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TCM regular to race ex-Kostecki Camaro

THE Chevrolet Camaro Trans Am previously driven by Shane van Gisbergen and Brodie Kostecki will return to action at this month’s Race Tasmania.

Dream Racing Australia will roll out the car for Adam Garwood, a name familiar to motorsport fans primarily through Touring Car Masters.

The chassis was once destined to be raced by SVG until Triple Eight/Supercars stepped in, with future Supercars champion Kostecki instead taking over for the 2022 Queensland Raceway round.

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The car was driven by American Robert Noaker at the 2023 Bathurst International, but did not appear on the Sandown grid last month.

The car as it was driven at Bathurst by Robert Noaker. Pic: Supplied

Garwood, a 25-year-old Tasmanian, will slot into the driver’s seat to form a three-pronged Dream line-up with Jackson Rice and Josh Webster.

Garwood made a cameo appearance in Trans Am at last year’s visit to Symmons Plains, then driving a Dodge Challenger.

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

“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.”

Brodie Kostecki aboard the Camaro Trans Am at Queensland Raceway in 2022. Pic: Australian Racing Group

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

“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.”

Garwood’s addition to the field follows news that Nathan Herne will make a comeback in a privately run Dodge.

Herne won the 2021 Trans Am title with Dream.

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