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GARRY’S QUEENSLAND RACEWAY SUPERCARS SUPPORT WRAP – SUNDAY

Bowe, Abelnica and Johnson jostling for the lead at the start of the TCM race - Photo: Rhys Vandersyde

Bowe, Abelnica and Johnson jostling for the lead at the start of the TCM race – Photo: Rhys Vandersyde

TOURING CAR MASTERS turned it on in race three of the fourth round at the Coates Hire Ipswich Supersprint at Queensland Raceway today.

Eddie Abelnica (Ford Falcon XB Coupe) read the start just a little better than pole sitter John Bowe (Holden Torana SL/R 5000) to grab an immediate lead. He then had to hold off a feisty challenge from Ryan Hansford (SL/R 5000). They were side by side at various points in the closing stages with Abelnica holding on for a 0.5s victory.

Third was an equally spirited duel between Bowe and Steve Johnson (Ford Mustang) for third with positions changing a couple of times before Johnson came out ahead by 0.38s.

Jason Gomersall (Torana A9X) overcame contact with Adam Bressington (Chev Camaro) to take fifth while Adam Garwood (SL/R 5000) benefited by splitting them for the remainder.

Earlier in the day, in the second race for the round, Johnson won the start over Bowe, however ran a tad wide at turn one which allowed Bowe into the lead and Abelnica to take second.

Johnson tried hard to wrestle back second but to no avail. Hansford followed ahead of Gomersall, Bressington and Garwood who had started at the rear of the grid after gearbox dramas in qualifying.

Nick Rowe notched up another victory in Formula 4 - Photo: Rhys Vandersyde

Nick Rowe notched up another victory in Formula 4 – Photo: Rhys Vandersyde

JUST THE one race today to complete the fifth round of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship and Nick Rowe notched up another victory, to take the round ahead of Cameron Shields and Ryan Suhle.

Racing for AGI Sport, Rowe’s task was made much easier as Cameron Shields (BRM) and Sage Murdoch (AGI) who were battling for second, tangled at turn five. Liam Lawson (BRM) was also delayed in the incident and lost places.

Zagame Autosport team mates Ryan Suhle and Tyler Everingham grabbed second and third as a result and ran that way to the flag. Fourth went to Simon Fallon (BRM) finished next just in front of team mate Zane Morse, Lawson and Shields.

David Sieders took Race 3 and the round victory in the V8 Utes - Photo: Rhys Vandersyde

David Sieders took Race 3 and the round victory in the V8 Utes – Photo: Rhys Vandersyde

USING THE Holden Commodore that clinched him the V8 Ute Racing Series last year, David Sieders has taken the third race and overall victory in round three.

Sieders held off a strong challenge in the longer race from Ryal Harris (Ford Falcon) who finished on the winner’s rear bumper while Harris’ team mate Mason Barbera put in a stoking drive, starting seventh and finished third.

Fourth went to Craig Woods (Falcon) ahead of series leader Kim Jane (Commodore) while Woods’ Western Sydney Motorsport team mate Blake Sciberras (Commodore) was next ahead of Andrew Fisher (Falcon) and Michael Sieders (Commodore).

Earlier in the half-points reverse top seven race. Harris had pole due to a 5s penalty from Saturday and led all the way ahead of Sieders and Barbera – another who had a 5s penalty, his for contact on Harris that was deemed to gain an advantage.

Jack Smith clean swept the V8 Touring Cars at Queensland Raceway - Photo: Dirk Klynsmith

Jack Smith clean swept the V8 Touring Cars at Queensland Raceway – Photo: Dirk Klynsmith

FOR THE first time in season 2017 someone has won all three races in a round of the Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Series… and that was Jack Smith in the Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore VE.

He led all the way in race two, beating home Anton De Pasquale (Paul Morris Motorsport Ford Falcon FG) who quickly found a way past Tyler Greenbury (Eggleston Motorsport ex-Triple 8 VE) to then pressure Smith for the duration.

Fourth went to Jordan Boys (Image Racing ex-Stone Brothers Racing FG) ahead of the Fords of Thomas Randle (ex-Triple 8 FG), Josh Smith (ex-SBR FG), Aaron Seton (ex-spare WPS Ford), Michael Anderson (ex-Ford Performance Racing FG) and the ex-Tasman Motorsport VE driven by Michael Caine.

Jon McCorkindale missed the opening race, having to make an engine change after qualifying in his Ford, started race two from the back and finished tenth ahead of Jason Heck (ex-FPR Ford.

De Pasquale won the race three start and held sway for several laps before Jack Smith found a way past. Greenbury lost his third place to Boys briefly, gathering it back before the latter was involved in an incident with at turn three that involved Boys, Randle, Josh Smith and Seton.

Randle emerged in fourth and finished ahead of Smith, Seton, McCorkindale (ex-SBR Falcon BF), Boys, Caine and Chris Smerdon (ex-SBR FG).

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