Trans Am FirstEnergy MId-Ohio 100 (CBS Sports Replay)
October 18, 2019
Not only fighting against his competitors, Rafa Matos was also fighting off an illness, but the defending champion didn’t let that keep him down as he captured his fourth pole of the 2019 season. Driving the No. 88 3Dimensional Services Group Chevrolet Camaro, Matos was able to eclipse TA2 points leader Marc Miller by seven hundredths of a second with a fast time of 1:51.197-seconds on his third flying lap.
Published on Aug 24, 2019 ) Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli pilot Rafa Matos drove like a man on a mission in Saturday morning’s Ryan Companies Muscle Car Challenge at Road America, leading flag to flag to score his third Trans Am by Pirelli TA2 powered by AEM victory of the season.
Chris Dyson earned his second pole of the season in the No. 20 Plaid Ford Mustang, touring the 4.024-mile circuit in 2:04.550-seconds. He enters Round 7 of the 2019 campaign with a five-point lead in the TA standings over second-fastest qualifier Ernie Francis Jr., who ran 2:04.790-seconds in the No. 98 Frameless Shower Doors Ford Mustang.
With a stable Trans Am presented by Pirelli rules package that delivers close racing, powerful machines that skip the driver aids and put the racing in the drivers hands, and a schedule that includes some of the most iconic race tracks on the continent, the TA2 powered by AEM class has become a popular choice for up-and-coming NASCAR talent
The FirstEnergy Mid-Ohio 100, featuring the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli’s Trans Am, SuperGT and GT classes, saw a dogfight at the front of the field for the entire 43-lap race Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In the end Ernie Francis Jr. managed to keep Chris Dyson in his rear-view mirror to capture his third victory of the season. In the SGT class, Mark Boden took the green flag from pole and never looked back, opening a lead of over 23 seconds over second place Ken Thwaits before the race-ending yellow came out.
TA2 powered by AEM championship leader Marc Miller made a pass early in Lap 1 and held on for the victory Saturday in the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli’s FirstEnergy Muscle Car Challenge for the TA2 class at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.