rific year,” he said. “The To­rana has ex­ceeded my expectations and the guys that built it at Bendigo Retro Mus­cle Cars did an awesome job with it. It al­lowed me to give Ste­vie (John­son) a go, be­cause I felt he’d been hard done by in the V8 world. I’ve known him since he was a kid and I think he’s a fan­tas­tic driver so it was opportune to let him drive it.”

TCM’s 2016 sea­son be­gins with Ade­laide’s Clip­sal 500, March 3-6.

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