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The National Trans Am Series will return to the race track, supporting the Supercars SuperNight event at Sydney Motorsport Park on November 19-21.
Regarded as Australia’s fastest-growing circuit racing category, it is expected that up to 30 of the thundering V8-powered Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challengers will converge on the Sydney venue next month.
The event will be the fifth round of its inaugural series, with the sixth and final round to be held at Mount Panorama two weeks later where it will form part of the six-day motorsport festival, concluding in its marquee Trans Am 100 event.
Also, it marks the return of the category to Sydney Motorsport Park where it completed three races earlier this year as part of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships, with Owen Kelly, Nathan Herne and Aaron Seton sharing the victories.
Ford Mustang driver Seton currently leads the series by a mere four points over Dodge driver Herne and a trio of Mustangs in Edan Thornburrow, Tim Brook and Hugh McAlister.
The National Trans Am will use its regular format, comprising of practice and qualifying sessions before three 11 lap races across the three-day meeting.
Liam Curkpatrick-Category Manager
“It’s exciting to have the National Trans Am Series restart after the frustrations of border closures,” Curkpatrick said.
“Our competitors have been very eager to get back out on track, and as soon as we were able to offer this opportunity at Sydney Motorsport Park, there were no complaints.
“To be back racing again will be exciting. We can’t wait for National Trans Am to resume ahead of what promises to be a tight conclusion to the title at Bathurst.”
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