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2017 Touring Car Masters
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The 2017 Touring Car Masters was an Australian motor racing series for touring cars manufactured between 1 January 1963 and 31 December 1978.[1] It was the eleventh running of the Touring Car Masters series. Each car was allocated into one the following classes: Pro Masters, Pro Am, Pro Sports, IROC (Porsche), Trans Am.[1]

The series was won by Steven Johnson driving a Ford Mustang.[2] Johnson also won the Pro Masters class with Adam Bressington (Chevrolet Camaro) winning Pro Am and Darren Beale (Holden Monaro GTS) winning Pro Sports.[2]

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Teams and driversEdit

The following teams and drivers contested the 2017 series.

 
Steven Johnson won the series driving a Ford Mustang
 
John Bowe placed second outright driving a Holden Torana SL/R 5000
 
Jim Richards placed 14th driving an AMC Javelin (pictured) and a Ford Falcon Sprint
Team Car Class No. Drivers Rounds
SportsMed SA 1974 Porsche 911 IROC IROC 1   Greg Keen 1
32   Amanda Sparks 1
Hawk Brake Pads Chevrolet Camaro SS Inv 1   Dave Roberts 6
Shannons Insurance 1972 AMC Javelin Pro Master 2   Jim Richards 1
1964 Ford Falcon Sprint 3,5-7
Hercules Engines 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback Pro Am 3   Cameron Mason All
Skye Sands 1970 Ford Mustang Fastback Pro Am 4   Thomas Randle 1
  Rusty French 4-7
ACDelco 1974 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 Pro Am 5   Bruce Williams 2-4,6-7
Multispares Racing 1974 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 Pro Am 6   Ryan Hansford All
Wisely Motorsport 1974 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 Pro Sports 7   Bob Wisely 1,3-7
Lady Luck Racing 1964 Ford Mustang Coupe Pro Am 8   Terry Lawlor 1,5-6
Jesus Racing 1971 Ford Falcon XY GTHO Pro Am 9   Andrew Fisher 1-3,6-7
Lion Mill Sol / vplates.com.au Ford Falcon XA GT Pro Sport 11   Melinda Price 1,5-6
Giraffe Civil Contracting 1974 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 Pro Am 12   Adam Garwood 1-6
1973 Ford Capri Inv 24   Greg Garwood 3
Mark Poole Motorsport 1974 Porsche 911 IROC Pro Sport 13   Rory O'Neill 1
Carne Grill 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback Pro Master 16   Gavin Bullas 7
WM Waste / Illusion Gas Log Fires
Synergy Race Engines
1969 Ford Mustang Fastback Pro Master 17   Steven Johnson All
Wilson Security / PAYCE 1974 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 Pro Master 18   John Bowe All
Tincome Industrial Services 1972 Holden Monaro GTS Coupe Pro Masters 19   Darren Beale All
Treloar Roses 1973 Chrysler Charger Pro Sport 21   Robert Braune 3
Hutchinson Builders / Angliss Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Trans Am 25   Brett Curran 4
Maxi-Trans Trailers Chevrolet Camaro± Pro Am 25   Paul Freestone 6
Wanna Burger Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Trans Am 26   Shannon O'Brien 4
MOCOMM Motorsport Communication Holden Monaro GTS Coupe Pro Sport 27   Jim Policina 7
Speedgas / Tilley Auto Garage 1964 Ford Mustang Coupe Pro Am 28   Brad Tilley 1
1971 Ford Falcon XY GTHO 6-7
Ford Mustang Coupe Pro Sport 29   Jamie Tilley 7
Matt Stone Racing 1978 Holden Torana A9X Hatchback Pro Am 35   Jason Gomersall 1-5,7
Gawler Self Storage 1974 Porsche 911 IROC IROC 38   Bernie Stack 1-2
THD Motorsport 1969 Ford Boss Mustang Pro Sports 46   Leo Tobin 1-4,6-7
Melbournes Cheapest Cars
Darwins Cheapest Cars
Brisbanes Cheapest Cars
1974 Ford Falcon XB Hardtop Pro Masters 48   Eddie Abelnica 2-6
Outbound Racing / wheels.com 1972 Holden Monaro GTS Pro Am 52   Keith Kassulke 4
Wasp Steering & Suspension 1972 Holden Monaro HQ GTS Coupe Pro Am 56   Brett Youlden 1
Graham Alexander Holden Monaro HT GTS Pro Sport 57   Graham Alexander 2,5
Glennan Transport / ANGLOMOIL 1969 Valiant Pacer Pro Am 60   Cameron Tilley 1-4,6-7
Cannon Trailers 1971 Ford Falcon XY GTHO Pro Sport 65   Michael Cannon 2-3,7
GFR Industries Chevrolet Camaro SS Trans Am 72   Geoff Fane 4-7
Lyndways Builders 1971 Ford Falcon XY GTHO Pro Am 74   Wayne Mercer 1-3,5-7
Red Rock Winery / Werks RRR
Kalus Kenny Interlex
Performance 9
1974 Porsche 911 IROC IROC 77   Rohan Little 1-2,5-6
90   Sven Burchartz 1-2
91   Stan Adler 6
911 1-2
Whiteline Racing / King Springs 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS Pro Masters 85   Mark King 1-2
1972 Holden Monaro GTS 3-7
1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Pro Am 95   Adam Bressington All
TIFS - Warehousing & Distribution 1969 Ford Mustang Pro Am 88   Tony Karanfilovski All
SA Structural 1974 Porsche 911 IROC IROC 91   Manny Palyaris 1-2
John's Furniture Removals 1964 Mercury Comet Pro Sport 97   Allen Boughen 1,3-4,6-7

