28 January 2021 | General

Sixteen car field aiming for glory in Roadways Tasmanian Ten Thousand at Baskerville

A 16-strong field of American Trans Am muscle cars will fight it out for a significant prize pool in the Roadways Tasmanian Ten Thousand at Baskerville Raceway this weekend – part two of the Boost Mobile Race Tasmania festival.

After an exciting start to the motorsport year at Symmons Plains Raceway over the Australia Day holiday, the Trans Am cars will make the trek south to the historic and undulating 2.01km Baskerville circuit, where the winner of Sunday’s feature race will collect a cool $10,000.

Also featuring on the Boost Mobile Race Tasmania Baskerville bill will be invitational races for cars from both the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series and Gulf Western Touring Car Masters, plus local classes including Hyundai Excels, HQ Holdens and Improved Production.

And joining in the Tasmanian celebrations will be two of the mighty V8-powered open wheelers of the VHT S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship, aiming to break the circuit’s outright lap record in a series of demonstration runs.

The Trans Am cars will take centre stage, with names such as Aaron Seton (son of touring car legend Glenn), former NASCAR contender and Tasmanian Owen Kelly and young gun Nathan Herne aiming to claim the big cash prize.

Herne was the overall winner in the opening round of the National Trans Am Series at Symmons Plains Raceway, sharing the wins with Seton and holding the title chase lead ahead of this weekend’s event.

His success did not come easy, though, with the likes of Seton, Kelly and Brett Holdsworth (older brother of TCR Australia driver Lee) nipping at his heels.

Four races will be held over the event, with the overall winner of the Roadways Tasmanian Ten Thousand being the winner of the final feature race on Sunday.

For the TCR Australia cars, six entries will front for the invitational races, including a pole position shoot out on Saturday.

The six entries include series leader Jordan Cox (Alfa Romeo), Dylan O’Keeffe (Renault), Ben Bargwanna, Aaron Cameron (Peugeot) and Zac Soutar (Honda).

Local driver Zac Hudson will make his TCR debut, driving Michael Caruso’s Alfa Romeo.

In the Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters invitational, six entries will be joined by local Group N racers. John Bowe will headline the field having just claimed his 100th TCM career win.

Adding to the festival flavour will be hot laps by Garry Rogers Motorsport’s legendary 2002 Bathurst 24 Hour-winning Holden Monaro.

The track action starts on Friday for practice, followed by non-stop racing action on Saturday and Sunday.

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See below for the full entry list to the Roadways Tasmanian Ten Thousand

See below for the full entry list to the Trans Am Ten Thousand

1 Harris Racing Pty Ltd Aaron Seton QLD Ford Mustang 6200 Blue
4 Crutcher Devlopments Mark Crutcher NSW Dodge Challenger 6200 Yellow/Black
6 Kubota Racing Ian McAlister NSW Ford Mustang 6200 Black/Orange
8 Harris Racing Pty Ltd Hadrian Morrall QLD Ford Mustang 6200 TBC
21 Tempest Solutions Zach Loscialpo NSW Chevrolet Camaro 6200 Green
24 Garry Rogers Motorsport Sam Walter TAS Chevrolet Camaro 6200 Blue
25 Vawdrey Trailors/Castrol Paul Freestone VIC Ford Mustang 6200 Red/Black
27 Listing Loop Racing Graham Smith VIC Ford Mustang 6200 TBC
29 Dream Racing Australia Nathan Herne QLD Dodge Challenger 6200 Black
34 Crick Motorsport Brad Chick QLD Dodge Challenger 6200 Blue
66 Shaw Motorsport Tim Shaw TAS Chevrolet Camaro 6200 Black
73 Garry Rogers Motorsport Owen Kelly TAS Ford Mustang 6200 TBC
93 Waltec Motorsport Aaron Tebb NSW Chevrolet Camaro 6200 TBC
99 Shaw Motorsport Brett Holdsworth VIC Chevrolet Camaro 6200 White
116 Sydney Property Care Edan Thornburrow NSW Ford Mustang 6200 TBC
777 Dream Racing Australia Craig Scutella VIC Chevrolet Camaro 6200 Black/Blue