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PACKED 2 DAYS OF THUNDER AT QUEENSLAND RACEWAY

Trans Am 2 Chevrolet Camaro on track at Queensland Raceway - Photo: Supplied

Trans Am 2 Chevrolet Camaro on track at Queensland Raceway – Photo: Supplied

It’s a packed schedule for this weekends 2 Days of Thunder race meeting at Queensland Raceway.

For Trans-Am 2 the event will form round 3 of their championship, which will see ten cars grid up for four races across the two days.

Joining the grid, in a one off appearance, will be former Saloon Cars racer Ashley Jarvis. He’ll take to the wheel of a Chevrolet Camaro for the weekend. While Canberra racer Chad Cotton will return, this time behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang.

The series will partner with Dry July campaign to help raise awareness in motorsport and challenge people to abstain from drinking alcohol for the month of July. All while raising funds to support 45 cancer organisations around Australia.

Queensland Saloon Car Series will take to the track during 2 Days of Thunder - Photo: Supplied

Queensland Saloon Car Series will take to the track during 2 Days of Thunder – Photo: Supplied

Saloon cars will also feature on the 2 Days of Thunder schedule, with a 12 car grid.

The grid will feature several Saloon car regulars, including John McLeverty, Brad Carr and Paul Jarvis. With the notable additions of two former Queensland HQ Holden Series champions, Jamie Furness and Brock Mitchell, will join the Saloon Cars for the weekend.

 Len Balme's 1967 Mercury Cougar will debut at 2 Days of Thunder - Photo: Supplied

Len Balme’s 1967 Mercury Cougar will debut at 2 Days of Thunder – Photo: Supplied

Meanwhile Trans-Am will see the much awaited debut of Len Balme’s 1967 Mercury Cougar over the weekend.

The Cougar joins the 15 car grid for round three of the Australian Trans-Am series at Queenland Raceway this weekend.

After a two and a half year build Balme was happy announce the debut.

“We chose the Mercury Cougar because it was different, it looks good in race trim and powered by Ford, and I also haven’t seeing another one here,” Balme said.

“The colour scheme is of the Bud Moore Racing Cougars of 1967 which gave a good challenge to the factory Mustang team in the Trans-Am Series.”

“My goal for the weekend is to get out and run the car in, but more important to get track time in for myself.”

Shannon O’Brien still leads the Australian Trans-Am series after two rounds, but will see some tougher competition with the return of Brett Curran (Ford Mustang) and John Samios (Chevrolet Camaro) this weekend.

We’ll have an update with the results from 2 Days Thunder after the weekend. Make sure you follow Auto Action on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for those updates.