Connor Zilisch Caps 2022 with Season’s First Podium

16-Year-Old’s Second-Place Run Includes Fastest Overall Race Lap; Maurice Hull Comes Home 32nd in Eventful Trans Am TA2 Finale




Date: Nov. 6, 2022

Event: Mission Foods Austin SpeedTour (Round 12 of 12)

Series: Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli

Division: TA2

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

Layout: 3.426-mile, 20-turn road course

Format: 30 laps or 75 minutes

Weather: Sunny, high-70s

Race Winner: Thomas Merrill of Mike Cope Racing

Silver Hare Racing:

●  Connor Zilisch – Started 2nd, Finished 2nd (Running, completed 26/26 laps)

●  Maurice Hull – Started 41st, Finished 32nd (Running, completed 26/26 laps)

Connor Zilisch, driver, No. 5 Silver Hare Racing/KHI Management Chevrolet Camaro:

“After the year we’ve had, it’s hard to be upset with a second-place finish. We’ve had bad luck all year, we’ve had some bad races the last three races, so to come out here in the last race of the year and to get up on the podium with a fighting chance at the win is something I’m really proud of. And I’m really proud of the whole Silver Hare team for sticking with me and keeping me motivated, and everyone else staying motivated, that means a lot. I want to thank Laura and Maurice Hull (co-owners) for trusting me with their car and giving me this opportunity this year. Just to be able to finish off the year like this is super special and I’m super excited for next year. Aggression was kind of my enemy the last three races, so I just wanted to be patient and finish a race, and I knew what he (Thomas Merrill, race winner and TA2 champion) was fighting for, and I didn’t want to be that guy to go out there and really not only make him upset but make a lot of this paddock upset. Congrats to Thomas for an awesome race. He was incredible all year, a great mentor to me and all the other young kids out here. Just super thankful to be competing in this series and being able to race against these guys.”

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