ATCC: Phillip Island report

SETON TAKES A WET AND WILD ISLAND ================================================================= PHILLIP ISLAND, MELB SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 1995: Local knowledge, terrible weather and superior tyres saw Ford driver Glen (the Speed Hump) Seton take...

SETON TAKES A WET AND WILD ISLAND ================================================================= PHILLIP ISLAND, MELB SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 1995: Local knowledge, terrible weather and superior tyres saw Ford driver Glen (the Speed Hump) Seton take overall victory in round 4 of the Shell Australian Touring Car Championships.

Seton started from pole ahead of Holden factory driver Thomas Mezera in his brand new VP Commodore with Setons team mate Alan Jones next just in front of Australia's oldest teenager Peter Brock in the second factory Holden.

Points leader John Bowe and team mate Dick Johnson were slightly off the pace with their new UK built Dunlops untested on the spectacular 4.445 km Island circuit.

Brock won a dramatic first heat which was stopped early after torrential rain blanketed the track causing several cars including Mezera to leave the track. Mezera's brand new toy was severely damaged and the driver was taken away for medical observation although he was later released. Alan Jones was second in the Peter Jackson Falcon from Seton and privateer Trevor Ashby in a great performance from the under funded Dulux team.

RESULTS HEAT 1 =============================================================== DRIVER TEAM CAR Peter Brock Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore Alan Jones Peter Jackson Racing Ford Falcon Glen Seton Peter Jackson Racing Ford Falcon Trevor Ashby Dulux/Lansvale Smash repairs Holden Commodore Tony Longhurst Castrol Racing Ford Falcon John Bowe Shell/ DJR Ford Falcon

For heat 2 Jones got another of his trademark starts to lead Seton , Brock and Ashby.

Seton moved past his team mate while Ashby slowly dropped back through the field. The race remained unaffected by the changeable weather and Seton and Jones went on to a high speed formation finish ahead of a fast finishing Brock, Bowe and Johnson and Commodore driver defending champ Mark Skaife.

Young Paul Romano in his laregly unsponsored Commodore continued his fine rookie season to finish 10th and claim privateer honours.

HEAT 2 ============================================================ DRIVER TEAM CAR Alan Jones Peter Jackson Racing Ford Falcon Glen Seton Peter Jackson Racing Ford Falcon Peter Brock Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore John Bowe Shell/ DJR Ford Falcon Dick Johnson Shell/ DJR Ford Falcon Mark Skaife Winfield Racing Holden Commodore

OVERALL Glen Seton Peter Jackson Racing Ford Falcon Peter Brock Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore Alan Jones Peter Jackson Racing Ford Falcon

POINTS AFTER ROUND 4 John Bowe Shell/ DJR Ford Falcon 124pts. Peter Brock Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore 93pts. Larry Perkins Castrol Racing Holden Commodore 92pts Glen Seton Peter Jackson Racing Ford Falcon 73 pts

NEXT ROUND The next round of the championship will be at the home of Dick Johnson Racing; Lakeside in Queensland on April 23.

-- Brett Ramsey On line Media consultant

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Series General
Drivers Alan Jones , Paul Young , Mark Skaife , John Bowe , Thomas Mezera , Tony Longhurst , Larry Perkins , Peter Brock , Dick Johnson , Phillip Island
Teams Holden Racing Team