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Touring Car Masters

The Touring Car Masters is an Australian motor racing series open to modified touring cars manufactured between 1 January 1963 and 31 December 1978.[1] It evolved out of a previous series for CAMS Group N Touring Cars but with a greater degree of modifications permitted to improve safety, reliability and affordability.[2] These improvements would have been against the Group N regulations which are focused on vehicles racing as much as possible as they did in the period when the cars were new.

Touring Car Masters
Category Touring Car Racing
Country Australia
Inaugural season 2007
Drivers' champion John Bowe
Official website touringcarmasters.com.au
Motorsport current event.svg Current season
The 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint of 2010 Touring Car Masters Group 1 winner, Jim Richards
John Bowe won Class C in the 2011 series in a Ford Mustang

The series has proved popular with fans for the nostalgia value and also for the mix of eligible vehicles with the majority of competing vehicles being Australian or American V8s. Each model is allocated into one of four classes by the appointed category managers, Touring Car Masters Pty. Ltd, with drivers competing for Series Class awards based on finishing positions within each Class at each race.[1] Performance parity is maintained between disparate models by varying maximum engine revolutions and minimum racing weights of those vehicles.[1] In addition, a driver may be classified as a seeded driver and additional parity adjustments applied to cars driven by these drivers, as deemed appropriate.[1]

Class winnersEdit

Year Group 1[3] Group 2[3] Group 3[3]
Driver Car Driver Car Driver Car
2007 Steve Mason 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Mick Wilson 1972 Chrysler Valiant Charger R/T Not contested
2008 Gavin Bullas 1969 Ford Boss Mustang Greg East 1972 Holden HQ Kingswood
2009 Gavin Bullas 1969 Ford Boss Mustang Trevor Talbot 1972 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1
2010 Jim Richards 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint Bernie Stack 1973 Porsche 911RS Tony Karanfilovski 1968 Alfa Romeo GTAm
Year Class A[3] Class B[3] Class C[3]
2011 Amanda Sparks 1973 Porsche 911RS Gary O'Brien 1972 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 4 Door John Bowe 1969 Ford Mustang
2012 John Bowe 1969 Ford Mustang Chris Stillwell 1968 Ford Mustang Not contested
2013 Jim Richards 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint Steve Mason 1966 Ford Mustang
Year Pro-Masters Pro-Am Pro-Sports
2014 John Bowe 1969 Ford Mustang Mark King Chevrolet Camaro Sven Burchartz
Chris Stillwell
Ford Mustang
Year Pro-Masters Pro-Am Pro-Sports Invitational Trans-Am
2015 John Bowe Ford Mustang
Holden LH Torana SL/R5000
Cameron Tilley Chrysler VF Valiant Pacer Leo Tobin Holden HQ Monaro GTS Paul Freestone Chevrolet Camaro SS Charlie O'Brien Pontiac Firebird
Year Pro-Masters Pro-Am Pro-Sports Invitational Trans-Am
2016 John Bowe Holden LH Torana SL/R5000 Jason Gomersall Holden LH Torana SL/R5000 Adam Garwood Holden LH Torana SL/R5000
Ford Capri Perana
Greg Garwood Ford Capri Perana Not contested
Year Pro-Masters Pro-Am Pro-Sports IROC Invitational Trans-Am
2017 Steven Johnson 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback Adam Bressington 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Darren Beale 1972 Holden Monaro GTS Coupe Rohan Little 1974 Porsche 911 IROC Greg Garwood Ford Capri Perana Shannon O’Brien Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d 2016 Touring Car Masters Series Sporting and Technical Regulations, cams.com.au Retrieved 11 November 2016
  2. ^ Series History Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 20 June 2011
  3. ^ a b c d e f Champs & Stats, www.touringcarmasters.com.au Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 4 August 2013

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