Sydney young gun Edan Thornburrow has confirmed he will compete in the National Trans Am Series in 2021.
The 2019 Motorsport Australia Young Driver of the Year will steer his family-run Ford Mustang as part of the Australian Racing Group category.
Thornburrow will make his debut in the National Trans Am Series at the Race Tasmania event at Symmons Plains before the category joins the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships for the remainder of 2021.
The 17-year-old has predominantly raced in production cars until now, earning the Young Driver of the Year accolades for his impressive race craft and attitude.
“Compared to racing my Toyota 86 in production cars, the Trans Am is just so raw. I love it,” Thornburrow said.
“I was gradually building up to speed in my first test, and I had a few moments when I started to push, but it is definitely a logical step for me, coming out of production cars.
“There were a few driving techniques that I’ve been able to transfer over from the 86, but the Trans Am is certainly a new beast.
“Next year is really a learning year. There’s a lot of tracks that I haven’t driven on, so I don’t really have any expectations. By the end of the year, if I am competing up near the top five, I’d be stoked with that.
“And the Trans Am class is so good. It’s cost effective, the cars are awesome and its the best step for our family team.”
The National Trans Am Series begins at Race Tasmania on 24-26 January 2021.