Seven round Trans Am Series calendar confirmed for 2023
The popular Trans Am Series will expand to seven rounds in 2023 where it will contest events in four different states.
Emerging as a destination category for young drivers and a solid home for seasoned racers, the V8 muscle car class will be one to watch in 2023 as anticipation builds for the opening round of the SpeedSeries at AWC Race Tasmania on February 24-26.
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After the category’s trip to the Apple Isle, a return to the fast, flowing Phillip Island follows on May 12-14, followed by the recently announced V8-themed event at Winton on June 9-11. The Winton event will see Trans Am contest a 100km final race, using the same concept adopted at Mount Panorama as the stakes rise with extra points on offer.
Night racing returns to Sydney Motorsport Park on June 23-25 where the Turtle Wax Trans Am Series will race under lights, with Queensland Raceway following three weeks later on August 11-13.
The historic Sandown International Raceway will again host the penultimate event of the season to be held on September 8-10 ahead of the big finale at Mount Panorama for the second edition of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International.
All rounds will be broadcast live, ad-break free and on-demand via Stan Sport, while an improved free-to-air package on the Nine Network will bolster a comprehensive telecast.
2023 Trans Am Series Calendar
Round 1: Race Tasmania, Symmons Plains – 24-26 February
Round 2: Phillip Island – 12-14 May
Round 3: Winton Raceway – 9 -11 June
Round 4: Sydney Motorsport Park – 23-25 June
Round 5: Queensland Raceway – 11-13 August
Round 6: Sandown International Raceway – 8-10 September
Round 7: Supercheap Auto Bathurst International – 10-12 November
Chief Operating Officer, Australian Racing Group
“The demand for Trans Am racing in Australia is increasing, and we have reflected that with an expanded calendar for 2023,” said Curkpatrick.
“The quality of circuits and events that we have in store is first class. There’s a great mix of big and small circuits, and the beauty of Trans Am is that they suit just about everything.
“Adding the 100km finale at the new Winton event has been competitor driven. Everyone has enjoyed the 100km races that we’ve done at Mount Panorama, so this will be an extra feature for the all-V8 Winton event, and we will look at doing more in the future too, if there’s a desire from competitors and our growing fanbase.”