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Brock records remain sacred


V8 Supercar veteran John Bowe may break Peter Brock's championship starts record next year, but says he will feel mixed emotions in doing so.

The Brad Jones Racing steerer, who has achieved 206 starts in his career, will beat Brock's long-standing record of 212 come round two of the 2007 season.

"It was an achievement that I thought I would like to achieve, just because," Bowe said.

"But it's certainly lost its significance right now, that's for won't have the same meaning."

Bowe, a Blue Oval rival of Brock's from before the current V8 Supercar era, also believed that the phenomenon surrounding Holden's favourite son may never be repeated.

"He was without question the fairest driver I ever raced against," affirmed Bowe. "He was around at the dawn of the muscle car era and continued into the modern era. I don't thin you're going to see that sort of longevity anymore. I don't think you're going to see motorsport people have that sort of following any more."

Holden Racing Team's Mark Skaife is also on the cusp of breaking of Brock's long standing records.

Skaife is currently tied with Brock at the top of the career round-wins list, at 37 apiece. However, like Bowe, the thought of records is the furthest thing on Skaifes's mind.

"I haven't really wrapped my brain around that part of it, to be honest," said an emotional Skaife. "It's very strange to think that P Brock won't bowl into our garage any more."

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