SLR/Fields Racing to Road Atlanta with Mayer, Mosler and Lagasse Jr.
March 26, 2019
St. Augustine, FL (March 26, 2019)- TeamSLR/Fields Racing will enter three Chevrolet Camaro's in the Trans Am presented by Pirelli race at Road Atlanta this weekend. This will be the second race of the season for Trans Am.
Sam Mayer, a part of Team Chevy's Driver's Edge development program, will be making his first Trans Am series start this weekend at Road Atlanta. Mayer races full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series for GMS Racing, and will be making select starts in the ARCA Menards Series and the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck series.
Team SLR co-owner Scott Lagasse Sr. watched the young racer compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season opener at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida last month and was impressed with what he saw.
"Sam made some smart decisions on the track in that race. He had several chances to make a mess but he kept himself in check and did a nice job. I enjoyed talking with him and getting to know him. We're bringing him to a track that is very technical in nature. Road Atlanta has a couple of different blind corners and it takes a lot of laps to really master. He raced well in the K&N car at Watkins Glen last year, so we know that he has a feel for a road course in stock cars, but this will be a very different experience for him both in terms of the type of car and the complexity of the course."
For his part, Mayer says he knows that Road Atlanta will be both challenging and educational, and says he's ready for the challenge.
"I'm never afraid of a challenge," he smiled. "I love racing on road courses. For me, the chance to go run a Trans Am Chevrolet Camaro at Road Atlanta will be fun, and I know I'm going to learn a lot racing against drivers who have done this type of racing for a long time. But I will have some of the best teachers in Scott Lagasse and his team, so I'm confident that I can get up to speed and do well. I am thankful for the opportunity to race with Team SLR at Road Atlanta."
"I'm looking forward to working with Sam on the track and sharing my experience," said Lagasse Jr. "Even though he is only 15 years old, he has a vast amount of race experience. We should be able help him reduce the learning curve a bit and I'm sure he will do well as he gets laps."
Scott Lagasse Jr. will be in the No. 92 M1 Racecars SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™/American Cancer Society/FightCRC/ Jack Wilson Chevrolet Camaro for this weekends race. Lagasse Jr. is planning to improve on his 4th place finish last year at the famed Road Atlanta track, and follow up his podium finish at Sebring in early March.
Jacob Mosler will be heading to Road Atlanta in his No. 17 TA2 car for the first time. However, this is not Mosler's first trip to the 2.54 mile course, as he has run many different cars and series at Road Atlanta. Mosler is looking to improve on his 14th place finish at Sebring earlier this year.
About Sam Mayer:
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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).
About Jacob Mosler:
Jacob started working around motorsports with his father at a young age. However, Mosler did not start driving cars until just a few years ago, where began working through club racing and driving a variety of cars. During his brief racing career, he met the Lagasse's and SLR, and made the transition to racing a Trans Am TA2 car.