Morris secures full-time 2024 Trans Am drive

Nash Morris will return to the National Trans Am Series in 2024 and contest the full seven-round season.

Confirmed to run in the Norwell Motorplex Team prepared Ford Mustang for the full year, Morris has been impressive since first joining the category in 2021.

Picking up his first podiums in 2022, the 20-year-old had his breakout season last year, where he took out eight podiums and a further four wins– his victories coming in memorable weekends at Phillip Island and Sydney Motorsport Park.

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Still considered a rising star of the competition, Morris will be eligible for the new Young Gun Award, which is awarded to the best ranked driver under the age of 25 at each round, however he will be targeting outright wins.

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“You obviously hope to go out and be at the front, but you can’t expect that,” Morris said.

“Trans Am is a great category in which you can measure your driving ability against those experienced guys. There seem to be more and more of the professionals coming into the category, and if you can compete against them, it’s pretty cool.

“It’s a cost effective and fun form of motorsport, and a car that isn’t too complicated for us to run as a family team. It’s a very awesome car to drive and race against people. We’re going out and we’ll do the best job we can, have some fun, race some cool cars, and hope for the best.”

The 2024 Trans Am Series season gets underway with the Shannons SpeedSeries’ first event of the year at Sandown International Raceway.

All seven rounds of 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.