SLR/FIELDS-M1 FASTRACK SHOW PROMISE IN SEBRING
March 4, 2019
St. Augustine, FL (March 4, 2019) On Sunday, SLR/Fields Drivers Scott Lagasse Jr. and Jacob Mosler, both driving Chevrolet Camaros competed in the Trans Am TA2 Race powered by AEM Infinity at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida. This was the 2019 season opening race for the Trans Am Series.
The SLR/Fields Racing Team prepared throughout the winter for the 13 race schedule including building a third car to be raced at the upcoming Road Atlanta event on March 28-31.
Scott Lagasse Jr. Race Update:
With a goal of racing the entire series, the team and Scott Jr. are optimistic that they can be competitive throughout the season avoiding issues that cost points along the way. Scotty was one of the fastest cars in Saturday's morning practice session. Qualifying later in the day, Scotty would end up 4th place once the dust settled with a lap time of 2:08:696, which was a few tenths off of the pole. Once the green flag flew on Sunday morning, Scotty was fast and ran some of the most consistent lap times, as he worked his way to a well-deserved 3rd place finish.
"It's great to start this season off with a podium finish. Sebring hasn't been my best track, but I like it and I don't feel like I'm leaving much on the table at this point. Our TeamSLR/Fields Racing/ M1 Fastrack Racecar powered by SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™/American Cancer Society/FightCRC and Jack Wilson Chevrolet was strong. Chris, Lee, and all of the guys did a great job improving the car, allowing us to come away with a respectable finish. I'm anxious to get to Road Atlanta in a few weeks," said Scott Lagasse Jr.
Jacob Mosler Race Update:
Jacob and the team had some issues that limited track time for the Rookie of the Year contender on Friday, reducing the number of laps for Jacob and for the team to tune the car. This is only Jacobs second race ever in a Trans Am car, and every lap is critical to learning and improving the car.
Mosler and his No. 17 TeamSLR/Fields and M1 Fastrack Racecars would start the 100-mile race from the 21st position. Once the green flag flew, Mosler quickly worked his way into the Top-15 by lap 5. Soon after, he lost second gear in the transmission forcing him to make the best of a slow accelerating racecar. Even without 2nd gear, Mosler fought tough, and would finish in the 14th position.
"It was a good weekend for us. The team and I learned a lot that we can apply to races this season. It was a tough race, especially losing 2nd gear, but we kept the car in one piece. This series is great and I am looking forward to getting back in the car at Road Atlanta," said Mosler.
"Jacob and Scotty both did great jobs in the driver's seat. Sometimes you have to base your success on your personal performance, and not on the final results. Drivers know how they perform, and many times don't get the results they deserve. Jacob was impressive for his second race, and used his head, earning a good finish. This will allow the team to focus on resolving the problem and making the car better for the next race," said Scott Lagasse Sr.
Next Race: March 28-31, 2019 at Road Atlanta for Round 2 of the 2019 Trans Am Season. TeamSLR/Fields Racing will have three cars there, and will announce the driver of the No. 96 in the next week!
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About Scott Lagasse Jr.:
Scott Jr. (Scotty) has been a driven individual from an early age, excelling in sports and as a high achiever in school, earning a college degree through the Bright Futures Scholar Program. Scotty's commitment to excel in racing began at age 7 and includes winning races in motocross, karting, and many forms of auto racing. He is a mentor and role model to our younger generation, an avid cyclist and recognized advocate for Bicycle and Pedestrian safety. Please visit www.teamslr.com. Keep up to date with Scotty by following him on Twitter: @scottlagasse FACEBOOK: /scottlagassejr
About Screen Your Machine™:
SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ is Scott Lagasse Jr.'s personal and passionate quest to encourage people to be screened for all types of cancer. Scott is alive and healthy today, as a colon cancer survivor, because he got a check-up when he felt something "not quite right" with his body while training for a triathlon. Scott is an outspoken proponent for cancer screening and official ambassador for The American Cancer Society (cancer.org/screen) and Fight Colorectal Cancer ( FightCRC.org).