All American Ben to run in Trans Am again

Ben Grice will be competing in the National Trans Am Series this year with his Ford Mustang to be backed by All-American Driveline and Auto Parts once again.

Grice first made his debut with the American company back in 2021, and the Victorian has picked up nine podiums, two pole positions and three fastest laps since joining.

Unfortunately 2023 proved a disrupted season for the Victorian after multiple crashes and mechanical failures, however Grice was ready to prove that his luck had finally changed for the better.

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“This year, I need to try and win some races, in addition to staying out of trouble when we’re in a position to have a good result, using what we’ve learned from the last couple of seasons,” Grice said.

“It’s the perfect category for All American Driveline and Auto Parts to be involved in due to its business of importing truck components from the US for Australian customers. Every year, this category keeps getting bigger, better, and even more competitive, with this season not being any different.

“My Ford Mustang looks great, I’m super excited to get going and I can’t wait to get started at Sandown. I’m super fortunate to have the support from All American Drive Line and Auto Parts in addition to that of car owner John Holinger.

“There are some fast youngsters racing and plenty of experienced professionals in the field, so if you’re fast in National Trans Am it’s impressive. I just need to get some good results and stay out of trouble, which will bring a better result at the end of the season.

“This is the premier category for these cars in Australia and now with a free-to-air TV deal on Seven, more fans will be able to watch the action Trans Am guarantees.

“This year I need to try and win some races in addition to staying out of trouble when we’re in a position to have a good result using what we’ve learnt from the last couple of seasons.”

All the action from Friday to Sunday will be broadcasted by Channel 7 through their streaming service, 7plus, and digital channel 7mate.

With the Mustang to be donned in red, white, and blue, Grice will be up against an impressive line-up of experienced drivers, including the Trans Am reigning champion, James Moffatt, and Supercars drivers Tim Slade, James Golding and Todd Hazelwood.

The 2024 Trans Am Series season gets underway with the Shannons SpeedSeries’ first event of the year, Race Sandown.

Trans Am will be broadcast live and free via Seven, with racing to form part of the 7plus stream, while select races will be shown on free-to-air on the Seven Network.

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The Shannons SpeedSeries’ opening event for 2024, Race Sandown, takes place on 9-11 February.

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