SETON ON TOP IN BATHURST PRACTICE
GLENN SETON has edged out Steven Johnson and John Bowe to top official practice for the TCM Mountain Masters presented by ENZED Shannons and Rare Spares this morning at Mount Panorama Bathurst.
The Thunder Road Racing Team Australia Ford Mustang driver banged in a 2m19.1594s lap to edge Johnson by 0.18s and Bowe by 0.31s across the pair of 20-minute sessions on a crisp and clear Bathurst Thursday morning.
The results saw two of the top three cars running five-litre power proving itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not all about straight line performance on the Mountain.
Championship leader Jim Richards was fourth fastest with Eddie Abelnica fifth in his Falcon XB coupe.
Brett Youlden set a strong 2m21.2094s lap in his HQ Monaro to go sixth overall ahead of Andrew Miedecke Mark King Jason Gomersall and 10th placed Andrew Fisher.
Fisher had a solid run in practice using a dry-sumped V8 for the first time in the Jesus Racing Falcon.
The two trouble-free session were run at a quick pace with SetonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s benchmark time just 0.1s away from John BoweÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s TCM qualifying record set last year.
Remarkable speeds down Conrod Straight were also experienced with official timing having Eddie AbelnicaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s XB Falcon the quickest Ã¢â‚¬â€œ recording a genuine 290km/hr just before the famous Chase kink.
Mark KingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Whiteline Racing Camaro was clocked at 286km/hr in practice one.
Attention will now be turned to qualifying later on Thursday afternoon the 20-minute session to be held at 4:55pm local time and broadcast LIVE on FOX Sports Motorsport – Channel 506.Ã‚Â
Meanwhile Network Ten has also confirmed that all three TCM races will be shown within their coverage this weekend.
TCM MOUNAIN MASTERS – PRACTICE RESULTS
(SESSION 1 & 2 COMBINED)
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Pos Car Competitor/Team Driver Vehicle Cap CL Fastest...Lap Gap1 30 Thunder Road Racing Australia Glenn Seton (QLD) 1964 Ford Mustang Co 5000 P2 2:19.1594* 2 17 PAYCE/Wilson Security Steven Johnson (QLD) 1969 Ford Mustang Tr 5800 P2 2:19.3412 0:00.18183 18 Dunlop Super Dealers/ Wilson S John Bowe (VIC) 1974 Holden Torana 5047 P2 2:19.4747 0:00.31534 2 Shannons Insurance Jim Richards (VIC) 1972 AMC Javelin 5890 P2 2:20.2688 0:01.10945 48 Sydneys Cheapest Cars Eddie Abelnica (VIC) 1974 Ford Falcon XB 5800 P2 2:20.9540 0:01.79466 56 Gabriel Shock Absorbers Brett Youlden (VIC) 1972 Holden HQ Mona 5800 P2 2:21.2094 0:02.05007 95 Whiteline Transport Racing / L Andrew Miedecke (NSW) 1969 Chevrolet Camar 5800 P2 2:21.9641 0:02.80478 85 Whiteline Transport Racing / K Mark King (QLD) 1970 Chevrolet Camar 5800 P2 2:22.0228 0:02.86349 35 iseek Racing Jason Gomersall (QLD) 1974 Holden Torana 5047 P2 2:22.0295 0:02.870110 9 Jesus Racing Andrew Fisher (NSW) 1971 Ford Falcon XY 5800 P2 2:22.9316 0:03.772211 3 Hercules Engines Cameron Mason (NSW) 1966 Ford Mustang Fa 5000 P2 2:23.8439 0:04.684512 88 TIFS - Warehousing & Distribut Tony Karanfilovski (NSW) 1969 Ford Mustang Tr 5800 P2 2:24.8120 0:05.652613 25 Freestones Transport/Freestone Paul Freestone (VIC) 1968 Chevrolet Camar 5800 P2 2:25.7210 0:06.561614 10 Sunliner RV Tony Hunter (VIC) 1971 Chevrolet Monza 5000 P2 2:25.8423 0:06.682915 90 Kalus Kenny Intelex Sven Burchartz (VIC) 1974 Porsche 911 IRO 3600 P2 2:27.0387 0:07.879316 11 Lion Mill Solutions/Ultra Perf Tony Edwards (VIC) 1973 Ford Falcon XA 5768 P2 2:27.3622 0:08.202817 74 Lyndways Builders Wayne Mercer (VIC) 1971 Ford Falcon XY 5800 P2 2:29.0248 0:09.865418 46 THD Motorsport Leo Tobin (VIC) 1972 Holden HQ Mona 5810 P2 2:29.2992 0:10.139819 5 SAMEX Mark Buik (SA) 1974 Porsche 911 IRO 3600 P2 2:30.2721 0:11.112720 12 Giraffe Civil Contracting Adam Garwood (TAS) 1974 Holden Torana 5047 P2 2:31.4075 0:12.248121 4 Skye Sands Rusty French (VIC) 1970 Ford Mustang Fa 5800 P1 2:37.4857 0:18.326322 7 Red Rock Winery Rohan Little (VIC) 1974 Porsche 911 IRO 3600 P1 2:50.9380 0:31.778623 60 Glennan Transport / Tilleys Ra Cameron Tilley (NSW) 1969 Valiant Pacer 4390 P1 2:59.1579 0:39.9985