Victor Charlie bravo
Australian Touring Car Championship round winner Charlie O’Brien has claimed his maiden Australian Trans-Am Series title in dominant fashion.
The ex-HDT driver won the Queensland-based series with a round to spare, so tossed the keys to the Pontiac Firebird he drove to the title to nephew Shannon for the finale.
Shannon O’Brien duly won the final race of the season at a soggy Queensland Raceway in November.
That event saw another touring car veteran, John English, win his first round of 2015 and his first aboard his new yellow Firebird.
Keeping it in the family, English’s son Sean won the ‘5 Litre Series’ title at that same event.
Craig Harris (Ford Mustang) and Ian Palmer (Plymouth Cuda) were second and third in the series respectively.
The first round of the 2016 Australian Trans-Am series will be at Lakeside Park over the weekebd of March 19-20.