8 April 2024 | General

Trico Trans Am Series Returns to Phillip Island with Quality Field

The Trico Trans Am Series will descend on the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit for round three of the season this weekend, as part of the Shannons SpeedSeries.

The full entry list can be found here.

James Moffat leads the standings after sweeping the opening round of the season at Sandown. The Garry Rogers Motorsport driver saw a challenge from the competition at Symmons Plains, where Jordan Boys and James Golding both claimed their first races victories in the series.

Boys trails Moffat by just five points, with Golding only 12 points further adrift to make up a tight top three in the Drivers’ Standings.

Last year’s event at Phillip Island produced the closest finish in series history, 0.047 seconds, when Nash Morris prevailed over Moffat in a race three thriller. It was the second victory of the weekend for Supercheap Auto Racing’s Morris, who will be looking to recapture that form after a challenging start to 2024.

The Young Gun fight will be lively once again, with two winners from the first two rounds in Elliott Cleary and Nathan Herne. One favourite to make it three from three will be Edan Thornburrow, who challenged the leaders throughout the event at Phillip Island in 2023.

Elliot Barbour leads the way for the privateers, sitting fifth in the title race after two rounds. An exceptional weekend in Tasmania saw Barbour finish just two points shy of a maiden round victory, after three personal best runner-up finishes. Fellow privateers Ben Grice and Herne will also be ones to watch across the weekend.

In Pro-Am the ‘race within a race’ has been captivating across the first two rounds of the season, with Josh Webster taking out both round wins. The Tasmanian has strong challengers this weekend in the way of Chris Pappas, John Holinger and Mark Bailey.

After a four-race weekend at Symmons Plains, the Trico Trans Am Series returns to a three-race format at Phillip Island.

It all kicks off with a busy Friday featuring two practice sessions and qualifying, before all three races across Saturday and Sunday are broadcast live on the Seven Network.