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Waltec duo return for first leg of Trans Am double-header

A strong National Trans Am Series field has been confirmed for the first of two back-to-back international-themed rounds this November.

Twenty competitors made up of a blend of Chevrolet Camaros and Ford Mustangs will take to the track at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend, including the return of a few familiar names.

After featuring in a ‘one-off’ appearance at Queensland Raceway earlier this year, Tim Brook will return to the field in a Waltec Motorsport backed Camaro alongside Queenslander, Kyle Gurton.

This will be Gurton’s first appearance of the season after finishing fourth in the series last year, with his best result being a pair of second place finishes in the opening round of the year at AWC Race Tasmania.

Adding some American flavour to the international event will be Robert Noaker, who will re-join Dream Racing Australia (DRA) after a cameo appearance at Supercheap Auto Bathurst International last year.

Photos: Speed Shots Photography

This year, the Pennsylvania-raised US Trans Am competitor will double his stay as he is also confirmed to return to Mount Panorama for this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst International.

Noaker will join regular DRA entries Craig Scutella and Josh Webster, with both drivers currently sitting in the top five of the series standings.

The fight for the 2023 title will continue with all the main contenders returning for the penultimate round, including series leader and Pioneer DJ entry, Elliot Barbour.

Barbour will look to continue an impressive run of form that now sees him as the driver to beat after the Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM) duo of James Moffat and Lochie Dalton were disqualified from an earlier round.

Undoubtedly, Moffat and Dalton will be eager to reclaim what was once theirs next weekend, while the other GRM entry, Edan Thornburrow will also take part.

Two privateer entries to look out for will be Tom Hayman and Ben Grice, both more than capable of running up the front of the field having taken round wins in the past. The same being said for Brett Holdsworth and Nash Morris.

Rounding out the entries for the outright competitors is The Racing Academy duo of Cody Gilles and Elliott Cleary, as well as Joshua Thomas who will also return.

Competitors vying for both the Hoosier and Masters Cups include Scutella, John Holinger, Mark Crutcher, Chris Pappas and Nick Lange.

The National Trans Am Series will see four races across the two days for only the second time this year, as well as featuring under lights on both nights.

Race Sydney tickets are available from motorsportickets.com.au.

Those who can’t make it to the track will be able to watch all four of the category’s races via the Stan Sport broadcast.

Sign up to Stan Sport to watch Race Sydney live, ad-free and on-demand.

The National Trans Am Series will take to the track at Sydney Motorsport Park for Race Sydney on 3-4 November.

Entry List 

Car # Class SPONSOR DRIVER SURNAME STATE MAKE MODEL
03 Outright I.C.L Racing Ben Grice VIC Ford Mustang
4 Masters Cup Crutcher Devlopments Mark Crutcher NSW Ford Mustang
8 Hoosier Cup Wealth Rite Racing Chris    Pappas QLD Ford Mustang
9 Outright The Racing Academy Cody Gillis WA Ford Mustang
19 Outright The Racing Academy Elliott Cleary NSW Ford Mustang
21 Outright Waltec Motorsport Kyle Gurton QLD    
23 Masters Cup I.C.L Racing John Holinger VIC Chevrolet Camaro
30 Outright Tom Hayman Motorsport Tom Hayman NSW Ford Mustang
34 Outright Team Valvoline GRM James Moffat VIC Ford Mustang
44 Hoosier Cup The Tefol Group Nick Lange QLD Chevrolet Camaro
45 Outright AWC Lochie Dalton TAS Ford Mustang
67 Outright Supercheap Auto Racing Nash Morris QLD Ford Mustang
69 Outright TFH Hire Services Joshua Thomas   Ford Mustang
75 Outright Pioneer DJ Elliot Barbour VIC Chevrolet Camaro
93 Outright Waltec Motorsport Tim Brook NSW Chevrolet Camaro
99 Outright TPS Group/Breeze Holiday Parks Brett Holdsworth VIC Chevrolet Camaro
116 Outright Sydney Property Care GRM Edan Thornburrow NSW Ford Mustang
200 Outright Dream Racing Australia / Auto Fix Joshua Webster TAS Chevrolet Camaro
333 Outright Dream Racing Australia Robert Noaker USA Chevrolet Camaro
777 Masters Cup Dream Racing Australia Craig   Scutella NSW Chevrolet Camaro