Race calendarEdit

The series was contested over seven rounds.[1] Rounds included Series Races and non-points Dometic Trophy Races (indicated below with TR).

Round Circuit City / State Date Pole Poisiton Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1   Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 3 March   John Bowe   John Bowe   John Bowe Wilson Security / PAYCE
R2 4 March   John Bowe   John Bowe Wilson Security / PAYCE
TR 5 March   Ryan Hansford   Brad Tilley Speedgas / Tilley Auto Garage
2 TR   Winton Raceway Winton, Victoria 19–21 May   John Bowe   John Bowe Wilson Security / PAYCE
R1   Jason Gomersall   Jason Gomersall Bigmate Racing
R2   Steven Johnson   Adam Garwood Giraffe Civil Contracting
3 TR   Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory 16–18 June   Eddie Abelnica   Greg Garwood Giraffe Civil Contracting
R1   Steven Johnson   John Bowe   Steven Johnson WM Waste / Illusion Gas Log Fires
R2   John Bowe   John Bowe Wilson Security / PAYCE
4 TR   Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 28–30 July   John Bowe   John Bowe Wilson Security / PAYCE
R1   John Bowe   John Bowe   John Bowe Wilson Security / PAYCE
R2   Eddie Abelnica   Eddie Abelnica Brisbanes Cheapest Cars
5 R1   Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 15–17 September   John Bowe   Steven Johnson   Steven Johnson WM Waste / Illusion Gas Log Fires
R2 Race Cancelleda
R3   Steven Johnson   Steven Johnson WM Waste / Illusion Gas Log Fires
6 TR   Mount Panorama Bathurst, New South Wales 5–8 October   Eddie Abelnica   Eddie Abelnica Melbournes Cheapest Cars
R1   Steven Johnson   John Bowe   Steven Johnson Synergy Race Engines
R2  John Bowe   Steven Johnson Synergy Race Engines
7 R1   Newcastle Street Circuit Newcastle, New South Wales 24–26 November   Ryan Hansford   Steven Johnson   Steven Johnson Synergy Race Engines
R2  John Bowe   Steven Johnson Synergy Race Engines
  • New lap records
  • ^a Jason Gomersall had a large accident at turn six on lap one during Race 2 at Sandown Raceway. Therefore the race was abandoned.[3]

Series standingsEdit

Outright standingsEdit

Pos. Driver [2] Car Total [2]
1 Steve Johnson Ford Mustang 917
2 John Bowe Holden Torana SL/R 5000 906
3 Adam Bressington Chevrolet Camaro SS 881
4 Ryan Hansford Holden Torana SL/R 5000 818
5 Adam Garwood Holden Torana SL/R 5000 657
6 Eddie Abelnica Ford Falcon XB 629
7 Tony Karanfilovski Ford Mustang 585
8 Cameron Mason Ford Mustang 574
9 Jason Gomersall Holden Torana 565
10 Mark King Chevrolet Camaro RS 557
11 Cameron Tilley Chrysler Valiant Pacer 519
12 Darren Beale Holden Monaro GTS 491
13 Leo Tobin Ford Boss Mustang 477
14 Jim Richards AMC Javelin
& Ford Falcon Sprint
469
15 Wayne Mercer Ford Falcon XY GTHO 465
16 Bob Wisely Holden Torana SL/R 5000 401
17 Andrew Fisher Ford Falcon XY GTHO 356
18 Bruce Williams Holden Torana SL/R 5000 309
19 Brad Tilley Ford Mustang 292
20 Allen Boughen Mercury Comet 291
21 Blu Cannon Ford Falcon XY 209
22 Rohan Little Porsche 911 194
23 Terry Lawlor Ford Mustang 163
24 Melinda Price Ford Falcon XA GT 162
25 Graham Alexander Holden HT Monaro GTS 148
26 Sven Burchartz Porsche 911 132
27 Rusty French Ford Mustang 131
28 Brett Youlden Holden Monaro GTS 104
29 Paul Freestone Chevrolet Camaro 104
30 Robert Braune Chrysler Charger 92
31 Keith Kassulke Holden Monaro GTS 73
32 Jamie Tilley Ford Mustang 45

