5 November 2021 | General

Jason Bargwanna set to make Trans Am debut in Sydney

Supercheap Auto TCR Australia race winner Jason Bargwanna will switch to V8-power when he makes his National Trans Am Series debut at Sydney Motorsport Park on November 19-21.

The former Bathurst 1000 winner will race a Chicane Tools-backed Ford Mustang prepared by Garry Rogers Motorsport in what will be the penultimate round of the National Trans Am Series, supporting the Supercars in its fourth and final trip to SMSP.

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The striking livery celebrates the launch of Chicane Tools that have now become available in Burson Auto Parts stores.

Achieving Peugeot’s maiden win in Supercheap Auto TCR Australia at Phillip Island earlier this year, Bargwanna will tackle a new challenge by racing the hotly-contested National Trans Am Series.

Excited to join a mix of youth and experience within the National Trans Am Series field bolstered by GRM stablemate James Moffat, who will also make his debut in the category in another Mustang, emblazoned in his father’s famous Coca-Cola colour scheme.

Son Ben will make his maiden appearance in S5000 on the same weekend, before the pair complete their Supercheap Auto TCR Australia campaigns at the TCR Bathurst 400.


Jason Bargwanna

TCR Australia and Trans Am driver

“I’ve stood back and watched Trans Am from the sidelines like a lot of us have, and I think it’s fantastic,” Bargwanna said.

“When the chance to have a drive came up, I grabbed it with two hands, and it really generated a fire in the belly, so I’m super keen to go have a crack.

“I love the design of the Chicane Tools Mustang, it looks angry sitting still, just like me!

“Chicane Tools is a new premium tool brand available through Burson Auto Parts, and this fire breathing monster is a great way to let the world know.

“I think that there’s a good combination of some talented young guys, some up and coming drivers we’ve seen in other categories, and there’s also a spread of guys that we’ve watched for a while and some destination racers.

“The class is fantastic and to battle with the likes of Moff and Owen Kelly, plus the combination of Mustang, Camaro and Challenger, I really think I’m going to enjoy it.

“It reminds me of those early Supercars that I raced in my day, so I can’t wait to get out there and have a crack.

“Our commitment is definitely to the TCR Australia program and what we’re trying to do there.

“Let’s not lose sight of what the goals are and what we’re all about, but from a commercial point of view, for our partners, these opportunities were too good to refuse.

“To get out there in front of the fans and put on a show in Trans Am before refocusing on our TCR campaign two weeks later at Bathurst where it is going to get very serious.”