6 March 2024 | General

Adam Garwood Locks in Home Round Seat with Dream Racing

Press Release – Dream Racing Australia will field a highly-credentialed Tasmanian in the upcoming round of the Trico Trans Am Series at Symmons Plains Raceway near Launceston next weekend.

Adam Garwood will compete in the team’s Chevrolet Camaro-bodied Trans Am racer in the second round of the Trans Am Series as part of the Shannons SpeedSeries on the Apple Isle. The event will be held on March 15-17.

The car that Garwood will compete in was most-recently raced by American Robert Noaker at Mount Panorama last year.

It’s also the same chassis that has been formerly driven by Supercars champion Brodie Kostecki (Queensland Raceway 2022) and tested by now-NASCAR star Shane van Gisbergen.

Garwood is no stranger to the class or high-powered V8 racing. The 25 year old competed with Dream Racing Australia at Symmons Plains last year, driving a Dodge Challenger, as well as a year in the S5000 class plus a number of seasons in Touring Car Masters.

Recently, Garwood drove the popular VB Commodore in the TCM class, finishing with two podium results at Mount Panorama.

The Launceston resident will join Dream Racing regulars Jackson Rice and fellow Tasmanian Josh Webster in the expanded team, fielding three outright contenders.

Rice ran hot in the opening round at Sandown, scoring a third place finish in the final race and currently sits sixth in standings.

Webster is looking forward to a return to his home race and will sport a new-look Ford Mustang-bodied car, set to be revealed in the coming days. Webster also had an encouraging run at Sandown, winning the Pro-Am class.

The Symmons Plains Raceway event is part of a big weekend of motorsport action at the Tasmanian circuit, including supporting acts from TCR Australia and other local racing classes.

Adam Garwood

“Last year had some positive moments in Trans Am,” said Garwood.

“This year should be better in a newer car, and hopefully that gets us up the field a bit further and closer to a top five result.

“Trans Am is a great class, and compared to all of the other categories that I’ve raced recently, it’s closer to Touring Car Masters because it has no aero. The cars move around so hopefully we find our way quickly and get some good results.

“Craig (Scutella, team owner) and Cam (Fisher, team manager) are very accommodating and very welcoming. It’s a great team to be around.

“As much as I know Symmons Plains like the back of my hand, it doesn’t make it easier with a bunch of Supercars drivers and a few very good up and comers. But I’m looking forward to mixing it up with them.”

Cameron Fisher

“Adam drove with us last year, our old Dodge, and he was competitive, but we feel that this car will be much stronger,” said Fisher.

“This is a really good car. Robert drove the car to the front at Bathurst, and Adam being a local Tasmanian, he probably knows that track better than anyone in the Trans Am field.

“He is having a run at Winton on Friday for some testing, and I’m hoping that he can be close to the pace of the top five.

“The Trans Am races are quite long. We have four 25 lap races. It will be a challenge for car and driver, but amongst all three of our entries, we know we have the right people to get the job done.”