Garwood to return to Trans Am with Dream Racing

Another driver will be making their first Trico Trans Am Series appearance for 2024 at this month’s AWC Race Tasmania, with local driver Adam Garwood to run for Dream Racing Australia.

Garwood will be behind the wheel of the team’s Chevrolet Camaro-bodied Trans Am racer for the round – the same car driven by American Robert Noaker at Mount Panorama last year.

It won’t be the first time Garwood has worked with Dream Racing in a Trans Am Series round either, with the two parties having contested last year’s corresponding round together in a Dodge Challenger where the Tasmanian picked up two top-10 finishes during the round.

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The two parties also combined for a year in the S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship and a number of seasons in the Gulf Western Oils Touring Cars Masters.

“Last year had some positive moments in Trans Am,” Garwood said.

“This year should be better in a newer car, and hopefully that gets us up the field a bit further and closer to a top-five result.

“Trans Am is a great class, and compared to all of the other categories that I’ve raced recently, it’s closer to Touring Car Masters because it has no aero. The cars move around so hopefully we find our way quickly and get some good results.

“Craig (Scutella, team owner) and Cam (Fisher, team manager) are very accommodating and very welcoming. It’s a great team to be around.

“As much as I know Symmons Plains like the back of my hand, it doesn’t make it easier with a bunch of Supercars drivers and a few very good up and comers. But I’m looking forward to mixing it up with them.”

Dream Racing’s Cameron Fisher was excited to have Garwood re-join the team.

“Adam drove with us last year in our old Dodge, and he was competitive, but we feel that this car will be much stronger,” Fisher said.

“This is a really good car. Robert drove the car to the front at Bathurst, and Adam being a local Tasmanian, he probably knows that track better than anyone in the Trans Am field.

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“He is having a run at Winton on Friday for some testing, and I’m hoping that he can be close to the pace of the top five.

“The Trans Am races are quite long. We have four 25 lap races. It will be a challenge for car and driver, but amongst all three of our entries, we know we have the right people to get the job done.”

Garwood will join Dream Racing regulars Jackson Rice and fellow Tasmanian Josh Webster in the expanded three-car team, with Rice currently sitting sixth on the standings after a season opener at Sandown.

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

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The Shannons SpeedSeries’ second round for 2024, AWC Race Tasmania, takes place at Symmons Plains on 15-17 March.