After an impressive maiden year in the National Trans Am Series last year, Tom Hayman is set to make a return ahead of the first round this weekend, set to kick off at Sandown Raceway as part of the Shannons SpeedSeries.
The young, rising star has had a busy offseason, as the privateer team have been hands on; preparing the car ahead of what’s set to be a demanding season.
“We had a pretty busy ‘break’,” admitted Hayman.
“It’s been all hands-on deck, getting the car ready for another season. I’m really looking forward to it though.
“Considering it was our first year in the Series last year, I’m stoked with how we finished (fourth in the Championship). So, I’m hoping we can have another really good crack this year.”
Furthermore, Hayman has been busy prepping for the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour – after the announcement that he would be driving for the newly established team, Method Motorsport in a McLaren GT4.
“Last week we also had a test day in the McLaren ahead of the 12 Hour, which went really well. Chaz and the team at Method Motorsport have been really welcoming and they’re such a professionally run team – I cannot wait to hit the track next week,” said Hayman.
Hayman has also secured a new sponsor for the season, Polaris Marine Group; whose capabilities include marine infrastructure, bridge and wharf construction, piling, crane barge hire and more. Their logo will feature on the rear quarter of the #30 Mustang for the 2024 season.
“A big thank you and welcome to Steve and the guys at Polaris Marine Group. I’m very grateful to have their support for the season, here’s hoping we have a good year,” said Hayman.
“Support from sponsors like Polaris Marine Group make it possible to race and so I’m forever thankful. I look forward to leveraging the partnership and building a solid relationship with the crew there.”
The season opener of the Shannons SpeedSeries is set to kick off on Friday 9th February at Sandown Raceway.
“I’ve been to Sandown before and have had a pretty good run. Obviously, there’s some new and big names set to take the field this year, so it’s certainly going to be interesting,” said Hayman.
“I have full confidence in the car that we have, and I’ll be pushing hard from Round One!”
The National Trans Am Series will be broadcast live and free via Seven, with racing to form part of the 7Plus stream, while select races will be shown on free-to-air on the Seven Network.