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2020 Round 1 Review

The 2020 Touring Car Masters series got off to a start on Feb 20 – 23 around the streets of Adelaide.

It had been 12 months earlier that the brand new Multispares Torana debuted. With some more testing/development in the New Year for the car and a “mind and body program” for our driver Ryan Hansford, the team rolled out the fresh looking A9X Torana full of anticipation.

Multispares and the team welcomed back all of the suppliers from last season plus the addition of Garrett.

The schedule for Adelaide was one practice session, then qualifying, …

2020 Round 1 Preview

The 2020 Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters series get underway this coming weekend in Adelaide as part of the Superloop Adelaide 500.

The Multispares A9X Torana and driver Ryan Hansford are ready to rumble the streets of Adelaide in what is always a tough test on man and machine. This time last year the new Torana had just been finished but this year the car has had a season of testing and development and the driver has been pounding the pavement running up and down Mt Cootha in Brisbane throughout the summer to be ready for the heat that gets …

2020 400 Thunder Drag Racing

Last weekend’s round win of the 400 Thunder Drag Racing series takes the Multispares Drag Racing team a step closer to grab the championship at the Winternationals finals in June! Frank and his team delivered a solid performance to take the round win and their first “Gold Tree” home and Frank’s mum was there for her first Drag Racing experience in 88 years! She brought with her some luck as the team was dealt what could have been a terrible blow in the first round of the elimination finals! Unbeknown to the team, the starting officials entered an incorrect “Dial …

Round 6 Preview

Its Bathurst week…

It’s our Grand Final, but we have 2 rounds to go. Sandown follows Bathurst so its two huge rounds of Touring Car Masters to finish the 2019 season.

The Multispares Torana finished 3rd overall for the last round at Sydney Motorsport Park (SMP) and the team have been back to Queensland Raceway (QR) testing again to find the next important part of the puzzle – consistency over all 3 races contested, maintaining speed against “Johnson, Seton, Bowe and team mate Harris as the tyres “go off”.

The rules for TCM is that you get a new set of Hoosier tyres …

Round 5 Review

Round 5 of the 2019 Touring Car Masters series was run last weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park, formally known as Eastern Creek, as part of the Sydney Master Blast and Muscle Car Masters.

For the first time the TCM cars raced on the Saturday night under lights and over the weekend put on some sensational racing.

Ryan Hansford turned up fit and ready and after Friday’s practice it was obvious the front group of 5 cars would again be split by tenths or hundreds of a second. Bowe, Johnson and Seton was once again joined by Hansford and team mate Harris….

Round 4 review – Queensland Raceway

Round 4 of the 2019 Paynter Dixon Touring Car Masters series was run recently at Queensland Raceway and the field was as competitive as it’s ever been and straight out of the gate on Friday morning faster and closer than ever before.

Ryan was feeling good in the Multispares Torana and was 2nd quickest with a time that was nearly 1 second faster than his 2017 qualifying time and like in practice a few weeks earlier .6 sec faster than he had ever been around the “paperclip”.

By qualifying which was a few hours later it was obvious that the bar in …

Round 4 preview – Queensland Raceway

Since the previous round 3 of the 2019 Touring Car Masters series at Winton Raceway, Ryan and the team have been busy. As reported widely in the motorsport press Ryan went under the knife on July 4th.

“Yesterday (July 4) I had my right testicle removed. About a month ago now I felt a small patch of hardness to one side of it, there was no lump and it wasn’t sore at all,” Hansford posted on the Multispares Racing Facebook page.

“It took me around 3 weeks to get to the doctor as I didn’t think much of it at the time. …

Round 3 Winton TCM review

Round 3 of the Paynter Dixon Touring car Masters Series moved to rural Victoria last weekend at Winton Raceway, 2 hours north of Melbourne.
With chilly mornings greeting the team, the first point of call was to plug the Multispares Torana in to the 240v and warm up the oil, before the 5Litre Chev can be started. To achieve the permissible 5L, the engine is a 327 Chev de-stroked back to 5 Litre and has to run the mandatory series Brodix heads. They do however allow 8000rpm so there is nothing better than standing at the fence as the Multispares Torana …

Round 3 Winton TCM preview

Round 3 of the 2019 Touring Car Masters series gets underway this Friday, May 24th and the field has gained another famous name to join Johnson, Bowe and Hansford.

Aaron Seton, son of Glenn Seton will be racing a Camaro in what looks to be the most competitive field ever in TCM. Adam Bressington leads the series and Adam Garwood who has been racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup is also returning in the other Whiteline Racing Camaro, while Mark King recovers from shoulder surgery.

Since Phillip Island the our team have updates the rear end which can now have much more …

Round 2 Phillip Island TCM review

Round 2 of the 2019 Touring Car Masters series was run at Phillip Island where the series hasn’t raced since 2015.

The Multispares Torana had some major work done in between Adelaide and PI, the most important being the relocation of the weight ballast so the race car has better balance. In addition a new engine was built and the car was once again very fast at Queensland Raceway before heading off to “the island”.

Ryan has raced his Multispares V8 Ute at Phillip Island, and as many would understand still feels a little apprehensive being at the Island….