ATCC: Round 4, Phillip Island 10/04/94

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AUSTRALIAN TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, ROUND 4, PHILLIP ISLAND, 10/04/94.

Round 4 provided some of the best racing so far in the series. A wet track in heat 1 saw storming drives from Glenn Seton and Mark Skaife after starting in the pits. Ford broke through to win it's first heat of the championship, the two heat wins by John Bowe at the Surfers Paradise Indycar GP were non-championship events.

By heat 2 the track was drying out and Seton starting from pole took advantage of that to lead from start to finish. Lone time crowd hero and motor racing legend Peter Brock now back with the general drove an immaculate race but Seton was just too good. Neil Crompton made a superb start and was in second for some time until a promising drive was nipped in the bud with a penalty for jumping the start.

And so Mark Skaife's stranglehold on the series was finally broken. Last year's champion Glenn Seton broke through for a welcome overall points win, so maybe the championship still has some life in it yet. The duel between tyre manufacturers in the changing track conditions highlighted the superb racing rubber Bridgestone is supplying to Brock and Mezera. All in all, some great racing. Roll on Lakeside!

HEAT 1

01 Glenn Seton Peter Jackson Ford Falcon EB 02 Mark Skaife Winfield Holden Commodore VP 03 Alan Jones Peter Jackson Ford Falcon EB 04 Peter Brock Mobil Mobilenet Holden Commodore VP 05 Neil Crompton Coca Cola Holden Commodore VP 06 Dick Johnson Shell FAI Ford Falcon EB 07 Jim Richards Winfield Holden Commodore VP 08 Wayne Gardner Coca Cola Holden Commodore VP 09 John Bowe Shell FAI Ford Falcon EB 10 Tomas Mezera Mobil Mobilenet Holden Commodore VP ..

The finishing order for Heat 1 was the grid order for Heat 2.

HEAT 2

01 Glenn Seton Peter Jackson Ford Falcon EB 02 Peter Brock Mobil Mobilenet Holden Commodore VP 03 Mark Skaife Winfield Holden Commodore VP 04 John Bowe Shell FAI Ford Falcon EB 05 Tomas Mezera Mobil Mobilenet Holden Commodore VP 06 Dick Johnson Shell FAI Ford Falcon EB 07 Wayne Gardner Coca Cola Holden Commodore VP 08 Jim Richards Winfield Holden Commodore VP 09 Neil Crompton Coca Cola Holden Commodore VP 10 Alan Jones Peter Jackson Ford Falcon EB ..

Posted By : swheeler@lawson.its.utas.edu.au

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Drivers Alan Jones , Neil Crompton , Wayne Gardner , Jim Richards , Mark Skaife , John Bowe , Glenn Seton , Peter Brock , Dick Johnson , Phillip Island