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Brody Kostecki Confirmed To Make Trans-Am Debut

Timothy Neal

After initial speculation, it has been confirmed that Erebus Supercars driver Brodie Kostecki will be driving Tim Shaw’s Camaro Trans Am at Queensland Raceway this weekend from 5-7 August.

was earlier Shane Van Gisbergen reported by AUTO ACTION Although reported to drive a Camaro, Ping was pulled into that project by Van Gisbergen’s Triple Eight team.

“It’s a shame for us. We went to great lengths to get Shane in the car,” Shaw said at the time, citing “political pressure” as the reason behind canning the project.

But Shaw is now happy to have a talented supercar driver like Brody at the wheel of the Camaro.

“As a result of SVG restrictions, Brodie has the opportunity to drive my Trans Am car,” says Shaw.

“During conversations with Barry Ryan[Erebus Motorsports Team Principal]it just seemed like a good fit. Brodie spent several seasons in a NASCAR-style car.

“He is a very talented driver and has a great relationship with the team at Norwell Motorplex, where our cars are based.”

Shaw added a bit of conversation with Ryan about his Erebus driver being in the Turtle Wax Trans Am series.

“Barry is a hardcore racer and passionate about promoting drivers. He wants to see his drivers in race cars and see them rack up the miles.” Will Brown races for TCR, so it’s not strange for him to allow drivers to test drive other different cars.

“The more we race, the more drivers and their teams build fan bases.

An up-and-coming supercar star and extremely versatile driver, Kostecki scored a hard-fought podium finish at race 23 of the weekend’s SuperSprint event, The Bend.

After a career in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East, where he finished 18th in his second season, including two pole positions, it’s kind of a return to his American roots for the Western Australian racer.

Supercar Brody Kostek at the wheel of Tim Shaw’s Trans-Am Camaro

Kostecki talks about the Trans-Am parallels and hopes you can help him in Queensland.

“The Trans-Am car is pretty similar to the one I drove in America a few years ago,” says Kostecki.

“They have the same tires and the cars are built relatively the same.

“I’m thrilled to get a call from Tim to drive his car. I’ll race anything with four wheels and a roof. That’s what I’m all about.”

“I love hard racing and this is a very competitive series up front.

“I’m pretty competitive. I want to go and do the best I can. I want to bring home a trophy, but we’ll see how the weekend goes.”

The next round of racing saw the talented field join an already hard-fought series, with talented young Aussie Racing Cars driver Tom Hayman unveiled in Seton’s Mustang.

The race can be watched live on Stan Sports on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Brody Kostecki Confirmed To Make Trans-Am Debut

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