February 24, 2023 | General

James Moffat sets the pace at AWC Race Tasmania

Valvoline LMCT+ GRM driver James Moffat has led a Garry Rogers Motorsport lockout of the top four positions in opening practice from the first round of Supercheap Auto National Trans Am at Symmons Plains.

Moffat clocked a 54.265s lap to lead Owen Kelly by 0.202s as Edan Thornburrow and Lochie Dalton followed less than half a second behind the fastest laps.

All American Driveline’s Ben Grice was fifth in his Ford Mustang, just 0.421s behind the lead GRM entry ahead of Pioneer DJ’s Elliot Barbour in the first Chevrolet Camaro and The Racing Academy’s Tim Slade, making a cameo appearance this weekend.

The TPS Group/Breeze Holiday Parks Chevrolet Camaro of Brett Holdsworth was eighth ahead of series debutant Tyler Everingham in the first Dream Racing Australia entry, which was immediately followed by teammate Adam Garwood in the squad’s Dodge Challenger to round out the 10.

Just missing out on a top 10 berth was Tom Hayman, Jaylyn Robotham, Jett Johnson and Cody Gillis.

John Holinger led the way in Masters Cup from Mark Crutcher and Craig Scutella.

The second and final practice session for Supercheap Auto National Trans Am is at 4pm AEDT.


Pos No   Driver Model Time Gap
1 34 Valvoline LMCT+ GRM James Moffat Ford Mustang 54.265s  
2 73 GRM Owen Kelly Ford Mustang 54.468s 0.202s
3 116 Sydney Property Care GRM Edan Thornburrow Ford Mustang 54.659s 0.394s
4 45 AWC GRM Lochie Dalton Ford Mustang 54.657s 0.421s
5 03 All American Driveline Ben Grice Ford Mustang 54.732s 0.467s
6 75 Pioneer DJ Elliot Barbour Chevrolet Camaro 54.870s 0.605s
7 19 The Racing Academy Tim Slade Ford Mustang 54.888s 0.623s
8 99 TPS Group/Breeze Brett Holdsworth Chevrolet Camaro 55.072s 0.806s
9 27 Dream Racing Australia Tyler Everingham Chevrolet Camaro 55.165s 0.900s
10 12 Dream Racing Australia Adam Garwood Dodge Challenger 55.166s 0.901s
11 30 Tom Hayman Motorsport Tom Hayman Ford Mustang 55.261s 0.996s
12 29 The Racing Academy Jaylyn Robotham Ford Mustang 55.405s 1.139s
13 117 NAPA Auto Parts Jett Johnson Ford Mustang 55.056s 1.791s
14 5 The Racing Academy Cody Gillis Ford Mustang 56.223s 1.958s
15 23 Holinger Racing John Holinger Chevrolet Camaro 56.242s 1.977s
16 4 Crutcher Developments Mark Crutcher Ford Mustang 56.349s 2.084s
17 782 Cairns Plaza Hotel James Simpson Dodge Challenger 56.560s 2.195s
18 777 Dream Racing Australia Craig Scutella Chevrolet Camaro 56.992s 2.726s
19 200 Dream Racing Australia Josh Webster Chevrolet Camaro 1m00.551s 6.289s