John Bowe

John Bowe and PAYCE have had a sponsorship association for the past six years and a friendship spanning more than a 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 won the 2015 championship driving a Holden Torana SL/R 5000 after a successful campaign in his popular TransAm Mustang, Mustang Sally.

In 2016, John continued driving the Torana and assisting in its ongoing development. Despite strong opposition from several skilled drivers in well prepared cars, John successfully defended his title.

In 2017, his 46th year in motorsport, he will once again compete in all seven rounds of the Touring Car Masters in the Torana SL/R 5000.


Category Touring Car Masters
Team Wilson Security Racing
Car #18 Holden Torana SL/R 5000
Born 16 April 1954 Devonport Tasmania