The tenth season of Touring Car Masters competition wrapped up with John Bowe scoring his fifth title. The evergreen Bowe’s 50 percent strike rate as series champion is all the more impressive given he didn’t contest TCM’s inaugural season, 2007, his last as a full-time V8 Supercar driver. Bowe’s 2016 title backs up previous successes in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Season 2016 was the first in TCM history that one model of car – a Holden Torana – won all three classes in the same season, with Adam Garwood and Jason Gomersall winning the Pro Sports and ProAm divisions respectively. Bowe won his fourth round of 2016 at the Sydney Olympic Park finale, despite Steven Johnson (XY GT-HO) winning two of the three sprints. Glenn Seton (Mustang) was second overall at SOP and series runner-up. The seven-round 2017 TCM schedule begins in Adelaide (March 2-5) and concludes at the inaugural Newcastle street race in late November. In between are visits to Winton, Hidden Valley, Queensland Raceway, Sandown and Bathurst. A record 10 different drivers and seven different models of car have won races this year, from four brands (Chevrolet, Ford, Holden, AMC). Cars to have won include the Chevrolet Monza, Falcon XY GT-HO, Holden Torana SL/R 5000, Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, AMC Javelin and Ford Falcon XB GT coupe.