Class standingsEdit

Pos. Driver ADE
 
WIN
 
HID
 
QLD
 
SAN
 
BAT
 
NEW
 
Pts.
Pro Masters
1 Steve Johnson Ret 5 4 16 23 6 9 1 2 5 3 3 1 C 1 15 1 1 1 1 917
2 John Bowe 1 1 6 1 2 Ret Ret 2 1 4 1 4 8 C 2 4 2 2 3 3 906
3 Eddie Abelnica 3 3 2 5 4 3 DNS 2 1 6 C 5 1 6 5 629
4 Jason Gomersall 7 6 12 6 1 Ret 8 3 10 8 5 5 11 C DNS 7 18 565
5 Mark King 5 4 7 12 5 Ret 12 17 17 14 Ret 10 12 C 10 Ret 9 Ret 11 9 557
6 Jim Richards 11 7 Ret 2 12 9 13 C 6 18 8 7 14 10 469
Pro Am
1 Adam Bressington 2 2 8 13 10 3 15 7 5 3 6 7 4 C 4 16 3 4 4 2 881
2 Ryan Hansford 3 Ret 3 8 4 4 10 9 6 6 4 2 7 C 3 8 5 10 2 4 818
3 Adam Garwood 10 10 2 Ret 9 1 4 6 7 1 7 6 2 C Ret 6 4 3 657
4 Tony Karanfilovski 9 9 13 7 11 Ret 13 Ret 14 12 8 12 5 C 13 13 10 9 8 5 585
5 Cameron Mason 13 13 9 4 12 7 3 11 12 2 12 16 3 C 8 Ret DNS DNS 6 DNS 574
6 Cameron Tilley 6 Ret Ret 15 6 5 14 10 11 10 10 Ret 2 14 12 9 7 519
7 Wayne Mercer 14 11 5 5 15 10 18 16 13 16 C Ret 10 13 14 12 8 465
8 Andrew Fisher 4 3 Ret 17 24 Ret 11 DNS DNS 7 7 6 DNS DNS 356
9 Bruce Williams 2 7 Ret 6 5 4 Ret DNS DNS Ret Ret 13 5 Ret 309
10 Brad Tilley 11 8 1 12 12 8 10 6 292
11 Terry Lawlor Ret 12 Ret 9 C 7 Ret Ret DNS 163
12 Rusty French 9 14 13 DNS C 11 3 15 Ret 16 16 131
13 Brett Youlden 8 14 15 104
14 Keith Kassulke Ret 13 11 73
15 Thomas Randle DNS DNS DNS 0
Pro Sport
1 Darren Beale 19 20 17 20 25 12 20 19 19 16 15 18 17 C 16 17 19 18 19 17 491
2 Leo Tobin 15 15 10 9 14 9 7 15 16 7 11 9 14 18 16 18 15 477
3 Bob Wisely 22 22 21 21 20 20 15 17 17 15 C 15 Ret DNS DNS 20 19 401
4 Allen Boughen Ret 13 14 19 18 21 13 Ret 15 11 17 17 DNS DNS 291
5 Michael Cannon 11 16 8 17 14 18 17 14 209
6 Melinda Price Ret C DNS 19 20 DNS 161
7 Graham Alexander 24 22 16 10 C 12 148
8 Robert Braune 16 13 15 92
9 Jamie Tilley 13 12 45
IROC
1 Rohan Little 20 21 16 19 19 14 DNS C 14 Ret DNS DNS 283
2 Manny Palyaris 18 19 19 21 20 15 254
3 Bernie Stack 17 16 11 10 13 Ret 226
4 Sven Burchartz 16 17 18 14 8 Ret 218
5 Stan Adler 22 18 11 20 21 19 110
6 Rory O'Neill 21 Ret 20 90
7 Greg Keene DNS DNS DNS 0
8 Amanda Sparks DNS DNS DNS 0
Trans Am
1 Shannon O'Brien Ret 9 8 94
2 Geoff Fane 11 16 14 14 C 9 9 16 15 15 13 84
3 Brett Curran DNS DNS DNS 0
Invitational
1 Greg Garwood 1 8 8 122

ReferencesEdit