O’BRIEN TARGETS TCM RETURN
AUSSIE MOTORSPORT news website Speedcafe.com is reporting that Charlie O’Brien is set for a return to Touring Car Masters in 2017.
O’Brien raced his QLD Trans-Am specification Pontiac Firebird in last year’s Queensland Raceway TCM round but has told Speedcafe he has a new Camaro under construction for a TCM tilt next year.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Camaro which I want to run in TCM next year is probably well over halfway to being builtÃ¢â‚¬Â O’Brien told Gordon Lomas.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“At this stage it should be finished by Christmas. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to run at Adelaide (Clipsal 500) if TCM are back on the program there.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The well known Queenslander – a former race winner in the Australian Touring Car Championship – has been dominating the QLD Trans-Am series for the last two years and got his first taste of TCM action when a selection of the local runners joined the grid at last year’s Ipswich Supercars event.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Last year we ran in about 28 races but only three of those were in TCM (Pontiac Firebird) at the Queensland Raceway roundÃ¢â‚¬Â OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Brien told Speedcafe.com.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We had about 26 wins with the Pontiac last year and this year weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve done 20 races so far for 17 wins.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been fun doing what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been doing last year and this year but I need a bit more of a challenge.”
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