Double Trans-Am Action this weekend at QR.
Fans of Trans-Am racing are set for a double dose this weekend, as both the Performance Wheels Australian Trans-Am Series, and the Performax TA2 Muscle Cars descend on Queensland Raceway, for Round 2 of their respective championships.
The big news coming into the second round of the Australian Trans-Am Series, is that the man who dominated the opening round at Lakeside Park, Russell Wright, will not be on the grid - his car will be, but he won't.
Wright confirmed, to Queensland Raceways, that he has sold his Trans-Am Ford Mustang, and will focus on his TA2 commitments for the remainder of the 2018 season.
Stepping into the yellow and silver Mustang will be Chris La Rosa, a driver with a wealth of racing experience, from Gosford, New South Wales.
Wright's departure from Trans-Am leaves Anthony Tenkate as the only driver on Trans-Am double-duty this weekend.
Tenkate's signature green machines will feature in Trans-Am and TA2, with the latter making its first visit to Queensland Raceway since becoming a national series.
Wright's absence also opens the door for Tenkate, John English and Brett Curran to step up and battle for victory across the weekend, and the rest of the season.
TA2 - the category with its Australian roots firmly in Queensland - returns to the Sunshine State, for the first of three rounds at Queensland Raceway in 2018, after making its debut as a national series at Winton Motor Raceway six weeks ago.
Ashley Jarvis headlines a 15-car field - the biggest field we've seen at QR - after completely dominating the opening round of the series.
Jarvis scored pole, and won all four races at the 3-kilometre north-eastern Victorian circuit, and is tipped to repeat that dominance as he returns to Queensland this weekend.
Chasing Jarvis, and hopeful of causing an upset will be Hugh McAlister, Russell Wright, Anthony Tenkate and Craig Harris, who all have vast experience around the 3.12km Ipswich circuit.
Joining the series for this round, and beyond, is well-known Queensland Classic Sports Sedan racer, George Kulig, who'll debut a brand new Chevrolet Camaro, that's been painted the signature red that we've come to associate with George and Michael Kulig's Sport Sedan entries over the years.
Both the Australian Trans-Am Series and the TA2 Muscle Cars will contest a four-race program, as they support the fifth running of the Willowbank 300, at the annual Ipswich Festival of Cars, this weekend.