Turtle Wax Trans Am Series ready to rumble at the Mountain
Round 3 of the Turtle Wax Trans Am Series at Bathurst arrives at an interesting point in the title fight after Nathan Herne moved into the lead at Phillip Island, albeit Tim Brook is just seven-points behind approaching the Mountain.
However, the leading pair will need to contend with 23 rivals at Bathurst in what is quickly establishing itself as Australia’s fastest growing category.
Garry Rogers Motorsport’s Owen Kelly hit form at Phillip Island after a disappointing home round at Symmons Plains, while fellow Tasmanian and teammate Lochie Dalton sits an impressive fifth in the standings.
Regular contenders Kyle Gurton, Brett Holdsworth, Edan Thornburrow and Hugh McAlister will also mount a serious challenge this weekend.
So too local driver Cody Burcher, who scored his maiden Turtle Wax Trans Am Series podium at Phillip Island and enters his ‘home round’ confident of a strong result.
Fellow category rookie Dalton Ellery will complete double duty in the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour as he cements his position inside the top 10, just as Dial Before You Dig’s Jon McCorkindale hopes to do.
The All American Driveline and Auto Parts Ford Mustang of Ben Grice has been one of the fastest entries this season, though unfulfilled so far. Grice was quick at Bathurst last year and alongside Dodge Challenge teammate Nic Carroll will be a duo to watch at the Mountain.
Another to not experience a trouble-free start to the season is Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang driver Nash Morris, but he is another targeting a return of luck and form at Bathurst.
Making his return for Dream Racing Australia after missing Phillip Island is Pioneer DJ-supported Elliot Barbour, who impressed on debut at Symmons Plains and adds to the depth in the field.
Making his debut this weekend is son of former Development Series racer Michael and fourth generation racer James Simpson in the Seven82Motors Dodge Challenger.
Action for the third round of Turtle Wax Trans Am at Bathurst begins with opening practice at 8:15am.
Get up close and watch the Turtle Wax Trans Am Series at Mount Panorama as part of a bumper Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour bill also featuring the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, the MRF Tyres Australian Pulsar Racing Association, NSW Historic Touring Cars and NSW HQ Holdens.
All of the action will be live, ad-break free and on demand exclusively on Stan Sport in Australia.
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Round 3 Bathurst, Turtle Wax Trans Am Series entry list
|1||Outright||Team Valvoline GRM||Nathan Herne||NSW||Ford Mustang|
|2||Outright||Micale Cabinets/Nuveau Group||Kyle Gurton||QLD||Ford Mustang|
|03||Outright||All American Driveline||Ben Grice||VIC||Ford Mustang|
|4||Masters Cup||Crutcher Developments||Mark Crutcher||NSW||Ford Mustang|
|6||Hoosier Cup||McAlister Motors||Hugh McAlister||NSW||Ford Mustang|
|8||Hoosier Cup||Wealth Rite Racing||Chris Pappas||QLD||Ford Mustang|
|12||Hoosier Cup||Shaun Richardson Motorsport||Shaun Richardson||QLD||Dodge Challenger|
|23||Masters Cup||Holinger Racing||John Holinger||VIC||Chevrolet Camaro|
|27||Outright||Pioneer DJ||Elliot Barbour||VIC||Chevrolet Camaro|
|31||Hoosier Cup||Bruce Lynton Service||Dalton Ellery||QLD||Ford Mustang|
|33||Hoosier Cup||Team Boley Racing||Brock Boley||WA||Chevrolet Camaro|
|36||Outright||PBS Specialty Coatings||Cody Burcher||NSW||Ford Mustang|
|37||Outright||Dream Racing Australia||Jackson Rice||VIC||Dodge Challenger|
|38||Outright||Paynter Dixon Wall Racing||Tim Brook||NSW||Ford Mustang|
|45||Outright||Up2/11 Motorsport GRM||Lochie Dalton||TAS||Ford Mustang|
|48||Outright||Nic Carroll Motorsport||Nic Carroll||VIC||Dodge Challenger|
|67||Outright||Supercheap Auto||Nash Morris||QLD||Ford Mustang|
|69||Outright||Dial Before You Dig||Jon McCorkindale||NSW||Ford Mustang|
|73||Outright||Owen Kelly Motorsport||Owen Kelly||TAS||Ford Mustang|
|88||Hoosier Cup||Ownit Homes/Superior Jetties||John Harris||QLD||Ford Mustang|
|99||Outright||TPS Group/Breeze Holiday Park||Brett Holdsworth||VIC||Chevrolet Camaro|
|116||Outright||Sydney Property Care||Edan Thornburrow||NSW||Ford Mustang|
|117||Hoosier Cup||NAPA Auto Parts||Jett Johnson||QLD||Ford Mustang|
|777||Masters Cup||Dream Racing Australia||Craig Scutella||NSW||Chevrolet Camaro|
|782||Hoosier Cup||Seven82Motors||James Simpson||QLD||Dodge Challenger|