Oz Trans-Am roars into life for 2014
The Australian Trans-Am series has roared into action for 2014 with two marques and two drivers sharing the wins at its season-opening meeting at historic Lakeside Park in March.
Former touring car driver Craig Harris claimed his first win in the Tenkate Plant Hire-sponsored category driving a 1970 Ford Mustang. Harris backed that up with another win in race two.
“What a great series to run in. I have raced in many different categories from Geminis through to V8 Supercars and have never come across a better bunch of racers and organisation than what I have so far witnessed,” said Harris, whose collection of racecars AMC featured last edition.
Sean English also claimed his first victory in the category, piloting last year’s championship winning Chevrolet Camaro to the chequered flag in races three and four.
English now leads the series heading into round two at Queensland Raceway on May 3-4.
Off the track, punters were treated to some eye candy in the form of Ian Palmer’s Touring Car Masters Firebird, known as ‘Ricky Pontiac.’
Category director Ian Woodward, who builds many of the cars, said the future of the category is looking good.
“Plenty of positive feedback from competitors, officials and management of Lakeside on the weekend. We have a marketable, promotable, professional package. This is the best news we could hear after only our first round,” said Woodward.