Trans-Am 2 Racing Australia has announced leading importer and converter of US vehicles Performax as a major partner for the inaugural national series to commence in 2018.
Performax is the leader in right-hand-drive conversion technology in the Asia Pacific region, and a dominant force in supplying Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, Nissan and Toyota American pick-up trucks to the Australian market.
The deal will see Performax secure the naming rights for the series set to be known as The Performax Cup.
Trans-Am 2 Category Manager Craig Harris welcomes the new partnership with Performax as a feather in the cap for the growing category.
“We’re thrilled to announce the partnership with Performax and Trans-Am 2 as we expand to a national series in 2018,” said Harris.
“Trans-Am 2 has proven to be a hit with racers and fans both young and old. They’re loud, they’re fast and the racing is spectacular.”
“We look forward to working closely with the team at Performax to showcase their brand across the country.”
Performax International Director Greg Waters said that his company had a long history as a premium importer and converter of American muscle cars.
“That is the essential link in supporting Trans-Am 2 and Performax is delighted to become involved in this growing category,” said Mr Waters.
“Performax American Pickups are the perfect tow-vehicle for drivers and we have a long and successful history of supporting teams involved in motorsport racing throughout Australia.
“Performax is looking forward to a mutually beneficial partnership and a successful 2018 season.”
The category is closing in on a 20 car grid for the 2018 season, as the series welcomes former Touring Car Masters racer Don Dimitriadis and two-time Bathurst 12 Hour winner Garry Holt in a pair of Ford Mustangs.
The 2018 Performax Cup for Trans-Am 2 is due to begin at Winton Motor Raceway on March 10-11 as part of round one of the new Australian Motor Racing Series (AMRS).
Before then, Trans-Am 2 will feature at a major showcase event which will be announced shortly.