Another Top-10 for Kicera at Lime Rock
June 11, 2021
(High Point, NC) The Trans Am Series event at Lime Rock Park, held over Memorial Day weekend, threw just about every condition possible at the teams competing in TA2. Saturday’s test session was wet followed by a dry official practice session. Qualifying on Monday morning saw teams select wet tires for the damp track, which fully dried ahead of the TA2 feature race that shortly followed.
Silver hare racing driver Tyler Kicera (No.5 Silver Hare Mustang) led the wet testing session for a time, ending up P4 and then P5 in the dry practice. Despite his top-five pace in practice, Kicera struggled in qualifying, ending up P12 with team owner Maurice Hull in P18.
Starting back in the field, having proved the pace of his Silver Hare Mustang earlier in the weekend, Kicera looked to make a charge forward. He did just that, and by lap-six he found himself in fierce battle for fifth with Misha Goikhberg and Keith Prociuk. Kicera cleared Prociuk on lap-thirteen for fifth position and continued his charge forward. By lap twenty-three, Kicera had tracked down fourth place runner, Connor Mosack, when a full course yellow slowed the field.
Fifth was as high as Kicera made it before running slightly wide at turn seven on lap forty-four, packing the grill of his Mustang with grass. Kicera backslid three spots over the six laps of the race, finishing P8 with Maurice Hull in P13.
“Considering the pace we showed on Saturday, to say we were disappointed with our qualifying effort would be an understatement”, said Kicera. “I knew in race trim we were going to move forward, and I was really happy with our pace early on. After making it up to fifth, something changed in the handling after that early caution and I just stalled out there. I continued pushing really hard and unfortunately had a slight off, which forced me to give up spots trying to get the grass off my grill and bring down the temps. Overall, we had good pace this weekend, the team continues to make progress and I’m looking forward to Mid Ohio in a few weeks.”
Kicera, Hull and The Trans Am Series heads to Mid Ohio June 25-27 where team manager, Michael Self, will be resuming driving duties behind the wheel of the Sinclair Oils Chevrolet.
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