Touring Car Masters

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Touring Car Masters
Category Touring Car Racing
Country Australia
Inaugural season 2007
Drivers' champion John Bowe (Class A)
Chris Stillwell (Class B)
Official website touringcarmasters.com.au
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The Touring Car Masters is an Australian motor racing series open to modified touring cars manufactured between 1 January 1963 and 31 December 1976.[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.

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 two (previously three) Classes by the appointed category managers, Australian Classic Touring Cars, 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]

Having split the entries into three Groups in 2010 to allow smaller capacity cars to compete for their own prizes, falling numbers amongst four cylinder entries saw the series revert to two for the 2012 season.

Champions[edit]

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
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


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 2012 Touring Car Masters Sporting & Technical Regulations Retrieved on 1 July 2012
  2. ^ Series History Retrieved on 20 June 2011
  3. ^ a b c d e f Champs & Stats, www.touringcarmasters.com.au Retrieved on 4 August 2013

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