STEPHEN VOIGHT AND BRETT CURRAN WIN IN TRANS AM DOUBLE HEADER
Australian Trans Am took to Queensland Raceway for another big double header last weekend.
The Queensland state round, that also featured the Australian Formula Ford series, had both Trans Am and TA2 series racing over the course of the weekend.
Former Australian GT regular Stephen Voight made an impressive one off appearance in the Trans Am 2 (TA2), taking out the round victory with two wins and two second places.
It wasn’t a complete domination from Voight however. He had to battle with race one and two winner Craig Harris for the duration of the race, while series leader Russell Wright was also featured at the front of the field.
Voight then got the upper hand in the third reverse grid race, before repeating the feat in the fourth race. Further down the order Harris and Wright made contact while fighting. Harris fell to the back of the field while Wright got a penalty for his involvement. Allowing Cameron Sendall and Greg Willis to make their first appearance on the TA2 podium.
“I think it’s a great series. I’ve driven many makes and models of cars over the years, it’s a good overall package that is reasonably priced and the average punter can jump straight into one and be competitive with the other drivers,” said Voight after his successful weekend.
In Trams Am, it was Brett Curran who took out the round with three race wins and second place.
Series leader Shannon O’Brien took a comprehensive win in the first race ahead of Curran.
In the second race a broken tail shaft saw O’Brien fail to finish, which allowed Curran to take the win. This lead the way for him to take out the rest of the weekend.
“We qualified good on Saturday in second and moved forward from there.” said Curran after the weekend
“We hunted Shannon [O’Brien] down in the next race and unfortunately his car broke down and then he was playing catch up. We squared off in the last race and we came out as the victor.” he continued.
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Date posted: July 11, 2017