Maurice Hull, Driver No. 57 Hanes Asphalt & Paving/Carter Bank Silver Hare Racing Chevrolet Camaro:
Date: Oct. 8, 2022
Event: Mission Foods VIR SpeedFest (Round 11 of 12)
Series: Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli
Location: Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Alton
Layout: 3.27-mile, 17-turn road course
Format: 30 laps or 75 minutes
Weather: Sunny, mid-60s
Race Winner: Brent Crews of Nitro Motorsports
Silver Hare Racing:
● Maurice Hull – Started 28th, Finished 17th (Running, completed 31/31 laps)
● Connor Zilisch – Started 6th, Finished 34th (Accident, completed 6/31 laps)
Note: VIR serves as a home race for Silver Hare Racing. The track sits a little more than an hour northeast of the team’s headquarters in High Point, North Carolina, and just four miles as the crow flies from the Waukegan Farms property in Semora, North Carolina, the second home of Hull and his wife and team co-owner, Laura.
“It was just a super weekend to be at our home track. To win the Masters with some great local sponsors – Hanes Asphalt & Paving, Carter Bank, and Davis Roofing – all of whom are partners in our real estate ventures that are subcontractors and do work for all of our properties, it’s nice to be with them and share a victory here. It’s nice to have most of our family here – had two kids, one niece and two grandchildren, neighbors, friends. If you’re at home, everybody comes and it’s a wonderful thing to have a good run, so I’m really tickled and I’m proud of all of them. I’m proud of the effort of our team. The Silver Hare guys did a superb job. It was a long, hard race. It wasn’t really hot – the weather was good – but there was a lot of close racing. So it was a good race weekend, but I really hate that Connor (Zilisch) went off. He’s an exceptionally bright, young talent and he’s got a super future ahead of him. He’s just had a string of bad luck, but we’re going to get that behind us so when we start next year, he’s going to smoke them every time.”
The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli heads to Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, for its season finale Nov. 4-6. The Austin SpeedTour on the 3.46-mile, 20-turn road course begins with a pair of open test sessions on Friday, Oct. 4, followed by practice and qualifying on Saturday, Oct. 5. The weekend culminates with the 30-lap, 75-minute race on Sunday, Oct. 6. Coverage will be livestreamed via SpeedTourTV.com and the SpeedTourTV page on YouTube.
Silver Hare Racing is a fulltime competitor in the TA2 division of the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli. The multicar team has won the TA2 Masters class championship three times (2018, 2019 and 2020) with driver and team co-owner Maurice Hull. Under the leadership of Hull’s wife, co-owner and team manager Laura Hull, Silver Hare Racing provides a variety of services that includes private testing and arrive-and-drive programs. The team offers six, professionally built and maintained TA2 chassis from Howe Racing and operates from a state-of-the-art facility in High Point, North Carolina. For more information, please visit SilverHareRacing.com.