John Bowe extended his winning run in the Touring Car Masters (TCM) at Hidden Valley by taking a dominant victory in Race 1 of the weekend, driving the PWR Performance Products cooled 1969 Ford Mustang. Bowe, who has won all three races at the Darwin round over the last two seasons, led home Andrew Miedecke by a commanding eight seconds. The Ford Mustang mounted driver had scored pole position earlier in the morning and walked away with a race lap record some 1.4s faster than his own previous benchmark, set in 2012.
Miedecke had spent the entire race holding out Jim Richards after the Chevrolet Camaro had gotten the better of the Ford Falcon Sprint off the rolling start.