Driver’s Edge teen Mayer to make Trans Am debut
Group SLR/Fields Racing will enter 15-year-old midwesterner Sam Mayer within the Trans Am Sequence Introduced by Pirelli race at Street Atlanta this weekend. Mayer, a key member of Group Chevy’s Driver’s Edge Growth program, is racing full-time within the NASCAR Ok&N Professional Sequence for GMS Racing this season together with making choose begins within the ARCA Menards and NASCAR Gander Outside Truck sequence. He might be making his first begin within the Trans Am.
Group SLR co-owner Scott Lagasse Sr. watched the younger racer compete within the Ok&N Professional Sequence East season opener at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida final month and was impressed with what he noticed.
<h2 class="related__header">Extra Trans Am!</h2><a category="block block--related" href="https://racer.com/2019/03/26/trans-am-series-is-georgia-bound-for-round-2/" data-track="-in-article-related-auto"><h2 class="block__title">Trans Am sequence is Georgia-bound for Spherical 2</h2><h2 class="block__title">Dyson, Parsons Jr. added to VROC lineup</h2><h2 class="block__title">Howe Racing Enterprises continues Quick Ahead program</h2></apart> <p>“Sam made some good choices on the observe in that race,” mentioned Lagasse. “He had a number of possibilities to make a large number however he stored himself in examine and did a pleasant job. I loved speaking with him and attending to know him.</p> <p>“We’re bringing him to a observe that could be very technical in nature,” group proprietor Lagasse continued. “Street Atlanta has a few totally different blind corners and it takes plenty of laps to actually grasp. He raced nicely within the Ok&N automotive at Watkins Glen final yr, so we all know that he has a really feel for a highway course in inventory automobiles. However this might be a really totally different expertise for him, each by way of the kind of automotive and the complexity of the course.”</p> <p>For his half, Mayer says he is aware of the Street Atlanta weekend might be each difficult and academic, however says he’s prepared.</p> <p>“I’m by no means afraid of a problem,” he smiled. “I like racing on highway programs. For me, the possibility to race a Trans Am Chevrolet Camaro at Street Atlanta might be enjoyable. I do know I’m going to be taught so much racing towards drivers who've performed such a racing for a very long time, however I'll have a number of the finest academics in Scott [Lagasse] and his group, so I’m assured that I can rise up to hurry and do nicely. I'm grateful for this chance.”</p> <p>The Trans Am, which dates again to 1966, is named America’s Street Racing Sequence. Among the biggest names in motorsports have participated in it over 5 a long time, together with Tommy Kendall, Mark Donohue, Peter Gregg, Bob Tullius, and Wally Dallenbach, Jr., who all have gained Trans Am championships.</p> <p>Street Atlanta will host the Trans-Am Sequence by Pirelli race on March 29-30, the second of 12 races on the 2019 schedule.</p>