Tom Hayman will be looking to redeem himself this weekend at round 2 of the National Trans Am Series in Tasmania, after a mechanical failure forced the #30 entry to retire early in the opening round at Sandown.  

 

A conrod bolt was the culprit of seizing Hayman’s engine, spinning the Di Prinzio Concreting Ford Mustang entry off the track and ultimately ending the family-backed team’s weekend early.  

 

“We had a pretty ordinary weekend at Sandown,” said Hayman.  

 

“But, that’s behind us now and the car has been stripped and rebuilt and is ready to go for this weekend in Tassie! 

 

“I’m really looking forward to getting back out there and giving it a good crack. A big thanks to all of my sponsors and supporters for sticking with me through the highs and lows of what is motorsport!”  

 

Hayman’s last event at Symmons Plains Raceway was an impressive performance, with the young gun punching above his weight where he qualified inside the top 10 and finished fourth in Race 3.  

 

“We were last at Tasmania as newcomers in the AWC Race, so we were a bit behind the eight ball. However, we worked hard and managed to qualify inside the top 10,” said Hayman.  

 

“Race 2 wasn’t a highlight, as I had a shunt. But, we were able to bounce back in Race 3 and came back to finish fourth which was pretty cool. 

 

“I’m confident that we can have a solid run this weekend and hopefully redeem some points back!  

 

“Symmons Plains Raceway is a pretty cool track, it’s hard on the brakes and the banking at the hairpin gives you an opportunity to overtake. With a total of 7 corners, the back straight is the second passing opportunity, so it’ll be a pretty intense weekend.”  

 

The Trico Trans Am Series hit the track on Friday 15th March at 10:30am local time for practice 1. View the track schedule here – https://www.speedseries.com.au/racetasmania/schedule/  

 

Live coverage of the action will be on 7plus and 7mate throughout the weekend. Make sure to check your local guides for exact times.