Trans Am driver Jackson Rice gives a kind gesture to three Bathurst racing fans | western avocado

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While it may not have meant much to Trans Am driver Jackson Rice, his small act of kindness made all the difference to three Bathurst motor racing fans. Standing at Mount Panorama on Friday for the Bathurst Six Hour, Henry McCurley, 10, Charlotte McCurley, 12, and Mitchell Rehfisch, 16, came across the tent of the Victorian driver, who was more than eager to show them around. Unfortunately for the young driver from Albury-Wodonga, he suffered a crash on Saturday but was able to return to the track on Sunday after his team had worked all night. READ MORE: The three racing fans would return to Rice’s tent on Sunday, where they received racing memorabilia and even parts of Rice’s damaged car. Henry McCurley said he was delighted to have met Rice. “We all had to sit in the car and explain everything. He told us everything that happens when he’s in the car,” he said. “I had never been in a race car before. It was a really fun experience. Little things in life can make a big difference.” Charlotte McCurley agreed with her younger brother, saying it was an exciting opportunity. “He was really good, he was talking to us,” she said. “If we had a question, he would answer it most of the time. He was our favorite Trans Am driver.” Rice ultimately finished the Trans Am series in 21st place overall, finishing 17th in race one, having failed to finish in race two due to his crash, and 17th again in race three. He raced in a Dodge Challenger for Dream Racing Australia, alongside Elliot Barbour and Craig Scutella. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:



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