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John Bowe

John Bowe and PAYCE have had a sponsorship association for the past five years and a friendship spanning the last decade.

He is the only driver to win the Australian Drivers Championship, the Australian Sports Car Championship, the Australian Touring Car Championship and the Touring Car Masters Championship in his long and successful career.

In 1971, at the age of 16, he started racing Formula Vee and won the Tasmanian title on debut. Moving up the ranks of open-wheelers, he won the Formula Ford title the following year.

John is a two-time Australian Drivers Champion in open wheelers (1984 and 1985), twice winner of the Bathurst 1000 (1989 and 1994) and has twice won the Bathurst 12 Hour.

He is the most successful Touring Car Masters driver on record with four titles and a host of wins, poles and lap records. He is the current champion having won the title last year behind the wheel of a Holden Torana SL/R 5000 after temporarily parking his popular TransAm Mustang, Mustang Sally.

John has elected to continue driving the Torana in this year’s championship and assist in its ongoing development. The team recently unveiled a new PAYCE livery for the 2016 campaign and is quietly confident of another enjoyable and successful year.

Category Touring Car Masters
Team Wilson Security Racing
Car #18 Holden Torana SL/R 5000
Born 16 April 1954 Devonport Tasmania
RGP-2016 Clipsal 500 sat-a49v8122