Victory for Silver Hare Racing at Road Atlanta

Sunday’s victory was Silver Hare Racing’s second in the Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers TA2 Series. Its first win came on Nov. 8, 2020 at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, with driver Rafa Matos.

In addition to Sunday’s race win, Silver Hare Racing’s Connor Zilisch earned a pair of contingency awards: the COOLSHIRT Cool Move of the Race for his late pass of leader Thomas Merrill, and the Omagato Watch Fastest Lap of the Race for his lap of 1:24.634 on lap 32 of the 34-lap race.

Connor Zilisch, Driver, No. 7 Silver Hare Racing Chevrolet Camaro:

“What an awesome race. We’ve been working at this for over a year, now, trying to get our first win, and finally being able to do that is really special. All these guys work their tails off and they care about me, and I’m so thankful for them and everything that they’ve done for me. Maurice and Laura (Hull), they’ve taken a chance on me and given me the opportunity to come out here and prove my talent, and we’ve been working hard and finally got our car to the point where we’re really competitive. In the first three races, we’ve been really fast, and to finally put it all together and get on top of the podium, it’s really special to me and for all the guys, as well. Just thankful and ready for the rest of the season. We’ve got ourselves in a good spot here in the championship, just going to keep working hard and getting better. There on that last restart, I knew we didn’t have a lot of time to make a move (on leader Thomas Merrill). I was going to have to do something pretty quick and find a way by him. I knew he had a lot more straight-line speed than me, but every time we’d go into (turn) 10A, I’d always be able to outbrake him. I knew if I could get within a few car lengths, I could get down inside of him and get by him. I did that on that lap and ended up getting by him. Just a wild race – the weather, started further back, had to pass guys, miss corners, rain every now and then. I was honestly a little worried when that big rain shower came at the end because I knew I still had to drive that last lap, and with how competitive these guys are, they’re going to take chances to try and get to my back bumper and I knew I wasn’t going to take a chance to go off the track while I was leading on the last lap. We kept it in one piece after I got by Merrill and came across the line first and got ourselves our first win, finally.”

About Silver Hare Racing:           

Silver Hare Racing is a fulltime competitor in the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli’s newly renamed Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers TA2 Series. 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, visit

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