TeamSLR Trans Am Race Report from Lime Rock

June 1, 2021

TeamSLR Trans Am Race Report from Lime Rock

Machavern, Mosack Finish Second, Fourth in Fourth Points-Paying Race of 2021

 

Overview:

Date:  May 31, 2021

Event:  Trans Am Memorial Day Classic (Round 4 of 12)

Series:  Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli (TA2)

Location:  Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut

Layout:  1.478-mile, seven-turn road course

Format:  68 laps or 65 minutes

Race Winner:  Mike Skeen of Stevens Miller Racing

TeamSLR:

• Dillon Machavern – Started 6th, Finished 2nd (Running, completed 66/66 laps)

• Connor Mosack – Started 3rd, Finished 4th (Running, completed 66/66 laps)

 

Dillon Machavern, Driver No. 92, TeamSLR 

“I forgot how physical it is to drive these cars compared to the IMSA cars that have traction control and ABS. I’m a little worn out. It was a really awesome race. The Lagasse guys put a great car under me. I didn’t really know what to expect since we had so much wet and only one dry session to figure it out. The team made a huge effort to put a good car on track for the race. After starting sixth, we had to pick our way through the field and the hard work of the team paid off. Traffic played a factor in typical Lime Rock fashion. After that last restart, we were basically running qualifying laps for the last 20 laps or so. The car stayed under me and we were able to get a good second-place finish. I’m just really happy to back in a Trans Am car.”

 

Connor Mosack, Driver No. 28, TeamSLR:

“Overall, we had a pretty good weekend in the Nic Tailor/IFS SLR/M1 Racecars Camaro. Lime Rock is a tight, fun track and you always have to be up on the wheel, which is something I like. I think we could’ve qualified a little better, but strategy toward the end of the session by other teams did not go our way. We did not have the speed we wanted at the beginning of the race, but it came to us toward the end. We’re happy with a fourth-place finish in our first time being here. We worked hard all weekend to be in that position and I think we’ll be really good at Mid-Ohio in a few weeks.”

 

Next Up:           

The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli heads to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course June 24-26 for its fifth points-paying race of the 2021 season. Practice at the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course in Lexington, Ohio, begins June 24 with qualifying June 25 and the race taking place on June 26. Coverage will be livestreamed via the Trans Am by Pirelli Racing App, which can be downloaded on Apple iOS and Android Google Play. The app features high-definition onboard footage and real-time data, including live timing and scoring. A week pass can be purchased for $9.99, or an annual pass for $59.99. (NOTE: Downloading the app is free and free content is available, but a subscription is needed to watch live, on-track action.)

 

About TeamSLR:            

 

TeamSLR competes fulltime in the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli in a multifaceted effort that includes dedicated entries in the TA2 division, customer programs, driver coaching and car construction. Its history dates back to 1985 and covers a wide spectrum of motorsports, including NASCAR, IMSA, SCCA, ARCA and ASA. TeamSLR is a family-owned organization run by Scott Lagasse Sr., and Scott Lagasse Jr., The father-and-son duo have combined to win more than 100 races and seven championships across a variety of series and styles of racecars, from paved ovals to road courses to dirt tracks. For more information, please visit us online at www.TeamSLR.com, on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram and on LinkedIn.

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