TeamSLR Trans Am Race Report from COTA

November 9, 2021

TeamSLR Trans Am Race Report from COTA

Mosack Closes Season with Runnerup Finish, Third in TA2 Championship; Liesfeld 23rd



Date:  Nov. 7, 2021

Event:  Heacock Classic (Round 12 of 12)

Series:  Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli (TA2)

Location:  Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas

Layout:  3.426-mile, 20-turn road course

Format:  30 laps or 75 minutes

Race Winner:  Rafa Matos of Peterson Racing


• Connor Mosack – Started 3rd, Finished 2nd (Running, completed 29/29 laps)

• Chris Liesfeld – Started 26th, Finished 23rd (Running, completed 29/29 laps)


Connor Mosack, Driver No. 28, TeamSLR:

“At the end of the race, I think we had a second-place car. We just didn’t have enough for Rafa (Matos). We were kind of matching lap times with him on the last four or five laps, but I was giving it about all I had and I think he was just riding, saving his stuff. If we would’ve had another restart, we might’ve been able to do something, maybe out-brake him, but he had a little bit of speed on us so it would’ve been a little bit tough to keep him behind us if we had gotten by. So, overall, I’m pretty happy with second for today.”


Chris Liesfeld, Driver No. 96, TeamSLR:

“We didn’t start in the best position, but we were able to work our way through the field. I made some contact with another car and lost some positions. From there, I was struggling with some braking issues and a little bit of handling after making the contact. After working up through the field, I kind of went backward and I finished where I finished. For next year, we’ll be doing some more races, for sure, probably starting in late spring. This year was a good chance to shake the cobwebs off. My advice to young guys who are racing: ‘Don’t stop, because it’s really tough to get back in the groove.’ (Laughs.)”


Next Up:           


The 2022 season for the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli kicks off Feb. 24-27 at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway, the first of 12 events on the TA2 schedule.


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, on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram and on LinkedIn.


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