Nash Morris to Take on Full Trans Am Season
Trans Am race winner Nash Morris is back in the category for 2024 and has confirmed that he will take on the full calendar for his Norwell Motorplex team.
Morris made his Trans Am debut in 2021 at Phillip Island, before taking his first podium later in the season at Sydney Motorsport Park. A full year assault at the 2022 season netted Morris another podium, coming in the 100km finale at Mount Panorama.
The 20-year-old came into his own in 2023, contesting just 13 races, Morris romped to a maiden victory in race two at Phillip Island. The Supercheap Auto driver backed up the performance in race three, winning out in the closest finish in series history, beating James Moffat to the line by 0.04 seconds.
Morris went on to take eight podiums from the 2023 season and two further race wins, which came under lights at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Racing for his family team, Morris will be a hot favourite for the new Young Gun Award which is awarded to the first driver under the age of 25 at each round. The four-time race winner though remained coy on his prospects of a title challenge.
“You obviously hope to go out and be at the front, but you can’t expect that,” said Morris.
“Trans Am is a great category in which you can measure your driving ability against those experienced guys. There seem to be more and more of the professionals coming into the category, and if you can compete against them, it’s pretty cool.
“It’s a cost effective and fun form of motorsport, and a car that isn’t too complicated for us to run as a family team. It’s a very awesome car to drive and race against people. We’re going out and we’ll do the best job we can, have some fun, race some cool cars, and hope for the best,” concluded Morris.
The opening round of the Trans Am season runs from February 9-11 as part of the Shannons SpeedSeries, with live and free coverage on the Seven Network.
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