18 September 2022 | General

The ‘spanner in the works’ that could turn the tables in Trans Am title fight

There’s a surprising curveball that could spice up this year’s Trans Am title fight at Melbourne’s historic Sandown circuit.

Rain is forecast to hit the iconic venue across the three-day SpeedSeries event on September 16-18, which could make for a slippery conclusion.

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Complicating matters is the fact the series hasn’t previously raced at Sandown, adding an unknown to the mix.

The series has enjoyed pleasant weather throughout 2022 as well. At no point this year has the series had to race in the rain.

For series leader Nathan Herne, it’s a hurdle he’s confident he can overcome.

“It’s meant to be wet, which I haven’t done too much wet driving in Trans Am,” the Garry Rogers Motorsport driver told Wide World of Sports.

“A wet track and a track that no one has really been to, it’s going to spice it all up. It’s probably going to throw a big spanner in the works.

“What I’ve found with these Trans Am cars is there’s not really a big difference in the set-up in the wet. It’s a bit like going back to go karts where everyone is in the same boat and it comes down to who’s the best driver on the day.

“I think it’s going to be a bit of a different weekend. If it’s wet the whole weekend like it’s meant to be, I’m keen to see how I shape up against the rest of the field.”

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