John Bowe

John Bowe and PAYCE have had a long association spanning more than a decade.

John 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 a 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 to his credit. After switching from his popular TransAm Mustang, “Mustang Sally” to a Holden Torana SL/R 5000 for the 2015 season he went on to win that year’s TCM Championship.

In 2016, he continued to campaign the Torana and despite the strong competition from seasoned drivers, he successfully defended his title.

In 2017, the competition was even more intense, especially Steve Johnson driving his former mount, ‘Mustang Sally”. The championship went down to the wire in the last race of the final round at Newcastle and John was just pipped by Steve for the championship.

John faces his stiffest competition in 2018 in the Paynter Dixon Touring Car Masters with the return of former competitors and new cars that will make up a record strong field.

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.

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