Jack Sipp to debut at Queensland Raceway
Following apart-season in Super2 last year, Jack Sipp will make his Turtle Wax Trans Am Series debut at his home track for Round 5 at Queensland Raceway.
Sipp’s entry will be prepared by Paul Morris expanding his operations to four as he joins Nash Morris, Chris Pappas and Michael Rowell.
Racing the ex-Karl Begg Motorsport Sales Ford Mustang driven competitively by Morris junior last year and since been given a big birthday, Sipp will feature major support from Supa F Series Spares as he will campaign the remaining two rounds as well as the Bathurst 100.
Although plans were put in place to debut at Sydney Motorsport Park, a problem encountered in the lead up prevented this from happening. Sipp participated in the Trans Am group test a fortnight ago and is excited to make the transition into what is arguably Australia’s fastest growing class.
Son of former racer Tim, Sipp has previously raced in Queensland’s Gemini Series before making the jump into V8 Touring Cars/Super3 where competed part campaigns from 2016 to 2020.
Last year, he moved into Super2 where he contested the opening three rounds with Eggleston Motorsport, finishing in the top 10 at Townsville.
Sipp joins a high quality entry for the penultimate round of the Turtle Wax Trans Am Series at Queensland Raceway, which also includes fellow debutant Brodie Kostecki in the Shaw Motorsport Chevrolet Camaro featuring support from Boost Mobile.
The livery Sipp will have emblazoned on his Mustang for the rest of the season will be revealed later this week.
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#7 Supa F Series Spares Ford Mustang
“It worked out better as looking back it was way too rushed and we probably would have had dramas,” Sipp reflected.
“It’s been good to do a couple of days testing at Queensland Raceway definitely helps, so it’s worked out good. It’s just been the right type of preparation for myself, the team and everything’s been stripped back on the car to make it pretty much brand new.
“There are probably a couple of attractions to running in the series, one is dollars, plus it was a good fit and opportunity to run with Paul as we get along really well with him, and like what their about.
“The cars are really fun to drive and the field is becoming super competitive which is cool.
“We’ve had a lot of great success in getting sponsors for this category because it’s more value for money. I see a big future for Trans Am, it’s got the potential to be what Supercars used to be, which really excites me.
“I was surprised there was good grip mid-corner as obviously you watch them and they look loose, but it’s how you need to drive it.
“It was good having Nash at the test because I can see first hand what he can do at Queensland Raceway and I’ll put money on him being there for pole the way he was driving. To have Nash to learn off and look over his data, it’s pretty handy.
“If I just keep out of trouble and look after my tyres, I will have a good weekend.
“I’ll be doing the rest of the season ahead a full-season next year to have a proper crack!”