15 March 2022 | General

Owen Kelly aiming to comeback at Phillip Island

Turtle Wax Trans Am Series frontrunner Owen Kelly is aiming to bounce back from a tough opening encounter on home turf at AWC Race Tasmania after a fulfilling test at Phillip Island recently.

Working with long-time engineer, now Garry Rogers Motorsport Competition Director Marcos Ambrose throughout the day, Kelly was able to make advancements ahead of the second round of Turtle Wax Trans Am Series this weekend at Phillip Island.

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“We’ve come off a bit of a shocker in Symmons Plains so we’re looking to bounce back at Phillip Island,” said Kelly. “We won one race here last year so we feel good about everything and we’ll see if we can come back stronger than we did last year.”

According GRM Director Barry Rogers, Kelly’s experience is enviable to the team’s younger members.

“Owen is a pro and if it wasn’t for his extensive business interests, he would have been a household name in Australian motorsport,” he said.

“Having a guy with Owen’s experience around the GRM workshop is a real bonus to our younger group of mechanics, drivers and the smart ones absorb everything he says and does.

“Owen was back to his best after a frustrating Race Tasmania round but come Round 2 of the Turtle Wax Trans Am Series, I would expect Owen to be well and truly vying for a win just to remind the pack of juniors there’s still life in the old dog yet.”

The second round of Turtle Wax Trans Am will be part of the opening Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships event of the season at Phillip Island on March 18-20.

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Anyone wishing to attend the event is reminded tickets will not be available for purchase at the gate. Tickets must be purchased via Eventbrite prior to entry. Purchasing your tickets in advance will save you time at the gate.

All of the action will be broadcast live and on-demand on Stan Sport, with midweek highlights on the Nine Network’s 9GEM channel.