This weekend the 20-year-plus veteran of Australian Touring Car racing will become the driver with the most starts in the series.
March 21, 2007, 10.55am. Australian motor racing great, John Bowe, is set to eclipse the late Peter Brock’s record for the most V8 Supercar Championship starts this weekend at Barbagallo Raceway in Perth.
The Perth race will be Bowe’s 213th start.
"This has been an incredible start to the season for me,” Bowe said today. “I've joined a great new team at Paul Cruickshank Racing, set records, announced my retirement... and we've only done one round.
"It's been a little overwhelming, to be honest. I'm extremely surprised and flattered by the fantastic response I've had from the fans.
"In round one in Adelaide, I was fortunate enough to equal Peter Brock's record of 212 Australian Touring Car/V8 Supercar Championship starts.
"This weekend, I will take the record outright for the most number of Championship Starts and I'm pleased that a significant milestone like this is now firmly in Ford land.
"I've enjoyed 28 years of racing in West Australia. I claimed my first Touring Car pole position at Wanneroo in 1986 and had two wins with Dick Johnson Racing.
“It's hard for me to really grasp that this is my last V8 Supercar event on the West Coast."